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E-News for Tuesday, May 30, 2017

E-News for Tuesday, May 30, 2017


Join ICL Graduation Celebration on Tuesday, May 30

The Institute of Community Leaders' Celebration of Graduates for the Class of 2017 will be held tonight, Tuesday, May 30th, at the James Logan High School Center for the Performing Arts at 7pm.  All are invited to help celebrate ICL's third class of graduates, and wish them well in their future endeavors!


Third Annual Statewide Teachers Summit, Friday, July 28, 2017

California teachers are working hard to foster inclusive classrooms, spark learning and equip all students to succeed. This is a difficult job, especially at a time when our country is divided and our core values as educators are being challenged. Now more than ever, teachers deserve an opportunity to come together and share ways to support our students, protect our values as educators and set an example for the rest of the country.


On July 28, the third annual Better Together: California Teachers Summit will bring teachers across the state together for a powerful day of learning led by teachers, for teachers. The Summit is a unique opportunity for teachers to come together to collaborate, re-energize ahead of the new school year and be a part of a teacher network that will last beyond the Summit. Building on momentum from the past two years, the Summit will feature TED-style EdTalks presented by local teachers, Edcamp discussions on teacher-selected topics, and opportunities for networking and sharing ideas and resources with fellow teachers. By bringing California teachers together, the Summit will empower teachers to support our students, protect our values as educators and set an example for the nation.

The Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities, the California State University and New Teacher Center are organizing the third annual Summit. The event is free to all California pre-K-12 teachers, teacher candidates, school administrators and other educators.


For more information, visit

Back -to-School Mindfulness Retreat for Educators
Would you like to start the school year with patience and presence instead of stress and busy-ness? Renew and revitalize yourself with a silent day of mindfulness. Learn basic practices to care for yourself so that you can meet life's challenges with more stability. Participants will enjoy guided mindfulness practice, mindful walking, eating, and stretching throughout the day. Experience how to transition from the ease of summer to the start of your school year with intention. Perfect for beginners and skilled practitioners.  Please click here to register.  This session is limited to the first 30 registrants.

Date: August 21, 2017

Time: 8:30-3:30

Location: Pioneer Elementary School, Room 34

Compensation: Certificated/classified hourly rate or 0.4 units of district credit

Union City Kids' Zone - Updates, Celebrations, and Thank Yous!

Union City Kids' Zone is appreciative towards the following organizations for granting funds to continue the NHUSD/Union City Kids' Zone work ahead:


  • 21st Century Community Learning Center
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • City of Union City
  • Fremont Bank
  • New Haven Schools Foundation ~ the Brian Kelly Tutoring Grant

James Logan High School student, Stephanie Zeng, began the Readership program with elementary students at the ZONE After School Program at Searles Elementary School!  She and a group of Logan High School students have been volunteering their time weekly since January to work one-on-one with students to deepen the relationship between student and reading! The Readership program also received a $500 grant from the Brian Kelly Tutoring Grant! Thank you Stephanie for your innovation and commitment to strengthening the love of reading!

The JLHS Biomedical Engineering Society's STEMulate Pilot Program introduced 4th & 5th grade students from the ZONE After School Program at Searles Elementary School to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics through fun hands-on curriculum created and taught by Summer Batasin, Joshua La Rosa, and Romy Mastel (all BMES Co-Founders)!  Thank you BMES Board and volunteers for "STEMulating" our minds!

Vision to Learn in collaboration with NHUSD/UCKZ will provide students at Alvarado Elementary School (29 students), Hillview Crest Elementary School (28 students), and Emanuele Elementary School (29 students ) with free vision screening and will get fitted for glasses!

Summer Enrichment Scholarships

Over 50 families districtwide came together at the UCKZ office to learn more about summer enrichment opportunities and applied for scholarships offered through East Bay Regional Parks and the City of Union City's Community & Recreation Services.  

Fifteen students applied for and were granted $500 each through the Youth Opportunity Scholarships, which pays for summer camps or other enrichment opportunities for rising 6th - 8th grade students.

The Ohlone for Kids Enrichment Association awarded 50 scholarships to NHUSD students to take part in the Ohlone for Kids Program to take place at IVCMS this summer!  

Thank you NHUSD students, parents, staff, and community members for making this school year successful!  A special thank you to Mrs. Kathy Kelly for volunteering weekly at the Union City Kids' Zone office making the food and clothing pantry beautiful; and thank you to Mr. Paddy Iyre's Daily Bowl for weekly food delivery to the Union City Kids' Zone office - many families and community members have benefited greatly through these nutritious meals!  TOGETHER WE ARE BETTER!  


Decoto School for Independent Study is Moving!!!
After 5 years at its current location that is shared with the New Haven Adult School, Decoto School for Independent Study is moving to the Barnard White campus on 725 Whipple Road, only a few minutes away, starting in the fall for the 2017-18 school year.  After much consideration and discussion with staff members, it was decided it would be in the best interest of the school and students for the move. The new location provides much needed space, with additional classrooms for student and staff use.


Annual Relay for Life to be Held Saturday, July 8

Challenged issued!  Which New Haven school can have the highest percentage participants in the 2017 Relay for Life?  The American Cancer Society’s annual Relay for Life will take place this year on Saturday, July 8 at James Logan High School.  Relay is the very popular event which is part fundraiser, part party (multiple live performances and fun events throughout the day) and includes moving ceremonies to honor those that have survived cancer as well as honor those we have lost to this dreaded disease.  Go to this website and add your name to your school’s team!    More information on this event can be found in the linked flyer.    Any questions, contact Grace Chang at


Writer’s Workshop Institute
The Division of Teaching & Learning is proud to present a day long institute for Writer’s Workshop on August 8, 2017 from 8:00-3:00 at the ESC. The institute will offer participants a variety of topics to choose from including: Launching the Writer’s Workshop for new teachers or new to WW teachers, Conferring, Integrating Technology, Immersion & Mentor Text, Informational Writing, and Opinion/Argument Writing. The institute is open for teachers in grades TK-8th, participants may choose to be paid their hourly rate or receive .4 units of district credit. We hope to see you there!

Google Form to Register & Select Sessions


Retiring Long-Time NHUSD Teachers to Have Celebration on Friday, June 2

After 65 combined years of teaching, the Forrests are retiring! Come join Dave and Marilyn for a celebration of their many contributions to James Logan High School and the New Haven Unified School District over the years.  The party will be on June 2nd, starting at 4:00 pm.  Click here for further details and to RSVP by May 24th.


Logan’s Prince/Princess Project Needs Your Help!

The Logan Prince/Princess Project will be loaning caps and gowns to graduating seniors who need them. They are in dire need of donations of red caps and gowns.  Anyone who has a red (or black) cap and gown to donate can bring it to Logan, attention Erin Dal Porto (room 42). Also, if you have borrowed a cap and gown in the past, we kindly ask you to return it to Erin Dal Porto as soon as possible.

Summer School at New Haven Adult School

Career & Technical Education Classes

  • -NEW CLASS-Health & Human Services June 12-August 8
    • Get ready for college science courses like physiology & anatomy at the Health Science Essentials Summer Boot Camp! This pre-college program is FREE for young adults 18-24!
    • Class starts June 12th. Click here to find out more!



  • ESL Classes June 19-July 27
    • Mornings
      • Mon-Thurs, 8:30am-11:30am
    • Evenings
      • Tues/Wed, 5:30pm-8:30pm
    • Registration June 6 & 7, 8:00am OR 5:00pm
    • Registration takes approximately 3 hours
    • No child care available during registration


  • High School Diploma & GED June 19-July 27
    • Mornings
      • Mon-Thurs, 8:30am-11:30am
    • Afternoons
      • Tues/Wed, 12:30pm-3:00pm
    • Evenings
      • Tues/Wed, 5:30pm-8:30pm
    • Registration June 13 & 14, 8:30am OR 5:30pm
    • Registration takes approximately 1 hour
    • No child care available during registration


  • Adult Basic Education June 19-July 27
    • Evenings
      • Tues/Wed, 5:30pm-8:30pm
    • Registration June 13 & 14, 8:30am OR 5:30pm
    • Registration takes approximately 1 hour
    • No child care available during registration


Driver's Education June 20, 21, 22



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 2017. Please pick up an application at the ESC or contact Mary Rios at 471-1100 x60517.  For an application, please click this link.