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July 30, 2010 > New Haven School District news

New Haven School District news

Submitted By Rick La Plante

Wal-Mart and Lions will help district "stuff the bus"
The list of supplies that students need to start school each fall includes everything from paper and pencils to scissors and crayons to binders and notebooks. And in a down economy, many local families find it difficult to purchase everything that their children need.

The local community can help provide supplies for New Haven Unified School District students this weekend when Wal-Mart hosts a "Stuff the Bus" drive at Union Landing.

New Haven and Hayward Unified buses will be parked outside the Union Landing Wal-Mart from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Shoppers will be invited to purchase items from a list of school supplies and "stuff the bus" with donations for students.

"The New Haven community has always been supportive of our schools," Superintendent Kari McVeigh said. "This is a great way for Wal-Mart shoppers to help our students."

Members of the Union City Lions will greet shoppers and accept donations, along with members of the New Haven Schools Foundation, several New Haven principals and other volunteers.

"Wal-Mart is pleased to be able to help local schools," said Jody Showers, manager of the Union Landing Wal-Mart. "In a community that supports its schools the way they do here, I expect we'll collect a lot of supplies."

Logan Health Clinic provides 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, Mondays and Fridays at the Logan Health Center.

Immunizations are free for families without medical insurance and available at a reduced cost for families with medical insurance.

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 both Mondays and Fridays through August 27. 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 471-2520, ext. 60174.

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