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E-News for Tuesday, December 5, 2017

E-News for Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Logan’s Girls Volleyball Team Falls to Santa Margarita at State

Last Friday evening, the Girls Volleyball team to Santa Margarita in the Division 1 State Finals.  The girls played well and represented themselves, their families, their school and their community with class.  The girls finish the season having lost only five matches all season and being ranked #89 Nationally.  In related news, Tatiana Tolefoa was named NCS Fall Sports Scholar Athlete of the Year.  Congratulations to the girls, coaches and everyone involved with the program!

Ylana Lauren Barrozo
Angeli Faith Deanon
Angelina Estrada
Haley Garcia
Alexandria Gloria
Ruby Joy Santos
Tatiana Toleafoa
Maxine Tuazon
Josephina Tuinauvai
Taumafa Tuinauvai
Abigail Viado
Juliana Viado

This marks the official completion of the Fall season which was a resounding success across the board.  Logan athletes posted over a 3.0 GPA, won three MVAL League titles and represented the best of what Logan Athletics has to offer in their post season competitions with Cross Country and Volleyball taking us all the way into state competition.  Thank you as always for the support and off into the winter season we roll!

Miles for Smiles Program Needs Your Help to Help Others

The Miles For Smiles Program sponsored by the James Logan Cross Country Team will be serving the community again this year during the Christmas Holidays.  The program serves the needy, special needs students and their families, veterans and seniors.  This season, the program will also be donating twenty Christmas trees.  The program is looking for donations and names of any families or individuals in need.

Listed below are some items that can be donated and are in high need.

School Supplies


Gift Certificates



Educational Items




Sports Equipment

Donations will wrapped and delivered on Saturday December 23 at Logan in the Boys PE office starting at 10:00 AM.  Anyone is welcome to help!

The Miles for Smiles program is sponsored by the James Logan Cross Country Team and is based out of James Logan High School.  The programs does many activities during the year including visits to homes, days at the movies, taking students and adults out to community events and donations to families all year long.

Contact Coach Webb for more information

Minutes from the District's Guiding Coalition / LCAP Meeting
The Guiding Coalition met on November 28, 2017.  Data regarding our progress on three goals in the District Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) was shared.  

In addition to the LCAP work, the Guiding Coalition reviewed the updated Vision 2025 and the Graduate Profile.  For more detailed information on the meeting, please read the Guiding Coalition Minutes for November 28, 2017.

IVCMS Looking for Interested Fathers and Father-Figures for Classes

Itliong-Vera Cruz Middle School is hosting R3 Academy Fatherhood Classes for our Fathers and Father-Figures on Thursday evenings from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.  These classes are both in English and Spanish.  This 12-week course highlights the three key relationships that Fathers and Father-Figures have: with child(ren), co-parent, and at work.  The weeks are focused into Relationship and Parenting Skills (8 sessions), Job Search Success Skills (2 sessions), and Money Management Skills (1 session).  Over the summer, a few of our IVCMS fathers completed this workshop with great reviews and it was highlighted on ABC News as well. Click the R3 Academy Classes link to learn more.

We have heard such great feedback from our Fathers and Father-Figures that we are considering starting another set of 12 week R3 Academy Classes in February.  We would like to see if there is enough interest among IVC's and the NHUSD's Father and Father-Figures to do so.  A minimum of 12 participants are needed to commit to enrolling with a "Yes" or a "Maybe" for the course (English & Spanish) in order for these classes to take place.  

Registration is FREE, along with the classes and workbooks used due to a federal grant received by the organization teaching the classes. That organization is the Healthy Relationships California, a non-profit, non-sectarian educational organization.

Please take a moment to fill out a brief survey to let us know your interests.

Thank you so much for your time and participating in this survey.  Your feedback is greatly appreciated.

Logan House Principal, Mr. Polk, Nominated as Life Changer of the Year

Congratulations to James Logan High School House Principal, Mr. Ron Polk for his nomination for the Life Changer of the Year Award by the National Life Group Foundation.  Mr. Polk is exceptionally deserving of this recognition and accepts this nomination on behalf of so many deserving and hard-working educators.

Check out his nomination here!

The finalists for the award will be announced in January.  YOU CAN HELP by adding a comment to Mr. Polk's nomination on the website above.  The more nominations the better!  The schools and the top finalists receive a cash award of up to $10,000.  

Again, congratulations to Mr. Polk!  And thank you to all the educators on our campus who make a positive impact in young people's lives.

Logan's Black Student Union to Host Kwanzaa Celebration December 21

The Logan Black Students Union (BSU) is sponsoring its annual Kwanzaa celebration on December 21st. The program will be held in the Student Union beginning at 5:30pm. It is a potluck, so bring a dish to share!

13th Annual Holiday Toy Drive and Car Meet, Sunday, December 10
The New Haven Teachers Association, Alameda County Fire District and the Union City Police Officer’s Association are proud to present the 13th Annual Holiday Toy Drive and Car Meet on Sunday, December 10, from 11:00 am through 3:00 pm at James Logan High School.  Admission to the event and car space are free.  Visitors are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate.

More information regarding this event can be found here.

Educational Tour to China in June 2018
Logan High School teacher, Ms. Du, is planning an educational tour to China in June 2018!   The group will see Beijing’s Imperial palaces, walk the vast Great Wall of China, tour the Temple of Heaven, visit Xi’an to see the Terra Cotta soldiers, explore Reed Flute Caves in Guilin and stroll through old Colonial Shanghai.  Please check out for tour details.  Please sign up asap since space is limited.  Please click here for instructions if you are interested in joining us for this exciting tour.  Please contact Explorica directly at 1888-310-7121. or Ms. Du at 510-471-2520 ext. 60249 or if you need further assistance.   

Attention Logan Alumni!

James Logan High School is in the process of building a more complete Alumni Database and Network.  Please take a few seconds and fill out the form found here.  Feel free to share the link with any other alumni you know!  Your support is appreciated as always!

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!


Union City Kids' Zone (UCKZ)
UCKZ operates a dynamic Family Center, located at Barnard-White Middle School.  UCKZ Family Liaisons, assigned to specific school sites, expand access to UCKZ and partner resources for the community. Liaisons provide case management and resource linkages for displaced/low wage families/youth who receive needed support with shelter, transportation, emergency food, clothing, job training/job search (Highway to Work & Cypress Mandela), financial coaching/taxes (SparkPoint), affordable childcare (Kidango) applying for benefits, and our safe parking lots program for displaced families ~ all co-located at the UCKZ Family Center.

UCKZ partners with community volunteers and over 35 community agencies!  Since September of 2017, the following resources have been rolled out through Union City Kids' Zone/New Haven Unified School District in collaboration with:


  • Big Smiles - provided over 300 students district-wide with preventative and restorative dental care; onsite at school.
  • Vision to Learn - 146 students received free eye exams and free glasses; also onsite at their respective school.
  • Shoes that Fit - 55 new sneakers were given to NHUSD students.
  • Compassion Network - 79 families were recipients of thanksgiving meals; and students at Logan High School and Conley-Caraballo High School receive monthly snacks from Compassion Network.

The following collaborative partners have been instrumental in donating holiday gifts, food, gift cards, toys and more to students and families this holiday season:


  • New Haven Adult School, Bay Bomb Car Club, Fremont Elk Lodge, Safe Passages, Resonate Movement, Centro de Servicios, Esquivez Family, Union City Police Department, Bart Police Department, New Haven Unified School District & School sites.


Last, but not least, thank you to the following organizations for the on-going food security support given to our families:

Daily Bowl and Alameda County Food Bank

Union City Kids' Zone invites you to visit the Family Center located at 725 Whipple Road, Union City, CA; or visit us on the web at to learn more about events and resources.