[NHUSD Information] E-News for Tuesday, February 5, 2019

E-News for Tuesday, February 5, 2019


Logan's Cybersecurity Teams Advance to Next Round in CyberPatriot Competition

James Logan High School's computer science program added a class in Cybersecurity this year and created four teams to compete in the Air Force's CyberPatriot competition.  As first year teams in this 11th-year competition, the teams were hoping to learn and grow the program for next year. The program is very proud to report that three of Logan's teams are continuing to the Gold Tier SemiFinals.

In addition, during the State Round, Logan Team 1 finished third in the state in the Gold tier.  They placed ahead of over 200 other California Gold High School teams.

Please join us in congratulating Logan's CyberPatriot Team members.


Arabella Abad
Riya Arora
Alyssa Barrientos
Ho Chan
Breanna Dulay
Garima Gupta
Mili Gupta
Tara Len
Jordan Magat
Albert Pei
Gabriel Ramirez
Ritvik Seshadri
Aamani Sharma
Vinh Tran
Amar Waraich
Victor Zhang


NHSF Scholarship Applications Now Open
Graduating seniors from all NHUSD high school programs are eligible to apply for college scholarships through New Haven Schools Foundation from now through March 3. Detailed information has been emailed to the students. 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: https://bit.ly/2FkxYf9


IVCMS College and Career Fair
Itliong-Vera Cruz Middle School's College and Career day is just around the corner on March 1st from 10:30 am to 1:30pm.  We are excited to be able to offer students the opportunity to have exposure to a large range of colleges and careers. In order to accomplish this, we need your help! We are in desperate need of presenters.  If you would like to host a table and share information about your career, please click here.  A light lunch will be provided to all the presenters.

Logan Band and Colorguard Crab Feed, Saturday, February 23

Please come and support the award-winning James Logan High School Band and Colorguard by attending their Crab Feed fundraiser on Saturday, February 23, fro 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Mark Green Sports Complex.  More information and a link to purchase tickets can be found here.


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.


Healthcare Plan in Your Child's IEP ~ February 7th
Fremont Council PTA - Special Education Committee presents Healthcare Plan in Your Child's IEP.  Cecilia Vitug, New Haven Unified District Nurse, will discuss common illnesses, seizures and how to address healthcare related needs in your child's IEP (please click here for more information).


Emanuele PTC raises $140 for the Butte County Fires
The Emanuele Parent-Teacher Club did a last minute fundraiser in December and sold a limited Edition of Emanuele School ornaments. They donated 20% of their profits to the Victims of Butte County Fires, by writing a check to the American Red Cross. Way to go Emanuele Families!


Get Healthy, Have Fun, and Support the Searles Parent-Teacher Club

Families are welcome to come by Searles Elementary on Monday and Thursday evenings from 6:30-7:30 p.m. to participate in Zumba!, an exercise fitness program that involves dance and aerobic movements performed to energetic music.  Adult Zumba! Days are Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:15-9:15 a.m. Participants are encouraged to bring a water bottle and wear comfortable clothing. The suggested donation for these classes is $2. For more information, please click here.

For more information contact: Susana Peinado (510) 471-2772 ext. 62756


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!


Join Community Partners at the Community Cafe
The Searles Community Cafe is a Parent / Community space to gather information from our school site and / or community organizations.  This month we have Alameda County First Five, EAOP Presentation on college readiness and our monthly coffee with the principals. Open to all our district families.  Please click here for more information.

NHSF Grant Application Period Now Open
Every year, the New Haven Schools Foundation awards grants to teachers, advisors, program managers, and coaches. Grant applications may be submitted from now 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.


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.

Chili Pepper Challenge Results are In!
The New Haven Schools Foundation received $6,737 this week from the Rotary Clubs of Fremont, Union City, and Newark. The donation came as a result of the 2019 Hot Chili Pepper Challenge, where Rotary matched donations from the public by more than two-to-one. Thank you to everyone who took part in this amazing crowdfunding campaign, especially our sponsors, the Rotary Club of FUN Sunset.

The American Association of University Women to Host Annual Mother/Daughter Math & Science Discovery Day
On Saturday, February 23, 2019, the The American Association of University Women, Fremont Branch will host their annual Mother/Daughter STEM Discovery Day,  a morning of fun and learning for 3rd/4th Grade girls and their mothers. The event will be held at Hopkins Jr. High, 600 Driscoll Rd, Fremont, and is open to New Haven eligible families. For more information, please click here.


Candlelighters Grant Benefits the Performing Arts Center
As a beneficiary of the 2018 Ghost House, NHSF received a grant from the Candlelighters for $5975 this week. The funds will be used to provide new wireless microphones for the Performing Arts Center at Logan High School. Choir Director Erin McShane happily accepted this grant on behalf of the choir.


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 irivas@nhusd.k12.ca.us 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: gskas2019.eventzilla.net

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: dental.pacific.edu/gkas2019


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 Classe


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 acorpuz@nhusd.k12.ca.us 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 (www.harlemwizards.thundertix.com/events/132007).  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!


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 missionvalleytrackandfield.com


Clinic Time Schedule

Officials' Clinic

Olympic Clinic Lecture Sessions