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E-News for Tuesday, January 16, 2018

E-News for Tuesday, January 16, 2018

James Logan Athletics 4th Annual Crab Feed
Save the Date, Saturday March 24th, 6:00pm at the Mark Green Sports Complex James Logan Athletics will be hosting their 4th Annual Crab Feed!  Tickets will be $45 and going on sale soon.  Mark your calendars and gather your friends!

Teacher Needed for STEM Enrichment at Searles Elementary School

Saturday NHUSD STEM Enrichment classes will run Saturdays 9-12 from February 24-March 24 at Searles.  We are looking for a teacher who is willing to teach one of these classes to upper elementary or middle school students (20 per class):  Food Science, Cardstock and marble roller coasters, The Tech Museum Challenge, Math Games or Architecture for Kids.  No experience with these specific topics is necessary, and you can get help with planning, and there is a stipend.  If you are a teacher in the district and you are interested, contact Vicki Baker  (

JLHS/Kids Zone Princess Club & Glam Squad Is Looking For Help To Help

The JLHS/KidsZone Princess Club & GlamSquad helps disadvantaged students attend Prom in style. Please donate gently used gowns and accessories to replenish our closet. Any monetary donations will go towards the purchase of bids for our displaced and foster youth. Volunteer barbers will be needed on 5/3/18 and hairstylists and makeup artists are needed on 5/5/18.

Please contact us for more info: ; ; ;

IVCMS Eighth-Graders Engage in Constitution Project, Need Community Volunteers

Itliong-Vera Cruz eighth-grade students will be analyzing and understanding the U.S. Constitution and challenged with the task of proposing an amendment to our system of government.

On Monday, January 29 and Tuesday, January 30, eighth-grade students will be presenting their proposals to a panel of "mock" members of the Senate and House of Representatives who will vote to determine if their amendment should pass.  Those who amendments pass, will be given an envelope to mail their proposal off to Senator Kamala Harris or Representative Bill Quirk.  

The site is in need of people who are willing to sit in on these presentations.  If you are able to help us on this day by being a panel member please sign up or  if know anyone who can help, please forward this sign-up genius to them.  


Kitayama Elementary Needs Your Help in Creating a Makerspace

Kitayama Elementary School is asking for your help.  They need donations to help stock their newest addition, a Makerspace work area for our students.

Makerspaces are areas that offer hands-on, creative ways for students to design, experiment, build and invent as they engage deeply in science, engineering, and tinkering.  They will learn skills to help prepare them for college and career.  They will also expand their knowledge of their curriculum and apply their learning to real life problem-solving situations.  Students will use these tools to work on individual projects aligned to their areas of interest.  The Makerspace aligns with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math).  We believe that every child who walks through our doors is a GENIUS and we will help them discover their passion!

The following items would be much appreciated: cardboard tubes (lg. & sm.), duct tape, blue painter tape, Scotch tape, empty tissue boxes, sturdy scissors, fabric, Legos, low temp. glue guns and glue sticks, plastic spoons, the possibilities are endless… * Items may be dropped off in the office or in room 29.

Searles Elementary School to Pilot Spanish Two-Way Immersion Program
Beginning in the 2018-19 school year, Searles Elementary School will be piloting and implementing a Spanish Two-Way Dual Immersion Language Program.  Starting with kindergarten and adding a grade level each year after, students in the program will receive instruction in Spanish and English.  Two-Way Dual Language Immersion program fosters bilingualism, biliteracy, enhanced awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity, and high levels of academic achievement through instruction in two languages.  This program is a wonderful way for Native Spanish speakers and Native English speakers to be proficient in two languages.

Parents of incoming kindergarten students who are interested in the program will be required to attend a Parent Information Meeting.  Please click here for more information.

IVCMS Looking for Interested Fathers and Father-Figures for Classes
Currently, IVC is hosting R3 Academy Fatherhood Classes to our Fathers and Father-Figures on Thursday evenings from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.  This 12-week course highlights the 3 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 session), Job Search Success Skills (2 sessions), and Money Management Skills (1 sessions).  Over the summer a few of our IVCMS fathers completed this workshop with great reviews and it was highlighted on the ABC News as well. Click the this link to learn more.

The results of an interest survey was collected and IVCMS will hold another 12-week session starting on March 1st. Registration is FREE, along with the classes and workbooks used due to a federal grant received by the organization teaching the classes, Healthy Relationships California, a non-profit, non sectarian education organization.  If you are interesting in participating space is limited, so please Pre-register online ASAP at: and then click on "Sign Up" at the top of the page.  The registration states Hayward but classes are in fact held at IVCMS.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact KenYetta Agregado at

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.