The start of the new school year is almost here! We hope you all had a wonderful summer. Check out the Back to School Parent To Do List!
Here are some important dates for your calendar:
Monday, August 21, note time below. Students pick up class schedules, 7th/8th graders with completed paperwork pick up iPads. Donate to Hillview PTO. Parents and siblings welcome!
Before arriving, print the Luau Checklist and complete/bring documentation included on list:
Enter the Luau at front entrance of Hillview, look for grade level banners, and plan to arrive in your time window:
LunchMaster will be BBQ-ing in the Quad! Sample lunch offerings, sign up for daily hot lunch.
VeloFix, local mobile bike shop – will provide bike safety checks by Santa Cruz Avenue bike racks/ gym at luau.
Can’t make it to Luau? No worries! Stop by the Hillview office before school begins with all your paperwork.
We need you! We cannot run this fabulous event for our students without the support from our parent community! Reconnect with friends, meet some new ones while you volunteer your time for as much or as little as you’d like. Don’t worry about missing out on your child’s experience, you will have plenty of time to walk your child through the process on that day.
If you would like to volunteer to help at the Luau between 3:45-6:00pm on Monday, August 21, please email Nancy Witeck. Thank you!
For more information check out the Camp Hillview Letter included in the summer mailer.
Starting middle school can be an intimidating time – for students and parents alike. At Hillview, we want all incoming Hawks to feel welcome and excited for their new journey. That’s why we have Camp Hillview, our 6th grade orientation program that takes place at the beginning of each school year. Camp Hillview starts the day before 7th and 8th graders officially return to school. That way, 6th graders and the 8th grade student leaders who help run Camp Hillview – known as “WEB Leaders” – have the campus to themselves as they learn where their classes are, where they can eat lunch, the fastest way from the gym to the woodshop, and all of the other fun details that make middle school such a special time.
We can’t wait to meet you!
We are looking for volunteers to serve Hot Lunch to students. It’s a 45 to 55 minute commitment at lunchtime. Sign up for once a month, twice a month, weekly or more! Each time you help serve lunch, you earn a free LunchMaster lunch for your student. Sign-up here.
We welcome all Hillview Families to the 2017-2018 School Year! Information about registration dates/times, practices, and game schedules for lunchtime intramurals and Hillview PTO-sponsored After-School Sports will be posted in weekly newsletters.
Intramural sports will be held again this year, most likely on Wednesdays and Thursdays during lunchtime in the gym. Please watch for further announcements about the first set of days and activities.
The Hillview PTO supports academic enrichment and activities such as field trips, lunch clubs and festivals, and special programs such as Camp Hillview. We also support expanded electives and the programs in music, art, and performing arts.
We sponsor and organize after-school classes, after-school academic support, after-school sports, and an engaging array of speakers for parents. In addition, we organize the parent volunteers for academy support, daily hot lunch service, after-school sports, staff appreciation, Mini-Courses, and Breakfast Cafe. We publish this website and draft a weekly newsletter to keep everyone informed of what’s going on at Hillview.
We can do all of this and more thanks to your generous donation of your time and financial support!
Do you wonder what middle school is really like? Would you like to get a sneak peek of your kids in action and help out with events behind-the scenes? Sign up to be part of the Academy Support team or Academy Parent. It’s the middle school version of being a room parent and classroom volunteer – but less work with fewer events! If you are interested in learning more about how you can help starting in late August, please see the Hillview PTO Volunteer page under Academy Support. If you have specific questions, please contact Academy Parent Coordinators Gina Skinner or Kelly Morehead. Thank you!
If you did not get a chance to go paperless yet and would like to save time and MPCSD money, please use this link to request your household receives only digital copies of announcements from the Hillview Office. This includes the Summer Mailer so keep an eye on your Inbox!
We are proud to announce that Hillview has been designated as an Apple Distinguished School for 2015 – 17!
This recognition validates the Hillview staff’s work in using the iPad to transform teaching and learning. From visionary leadership, to innovative teaching and learning, to ongoing professional development, Hillview – with the support of the district Tech Department, the PTO, and MPAEF – has in three years rolled out iPads to all its students, developed a suite of Apps that supports the development of such skills as collaboration and creativity, and implemented a Digital Drivers License program to enable our students to be efficient, productive, and responsible users of technology. Hillview is thrilled to be among 300 schools and districts worldwide to be cited for its exemplary 21st century learning environment, and looks forward to continuing to improve the experience of our students and teachers through the 1:1 iPad program.
Fewer cars make Hillview feel more welcoming, safer, and easier to approach on foot. Please consider alternatives to single-family car rides for your family’s commute to and from school. More information can be found at the following links: Hillview transportation overview, Hillview’s car drop off and pick up information, and Hillview’s bike and walk information. Hillview is well-stocked with bike racks, and many students do bike to school. If your child bikes, please review with him or her such bicycle safety guidelines as wearing the helmet properly and observing the rules of the road. We want all students to arrive safely at school each and every day. Find clear and simple information on taking SamTrans to Hillview by clicking here. For the MPCSD Transportation web site, click here. Registration for seats on the yellow bus serving Tinsley Transfer students is handled by the Hillview office; please call (650) 325-3861.