Principal News
Posted on 09/19/2021

César Chávez Elementary,

Thanks to all the constructive and positive feedback I have received from our families and staff during these past three weeks! Your insight and perspective are critical to the collaborative partnerships and relationships we establish to ensure our school serves our students’ and family’s needs in harmonious and proactive ways. We are stronger together and we will continue to cooperate, adapt and resile in challenging conditions.

¡Con el espíritu de sí podemos!

Sra. Dunn


herencia hispana
Mes Nacional de la Herencia Hispana-Lantinx

Our CCE Climate Committee, staff and students are excited to honor and recognize our first school’s Heritage Month observance with National Hispanic-Latinx Heritage Month, between 15 September – 15 October. Our CCE Library opened this week! And our CCE Library Team, Rachel Burgess (CCE School Site Council Member) and Petrina Jonas (CCE Climate Committee Member) have worked with our Climate Committee and staff to collect Hispanic-Latinx Children’s Literature books that honor this month and support our Ethnic Studies district and schoolwide initiative. Sra. Burgess created this beautiful bulletin board showcasing our new books we are featuring this month!


Climate Committee Meeting Meets Tuesday, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Please join us at our first Climate Committee meeting! Sra. Flores will share more about our Kinder program’s SEL program, and much more!

Who is our CCE Climate Committee?

Chair: Jody Santiago
Vice-Chair: (Vacant)
CCE Counselor: Andrea Flores
CCE Principal: Veronica Dunn
CCE Community: YOU and all K-6 CCE Families and Caregivers

What is the role of our CCE Climate Committee?

Our school Climate Committee is an important governing group of CCE parents and staff who meet monthly. It is a key place for parents to be involved with our fellow stakeholder groups, SIPAT, School Site Council and English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC). Climate Committee focuses on our schoolwide Safe and Inclusive Environment that include:

  • Social-Emotional Learning Programs
  • Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) = CARES
  • Heritage Months and Observances, including events and resources.
  • Anti-bullying
  • Racial-social justice efforts
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Friday Spirit Days

Davis Parent University Presents Anti-Racism Series

DPU is bringing two speakers for a series on raising anti-racist children for the 2021-2022 school year.
The first event will be on Thursday, Sept. 23 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Dr. Beverly Tatum is the author of the landmark work on race dynamics in schools, Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? Her presentation will address issues such as:

  • How to have conversation about race and racism with kids
  • How to embrace cross-racial dialogue and build community through dialogue
  • How to be an ally

The second event is scheduled after the new year, on Wednesday, Feb. 16, from 7:00-8:00 p.m. Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt is the author of Biased, a book that delves into the implicit biases we all carry.
You can see more about this series and register for the first event here :

DJUSD Civic Permits Program

Davis Joint Unified School District welcomes community members, groups, and organizations to use our facilities for athletic events, fundraisers, neighborhood meetings and more. Jannett Rosales-Flores is responsible for managing the Civic Permits program and will be working with the community, as well as our school site partners in need of using our school facilities. Please contact Jannett for all of your facilities use questions or needs. She can be reached at: [email protected] or through our
Facilities Use email: [email protected]. You can call her at: 530 757-5385, Option #4.

For easy online reservations and additional information on our Civic Permit program, visit our DJUSD website


School Site Council Seeking Parents to Serve for the 2021-22 School Year

Please consider joining the 2021-2022/23 César Chávez Elementary School Site Council, the insights of parents are critical to our work. This year we will vote to fill one parent representative and one parent alternate. If you would like to be a candidate, please fill out the Google form here and submit by September 22, 2021. Applicant Announcement and Ballot with Applicant Statements will be distributed to families on September 23. Voting will close on September 30 and elected members will be announced on October 1.
You may also copy and paste the following below and submit your application directly to Principal Dunn at [email protected]
Phone Number:
Grade Level(s) of your child/children:

Candidate Statement (200-word count please): A written description of why you would like to serve on the CCE Site Council.

Important Dates & Events

Mon., Sept 20 – Fri., Sept 24 – La semana de empatía

Tuesday, September 21 – CCE Picture Day
- Climate Committee Meeting, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Zoom

Mon., Sept 27 – Fri., Oct 1 – La semana de seguridad

Tuesday, October 5 – English Learner Advisory Committee Meeting, 6:00-7:00 p.m., Zoom