Superintendent, Erik Burmeister, is seeking parent and community members for a Superintendent Advisory Committee. The Committee, known as the Full Funding Advisory Committee, will meet four to six times this fall and winter to provide input in the development of the definition of fully funded for MPCSD. As a community-funded district that relies on parcel taxes and foundation-giving for one quarter of the budget, it is essential that we are able to define fully funded as it pertains to our children’s education. This static benchmark will help us to achieve our targets, now and in the long term. If you have at least a basic understanding of our district funding sources and challenges, join us in this unique committee. Contact Superintendent Burmeister here for more information. The deadline to submit your interest is Friday, October 5.
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.
The information below is a correction from last week. There’s still time to register your student for an after-school course before fall programs begin!
The PTO is excited to offer a variety of fun and enriching after-school programs. Click on the links below to find out more information on each program, including class registration and pricing information.
|Fall 2018 After-School Programs|
|Starfire Coding – Python Level I here||Mondays|
|Starfire Coding – Python Level II here||Mondays|
|Starfire Coding – Advanced Python here||Mondays|
|LaCrosse offered by SixFifty LaCrosse here||Mondays|
|Cross Country offered by Stella Bergan here||Mondays and Wednesdays|
|Speech / Debate offered by Coach Brier Buchalter here||Tuesdays|
|Chorus Club with Mr. Vaughan||Tuesdays and Thursdays|
|Bay Area Chess (will not be offered this Fall)|
|Mandarin offered by Hwa Shin Chinese School here||Wednesdays|
|Writing Workouts offered by Omega Teaching here||Wednesdays and Thursdays|
|Cooking with Junior Chef Stars here||Thursdays|
Contact Jamey Hawkins, ASP Coordinator, here for questions.
The Homework Center bus, will begin on Tuesday, September 4. See the schedule here.
Summer 2019 Italy Trip – Informational Meeting
Tuesday, September 25 at 6:30 p.m. in room C-9 at Hillview. Social Studies teachers Marianne Santo and Mike Rogers will be taking students and parents on an educational tour to Italy during summer break June 2019. You and your student have been invited to learn about this experience. Join us for an informational meeting where you’ll hear more details. RSVP here. If you are unable to attend the meeting, but are interested in joining us on this memorable trip, email Ms. Santo here. Hillview teachers will lead this activity, but it is not a Hillview-sponsored activity.
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!