Principal Dunn Update
Posted on 10/15/2023

Feliz octubre,

Halloween Spirit Day at CCE – Tuesday, October 31

CCE students will have an opportunity to wear a costume to school and in their classroom if they choose to (See Costume Guidelines below). We are not requiring anyone to participate in costume wearing, and if costumes cause a disruption in the classroom teachers may request the student to remove it. The goal is to not spend the day taking costumes off and on, they are permitted to wear them without minimal distraction to the school day. Teachers can have some differences in what activities they will be planning for their students, though please know that teachers will continue to proceed with their regular daily lessons and schedules while incorporating creative academic lessons or activities.

Reminder: All CCE students must be aware and mindful to NOT bring Halloween candies and foods with allergens especially nuts in the classroom. Eating is not permitted in the classroom.

CCE Halloween Parade, Monday, Oct. 31, 8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m., Playground

Kindergarten students do not participate in the parade. 1st-6th grade classrooms will be sitting along the perimeter of the playground track, so each grade-level at a time strolls 1 lap around the track. Parents are invited to take pictures and enjoy the Halloween parade and music.

Costume Guidelines

  • Wearing a costume for the day is optional.
  • Costume items may be available if classroom families help donate some to their student’s classroom.
  • Please follow district and school Dress Code policy, wear appropriate attire without indecency or gore.
  • Students must be identifiable throughout the day. Avoid face paint that completely disguises your facial appearance.
  • Choose a costume that is comfortable and allows for independent adjustments.
  • For safety reasons, we are asking that you leave the following items at home:
    o Weapons, or costume accessories that look like weapons.
    o Halloween masks must be left at home.
    o Aerosol color sprays or glitter
    o Make-up or face-painting crayons, paint brushes
    o Fake blood
    o Noise making accessories.

Muchas gracias,

Sra. Dunn


bike workshop

2nd Grade Bike Davis Workshop

Bike Davis, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit citizen group dedicated to promoting bicycling in Davis, brought bicycles and helmets sized for our 2nd graders. Their workshop supported a special curriculum that introduces bike riding skills and safe bicycling in our community. Many thanks to the Bike Davis volunteers and teachers for creating a wonderful event during the school day.

fire department

Davis Fire Department Visits 1st-2nd Graders

CCE 1st and 2nd graders welcomed the Davis Fire Department this week for their Davis Schools Education Outreach program. The students enjoyed learning more about fire safety from our local firefighters and enjoyed previewing the fire truck.

tool museum
6th grade Tool Museum

The sixth-grade students from Sr. Nelson-Ortiz’s, Sra. McClintock’s, and Sra. Sureda’s classrooms displayed their Early Human Tools for 1st-5th grade students who toured the classroom museum displays.


CCE School Site Council: Wed., Oct. 18, 3:30-5:00p, Rm 22

Please join us next week for our School Site Council Meeting. All CCE community members are welcomed and encouraged to take part in a Public Comments Forum. Please view the agenda here 10-18-23 Agenda.pdf .

Emergency Practice Drills This Week

CCE will be practicing two drills: Wed. 10/18 – Lockdown and Thurs., 10/19 – DJUSD Test Communication 10:00 a.m., and The Great California ShakeOut Earthquake Drill

Again, we appreciate parent/guardian cooperation to allow CCE staff to explain and practice the context of emergency procedures with their students first, followed by the practice, and a reflection of the schoolwide drill afterwards. This sequence helps children immensely. The children realize that it isn’t scary after all and that practicing safety drills is a necessary precaution. You can visit our DJUSD website here to learn more about the types of actions a school might take in the event of an emergency.


CCE Picture Re-Takes: Thursday, October 19

Did you miss picture day or want to take a new picture? Dorian Studio will be back at CCE Thursday, orders may be placed online by searching for our school name at

DJUSD Governance Night: Tue., October 24, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Zoom

Calling all School Site Councils, Climate Committee, and English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) members to save the date for DJUSD Governance Night: Tuesday, October 24, 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Zoom. Come join our District partners, and fellow parents to build a deeper understanding of District DJUSD which supports student learning, school goals, and strengthen parents’ involvement at our schools.

CCE Blood Drive

Honoring Micah and Oli Blood Drive will be hosted by CCE on October 25, 1:45-4:45 p.m. To learn more about how to schedule an appointment please visit our website with information.

Parent-Guardian Volunteers Still Needed

CCE welcomes 1st- 6th grade parent-guardian-caregiver volunteers to help out our CCE Programs and Clubs:

Recess/Lunch Program, (M-F) 11:40 a.m. - 1:10 p.m.

CARES Center Recess Games, (MWF) 11:40 a.m. - 1:10 p.m.

Lobos Activos, (T/Th), 1:10 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

CCE Clubs, (Before/After School)

In order to support and train volunteers for these programs, we ask that you review the CCE Volunteer Slide Show first CCE Parent Volunteer Training.pptx , and then complete this survey before signing up for any of our volunteer school programs. All CCE Parent/Guardian/Caregivers must check into our Raptor System prior to volunteering on campus for all on-campus programs, school events, and including field trips.

Important Dates & Events

Wednesday, October 18
– CCE School Site Council, 3:30-5:00 p.m., Room 22

Thursday, October 19 – CCE Picture Retake

Tuesday, October 24 – DJUSD Governance Night, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Zoom

Wednesday, October 25 – Kindergarten Fiesta del otoño

CCE Blood Drive, 1:45-4:45 p.m., CCE Music Room

Tuesday, October 31
– CCE Halloween Spirit Day, 8:25 a.m.-8:45 a.m., CCE blacktop

Thursday, November 2 – CCE Día de Muertos school-wide event, 2:30-5:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 9
– NO SCHOOL, DJUSD Elementary School Workday

Friday, November 10 – NO SCHOOL, Veteran’s Day National Holiday