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E-News for Tuesday, January 22, 2019

E-News for Tuesday, January 22, 2019

First Time CCMS Robotics Team Advances to Next Round in First Competition

Congratulations CCMS Robotic Hawks, on their participation in the First Lego Robotics League tournament. Much gratitude goes to their coaches for their tireless efforts, patient words and loving support; Carolyn Aguirre, CCMS Science teacher extraordinaire, Riya and Ashna Singhal, Logan students and magnificent mentors along with their ever generous parents, Shikah and Ashish Singhal.  The Robo Hawks won the award for Core Values and enough points in all areas to earn a spot in the top four competitive teams and continue to the next level. We are so proud of you Robotic Hawks; Zoe Wong, Rebecca (Austria), PJ (Bacalso), Owen Pineda and Julien Urbi. We are here to support you on your continued success. Good luck this Saturday on the next level.

Equity Professional Development Opportunity

Enid Lee, ally to New Haven Unified School District who has worked with many of our campuses, is offering a four part professional series: Making Equity Work in Schools. New Haven staff are invited to participate at the member's rate. Space is limited to 25 people to allow Enid to effectively address participants' specific interests and to follow-up with them between sessions.

James Logan Athletics 5th Annual Crab Feed
5th Annual JLHS Athletics Crab Feed, March 16th, 2019 at the Mark Green Sports Center in Union City, tickets are now on sale.  Please click here for more information.

Two Way Dual Immersion Parent Information Meeting
At Searles Elementary, we have experienced tremendous success during our first year of implementation of the Spanish Two-Way Dual Immersion Language Program.  We have been impressed with our students’ growth in their bilingual and biliterate skills, academic achievement, as well as cross cultural competency. This program is a wonderful way for Native Spanish speakers and Native English speakers to become proficient in both languages.  

We are excited to continue to build on the success of our Two-Way Dual Language Immersion program.  If you are a parent of an incoming kindergarten student or a student who will be a 1st grader for the 2019-2020 school year and are interested in the program, please attend our mandatory Parent Information Meeting.  

Two Way Dual Immersion Parent Information Meeting
February 21, 2019
5:30pm to 6:30pm
Searles Elementary - Media Center.   

Please RSVP to Alyssa Corpuz via email at or (510) 471-1100 ext. 60493.

Come Learn About Your Student’s English Language Proficiency Assessments
We are pleased to announce that we will be offering a parent session on English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC), an assessment that will measure the progress of your student’s English language development.  Come and learn about additional ways you may support your student at home!

Please attend one of the sessions offered at the district office (ESC) rooms A & B  on the following dates, Wednesday, January 23rd and Thursday, January 31st. We will meet from 5:00-6:00.  We hope to see you there.

For more information, please contact Rhonda Flemming at 510-471-1100 ext. 62638.

Get ready Union City! A high-flying, slam-dunking, rim-rattling basketball show is coming to town!
The world-famous Harlem Wizards will visit the Logan Pavilion on Friday, February 8th for an evening of great fun and fundraising. The Wizards will play a game against a team of NHUSD administrators, teachers, community leaders, and community members. Proceeds will benefit all of our participating schools in the district.

The event will feature a variety of fun interactive extras to complement the Wizards' dazzling demonstration of hoops artistry: Pregame "Wiz Kids" warm-up, contests, comedy, awesome slam dunks, audience participation, merchandise giveaways, and more. The game will conclude with the Wizards' signature dance extravaganza that will have the crowd on their feet!

To purchase tickets, and for more information, visit (  Some tickets are sold out so hurry and buy yours!  For more information, click here.

The home team players will be thrilled to play in front of family, friends, and fans, and spectators will delight in seeing their beloved teachers, principals, and community leaders run the court. Come out and cheer - you will not want to miss this fantastic experience that will benefit our most precious resource: The kids!

Support the District African American Advisory by Coming to Buffalo Wild Wings, January 22

Please come by Buffalo Wild Wings on Tuesday, January 22, to help support the District African American Advisory who will receive 10% of the proceeds for the day.  In order for your purchase, supporters will need to show this “ticket”, either printed out or on their phones.  If you don’t have either, don’t panic, just tell your server that you’re there in support of the DAAA.  Funds raised will go towards student scholarships.

ACRA Book Club; Who’s Doing the Work?
The Alameda County Reading Association is proud to present their second Book Club of the 2018-19 school year, “Who’s Doing the Work?”, by Jan Burkins and Kim Yaris.  Meetings will be held in the Amador Elementary School Library, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. on the following dates:  1/24, 2/28, 4/11. The cost of the event is $30  for all three sessions. It is free for ACRA members.  Interested individuals can RSVP here.  More information can be found here.

NHSF Scholarship Applications Coming Soon
Graduating seniors from all NHUSD high school programs are eligible to apply for college scholarships through New Haven Schools Foundation starting February 1. Detailed information will be emailed to students in the next few weeks. Over $140,000 in scholarships were awarded to the class of 2018, and this year’s offerings are expected to surpass that amount. If you know of an individual or organization that would like to sponsor a scholarship, they can do so on our website:

Bystander Intervention Training, Thursday, January 24, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Please join Union City Stands United Against Hate and CAIR SF Bay Area for an interactive Bystander Intervention Training. This training will be taking place on Thursday January 24, at the New Haven Unified School District Office, from 6pm-8pm.  Click here for more information.

If you have any special accommodations, please email Harris Mojadedi at  

NHSF Grant Application Period Opens February 1
Coming soon! Every year, the New Haven Schools Foundation awards grants to teachers, advisors, program managers, and coaches. Grant applications may be submitted beginning February 1 through March 3, 2019. There are four grant programs:  a) Innovations in Education – Classroom grants for teachers. B) Project: Enrichment – Funding for co-curricular or extra-curricular programs. C) STEM – Funding for innovative projects in science, technology, engineering, and math. D) Brian Kelly Tutoring Fund – Support for tutoring programs in the New Haven Unified School District. Grants are submit to budget limitations, and may be used for supplies, equipment, books, software, fees and other similar items. Start thinking about it now, and watch for more information as the date approaches.

CAC Meeting for Parents of Students with Special Needs
Mission Valley SELPA Community Advisory Committee presents “We Disagree, Now What? Moving IEPs Forward”.  Join us for a presentation and learn options and strategies such as gathering additional data, reframing issues, bringing in a facilitator and when you may want to consider legal assistance (see attached flyer).

Date: Monday, January 28, 2019, 6:00 - 8:00pm
Location:    Thornton Junior High School Library -  4357 Thornton Avenue, Fremont

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, Mr. S. Kay from James Logan HS (holiday gift cards), 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!

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 and at