Principal Dunn Update - October 31, 2021
Posted on 10/31/2021
Dear CCE Families and Caregivers,
haritage month
On August 15, 2019, the Davis Joint Unified School District Board of Education proclaimed November as Native American Heritage Month in Davis. In addition, Native American Heritage Month is officially recognized nationwide by the United States Federal Government. Throughout November, teachers dedicate class time to teaching about Native American peoples through primary Native sources, contemporary voices, and perspectives of actual Native Americans, consistent with our California Department of Education History and Social Science Framework. Many relevant and appropriate resources are available on the District website’s Multicultural Resources page.

Some of the resources our teachers will utilize are the following:

1. Seed’s of Our Ancestors:
2. Memories from Her Grandmother’s Basket:
3. Calisphere: The Deeper You Look, the More You Discover:
4. Native Advocacy-Redbud Resource Group:
5. Tending and Gathering Garden - Cache Creek Conservancy:


Sra. Dunn

dia de los muertos
Día de Muertos at CCE
The Wednesday, October 27 César Chávez Elementary, Día de los Muertos, after school event organized by our Spanish Immersion Parent and Teacher (SIPAT) association was a wonderful, socially distanced gathering of K-6 students, families, and staff at Redwood Park and CCE playground! This festive occasion is an opportunity for our students and families to learn and recognize the value of an ancestral, indigenous tradition practiced thousands of years ago by the Aztecs, Toltecs, Náhuatl-speaking peoples and ancient Mexicans where the lives of the deceased are honored and their memories are celebrated. A community ofrenda was crafted and many offerings of pan de muerto, cempasúchil flowers (marigolds), sugar skulls, music, dance and other arts and crafts were presented to the CCE students and families. ¡Muchas Gracias, SIPAT and CCE Parent Volunteers for making this event happen this year for our school community!

halloween spirit
CCE Halloween Spirit Day

Friday’s Halloween Spirit Day was an exciting day for students and staff with many fun events. A small pumpkin patch was delivered to CCE so our 1st and 2nd graders enjoyed pumpkin decorations and fall arts and crafts. 3rd grade students enjoyed a small parade with music and K, 4th-6th enjoyed fall classroom activities! Thanks to Robin Erbacher for putting together a collage of pictures for our school community here:

Unicef is Going Virtual!

Add "meaning to your Halloween-ing" by participating in this year's virtual Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF campaign! Everyone at our school can participate virtually by donating through our special Davis TRICK or TREAT for UNICEF page to support UNICEF’s work to help communities across the world recover and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and other urgent health needs. Like last year, we will not be distributing orange collection boxes.

Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF is the longest running youth engagement campaign in America and has raised over $180 million to help UNICEF support children with health care, nutrition, safe water, education, emergency relief and more. We are proud to say that in Davis, CA, we have raised a total of $679,660 over the past 23 years. Let's keep this tradition going!

youth truth
YouthTruth Survey: November 1 – November 19, 2021
CCE students, staff and families will be participating in the yearly YouthTruth Student, Family, and Staff Surveys this month. YouthTruth is a national nonprofit that gathers student, family and staff perception data to help educators accelerate improvements in our school. This data will be used by our School Site Council and Climate Committee for decision-making towards our school goals in our School Plan for Student Achievement and broader school engagement goals.

book fair
Scholastic Book Fair - Coming Soon!
The library will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair the week of November 15-19th. This event is an important fundraiser for our school library program. Students will be able to shop at the book fair at a scheduled time with their class. We highly encourage families to sign up for Scholastic’s e-wallet for an easy cashless pay option. More details will be shared soon.

biliteracy seal
State Seal of Biliteracy (SSB)
The California State Seal of Biliteracy is an award that graduating seniors can earn who have attained a high level of proficiency in speaking, reading and writing in one or more languages in addition to English. CCE supports the state of California and DJUSD who continues to promote multilingualism and our Spanish Immersion Program K-8. 37% = 54/145 of the Class of 2021 who are CCE alumni earned the SBB. It is a CCE goal to continue to see the numbers increase! Please pass on this important information on to a Class of 2022 student who may like to apply. ¡Sí se puede!

DJUSD Webpage:

Application Link:
CA Department of Education-State Seal of Biliteracy Page:
CA Department of Education-State Seal of Biliteracy FAQ:


CCE Picture Retake Day

Dorian Studios will be back on campus for Picture Day Retakes and is scheduled for this Thursday, November 4 in the school library.

Obsolete Surplus Event for Parents

Please come out and visit our lunch tables this Thursday between 1:30-3:30p.m. to claim obsolete K-6 curriculum consumables, resource materials and student textbooks in Spanish.

Important Dates & Events

Mon., Nov. 1 – Fri., Nov. 19
– CCE Youth Truth Survey for Students & Families
Thursday, November 4 – CCE Picture Retake
-CCE Obsolete Surplus Event for Parents, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 11- NO SCHOOL, Veteran’s Day Holiday
Friday, November 12NO SCHOOL, Teacher Workday
Mon., Nov. 15 – Fri., Nov. 19 – Parent-Teacher Conferences, 1st-6th Dismissal at 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 17 – School Site Council Meeting, 4:00-5:30 p.m., Zoom
Mon., Nov. 22 – Fri., Nov. 26NO SCHOOL, Thanksgiving Holiday week
Tuesday, November 30 – CCE Climate Committee Meeting, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Zoom