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E-News for Tuesday, September 26, 2017

E-News for Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Services for Long-time CCMS Campus Monitor, Ms. Meeks, Friday, September 29

Services for Ms. Diane Meeks, the long-time campus monitor at Cesar Chavez Middle School, will be held on Friday, September 29, at 12:00 pm at the Bay Area Church, located at 2929 Peralta Ave, Fremont, CA.  Ms. Meeks passed away after a long battle with an illness.

After School Professional Development
Teaching and Learning is pleased to present several after-school professional development sessions, offered for District Credit and facilitated by New Haven staff.  Please click on this link to review the brochure and register for sessions.  The link allows you to register for multiple sessions.

We look forward to seeing you at the sessions!

Cross Country Team Raises $3,500 For Hurricane Relief at Ghebray Invitational

The James Logan Cross Country team raised $3,500 for hurricane victims around the world at the Ghebray Invitational Cross Country meet on Saturday, September 23, at Quarry Lakes.  Thanks for all the donations and the teams and individuals who participated in the event.  Maiko Mims and Rylie Harper won their individual races for high school. Harper established a new course record.  Joshua Kiang from IVCMS won the Boys Middle School race and Owen Johnson, a Logan alumnus, won the Open Race.

Zumba with Mimi at Guy Emanuele!
Long time community supporter and Zumba Instructor,  Mimi Quiroz, will be hosting new Zumba classes at Guy Emanuele Jr. Elementary School beginning Tuesday, September 26th at 6:30 pm. Joining Mimi will be Instructor, Judith Lopez. Classes will be free for the first two weeks and all proceeds go to the school. Please see the flier for more details.  Zumba classes will continue at Cesar Chavez Middle School on Monday and Wednesday at 6:30 pm and Saturdays at 9 am.

Click here for more information.

Equity Council Update

The New Haven Equity Council is excited to share with you various strategies in culturally responsive pedagogy and culturally relevant curriculum this year.  The Equity Council would like to invite you to preview an amazing app that allows you to choose a literary concept, the texts you want to use, and the app will give you a menu of songs/lyrics to help teach the concept.

Sage Salvo from WordsLiive will be in town to provide a demonstration on Tuesday, September 26th at 3:45 pm, in the CCMS Forum. Please RSVP here.  Short videos about the project can be found here and here.  The website: is undergoing construction but will be available after Wednesday this week.

Check out the Equity Council website here.

Cool Tools Conference in New Haven
East Bay CUE is proud and excited to partner with New Haven Unified School District to present Cool Tools for Learning, Fall 2017: The event for TK-12 teachers who think, lead, and change education one student at a time.

Registration will be free for the first 50 NHUSD registrants.  You'll receive breakfast, lunch, either a new or one year CUE membership renewal,  .4 units of District credit, and you'll walk away with mind-blowing tech integration ideas you can use in your classroom on Monday!

Date: Saturday, October 7, 2017
Time: 8:30-3:30
Location: New Haven Adult School, 600 G Street, Union City, CA 94587

Click here to register.

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).

Mother/Daughter STEM Discovery Day
The American Association of University Women, Fremont Branch, will proudly sponsor their thirty-seventh Mother/Daughter STEM Discovery Day on Saturday, November 4, 2017, at Hopkins Jr. High School.  This day of science, technology, engineering, and math activities is geared toward fifth and sixth-grade girls and their mothers.  For more information on the event, including how to register, please click here.


Free and Informative Fatherhood Class To Start October 12 at IVCMS

The R3 Academy Fatherhood Class is set to start at Itliong-Vera Cruz Middle School on Thursday, October 12, at 6:00 pm.  Called the R3 Academy due to it’s focus on three of the most important relationships in a father’s life (with his child/children, with his children’s mother, and with colleagues at work), participants will learn communication skills, job search and money management skills that will positively impact all these relationships.

Fathers and expectant fathers interested in this multi-week class are encouraged to attend the next Information Night on Thursday, September 28, from 6:00-7:00 pm.  To view a recent KGO News story on the project, please click here.

For more information on this free and powerful academy, please click here.

New Haven Equity Council
The New Haven Equity Council will hold its first meeting of the year on Tuesday, October 10th at 4:00 pm. The meeting will be held at Cesar Chavez Middle School.

Please visit our website for information on meeting dates; local conferences and workshops; curriculum resources; and recommended titles for staff and students.

The New Haven Equity Council, formed in 2009 as the Equity Task Force, will continue to meet once per month this school year and will continue to address the priority issues of:

  • Improving the level to which curriculum, instruction, and grading address students’ cultural and individual needs, including materials, learning modalities, learning targets and assessments.
  • Ensuring that students have safe and adequate opportunities to address issues of race, culture, gender orientation and religion by providing for student voice and perspective, and a process for democratic action.
  • Supporting district staff and families with understanding the definition of Equity and Social Justice, by providing professional development and workshops.

Luna Mexicana: Day of the Dead Celebration
The Division of Teaching and Learning and the Oakland Ballet Company are proud to present Luna Mexicana: Day of the Dead Celebration. This professional theatrical dance production celebrates Dias De Los Muertos (Day Of The Dead). It will be an exciting, lavish, vibrant evening of visual and performing art and entertainment.

This event will be held at the James Logan High School Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 6:00pm. General admission tickets are $15.00 + processing fees and can be purchased online here.

Advanced ticket purchases are highly recommended.

Join New Haven Unified School District and the Oakland Ballet for this incredible evening.

October is Filipino American History Month

October is Filipino American History Month! To kick it off, the Filipino-American Educators Association (FAEAC) is hosting its biennial conference on September 29-30 in San Diego. PASE (Pilipino-American Society For Education) will be co-hosting this conference. Curriculum for Assembly bills 123 ( Filipinos in the Farm Labor Movement) and 199 (World War II in the Philippines) will be debuted. These lessons are aligned to the new CA History/Social Science Framework. For information on registration, please visit

PASE, in partnership with FANHS ( Filipino-American National Historical Society) will be hosting a Filipino-American History Month Celebration at Itliong-Vera Cruz Middle School on Saturday, October 14th, from 10am-4pm. The event is free and open to the public. Please visit this link for more information.

The Mutt Strut Is Coming!
Attention dog lovers! The New Haven Schools Foundation is once again presenting its super-popular “Mutt Strut” event on Saturday, October 7. 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 and costume contests, a pet adoption center, and pet-related vendors. Individual and family tickets are on sale now at Guests receive an event t-shirt and a goody bag with lots of treats. Sign up before September 22 to get the early bird discount!

Save the Date for “Diamonds in Education”
The New Haven Schools Foundation’s annual gala raises funds that support educational and extra-curricular programs in our schools. It will be held on Saturday, October 21 at the Paradise Palace / Mirage Ballroom, and features dinner and cocktails, casino games and prizes, DJ dancing, and auction items. This year, it will also recognize the NHUSD teachers and classified employees of the 2016-17 school year, and honor a local organization and an individual who have given extraordinary effort to supporting education in our community. Tickets are available online, at Please join in to support this worthy cause!

New Haven Adult School
Classes start September 11th. Visit our NEW website at for up to date information. For our complete Fall & Winter 2017 brochure, click here.

High School Diploma & GED: registration Aug 29 & 30

English as a Second Language: registration Sept 6 & 7
Career & Technical Education: registration
Community Ed: Yoga & Essential Oils, Traffic School & Driver's Ed.