Principal Dunn Update - October 22, 2023
Posted on 10/22/2023

Good afternoon,

I hope this message finds you and your family enjoying Fall season activities.  Our school has completed all the required emergency practice drills this Fall, including our DJUSD Test communications with 100% CCE recipients (parent and/or guardian) contacted!  Our next step to improve safety measures at CCE is to maintain a campus radio inventory of 45 radios; a radio for every classroom teacher, outdoor supervisor, and office & support staff member.  We are close to our goal and only need 10 more radios = $4,319.98.  If any school members would like to donate directly to this goal, please consider donating to CCE webstore here.  The funds collected will fund the direct purchase of 10 radios.  We greatly appreciate the support our school receives each year from SIPAT parents and CCE family members.

Have a wonderful week,

Sra. Dunn



CCE Book Club

The library is excited to start a book club for our 4th - 6th grade students! The book club will meet approximately twice per month during lunch time.  Students will read the selected books independently (or with an adult at home)  and then we will discuss them during our meetings.  

We will start by reading the three chapter books nominated for the California Young Reader Medal: A Game of Fox & Squirrels by Jenn Reese, We’re Not From Here by Geoff Rodkey, & Across the Desert by Dusti Bowling. 

Students can pick up a permission slip from the library to join.  Please email, Petrina Jonas, CCE Teacher Librarian with any questions. [email protected]

breast cancer awareness 

Breast Cancer Awareness Month – CCE Staff Pink Out

Our staff showed support wearing pink this past Monday, October 16 to celebrate our beloved custodian, Mirna “Bea” Olivera’s 3-year anniversary from recovery of breast cancer. Our hope is to support our community members who have had breast cancer touch their lives in any way.



CCE Climate Committee Meeting, Wed., October 25, 7:00 p.m., Zoom

Join us to discuss and support the social climate on campus by engaging with fellow parents, administrators, and teachers!  Also helpplan upcoming events and programming.  Here is the Zoom information: Meeting Link:
Meeting ID: 833 9194 5498
Passcode: Climate!


DJUSD Parent Empowerment Program: Wed., October 25, 6:00-7:30 p.m., Zoom

Are you looking for tips and resources to help your child manage anxiety?  Anxiety PEP Talk 10-25-23.pdf Join DJUSD and the Auburn Davis Center for DBT for a virtual PEP talk on Anxiety.  Register:  We are excited to offer a monthly PEP Talk for the 2023-2024 school year. Future dates: Nov 15, Jan 17, Feb 21, Mar 20, Apr 17, May 15



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:  
    • Weapons, or costume accessories that look like weapons.
    • Halloween masks must be left at home.
    • Aerosol color sprays or glitter
    • Make-up or face-painting crayons, paint brushes 
    • Fake blood
    • Noise making accessories.

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

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

M-F, November 13-17 – Parent-Teacher Conference Week, 12:10 p.m., dismissal 1st-6t