Volume 22 | 26 January 2020
Better Resolution Hillview Hawk
Middle School Newsletter
This Week
Tuesday, January 28
Menlo Atherton and Hillview Joint Concert, 7:00 pm, M-A PAC

Thursday, January 30
Hillview STEM Fair, 7:00 - 7:45 pm, PAC

Hillview Service Team Cereal Drive, last day to donate, blue bins at bike racks and PAC
Looking Ahead
Monday, February 3
Spirit Week
(through Friday, February 7)

Panorama Survey
(through Friday, February 14)

Wednesday, February 5
MPCSD Speaker Series - " Parenting Landmines: Peer Pressure, Vaping, Concussions, Sleep, Stress , and More", 6:30 pm, Hillview PAC

Friday, February 7
6/7 Dance, 6:00 - 8:00 pm, Hillview PAC

Monday, February 10
Student Advisory lesson - Upstander

Thursday, February 13
PTO Executive Board Meeting, 9:00 - 10:30 am, Hillview large conference room

Regular Board Meeting, 6:00 - 10:00 pm, TERC Building, 181 Encinal Avenue, Atherton CA

Friday, February 14
Expect Respect Workshop, 12:30 - 3:00 pm, Hillview PAC

Hillview School News
STEM Fair Night Volunteers
January 30, 5:45 - 7:00 pm

We need 10 more parent volunteers. 

The scientists have been hard at work on their projects. One of the highlights of the night is talking to an adult "coach" about their project,  and it is fun to hear from the kids!

No experience is necessary. We provide you with all the questions to ask, very easy, and makes a big difference for our science fair participants. 

If you are willing and able, sign up here .
Panorama Survey
Monday, February 3  

The survey window opens for families and students. Students will be completing their surveys during school hours on a special schedule. We welcome feedback and encourage all families to calendar time during the survey window period (February 3 - 14) to complete their surveys.

Student Advisory
Monday, February 10
Lesson is about what it means to be an upstander.
Spelling Bee Champion

Ben Goudge, 8th grade student, is our spelling bee champion!

Ben has been an active participant in the Hillview Spelling Bee, placing 2nd in 6th grade, 3rd in 7th grade, and now placing 1st in 8th grade!

Ben spelled 14 words correctly, including assuasive, technophile, distal, palladium, and patrilocal. His championship word was sinistrocular.

We wish Ben good luck and great spelling as he takes his online test to qualify for the Bay Area Regional Bee. The winner of the Bay Area Regional Bee will compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington DC.

Good luck, Ben!
Still waiting for your ASB Orders?

If you have not received your orders from the ASB store, drop an email to ASB co-director Katrina Hagg here with your receipt, and she'll make sure to get all orders filled.
Chaperones Needed 6th/7th-Grade Dance
Friday, February 7, 5:45 - 8:15 pm, Hillview PAC

Sign up here to volunteer for all or part of the time. You will have a rocking’ good time, while ensuring the fun and safety of our Hillview students!
School Climate Workshop
Friday, February 14, 12:30 - 3:00 pm in the Hillview PAC   

The Hillview team is looking for 30-40 students from 7th- and 8th-grade to take part in a school climate workshop called Expect Respect.

Students will put together an action plan to continue to improve upon our school climate as the year goes on. Parents and students that are interested, email Assistant Principal Chui here for more information.
8th-Grade Parent Information
Hillview Yearbook - Baby Photo 
Corrected link for baby photo. Resend or send your photos to Corbin Nam by email here and the Yearbook team will make sure it is included in the yearbook.

Hillview PTO News
Conversation Chat for Hillview Parents and Students
March 11, 6:00 - 7:30 pm, Hillview Gym

Our speaker is Julie Metzger, RN, MN, founder of Great Conversations and helped build the curriculum of Heart to Heart at LPCH.

This seminar will give families the tools to change the way they take on disagreements, and help create opportunities to connect. Bring your favorite Hillview student and walk out with new ideas for engaging in healthy conflict.
Programs & Activities
Hillview Service Club
chosen 11Dec2019
Donate to the Cereal Drive
Through Thursday, January 30, blue bins near PAC and rear bike racks

Donate items such as oatmeal, granola, pancake, waffle mix, cocoa, instant coffee, and creamer.

Items will be distributed to families in need across San Mateo through our partnership with Project WeeCare Samaritan House.
MPCSD Parent Education Speaker Series
“Parenting Landmines: Peer Pressure, Vaping, Concussions, Sleep, Stress, and More”
Wednesday, February 5, 6:30 pm, Hillview PAC

An ask-the-expert forum to get answers on everything you have always wanted to know about these topics in helpful, productive discussion with the audience.

Panelists include psychologists and psychiatrists from the Child Mind Institute and SRI International, a pediatrician from Stanford Children's Health, and experts from two Stanford research centers.

Steve & Kate's Camp offer free childcare for potty-trained children. Free pizza dinner will be served to children in the childcare room. E vent is free and held at the Hillview PAC. Light snacks and beverages will be provided for attendees
More information available here .
Childcare at Hillview for February Break
Monday, February 17 - Friday, February 21

Steve & Kate's Camp will provide camp at Hillview for children aged 4-12. The hours are 7:30 am - 6:00 pm and the daily fee includes lunch and snacks. More information or to register here .
Auction Party Tickets - On Sale Now!
Purchase your tickets to the best party of the year - all for our schools! Last year’s party sold out in record time - so don’t miss out.
Date : Saturday, March 7, 2020
Location : Computer History Museum
Tickets : Two ticket options to choose from: 
  • Dinner Plus Experience: $225/ticket. This premier event starts at 5:30 pm and includes a delicious sit-down dinner with exclusive live auction, beer/wine, open Top Shelf bar, and early access to the silent auction - followed by a live band, dancing, and late-night snacks!
  • Auction Party Only: $125/ticket. This party ticket gives you access to the silent auction starting at 7:30 pm and includes beer/wine, open Top Shelf bar, live band, dancing, and late-night snacks.
Visit the MPAEF Auction webpage for up-to-date information and to purchase tickets here.
Interested in Sponsoring the Auction Party? Here's How!
Keen to support the Auction without hosting a party or donating an item? We still need help covering the costs to put on this fabulous event! There are a few key opportunities for a family (or 2+ families could split one item) to underwrite these important party details:
Wine $10,000 - Thanks to Wine Access! here
Meet the Band $3,500
Celebrity Auctioneer Liam Mayclem $2,500
Printed catalog $1,000 - Thanks to The Hebert Family!
Beer = $1000 - Thanks to Hermitage Brewing Co! here
Colorful Event Signage $500 - Thanks to The Vogel Family!
Tequila $500 - Thanks to The Lehmkuhl Family!
Vodka $500 - Thanks to Tito's Handmade Vodka! here
Whiskey $500 - Thanks to The Low Ah Kee Family!
Champagne/Sparkling $500 - Thanks to John & Jessica Gilmartin!
Festive Party Decor $500 - Thanks to The Bicer Family!
Sponsors will be generously thanked on the MPAEF website, auction catalog and event signage. If you are interested in underwriting any of these items, contact Carrie Chen here or (650) 325-0100.
Thank You
We want to take the opportunity to show our appreciation for our business and realtor partners in the community. Thank you for your support!
Lyell Wealth Management LP here
Keri Nicholas here
Peninsula Pet Hospital here
RGM & Associates here

Black Pepper Restaurant here
Community News
M-A High School Band Dance 2020, a benefit for the M-A music program . February 1. The spirit of Mardi Gras and the ambiance of the French Quarter of New Orleans comes to M-A! Music, dancing and food from the Big Easy, catered by Nola, Palo Alto! Tickets here. Online Auction - The Big Band Dance online auction features an executive box for a Giants/Dodgers game, Eagles tickets, and more. View the auction here . Can't make the dance, but want to support our wonderful music programs, you can donate here.

Help Your Child Fall in Love With Writing This Summer! Adventures in Writing Camp is returning to Atherton's Laurel School Lower Campus July 6 - 17. Authors, teachers, and musicians are teaming up to help students fall in love with writing! A two week “day camp” program where middle-schoolers work on digital storytelling! Hours: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm with extended care in the morning and afternoon. Grades 1-8. Register here .
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