Volume 33 | 19 April 2020
Better Resolution Hillview Hawk
Middle School Newsletter
This Week
Monday, April 20
Borrow a library book, a textbook, or an iPad keyboard here, form due today

WEB applications available in Google classrooms, 7th-grade students
(through Friday, May 1)

MPCSD Re-enrollment 2020-21
(due May 8)

Trimester 2 grades available on Powerschool

Wednesday, April 22
Library book, textbook, and keyboard pick-up, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Hillview carline

Friday, April 24
Midtrimester - T3

Looking Ahead
Friday, May 1
WEB applications, last day to apply, available in Google classrooms, 7th-grade students 

Thursday, May 7
PTO Executive Board Meeting, online,
9:00 - 10:30, details by email

Friday, May 8
MPCSD Re-Enrollment for 2020-21
(final day)

Hillview School News
Dear Hillview Community, 
We hope you are well as we conclude our fourth week of Distance Learning. Please review my communication here from yesterday for important changes to our weekly schedule starting tomorrow, April 20.

We encourage you to take a look at the premier issue of The Hawks Nest here , a new publication co-written by our ASB and HawkTalk students. Students will receive this weekly via Google Classroom. Some weeks will feature contests, polls, school announcements, and news you can use. Other weeks will focus more on video content as we bring back HawkTalk with a distance learning twist. We hope students, staff, and family can look forward to enjoying the Hawks Nest from the comfort of their homes.

A big shout-out to all Hawks out there! Stay safe and stay connected with each other!
All the best,

MPCSD Re-Enrollment 2020-21
Back to school
Re-enrollment open now and will close May 8.
Parents/guardians of current K-7 grade students were emailed their student’s re-enrollment notification from PowerSchool Enrollment Friday, April 17.

Complete your student’s re-enrollment by Friday, May 8. Even though your plans for next year may not be finalized, complete the re-enrollment process. You always have the option of contacting our registrar here to update your enrollment status.

After May 8, parents/guardians who have not completed their student’s re-enrollment will be contacted directly by MPCSD staff.
For questions about this process, email the registrar here
Got Books, Textbooks, and Keyboards?
Fill out the form here by Monday, April 20
Students can borrow textbooks, ELA novels, or iPad keyboards. Fill out the Request Books or Keyboard google form here . The reservation allows items to be borrowed until June 5.

Look for books in the library catalog here . Mrs. Mathenia is also happy to pull some fun books if you want her to pick them out for you, just give a few ideas about what you usually like to read and email here .
Pick Up Library Books, Textbooks, and Keyboards  
Wednesday, April 22, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Hillview carline

  • Drive to the carline at Hillview  
  • Remain in your car
  • Provide your student’s name, when greeted at the curb

For further information, contact Aimee Mathenia here

Trimester 2 Report Cards available on Powerschool
Monday, April 20
Log in to PowerSchool for final grades for trimester 2. Hillview will not mail home trimester 2 report cards due to school closure.  

At the end of the school year, Hillview will mail home a final report card which will include both trimester 2 and trimester 3 final grades.

If your child is in a class that uses standards-based grading, you will receive an email with the standards-based grade report for your child. Contact Associate Principal Danielle O’Brien here with any questions. 
Programs & Activities
Hillview Library

Digital Collection of eBooks and Audiobooks
The Hillview Library has a digital collection of eBooks and audiobooks through the Sora app, perfect for Distance Learning!  Here is a quick screencast  from Mrs. Mathenia on how to access the books.

Sora app connects to the Hillview Library and to the Peninsula Library System for a wide selection of books. 

Battle of the Books continues!
See the results from Round One here   on the library website , and see the form to vote in Round Two. 
Hillview After-School Programs 
Starfire Education is offering Coding, Math, Art and Design, and Electrical Engineering classes in our virtual classroom via Zoom. You may find more information and register here .
Omega Teaching
Writing Workshop

Omega Teaching will offer online writing classes and more. For more information and to enroll visit here .

Hillview Middle School WEB
WEB logo
Applications Due
April 20 - May 1

Hillview Middle School WEB (Where Everybody Belongs) program is recruiting! The program here is run by teachers Jacky Schlegel, Rob Lawrence, and Kara Connelly.

The program is seeking current 7th-grade students, to help lead the 6th-grade orientation and welcome all new students.

Join the Google Classroom with the code 6hnu2uj to learn more information about the program, the application process and requirements. 

MPCSD Needs your Brown Paper Bags
Collection box outside MPCSD District Office at 181 Encinal Avenue, Atherton

MPCSD needs your help collecting about 6,000 brown paper grocery bags. Why?

In two short weeks, your hard working teachers will begin returning
(safely) to their classrooms to pack up for summer cleaning. We need brown paper bags to gather each student's belongings and organize them for safe pick-up. 

Distance Learning will continue through the end of the year and all students will be assumed present.   You do not need to report your student's attendance.

If your student is NOT participating in Distance Learning for any significant amount of time, please report their absence via School Messenger.
 Many Menlo Park City School District are experiencing economic hardship, while many other MPCSD families have asked how they can help.

To ensure that our families can access necessary resources, MPCSD in partnership with the Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation has created an initiative called MPCSD Helps . This resource can connect families in need with support and families wishing to give with guidance on donating money, gift cards, or groceries.

See the MPCSD Helps webpage here for more information, email here in English or Spanish to request or offer help.
MPCSD COVID-19 FAQ for up-to-date information for our district here .

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