News From the New Haven Unified School District
Key Dates for 2013-14 School Year
With summer vacation having begun, New Haven families are reminded that the 2013-14 school year will begin Wednesday, Aug. 28. For those making school-year plans, Thanksgiving break will be Nov. 25-29, winter recess will be Dec. 23-Jan. 3, and spring vacation will be March 31-April 4.
The complete instructional calendar is available on the District website (www.nhusd.k12.ca.us). Under the menu down the left side, click on “Calendar & School Hours.”
Parents of Incoming Kindergartners Should Register Their Children Now
Parents of children old enough to start kindergarten who have not yet enrolled their children are urged to begin the process as soon as possible. Enrollment packets can be picked up at the Centralized Enrollment Center, adjacent to the Educational Services Center at 34200 Alvarado-Niles Rd., Union City.
Children born between Nov. 2, 2007, and Sept, 1, 2008, are eligible to attend traditional kindergarten in 2013-14, and children born between Sept. 2, 2008, and Dec. 2, 2008, are eligible for transitional kindergarten.
More information is available by calling 476-2625.
Student Help Sought for National Night Out
The Union City Police Department is seeking student volunteers to assist with set up and clean up at each of the four event locations for National Night Out on Tuesday Aug. 6.
Set-up will start around 5 p.m. and the clean-up around 8:30 p.m. The volunteers are welcome to stay to enjoy the event. Community-service hours are available.
For more information, contact Officer Ryan Seto (675-5263). Information also is available online (http://www.union-city.ca.us/police/natl_night_out.htm
Names ’n’ Notes
Five students in teacher Vince Rosato’s fourth- and fifth-grade combination class at Searles Elementary School were among the winners in two academic contests at the end of the school year. Fifth-grader Mariella Olgimen earned honorable mention in the 16th annual 'Celebrate America Creative Writing Contest, sponsored by the American Immigration Council, and fourth-graders Deyontae Piazza, Samantha Trinidad, Victoria Perea and Angie Perez earned second place in the Northern California Stock Market Game, a 16-week competition in which teams virtually invested $100,000 in stocks, bonds, and other financial instruments.