Principal Dunn Update - November 6, 2022
Posted on 11/06/2022

November is here!

What a beautiful week we had with colder fall temperatures, spooky-playful costumes, a bit of rain, and remembrance for loved ones during Día de Muertos. So much appreciation to our teachers and parents for organizing the festive and celebratory activities for our students! It is wonderful to experience community and joy at school again.

Fall 2022 Youth Truth Family Survey is Open!

Your feedback and ideas help us improve our school and our District. Please consider taking this survey here which takes approximately 15 minutes to complete in one sitting. It is available in eight languages and can be accessed on phones with browsers, laptops, desktops and Chromebooks. Only 17 out of 303 (6%) households have completed the survey so your participation is appreciated!


Sra. Dunn


halloween parade

Halloween Parade Fun

It was fantastic to see our students, staff, and families at our traditional Halloween Parade on Monday. The day was filled with thematic learning units which our students enjoyed. Mil gracias to our parent-guardian community for ensuring the Costume Guidelines were adhered to.

dia de los muertos

Día de Muertos

Having this cultural, traditional event celebrated on Wednesday, November 2 was evermore special at César Chávez Elementary School. Many thanks for the sponsorship of our school’s PTA, Spanish Immersion Parent And Teacher (SIPAT), and parent coordinators, Melissa Moreno and Georgia Wade for all their efforts in reviving and creating this celebration in our new MPR. The parent volunteers and the Davis Senior High School Club, Latinos Unidos, volunteered at various stations such as, face painting, Mexican board games like Lotería, ofrendas for our gardens, and offering hot chocolate with pan muerto. Special guests also included local band Bomb Fried Rice including a local Danzantes dance group.


CCE Homework Club: Thursdays, Afterschool 3rd-6th Graders

CCE is offering an afterschool Homework Club in our library and facilitated by 6th grade teacher Sra. Barba with six DSHS students (former CCE students). Teachers will first be recommending students from their classrooms who would benefit from extra help with Spanish Reading and Homework and will communicate directly with the student’s family beginning next week. After November 16, registration will open up to all students and a lottery and waitlist will be generated.

Kindergarten Fiesta Del Otoño – November 9, 9:00-11:15 a.m.

This Wednesday, Sra. Lara, Sra. McLemore and Sra. Velasquez students will be celebrating the arrival of fall rain or shine with all kinds of fun activities. If you can help, please sign up on this Google Doc.

heritage month

Native American Heritage Month

Throughout November, teachers dedicate class time to teaching about Native American peoples through primary Native sources, contemporary voices, and perspectives of actual Native Americans, consistent with our California Department of Education History and Social Science Framework. Many relevant and appropriate resources are available on the District website’s Multicultural Resources page.


CCE Climate Committee Meeting, November 15, 2:45 – 4:00 p.m., Room 35

Join Sra. Lara, Sra. Ortiz, Principal Dunn and Parent Chair Judy Wong-Chen in our counselor’s room to learn more about our Social-Emotional Learning Curriculum and Youth Truth Survey.

SIPAT General Meeting, Tuesday, November 15, 7:00-8:15 p.m. Zoom

If you missed the Climate Committee in-person meeting earlier in the day, you are invited to SIPAT’s General virtual meeting in the evening, so look out for the link in Lobos News. Learn more about our school’s academic performance, Lobos Activos Enrichment Program, and Running Club.

School Site Council Meeting, Wednesday, November 16, 3:30-5:00 p.m., Rm 22

If you missed the SIPAT meeting, stop by the library after school on Wednesday, November 16 to learn more about the Comprehensive School Safety Plan, CCE’s academic performance data, and the many goals we are developing now and for next school year.

Important Dates & Events

Thursday, November 10 – NO SCHOOL, DJUSD Elementary School Workday

Friday, November 11 – NO SCHOOL, Veteran’s Day National Holiday

Mon., Nov. 14 – Fri., Nov. 18 – Parent-Teacher Conferences, 1st-6th grade Dismissal 1:30 p.m.
Tues. Nov. 15 – CCE Climate Committee, 2:45 p.m., Room 35

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

Wednesday, November 16 – School Site Council Meeting, 3:30-5:00 p.m., Rm 22, Library

Mon., Nov. 21 – Fri., Nov. 25 – NO SCHOOL, Thanksgiving Week Break