In This Issue

        
Q uick Links

Questions? Email:
This Weekthisweek
 
Wednesday, March 8
  • Spring Chorus Concert, 7:00 p.m., Hillview PAC

Friday, March 10

  • Deadline for 8th graders to turn in signed mini-course documents to first period teachers or Hillview Front Office
Looking Aheadlookingahead

Thursday, March 16
  • Hillview Drama presents Aladdin - Pizza and a Show, 3:30 p.m., Hillview PAC
Friday, March 17 
  • Hillview Drama presents Aladdin7:00 p.m., Hillview PAC
  • End of Trimester
Saturday, March 18 
  • Hillview Drama presents Aladdin, noon, 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., Hillview PAC

Thursday, March 23

  • Menlo-Atherton High School Open House and New Family Resource Fair, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Newsletter Button
Hillview School Newsschoolnews



 
Attention 8th Grade Parents!
Mini-course week is   April 3. Letters with course information and permission slips were mailed home last week. Please read your child's course packet for all the details on field trips and schedules. Signed permission slips MUST BE RETURNED to your child's first period teacher OR the Hillview Front Office by   FRIDAY, MARCH 10. Some courses have permission slips and waivers for individual trips. All signed documents must be returned to Hillview by   Friday, March 10.
 
We are looking forward to a great 8th grade week. Feel free to email minicourse@mpcsd.org    with any questions.

Newsletter Button
Hillview PTO News hillviewptonews
 
Volunteer at Hillview
All over Hillview, every week - on campus and off, in classrooms and in the PAC - parents, neighbors, and friends are making the Hillview experience a better one for our teachers and kids by volunteering their time and energy. There are so many different ways to help - like serving hot lunch, chaperoning a dance, delivering snacks for the teachers and the students, and coordinating parties and events. To continue to provide our programs and services we need every family to contribute 5 hours of volunteer time a year. If you are still looking for a way to get involved fill our volunteer questionnaire here or contact PTO Volunteer Coordinator Patti Buck and she will help identify a meaningful way for you to help!  
 
If you are interested in a larger volunteer role with the Hillview PTO next year, please contact 2017-18 PTO Co-Presidents Ashley Wagstaff and Chris Sewell who are recruiting right now.

Newsletter Button  
Programs & Activities Programs 

Hillview Drama
Hillview Drama proudly presents Disney's Aladdin - dual language edition. This classic tale of Aladdin, Jasmine and the magical Genie is based on the beloved movie. Our version tells the tale in Spanish and English with delightful energy and pizzazz! 

Showtimes are Thursday, March 16 at 3:30 and 7:00 p.m., Friday, March 17 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 18 at Noon, 3:30 and 7:00 p.m. Click here to purchase tickets online . See you there and may all your wishes come true!

Music

Hillview Chorus Concert
This   Wednesday, March 8, come spend an evening enjoying the beautiful sounds of our chorus! The music begins at 7:00 p.m. and will finish at   7:30 p.m. We may have some special guests as well. Bring a friend and support the Arts at Hillview!

Congratulations
Congratulations to Hannah Drucker on her performance in the California All-State Honor Junior High School Band! She performed at the California All State Music Educator's Convention (CASMEC) on February 22. Hannah performed on piccolo.

Service Club
DONATE USED SPORTS EQUIPMENT THIS WEEK
Do you have lightly used sports equipment cluttering your garage? Just in time for Spring Cleaning, the Hillview Service Team is collecting all types of gently used sports equipment every morning this week in the PAC lobby. The equipment will be donated to a local non-profit
Fit Kids , that provides free sports and nutrition programs to underserved schools. FitKids will pass on the equipment to local youth who do not have equipment at home. We hope to collect athletic shoes (cleats, runners, etc.), basketballs, footballs, soccer balls, volleyballs, sports uniforms, and any other gently used sporting equipment. Questions? Email hillviewserviceteam@gmail.com.

Sports
Intramural Sports
Indoor half court or full court basketball games will continue on Wednesday and Thursday for the time being as long as there is interest. All students invited, but the maximum amount of players at anytime will be 32. If there are more than 32 players, we'll rotate. Spectators welcome. Please remember, no food or drink in gym.

After-School Sports   
Burgess League and 8th Grade MPMSL Basketball  
Games continue  this week. All teams are now in playoffs. Monday will be the first round for 8th graders. Tuesday will be the finals for 6th grade girls. On Wednesday, the 6th grade boys will face their first round. On Thursday, the finals for 7th grade girls will be held and on Friday, the first round for 7th grade boys will take place.

After-School Tennis Program 
All three teams have been selected. Practice has officially has now started. Matches against other teams will start in a week or two. All players should now go to the Hillview tennis website and sign up for two permanent practice slots throughout the week.

After-School Boys Volleyball
For the second year, Hillview is offering a Spring League Volleyball program for boys. Registration is open on  Sportability. Practice will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays  starting March 21. We will field one or two teams depending on how many players register. At the time of this submission there were nine players registered. We hope to get closer to 20-24 to field two teams. League games will begin following Spring Break and will continue through mid/late May with normally 2 matches per week.

Additional Spring Programs
 
Other Spring Programs beginning registration today include: Track, Spring Volleyball, May Madness (Friday Basketball Clinic in May). Open Play Spring Volleyball for girls will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. starting on March 21. Track will begin on Monday, April 17, following Spring Break.

Madness Basketball Clinic will be held on four Fridays in late April and early May. Registration website for all after-school sports is available on Sportability.

Questions regarding any of these programs should be directed to Harry Bell, Athletic Director, at 650-483-4049.  
 
Newsletter Button
Menlo-Atherton High School Newsmahsnews 

You are invited to Menlo-Atherton High School's Open House and New Family Resource Fair on
Thursday, March 23, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 
 
Open House:
Food Trucks (food available for purchase)      5:30 - 7:30 p.m.     PAC Patio 
Welcome to M-A            6:00 - 6:30 p.m.     PAC 
Meet M-A Teachers, view student work & performances  6:30 - 8:00 p.m.     Classrooms 
Resource Fair for new families      6:30 - 8:00 p.m.     PAC Café 
 
Resource Fair for New Families, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m., PAC Café
  • Sign up for summer enrichment programs
  • 9th grade registration information
  • Find information about athletics, electives, AVID, BUILD, and other support programs
  • Meet Principal Simone Kennel
  • Complete Address Verification - bring your documents
Please visit our website or click here to view the event flyer and full program details.  

Newsletter Button  
MPAEF Newsmpaefnews  

DON'T FORGET TO BUY YOUR TICKETS FOR THE MPAEF AUCTION PARTY!

Join the area's finest Avengers, X-Men, Justice League members and local heroes in support of our kids. Be the first to bid on the hottest parties and items and enjoy an evening with superhero fare and fun. Get your tickets today by clicking here.

WHAT: MPAEF Spring Auction & Event 
WHERE: MacArthur Park, Palo Alto
WHEN:  March 25 from 7:00 - 11:00 p.m.

Not able to attend? Not a problem. The online auction will open Sunday, March 26.  

Click here to learn more about the party and online auction.

Thanks to Our Realtor and Business Partners
We want to take the opportunity to  shout   out  some appreciation to just a few of our many realtor and business partners in the community. Thank you for your support!
Newsletter Button  
 Community News community  
 
2017 Fleet Feet Girl Scout Fun Run: March 12, 9:00 a.m.  Please join us for a 2-mile run - just for fun and to show your support for local Girl Scout troops. It's a great opportunity for parents to get out and run with their kids and get ready for the upcoming Schoolhouse Rocks! 5K. EVERYONE is invited! RSVP here.

SamTrans Online Customer Survey: SamTrans would like to hear from current, former, and new riders to assist us in creating the best possible ride experience for passengers. Feedback from the survey will assist SamTrans in identifying short-, mid- and long-term improvements, such as amenities and service. The 10-minute survey, accessible here , will be open until March 19. Participants may enter a drawing to win one of five SamTrans monthly passes.
 
The Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation Annual Fundraiser and Party: Online auction: March 10 - 17;  Party: March 18.  The extended Menlo Park and Atherton communities are encouraged to support M-A -- you need not be a current M-A family to participate! The Foundation's goal is to provide an excellent education for every M-A student by funding smaller class sizes, an expanded course offering, professional development for teachers, college and career prep, and other essential programs and services. Click  here   for tickets, and to bid on everything from fun getaways and restaurant certificates to sports events and private parties.
 
Newsletter Button
Newsletter DetailsNewsletter
 
T his newsletter is published by Hillview School parent volunteers every Sunday of the school year, except for Sundays preceding a full week of vacation.
 
Submissions : The deadline to submit for the Sunday Hillview Newsletter is the preceding  Wednesday at noon . Please email your submission to hvnewsletter@mpcsd.org . Please note that submissions may be edited for content and/or length. Submissions received after the deadline will be eligible for inclusion the following week. Submissions are eligible to run for up to two weeks.

To submit an announcement for an off-campus community event, please email your announcement to  communitynews@mpcsd.org. The submission deadline is  Wednesday at noon for the following Sunday newsletter. 

Archives: Missed an exciting edition of the Hillview Newsletter or other communications from the school? Look up past issues in our  online archive.