Monday, August 26
Tuesday, August 27
Wednesday, August 28
Thursday, August 29
Friday, August 30
Monday, September 2
Wednesday, September 4
Friday, September 6
Hillview Site Council Meeting
Tuesday, August 27, 3:30 – 5:00 pm, Hillview office. The Hillview Site Council, which is comprised of Hillview parents, teachers, staff and students, meets monthly to develop and evaluate progress on school-wide goals. All parents in our community are welcome!
Friday, September 6, 12:30 – 3:05 pm (various shifts)
New this year, Hawkapalooza has moved to the fall! This all-school field day is organized and supervised by the teachers and ASB, but they need a lot of parents to help with line control and operating the carnival games to make it a success. Sign-up and more details here.
Changes to SamTrans Route
Westbound 83 route at 7:28 a.m. has been canceled due to low rider numbers.
Introducing the One Community Campaign!
Part of what makes our schools so special is the support provided by our Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) and the Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation (MPAEF). This fall all four school PTO and the MPAEF have teamed up to create the One Community Campaign (OCC) so you just need to make one donation to better your student’s education. It’s a huge step forward in simplifying the process to support our schools.
Our goal for the One Community Campaign is 100% participation from all families and we encourage you to donate at whatever level is possible for you. The suggested donation is $2,000 per student – the first $250 of which will go to Hillview PTO and the remainder will go to the MPAEF. Donate or pledge here today!
Your donations to the OCC support…
Feel free to reach out with questions here or (650) 325-0100 and thank you in advance for your support.
P.S. Don’t forget your corporate match! Check with your HR Department or search here to see if your company will match your donation.
BACK-TO-SCHOOL VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES
Get On Board for This Year!
The PTO has begun gearing up for 2019 – 2020. Get involved for the first time or continue volunteering, we are excited to have you! Read through the Google form here and look at the PTO Volunteer page here for descriptions of the many different volunteer opportunities available. Checking a box indicates interest, not a commitment; the coordinators will contact you closer to an event to see if you are available. Email Emily Moberg Robinson here.
Be an Academy Lead Parent
Help Hillview by volunteering to be one of the Academy Lead Parents. It is the best way to interact with your students and see their teachers in action. The work is simple and takes overall less than two hours per trimester. We take multiple parents for each academy. If you are interested and have specific questions, contact Hillview Academy Parent Coordinator Hongran Stone here. Sign up with the Academy Lead Sign-Up Form here.
Volunteer at Hillview Hot Lunch
Choose a day of the week to serve, sign-up with friends and say hello to your student at lunch time. Sign-up with Becky Galvez, Hillview Hot Lunch coordinator, here or contact Debi Rice 650-321-7140 x5616 for more information.
The LunchMaster offers convenience, flexibility, and peace of mind for parents. One entree, fresh fruit, fresh vegetable, snack, and choice of cold beverage delivered to your student”s school, set-up your account here.
New Mobile App
Find the mobile app at the App Store or Google Play.
Help Our Environment!
“The Earth is What We All Have in Common” – Wendell Berry
Hillview will no longer be providing disposable water bottles at lunchtime.
We encourage all students to bring reusable water bottles and refill them on campus. Other ways we can help decrease environmental waste at lunch:
Thank you for helping us keep campus and our environment clean!
Menlo Park City School District Parent Education Speaker Series
The MPCSD Parent Ed Speaker Series is back with an amazing line-up for the 2019-2020 school year! Check out the event descriptions and the full schedule on our website here.
All events are free to the public and held at Hillview PAC. Free onsite childcare and pizza are available for potty-trained children. Light snacks and beverages will be provided for attendees.
Join Us for our First Event
Wednesday, September 4 at 6:30 p.m., Hillview PAC
“Limitless Mind: Learn, Lead, and Live without Barriers.” Stanford Professor Jo Boaler shares research about mindset from her just published book and how we can learn anything new at any time.
Hillview After-School Programs
Fall 2019 Programs
Saturday, August 17, enrollment begins.
After School Program (ASP) enrollment has moved to a single online portal called Homeroom here. For more information on individual programs, vendors and registration (program subject to change until the enrollment period begins).
Before school at 8:00-ish, at brunch, lunch, and for 15 minutes after school
Mrs. Mathenia is looking forward to seeing the students and hope they enjoyed some awesome books over the summer.
Interested in Volunteering?
The library has various drop-in/flexible tasks and regular weekly, monthly, and seasonal projects. Little or no training required, details are located here. Email Tanya Dodge here (email@example.com) if you are interested in helping out in any capacity.
Students were expected to read at least two books before school begins. If your student has not completed the required reading, there is still time to read. Students choose one book from the grade list and one free-choice:
Students may also read any book by an author that is featured on the reading list.
Students? Books To Recommend?
Students going into 7th and 8th grade have the opportunity to complete a (1) book recommendation form here. English teachers will collect this from all 7th- and 8th-grade students in the first couple weeks of school.
More information on summer reading is on the Hillview Library website here.
Meet Amar Patel – New Athletic Director
“Hello Hillview Family! My name is Amar Patel and I am extremely excited to be the next Athletic Director at Hillview Middle School! I have been passionate about sports and teaching my entire life. I have been coaching soccer within the community for the past six years and I look forward to bringing positive insights to our youth.
The Hillview staff and I are excited to continue to build on the past and create an inclusive, constructive, and positive sporting environment. We believe that not only should our programs teach the specific sport, but also teach life skills to aid our students into developing into great young adults.
Many thanks to all who have already registered for sports, volunteered their time or committed to coaching. GO HAWKS!”
Girls Volleyball Registration
Through Thursday, August 29 here
Volleyball – mandatory workouts after school at the Hillview Gym on Thursday, August 29
Players will be put through some drills hitting, setting, serving. Team practices will be at Hillview Gym and games at the Arrillaga Family Gymnasium. Practice times will be available with team assignment and will begin after Labor Day
Flag Football Registration
Through Thursday, August 29 here
Flag Football Mandatory Evaluations for 6th, 7th and UPDATE for 8th grade – strongly encouraged to attend.
Monday, August 26 and Tuesday, August 27 from 3:30 – 5:00 pm, all players must come to at least one evaluation. 8th grade strongly encouraged to attend. Players will be put through agility drills, stations and scrimmage. Practices and home games will be at Hillview and away games at surrounding school sites. Practice time will come with team assignment and will begin after Labor Day.
Parent Coaches Needed
Donate your time and passion for sports to help our students have a fulfilling experience. Coach flag football or girls volleyball. For now we can only guarantee the first 20 registered players in each grade a spot in football. We will put the remaining players on a waitlist until we can support a second team with coaches. Interested? Contact our new Athletic Director Amar Patel here.