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E-News for Tuesday, June 6, 2017


E-News for Tuesday, June 6, 2017


Last Day of School for Students is Thursday, June 8

The 2016-17 school year comes to a close on Thursday, June 8.  Thursday will be a minimum day for most schools.  Please check with your school site for dismissal times.


The first day of school for the 2017-18 school year is scheduled for Wednesday, August 30, 2017.


Memorial Services for Victim of Memorial Day Auto Accident Shared

Memorial services for Briana Ortega will be held Saturday, June 10, 2017, beginning at 7:00 pm, at the Chapel of the Chimes, located at 32992 Mission Blvd., in Hayward.  A GoFundMe campaign has been started by the family to cover funeral costs.  A link to the fundraiser can be found here.


The family of the young man who lost his life in the accident, Simon Sotelo, is hosting a fundraiser to cover the cost of burial services.  Those who wish to support the family are asked to visit the Straw Hat Pizza, located at 1653 Industrial Parkway on on Thursday, June 8.  Twenty percent of all purchases made that day will go to the family.  For more information, please click here.


Eastin Elementary Officially Sets Square Dancing Record, For a While

After over a year of waiting, Guinness finally informed Delaine Eastin Elementary School that in March of 2016, they broke and held the Guinness World Record for the Largest Square Dance in the world with 880 participants.  Although the record was broken a few months later, Delaine Eastin Elementary was a world record holder.


For a link to a story on the successful attempt, including video, please click here.


Guiding Coalition Meets
The Guiding Coalition met on May 22-23 to participate in a strategic planning / sustainability process, focused on Goal 1 of the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP): College, Career and Life Readiness.  Both days were facilitated by Karla Eslinger and Jeff Sellers, who have been supporting Race to the Top districts to plan for sustainability. The process included seven steps, as outlined below.

  • Step 1: Identify Priority reforms and Areas of Focus
  • Step 2: Identify What Long-Term Success Looks Like
  • Step 3: Identify Key Strategies to Achieve Outcomes
  • Step 4: Identify Sustainability Champions
  • Step 5: Identify Policy and Budget Opportunities
  • Step 6: Create Monitoring & Reporting Progress Plan
  • Step 7: Commit to Immediate Next Steps

​At the end of two days, we ended with a detailed plan to move forward with work on Goal 1. Please refer to the agenda for more details.​


Bataan Legacy Historical Society is Looking for Teachers

Do you have an interest in the events of WWII? The Bataan Legacy Historical Society is recruiting teachers to help develop lesson plans for the implementation of WW II in the Philippines, a section of the new History/Social Science Framework for Grade 11.

Teachers will receive stipends for this work. Please click here for more information. Thank you.


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 - Please Consider Donating Non-Perishable Food Items!

Union City Kids' Zone Resource Center houses a Food & Clothing Pantry available to any student, family and community member. We accept nonperishable food items, basic household & toiletry goods, and gently used clothing. Click here for a list of “high-need” items.


Pantry hours are Mondays from 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm and Thursdays from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm or by appointment (510) 476-2770.  If you are interested in donating to the Union City Kids' Zone Food & Clothing Pantry - the following items are still in need: pasta sauce, noodles, dried or canned beans, tuna, crackers, cup-o-noodles, top ramen, macaroni and cheese (please visit our website to learn more about donatable items at


Writer’s Workshop Institute - DATE CHANGE
The Division of Teaching & Learning is proud to present a day long institute for Writer’s Workshop on August 15, 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


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.


Logan Track and Field Stars Shine in State Meet

Logan senior Jered Espanola and junior Hannah Hall had outstanding performances at the 2017 CIF State Track & Field Championships.  Jered, the current school record holder with a jump of 16’2”, placed in the pole vault with a jump of 15'4"  Jered Espanola will be attending UC Davis in the fall.

For the third straight year eleventh-grade student Hannah Hall made it to the finals.  This year she placed third in the  shot put and sixth in the discus.

CIF State Track & Field Championships is considered the greatest Track and  Field Meet in the world for this age group.


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

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 19, 20, 21



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.