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E-News for Tuesday, January 30, 2018

E-News for Tuesday, January 30, 2018

New Haven Unified Elementary Extravaganza, Thursday, March 5th
The New Haven Unified School District is hosting the first ELEMENTARY EXTRAVAGANZA!!  This will be a performing arts event showcasing the choirs and musical groups from all seven of our elementary schools in a single performance (over 500 performing students!).

Please help us spread the word for this exciting evening and plan to join us!!

Date: Thursday, March 8th and Friday, March 9th - 7:00 pm
Location: Logan Pavilion 1800 H Street Union City 94587
Tickets: $10.00 + processing fee

Advanced ONLINE ticket sales are HIGHLY encouraged and can be purchased here.

This event will have RESERVED seating
All proceeds will support Elementary Music Programs in the district

More information can be found here

Director of Assessment, Tracie Noriega, Winner of ACSA’s Regional Valuing Diversity Award

New Haven’s Director of Assessment and Evaluation, Tracie Noriega, was chosen by the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA), Region 6, to receive it’s Valuing Diversity Award.  This award is given to an administrator who epitomizes ACSA’s Mission Statement by her efforts in promoting diversity and support for all of the children, parents and staff at their school or district.   

Congratulations, Ms. Noriega!!

FREE Professional Development for 1st -3rd Grade Teachers
The Alameda County Office of Education (ACOE) is hosting a series of FREE professional development opportunities for 1st - 3rd grade teachers, who are interested in exploring instruction and facilitation strategies/practices that promote increased student engagement and inclusion. The five sessions will occur from 4 pm to 7pm on the following dates (dinner provided):

 *   January 31
 *   February 21
 *   March 21
 *   April 4
 *   May 9

Register by clicking here.

Save the Date: New Haven Unified Personalization Summit
New Haven's Annual Personalization Summit will take place on June 19-20, so please mark your calendars.  We have room for up to 200 staff members, who will be paid the hourly rate for attending.  We will be looking for presenters soon, so keep your eyes open for the Call for Proposals in the E-News.

Parent Project Informational Meeting To Be Held Tuesday, February 6, At Logan High

Parent Project is a twelve-week parenting class for parents of strong-willed adolescents (including parents of "pre-teens") that focuses on positive parenting techniques, information on teenage development, and improving parent-child relationships.  Parent Project works to provide support and tools for parents of teenagers (12-18 years old) who are engaged in dangerous activities, have poor attendance, poor school performance, or other challenging behaviors.  Parent Project is designed to give parents strategies to achieve the goals they want for their children: to make them responsible, independent and productive members of our society. Many parents who take this class say, "I wish I knew about this program sooner."

An informational meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at James Logan High School, in the Reference Room (inside the Media Center), beginning at 6:00 pm.

Click here for more information.

James Logan Band Boosters To Host Crab Feed, Saturday, February 24

The James Logan Band Boosters will be hosting an All You Can Eat Crab Feed on Saturday, February 24th at the Mark Green Sports Center on Union City Blvd.   The meal includes pasta, salad, and garlic bread. Wine and beer will be available at the no host bar.  All proceeds will go to supporting the James Logan Band and Color Guard.

Tickets are $50 per adult, and $25 for children 6-12.  Kids 5 and under are free.  All tickets can be purchased on the Tickets page.  They can also be purchased by mailing a check (payable to James Logan Band Boosters and write number of tickets requested in the check Memo) to:

Logan Band and Color Guard
PO Box 924
Union City, CA 94587

Ticket sales will end on February 15th.  Hurry and reserve your spot today!!!

James Logan Athletics 4th Annual Crab Feed
4th Annual JLHS Athletics Crab Feed, March 24th, 2018 at the Mark Green Sports Center in Union City, tickets are now on sale.  Go to: to purchase your tickets online.  $45 a ticket.  Head coaches for all teams are selling tickets as well.

IVCMS Looking for Interested Fathers and Father-Figures for Classes

R3 Academy will be holding three informational sessions for it Fathers and Father-Figures workshop. This Wednesday, January 31st, will be the first informational meeting held at IVCMS from 6:00 - 7:00 pm. The following sessions are February 7th and February 21st at the same time.  R3 Academy is a 12-week course that highlights the three key relationships that Father and Father-Figures have with child(ren), co-parent, and at work.  The weeks are focused into Relationship and Parent Skills (8 sessions). R3 Academy is currently finishing up its second session at IVC with great success.  This workshop received great reviews and it was highlighted on the ABC News as well to learn more. Click here to learn more.

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

The Village Method Invites The Community To Celebrate Black History Month

The Village Method (TVM) has a lot in store for Black History Month and invite you to celebrate the month with us:

  • The Village Method (TVM) is kicking off Black History month and celebrating African American Heritage with Warriors on Thursday February 8th. Join TVM at the Warriors game and get some added perks! To purchase tickets: CLICK HERE
  • African American Regional Educational Alliance Summit - Explore the uniqueness of the African American cultural experience and discuss the pedagogical and programmatic practices and strategies that educators and parents may use to enhance with African American students. All workshop sessions are designed to provoke thought, provide insight, strategies, and tools that allow participants to dive deeper into what it means to be fearless, compassionate, resilient educational leaders and advocates for African American students and their families. For more information CLICK HERE
  • SAVE THE DATE: TVM Black History Celebration - Come and celebrate the story of how the arts of our African heritage were brought by our ancestors across oceans into the South, and how our arts evolved in the South and again as millions of Black families moved through the Great Migration into Northern communities like Harlem. Tickets REQUIRED! CLICK HERE

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: ; ; ;

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.

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!

Career Skills Center at New Haven Adult School
Winter break is over and it's time to get back working on those college & career goals! One great option is our Career Skills Center - a self-paced learning lab that allows you to focus on the skills you need most! This includes: computer skills, business skills, and a variety of college preparatory skills. Career Skills Center Open Hours - Flex your Schedule! Since you're working independently, you may arrive late and/or leave early.

Afternoon: 11:45-2:00pm
Evening: 6:15-8:45pm


Morning: 9:45-11:30am

Afternoon: 11:45-1:45pm

Afternoon: 10:45- 1:45pm
Evening: 6:15-8:45pm

Learn more here.

Afternoon and Evening Yoga Classes at New Haven Adult School
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.

Jan 24-Mar 22 | 11:45am-12:45pm | Class Fee $52 for 9 weeks| Multi-Purpose Room

Yoga with Shubhangi
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.

Jan 22-Mar 22  (no class Feb 19) | 5:00 -6:00 pm | Class Fee $47 for 8 weeks| Multi-Purpose Room


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.