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E-News: Feb. 15, 2011

Academic Achievement Night at Logan
Parents are invited to join their students Thursday night at James Logan High School for Academic Achievement Night. The “enhanced open house,” as described by Principal Amy McNamara, will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m., preceded by a barbecue fund-raiser at 5 p.m.
In addition to the traditional classrooms visits, parents and their students will be invited to attend workshops on getting to and paying for college, with information available about both four-year and two-year colleges. Information on career training programs and the military also will be available. Many workshops will be conducted in both English and Spanish.
New Vaccine Requirement Coming for Students
New Haven parents are asked to look for a letter from the District, late this week or early next week, regarding a new law requiring student vaccinations against pertussis (whooping cough).
To combat an unprecedented rise in the disease, all students entering 7th through 12th grades next fall will need proof of an adolescent whooping cough booster shot (Tdap) before starting school. Thereafter, only students entering the seventh grade will need proof that they have received the booster.
The letter urges parents to make arrangements to have their children vaccinated as soon as possible and will be accompanied by a flier with information regarding the Tdap vaccine and local immunization clinics.
African-American History Celebration
The Black Student Union at Logan is inviting community members to celebrate African-American history and culture at the high school Thursday, Feb. 24. Students will perform spoken word, poetry, dance and singing in The Spot from 5:30 to 8 p.m., adviser Dorothy Allen reports. Refreshments will be served.
Parent Workshop Schedule
The next in a series of free Parenting Workshops being hosted by the District, “Mental Health: Understanding the Impact,” will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 16) at the Educational Services Center, 34200 Alvarado-Niles Rd., Union City.
Future workshops:
·         Friday, March 4: Topic TBD, 9 a.m.-noon, New Haven Adult School, 600 G St., Union City.
·         Wednesday, March 9: “Math Strategies,” 6:30-8 p.m., Cabello Student Support Center, 4500 Cabello St., Union City.
·         Wednesday, March 16: “Understanding State Assessments,” 6-8 p.m., Educational Services Center.
·         Wednesday, April 13: “Transition for Pre-Kindergarten and Fifth-Graders,” 6:30-8 p.m., Cabello.
·         Friday, April 15: Topic TBD, 9 a.m.-noon, Adult School.
·         Friday, April 29: Topic TBD, 9 a.m.-noon, Adult School.
·         Friday, May 13: Topic TBD, 9 a.m.-noon, Adult School.
·         Wednesday, May 18: “Summer Faire: Pre-K to 5th Grade,” 6:30-8 p.m., Cabello.
Names ’n’ Notes
If you missed the story that ran on the front page of The Argus, Oakland Tribune, Contra Costa Times and other Bay Area News Group papers last week – featuring Vince Rosato’s class of Searles Elementary students who are among the first in the nation to pilot state-approved environmental curriculum  – the story was picked up all the way across the country, by the Miami Herald. See it at:
http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/02/13/2064584/california-releases-nations-first.html [1] ... Having completed an undefeated regular season to win the first Mission Valley Athletic League championship in the program’s 34-year history, the Logan High girls soccer team will host a North Coast Section playoff game for the first time Wednesday (Feb. 16). Coach Antonio Villasenor’s team will meet Granada High of Livermore, starting at 7 p.m. The boys team, which finished second in the MVAL, also starts the NCS playoffs Wednesday, with a 7 p.m. game at Livermore High. … Logan’s speech and debate team will host a state qualification tournament on the weekend of March 5 and 6, and volunteer judges are needed. Debate and Congress qualifications will be Saturday, starting at 9 a.m., and individual events will be contested Sunday, also starting at 9 a.m. If you’re interested in volunteering, contact Florence Graham (florence.graham@att.net [2] or 589-3519). … Tonight (Tuesday) is the last chance to register for the Parent Project Jr. class being held at Alvarado Elementary School. The class, offered by the New Haven Adult School, is designed to help parents of children ages 5 to 10 sidestep arguments and temper tantrums, improve school behavior and create more cooperation at home. The class meets in the media center from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays. Registration is $25 ($40 per couple) and free childcare is available. For more information, call 489-2185. … Educational games, online books and other resources for parents and students are available on the “Online Resources” page on the District website (www.nhusd.k12.ca.us [3]). The site also includes information on general curriculum, health and safety, drug-abuse awareness and prevention, and child and family activities, as well as parenting information and tips. To get there, click on “For Our Parents” and follow the link marked “Online Resources.” … 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 library (745-1464).

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