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E-News for Tuesday, October 23, 2018

E-News for Tuesday, October 23, 2018

District to Host Budget Meeting Tonight, Tuesday, October 23

Tonight, 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.

At last week’s Board meeting, Chief Business Officer Annette Heldman proposed an expenditure freeze for this current school year in an effort to reduce the scope and impact of the budget cuts that will be needed to address the projected $5 million budget shortfall for 2019/20.  Ms. Heldman stated that, if implemented mindfully and with fidelity, an expenditure freeze can be an effective way to capture some savings in the current year, which could help control spending and thus provide relief to the out-year fiscal concerns. The Board voted to approve the proposed expenditure freeze.  Below are items and areas that are considered as part of the freeze:

  • New positions
  • Vacant positions
  • Classified overtime
  • Consultant services
  • Non-instruction related equipment and furniture
  • Non-instruction related subscriptions including magazines and newsletters
  • Non-instruction related computer software and equipment
  • Non-instructional supplies
  • Travel and Conferences
  • Organizational memberships
  • Out of class differentials
  • Staff Development activities
  • Food purchases for meetings
  • Cash purchase reimbursements and use of District credit card

The expenditure freeze would not affect contracts previously authorized by the Board, as well as items that are legally mandated. For all else, a form has been created by the Business staff and circulated to management staff to be used as a tool to request a waiver to the freeze.

Boys and Girls Water Polo teams capture MVAL League Championships!
The James Logan High School Girls Water Polo Team completed an undefeated league season with their win over Washington, going 6 - 0 on the season.  

The Logan  Boys, in probably the biggest upset in their program’s history, beat the favored Washington high School Water Polo Team 14 - 11 to create a 3-Way tie atop the MVAL standings and ensure their spot as a tri-champion.  

Congratulations to the coaches and players!  Good luck in the MVAL Tournament and NCS.

City of Union City host Halloween Carnival & 5k Fun Run

The City of Union City will be hosting a Halloween Carnival and Fun Run on Sunday, October 29th 9:30am-1:30pm at City Hall Parking Lot.

They have an event packed with spooky surprises! Bring your family and get active with our 5K Fun Run with a Zombie challenge before enjoying some wicked carnival games. There will be award ceremonies for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place runners of each category and youth/adult costume contests. Tasty treats will also be available for purchase at the event. All trick or treaters and their parents are welcome to come in costume for our costume contest. Dress to impress!

*Adults do not need to purchase tickets to the carnival. If you and your children choose the race option, carnival tickets are included with the registration.

Youth Carnival only $7/$10 Day of    10:30am-1:30 pm
Youth Carnival & 5k Fun Run $22
Adult 5k Fun Run only                       $25

Presale Carnival Tickets: $7.00 (Closes on October 26 at 4 pm).  Please click here for more information.

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.

Union City Family Center (formerly Kids' Zone)
Please consider donating to the UCFC.  We are currently in need of cleansing and hygiene products for families in need: Toothpaste, Deodorant, Shampoo, Conditioner, Lotion, and Bars of Soap.

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!

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.

Immigration Forum: Know Your Rights, Saturday, October 27

Join Congregations Organizing For Renewal (COR), Oakland Community Organizations (OCO), The Catholic Diocese of Oakland, and Saint Joachim's Catholic Church for an Immigration Forum: Know Your Rights event

Saint Joachim Catholic Church Gym
21250 Hesperian Blvd. Hayward, CA 94541
10:30 a.m., Saturday, October 27, 2018

We will be having the following resources and information available:

- Rapid Response Immigration Hotline (ACILEP)
- Getting legal help in case of an ICE raid
- FREE individual consultations with immigration attorneys
- How to clean a criminal record
- Information about the Mexico, Guatemala & El Salvador Consulate Services
- Sign up for Medical Insurance, Food Stamps, and many more Social Services

For more information contact:

Michael Chapman, English, Congregations Organizing For Renewal
Phone: 415.684.087 Email:

Emma Paulino, Spanish, Oakland Community Organization
Phone: 510.459.8696,

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.

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.