New Haven Unified [Union City School] E-News for January 20, 2015



News From the New Haven Unified School District


Board Meeting Tonight, 7:30 pm, Educational Services Center

The Board of Education will hold its regularly scheduled meeting this evening at the District Office, located at 34200 Alvarado Niles Road, at 7:30 pm.


Free Application for Federal Student Aid Workshop for High School Seniors to be Held on January 22 at Logan

The first of two Logan FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) workshops for seniors and their parents will be held on January 22nd from 5 - 7:30 pm in computer labs 41 & 43. Students should bring their Chromebooks, required financial paperwork, social security information, 2014 W'2s, and FAFSA PINs in order to submit their applications on the spot. We also have experts here to help with completing the Dream Act.  The workshops are put on by by East Bay Consortium and their staff of trained FAFSA experts and arranged by the Logan counseling team and the College and Career Center!


New Haven Teachers and Students Continue to Benefit from DonorsChoose Projects

Emanuele Elementary School Science Teacher, Mike Wassum, recently had his DonorsChoose project funded to the impending delight of all Emanuele students.  Mr. Wassum will be receiving a Promethean Activote Student Response System, an interactive classroom surveying tool.  Each student receives a handheld interface which allows him/her to electronically submit an answer to teacher questions.  ActiVote encourages classroom participation by giving students a tool to answer every question, individually.


Emanuele Second-Grade Teacher, Sara Maes, also had a project funded.  She will be receiving two additional collaborative tables in addition to the two she already has. These tables take the place of traditional desks and promote conversation and cooperative learning in the classroom. is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America post classroom project requests on the site, and you can give any amount to the project that most inspires you.  Interested community members who would like to donate towards New Haven projects can visit and enter "94587" in the zip code box on "Projects near me".


Willie Davenport Olympian Track and Field Clinic, February 7, 2015

Willie Davenport Olympian Track and Field Clinic will be held at James Logan on Feb 7 from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.  2015 clinic speakers include John Carlos, Kenny Harrison, Mac Wilkins, Eddie Hart, Mike Powell, Karin Smith, Ray Norton, Reynaldo Brown, Andre Phillips and Crazy George.  Cost: $25 per person/ $350 per Team.  For more information please call Coach Lee Webb at 510-304-7172 or email at


Mission Valley Track and Field Club Begins Practice Today

The Mission Valley Track and Field Club based out of James Logan High will start practice on Tuesday Jan. 20 on the James Logan Track. Practice will start @ 4:15.  The Mission Vally Track Field Club is open to all ages and all levels of skill in the sport of Track and Field.


For more information contact Lee Webb at 510-304-7172 or


JLHS Athletics Boosters First Annual Crab Feed

JLHS Athletics Boosters First Annual Crab Feed will be held on February 21 at the Union City Sports Center (31224 Union City Blvd).  Tickets are $45.00 each and can be bought from student athletes or the Logan website.  All proceeds from the event will go towards supporting the award winning athletics program at Logan.  Featuring: Music (DJ Darren Ferreira!!), Raffle Prizes, Auction & No Host Bar!!  Learn more at


Academic Achievement Night / Open House 

Logan will host its annual Academic Achievement Night / Open House on February 19.  Parents & community members are invited to visit their students' teachers and attend a variety of workshops - financial aid, college admissions, and much more!  More information to come soon.


Alameda County Reading Association Mini-Conference - Oral Language & Common Core

Dr. Adria Klein is the keynote speaker at a mini-conference that will be held at Eastin Elementary on Saturday, February 21st from 9-1. The focus is on supporting understanding of oral language development and how it promotes equity and access for all students including English Learners. Other informative sessions will be included in the day. Members and parents are free; non-members $20.00. Send check and email address to Sybil Hoffman, 4403 Lorren Dr., Fremont 94536. Questions;


Union City Kids' Zone Invites Friends and Family to "Welcome to the Zone"

Union City Kids' Zone and Service Partners invite all New Haven Unified School District families, students, employees, and friends to our Grand Opening Celebration "Welcome to the Zone." Please save the date and plan on dropping by to learn more about Kids' Zone and Service Partners on Saturday, January 24, 2015 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at Barnard-White Middle School.  Lots of interactive booths, music, prizes, and fun for all!



- Sunil Sethi


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