Principal Dunn Update, November 1, 2020.
Posted on 11/01/2020

Queridos padres de familia de la primaria César Chávez,

I appreciate you taking the time each week to read my Principal weekly updates! I realize there is so much information parents receive at this time, though I hope you find these weekly updates with “Highlights”, “Updates” and “Reminders” useful. This Fall and Winter, the teachers and I only hope that you and your child/children are maintaining emotional and physical wellness and want you to know we are here in support. Teachers look forward to meeting with you Monday, November 16 through to Friday, November 20 for Parent-Teacher Conference Week (a separate letter will be sent to parents soon).


Sra. Dunn


CCE Noche de Noche de Leer en Pijamas – Pajama Reading Night
It was a remarkable CCE K-6th grade student turnout for Spooky Literary Read Alouds by teachers, Sra. Jonas, Sra. Burgess, Sra. Post, Sra. Dunbarr and Sra. Ramirez. What a BOO-tiful Library event!


Distance Learning Substitute Teacher Update

DJUSD has established a new substitute teacher system that equips a small pool of returning subs to help support Distance Learning should a teacher be unavailable during the live synchronous time. While it is a very limited pool of substitutes available at any given time, the Principal or any support staff will do their best to cover the class for the classroom teacher if available. If in event your child’s teacher is absent or is experiencing internet outages, the Office Staff will do their best to reach the families of the classroom. I apologize in advance regarding this new system as it is unfamiliar and we are learning best ways to respond to immediate or unexpected occurrences as they arrive.

CCE Lifetouch Picture Day

A date has been tentatively been scheduled for mid-January 2021. As we get closer to the date, we will inform all CCE families and staff on the status and plans. We thank you for your patience!


CCE Día de Muertos Virtual Celebration: Poetry and Song

CCE Students/Families are invited to share a poem or song (3-5 min max) for this SIPAT sponsored event scheduled for November 2, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Special Performance by Poet Ernesto Gary and music by Mariachi Puente. Please sign up with SIPAT Leader, Georgia Boyde Wade,

CCE Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) Virtual Ofrenda

All CCE Families and Staff are invited to contribute to the CCE Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) Virtual Ofrenda from now until November 1st. To contribute a photo and message about a loved one, email it to SIPAT sponsored point person, Georgia Boyd Wade

School Site Council CCE Family Survey

More so than ever we need your input and feedback. Your responses to these questions will help to better understand what families and their children need during the 2020-21 school year. We will use this feedback to engage families, build trust, and establish channels for two-way communication. Questions specific to this survey can be directed to

You can access the Survey here.

CCE Scholastic Book Fair Online

October 26th – November 8th! All purchases benefit our school library and connect kids with new books, favorite characters, complete series, and more.

You’ll love the NEW option to shop for Book Fair exclusives directly from the interactive booklist and enjoy these special online shopping features:

  • Over 6,000 items, including new releases, best sellers, and value packs
  • All orders ship direct to home
  • FREE shipping on book-only orders over $25*
  • All purchases support our school and earn 25% in rewards

Upcoming Events

November 2 – Virtual CCE SIPAT Día de Muertos Celebración, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Mighty Networks
November 10 – CCE Curriculum & Materials Pickup, 3:30-5:30 p.m., MPR
November 11 – NO SCHOOL, Veteran’s Day Holiday
November 13 – NO SCHOOL, Elementary Teacher Work Day
November 16-20 – Parent Teacher Conferences
November 18 – School Site Council Meeting, 4:30-6:00p.m., Zoom
November 23-27 – NO SCHOOL, Thanksgiving Holiday