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August 17, 2010 > New Haven Schools news

New Haven Schools news

Submitted By Rick La Plante

New Haven schools still seeking school supplies:
The local community has another opportunity to help provide children with school supplies that their families might not be able to afford, as the New Haven Teachers Association (NHTA) continues its Back to School Supply Drive through the end of the month.

Hundreds of community members participated in the recent "Stuff the Bus" event at the Union Landing Wal-Mart, contributing paper, pencils, crayons, binders, notebooks, and other supplies for New Haven Unified School District students. Those supplies are being inventoried this week and will be delivered to District schools before classes resume on September 1, for distribution to students.

The NHTA drive, launched in June and continuing through August 30, provides another opportunity to help the many local families who are finding it a strain to purchase school supplies during these difficult economic times.

"Backpacks are our No. 1 priority at this point," NHTA President Charmaine Kawaguchi said. Donations of glue sticks, wooden pencils, binder paper, binders, crayons, colored pencils, markers, erasers, scissors, pencil sharpeners, and checks to purchase these supplies also will be accepted.

Items purchased online ( will be shipped to the NHTA office for distribution to students. Supplies also can be delivered directly to the office, at 32980 Alvarado-Niles Road (at Dowe Ave.) in Union City, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

More information is available by calling the NHTA office: (510) 441-3074.

Logan Health Clinic continues immunizations:
Families of children who have yet to receive the immunizations required by the state before they can enroll in school are invited to take advantage of the annual summer immunization clinic continuing on Mondays and Fridays at the Logan Health Center.

The Health Center, located in Room 80 on the campus of James Logan High School, 1800 H Street, is open for immunizations from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays through August 27. Immunizations are free for families without medical insurance and available at a reduced cost for families with medical insurance. No appointment is needed, but a parent or guardian must accompany the child and bring the child's immunization card.

More information is available by calling (510) 471-2520, ext. 60174.

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