News From the New Haven Unified School District
Memorial Services for Long-Time Logan Math Teacher Cathy Staib
Cathy Staib passed away peacefully on September 2, 2015. Ms. Staib was a member of Logan High's math department, was energetic & full of life, and always had a great story to share.
Services will be held on Wednesday, September 16, at 5:00 PM at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Fremont (41933 Blacow Road); with a reception to follow soon after.
Back to School Nights Start Tomorrow for New Haven Schools
Most district elementary schools will host their annual Back to School Nights tomorrow, Wednesday, September 9th. Start times are as follows:
- Alvarado Elementary; 5:30 pm
- Eastin Elementary; 5:30 pm
- Emanuele Elementary; 5:45 pm
- Hillview Crest Elementary; 5:00 pm
- Kitayama Elementary; 5:30 pm
- Pioneer Elementary; 6:00 pm
Please see your school's website for more detailed information regarding the evening. Searles Elementary will not be hosting a traditional Back to School Night but will instead be holding a number of Academic Parent-Teacher Team meetings starting September 22.
Cesar Chavez and Alvarado Middle Schools will be hosting their Back to School Nights on Wednesday, September 16, both starting at 6:00 pm.
James Logan High School will be welcoming their families to visit their classrooms on Thursday, September 17, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Conley-Caraballo High School will be hosting their Back to School Night a week later on Thursday, September 24.
Searles Elementary Piloting Community School Framework
Searles Elementary School is piloting the Community School Framework this school year in New Haven. The goal of a Community School is to build a collaborative team of school staff, district staff, partners, community members, families and students to create a strong network of support to further promote the development of our youth and community. By combining our efforts, all students will not only be ready for college and career, but they will be our future leaders. The school has gained much success in acquiring resources and support for their families and is in the process of conducting a Needs Assessment to further evaluate how to further support student and family success. Along with family and student surveys, Searles is also holding Community Forums.
Upcoming forums are on:
September 11th at 8:30 a.m. in room 42 at Searles Elementary
September 16th at 6 p.m. in the Searles Cafeteria
Please contact Ashley Acosta, Searles' Community School Program Specialist for questions or comments at 510-471-2772.
New K-5 Mathematics Curriculum to be Implemented District-Wide
In 2015-2016, New Haven will be implementing a new Math Curriculum that is Common Core aligned. The new program is entitled BRIDGES.
The following web link provides an overview of the program for each grade level.
Additional information will be provided at our Back To School Nights scheduled at each of the school sites.
If you have any questions or need any additional information, please contact your child's teacher, your site's Math Instructional Coach or a member of the administration.
Kids' Zone and Assemblymember Bill Quirk Hosted Successful Vision Event
Union City Kids' Zone, in collaboration with Assemblymember Bill Quirk, hosted a VSP Vision and Health event on Saturday, August 29, serving fifty seniors, families, and community members with free vision screening (and eyeglasses), health screening (blood pressure/glucose check) from Tiburcio Vasquez Health Clinic and Migrant Ed information. Additionally, forty vision screening vouchers were given to families and community members who were not able to be examined.
"Denim and Diamonds" Fundraising Gala, Saturday, September 19, 2015, Benefitting the New Haven Schools Foundation
The New Haven Schools Foundation (NHSF) is thrilled to present its highly anticipated annual fundraiser, which supports quality student activities and educational programs. The theme for this year's gala is "Denim and Diamonds" and all are invited to come dressed in elevating the element of denim comfort with the elegance of diamonds. Guests can look forward to dining on gourmet dinner and trying their luck at the casino games. Everyone is in for a fabulous and fun-filled evening, all for a worthwhile cause.
Gala tickets are priced at $100 per person (or $175 per pair) and include a gourmet buffet dinner, dessert, espresso, as well as "$1,000" in play chips to try their luck at classic casino games (blackjack, roulette, etc.). Those looking forward to the popular Texas Hold 'Em tournament can rest assured that they can again join the fun with an additional $25 entry fee. A VIP table of 10 comes with a long list of extra amenities to make the evening all the more special.
The event takes place at the Mark Green Sports Center in Union City and guests are encouraged to park their vehicles at the Holly Center where a complimentary shuttle service will take them to and from both sites throughout the evening. The attire for the evening is Western semi-formal attire, no shorts. Guests must be 21 years and older to attend.
All of the proceeds from the event go toward supporting the Foundation's educational programs. The NHSF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides supplemental financial support to the educators and youth of the New Haven Unified District community through the sponsorship of several ongoing grant programs. The Innovations in Education consists of classroom mini-grant programs for elementary schools). Project Enrichment is a mini-grant program that promotes co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. The Brian Kelly Tutoring Program supports academic tutoring programs, while the Virginia Swihart Beginning Teacher Fund grants funding for classroom supplies for new teachers. But the jewel that stands out is NHSF's hugely successful Pathways to Success program, which offers scholarship opportunities for the district's high school seniors. This year, the Foundation awarded $100,000 to New Haven high school graduates.
Tickets and sponsorship information can be found at www.nhsfoundation.org
NHSF Mutt Strut Scheduled for October 17
One of the most popular events of the year is the New Haven Schools Foundation Mutt Strut. Families with dogs are invited to participate, and enjoy the scenic views along the route in the Union City foothills at the Masonic Home. The event also includes a pancake breakfast, games, contests and prizes.
Date: October 17, 2015
Time: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Place: Masonic Home, 34400 Mission Blvd., Union City
Applications Now Being Accepted for Peer Language Model Program
New Haven Unified School District accepts a few typically developing peers to serve as language models in each of our preschool classrooms. General education peers are placed according to availability. The PeerLanguage Model component is an important part of our program. Children learn not only from adults, but from watching and interacting with other children. New Haven is now accepting applications for Fall 2015. Please pick up an application at the ESC or contact Mary Rios at 471-1100 x60517. For an application, please click this link.
- Sunil Sethi
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