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E-News for Tuesday, March 14, 2017

E-News for Tuesday, March 14, 2017

NHUSD School Board Student Member, Jaden Gray, Appointed to California State Board of Education

James Logan High School junior and New Haven Unified School Board Student Member, Jaden Gray, has been appointed to the California State Board of Education by Governor Brown. Gray has been an intern clerk in the Law Offices of John L. Burris since 2016 and a student at Logan High School since 2015.  He is chair of the Union City Youth Commission, a founding member of the James Logan High School Young Democrats Club, a member of the California Association of Students Councils, and the James Logan High School Speech and Debate Team. This position requires Senate confirmation.

New Haven Schools Foundation Executive Director, Helen Kennedy, Honored

New Haven School Foundations​ Executive Director, Helen Kennedy, has been named Woman of the Year for Education in the 20th Assembly District​ by Assemblymember Bill Quirk​.​  She was honored on Saturday, March 11 at the 4th Annual Woman of the Year Celebration at the Chabot College Event Center.  

Congratulations Helen!  Well deserved!

Logan Soccer Star Update​
Congratulations to Logan soccer stars Zinet Siddiqi and Vanessa Mejia.  Zinet recently competed for the women’s National team of Afghanistan at the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) tournament held in Kanchanjuna, Shiliguri, Inda.

Zinet was a starter and an impact player for all of the games played at the Kanchenjunga Stadium, which has a capacity of thirty thousand fans.

Vanessa was recently selected to the Elite Club National League Player Development Program National Training Camp held in Portland Oregon.  This is a very prestigious honor that athletes from the best clubs and teams from all over the United States were invited to.  Also included in this event were current U.S. youth national team U-18 members, NSCAA All American players and Parade Magazine High School All Americans.

Both Vanessa and Zinet are currently being recruited by NCAA division I and II universities.

Winter Guard International, Union City Regional, to Be Held Next Weekend at Logan
James Logan High School will host the 2017 Union City WGI Color Guard Contest this weekend.  Preliminaries start on Saturday, March 18, with about forty groups in attendance and finals are on Sunday, March 19.  Please click here for more information.

Alameda County Reading Association to Host Book Club for Semester Credit

Need semester units? Join Alameda County Reading Association for a chance to engage in conversation and learning centered around growth mindset. Read A Mindset for Learning, by Christine Hertz and Kristine Mraz.  Then, join ACRA for a book club discussion. Earn a semester unit while doing so.  The book club discussion will be held Thursday, April 13 at El Patio Restaurant, 37311 Fremont Blvd., Fremont, from 4:00 - 5:30 pm.  Please click here for more details.  Contact Sandy De Muri at to sign up.

Searles Elementary Day with the Oakland A's
Join Searles Elementary School on Saturday, April 22, for an A's game! First 10,000 fans get an A's/Warriors T-Shirt. Tickets are $20 each in the Plaza Reserved Section. Please click here for more information.

CCMS STEM Robotics Team Needs Your Help!
The Cesar Chavez Middle School STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Robotics Team could use support from parents and high school students who are interested in coaching and mentoring younger students.  If you or someone you know has an affinity for technology or robotics, please consider supporting this worthy endeavor.  The CCMS students are eager and the teacher, Carolyn Aguirre, is excited!  We would like to capitalize on the talents and assets that exist within the New Haven community.  If you are interested, please contact Carolyn Aguirre at or Vicki Baker at

New Haven Pilipino-American Society For Education (NH PASE) Scholarships
NH PASE is proud to announce our annual scholarships for 2016-17.  These scholarships were established to support students of Filipino and Filipino-American descent, and their college endeavors.

For more information and to download the scholarship application, please visit:

Any questions can be directed to Mr. Angeles, Ms. Bobadilla, or Mr. Santos

Logan’s Institute of Community Leaders Enrolling Students for 2017-18
Families of current 8th graders are invited to attend a second information session on Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 at Itliong-Vera Cruz Middle School.  We'll meet in the Multipurpose room from 6:30 - 7:30.  Families can find information about the Institute of Community Leaders (ICL) program at!

Spring Professional Development Opportunities
Many teachers have asked for courses offered for district credit, as a way to learn and as a way to move over on the salary schedule.  This spring, we are offering a variety of professional development opportunities for district credit. Please click on this link to learn more.

Applications Now Being Accepted for Peer Language Model Program
New Haven Unified School District accepts a few typically developing peers to serve as language models in each of our preschool classrooms.  General education peers are placed according to availability. The Peer Language Model component is an important part of our program.  Children learn not only from adults, but from watching and interacting with other children.  New Haven is now accepting applications for Fall 2016. Please pick up an application at the ESC or contact Mary Rios at 471-1100 x60517.  For an application, please click this link.

Writing Workshop: Informational Writing
Come join us for an afternoon of  Writer’s Workshop professional development where we will grow our work on informational writing with a focus on research writing. Participants will be given time to plan for immersion, develop a model piece of writing and collaboratively plan teaching points for informational writing.

Date: Tuesday 3-28-2017
Time: 2:45-4:45
Location:  ESC
Target Audience: Grades TK-5th
Hourly Compensation or District Credit is Available

If you are interested, please click on this link to register.

NHUSD and Union City Kids' Zone to host Art Parent Workshops

We are excited and pleased to invite you to a series of workshops tailored to develop Community, Parental Engagement and Academic Advocacy through Art!  The 9-week workshop series will start Tuesday, March 28 – Tuesday, May 30th at IVCMS.  For additional information please join us for an orientation on Tuesday, March 21st from 9:00—10:30 AM at Itliong-Vera Cruz Middle School (31604 Alvarado Blvd Union City, Ca. 94587).  Click here for more information.

E4K Day at UC Berkeley
Union City Kids' Zone took 94 4th - 6th grade students from NHUSD to UC Berkeley's Engineering 4 Kids Day on Saturday, March 11, 2017.  Students took part in a variety of hands-on math and science related activities (i.e., Programming and commanding robots, Constructing electrical circuitry, Building DNA, Imagining alternative energy, Testing aerodynamics, Understanding sustainability, and Constructing dams).  Thank you to all NHUSD staff and parents for chaperoning!  

ZUMBA - A Fundraiser for Prom
Please join us for a Zumba fundraising event to help NHUSD students get to prom on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 6:20 pm located at Cesar Chavez Middle School ~ $10 suggested donation!  
For additional information please contact Abby Andrade  Please click here for more information.

Union City Kids' Zone - SAVE THE DATES and more ...
Union City Kids' Zone Open House Celebration - Saturday, March 25, 2017
Union City Kids' Zone Community and Service Partners Invite You to "Welcome to the Zone" Our Open House Celebration.  Come learn more about Union City Kids' Zone & Partner services, while enjoying food, fun, activities, music, and more on Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at Barnard-White Middle School (725 Whipple Road, Union City, CA). Please click here for more information.

Union City Kids' Zone to Host Vino with Amigos Fundraiser, Friday, May 5, 2017
Going to wine country is fun, but sometimes it’s nice to not have to drive miles and miles from one winery to another.  Be surrounded by friends for a night of fun and Cinco de Mayo festivities as we bring wine country to Union City for a great cause!  Come learn the stories behind six different Latino-owned wines and sample each one at the Union City Kids' Zone's Vino with Amigos!  Please click here for more information.  Proceeds from this event will go towards our community's families in need.