Principal Dunn Update - February 11, 2024
Posted on 02/11/2024

Feliz febrero,

I hope you all are having a SUPER 3-day weekend!

Best wishes,

Sra. Dunn



        100 days of school

100th Day of School

CCE students celebrated the 100th day of school, this year it was Monday, February 5.  Many students participated in fun art and math activities, while some completed a 100-day project which they presented to their peers, parents, and teachers.  It is also a special opportunity for students to reflect on all that they have learned this school year!

lunar new year 

Lunar New Year

CCE students and teachers learned more about Lunar New Year, the rise of the second new moon after the winter solstice.  Students decorated their classrooms and many parents presented in their student’s classroom to share the traditions of the celebration of the lunisolar calendar-year of the dragon.



Kindergarten Information Night Presentation

In case you missed last week’s 2024-25 Kindergarten Information Night, you may view the presentation slides here or on our CCE website.  Please call our office if you would like to schedule a tour this week:

  • Thursday, February 15, 9:00-10:00a.m. & 12:15-1:15 p.m. – Kinder-2nd Grade Tours
  • Friday, February 16, 9:00-10:00a.m. – Kinder-2nd Grade Tours
  • Monday, February 26 – 2024-25 Open Enrollment, DJUSD will begin accepting registration documents; emailed to [email protected]


CCE Open House:  Wednesday, April 10, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

We are excited to host our Spring Open House on Wednesday, April 10, 5:30-7:00 p.m.  It also happens to be Dolores Huerta Day!  The CCE Library will be hosting our Spring Scholastic Book Fair this week, and will be open 1:30-5:30 p.m.  Specialist Teachers will open their doors at 5:30 p.m., while classroom teachers will open their classrooms at 6:00 p.m.  We are excited to welcome you all to see the wonderful projects your student has created this school year!



gala auction 

Early-bird tickets to the 2024 Annual Gala

"Havin' a Ball in the Big Easy" (presented by SIPAT and The Fletchers Real Estate) tickets are on sale NOW! Get your tickets before prices go up on February 17. The Gala will be the event of the year, with dinner and dancing, a live band, live and silent auctions, games, and general merriment. Don't miss out! Buy tickets here.


DJUSD February PEP Talk: Wednesday February 21, 6:00-7:30pm via zoom

Presented by Communicare+OLE, this PEP talk is centered around learning parenting skills to help improve your relationship with your child. PRIDE skills (P-Praise, R-Reflect, I-Imitate, D-Describe, E-Enjoy) are helpful in teaching children which behaviors are desired through the use of selective attention. 

Register here:  For more information including recordings of past PEP Talks, please visit our PEP Talk webpage.  PRIDE Parenting Skills PEP Talk 2-21-24.pdf 

Education Through Music Family Hour! Friday, 2/23, 6:30-8:00 p.m., CCE

This is a night of family fun with music movement and storytelling for families of children grades K-5 (older/younger siblings welcome).  This event is sponsored by the Davis School Arts Foundation Grant, and hosted by our beloved CCE strings teacher, Sra. Cooley, and her friends from the Richards Institute of Education and Research.  See registration link and flyer here: Chavez ETM Family hour.docx 

smart watch 

Cell Phones and Smart Watches

It is important to share and remind our CCE parents and students of our elementary school policy regarding student cellphone or smart watch use during school hours. These devices have become very distracting for students to focus in the classroom. Thank you for your support with this.

  • Cell phones must be stored and turned off in backpacks during school hours.
  • Smart Phones may be worn, though the student should not access any watch apps or digital tools for use during the school day.
  • Students are not allowed to text or make calls during school hours using their cell phones or smart watch devices.  Students need to come to the office to call a parent or guardian.
  • Alarms must be turned off on cell phones and smart watches during the school day.
attendance matters 

Attendance Matters in February

The month of February at CCE presents with higher volumes of student absences due to illness, as well as Short-Term Independent Study (STIS).  Therefore, we ask families to help out by contacting our front office staff and teachers each day your child will not be present at school due to illness or other reasons.  In addition, our office staff and teachers respectfully ask that you provide us at least two weeks or more in advance when initiating the STIS Request form to provide the teachers ample time to create and organize materials for your child during their STIS.   You may pick up a STIS form in the front office and you may access more DJUSD Attendance Initiative information on our district website. 


Important Dates & Events

Monday, February 12 – NO SCHOOL K-12, Local Holiday

Monday, February 19 – NO SCHOOL K-12, President’s Day

Friday, February 23 – Elementary Last Day of Trimester 2

Friday, March 1 – Principal’s Coffee, 8:30 a.m.

Saturday, March 9 – CCE Gala and Auction, 5:0-11:00 p.m., Veterans Memorial Center

M-F, March 11-15 – Spring Safety Week

M-F, March 18-22 – Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences, 1st-6th Early Dismissal, 1:30 p.m.

M-F, March 25-29 – NO SCHOOL, Spring Break

M-F, April 1-5 – César Chávez Week

Wednesday, April 10 – CCE Open House, 5:30-7:00 p.m.