Climate Committee

About Climate Committee

As mandated by the Davis Joint Unified School District policy, the CCE Climate Committee has the following charge:

The Climate Committee believes CCE to be a positive learning environment and strives to maintain and cultivate this environment through various programs and efforts. These efforts include a yearly climate survey of parents, staff, and third through sixth grade students; Kindergarten to first grade playground transition; parenting workshops on bullying and other social climate issues; and support of other CCE efforts such as Playworks, Kelso's Choices, and supporting the counselor position.

All are welcome to attend Climate Committee and parent engagement meetings. For further information about school climate, please visit the DJUSD site, consult the links below, or contact the CCE Climate Committee chairperson, Judy Wong-Chen.

School Counseling Program

The CCE school counselor has created a multi-layered support program for CCE students, tailored for each grade-level from kindergarten through sixth grade. The school counseling program consists of: (i) classroom guidance lessons for every class, (ii) small group counseling for emerging issues; and (iii) individual counseling for urgent issues.

Resource Tools Used by the School Counselor

Annual Reports

Climate Survey Reports

Parent Engagement and Resources

Supporting our Children through Spanish Immersion

A CCE Parent Engagement Talk - January 25, 2018

Dr. Lina Mendez presented findings from her research conducted with DJUSD's support 10 years ago with English Language Learners, then facilitated a group discussion through which parents and teachers were able to share tips, ideas and suggestions—particularly for English-speaking parents—on how best to support their child(ren)'s Spanish Immersion education. Dr. Mendez is the Associate Director of the Center for Chicanx and Latinx Academic Student Success at UC Davis.

For the full list of tips, ideas and suggestions generated from this discussion, please link here.

Gender-Inclusive Parenting Resources

We all have a role to play in making our school community feel welcoming to all students and families. Gender is one aspect of identity that can often be stereotyped, but that is far more complex in reality. Books, media, toys, schools, families and communities all play a role in children’s ideas about gender. How do we as parents and caregivers affirm each child’s individuality – whether they seem to match or defy gendered stereotypes (or somewhere in between) – and create a school community where students feel comfortable expressing a wide range of emotions, interests, and behaviors which may or may not be typical for boys or girls? 

The CCE Climate Committee's January 2015 Parent Engagement Meeting offered a thoughtful dialogue about children and gender as we identified strategies and resources for gender inclusive parenting and schools.  The meeting's facilitators, long-time social justice educators and Davis parents Kate Snow (DJUSD Climate Coordinator) and Laurie Stillman (Student Development Consultant), provided the following materials to help inform our community:  

Anti-Bullying Resources

This page offers resources developed by Melinda Coates, former CCE and Patwin school counselor, for an "Anti-Bullying Information Night" held on February 25, 2016.

This parent engagement event provided an opportunity to learn about the differences between conflict and bullying, school policies and classroom lessons on bullying, what to do if your student is being mistreated or is mistreating others, and the importance of being an upstander.

Additional Resources for Parents

Additional resources identified by the CCE Climate Committee for parents engaging with their children about social media and bullying.

Upstander Video

Will the bystanders remain silent? Or will they stand up against the bullying? Watch this powerful video.