Principal Dunn Update - October 23, 2022
Posted on 10/23/2022

Feliz octubre,

Halloween Spirit Day at CCE – Monday, October 31

CCE students will have an opportunity to wear a costume to school and in their classroom if they choose to (See Costume Guidelines below). We are not requiring anyone to participate in costume wearing, and if costumes cause a disruption in the classroom teachers may request the student to remove it. The goal is to not spend the day taking costumes off and on, they are permitted to wear them without minimal distraction to the school day. Teachers can have some differences in what activities they will be planning for their students, though please know that teachers will continue to proceed with their regular daily lessons and schedules while incorporating creative academic lessons or activities.

Reminder: All CCE students must be aware and mindful to NOT bring Halloween candies and foods with nuts in the classroom. Eating is not permitted in the classroom.

CCE Halloween Parade, Monday, Oct. 31, 8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m., Playground

1st-6th classrooms will be sitting along the perimeter of the playground track, so each grade-level at a time strolls 1 lap around the track. Parents are invited to take pictures and enjoy the Halloween parade and music.

Costume Guidelines

  • Wearing a costume for the day is optional.
  • Costume items may be available if classroom families help donate some to their student’s classroom.
  • Please follow district and school Dress Code policy, wear appropriate attire without indecency or gore.
  • Student must be identifiable throughout the day. Avoid face paint that completely disguises your facial appearance.
  • Choose a costume that is comfortable and allows for independent adjustments.
  • For safety reasons, we are asking that you leave the following items at home:
    • Weapons, or costume accessories that look like weapons
    • Halloween masks must be left at home
    • Aerosol color sprays or glitter
    • Make-up or face-painting crayons, paint brushes
    • Fake blood
    • Noise making accessories


a touch of understanding

A Touch of Understanding 4th, 5th and 6th Workshops

We are grateful for SIPAT for sponsoring the very inspiring, highly engaging workshops presented by A Touch of Understanding (ATOU) this week at CCE. ATOU is a disabilities awareness program designed to educate students to understand the challenges associated with disabilities and to accept and respect all individuals. Our students learned so much more about visible and invisible disabilities through interactive simulations, stations, and learned from the presenters’ personal experiences exhibited by the ATOU Team.

breast cancer awareness

Breast Cancer Awareness Month at CCE

Our staff showed support wearing pink this past Thursday, October 20 to celebrate our beloved custodian, Mirna “Bea” Olivera’s 2-year anniversary from recovery of breast cancer. Our hope is to support our community members who have had breast cancer touch their lives in any way.

Clubs and Lobo Líderes Start Up at CCE

The CCE Choir Club started their first session last Tuesday. There are under ten spots left, so if you are still interested you may register here. A lottery and waitlist will be available if over ten spots are filled. The CCE Lobos Líderes Team of over 100, 4th/5th/6th students, began planning last week to support our CARES assemblies, programs and events. And finally, the 4th, 5th, 6th, Newspaper Club organized over 50 students in planning for our student-led CCE newspaper written in Español.


Safe Routes to School

I need all your help to ensure the safety of our students, parents and staff at arrival to school each morning, especially during these rainy months!! We have requested the Davis PD issue citations for violations of the vehicle code outside the school. CCE Staff and families have witnessed traffic code violations including speeding, making U-turns in front of the school, right-of-way violations, parking in the crosswalk or in front of resident driveways, parking in the 3-minute loading zone, and parking in the staff parking lot.

Any further issues regarding traffic violations, please contact Davis PD at 530-747-5400.

book  fair

Scholastic Book Fair - Coming Soon!

The library will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair the week of November 14-18th. This event is an important fundraiser for our school library program. Students will be able to shop at the book fair at a scheduled time with their class. We highly encourage families to sign up for Scholastic’s e-wallet for an easy cashless pay option. More details will be shared soon.

youth truth

YouthTruth Survey: October 31 – November 18, 2022

CCE students, staff, and families will be participating in the yearly YouthTruth Student, Family, and Staff Surveys this month. YouthTruth is a national nonprofit that gathers student, family and staff perception data to help educators accelerate improvements in our school. This data will be used by our School Site Council and Climate Committee for decision-making towards our school goals in our School Plan for Student Achievement and broader school engagement goals.


Dia de Muertos, Wed., November 2, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Parent volunteers are needed to support our CCE cultural event, Día de Muertos, sponsored by SIPAT and hosted in our new MPR area. Please consider signing up here to support our school community’s traditional event for our students, staff.

Important Dates & Events

Wednesday, October 26 – CCE Fall Blood Drive
Friday, October 28 – Principal Coffee, 8:30-9:00 p.m.

Monday, October 31 – CCE Halloween Parade, 8:30-8:45 a.m.

Wednesday, November 2 – CCE Día de Muertos school-wide event, 1:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 10 – NO SCHOOL, DJUSD Elementary School Workday

Friday, November 11 – NO SCHOOL, Veteran’s Day National Holiday

Mon., Nov. 14 – Fri., Nov. 18 – Parent-Teacher Conferences, 1st-6th grade Dismissal 1:30 p.m.

Mon., Nov. 21 – Fri., Nov. 25 – NO SCHOOL, Thanksgiving Week Break