Principal Dunn Update - October 9, 2022
Posted on 10/09/2022

Saludos familias de CCE,

This week, CCE will be participating in La semana de Seguridad/Safety Week where staff and students will be trained on emergency protocols and various drills on campus. Our staff has found that it is best if you discuss the drills listed below with your child AFTER they take place. Most often, when parents have tried to prepare their children for school safety drills by discussing them ahead of time at home, the children create frightening scenarios which they may share with peers at school.

For this reason, CCE staff prioritize explaining/practicing the context of emergency procedures with their students first, then actually practicing in the drill schoolwide helps children immensely. The children realize that it isn’t scary after all and that practicing safety drills is a necessary precaution.

Please visit our DJUSD website here to learn more about the types of actions a school might take in the event of an emergency.

  • Mon, October 10 – Shelter in Place and DJUSD TEST Communications text and phone call-10:00 a.m. to CCE Families only
  • Tues, Oct. 11 – Earthquake Drill
  • Wed., Oct. 12 – Fire Drill
  • Thurs., Oct. 13 – Lockdown Drill
  • Fri., October 14 – Teacher/Staff Down Drill

Muchas gracias,

Sra. Dunn


tool museum

6th grade Tool Museum
The sixth-grade students from Sra. Barba’s, Sra. McClintock’s, and Sra. Sureda’s classrooms displayed their Early Human Tools for 1st-5th grade students who toured the classroom museum displays this past Monday.

Custodian Appreciation Day

CCE Staff shared our deepest gratitude for our two custodian’s, Mirna “Bea” Olvera and Emma Gomez, both recognized for their combined 50+ years of service in our district. We celebrated them with an ice cream social gathering.


CCE Choir Club Registration Open

Spanish Immersion Parent and Teacher (SIPAT) association and César Chávez Elementary School will be establishing a CCE Choir Club this school year. Choir Club will meet before school 7:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. every Tuesday in the new CCE Music room, starting Tuesday, October 18.

CCE Parent, Emma Turnbull, will serve as our Choir instructor with 35, 4th-6th grade student participants selected via a lottery with waitlist. There will be up to 20 spots for 4th graders and 15 spots for 5th-6th graders. If your child is interested in joining, please fill out this form for pre-registration.

Registration closes October 10, 8:00 p.m. All late registrations will be placed on a waitlist.

Digital Citizenship Week: Oct 17-21

At CCE, students learn how to be good digital citizens who use technology responsibly, respectfully, and safely. In the library during Digital Citizenship Week, students in grades 4-5 will be learning about the importance of creating strong and secure passwords. In January, students in grades 4-6 will engage in a longer unit about digital citizenships. These concepts are incorporated into lessons throughout the school year in the library as well as all classrooms.

Here is a family activity from Common Sense Media about creating strong and secure passwords:

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DJUSD Strategic Plan

Any CCE community member is encouraged to serve as a member of our DJUSD Core Planning Team. The team will consist of a cross-section of all communities of interest, including students, parents, community representatives, teachers, administrators, and staff. Members of our School Board will be involved as well. If you are interested to learn more and review the Core Planning Team meeting dates please visit this website.

Important Dates & Events

Mon., Oct. 10-Fri., Oct 14 – CCE Safety Week

Thursday, October 20 – CCE Picture Day Retake

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.