Principal Dunn Update - September 24, 2023
Posted on 09/24/2023

Saludos communidad de CCE,

This week, CCE will be participating in La semana de Seguridad, Safety Week, where staff and students will be trained on emergency protocols and various drills on campus. Our staff has found that it is best if you discuss the drills listed below with your child AFTER they take place. Most often, when parents have tried to prepare their children for school safety drills by discussing them ahead of time at home, the children create frightening scenarios which they may share with peers at school.

For this reason, CCE staff prioritize explaining/practicing the context of emergency procedures with their students first, then actually practicing in the drill schoolwide helps children immensely. The children realize that it isn’t scary after all and that practicing safety drills is a necessary precaution.

Please visit our DJUSD website here to learn more about the types of actions a school might take in the event of an emergency.

  • Mon, October 10 – Shelter in Place and DJUSD TEST Communications text and phone call-10:00 a.m. to CCE Families only
  • Tues, Oct. 11 – Earthquake Drill, UC Davis Police Department Outreach Visit
  • Wed., Oct. 12 – Fire Drill
  • Thurs., Oct. 13 – Lockdown Drill
  • Fri., October 14 – Teacher/Staff Down Drill

Muchas gracias,

Sra. Dunn


Emergency Communication Test This Week

Each year, DJUSD performs a test of the Emergency Communication System. The school district will send out a TEST of our Emergency Communication System to the phone numbers, emails and mobile numbers (via text) for parent/guardian contacts for each of our students. The purpose of that “Test Message” is to ensure our parent community understands how, and in what form, they will receive messages in the event of a real emergency and to identify potential gaps in emergency data that can then be addressed in advance of a possible urgent event.

Opt in to Text Messages for Text Messaging from DJUSD
If you are new to our school or the school district, or you haven’t already opted in to receive District text alerts, please consider doing so by texting Y or Yes 67587 from a mobile phone number on record with your student information (on record with our office/included in your online re-enrollment). Learn more about District Emergency Text Alerts and Text Messaging at

Save the DJUSD Auto-Call System Number to Your Favorites

As a reminder, all important automated school communications and emergency alerts sent through our SchoolMessenger system will be sent from the number 1-877-539-7855. If you call this number back, you are able to access any recent messages sent to you.

We encourage you to save this number in your Contacts or Caller ID as DJUSD Info/Alert. By doing this, you will recognize a DJUSD emergency alert or important message being sent to your phone from our school or school district.

If you have any questions, please contact our office, or reach out directly to the DJUSD Public Information Office at [email protected].


CCE Choir Club

There is still space in the 4th – 6th grade Choir Club which will meet after school 3:00-4:00 p.m. every Tuesday in the new CCE Music room. CCE Parent, Emma Turnbull, our Choir instructor is still looking for a parent volunteer to help. If your child is interested in joining, please fill out this form for pre-registration.

CCE Spanish Book Fair & Pajama Reading Night

Mark your calendars for these special school events!

Spanish Book Fair

Our school Library has organized a Spanish book fair with Lucia Rocha’s I Love To Read In Spanish company. This fair will be held as an opportunity for our school community to gain more access to high interest and quality Spanish books, therefore this is not a fundraiser, we will still hold our regular Scholastic book fairs in November for fundraising purposes. This event coincides with our annual Read-A-Thon fundraiser to support the Library, Circulo and SIPAT programs. We are supporting our love for reading in Spanish, and we welcome our community to join our passion with these October events!

Shopping hours

K Adults/K Students – Wed: 11:45-12:30 p.m.
1st-6th Students only – M, T, Th, F; Lunch Time
K-6th Adults - M: 2:30-3:30 p.m., T: 3:00-3:30 p.m. W: & 6:00-7:30 p.m., Th: 3:00-3:30 p.m.

Pajama Reading Night: Wednesday, October 4, 6:00-700 p.m.

Respective CCE Teachers will be opening their classrooms Wednesday night, and a rotation system will provide the opportunity for the community to visit three different teacher classrooms. So come in your pajamas as your CCE teachers hosts a special Spanish read aloud to kids and families! The Spanish Book Fair will also be open in our Library for shopping 6:00-7:30 p.m.

CCE Read-A-Thon Fundraiser is Here!

Visit the SIPAT website to learn more about the October 2nd – October 6th annual fundraiser to support the CCE Library, Círculo and SIPAT programs.

CCE Lobos Activos Starts this Week

This enrichment program is only possible with the support of our parent volunteers along with CCE staff and the financial contributions from SIPAT and CCE. This is a great way to help support school day enrichment activities that promote student engagement in their school community. Pick your day(s) for the year through our easy sign-up genius.

Only 1.5 hrs / pick your day(s) below:

September is Suicide Prevention Month

September is a time when we join those around the world to build suicide prevention and to remember loved ones lost to suicide. More information to learn more about support resources are located on the DJUSD Mental Health Resources webpage.

SIPAT Progressive Dinner: Saturday, October 7

Progressive Dinner is a traditional event for CCE families to meet other families in the same cohort. This is an adults-only night of conversation and food. To learn more and sign up, please visit this SIPAT website here.

Important Dates & Events

M-F September 25-29 - CCE Safety Week

Monday/Tuesday, September 25/26 – Strings/Band 4th-6th Grades Music Program Begins

M-F, Oct. 2-Oct. 6 – CCE Spanish Book Fair
                                   –Read-a-Thon Week (sponsored by SIPAT)

Tuesday, October 3 – CCE English Language Advisory Committee Meeting, Music Room

Friday, October 6 – Principal’s Coffee, 8:30 a.m., MPR

Saturday, October 7 – SIPAT Progressive Dinner (sponsored by SIPAT)

Monday, October 9 – NO SCHOOL, DJUSD Observed Holiday