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E-News for Tuesday, October 16, 2018

E-News for Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Long-time District Employee, Judy Alvarado, Passes Away

Long time district employee Judy Alvarado passed away on Friday, October 12th.  She worked at El Rancho Verde High School and James Logan High School. Funeral services are on Sunday, October 21st at 10:30 am Chapel of the Chimes 32992 Mission Blvd, Hayward.  Ms. Alvarado’s obituary can be found here.


District to Host Budget Meeting, Tuesday, October 23

On Tuesday, October 23, the New Haven Unified School District will hold a Budget Meeting, open to the general public, from 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  The meeting will be held at the District Office, located at 34200 Alvarado-Niles Rd  in the main Board Room.

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.

Cesar Chavez Middle School to Host Haunted House Fundraiser
Cesar Chavez Middle School Leadership invites the community to attend our Halloween Haunted House on Friday, October 26th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Admission is $5 per person and all tickets will be sold at the door.  All proceeds will support student activities at Cesar Chavez Middle School, 2801 Hop Ranch Rd, Union City, CA 94587. Please click here for more information.

Monarchs Coming to New Haven
Recently many Monarch caterpillars were discovered in the atrium at the district office.  In the late summer and early fall, Monarch butterflies always come to the atrium to feed on nectar from the Butterfly Bush flowers and then lay their eggs on the Milkweed plants.  Over the past week, caterpillars have been seen hanging from branches and leaves and then transforming into chrysalises.  We invite you to visit the Educational Services Center so you can see the many chrysalis we have found.  We predict the Monarch butterflies will emerge some time later this week (week of Oct. 15-19) and we are anxiously awaiting their arrival.

Intersections: Love, Learnin', and Lumpia!

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!  

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

Please see the FB Event for more details: All proceeds will benefit PASE Scholarships for Logan and Conley-Caraballo Graduating Seniors.  Click here for more information.

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

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.

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

The League of Women Voters of Fremont-Newark-Union City will host three 2018 Election Forums this election season.  The third and final forum, focusing on State Ballot Propositions, will be held on Thursday, October 18, at 7:00 p.m., at the Union City Library, located at 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.

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.

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!