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E-News for Tuesday, December 4, 2018

E-News for Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Community Invited to Attend Reception Honoring Re-Elected Board Members

The public is invited to attend a reception honoring our newly re-elected Board members, Linda Canlas and Sarabjit Cheema.  The reception will be held on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. in the district office. The Oath of Office will be administered at 5:30 p.m. with the regularly scheduled Board meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m.  Light refreshments will be served at the reception. Please see the linked invitation for more information.

IVCMS Eighth-Grade Teachers/Students Need Your Help with Their Government Project

For their next unit, Itliong-Vera Cruz Middle School eighth-grade students will be analyzing and understanding the U.S. Constitution and challenged with the task of proposing an amendment to our system of government.

On Monday, December 17 and Tuesday, December 18, eighth-grade students will be presenting their proposals to a panel of "mock" members of the Senate and House of Representatives who will vote to determine if their amendment should pass.  Those who amendments pass will be given an envelope to mail their proposal off to Senator Kamala Harris or Representative Eric Swalwell.

We are in need of people who are willing to sit in on these presentations.  If you are able to help us on this day by being a panel member please sign up or if know anyone who can help, please forward the following SignUpGenius link to them:


Logan Ethnic Studies Night, Friday, December 7, 6:00 pm

This Friday, December 7, Logan's Ethnic Studies Department will be hosting its second "ETHNIC STUDIES NIGHT." The night is our annual community event that will highlight the work our students have done in our courses. It will be a night of education and entertainment as students will be exhibiting projects surrounding various social justice issues they deem important for their families and community to be aware of. Mixed into the evening's program will be a series of performances by various student groups, dance groups, as well as individual community members sharing their talents.

We hope that you'll be able to join us, not only to support our students, but to also help the Ethnic Studies department celebrate its 15th year as the nation's only Ethnic Studies department at the high school level. Please click here for more information on this event.


Collecting Blankets and Sleeping Bags for Homeless Families in the Bay Area
Winter is here and there are many homeless in our area living in the cold. Do you have any extra blankets or sleeping bags that are gently used or new that you would like to donate? Eastin Elementary PE Specialist Darlene Crittendon (Coach C.) is collecting blankets and sleeping bags for Sunrise Village Homeless Shelter located at 588 Brown Road in Fremont, CA. If you are able to donate a blanket or sleeping bag, please make sure these items are washed and clean before donating. The blankets and sleeping bags will be distributed to the homeless population throughout the Bay Area. The Sunrise Village Homeless Shelter is part of Abode Services and runs a residential program that serves the homeless in Alameda County and beyond. All donations can be dropped off at New Haven Unified School District 34200 Alvarado-Niles Rd. Union City, CA 94587


Community Meeting About Proposed Affordable Rental Housing, December 3, 8

MidPen Housing, a local non-profit affordable housing organization, is proposing to develop affordable rental apartments on the City-owned vacant land located at Mission Boulevard, D Street, E Street, and 2nd Street and is in the early stages of the planning process.  

As a part of the planning process, MidPen held community meetings in August and October, and MidPen will be holding more community meetings for community members to learn about the proposed development.

On Monday, December 3rd and Saturday, December 8th, MidPen will have community meetings to introduce the first iteration of the proposed development’s design.  Please see below and this flyer for additional details on the two community meetings.  The same materials will be presented at both meetings.

  • Monday, December 3rd from 6:30pm-8:30pm at New Haven Adult School’s Multi-Purpose Room
  • Saturday, December 8th from 11:00am-1pm at James Logan High School’s Student Cafeteria (“The Spot”)

Refreshments will be provided and children are welcome.  Spanish and Mandarin translation services will be available.

If you have any questions, please visit or contact MidPen at


Logan Track and Field Team to Host Olympic Week in February

During the first week in February 2019, the James Logan High School Track and Field Team takes center stage as it hosts Olympic Week.  Olympic Week will be a celebration of athleticism, accomplishment and encouragement. Former US Olympians will visit K-12 schools throughout Bay Area school districts to share their personal and Olympic stories.  Students will be encouraged to accomplish their dreams in athletics and life through goal setting, dedication and teamwork. This clinic will be dedicated to Speed City, the 1968 Olympic team and Dick Fosbury.


Olympic Week will conclude on a high note with the 32nd Annual Willie Davenport Olympian Track and Field Clinic on Saturday, February 9, 2019.  Students and amateur athletes throughout California and neighboring states will converge on the James Logan High School campus for a unique opportunity to learn from some of the world’s most renowned athletes.  In 2016, nearly 1000 coaches and athletes participated in hands-on workshops at the largest “learn by doing” clinic in the United States. Workshop leaders include:

  • Dick Fosbury – 1968 Olympic Gold Medalist and inventor of the “Fosbury Flop” high jump technique
  • Michael Powell – 2 time Olympic Silver Medalist and current Long Jump World Record Holder
  • Kevin Young – World Record Holder 400 meter Hurdles
  • Karin Smith – 5 time Olympian in the Javelin

The 2019 Clinic will have special meaning as the Bay Area pays tribute to the 1968 Olympic Team, the most decorated track and field team in US history.  In a year of war, assassinations and urban riots, the 1968 track team provided lights of hope and showcased America at its best. The 1968 U.S. track and field squad not only blew away the competition but also the record books during a historic seven days at Mexico City.  More information about the event can be found here.


Union City Family Center (formerly Kids' Zone)
Please consider donating to the Union City Family Center (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 p.m. UCFC is located at 725 Whipple Road, Union City, CA (on the Barnard-White Middle School campus). Volunteers are welcome!