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E-News for Tuesday, September 25, 2018

E-News for Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Logan High School Pre-Registers Hundreds of Voters at Parkland Voter Movement Event

With the support of the Parkland Voter Movement and the League of Women Voters, James Logan High School students and staff pre-registered nearly 700 new teen voters at their voter registration event last Friday, September 21.  The nearly 700 new voters was record for one day. High school social studies classes packed the Performing Arts Center throughout the day and received a presentation on the History of Voting and the Importance of Midterm Elections (via Rock the Vote).

Congratulations to all for a record-setting turnout!

League of Women Voters of Fremont-Newark-Union City to Host Election Forums

The League of Women Voters of Fremont-Newark-Union City will be hosting three 2018 Election Forums over the next weeks:

Candidates for Union City Council and City Ballot Measures

  • Monday, October 1, 7-9:00 p.m.
  • City Hall, 34009 Alvarado-Niles Rd., Union City

Candidates for New Haven Board of Directors and BART Board of Directors

  • Thursday, October 11, 7-9:00 p.m.
  • New Haven Unified School District, 34200 Alvarado-Niles Rd., Union City

State Ballot Propositions

  • Thursday, October 18, 7:00 p.m.
  • Union City Library, 34007 Alvarado-Niles Rd., Union City

Kitayama Elementary Second Grader to Appear on Good Morning America, 9/28

On Friday, September 28, 2018, at 10:00 a.m., Kitayama Elementary student, Jaidynn Seraile will be featured on Good Morning America.  He is a wonderfully talented second grader at Kitayama Elementary who has taught himself to play the piano and the drums! The school is very proud of him and all he has accomplished!  Don’t forget to tune in at 10:00 a.m.

New Haven Schools Foundation Presents the Diamonds in Education Gala, October 20
The New Haven Schools Foundation is proud to host its annual Gala event which includes great food, music, casino games, live and silent auctions, and commemorative photo opportunities. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and helps us fund innovative programs for teachers and students.  This year’s honorees include

Guy Emanuele Service Award
Alameda County Supervisor Richard Valle

Tom Kitayama Business Award
New Haven Unified School District

New Haven Unified School District Teacher of the Year
Legratta Banks

Classified Employee of the Year
Paula Hague

The event will take place on Saturday, October 20, from 6:00-11:00 p.m., at the Mirage Ballroom, located at 4100 Peralta Blvd., Fremont.  Please click here for more information.

Science in the Park, Saturday, October 6, at the Alden E Oliver Sports Park

Science in the Park is a FREE family event that makes STEM and health compelling and accessible to children, families, and the general public. A benefit hosted by Alameda County Supervisor Richard Valle and the Hayward Area Recreation & Park District, in support of the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District, Hayward Education Foundation, New Haven Schools Foundation, Newark Educational Foundation, and Fremont Education Foundation. This event includes interactive/hands on activities that promotes STEM, live animal demonstrations, health screenings, friendly competitions, Food Trucks and much more. The event will also include an egg drop challenge which is a long standing tradition. Science in the Park partners with the Alameda County Fire Department - their firefighters drop the eggs from the top of their 60 foot ladder! The Rules include the following: 1. Bring your own packaged egg 2. Egg must be raw 3. Packaging can be made from anything (eg. paper, plastic, cardboard etc.) 4. Eggs will not be returned unless you are present. 5. Each participant will receive a prize. 6. Limit ONE (1) egg per participant.

Please click here for more information.  Please click here for a fun, short informational video about the event.

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, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 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 as well as a pancake breakfast, hosted by the Masonic Home.

IVCMS is in need of a boys volleyball coach

Itliong-Vera Cruz Middle School is looking for a qualified person to help ensure their boys have another great season!  If you or someone you know is interested in coaching boys volleyball, please contact Sandor Verstrepen, Athletic Director at IVCMS at  The season is coming up soon, and lasts from October 8 through December 20. The stipend is approximately $1500-1600.

Take the Challenge for New Haven!
Once again, the New Haven Schools Foundation (NHSF) has been selected as a beneficiary of the Rotary Chili Pepper Challenge! The Rotary Club of FUN Sunset and other Tri-Cities Rotary Clubs match donations two-to-one!

Foundation President John Shockley took the Challenge at our recent board meeting to get the ball rolling. It's super-easy to participate and donations of any size are appreciated.

Eat a pepper or a cookie... we don't care! Shoot a video and challenge friends. Make a donation at  You can watch NHSF President John Shockley’s video here.

Skip the video and just make a donation. But please tell your friends. You can mail a check payable to the Niles Rotary Foundation to our PO Box below, OR make a credit card donation here.

The American Association of University Women to Host Annual Mother/Daughter Math & Science Discovery Day
On Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, the The American Association of University Women, Fremont Branch will host their annual Mother/Daughter STEM Discovery Day,  a morning of fun and learning for 5th/6th Grade girls and their mothers. The event will be held at Hopkins Jr. High, 600 Driscoll Rd, Fremont, and is open to New Haven eligible families. For more information, please click here.

Love, Learnin', Lumpia, and Basketball!
Celebrate Filipino-American History Month on Saturday, October 27 with youth workshops, local artist performances, basketball games, and food!

Youth workshop topics include : Filipino-American History, Mental Health and Wellness, College Preparation and Financial Aid, Filipinos and Hip Hop, and a few more!

If you would like to be on our list of performers, host an informational table, or be a vendor, please sign up at:

If you would like more information and to join the 1st Annual PASE Basketball Tournament, please sign up at:

Please see the FB Event for more details:

Next Round of Fatherhood Classes Scheduled

A new R3 Academy Fatherhood Class has been scheduled to take place at the Parent Resource Center HUB of Hayward Unified School District at 24823 Soto Rd. on 12 Tuesday evenings, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., starting November 6.  These classes took place on the IVCMS Campus last year and were a huge success for our Dads.

An Information Night will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Hayward HUB for interested dads to get a quick course overview.

Click here and here for more information-- please forward the flyer to any dads you think might be interested to attend, and post the jpeg version on your Facebook page and any other social media. Dads can apply online asap at

For more information, contact Bento Leal
Course Instructor & Program Specialist
510-333-3478 (direct)

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 is now 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!