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E-News for Tuesday, October 10, 2017

E-News for Tuesday, October 10, 2017

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.

Logan High Homecoming is Friday, October 20
James Logan is hosting American High on Friday, October 20, for our annual Homecoming football game and festivities!  Junior Varsity kicks off at 4:30 and Varsity kicks off at 7:00.  Come support the team and see some old friends!  

Beat the line in front of the stadium and buy your tickets online here.

Itliong-Vera Cruz Middle School College Fair to be Held Tonight, Tuesday, October 10

The Eighth-Grade Project Based Learning students are throwing Itliong-Vera Cruz Middle School’s annual College Fair.  Parents, friends, and community members are invited to learn about colleges through student created presentations and displays.

The event will be held on Tuesday, October 10, from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM in the IVCMS Gym.

NHSF to Benefit from Rotary Chili Pepper Challenge
Can you feel the heat? The New Haven Schools Foundation has been selected as a beneficiary of the Area 3 Rotary Hot Chili Pepper Challenge. Six Rotary Clubs in tri-cities have joined together in this annual fundraising appeal that raised over $40,000 for local charities last year. This year, Rotary will match your donations, so every dollar contributed will be matched by two dollars from Rotary until we reach $5000. If you’d like to participate and support NHSF, visit and enter #spicyschools in the notes area of the donation form. Please share the news on your social media to help spread the word.
“Diamonds in Education” Gala Tickets on Sale Now
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 teacher and classified employee of the 2016-17 school year, Tina Bobadilla-Mastel and Susan Glenn. We will honor retired counselor Don del Pilar with the Guy Emanuele Community Service Award, and will present the City of Union City with the Tom Kitayama award for service by a business or organization. All of these honorees have given extraordinary effort to supporting education in our community. Tickets are available online, at Please join in to support this worthy cause!

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!

Zumba with Mimi at Guy Emanuele!
Join Mimi and Judith at Guy Emanuele on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 pm for a super fun Zumba class! Classes are free this week. Future classes will be $5 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.

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.

Tools For Change, Workshop for Parents and Caregivers of Adolescents Begins October 18
Do you want a better relationship with your teen? Join us for our workshop and learn strategies to improve parenting skills and increase well-being in your home.

Who: Union City Youth and Family Services in collaboration with Fremont Youth & Family Services
When: Four Consecutive Wednesdays, 6:00pm – 9:00pm (starts October 18, 2017)
Where:  Fremont Family Resource Center, Pacific Room, 39155 Liberty Street
Contact: To register call Anya (510)-574-2125 or email
Cost: One-time $50 fee to register, scholarship applications are available upon request

October is Filipino American History Month
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. Guest speakers include Former Golden State Warrior, Raymond Townsend and Supervisor Richard Valle. There will also be performances by our New Haven students!  Please visit this link for more information.

New Haven Adult School Offers NEW Wellness Classes
Empower yourself with yoga and essential oil wellness classes at New Haven Adult School. These are great classes for educators! All classes will be held at New Haven Adult School. You can register for class by calling (510) 489-2185 or stop by the office to register in person.

Yoga with Shubangi
Our classes welcome everyone, regardless of fitness level, or yoga experience.  Your teacher will help you to take your practice where you'd like to go.
Sept 11-Dec 18  (no class 11/20) | 5:00 -6:00 pm | Class Fee $56 for 13 weeks| Multi-Purpose Room

Yoga with Shamekia
Our classes welcome everyone, regardless of fitness level, or yoga experience.  Your teacher will help you to take your practice where you'd like to go. Learn yoga postures and philosophy as well as a 5 minute closing meditation. See flyer here.
Oct 11-Nov 15| 11:45am-12:45pm | Class Fee $30 for 6 weeks| Multi-Purpose Room

DIY Rollerballs|Sprays|Diffuser Jewelry
Join us as we learn to make rollerballs, sprays, and diffuser jewelry using essential oils. Each participant will have the choice to make a custom rollerball, spray, or diffuser bracelet to take home.
October 16: 4-6pm | Class Fee $10 | Materials Fee $10 | Room 16

Essential Oils for Green Cleaning
Many of us focus on what we put into our bodies, but are we aware of what we are breathing while we clean our home? In this workshop, we will discuss how essential oils can be diffused into natural cleaning products to detoxify our homes. Participants will learn to make natural cleaning products. Each participant will make and take home a green cleaning product of their choice.
October 23: 4-6pm | Class Fee $10 | Materials Fee $10 | Room 16

Essential Oils for Pets
Our fur babies can be cared for in a natural way too. In this workshop, we will discuss how essential oils can be used for your dogs and cats, as well as remedies for common pet ailments.  Each participant will take home a custom pet spray.
October 30: 4-6pm | Class Fee $10 | Materials Fee $10 | Room 16

Please click this link for class descriptions. You can also view page 16 of our brochure for additional details.

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).