E-News: Oct. 26, 2010

New Haven Community Forum Meets Tonight, Thursday
Superintendent Kari McVeigh will host the first of two meetings of the New Haven Community Forum tonight, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at Cesar Chavez Middle School, 2801 Hop Ranch Road. The scond meeting, on the other side of Interstate 880, will be Thursday (Oct. 28) at Alvarado Middle School, 31604 Alvarado Blvd., also from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

New Haven Community Forum meetings are designed to give the community access to District information and an opportunity to contribute ideas. Part of each of this week’s meetings will dedicated to soliciting feedback on a possible parcel tax, to raise local funds to supplement shrinking state allocations.

CCHS Students Visit UC-Berkeley
Seven Conley-Caraballo High School students have been admitted to the Helping Youth Pursue Higher Education Early (HYPHEE) program at the University of California, Berkeley, community liaison Maricela Reynoso reports.

Seniors Rachelle Blanco, Stephanie Chavez, Roberto Cisneros, Ruth Delgadillo, Leilani Lerma, Luz Melendez and Ruby Nestoso and students from other Bay Area schools will visit the Berkeley campus and receive assistance from current UC students in completing UC, California State University and/or community college applications.

Candidates Forum Available on District TV, LOWV Website
With a week to go before Election Day, folks who missed the League of Women Voters forum for Board of Education candidates can see the video at 7 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 27) and Friday (Oct. 29) on Cable Channel 27 in Union City. The video also is available on the League’s website (www.lwvfnuc.org).

Next Parenting Workshop is Friday
“Handy Homework Tips & Discipline,” the latest in a series of free workshops designed to provide parents with tools, strategies and skills, will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Friday (Oct. 29) at the New Haven Adult School, 600 G Street, Union City.

Coming next month: “How to Cope With Peer Pressure and Bullying” from 9 a.m. to noon Friday Nov. 12, at the Adult School; and “What You Can Do to Help Your Child Succeed” from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday Nov. 17, at the Cabello Student Support Center, 4500 Cabello St.

Parent Project
“Parent Project,” a 13-week class to help parents of teenagers learn effective prevention and intervention techniques, will begin next Tuesday, Nov. 2, continuing from 6:15 to 9:15 p.m. on Tuesday evenings through Feb. 15. The class, led by marriage and family counselor Kristie Potter, is designed to help parents stop arguments and conflict at home, improve school attendance and performance, recognize and intervene in dangerous activities such as alcohol and/or drug use and gang involvement, address threats of violence and motivate and influence their teens. Information: 675-5217.

Parents of children ages 5 to 10 still can join the “Parent Project Jr.” class that started last week at the New Haven Adult School. The Friday night program, available in both English and Spanish, can help parents sidestep arguments and temper tantrums, improve school behavior, create more cooperation at home and teach children to manage impulsive behavior and be responsible for their actions. For information, call Laura Zaro at the Adult School (489-2185).

Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet Scheduled Nov. 13
The James Logan High School Athletic Hall of Fame will induct a new class of honorees Saturday, Nov. 13, with a 6 p.m. banquet at the Fremont Marriot Silicon Valley.

Inductees include Mike Louisiana (Class of 1966), who went on to win a national collegiate championship in the discus; Gary Alexander(1982), who played baseball in the Philadelphia Phillies and Texas Rangers organizations; Tuineau Alipate (1984), who went on to play pro football for the New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings; Artemio Flores (1994), a state wrestling champion; and Talia Stewart (2004), a three-time state track and field champion. Also being inducted are Coach Will Biggs’ 1985 state-runnerup boys basketball team, and Sam and Gilda Cavallaro, arguably the athletic department’s biggest boosters for more than 30 years.

Tickets for the banquet are priced at $65, or $600 for a table of 10). To reserve your seat, contact Sarah Muse (smuse@nhusd.k12.ca.us or 471-2520, ext. 60118).

Track and Field Mini-Camps Scheduled
Beginning athletes interested in competing in spring and the long jump are invited to attend the first in a series of track and field mini-camps being hosted by Logan Coach Lee Webb on Saturday (Oct. 30). Registration starts at 8:30 and the clinic runs from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Future clinics, open to athletes of all ages, will concentrate on sprints, hurdles and strength training (Nov. 13), shot put, discus, javelin and hammer throw (Dec. 4), speed training for all sports (Dec. 11), triple jump, high jump, pole vault and strength training (Dec. 18), long jump and triple jump (Jan. 8) and hurdles, discus, triple jump and high jump (Jan. 15).

Advance registration is $10 per clinic or $50 for the series for Union City residents and $15 per clinic or $75 for the series for non-residents. Day-of -clinic registration is $5 more. For additional information, call Coach Webb (471-2520 or 304-7172).

Names ’n’ Notes
Conley-Caraballo High School is inviting the community to help raise money for the school and enjoy a great fitness workout at the same time with a “Let’s Zumba” party Thursday, Nov. 18. Zumba is a fitness program that fuses Latin rhythms with easy-to-follow moves, producing an hour-long workout designed to be both fun and physical. The CCHS party will be in the gym from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Admission is $8 for students and $10 for adults. For more information, call the school (471-5126). … Parents of children 3 and younger can find developmental toys, books and other material as part of the Family Place Library program at the Union City Library, 34007 Alvarado-Niles Road. For more information, call the Union City Library (745-1464).