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E-News for Tuesday, September 4, 2018

E-News for Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Cool Tools 2018

East Bay CUE is proud and excited to partner with New Haven Unified School District to present Cool Tools for Learning, Fall 2018: The event for K-12 educators who think, lead, and change education one student at a time.  NHUSD teachers bring your laptop, tablet, or smart device for an inspiring one day conference of exploration and learning with leading educators and out-of-the-box thinkers! This year's event will be conveniently hosted at the New Haven Adult School.

Registration will be free for the first 50 NHUSD registrants.  You'll receive breakfast, lunch,  .4 units of District credit, and you'll walk away with mind-blowing tech integration ideas you can use in your classroom on Monday!  Please click here to register.

Date: Saturday, September 15, 2018

Time: 8:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m.

Location: New Haven Adult School, 600 G Street, Union City, CA 94587

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 6. 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, costume contests, and other pet-related vendors.   New this year is family-friendly and local performer, Dan Chan the Magician.  Individual and family tickets are on sale now at and prices go up on September 22.  Guests receive an event t-shirt and a goody bag with lots of treats.

ACRA Book Club; Mindful Classroom Design

The Alameda County Reading Association is proud to present their first Book Club of the 2018-19 school year, “Mindful Classroom Design”, by Bee Medders.  “Mindful Classroom Design” is for teachers of all grade levels who want to create not only an inviting classroom where all students can thrive but also promote a teacher’s sense of well being by being mindful of their classroom design.  The discussion will be held on Thursday, September 6, from 4:15 - 5:30 pm at Pioneer Elementary School.  The cost of the event is $25 which includes an ACRA membership for the year.  Interested individuals can RSVP here.  More information can be found here.

ICL Parent Meeting, Thursday, September 6!
Parents and families of students in Logan's Institute of Community Leaders (ICL) program are invited to our first parent meeting of the year!  Please join us on Thursday, September 6th at 6:30 p.m. to learn about ICL, and our work with the Early Academic Outreach Program through UC Berkeley.  We will meet in the Reference Room of the James Logan Library.  The library is along 'H' St., roughly in the middle of campus. Please contact ICL principal Alicia Elbert with any questions -- | (510) 476-2711.

Reunión de Padres de ICL, Jueves 6 de Septiembre!
¡Los padres y las familias de los estudiantes en el programa del Instituto de Líderes Comunitarios de Logan están invitados a nuestra primera reunión de padres del año! Únase a nosotros el Jueves 6 de Septiembre a las 6:30 p.m. para conocer ICL y nuestro trabajo con Early Academic Outreach Program a través de UC Berkeley. Nos reuniremos en la Sala de Referencia de la Biblioteca James Logan. La biblioteca está a lo largo de 'H' St., más o menos en el medio del campus. Comuníquese con la directora de ICL, Alicia Elbert, si tiene alguna pregunta: | (510) 476-2711.


It’s not too late to sign up for classes!  Most classes start September 10th. Visit our website at for up-to-date information.

High School Diploma & GED: Registration is ongoing during class time.  Be sure to allow at least an hour.

English as a Second Language: Wed Sept 19th -- 8:30 am & 5:30 pm

Thurs Sept 20th – 8:30 am & 5:30 pm

Be sure to allow 3 hours for registration & orientation.

Community Ed:  Yoga, Traffic Violators School, & Driver’s Ed.

Career & Technical Education: UPCOMING ASSESSMENT & PLACEMENT DATES in

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Mon Sept 4th – 10:45 am & 5:30 pm

Mon Sept 18th – 5:30 pm

Mon Sept 24th – 10:45 am & 5:30 pm

The classes below except basic computer require Career & Technical Education assessment & placement.

ENGLISH FOR CAREER DEVELOPMENT  - Sept 11 – Nov 14 | 9:45 am-11:45 pm  T/W
In this instructor-led course you’ll learn about identifying your skills for your resume, create a resume, job search techniques, practice interviewing and explore career paths and goals. (Click here for more information)

BASIC COMPUTERS - Sept 11– Nov 14  | 11:45 am - 1:45 pm T/W
In this instructor-led beginning computer class you’ll learn about beginning operations needed to use the computer and on building keyboarding and table/data entry skills.  (Click HERE for information)

COLLEGE PREP WRITING & TECH - Sept 10 – Nov 15 | 11:45 am - 1:45 pm M-TH and 9:45-11:30 am TW
In this instructor-led course you’ll learn about college-level reading text and writing requirements, as well as, the educational technology tools/resources and the independent learning strategies commonly used in college courses.  (Click HERE for information)

CAREER SKILLS CENTER - Sept 11 – Nov 14 | various times T and/or W
The purpose of CSC is to gives students an opportunity to work independently on skills and tasks necessary to achieve their college and career goals. Some of the self-paced courses include keyboarding/typing skills, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access, financial accounting & Quickbooks 2017 and courses offered through online Open Education providers (free and low-cost).  (Click HERE for information)

RESIDENTIAL & IN-HOME CARE TRAINING -Day -Sept 18 - Nov 29 |10:45am to 2pm T- TH or evening Sept 11 - Nov 15 |5:30 to 8:45 pm TH
In this instructor-led course you’ll learn how to provide person-centered support for daily living activities to clients in their homes and/or residential care facilities.  You’ll learn about common diseases, infections, chronic illnesses and disorders found in a residential care setting, and more. (Click HERE for information)

Ghebray Invitational Cross Country Event, Saturday, September 22

The Ghebray Invitational, hosted by the James Cross Country Team, will be held on Saturday September 22, at Quarry Lakes.  There will races for all ages: an elementary race, a middle school race, high school races and open races. Any attendee in the New Haven Unified School District is able to participate for free.

This event is in honor Giliat and Yoesf Ghebray, the top to distance runners in the history of James Logan High School and Union City.  Both went to Cal Berkeley, were All-Americans and semi-finalists at the Olympic Trials in the 5000 meters. Please click here for more information about this event.

Union City Family Center (formerly Kids' Zone)
The Union City Family Center (UCFC) operates a dynamic Family Center, located on the campus of the Barnard-White Middle School.  UCFC Family Liaisons, assigned to specific school sites, expand access to UCFC 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 Union City Family Center. UCFC partners with community volunteers and over 35 community agencies!

The Union City Family Center (UCFC) is excited to announce that beginning on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - we will officially be an Alameda County Food distribution site! Food will be distributed every Tuesday that school is in session from 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm. UCFC is located at 725 Whipple Road, Union City, CA (on the Barnard-White Middle School campus). Volunteers are welcome!

Lastly, we would like to welcome to a few new staff to the Union City Family Center:
- Imelda Rivas, Early Childhood Community Specialist,
- Maria Lazo, Family Services Assistant at Hillview Crest Elementary,
- Alexandra Cardenas, Family Services Assistant at Searles Elementary School, email TBA