Principal Dunn Update August 27, 2020
Posted on 08/27/2020

Dear CCE Community,

We are approaching our Fall mid-term this week! I applaud our teachers for doing the impossible from a system that was never designed to accomplish what they are now being asked to do…to ensure all students learn at high levels in Distance Learning! Remember, as long as we continue to actively support one another and our school by being kind to ourselves and those we serve, while setting up new systems and supports to sustain wellness and learning we will persevere and progress a Spanish Immersion school community.

With Creative Courage,

Sra. Dunn


SIPAT Círculo Coordinators

Felisa Yang and Kalani Cullison are SUPER LOBOS and we thank you both for the successful synchronization and provision of our 1st-4th grade Círculo Program Book Exchange. We appreciate you and the many parent volunteers who receive and exchange books each Tuesday evening, so thank you for supporting our Spanish Emergent and Fluent Readers!

Student Assessments

CCE students are beginning to receive quizzes/tests and quick checks for understanding to inform teachers about what their students’ grade-level learning needs are. We respectfully ask that parents refrain from assisting their child/children with any assessment that is assigned to by, or is initiated live with, their classroom teacher(s). Authentic assessment data is needed for teachers to guide their teaching methods, feedback and focused instruction in the essential content and skills. Thank you!

Imagine Learning –Español K-5

Imagine Learning –Español teaches foundation literacy skills through games and activities to accelerate Spanish reading and speaking proficiency. The adaptive instruction moves according to each individual student’s needs. Spanish speaking cultures from around the world are celebrated.

Introduction & Instructions

K-3 Students will sign on through the CLEVER portal that many CCE classrooms currently use. At some point the week of 9/28, a CLEVER button link may appear on Canvas courses for easy access for classrooms new to CLEVER.
Once in Clever, Imagine Learning-Español is launched automatically by clicking on the BLUE ROBOT. (If this does not happen automatically, check that student is signed on using their school google account). Click on the GREEN SQUARE labeled Imagine -Español.

The very first time a student logs on they will take a placement test that determines where in the program a student begins. Students should take the placement independently to ensure receiving instruction that fits their current skills.

Please watch one of the following videos for more information about this new program.

Welcome Families - English

Welcome Families – Spanish

If you need help with the IL program, please email

If you need tech help logging into Clever, please email

under pressure

Davis Parent University


Please join Davis Parent University (DPU) on Monday, October 19, 2020 at 5pm PST for a FREE webinar with Dr. Lisa Damour, renowned psychologist and New York Times bestselling author of Under Pressure.

Come connect and learn:

• The difference between healthy and unhealthy stress and anxiety
• Research-based practical solutions to help young people manage tension, toxic stress, and worries, especially during challenging times
• How to help our sons and daughters build strength and confidence

When: October 19th, 2020 5:00 PM through 6:00 PM PST

Register here. If you are unable to view the webinar at its scheduled time, please register so we can notify you about how to view a recorded version at a future date.

Listen, Laugh and Learn with Davis Parent University!


CARES -Safety Week – Sept 28 – Sept 25

If we act as we should, what would an observer see us doing?
safety week

Materials Curbside Pick-Up

cubside pick up

In preparation for pick-up:

  • Make and post a sign in your car window with your children’s last name(s), grade(s) and teacher(s) name clearly written on it. Place this sign on the front passenger dashboard or window of your car so our staff can easily read it.

All items assembled will have been quarantined for up to 72 hours. You will receive these items in a bag labeled with student’s last name, first name:

  • Essential materials and curriculum for your child/children to support Distance Learning

If you are unable to come to campus during this time, please contact Lynn Alvarez ( to arrange an alternate time to pick up materials/curriculum and SIPAT care package.


  • Drive Southbound on Anderson Road to César Chávez 3-minute Loading Zone.
  • Have your sign with the student's Last Name ready to present to a staff member on the curbside of the 3-min Loading Zone.
  • When directed, open the trunk or door of your car for a staff member to deliver a bag that contains your child’s curriculum/materials.

If you arrive at school on foot or bike, please form a line (maintaining six-feet of distance from other families) at the designated spots for pick up or drop off.

We ask that everyone:

  • Please wear a face covering as you arrive on campus. Staff will be wearing face coverings, as well.
  • Please pay careful attention to the social distancing protocols we have put in place to ensure a safe and pleasant pick-up of materials.

Upcoming Events

September 28-Oct 2 – Safety Week, CARES

September 29 - 1st-4th grade Círculo Curbside Pick-Up, 4:30 p.m.

September 30, 2020 – CCE Curbside Curriculum Materials Pick-Up, 3:00-6:00 p.m.

October 5-9 – Kindness Week

October 6 – English Learner Advisory Committee Meeting, 6:00-7:00 p.m., Zoom

October 8 – Principal Listening Tour, 6:00-7:00 p.m., Zoom

Our Mission

To develop socially responsible lifelong learners who embrace multiculturalism, Spanish and English biliteracy and bilingualism.

Stay Updated

Keeping our community informed about happenings on our campus is a priority to our staff. Read my regular updates at “Principal Updates” and visit our online Chávez Calendar. Find current announcements on our NEW CCE on Facebook and Twitter.

Share your Voice and Talents

At Chavez we are so fortunate to have such a loving and engaged community. Find out more about volunteering or what meetings and opportunities are happening by participating in one or more of our regular committee meetings. Learn more under “Committees” tab on our school website