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e-News for September 17, 2019

e-News for Tuesday, September 17, 2019


“By Trustee Area” Election Update and New Trustee Area Maps

The District has begun the process of transitioning from “at-large” Trustee elections to "by Trustee area" election where the District is divided into five areas that will ultimately be represented by one Trustee per area. Conceptual maps have been drafted for this transition and are available for review. These maps and other relevant information are available on our website and can be accessed by selecting the following link: By Trustee Election Link.


Institute of Community Leaders Parent Meeting, Thursday, September 19

Logan’s Institute of Community Leaders (ICL) will hold our first Parent Meeting of the year on Thursday, September 19th!  Join us to learn about supports available through the EAOP - the Early Academic Outreach Program at UC Berkeley - and how students can best access those supports.  Join us in the James Logan High School Library Reference Room at 6:30 this Thursday!


Superintendent's Survey

This survey will be open through the month of September for all stakeholders to provide input to the superintendent who will use this information to recommend new district goals to the NHUSD Board of Education. Please take the time to complete this brief survey to help inform these goals. You can access the survey by selecting the following link: Superintendent's Survey


Alameda County Reading Association to Honor Two NHUSD Teachers, September 27

The Alameda County Reading Association will be hosting its Awards and Beginning of the Year Celebration Dinner on Friday, September 27, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Mexico Tipico (33121 Alvarado Niles Rd, Union City).  Two New Haven Unified teachers will be honored that evening; Julianne Hampton from Hillview Crest Elementary will receive the Sybil Hoffman Young Leader Award and Bee Medders from Pioneer Elementary will receive the Outstanding Contributions to Literacy Award.  More information about the event can be found here.


The Importance of Free and Reduced Priced Meal Applications

The Free/Reduced Priced Meal Program benefits the District and families in a variety of areas unrelated to school meals including school funding, low-cost internet access, college application fees, SAT fees and transit passes (check with the local transit agency or BART). Even if your child doesn't plan to eat school lunches, it is important to fill out the Free/Reduced Priced Meal Program application to ensure our schools and families receive all available benefits of this program. 


Households may apply online for the school year 2019-2020 by clicking here. Paper applications are also now available to all District households.  Applications may be obtained at all school sites and at the office of Food & Nutrition Services located at 2831 Faber Street in Union City, California 94587


For more information about the benefits of the Free/Reduced Priced Meal Program, click here.


Latinx Heritage Month - September 15-October 15

Please join us at the Board Meeting tonight, September 17, 2019 as a resolution for Latinx Heritage Month will go before the NHUSD Board of Education. The resolution calls for school sites and classrooms to commemorate Latinx Heritage Month with appropriate instructional activities to recognize the significant contributions that Latinos have made in helping our nation achieve greatness.  


The District Equity Council would be honored to showcase any student work and activities on our website. Please feel free to send information and photographs to tnoriega@nhusd.k12.ca.us. Resources can also be found on the New Haven Equity Council website, as well.


Union City Family Center ~ We are here for the children: As many times ... as long as it takes!

The Union City Family Center (UCFC) is located at 725 Whipple Road, Union City (Barnard-White Middle School).  Preparing children ages 0-5 for kinder readiness through the First 5 Alameda County Neighborhoods Ready for School (NRFS) grant. Please join us at:


  • Grand Opening of the 'Little Hands: Learn n' Play Room' on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm at the UCFC.  Thank you to First 5 Alameda County's NRFS grant and Fremont Bank in helping us to create a special space where children ages 0-5 can play, learn, and begin to get ready for kindergarten. Dads, Moms,Grandparents and Caretakers will be able to participate in story time, art and outdoor activities with their little ones. Join us for TOT TIME beginning September 10th at 11:30 am at the Union City Family Center's 'Little Hands: Learn n' Play Room.' For more information, click here and here.
  • Family Game Night is a free and fun opportunity for families in need of a place to go with their kids on a Friday evening beginning on Friday, October 11 from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm at the UCFC. We would love to have about five High School volunteers who are looking for community service hours to host a board game table. A special invitation to our Father figures in our community. For more information, please contact: Imelda Rivas at irivas@nhusd.k12.ca.us or 510 476-2770 ext. 61061. Please click here for more information.
  • Story Time at SEA or HVC for children ages 0-5 that are currently being hosted at Searles and Hillview Crest Elementary Schools.These story time programs consist of stories, songs, rhymes and movement activities.  Come join the fun of reading and learning with your little ones! Story time starts at 8:15 am every Wednesday. Please contact your Family Service Assistant Maria Lazo, Alexandra Cardenas or the Union City Family Center for additional information. Click here for Searles informationClick here for Hillview Crest information.

Meeting the needs of our students and their families to thrive, succeed, and achieve!  Join us (the Union City Family Center) for regular food distribution every Tuesday that school is in session from 3:00 pm - 5:00 p.m at the UCFC. Volunteers are welcome!  


Emanuele Elementary Kids’s Zone After School Program Has Spaces!

Kids' Zone (ZONE) After School Program at Emanuele Elementary School has a few openings in the following grades: 1st grade & 5th grade.  Please see the ZONE Program Specialist, Ms. Lanette Dutra, in room 39 at Emanuele Elementary School between 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm M-F for a student application.


We'd like to warmly welcome Ms. Lanette Dutra as the new Program Specialist at the ZONE After School Program at Emanuele Elementary School!  Ms. Dutra's contact information is ldutra@nhusd.k12.ca.us or (510) 476-2751.


District African American Advisory (DAAA) Committee Meetings

We would like to invite members of the New Haven Community to our District African American Advisory Committee meetings for the upcoming school year. 


The purpose of the DAAA is to:

  • Create a systemic processes to prepare African American students for a required A-G path to college K-12
  • Incorporate practices that support the DAAA purpose into the operation of ALL school sites, i.e., Academic supports, Mentorships, Speakers, etc.
  • Serve as a forum to meet and discuss without inhibition how to best serve African American students
  • Address policies and practices that inhibit the DAAA mission 
  • Engage in celebrations, recognition  and Saturday enrichment program

District African American Advisory (DAAA) Meetings 

Education Services Center

34200 Alvarado Niles Road

Room AB

5:45pm - 7:30pm

        

Mondays on October 7, November 4, December 2, January 13, February 10, March 2, April 13, May 11, and June 15


James Logan Class of 1979, 40 Year Class Reunion

Alumni of James Logan High School’s Class of 1979 will be celebrating their 40th Class Reunion on Saturday, October 19, at the Marriott Hotel in Pleasanton.  Please click here for more information.


10th Anniversary Mutt Strut October 5, 2019

Attention dog lovers! The New Haven Schools Foundation is once again presenting its super-popular “Mutt Strut” event on Saturday, October 5. This is a great opportunity to bring the family to walk or run with your dog on the beautiful grounds of the Masonic Home in the Union City hills. There will be games, costume contests, and other pet-related vendors.  New this year is the Tickle Me Petting Zoo. Individual and family tickets are on sale now at www.nhsfoundation.org and prices go up on September 20.  Guests receive an event t-shirt and a goody bag with lots of treats.  For more information, please click here.


Niles Canyon Stroll and Roll, Sunday, September 22

The Niles Canyon Stroll & Roll is a biennial event where Highway 84 (Niles Canyon Road) is closed to vehicular traffic. This is an opportunity for people to bike and walk safely through the canyon with their friends and family. For the third time in four years, Niles Canyon Road will be closed to motor vehicles on Sunday, September 22, from 7am to 2pm *7am -8a, for cyclists only, to give full access to the roadway to hikers, runners and bicyclists, and to raise awareness about a proposed new public trail through the scenic Canyon. For more information visit https://www.84strollroll.com/