Principal Dunn Update - June 1, 2021.
Posted on 06/01/2021


As we enter into our last two weeks of the 2020-21 school year, there are many school and classroom activities that achieve an optimistic closure of such a challenging year. This Wednesday, June 2 at 4:00 p.m. will be our first ever CCE Variety Show on Zoom – We hope you can attend and celebrate the many talents our CCE students will showcase.

Thank you for taking the time to read more about our school’s highlights, updates and reminders below. Next Sunday’s Principal Dunn Update will be the final for the school year.

Sra. Dunn


garden mural

Garden Mural – SIPAT Art Project

Resident CCE Mural Artist, Jaime Montiel, with 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade students are finishing up the Mural Project this week. Thanks to the 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade Teachers and Parent Volunteers who help Jaime and students paint in the garden themed sections.

Science hot air baloons

Up, Up and Away!!

6th grade Science Teacher, Melody Ewey, and her 6th graders took advantage of the late Spring weather to launch the students’ Hot Air Balloons!

César Chávez Elementary Sign Restored

Last week, our school sign was restored, repainted and reinstalled at the front of the school. In addition to our current sign restoration, we are excited to showcase our new CARES signs that will be installed before the 2021-22 school year. Thank you to SIPAT for helping fund this PBIS project!

Extracurricular Activities Will Continue in 2021-22

Our three school clubs, Dance Club, Ecologistas en Acción and Running Club will convert into afterschool programs at CCE during the 2021-22 school year. Many thanks to our Parent Volunteers for leading this work, as we will begin planning and offering Fall and Spring sessions for our incoming K-6 students.


CCE Library Update

All Library books are now due to the blue Library Return Bin by the office.

All textbooks should be returned to classrooms by June 4th.

Battle of the Books

Congratulations to the students who participated in this year’s Battle of the Books!

The winning teams:

  • 4th Grade – Team Medina
  • 5th Grade – Team Solorio-Robertson
  • 6th Grade – Team McClintock

We invite all families to complete this survey that is being conducted to collect opinions and perspectives from Davis Joint Unified School District (DJUSD) parents and guardians about COVID-19 testing, at or near DJUSD schools, in partnership with Healthy Davis Together. Your feedback is very important to us and should take only about 10 minutes to complete. Survey responses are being collected by an independent third-party research company, and your responses will be completely confidential. Only one response per family is requested, and the survey will close at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, June 4. Thank you for your participation!

Celebrations across DJUSD

  • The schedule for the week-long Class of 2021 Celebration will be as follows:
    • Sunday, June 6, Senior Sunday
    • Monday, June 7 Davis Adult School Graduation (6:00 p.m.)
    • Wednesday, June 9 Davis School for Independent Study (10:00 a.m.) and Martin Luther King High School Graduation (7:30 p.m.)
    • Thursday, June 10 Da Vinci Charter Academy (5:00 p.m.) and Davis Senior High School Graduation (8:00 p.m.)
    • Friday, June 11 Davis Senior High School Graduation (8:00 p.m.)


CCE In-Person/Distance Learning Request Form

Only complete this Google Form if you are interested in switching from Distance Learning into In-Person Learning at César Chávez Elementary, or switching from In-Person Learning into Distance Learning. In-person instruction placement requests will be reviewed by sites each Thursday in the order they are received. Families will be consulted and/or notified of in-person activation on Fridays. Please note that transition to in-person instruction relies upon class flexibility. Distance Learning requests will be consulted by parent in collaboration with school staff to support transition and family flexibility.

Círculo de lectura Final Date

Tuesday, June 1 – Return ONLY Círculo Books; students will return their books to the MPR during school hours or Distance Learners may drop off at school.

2021-22 Planning

For the 2021-2022 School year the District is planning on the following:
o Phase 5 Full In-person Learning
o Virtual Academy
o First Day of School on August 25, 2021

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, June 2
– CCE Variety Show, 4:00 p.m., Zoom

Thursday, June 10 – LAST DAY OF 2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR