Principal Dunn Update - November 7, 2021
Posted on 11/07/2021

Greeting CCE,
This is a short week for DJUSD elementary students as there is NO SCHOOL for this, Thursday November 11, the Veteran’s Day Holiday and Friday, November 12, Elementary Teacher Workday. Thank you for taking a moment to review the following Highlights, Updates and Reminders below.
Warm regards,

Sra. Dunn

Highlights

Super lobos
Super Lobos this Week!
Each week CCE students are acknowledged for demonstrating their CARES! Students receive a Certificate of Recognition, a picture with the Principal and are entered into a raffle for PBIS prizes! Congratulations to: Noa Dayan, Benji Kaneshima, Jessica Silbaugh, Connor McCarthy, Atlas Yilkimaz and Yuri Graffman.

DJUSD Ethnic Studies Program Approved

At the Thursday, November 5 Board of Education Meeting, the DJUSD Instructional Services Team presented an exciting and long- awaited recommendation to the BOE regarding the creation of an Ethnic Studies program in TK-12 DJUSD schools. The vote was unanimous, as the vision and timeline are to develop and implement a curriculum/program that will recognize and honor the diverse histories and lived experiences in our nation in each and every classroom. We are excited and believe that Ethnic Studies will be a key factor in reversing educational inequities in our system by removing the predictability of success or failure that currently correlates to social or cultural factors.

Updates

Book Fair
The Scholastic Book Fair will be back on campus the week of November 15th!

Shopping will be modified this year to adhere to Covid safety guidelines. There will be no shopping at recess or before/after school. The book fair will only be open for student shopping during an assigned time for each class. Teachers will let parent/guardians know what day their students will be shopping at the fair. Each grade level will be able to send students who missed the chance to purchase at their assigned time back to the fair on Thursday, 11/18.

The easiest way for students to shop is by using a Scholastic e-wallet. This is a safe and cashless way for students to purchase items. We HIGHLY encourage parents/guardians to set up an e-wallet at https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/parent-how-it-works.html?fairID=4944178

If you prefer for your student to pay using cash, please send the money to school in bag or other secure way labeled with their name and teacher’s name.

Parents/guardians can shop online at https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=cesarchavezelementaryschool4

Check your child’s Library Canvas page for a list of books and prices so you can plan purchases with your students.

Thank you for supporting the CCE library!

Questions? Please contact Petrina Jonas pjonas@djusd.net

¡Lobos Activos – Tuesdays and Thursdays at CCE!

Hilary Henricson and our Library Team, Petrina Jonas and Rachel Burgess, have joined to build our Tuesday and Thursday Lobos Activos grade-level rotations so students can participate in PE/Playworks and Library Time in the afternoon. Our next phase is to include a third rotation with our Environmental Education Program leaders to allow students to spend time in the school gardens and campus beautification projects on these days. Lobos Activos needs more parent volunteers to make our Enrichment Program run smoothly for our students and staff. Please contact Hilary Henricson (hilary.henricson@gmail.com) and EEP co-chairs (pollexhorticulture@gmail.com and lousieconrad9@gmail.com) if you are interested.

EEP Update

  • Upcoming EEP Monthly After School Nature Outings
    Putah Creek Wed. Nov 10th & Dec 8th, 2:30pm-4:30pm
    https://tinyurl.com/27rz49uc
  • Garden Volunteers Needed Sign-up here Support our students in the garden as part of Lobos Activos starting on November 30! cesarchavezeep@gmail.com

Reminders

YouthTruth Family Survey: November 1 – November 19, 2021

Please take 15 minutes of your time to complete our YouthTruth online Family survey that will help us improve your child’s school. The survey needs to be completed in one sitting. And we ask that one member of each household fill out the survey. If you have more than one child who attends the same school, you may respond to the survey multiple times – one time per child. Your response is incredibly valuable to CCE! ytsurvey.org/djusdfamily21

Important Dates & Events

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