E-News; Oct. 30, 2012

Halloween Carnival Tonight at Logan 
Tonight’s the night for the New Haven Boosters Association’s Halloween Eve Carnival, from 4 to 8 p.m. on the outdoor basketball courts at James Logan High School.
 
More than a dozen traditional carnival games will give kids of all ages a chance to test their skills and win prizes. A jump house will be set up for younger children, and there will be prizes for carnival-goers who come in the best costumes. The Eastin Elementary School choir and the Logan High’s Show Choir both are scheduled to perform, and a DJ will provide additional music and entertainment.
 
Admission is free. Tickets for carnival games are priced at $1 each of six for $5.
 
The event is a fund-raiser for the Boosters, which for the second year in a row is helping the New Haven Schools Foundation meet a $100,000 pledge to help fund the District’s co-curricular and extra-curricular programs.
 
The carnival will be held in conjunction with the weekly “Logan High Street Eats” event in the Logan parking lot. Tonight and every Tuesday night, gourmet food trucks offer dinner and sweets from 4:30 to 9 p.m. The sponsoring New Haven Teachers Association donates its share of the proceeds to help support student activities.
 
Ticket Deadline Tomorrow for Hall of Fame Banquet
The deadline is tomorrow (Wednesday) to purchase tickets for James Logan High School’s annual Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet, to be held this Saturday (Nov. 3).
 
Tennis player Liz Marpuri and track and field stars Natasha Neal, Nkosinza Balumbu and Kevin Craddock are among seven individuals who will be inducted during the 6 p.m. banquet at the Fremont Marriott Silicon Valley. Archie Gilbert and Monique Ambers, who went on to play professional baseball and basketball, respectively, and longtime athletic trainer Jorge Maldonado also will be honored, along with Coach Lee Webb’s 1996 girls’ track and field team. Football star Vince Amey, who also was to be inducted, is unable to attend and his induction has been postponed until 2013, Logan Athletic Director and banquet organizer Tom Rosenthal said.
 
Tickets, priced at $55 for individuals or $500 for a table of 10, are can be purchased at the high school today and tomorrow from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by contacting Sara Muse (471-2520, ext. 60118 or smuse@nhusd.k12.ca.us).
 
Something for Everyone at CCMS Event
A variety of ethnic foods will be available, new events have been added and the hours have been expanded for the “Holiday Market” flea market and garage sale Saturday, Nov. 17, at Conley-Caraballo High School
 
Pupusas, tamales, churros/bunuelos, Columbian empanadas, barbecued meats and baked goods will be on sale, Principal Mireya Casarez reports. A car show is being organized, a Zumba demonstration and music are being scheduled and the event now will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 4 p.m.
 
Selling spaces are $25 each. Check payments are due this Friday (Nov. 2), but reservations can be made until Nov. 9 for folks paying by cash. For more information, call the school (471-5126).
 
Names ’n’ Notes
Conley-Caraballo’s volleyball team won its league championship last Thursday, defeating Village High in two out of three sets in the semifinals before downing Redwood High in straight sets in the finals. There was strong play from all seven players – Hector Avalos, Matias Silva, Amasia Dugar, Alexis Mota, Alicia Snell, Yanadira Martinez and Ben Tuluigia – Coach Eric Barron reports. … Taking advantage of the online charity Donors Choose (www.donorschoose.org), second-grade teacher Linda Chew has received a grant worth $921 from Chevron to purchase four Amazon Kindle eBook readers for her literature small groups at Eastin Elementary. Eastin science specialist/teacher librarian Beth Morris received a Pets in the Classroom grant from PetSmart to get a classroom snake and habitat. … Searles Elementary teacher Vince Rosato, who once again is offering to deliver Veterans Day cards to local VA facilities, is inviting teachers to ask their students to decorate cards with messages of thanks and respect and deliver them to Searles by Nov. 9. … The James Logan High School Alumni Association is raising money for its scholarship fund by selling tickets to the Oakland Raiders’ games against the Denver Broncos on Dec. 6 and against the Kansas City Chiefs on Dec. 16. Tickets cost from $40 to $60, depending on seating level, and $20 from each purchase will be donated back to the scholarship fund. To purchase tickets, download the form available on the Alumni Association’s website (http://www.jamesloganalumni.org/news-and-events.html ) or contact Matt Dutra (mattdutra74@gmail.com or 408-904-9181).