Principal Dunn Update, November 8, 2020
Posted on 11/08/2020
Estimados Padres de familia,

Thank you to our Spanish Immersion Parent and Teacher Association (SIPAT) for sponsoring such an amazing Día de Muertos “Spoken Word” Event virtually on Monday, November 2, 2020, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Over 60 CCE and community participants joined with a combined effort from parents, Georgia Wade, Melissa Moreno, Steve Nyholm and Peggy Enderle coordinated a collective and festive debut from poet, Ernesto Garay, CCE students and families who sang songs, played music, wrote and read aloud poems. In addition, virtual musical performances by Mariachi Puente with special visit from co-directors Hiram and Ximena Jackson were major contributors in support of our school wide event. Finally, the event concluded with a CCE Dia de los muertos Virtual Ofrenda presentation where members of our community honored a love one in special memory.

School events such as this is continuing to build community and resilience, and I look forward to finding many more ways to connect with one another safely during these times.


Sra. Dunn


Día de los muertos “Coco” CCE Staff Video

A special thank you to the collaboration of Emma Turnbull and Kaitlin Post for orchestrating the CCE Staff “Coco” Video to share with our school community to celebrate Día de los Muertos. You may access the video here.

1st Grade Virtual Concert Performance

Thank you 1st grade teachers and SIPAT for coordinating a wonderful Hispanic-Latinx concert with performing artist, Nathalia! Her original music with drum, guitar and voice, featured songs about the Amazon Rainforest, Frida Khalo, and much more. Please find the lyrics to her songs in this attachment. Hispanic Heritage Guide.pdf


Elementary Parent-Teacher Conferences

Teacher Conferences are scheduled to take place the week of November 16-20, 2020 for all TK-6th grade families. Conferences will be in a virtual format and your child’s teacher will send a letter with Zoom link meeting invitation soon. Please note that teachers may be adjusting their live synchronous and asynchronous instruction this week in order to accommodate parent schedules for conferencing. If needed, conference appointments may be scheduled during morning hours or before or after the Elementary Conference Week.

New Elementary Report Cards

New Elementary Report Cards modified this fall to focus on academic feedback on essential skills will be shared during conferences and mailed home the week of December 1. Teachers will also share comments on your students’ progress toward our Graduate Profile characteristics of Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, Civic and Cultural Awareness, Creativity and Innovation, and Adaptability and Resilience. Examples of the Elementary Distance Learning Report Card can be found at this DJUSD website.

DJUSD Library Circulation

During Distance Learning, a few selected schools will be providing library book check out to DJUSD students. Each library has a different check out procedure, so please make sure to follow the directions from the school you select. To learn more, please visit the DJUSD Website here.

CCE Apparel Orders Placed before October 22nd, are Ready for Pickup!

Your apparel order will be available at the CCE lunch tables (next to the Multi-Purpose Room) during the next CCE curbside pickup event on Tuesday, November 10, 3:30-5:30 p.m. For more information, or if you are unable to make the November 10 pickup, please contact Agustin Antunez, SIPAT Apparel Coordinator (

If you have not placed your CCE apparel order yet (, please do so by November 15. This is the last day for SIPAT to place its final order, and there will be no new inventory after this date.

Angst: A film to Raise Awareness Around Anxiety

Students, staff, and families should register soon to view this film between November 14 - 16 and then attend a virtual panel to discuss the film. Watch the trailer video.


DJUSD Return to Campus Family Survey - Deadline November 8

DJUSD is currently implementing Phase 2 of our Return to Campus Plan, bringing students with the most urgent needs back to campus. In preparation for our next steps, we want to hear from our staff and families about what is important to you now and for the rest of this school year. Please take a moment to take the DJUSD Return to Campus Family Survey and share your thoughts about what is important to your family. Your individual responses will be kept completely confidential. Deadline to participate in this survey is 5 p.m. on Sunday, November 8. For more information about our Return to Campus planning, visit our website


Encuesta sobre el regreso al campus para familias - Plazo: 8 de noviembre

Actualmente, el DJUSD está implementando la Fase 2 del plan de regreso al campus, para que los estudiantes con necesidades más urgentes regresen al campus. Para prepararnos para los próximos pasos, queremos tener la opinión del personal y las familias sobre ¿qué es importante para ustedes ahora y por el resto de este año escolar? Tómese un momento para realizar la Encuesta de regreso al campus para familias del DJUSD y compartir lo que considera que es importante para su familia. Sus respuestas individuales se mantendrán completamente confidenciales. El plazo para participar en esta encuesta se termina el domingo, 8 de noviembre, a las 5 p. m. Para obtener más información sobre la planificación del regreso al campus, visite nuestro sitio web

Enlace a encuesta familiar:

Upcoming Events

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