Principal Dunn Update - October 30, 2022
Posted on 10/30/2022

CCE Community,

Last Friday, we held our very first César CARES assembly in our new MPR!  Congratulations to our September and October Super Lobos for demonstrating their CARES and for participating in the assembly activities the Lobo Líderes organized for them.

1st grade:  Rhea Athalye, Lucinda Buchannan-Cello, Gianna Fruzza, Scarlett Long, Nadia Ngo, Evelyn Stein, Carter Arriaga, Brauden Vazquez-Avila, Genevieve Peek, Ariel Chavez, Elisa Krause, Eli Pro, Noa Dayan, Colette Tremblay, Maggie Gish, and Corrinne Stevenson.

2nd grade: Elliot Johnston, Ben Klein, Elena Lopes, William Mielenz, Elodie Reynolds, Xitlatli Unzueta, Katherine Cullison, Nadia Ocampo, Mukut Barua, Jocelyn Siegel, Luke Pinkerton, Nicolas Olivera Castillo, Jacobo Heringer, Phoenix McMains, Erick Estrada Gasca, Nico Chartrand, and Levi Cuevas Meza.

3rd grade:  Gigi Pinkerton, Jessie Silbaugh, Ben Anderson, Parker Blankenship, Marco Guerra-McFarlane, Hawk Hamilton, Gabriella Harrington-Rosi, Lenin Jimenez, Carl Akers, Amaya Bohm, Cameron Gill-Dennis, Julia Lin, Ellie Esseff, and Sophia Glass.

4th grade:  Adison Burger, Kate Kwak, Hugo Jocoy, Keira McMillen, Miquel Villaran, Bonnie Wade, Aria Barbulesco, Eli Dillman, Rory Fletcher, Arthur Hatton, Ina Mitloehner, Rubie Kasuga, Eva Valle, Tai Nguyen, Alicia Ross-Ibarra, Andrew Bassett, and Penelope Gutierrez.

5th grade:  Sophia Chan, Natalya Castro, William Gaytan, Ada Jacobs, Andrew Darnell, Andrew Wong, Rowan Taylor, Ilona Parker, Juliana Canel Gomez, Yuri Grafman, Walker Thompson, Gwen Thompson, Emilio Perez, Valentina Acevedo Paz, Wesley Manning, Lauren Hart, David York, and Emma Applebaum.

6th grade:  Maia Castano de Andrade, Maureen Cullison, Hope Heringer, Amy Kumimoto, Helena Still, Geo Vargas, Ixchel Moreno-Nyholm, Charlie Posner, Simone Cowgill, Evan Green, Stella Hay, Phoebe Kasuga, Alba Collins, Ansel Le, Edward Meza, Neesha Singapuri, Mary Steidlmayer, and Alexander Takei.

With CARES pride,

Sra. Dunn


blood drive 

CCE Blood Drive – Honoring Micah and Oli

Vitalant and our CCE Blood Drive coordinators set a goal of 21 lifesaving pints of blood, “… and together we collected 28 pints!  So, if every pint of blood has the potential to save up to three lives, that means that up to 84 lives can be impacted because of your efforts.”  ¡Sí se puede!


Día de Muertos celebration
Please join us for CCE’s annual Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration on Wednesday, November 2 from 1:30 to 3:30pm. The event will include activities (face paint, rock painting, lotería, paper-flower making), snacks (pan dulce, chocolate, blue chips, and a nopal (cactus) salad), and dancing to the beat of Bomba Fried Rice! There will also be a community ofrenda to remember and celebrate the lives of departed loved ones. We still really need volunteers, so please Click here to sign up for open slots. 



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

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.


Important Dates & Events

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