Volume 6 | 22 September 2019
Better Resolution Hillview Hawk
Middle School Newsletter
This Week

Monday, September 23
Special School Board Meeting - interview/appoint new member, 6:00 pm, TERC boardroom

Wednesday, September 25
Deadline for google form , s ign-up to coach basketball here

Thursday, September 26 
 Service Team Pizza Party kickoff meeting, lunchtime, PAC
Looking Ahead

Monday, September 30
Make-Up Picture day, 9:00 - 11:00 am

Tuesday, October 1
Music Potluck, 5:00 - 8:00 pm, PAC

Wednesday, October 2
MPCSD Speaker Series,  Eighth Grade , screening and moderated discussion,
6:30 - 8:30 pm, PAC

Friday, October 4
One Community Campaign, last day

Monday, October 7
Canned Food drive begins

Thursday, October 10
PTO Executive Board Meeting, 9:00 - 10:30 am, Hillview large conference room

MPCSD Board Meeting, 6:00 - 10:00 pm, TERC building, 181 Encinal Avenue, Atherton

Tuesday, October 15
Minimum Days begin, dismissal at 11:45 am (and end Friday, October 18)
Hillview School News
Make-up Picture Day
Monday, September 30, 9:00 - 11:00 am
Hillview students will have an opportunity to make-up their school picture by appointment only. Schedule an appointment for your student by contacting iClicksmiles here .
Hillview Advisory Groups 
Students and their facilitators met for the first time to discuss ownership of goals for the year. Each student went through a goal-setting process and created roadmaps to success on how to reach their personal and academic goals. We encourage parents to continue these conversations with their kids at home.
One Community Campaign- 13 Days Left! Have You Asked Your Employer About Corporate Matching? 

Did you know that many employers will match your donation to the One Community Campaign here ? Corporate matching is critical in helping us reach our overall funding goals and it’s an easy way to make your donations go even further. Last year we received close to $500,000 from corporate matching, which was 80% increase from the prior year.  

It’s easy! 
Step One: Ask your HR Department if they have a matching program.
Step Two: Select “Menlo Park Atherton Education Foundation” as the recipient. 
Step Three: Pledge the full amount on our website here so we know to look out for it or let your Outreach Steward know (it can take 3-4 months for us to be aware of your donation). Plus, it saves your inbox from further communication! 

If you’ve already donated (thank you!), contact your company’s HR department about how to match your donation.

The suggested donation is $2,000 per student - the first $250 will go to your child’s PTO and the rest will go to the MPAEF. We appreciate your donation at whatever level you feel comfortable- our goal is 100% participation. Donate or pledge today! The campaign ends October 4.

Why I Donate :
Our children have had the privilege of attending Laurel, Encinal, and Hillview, with STEAM, Music, Art, Drama, Spanish Immersion and World Language, and Leadership. Our schools provide innovative ways to support and engage our students.The fundraising campaign every fall provides our children with these unique opportunities. We know our donations, no matter what amount, are vital and allow our children these opportunities to express themselves and grow as members of our community. We are so grateful that our company matches our donation. Investing in the education of our children is priceless. Lilia na and Branko Perazich
Hillview PTO
Hot Lunch Desperately Needs Volunteers!

The hot lunch program depends on volunteers to serve lunch every day. Parents generally volunteer once per month. The time commitment is less than an hour. The Monday and Friday teams need the most support. Hot lunch is a great way to meet other parents and gives you a chance to see your students in their natural habitat! Plus, you get a Lunchmaster meal credit per shift served. Email Becky Galvez here .
Programs & Activities
Hillview Library
Sora App for eBooks and Audiobooks
Hillview Library has a growing collection of eBooks and audiobooks. These books can be accessed through Sora, an app available for download onto the school iPad or any devices (OverDrive app will be eventually be phased out).

After opening the Sora app, find or add your school - Hillview Middle School, then sign-in with your student's user ID. The user ID is a total of six digits: created with the number 62 plus your student's 4 digit iPad passcode. 

Students with questions, see Mrs. Mathenia in the library.
Service Team
Lunchtime Pizza Party Kickoff Meeting
Thursday, September 26, lunchtime, PAC
Don’t want to pack a lunch? Want your kids to learn about giving back to their community? Encourage your students to join us for pizza, treats, and an inspiring overview of this year’s service team opportunities. Email here with questions.
After-School Basketball
Girls and Boys Basketball Coaches Wanted!
Wednesday, September 25, deadline for Google form here
Time to get ready for Hillview Basketball. First step, coach recruitment. To coach or assistant coach, fill out the following Google form here .

Coaching clinics will be offered at the beginning of the season to provide support for coaches.
Coaching commitment typically two days a week practice. Days and times based on your schedule and the gym availability. Time range as early as 3:30 pm - end by 9:00 pm. Sometimes it works to split your practices with your co-coach. 
Games at Arrillaga Family Gym, Hillview Gym, and away game at gyms within a 20 mile radius of Menlo Park. Game days are usually on weekdays. Questions , email Hillview Athletic Director, Amar Patel here
Community News
Motherload, the Movie Friday, September 27, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, 1001 Chestnut St., San Carlos
San Carlos Safe Routes to School is hosting a premier of the film Motherload on Friday, September 27. Join them for this crowdsourced documentary about a mother’s quest to understand the increasing isolation and disconnection of the digital age, its planetary impact, and how cargo bikes can be an antidote. This event is kid friendly and includes bike themed art and activities for children. RSVP here.

8th-Grade Parent Information
Notre Dame High School 8th-grade girls shadow dates are open at Notre Dame High School in Belmont! Spend a day at Notre Dame getting a taste of all that Notre Dame has to offer. Parents will hear from the Director of Admissions and the Head of School. Shadow dates run from September 24 - November 20. Registration for Open House on October 27 and Information Night on November 14 available. To register for an event here or more information here . Learn more about Notre Dame here .
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