E-News for Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Extra Yard for Teachers Summit
On Saturday and Sunday, January 5-6, 2019 the 2019 College Football Playoff (CFP) National Championship is coming to the Bay Area! Leading up to the national championship game on January 7, the CFP Foundation will host the Extra Yard for Teachers Summit, a FREE, VIP activation space reserved solely for educators and their families within Championship Campus. The event includes free workshops, free food and drinks, free concerts and free massages!
You can anticipate great speakers like the National Math & Science Initiative’s Dr. Bernard Harris (the first African American NASA Astronaut in space), Google’s Jaime Casap, and National Geographic’s Tierney Thys. Additionally, they will have incredible workshops by their education partners like ASCD and TED-Ed, celebrity appearances from the Bachelorette’s Rachel Lindsey and the CFP National Championship Trophy, along with $10,000 in DonorsChoose.org giveaways for teachers who attend!
The Summit is free to attend for teachers and their families — they just ask that they bring a Teacher ID to show at the door! Paraprofessionals and administrators are welcome too!
There is also a 5K run, as well as a fundraising event called the Taste of Champions at the Tech Museum that educators can attend at a discounted rate.
Extra Yard for Teachers
Saturday and Sunday, January 5-6, 2019
10 a.m. – 6 p.m
San Jose McEnery Convention Center San Jose, CA
For more information and to register for this event, please click here. Please click here for a flyer for the event and see videos from last year's summit below.
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:
New Haven Adult School, Migrant Education, New Haven Unified/DELAC and the Union City Family Center present:
Author, Professor, and national award winner Francisco Jimenez presents "The Transformative Power of Education" on Friday, January 18, 2019 at 4:30 pm at the New Haven Adult School! Doors will open at 4:00 pm! Author Francisco Jimenez' story has captivated the hearts of our Spanish and English Parent Book Clubs at various school sites. We hope you can join this amazing event for our community. Please click here for more information (Spanish).
Happy Holidays from the Union City Family Center
Thank you to the following partners for hosting events and/or donating toys, hygiene products, and more to make this holiday season extra special for our families and community: NHUSD ESC/School Sites, Compassion Network, Newark Elk's Lodge, Bay Bombs Car Club, Plus One Crew, ATS Garage, the Daily Bowl, Hayward Bart Police, Union City Police Department, Resonate Church, Convoy of Hope, LOV Adopt a Family, Esquivez Holiday Family Giving, James Logan Track Coaches Tree Giveaway, Mr. H. Grewal, First 5 Alameda County, and the Alameda Community Food Bank! More than 1000 youth and adults' benefited from the kindness of others! Together We are Better!
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.
NOTE TIME CHANGE - 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 3:00 pm - 5:00 p.m. UCFC is located at 725 Whipple Road, Union City, CA (on the Barnard-White Middle School campus). Volunteers are welcome!
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
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.