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E-News for Tuesday, January 29, 2019

E-News for Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Long-time NHUSD Community Member, Employee, Everick "Ace " Chong, Passes Away

Everick "Ace " Chong of Union City received his eternal reward January 7, 2019 at the age of 85 and is now reunited with his sweetheart, Marilyn Chong.  He is survived by his children, Rico Murray, Blake Chong, Karen Orta, Glen Chong and Lydia Leapaga.

Ace was born August 3, 1933 in Hana, Maui Hawai.  He was a proud Marine who served in the Korean War.  Ace was a big jokester and loved making everyone laugh.  He was an active member of the Ruggieri Senior Center in Union City and Clark W Redeker Senior Center in Newark.  Ace volunteered teaching ukelele classes at both centers. He was honored in Newark several times for Volunteer of the Year and received the same award for Union City on January 22, 2019.  

Ace worked for New Haven Unified School District from October 1987 through December 1997.

A Celebration of Life will be on Saturday, February 2, 2019, 11:00 am at the
First Presbyterian Church of Newark
35450 Newark Bl.
Newark, CA

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 3:00 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!

UCFC Save the Date

Union City Family Center's Community Resource Fair - Saturday, March 23, 2019
The Union City Family Center Community and Service Partners invite you to our Community Resource Fair.  Come learn more about the Union City Family Center & Partner services, while enjoying food, fun, activities, music, and more on Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm at Barnard-White Middle School (725 Whipple Road, Union City, CA).  Please click here for more information.

Family Game Night for the Whole Family at UCFC
Union City Family Center is proud to present this free and fun opportunity for families in need of a place to go with their kids on a Friday evening beginning on Friday, February 8th from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm (please click here for additional dates).  We would love to have about five High School volunteers who are looking for community service hours to host a board game table.  A special invitation to our Father figures in our community. For more information, please contact: Imelda Rivas at or 510 476-2770 ext. 61061.

Union City "Give Special Kids a Smile" Event ~Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
The Dugoni School and the Southern Alameda County Dental Society are teaming up again to hold a "Give Special Kids a Smile" event on Saturday, February 9th, between 9:00 am and 1:30 pm. Volunteers will offer free dental screenings for children and adults with physical and/or mild developmental disabilities. Each patient will receive a free dental screening, a free dental health kit with toothbrush, paste, floss and other goodies, and possible treatment procedures. There will also be a pony on site outside to entertain visitors. Patients will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis, but parents, guardians and caretakers are strongly encouraged to register their patients in advance. There is no insurance required or requested at the event.

For more information, please call (510)782-5316.
Event Details and Registration:

San Francisco "Give Kids a Smile" Children's Dental Health Fair ~Saturday, Mar. 2, 2019, 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
A free "Give Kids a Smile" dental health fair will be held on Saturday, Mar. 2 between 9:00 am and 1:30 pm at the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry's Hutto Patterson Pediatric Dentistry Clinic in downtown San Francisco. Kids are invited for free dental check-ups, cleanings, fluoride treatment, sealants, orthodontic evaluations, games, entertainment, Little Explorers' Petting Zoo and more. More than $150 in free dental services will be provided to each child! The event is open to children up to age 17 (accompanied by an adult). No appointments are required.

For more information, please call (415)929-6550.

Event Details:

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.

Mission Valley ROP Open House, Thursday, February 28

Mission Valley ROP will be hosting a Program Showcase (Open House) for interested students/parents to learn more about the classes offered at the Mission Valley ROP Career Technical Training Center at 5019 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont, 94538 on Thursday, February 28th from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. Current 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students that want to learn more about the classes offered can visit in that time frame to see the building, meet the instructors, and to learn more about the programs.

Here is more information about the event: Mission Valley ROP CTE Program Showcase Link

Here is a link to the flyer to share: Mission Valley ROP CTE Program Showcase Flyer

Here is a link to the flyer with our course descriptions: Mission Valley ROP Center Classes

New Haven Teachers Win California Retired Teachers’ Association Grants

California Retired Teachers’ Association, Division #91, received 61 applications for grants from Fremont, New Haven, and Newark teachers this year. Teachers from the three Districts wrote thoughtful and creative ideas concerning how they would use the grant money for their students. A committee of seven retired teachers reviewed the applications and chose 25 applications to reward with a grant. The total amount of grants awarded was $6,900.

New Haven teachers who are receiving a grant are: Patricia Pedrozo, Rachel Saucedo (Alv.Elem.), Alisha Valine (Cesar Chavez), Jessica Gonzalez (Conley-Caraballo), and Sarita Chawla (Eastin).

Thank you to all the teachers who applied, and we regret we couldn’t reward all with a grant. We were impressed with all the creative ideas presented, and proud to support our fellow educators in their endeavors.

James Logan Athletics 5th Annual Crab Feed
5th Annual JLHS Athletics Crab Feed, March 16h, 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.

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!

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:

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.

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

Clinic Time Schedule

Officials’ Clinic

Olympic Clinic Lecture Sessions