The Urban School Alumni Association BLUESNOTES
January 24, 2016
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UrbanReads at 50: Arlie Russell Hochschild in conversation with LeRoy Votto

Sunday, January 29
4 - 6 pm
Mark Salkind Center, 1639 Oak Street
Please RSVP here

Urban at 50: Solid Gold Auction to Support Financial Aid

Saturday, March 25
6:30 - 11 pm
Mark Salkind Center, 1639 Oak Street
Save the date and click here for more information!

Winter Art Show

Friday, February 17
3:30 - 6 pm
Page Campus Student Center
Email to RSVP

Frankenstein - Winter Theater Production

Wednesday, February 22 - 4:30 pm
Thursday - Saturday, February 23 - 25, 7 pm
Page Campus Gumption Theater

We love having our alumni parents visit for events, performances and athletics. For more details on any events, please visit the Urban web calendar.
Click here to see pictures from our recent alumni reunion.
Click here to see some photos from our 50th Anniversary celebrations.



We loved welcoming so many of our alumni parents back to Urban for our 50th Anniversary Celebration in November! Between our All-Alumni Reunion on November 5, and the All-Community Celebration on November 6, we hosted nearly 1,000 guests on campus. It was wonderful to see our community come together for this milestone event and celebration of Urban’s past, present and future.

In case you missed it, please take a moment to watch this video and enjoy a historical review of Urban’s early days and what’s next in our evolution.

Here is a short video of the weekend celebration, a memento of our time spent together celebrating the history and values of Urban. We will continue to celebrate Urban’s 50th birthday throughout the school year on the Urbanat50 website.




UrbanReads at 50: Arlie Russell Hochschild in conversation with Urban Alum Ambassador LeRoy Votto

On Sunday, January 29, starting at 4 pm, we are delighted to welcome alumni parent, professor emerita of sociology at UC Berkeley and author Arlie Russell Hochschild (David ’89) back to Urban for our second UrbanReads event of this school year. Arlie’s recently published book, Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right, was a finalist for the 2016 National Book Award and is a New York Times bestseller. It was also named by the Times as one of six books to read to understand Donald Trump’s presidential win. The event kicks off with wine and nibbles in the Salkind Center, after which Arlie will share stories of her five years of immersive research and why the recent election was a momentous event waiting to happen.
RSVPs are required for this event: click here to register. No parking is available for this event.

Urban at 50: Solid Gold Auction to Support Financial Aid

Save the date of Saturday, March 25, from 6:30 - 11 pm, as we celebrate our first and only auction in the new Mark Salkind Center Gym in honor of Urban’s 50th Anniversary. All proceeds from the auction benefit financial aid. As you may recall, the evening includes dinner, drinks and dancing to a great live band. With our special one time venue and one time 50th anniversary, this is an event not to be missed. It will be a wonderful gathering of our community and a chance to reunite with old Urban friends. We hope that many alums and alum parents/guardians will take advantage of this opportunity to reconnect with Urban. Get the gang back together and organize a table! Stay tuned for more details, and watch your mail for an invite.

Urban at 50: More Urban Legends

We have added a new video to the Urban Legends section of the Urban at 50 website. Henri Picciotto began his longtime career as a math teacher at Urban in 1981 until his retirement in 2013. Watch this video to learn about Henri’s contributions!

 Urban Athletics

Congratulations to our Varsity girls soccer team for its big win last Tuesday against Marin Academy! The team takes on University at 5:45 pm on February 1 at Beach Chalet.

Varsity boys basketball had a big win against Lick last Wednesday, beating the Tigers 55-48. The girls varsity basketball team earned its first league win last Friday, beating UHS 31-30. This Friday (January 27) in the Salkind Center, we host a boys basketball tripleheader against Stuart Hall:
  • Frosh/soph -- 3:30 pm
   • JV -- 5 pm
   • Varsity -- 6:30 pm
Check the athletic calendar for game times and locations. If you haven’t see a game yet in the Salkind Center, it’s time!

Urban Forward

Thank you to all our alumni parents who have contributed to the 2016-17 Annual Fund! There is so much to be proud of at Urban this year, from our beautiful new Salkind Center, to an expanded curriculum, to a 50-year tradition of setting the standard for best practices in teaching and learning.

Enjoy this video highlighting the many ways that your support ensures that Urban's incredible programs, faculty and diverse community remain strong over the next 50 years. Every gift, at every level, makes a significant impact on our ability to deliver our mission to "ignite a passion for learning...both in high school and beyond."

If you would like to make a gift to Urban’s 2016-17 Annual Fund, please click here. Urban is still a small school and each gift, regardless of size, is meaningful. Thank you for your support!

Alum-Owned Businesses

We are delighted to share this list of alum-owned businesses and projects. Support your Urban grads whenever you can!

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