Principal Dunn Update - December 17, 2023
Posted on 12/17/2023

Greeting CCE,

Our school is looking forward to 2024!  Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 9, 2024, for our CCE Annual Gala and Auction and tickets will be going on sale in January!  SIPAT is still looking for volunteers of all kinds, so please contact Edgar Wong-Chen if you are interested in helping.  For more information about the auction, please see the auction page on the SIPAT website.

Warmest regards,

Sra. Dunn




Lacrosse in PE with Mikie Schlosser

Davis Youth Lacrosse visited CCE’s 5th and 6th grade classes this week.  Mikie Schlosser is a Davis local who graduated from DJUSD schools, attended Michigan University, and plays professionally in the MLL with the Denver Outlaws and Philadelphia Waterdogs.   




DJUSD Presents Translators Movie Screening

DJUSD Families and Staff are invited to attend a short film, Translators, on Monday, December 18, 5:00-6:00 p.m. at Brunelle Hall.  Q&A will follow.


Last Chance:  CCE Apparel

If you haven’t yet ordered your CCE hoodie, shirt, or sticker, now is the perfect time!  The last of this year’s apparel is available now at CCE’s apparel website and makes great gifts for your family.  Quantities are limited, so order yours before it sells out!  Please contact Kerri Barbulesco with any questions.


Davis Parent University: January 10th, Brunelle Theater

All DJUSD parent and community members are invited to Dr. Deborah Heitner’s lecture on children’s media and technology consumption hosted by Davis Parent University (DPU).  You may find more information by visiting the DPU website.



Traveling for the Holidays?  Don’t Fall Behind!

We know that this time of year brings extra travel for many families, and this means that students may have to miss school.  Short-term independent study (STIS) is available for students who know in advance that they will be absent for three or more school days and enables the student to stay current with coursework provided by their teacher(s). Students can use STIS for up to 10 consecutive days at a time, with a limit of 14 days total per school year.  Please contact our CCE Attendance Manager, Suzanne Hinton, at [email protected] or call (530) 757-5490.

  • STIS Plans take teachers much time to put together, please give your teacher advance notice at least 5 business days.
  • Schools receive STIS attendance credit contingent on the percentage of student work packet completion; (i.e. 10-day STIS only 50% of the student work packet completed equates to 5 days of school attendance credit not 10 days.) 
  • Teachers also receive STIS compensation for creating STIS student work packets contingent on the percentage of student work packet completion; (i.e. 10-day STIS only 50% of the student work packet completed equates to 5 days of teacher STIS compensation not 10 days.)


11th Annual César Chávez Bike Swap 2024:  Sunday, April 14

Is anyone in your family or someone you know getting a new bike as a holiday gift?  Considering what to do with the old bike hat is still in good riding condition?

Save this bike for donation or consignment at our April 14, 2024, Bike Swap. This awesome school fundraiser for CCE will be here before you know it.  At our April 2023 CCE Bike Swap earlier this year, we sold 378 bikes & bike related items AND cleared over $13,000 for CCE!!!  As a reminder, if you consign items  - you  get you 75% of the sales price and the school gets the rest. If you donate items - the school receives 100% of the proceeds.  This is safer and easier than Craigslist and tax deductible too!!!  Questions?  Visit the SIPAT Bike Swap page or contact CCE alumni parent Jill Bonner at [email protected].

Thank you - and Happy Holidays!


Important Dates & Events

Thursday, December 21 – 1st Grade Winter Concert, 6:00-7:00 p.m., MPR

M-F, Dec. 25-Jan. 5 – NO SCHOOL, Winter Break

Tues., January 9 – CCE ELAC Meeting, 8:30-9:30a, MPR

  • SIPAT General Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Zoom

Friday, January 12 – Principal Coffee, 8:30 a.m., MPR

Monday, January 15 – NO SCHOOL, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Wednesday, January 17 – CCE School Site Council Meeting, 3:30-5:00 p.m., Rm 22

Saturday, March 9 – CCE Gala and Auction, Vet’s Memorial Building