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E-News for Tuesday, April 23, 2019

E-News for Tuesday, April 23, 2019


Logan Choir Travels Cross Country and Performs at Carnegie Hall!

James Logan High School’s Advanced Concert Choir went to New York City to perform at Carnegie Hall and sing at the Choirs of America Nationals. The choir had a fantastic performance at Carnegie Hall and at Nationals. Though this was not a competition qualifying for the trip to Nationals was quite a feat.  The choir earned a gold rating from the judges which places them in the 90th percentile of choirs! Congratulations to the Logan Advanced Choir!


Thank You New Haven Community!

The New Haven Schools Foundation would like to thank the community for participation and support of the annual NHSF Earth Day Celebration.


Congratulations go out to all 5K and 10K participants and in particular, New Haven 5th grade student Jose Diaz.  Jose was the overall winner of the 5K for ALL age levels!


Congratulations also go out to all participants of the Earth Day poster contest. Students demonstrated excellent artistic and conceptual skills to address the importance of supporting and caring for the environment.  Special recognition goes to Hailey Rappa, 5th grader at Alvarado Elementary School, who is the 2019 district-wide winner.


Hearty congratulations to all the winners:


Overall Winner -Hailey Rappa, Alvarado Elementary, Grade 5


K-1 -- 1st Place - Vaishnavi Muthjmanickam, Alvarado Elementary, Grade 1

K-1 -- 2nd Place - Kahaan Mevawala, Kitayama Elementary, Grade K

K-1 -- 3rd Place - Afsheen Awatif, Eastin Elementary, Grade 1


2-3 -- 1st Place - Kingsley Ye, Eastin Elementary, Grade 2

2-3 -- 2nd Place - Kakshi Mevawala, Kitayama Elementary, Grade 3

2-3 -- 3rd Place - Rehan Iyengar, Eastin Elementary, Grade 2


4-5 -- 1st Place - Hailey Rappa, Alvarado Elementary, Grade 5

4-5 -- 2nd Place - Trinity Liu, Kitayama Elementary, Grade 4

4-5 -- 3rd Place - Evelyn Nguyen, Pioneer Elementary, Grade 4


6-8 -- 1st Place - Megan Nguyen, Itliong Vera Cruz Middle School, Grade 8

6-8 -- 2nd Place - Wahid Nazari, Itliong Vera Cruz Middle School, Grade 7

6-8 -- 3rd Place - Caitlin Vu, Itliong Vera Cruz Middle School, Grade 8

You’re Invited to the 2019 Building Entrepreneurs Event!

The District African American Parents Forum and District African American Advisory Council (DAAA) invite you to join them for the 2019 Building Entrepreneurs Event! This will be a fun event for ALL youth and families where you can explore business ownership, and get strategies, ideas, and resources for starting a business. You can even pitch your business idea to win prizes! The event will take place on Friday, May 3 at 5:30pm at Guy Emanuele Elementary at 100 Decoto Road in Union City. Event admissions includes a full Soul Food Dinner.  The cost is $10 for ages 10 and up, and $8 for ages 9 and under. Look for the PeachJar announcement for the flyer. You can also email us at for more information. We hope to see you there!  Click here for more information.  Tickets can be purchased here.


CCMS Teacher Teri Gruenwald Nominated for Morris Weiss Award for Outstanding Educators

Cesar Chavez Middle School eighth-grade Core teacher, Teri Gruenwald, has been nominated for the Morris Weiss Award for Outstanding Educators.  This award is given to teachers who have made significant contributions in the field of Holocaust education. Teri Gruenwald has been instrumental in creating the Holocaust unit currently taught to 8th graders and for inviting Holocaust survivors to come and speak to 8th-grade students in an assembly at CCMS the past few years as well as this year.  Winners of this award will receive $1,000 for professional development and an additional grant of $1,500 to their schools to be spent on resources, events, or other programs related to Holocaust education.


Logan’s Institute of Community Leaders to Hold Exhibition Night, Thursday, May 16

The Institute of Community Leaders (ICL) is holding its 7th annual Exhibition Night on Thursday, May 16th!  Join us to applaud our ICL 9th and 10th graders' hard work throughout the year. We will also hold a Senior Signing Ceremony, as our graduating seniors announce where they will be attending next year.  Exhibition Night will be held in Memorial Square, at the far end of Logan's campus, from 6:30 - 8:15 pm. We hope to see you there!


Hispanic Community Affairs Council, Friday May 10

The Hispanic Community Affairs Council would like to invite you to their annual scholarship awards luncheon to celebrate this year's recipients.  HCAC promotes the value of education to our community and youth. Investing in higher education of our future Hispanic leaders builds a strong community.  Please click here for more information.


Pilipinx Graduation Ceremony on Saturday, June 1st

New Haven PASE ( Pilipino American Society for Education) and Filipino Youth Association (FYA) are hosting our first annual Pilipinx Graduation Ceremony on Saturday, June 1st at 9:00 am at Itliong Vera-Cruz Middle School.  This ceremony does not replace the traditional Logan High Ceremony, it is in addition to. We will also acknowledge PASE Scholarship recipients and will end with a light refreshments. All students who identify as Filipino are invited.


An interest survey was sent out to all Logan, Conley-Caraballo, and Decoto Independent Studies students of Filipino descent last week.  If your student is interested in joining this celebration, please fill out this interest survey.


Kitayama Elementary School is Looking for STEAM Speakers

Kitayama Elementary School is looking for speakers who have a job or hobby related to science, technology, engineering, art, or mathematics (STEAM) to present to students on STEAM Day, May 17.  Interested individuals should contact Assistant Principal, Mary Small at or complete this form online.  Speakers will be asked to give a 15-30 minute presentation regarding their STEAM-related occupation or hobby.  Click here for more information.


CCMS Retirees 2019 - Save the Date

CCMS will be honoring their 2019 retirees: Teri Gruenwald, Joni Gilbertson, and Ester Claudio. Please join us to help celebrate!  Friday, May 31 at El Torito in San Leandro. The cost is $35.00 per person which will include a buffet dinner. Please RSVP no later than Friday, May 10 to Doris Gallagher at CCMS. Checks can be made payable to the CCMS Staff Fund.  Click here for more information.


Union City Family Center (formerly Kids' Zone)
The Union City Family Center (UCFC) operates a dynamic Family Center, located on the campus of the Barnard-White Middle School.  UCFC Family Liaisons, assigned to specific school sites, expand access to UCFC and partner resources for the community. Liaisons provide case management and resource linkages for displaced/low wage families/youth who receive needed support with shelter, transportation, emergency food, clothing, job training/job search (Highway to Work & Cypress Mandela), financial coaching/taxes (SparkPoint), affordable childcare (Kidango) applying for benefits, and our safe parking lots program for displaced families ~ all co-located at the Union City Family Center. UCFC partners with community volunteers and over 35 community agencies!  

The Union City Family Center is now an Alameda County Food distribution site! Food will be distributed every Tuesday that school is in session from 3:00 pm - 5:00 p.m. UCFC is located at 725 Whipple Road, Union City, CA (on the Barnard-White Middle School campus). Volunteers are welcome!