Volume 11 | 27 October 2019
Better Resolution Hillview Hawk
Middle School Newsletter
This Week
Monday, October 28
Red Ribbon Week celebrations, lunchtime, Hillview campus
(through Friday, November 1)

Thursday, October 31
Books Come Alive for Halloween, before school and at brunch, library

Friday, November 1
Last day, Annual Second Harvest Food Drive “We Scare Hunger” Campaign, 8:00 - 8:20 am, PAC
Looking Ahead

Monday, November 4
Service Team - Operation Gratitude,
(through Thursday, November 7)

Tuesday, November 5
MPCSD Parent Speaker Series, "Everything You've Always wanted to Know about the Brain", 6:30 pm, PAC

Thursday, November 7
Service Team meeting - Pets in Need, lunchtime, PAC

Thursday, November 7 - Saturday, November 9
 Hillview Drama - The Miracle Worker and The Diary of Anne Frank , time informtion listed in Programs & Activities, PAC

Monday, November 11
No School - Veteran's Day

Tuesday, November 12
Site Council Meeting, 3:30 - 5:00 pm, Hillview office, large conference room

Math Competition, after school, Room G2

Wednesday, November 13
Hillview Art Show, 4:30 - 6:30 pm, Art Room, B2 (drop-in event)

Hillview School News
Red Ribbon Week
Monday, October 27 - Friday, November 1
 
Hillview Counselors are planning fun and meaningful lunchtime activities:
 Monday - HawkTalk informational video
 
Tuesday - Tying red ribbons on the field fence during lunch to show the community our pledge to be drug-free
Wednesday - Students and staff wear red to help spread awareness

Thursday - "Drugs are a trick, not a treat." Counselors will be passing out candy to students who fill out pledges for how they will take care of themselves and stay drug-free

Friday -"Don't blow your future!" Bubbles and music in the quad with ASB and the counselors
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Art Portfolio Showcase
Wednesday, November 13, 4:30 - 6:30 pm Art Room, B2

Students will show their art, photos, claymation movies, and Makerspace creations. This drop-in event will feature students doing pottery wheel demonstrations, presenting claymation movies on the Smartboard, and demonstrating their Makerspace projects. Feel free to contact Anna Kogan here . The art showcase will provide a more personal setting than during open house. Come anytime during the open hours.
Makerspace Class needs Legos
Makerspace class is looking for Legos. If you have any that you are ready to part with, consider donating your Legos to HIllview. Drop off at the office or the B2 art room with Anna Kogan.
Biking and Walking Routes

Resources for safe routes to school including Walk and Roll Maps here for Hillview and other schools in the area. Tips for walking and safe biking with d etails on the City of Menlo Park website here.
Newsletter How-to-Submit
Information on how to submit to the newsletter provided here . This submission information is always available in Quick Links at the bottom of the newsletter.
Programs & Activities
Hillview Drama
The Miracle Worker and The Diary of Anne Frank - Faces of Resilience
November 7, 6:30 pm
November 8, 7:00 pm
November 9, 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm
All performances at Hillview PAC

The Miracle Worker and The Diary of Anne Frank will be combined into an evening of theatre celebrating two of the most iconic women of courage of our time, Helen Keller and Anne Frank. These women met unimaginable adversity with grace and resilience, offering us lessons in acceptance and meeting supremely difficult circumstances with gratitude and love. Join us in honoring these extraordinary human beings! Tickets available here.
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Hillview Library  
Books Come Alive for Halloween
Thursday, October 31, before school and at brunch, library

Celebrate Halloween! Come dressed up as a favorite character or as anything inspired by a book. Students can pose for their photo op and a trick or treat. 
Hillview Service Club
Operation Gratitude
Monday, November 4 - Thursday, November 7, drop-off location TBA
If your student collects more Halloween candy than you know what to do with, we have an answer! Service Team is participating in Operation Gratitude - candy care packages are sent to troops serving overseas. Candy drop location and dates available in the next newsletter.
Pets in Need come to Hillview
Thursday, November 7, lunchtime, PAC

Service team is excited to present more than 200 dog toys to Pets in Need at our upcoming lunchtime meeting. Anybody is welcome to attend and learn more about volunteer opportunities at this local no-kill shelter. Email here with questions.
MPCSD News
MPCSD Parent Education Speaker Series
“Everything You've Always Wanted to Know About the Brain”
Tuesday, November 5, 6:30 p.m., Hillview PAC

David Eagleman, Stanford neuroscientist, author, television personality, and Oak Knoll parent, shares his research and experience on decision-making, how the brain matures through time, what it means to grow up in a digital world, and how the brain thinks about ingroups, outgroups, and empathy. He is the writer and presenter of The Brain, an Emmy-nominated television series on PBS and BBC.

Childcare and pizza dinner provided for children. Light snacks and beverages will be provided for attendees. Additional information here .
MPCSD Guest Teacher and Paraprofessional Recruitment Event
November 6, 10:00 - 11:00 am or 4:00 - 5:00 pm, District Office, 181 Encinal Avenue, Atherton

Make a difference in a child's life and have fun! No teaching experience? We can help! MPCSD is holding two recruiting events. All the information you need to apply will be available.

MPCSD needs a cadre of Guest Teachers and Guest Paraprofessionals ready to step in for our professionals on the days they are attending training or when they are ill. 

The School Board recently approved increasing the daily pay and added a bonus for all guest teachers who work long term in MPCSD. The new rates take effect November 1 here . If interested, but cannot attend the recruiting event, email here or read more at our Human Resources webpage here .
MPAEF News
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!

Diamond
Nelson Roberts Investment Advisors  here

Platinum
Mary and Brent Gullixson, Compass here

Gold
Lyell Wealth Management LP  here

Silver
Alkalign here
Community News
Alpine Strikers FC - Tryouts for Spring Soccer We are excited about soccer in preparation for our spring season! If you are currently playing recreational soccer and would like to start club soccer in the spring and beyond, we will hold tryouts starting the week of October 29! See here for information and registration. 

Legarza Winter Sports Programs Come experience one of Legarza’s many programs with our highly trained and talented staff! Join us and enjoy the contagious enthusiasm and quality instruction that have been synonymous with Legarza Basketball for the past 30 years! Register here and enter code spen50 for $50 off!
  
Stanford Kappa Alpha Theta's Annual 5k/10k October 27, 9 am/9:05 am, Stanford University, Koret Plaza. Theta Breakers raises money for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). CASA does incredible work training volunteers to look out for foster children so they don't get overlooked in the bureaucracy of the legal system. All proceeds will be contributed directly to CASA volunteer training and supervision programs. Register here . Donate here . Learn More here .
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