Volume 19 | 5 January 2020
Better Resolution Hillview Hawk
Middle School Newsletter
This Week
Monday, January 6
No School - Teacher Work Day
Tuesday, January 7
No School - Staff Collaboratively Developed PD Day
Wednesday, January 8
Students first day back after break

" Restorative Parenting: Introducing Restorative Practices", 6:30 pm, Hillview PAC

Thursday, January 9
PTO Board Meeting, 9:00 - 10:30 am

School Board Meeting, 6:00 pm, TERC Building
Looking Ahead
Monday, January 13 
Service Team - Samaritan House Cereal Drive kickoff, all day, bins Hillview office

Tuesday, January 14
Winter Social - English Learner Advisory Committee, 5:30 - 7:30 pm, Encinal School, large multi-purpose room, 195 Encinal Avenue

Hillview School Site Council Meeting, 3:30 - 5:00 pm, Hillview large conference room

Thursday, January 16
Service Team - Samaritan House speaker, lunchtime, PAC

Thursday, January 23
Introduction to Menlo-Atherton High School,
6:30 - 8:00 pm, Hillview PAC
Hillview School News
8th-Grade Parent Information
Introduction to Menlo-Atherton High School
Thursday, January 23, 2020, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, Hillview PAC

Simone Rick-Kennel, Principal of Menlo-Atherton High School will give an overview of M-A academic, athletic, and extracurricular offerings. There will Q's and A's with Mrs. Kennel and M-A College Advisor, Ms. Mai Lien Nguyen, along with the perspectives from a panel of former Hillview students on what life at M-A is really like. The evening is open to everyone. Email Noemy Menjivar here with questions.
Programs & Activities
Hillview Service Club
chosen 11Dec2019
Service Team Meeting
 Thursday, January 16, lunchtime in the PAC

A guest speaker from WeeCare, Samaritan House will talk to students.
The service team is planning to have a Cereal Drive for WeeCare, Samaritan House from January 13 - January 30. More information will follow.
Hillview Science
The Science Department is Looking for Coaches to interview students!

All adults are welcome, no experience necessary.

Coaches will interview STEM Fair participants Thursday, January 30 from 5:45 - 7:00 pm. It's a great opportunity for the kids to talk with an adult about their projects. If you are willing and able to participate. Sign up here now .
Hillview Winter 2020

Enrollment is open and ends on January 17, 2020
After-School Program (ASP) enrollment has moved to a single online portal called Homeroom here . Visit here for more information on individual programs, vendors, and registration.
·    Beginner Mandarin
·     New French Club – Intermediate/ Advanced Speakers
·    Hillview Writing Workouts
·    Rock Music Band Class
·    Speech and Debate
·    Starfire Coding – Python Level I & II
·    Starfire Coding – Advanced Python
·    Starfire Electrical Engineering
·    Winter Cooking
·    Winter Cross Country with Coach Stella
DELAC Winter Social
Tuesday, January 14, 5:30 - 7:30 pm at Encinal School

District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC) Winter Social will take place at Encinal School in the large multi-purpose room, 195 Encinal Avenue. DELAC is a committee for the parents of students who are learning English.  
MPCSD Parent Speaker Series
"Restorative Parenting: Introducing Restorative Practices used at school for home"
Wednesday, January 8, 6:30 pm

Karen Junker is a certified trainer by the International Institute for Restorative Practices, ways of speaking, listening, and asking questions to build healthy relationships and de-escalate conflict. 

Learn how to use these philosophies and methods at home with your children to maintain healthy, conflict-free relationships or work towards creating the balanced, positive relationship you desire with your children. 

More information here .
Jeanie Ritchie Grant Highlight

Did you know that MPAEF’s Jeanie Ritchie Grant for Innovation funded 26 programs across all 5 school sites for the 2019-20 school year? This unique program provided $39,000 in funding for teachers to test out a new idea in their classroom.  
One grant highlight: “The Music & Movement of Argentina” at Laurel's Lower Campus. Students learned about the history and significance of "the Argentine Tango" through music and movement - all in Spanish. Great job, Maestra Harrison! To learn more about the Jeanie Ritchie Innovation Grants here and for recent press here .
"We need you ... to help us Rock the Festival!"
We are looking for a rockin' Festival Lead Volunteer who will manage the post race / run Festival. Email here or call us at 325-0100 if interested. The run team would love to have this important position filled by early January 2020.
The Festival Lead will…
  • participate in planning meetings (January 20 - May 20)
  • arrange for the entertainment (jumpy houses, rock climbing wall, kids’ zone, food trucks, a DJ, etc.)
  • be present at the Run & Festival (May 17) to coordinate with all vendor
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!
Alkalign here
Cameron L. Aboudara DDS MS  here
Gold Arrow Camp here
Michael Hall here
Community News
Redwood City Girls Softball League  Players from Menlo Park, Atherton, Portola Valley, Palo Alto, and East Palo Alto. Girls, ages 4-14, interested in playing softball recreationally or competitively, sign up for the 2020 spring season. We offer play-offs for 10U and up, and All-Star tournament teams for summer and fall. Enrolled players and families enjoy the free all-skills clinics, free pitching/catching clinics, coach training, meeting new families. Information here . Scholarships and payment plans available. 
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