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E-News for Tuesday, March 21, 2017

E-News for Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Logan Boys Basketball Team Wins Division Championships, On Way to State!

Congratulations to James Logan High School’s Varsity Boys Basketball team as they beat Palo Alto High, 65-61, in overtime to win the Nor Cal Regional Division 1 Championship!

With a bid to NCS, after their loss to Dublin High, the boys battled their way through Modesto Christian, San Leandro High, Heritage High, and Palo Alto High School.  The last Logan Boys Basketball Team team to make it to the State Championships was in 1985.

The Boys Basketball Team plays Roosevelt High from Southern California this Friday, March 24th at 8pm at the new Golden 1 Center in Sacramento. Tickets can be purchased via Ticketmaster or at the door.

Please join our cheering squad this Friday!!

NHSF to Host 7th Annual Earth Day Run for Our Schools, April 22

The New Haven Schools Foundation is excited to announce its seventh annual 5K/10K community race, Earth Day Run for Our Schools.   5K/10K fans, families and students of the New Haven Unified School District and the surrounding communities are invited to be a part of this popular chip-timed event, which will take place on Saturday, April 22, 2017.  Runners and walkers can look forward to a great race that starts and finishes at Cesar Chavez Middle School.  Check-in and race day registration begins at 8:30 a.m.  The start time for the 5K and 10K races is 9:30 a.m.  The 5K/10K race course closes at 11:30 a.m.

More details and a printed flyer for race registration is available here.  

Online registration is available at

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.

Logan’s Institute of Community Leaders Enrolling Students for 2017-18
Families of current 8th graders are invited to attend an information session on Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 in the Itliong-Vera Cruz Middle School Multipurpose room.  Families can find information about the Institute of Community Leaders (ICL) program at!  For more information, please see the linked flyer.

IVCMS Student to Advance to State Science Fair with Recent Win

Over the weekend of March 11, Itliong-Vera Cruz Middle School sixth-grader, Ankita Deep, participated in the Alameda County Science Fair and won her category.   Her project, Feed-O-Meter, a smart device to water plants based on their moisture needs, was categorized under Robotics and Intelligent Machines for middle school participants. As the category winner, Ankita will have an opportunity to represent her school at the California State Science Fair, held in Los Angeles in late April and will also be eligible to apply for the Broadcom Masters Challenge.

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

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.

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.