Principal Dunn Update - October 29, 2023
Posted on 10/29/2023

Good afternoon CCE Families,

It is hard to believe that November is around the corner! October has been so eventful at school, and we are looking forward to completing our first trimester this Friday, November 3.

School AttendanceShowing Up Together

At CCE we believe that regular attendance is critical to student engagement, wellbeing, and Spanish language development. We are here to partner with you. It is our intent to provide communication, guidance, customer service, support, coordinated community services, and interventions to help our students attend school in accordance with the state’s compulsory education law.

  • How do you report an absence? Notify our front office within 48 hours of an absence and provide the dates and reason that apply (call 530-757-5490 or email Suzanne Hinton at [email protected]).
  • Short-Term Independent Study (STIS)
    The winter holidays are near and many of our families have inquired about our school’s Short-Term Independent Study (STIS) Plans, or Travel Plans, contracts with terms that support independent study for a minimum of 3 days and up to 10 school days. The STIS plans are in the front office and must be signed by the parent, (3rd-6th) student and principal at least three business days in advance prior to the first day of student(s) absence. Please notify both our Attendance Manager, Suzanne Hinton ([email protected]) and your student’s teacher(s) regarding the school days that will be missed. Thank you for contacting Sra. Daniela and your teacher well in advance so that your student’s plan will be available for pick up at the office prior to the beginning of the STIS period. Our school office hours are: 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Thank you again for your continued support!

Sra. Dunn


Kinder Fall fiesta

Kindergarten Fiesta Del Otoño

This Wednesday, Sra. Lara, Sra. McLemore, and Sra. Velasquez students and wonderful parent volunteers celebrated the arrival of fall rain or shine with all kinds of fun activities.

super lobos

October Super Lobos

Last Friday, we held our October César CARES assembly to recognize our Super Lobos for demonstrating their CARES. Congratulations to the following students:

1st grade: Emilia Cao, Aidan Castelfranco, Mia Ramirez, Marisa Barreda-Gonzalez, Annabelle Green, August Moore, Camila Frahm, Poppy Hammer, Chenin Nguyen, and Nikolo Sholer.

2nd grade: Dylan Birdsall, Kayden Curry, Eris Macwong, Cameron Burger, Scarlett Long, Mitra Sundelin, Alice Markham Smith, Elena Sequeira, and Favour Were

3rd grade: Lucia Bistue, Benjamin Kaneshima, Grace Rosas, Linnea Aguilar, Elena Lopez, Dylan Mulhearn, Keiko Kimura, Araceli Olaya, and Zola Salvador

4th grade: Skyler Bruhn, Isabella Ledesma, Samuel Posner, Carl Akers, Sophia Glass, and Kinga Parker

5th grade: Hugo Jocoy, Clarisa Rodriguez, Eva Valle, Edward Berben, Adison Burger, Estrella Moreno-Nyholm, Aria Barbulesco, Cohen Du and Avery Hales-Yang

6th grade: Ilona Parker, Gwen Thompson, Andrew Wong, Carmen Diaz-Calisi, James Dunn, Samantha Zafra, Joaquine Dersch, and Lucas Dille.


dia de los muertos

Día de Muertos celebration

Please join us for CCE’s annual Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration on Thursday, November 2 from 2:30 to 7:00pm. The event will include crafts and entertainment 2:30-5:30p.m., Food Trucks, 4:00-7:00 p.m., and screening of the movie Coco! There will also be a community ofrenda to remember and celebrate the lives of departed loved ones. We still really need volunteers, so please Click here to learn how you can help!

youth truth survey

YouthTruth Survey: October 30 – November 17, 2023

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.

Family Survey will be accessible tomorrow survey link here.


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

1st-6th 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.
  • Student 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

Important Dates & Events

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, 2:30-7:00 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-6th

M-F, November 20-24 – NO SCHOOL, Thanksgiving Break

M-F, Nov. 27-Dec. 1 – 6th Grade Outdoor Education, Sly Park

Wednesday, November 29 – CCE School Site Council Meeting, 3:30-5:00p, Rm. 22