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E-News for Tuesday, October 9, 2018

E-News for Tuesday, October 9, 2018


Conley-Caraballo High School to Host Dia De Los Muertos Festival

On Friday, November 2, Conley-Caraballo High School will host a Dia De Los Muertos event from 5:30 to 8:30pm. There will be children’s activities, Aztec dancers, a community altar and Bay Bombs will be bringing their bikes and cars to display.  Please click here for more information.


Itliong-Vera Cruz Middle School to Host Annual College Fair

The Eighth-Grade Project Based Learning students are throwing Itliong-Vera Cruz Middle School’s annual College Fair.  Parents, friends, and community members are invited to learn about colleges through student created presentations and displays.

The event will be held on Thursday, October 11, from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM in the IVCMS Gym.


James Logan HIgh School Hall of Fame Ceremony and Inductees

JLHS Athletics is proud to induct another stellar group of athletes into our Hall of Fame.  This years banquet will take place on Saturday, October 13th in the Pavilion. Tickets on sale at http://www.jameslogan.org/hall-of-fame/   

Being Inducted this year are:

Coach Lee Webb - Cross Country/Track and Field
Brent Jacinto - Wrestling Class of 1971
Briana Stewart - Track and Field Class of 2008
Ray Stewart - Track and Field Class of 2007
Gabe Garcia - Baseball Class of 1995
1990 Softball Team
1987 Track and Field Team

Asian Art Museum Community Speaker Program Series at the Union City Library
The Union City Library will be hosting two speakers from the Asian Art Museum this month.


Saturday, October 13, 2018, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Japanese Aesthetics: Exploring Japan’s Artistic Sensibilities
This is a truly beautiful exploration of Japanese aesthetics as expressed in their art and culture. Kimono, netsuke, swords, lacquerware, screens, and scrolls.  Come explore the variety, complexity, and beauty of Japanese art. For the Japanese, the functionality of an object was not enough; it also had to be aesthetically pleasing and display the skill of the artisan, the taste of the patron, and the values of the culture.  Luxuriate in this fascinating program highlighting some of the exquisite objects in the Japanese collection of the Asian Art Museum.


Saturday, October 27, 2018, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Persia: Crossroads of Art and Culture
Explore the unique and fascinating art of the ancient Middle East.  Persia, a land at the crossroads of trade, religion, and culture, with its unique and varied artistic styles has influenced other cultures from Rome to China, and been impacted by them in return.

Greater Persia, which included what is now the Iranian plateau, Iraq, Afghanistan, and parts of Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, had a shared cultural heritage. Although this area was conquered many times by external forces, the Persian culture survived, and even converted the conquerors. From the 4th millennium BCE to the present day the art of this area has continued to influence the world. The Arabs, the Turks of Central Asia, the Mongols all adopted aspects of Persian culture as well as introducing their own culture to enrich that of Persia.  Persian culture was also exported to its neighbors, even as far away as India and China.

The Docent LauraBeth Nelson will illustrate, using objects in the collection of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, some of the cultural ideas that developed and continued over a period of 6000 years.


All Library programs are free! No reservation is required.

The Union City Library is a branch of the Alameda County Library system located at 34007 Alvarado-Niles Road, and is wheelchair accessible. The Library will provide an ASL interpreter for any event with at least seven working days’ notice. For more information, call 510-745-1464. TDD 888-663-0660.


Mission Valley SELPA CAC Presents Family Movie Night
The Mission Valley Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) is hosting a screening of Despicable Me 3 on Friday, October 12th at 7:00 p.m.  The outdoor event will be held at the O.N. Hirsch Elementary Grass located at 41399 Chapel Way, Fremont CA, 94538.  Admission is free it this event and popcorn and drinks will be served. Families are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs and are welcome to bring a snack.

Parent supervision is required.

Intersections: Love, Learnin', Lumpia, and Basketball!
October is Filipino-American History Month! PASE (Pilipino-American Society for Education) is hosting an event with youth workshops, local artist performances, basketball games, and food trucks!  Please click her for more information.

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

If you would like to be on our list of performers, host an informational table, or be a vendor, please sign up at:  https://goo.gl/forms/Di38B1g4v5GsxBJ53.

If you would like more information and to join the 1st Annual PASE Basketball Tournament, please sign up at:  https://goo.gl/forms/Az9e1TWk91meheHH2

Please see the FB Event for more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1679310412175569/. All proceeds will benefit PASE Scholarships for Logan and Conley-Caraballo Graduating Seniors.


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 New Haven Board of Directors (Please note that the BART Board of Directors part of the forum has been cancelled)

  • 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

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.


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 sverstrepen@nhusd.k12.ca.us.  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 www.hotchilipepperchallenge.com.  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.


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!