Back to School

Welcome to a new school year!
We are excited to see your students on the first day of school, Thursday, August 23! In order to be ready, join us at the 5th annual E Komo Mai Luau. All forms can be found on the Hillview Website under the Parents tab in the Back to School section or just below in the newsletter E Komo Mai section. To order PE clothes, an ASB card or spirit wear, go here for the Hillview Webstore. Bring your Luau Checklist and your printed receipts to the Luau!

Ride your bike to the Luau

We encourage you to ride your bike to the Luau! This is an opportunity to ride with your student to practice safe biking habits on the route to school. Also, VeloFix will be on campus on Santa Cruz Avenue during the Luau to do FREE bike safety checks! Bring your bikes to them to be prepared. The safety check sheet, so you can see what will be looked at, is here.

E Komo Mai (“Welcome”) Luau

Tuesday, August 21, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Hillview campus. At this event, students will receive their class schedules, 7th and 8th grade students receive school-issued iPads (4:00 – 5:00 p.m. for last names A – L and 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. for last names M – Z). You received a summer mailer from Principal Haug that provided information and items to bring to the Luau. Download and review these so that you can come prepared:

  • Welcome Back Newsletter here
  • Luau Flyer here
  • Luau Map here
  • iPad Distribution Cover Page here
  • Google Apps for Education (GAFE) Notice here
  • iPad Acceptable Use Policy and signature page (student and parent sign this to indicate acceptance of the policy) here
  • Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation (MPAEF) and Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) Flyer here
  • Camp Hillview details (for 6th grade families) here
  • Parents for Safe Routes information here
  • Luau Checklist here, with three boxes to check, read each item carefully so that your Luau experience is maika’i (lovely, wonderful.) Print out and bring one checklist for each of your Hillview students.

*Note that any 7th or 8th grade student who has not paid outstanding fines from last year, or any 7th grade student who has not submitted proof of immunization for TDAP, will need to take care these items before entering the Luau. Questions? Call the Hillview office at 650-326-4341.

Camp Hillview Help Needed!

Wednesday, August 22, we will welcome our incoming 6th grade students for orientation. We need a few more parents to help with lunch set-up. It’s a fun way to start the year and meet a couple Hillview parents! See SignUpGenius here for more information.

Parent Volunteer Opportunities at Hillview

There are many different ways to volunteer at Hillview! These range from helping out at hot lunch, to shelving books in the library, to assisting the sports team coaches, to working with students on social-emotional skills. Assistance with both one-off opportunities and ongoing commitments are needed. Visit the Hillview PTO on the Hillview website here for more information and to sign up. Contact Emily here for questions.

Welcome back to school Hillview Hawks!

LunchMaster is ready to serve Hillview a wonderful new selection of DAILY hot entrees.  Our WEEKLY items will include the “LIVE” BBQ, Pizza Fridays, and Grab N Go. Be sure to set up your account here and select “Register”. Enter your school code: hillviewmiddle. See you in the lunch line!

Hillview Academy Support Program

Welcome back! We are looking for parent volunteers for the 2018-19 Hillview Academy Support Program! Sign up to be part of the Academy Support Team – a group of parents who help with academy activities and events – or volunteer as the Academy Lead Parent – the middle-school version of a room parent, but with fewer events and less work. To volunteer for the 2018-19 school year, sign up here. For questions contact Gina here or Ashley here.

Meet Danny Chui, New Assistant Principal at Hillview

Mr. Chui worked in the educational non-profit sector for ten years, starting off as a teacher in the Western Addition before running his own site for six years. He eventually went back to his old high school to become a full-time social science teacher after graduating from Cal. While doing that, he earned a couple of national teaching awards from Stanford and The University of Illinois, Chicago. he then went on to become a Dean and then Vice Principal within the same school district. Last year, he won an outstanding administrator award from the California PTA. He is looking forward to being an ardent observer at Hillview, learning its culture and developing relationships with the students and staff. He considers himself proactive and deliberate when it comes to discipline and restorative practices.
Outside of the education world, you’ll generally find him running. For about six years, he was a super competitive distance runner, completing several full marathons, a couple of ultramarathons, and many, many half-marathons. He also took on three Tough Mudder races and five Urbanathlons.

Hillview After-School Program

Visit the After-School Program table at the Hillview Luau
Tuesday, August 21. Learn more about the programs, talk to group representatives, and register your student for fall activities. The PTO is excited to offer its students a variety of fun and enriching after-school programs this fall. These programs range from social, athletic, and academic groups – there’s something for every student’s interest! You can also find a complete description of each program, including registration links and pricing information here. Contact Jamey here for questions.

Hillview Library

Summer Reading Assignment
Welcome back! Mrs. Mathenia and Ms. Piombo can’t wait to see you in the library! We hope you had a great time with your summer reading assignment. What’s that? You forgot? No worries – there’s still time! Look here for the list of awesome books to choose from. Returning seventh and eighth graders can checkout eBooks and audiobooks on OverDrive here. (Your password is a six digit number, probably 61 or 62 plus the four digit code you use to access your school iPad. Contact us if that doesn’t work!)

Looking to donate some books?
We’re collecting gently used, current middle grade and YA novels for classroom libraries. Bring them to the school office or library marked to donate and we’ll take care of the rest!

After-School Sports

Girls Volleyball and Flag Football

We are looking forward to offering an exciting season. Hillview sports emphasizes player participation, safe and fair play and overall fun.
Volleyball and Flag Football registration will be open on Sportabilty here on Thursday, August 23. We highly encourage everyone who wishes to participate to sign up as soon as possible. We have limited space.
Volleyball will have mandatory workouts after school on September 5. Times will be 6th grade 3:30 – 4:50 p.m., 7th grade 5:00 – 6:20 p.m., and 8th grade 6:30 – 7:50 p.m. At this workout players will be put through some drills hitting, setting, serving, etcetera. Practices will be at Hillview Gym and will games at the Arrillaga Family Gymnasium here. Practice time will be available with team assignment.
Flag Football players will be assigned to a team. The first practice is scheduled after school on September 4th at the Hillview field. Home games will be played at Hillview and away games happening at surrounding school sites.
Due to a limited amount of space on a team and coaches, it would be immensely helpful to know how many players we will be anticipating for the season. Email our Athletic Director here  and also sign up, as well, on Sportability on Thursday, August 23.
We are currently looking for parent volunteers for both Volleyball and especially Flag Football. If you have interest in donating your time and passion for sport so our students can have a fulfilling experience, contact our Athletic Director Huck Hunt here.

For the future and to help to save our planet: Go Paperless for Announcements

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!


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