Five Facts about the PTO and MPAEF

Support Our PTO and the MPAEF

1.  The Menlo Park City School District is “community-funded”, meaning approximately 88% of our school funding comes from local sources, including property and parcel taxes and your support of our Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) and the Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation (MPAEF).

2.  Our PTO is a volunteer non-profit organization.

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3.  It organizes important school programs and activities and funds equipment and supplies for programs such as physical education, science, and the library.

4.  The MPAEF is a parent-led non-profit organization, raising funds to support education in our District schools –  Encinal, Laurel, Oak Knoll, and Hillview.

5.  It funds comprehensive education programs in the classroom and in specialized areas such as art, music, drama, library, and science.

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For more information about the PTO and to donate, please click here.

For more information about the MPAEF and to donate or pledge, please go to mpaef.org/donate.

Auction Party Underwriting Opportunities

Would you like to participate in the Auction without hosting a party or donating an item? Help us by underwriting something for the Auction Party event on March 10 at Hiller Aviation Museum, and you will be generously thanked in event signage and an upcoming eNewsletter. If you are interested in underwriting any of the below items, please contact us here.

  • Beer = $1500
  • Printing Auction Catalog = $4500
  • Hairstrike! Meet the Band & VIP backstage pass = $3500
  • Signage for Auction event = $1000
  • Auctioneer = $2500
  • Wine = $10000 THANKS to Cannonball Winery!
  • Vodka = $2500 THANKS to House of Carbonadi!
  • Cocktail Bar (Whiskey) = $500 THANKS to a MPCSD family!
  • Cocktail Bar (Tequila) = $500 THANKS to a MPCSD family!
  • It’s It Dessert Bar = $350 THANKS to a MPCSD family!
  • Champagne = $1000 THANKS to a MPCSD family!

Auction Party and Sponsor-a-Teacher tickets are still available here. Dinner Experience Auction tickets are sold out, but if you would like to bid on a Live Auction item and not coming to the Dinner Experience, find a friend to bid for you!

Thank you to our Business and Realtor Partners!

We want to take the opportunity to shout out some appreciation to some of our many business and realtor partners in the community. Thank you for your support!

Gold
Hessler Plastic Surgery
Personify
Silver
Peninsula Pet Hospital
Lieberman & Parikh Facial Plastic Surgery
Bronze
Peninsula Pediatric Dentistry
Alkalign Studios
Gold Arrow Camp

To donate a hosted event click here.

To donate an item click here.

Action Required

Tuesday, February 13, 12:00 p.m., review the Donor Roll draft to ensure that your name and donor status are accurate! The draft of the 2017-18 Annual Parent Campaign Donor Roll is here. Any issues? Notify the MPAEF Office at 650-325-0100 or here in order to have the information updated in our printed auction catalog.

Important School Commute Guidelines

Bike Safety Week at Hillview! Each day, students will hear morning announcements from Officer Ferguson about bike safety. We are partnering with Parents 4 Safe Routes and the Menlo Park Police Department to ensure that all students get to school safely each day. This includes bike safety, but also pedestrian safety and drop-off and pick-up safety. If your student bicycles to school, review the following safety tips:

  • Wear a helmet: It’s critical to protect your head in an accident, and it’s the law. (When one of our students was in a recent accident, fortunately they cracked their helmet instead of their head.)
  • Ride single file in the bike lane: Riding side-by-side impedes traffic and pushes bicyclists into the car lane.
  • Stop at all stop signs (even the ones in downtown Menlo Park!): They are there to protect you from traffic.
  • Walk your bike on sidewalks and crosswalks: Be courteous and keep pedestrians safe as well as yourself.
  • Use a bike light: Even during the day, mornings/afternoons can be dark or rainy.
  • Lock your bike: Many bikes on campus are unlocked. Protect your bike; lock it up.

As a parent, you can:

  • Pick a day to bike or walk with your student. It’s a great way to see what the route is like and how to help them stay safe!
  • If your student walks to school and there is no sidewalk, make sure they walk on the shoulder against traffic.
  • When driving your student to school, don’t park or stop in areas that are designated “No Stopping/Parking.” (One of our students was doored by a driver who had stopped illegally.)
  • Model good behavior: Be a “roll” model.

If you drop off or pick up your student:

  • Drop off and pick up in appropriate areas, like on Hillview Drive or in front of school: Do NOT drop off on the corner of Olive Ave. and Santa Cruz Avenue.
  • Be aware of bikes and pedestrians when you are dropping off and picking up. Sometimes students can be difficult to see.
  • Drive slowly!

LunchMaster BBQ

Wednesday, February 14, 5th live BBQ. Order through your LunchMaster account here. Simply add one of the three BBQ options, accompanied by a fruit, vegetable, and beverage to your cart, and confirm! All of the other meal options are still available to order here now. BBQ options – Cheddar Cheese Burger, Garden Burger, Polish Sausage on a Hoagie

Hillview CAASPP Testing May 7-11, 2018

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress, also known as. the SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium), a state assessment will be administered to all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. Note these dates on your calendar and avoid scheduling appointments outside of school on those days.

Hillview Music goes to Disneyland!

As you read this, 96 Hillview musicians are getting ready to enjoy their last day in Disneyland. We arrived on Friday and have been involved in numerous performances and workshops. The Concert Band, Orchestra, and Choir all participated. Many thanks to all of the parents who supported our scholarship fundraising efforts and have volunteered to be chaperones. It couldn’t have happened without you!

 

Congratulation!

Hillview students performed in the CMEA Bay Section Regional Honors Festival Concert. Each ensemble is made up of the top musicians nominated by their school’s director.

  • Fatih Cropper and Ingrid Standifer – Chorus
  • Isabella Edylstein – Concert Band
  • Katherine Ahn, Andrew Ahn, and Lily Bacon – String Orchestra

A very, special congratulations to Conor Dunne. He was selected as a flautist in the California All-State Junior High School Band. Conor is only the third musician in Hillview’s history to be selected to participate. He will be attending the CASMEC All-State Conference in San Jose and will be performing on Sunday, February 18.

 

Site Council Meeting

Tuesday, February 13, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. at the TERC office to review the results of the January parent and student Site Survey. All meetings are open to the public.

Eighth-Grade Parents and Students: Introduction to Menlo-Atherton High School

Wednesday, February 7, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., Hillview PAC. Mark your calendars to hear Simone Rick-Kennel, Principal of M-A High School, give an overview of M-A’s academic, athletic and extracurricular offerings. Q & A following with Mrs. Kennel, M-A’s College Advisor, Ms. Mai Lien Nguyen, and Laura Duran, M-A Counselor, along with the perspectives from a panel of former Hillview students on what life at M-A is really like. An evening open to everyone. For queries email Alice Hom here.

Hillview Site Council Seeks Parent Nominees to Serve 2-Year Term

Applications due March 1. The Hillview Site Council has three open parent positions for the two-year term beginning March 2018 extending through June 2020. Applicants should have at least one child attending Hillview for the duration of the term. One of the positions is for a parent of a student who is an English learner. The council meets approximately once a month after school.

Interested parents should submit their name, a brief description of their background, and reasons for wanting to serve on the council by Wednesday, March 1. You may nominate someone by submitting their name and reasons why you nominated them. We will hold an election during the Site Council meeting on Tuesday, March 13, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. in the Hillview front office conference room. Candidates must be present at the meeting on March 13. All parents of current Hillview students or of incoming Hillview students for the 2018-19 school year who are in attendance are eligible to vote. New members should plan to participate in the Site Council meetings on March 13, April 17, May 8, and June 5.

The Hillview Site Council, consisting of the principal, teachers, staff, student representatives, and six elected parents is the body responsible for developing and monitoring the School Site Plan. This plan specifies the goals and metrics that drive major decisions on academics, the school environment, social-emotional well-being, technology, and any other significant areas related to the school. The Site Council is also responsible for creating, implementing, and evaluating the annual school survey. For more information and to submit your application, email Theanne Thomson here.

Lost and Found Donation

Friday, February 15. Stop by the Student Center to check whether they have a missing jacket, lunch box, scarf, the single shoe you have been looking all over your house for, or maybe that nice water bottle that keeps your drink cold for hours. We have it all and more!

Nominating Committee Members Needed!

This five-person committee works to find parents who would like to serve on the Hillview PTO for the 2018-2019 school year. The goal of the nominating committee, found here, is to help ensure that the board is balanced geographically and with old and new faces. The group will meet in February and then work independently to communicate how they make their selections, to be presented to the board in the spring of 2018. Contact Julie Nelson here if you are interested in serving on this fun committee!

Heart-Healthy Delights

Valentine’s Day, be sweet to your heart and your health. Treat yourself and your loved ones to some heart-healthy delights, including a fresh fruit bouquet, volunteering, or making a nutritious candlelit dinner. Go here to learn more about how you can spread the love this holiday.

Attendance Corner

Good school attendance is critical for student success at Hillview. We know that good school attendance is learned early in a child’s school career. Students who go to school every day develop healthy patterns for life and positive mindsets that continue throughout their educational career and beyond. Thank you for modeling this for your child by making sure they are at school and on time every day.

Health Corner

At times it is difficult to decide whether to send your child to school. Your child needs to stay at home when they have:

  • Any contagious disease
  • Nausea or vomiting within the last 24 hours or temperature over 100 degrees F; temperature needs to be normal for 24 hours before returning to school
  • Frequent coughing or very runny nose
  • Diarrhea within the last 24 hours
  • Sore throat
  • Severe headache
  • Skin rash-ALL rashes must be diagnosed by a doctor
  • Open sores, unless the area can be covered with a dressing
  • Earache, toothache or other severe pain

Our school office has competent and qualified personnel. If your child becomes ill or injured at school:

  • Basic First Aid will be administered by designated school personnel.
  • For more complex illnesses and injuries, you will be notified and asked to pick up your child immediately.
  • If you work or are unavailable, please arrange for an alternate plan of care and pick up.
  • Evaluate your child’s readiness to return to school base on the guidelines listed above.

If your child needs to take medication at school:

  • A Medication Authorization form must be completed and returned to the school office with medication(s) before your child begins school.
  • All medication (prescription and over-the-counter) must be in the original labeled container.
  • Consider asking your child’s doctor to arrange the dosage intervals so that medication can be given during non-school hours. Medication Authorization forms may be obtained here or in any school office.

Smart Watches

Per our personal electronics policy here, Smart Watches, such as Apple Watches are not allowed at school. Smart Watches, like cell phones or other personal electronic devices, should be “off and invisible” during the school day.

ACTION REQUIRED! Attention Parents of Current 6th Grade – Whooping Cough (Pertussis) Tdap Vaccination

Students entering 7th grade next school year are required by law to provide proof of a whooping cough booster or Tdap shot (Td does not meet the requirement). Students will not be admitted to school if proof is not received before the first day of school.

Bring an updated copy of your child’s immunization record showing proof of Tdap to the school office now. Do not mark or highlight this record. If there is a verified medical condition against vaccination, you are required to provide the school with a doctor’s written statement. The information required in this statement may be found in the FAQ section on the Shots for School web site (see link below).

Acceptable proof of immunization includes:

  • Print-out or copy of immunization record from your child’s clinic or physician’s office
  • A copy of the yellow immunization record
  • A certification of Tdap booster notice from your child’s clinic, physician’s office or pharmacy

All these documents must have your child’s name, date of birth, and date Tdap was administered, and a stamp or physician’s signature from the clinic

For more information about the law and whooping cough, visit shotsforschool.org here, or contact Nancy McMahon, Health Services Assistant, nmcmahon@mpcsd.org email or (650) 321-7140, x5912.

Attention Tinsley Route Bus Riders!

Due to heavy morning traffic on Willow Road, we are adjusting our morning Tinsley routes for Hillview Middle School so that all students can arrive to school on time. Pickup times will be five minutes earlier at each site, allowing ample time for students to get to school. This change is in effect beginning Tuesday, January 9. The schedule is listed below. Questions regarding this change, go here.
6:45 a.m. p/u Euclid Avenue and O’Connor Street.
6:55 a.m. p/u Boy’s & Girl’s Club EPA (Pulgas Avenue and O’Connor Street)
7:05 a.m. p/u Castano School (Purdue Avenue and Fordham Street)
7:10 a.m. p/u Cesar Chaves School (Bay Road and Oakwood Drive)
7:20 a.m. p/u Belle Haven School (Almanor Avenue and Hamilton Avenue)
7:50 a.m. p/u Middle Avenue and University Drive
7:52 a.m. p/u Middle Avenue and Arbor Road (Front of Baptist Church)
7:54 a.m. p/u Middle Avenue and Cotton Street
8:00 a.m. d/o Oak Knoll School
8:10 a.m. d/o Hillview School

Breakfast Café Needs Your Help!

We are looking for volunteers to bring food for Breakfast Café, a program that provides daily breakfast to Hillview students in the College Bound Program, offering an opportunity for these students to gather and enjoy a healthy breakfast and a positive connection to a member of the Hillview staff before school begins. For more information and/or to sign up, go here.

Yearbook Dedications and Baby Pictures

Celebrate your 8th grader! Directions on how to submit a baby picture of your student (free) and create a yearbook dedication (for a fee) can be found in the pdf here. Space is limited, so turn in your pictures quickly.

The deadline for creating and submitting your ad online is Friday, February 24, 2018. Direct your questions to Amy Kingsley here.

MPCSD Parent Education Speaker Series

“The Minds of Boys and Girls”
Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 6:30 p.m., Hillview PAC with Michael Gurian. In this inspirational, practical, and humorous presentation, bestselling author Michael Gurian focuses on helping boys and girls across the gender spectrum to succeed in school and life. Because boys and girls experience their home and school life differently, Michael explores how the minds of boys and girls develop distinctly – and how parents, educators, therapists, and others can care for and support the needs of our children. Based on more than thirty years of research and counseling practice, Michael traces how a child’s learning mind grows, how the genders learn and grow differently, how acculturation influences boys and girls, and how crucial school success has become to life success.

Michael will be available to sign books following the event. Books will be available for purchase.

Light refreshments and beverages will be served. Childcare will be available for potty-trained children. More information here.

Stay Home Guidelines – Flu and Cold Season

To help keep our students and staff healthy during cold and flu season, we ask you to report all illnesses and to keep your children home when they are sick.

Your child needs to stay at home when he/she has:

  • Any contagious disease
  • Nausea or vomiting within the last 24 hours
  • Temperature over 100 degrees F. Temperature needs to be normal for 24 hours before returning to school
  • Frequent coughing or very runny nose
  • Diarrhea within the last 24 hours
  • Sore throat
  • Severe headache
  • Skin rash – All rashes must be diagnosed by a doctor
  • Open sores, unless the area can be covered with a dressing
  • Earache, toothache or other severe pain

If your child displays any of the above symptoms, or if a communicable disease has been confirmed, report it to the school office right away and keep your child home until they are no longer contagious.

Hillview realizes that helping us to maintain a safe classroom takes a certain amount of effort and diligence on your part, and we thank you in advance for your cooperation in helping us maintain a safe, healthy environment for all of our students.

Ramping up your Immune System and Environmental Defenses 

with the following suggestions:

  • Remind children to wash their hands often with soap and water or alcohol hand cleaner, and avoid touching their eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Get a flu vaccine. San Mateo County Health Officer Dr. Scott Morrow recommends that all individuals six months of age and older be vaccinated against influenza.
  • Drink lots of water (8 glasses is a good target).
  • Get plenty of rest.
  • Stay away from people who are sick.
  • Clean surfaces in your house regularly using a bleach-based household cleaner, as directed on the product label.

Flu information here.

Medication at School

If your child requires any medication at school, prescribed and/or over-the-counter, medication authorization from your child’s health care provider is required. Forms may be printed from the district website here.  

If you received new forms in the mail in June 2017 and you have not brought your completed paperwork and medications to the school office, please do so immediately. Medications should expire in June 2018 or later.

If your child no longer requires medication at school, please indicate so in writing here to Nancy McMahon, Health Services Assistant.

Heart Warming Winter Recipes

Cold winter months are the perfect time to whip up a bowl of vegetable-based soups and stews. Soups make it very easy to get in your daily servings of veggies and to try out something new. Satiating ingredients, including legumes, quinoa, and barley, offer an excellent source of fiber and protein and can easily be added to soups. Recipes here!

Host a MP School Intern from Spain

We need a host family for our Hillview/Oak Knoll intern, Eva, early twenties, who comes from Soria, Spain. Her previously arranged hosts are not able to take an intern after all, so we have a great opportunity for another family. We ask host families to share their home with our intern for a three to six month period. The interns have been with us since the start of school and will depart back to their countries in mid-late June. Our interns assist in the Spanish Immersion classrooms at Laurel and Encinal, Spanish specialist classrooms at Laurel, Encinal, and Oak Knoll, and in all language classrooms at Hillview. They speak English and they are taking English enrichment classes through Palo Alto adult program. Interns get around town by bicycles that are provided for them.

Be a host family and share your American culture with our interns. For questions regarding hosting an intern or additional information, contact parent volunteer coordinator, Liliana Perazich here or call 415-297-0125. Feel free to pass this info to anyone you may feel would be interested. The families do not need to be a MPCSD family.

After-School Program

MPCSD and Hillview Summer Drama Program

Register now! MPCSD and Hillview Drama will once again be offering a Summer Drama Program. This summer drama camp is for incoming 4th graders through exiting 8th graders who are enrolled in one of the MPCSD schools. Session 1 will present Disney’s the Lion King KIDS & JR and will run June 25 – July 6. Session 2 will present Disney’s Cinderella KIDS and The Little Mermaid JR and will run from July 9 – July 20. Join us and enjoy a summer of fun, singing, dancing, and acting (backstage roles available, too)!

Register online here. You may also email Rachel M. Knight here or William Hairston here for any questions. Flyer is available in the school office.

Service Team

Flower Vase Donations
February 12 – 14, show your love for our community this Valentine’s Day and by bringing to school used vases, 6 – 9 inches high and 5 inches wide, to donate. There will be a bin for collection in the office. The vases will go to Random Acts of Kindness, who will send bouquets to local healthcare facilities.

Parent Volunteers Needed to Coordinate Hillview’s 4th Annual Relay for Life Event
Friday, May 18. We are excited to announce our annual event. We need a group of volunteers to help coordinate. Last year over 300 students participated and raised more than $65,000 for the American Cancer Society by getting friends, family, and neighbors to sponsor them for walking at the event. This is a very fun and inspiring event and we hope to have a great group of parent volunteers this year. Sign up here or email here to be part of the adult volunteer team. Student sign-up will start in March. We will have a kick-off lunch for the volunteers on Wednesday, February 7 at noon.

After-School Sports

Sports Uniforms
Inform the Hillview office if you have lost or did not return your uniform.

Basketball League

Final week of the season for 7th-grade girls!

Go to the website to check team standings here for 6th and 7th grades; 8th-grade standings are available from the team coach.

Missing Practices?

Many after-school basketball players have regularly missed practice and games without notifying their coach. Some players have just quit due to other activities. Giving up on one activity while starting another is pretty discouraging to players and coaches. Work with your team to do your best in following through on your commitment. Thank you for your cooperation.

Tennis Program

Registration closed Friday, February 9. There is a waiting list. We’ll do the best we can to place you on a team.

The Tennis Program consists of three teams – one Varsity A level and two Varsity B level teams.  Varsity B level players that are less experienced may not play in matches, but will get to play matches in practice against other players of the same level. Tryouts are in late February to early March. Practice will begin immediately after teams are formed. Practices will be held Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Sunday sand some Fridays. Matches are on Wednesdays for home matches and vary for away matches. Matches run from the end of March through mid-May.

Upcoming Spring Sports

Upcoming Spring Sports include: Track, Boys Volleyball, Drop-In Volleyball for girls (tentative), May Madness Basketball Clinic (tentative). Registration for all these activities will be in February. Watch for further announcements.

Information regarding after-school sports, contact Harry Bell here or call 650 483-4049 and Matt Ericksen here.

HVTV Hillview Television

Our latest episode of HVTV is now online for viewing. Parents, enjoy Hillview’s national award- winning, student produced newscasts featuring stories made by students….for students, but parents can enjoy too! Our Vimeo channel is here. Thanks for your support!

Call for Yearbook Photos!

The Hillview yearbook team is looking for action photos of Hillview students doing sports outside of Hillview-sponsored activities. Send us photos of your student ice skating, dancing, playing soccer, skiing, sailing, and all other sports. Send to Amy Kingsley here, with “outside of school sports” in the subject line.

After-School Academic Support

Is your student looking for additional support with academics? Go here to review the after-school academic supports Hillview has to offer. Hillview offers several programs to help students boost their learning. Go Hawks!

Help MPCSD Plan Its Early Learning Program

The district is excited to be planning for the roll-out of its new Early Learning Program, opening Fall 2018. If you missed the article in our recent district newsletter, read about MPCSD’s vision for early learning here
We are looking for community input as we shape the Early Learning Program. If you would like to share your thoughts on what you value in an early learning program, whether you have young children at home now, or have insight from when your children were preschool age, please complete our survey. English and Spanish versions are available. 
Please feel free to send the survey links to friends living in our district who have young children, even if they are not current MPCSD families. We value the community’s ideas and want to hear from as many parents as possible. Thank you for your help!

Student Handbook and Reporting an Absence

If your student is going to be absent from school, please report the absence and the reason for the absence to Mrs. Cathy Bell, our Attendance Clerk. She is available by phone at (650) 326-4341 or by email here. If an absence is not reported, Mrs. Bell will contact parents/guardians to get the reason for the absence for attendance reporting purposes. See the Hillview Handbook here for more information.

Tardies

At Hillview, we stress the importance of being on time for school and for class so that students set themselves up for success each day. A student earns a tardy for being late to school or class without a valid reason. Please see our Hillview Handbook here for more information. Our tardy policy for any class period is as follows:
Tardy 1 and 2 are “Free”
Tardy 3, 4, and 5 each earn an office detention
Tardy 6 and up each earn a Saturday School

The 2017-18 Online Directory is here!

We have moved to an all new, stand alone version of the online directory this year. It’s available here. 
To access the directory for the first time, please register from the sign in page using your email address that is registered with the District. A confirmation link will be sent to verify your email address and you’ll be able to set a new password for your account. Your directory account is currently independent from the district login accounts and requires a separate login. Once signed in, you can search for student or parent/guardian names, and view class lists. The directory is also mobile-browser friendly. You can add its icon to your home screen on both iOS and Android devices.
If you have trouble accessing the directory, see information that needs to be corrected, or have suggestions and/or feedback, send email here.

ASB

Last year, Randeep Nandal, Hillview ASB Vice President, ran for office on a platform that included a promise to work on having the school day start later. In order to explore the viability of this plan, he has developed a survey here to gauge the thoughts of parents, students, and staff. Randeep’s efforts are supported by the Hillview administration, but please know that while your responses are welcome, they will not commit us to any particular path. Any changes would require a recommendation from the MPCSD Board of Trustees.

ASB Cards

Still interested in purchasing an ASB card to support our student activities program?  With an ASB card, you not only support ASB, but you also get your yearbook, a spirit shirt, and discounts to events like dances and the Talent Show.  ASB cards with student photos will be delivered to students in their Launch class in late September. You can purchase here and bring your receipt to the student center to pick up your spirit shirt. Any questions? See Mrs. Fichou in the student center.

Volunteer at Hillview in 2017-18

Hillview is a community-supported school – not just with money but with time. Our volunteers contribute hundreds and hundreds of hours of time that save our school, and our district, literally thousands of dollars, and free up time for our teachers and administrators to concentrate on what is most important: educating our children.

To be able to continue to offer our students the most innovative education in a supportive environment, we need each family to contribute 5 hours of volunteer time per year. There are dozens of ways to share your time with our community – in a classroom, on campus, or from home. Would you like to co-lead your child’s academy? Can you serve hot lunch once a month? Chaperone two dances, or a field trip? Coordinate a special event for a teacher via email from home? Fill out our volunteer questionnaire here or contact Hillview’s PTO Volunteer Coordinator, Nancy Witeck, and she will help identify a meaningful way for you to help!

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!

Lunch Clubs

Hillview has expanded its Lunch Club offerings!  Remind your students to check them out!
New to the lineup are: Club 41, Club Tech, Coding, Community Service, Electronic Makers, Fiber Arts Club, French Culture, Girls Learn International, Law Enforcement, and Pokemon & MTG. Continuing clubs include: Anime Club, Art Club, Book Club, Cheer/Dance Club, Chess Club, Drama Club, Game Room, Intramural Sports, Math Club, Quiz Bowl, and Science Rocks. Click here for more information about these and other Lunchtime Clubs. Lunch Clubs are supported by the Hillview PTO.

Hillview Earns Apple Distinguished School Status

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.

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