Volume 8 | 6 October 2019
Better Resolution Hillview Hawk
Middle School Newsletter
This Week
Monday, October 7
Spirit Week - Pajama Day

Hillview ASB Annual Second Harvest Food Drive “We Scare Hunger” Campaign, drop-off 8:00 - 8:20 am, PAC

Fright Night Dance tickets, on sale M-F, student store

Tuesday, October 8
Spirit Week - Sports Day

DELAC Meeting, 5:30 - 7:30 pm, TERC building, 181 Encinal Avenue

Wednesday, October 9
Spirit Week - Tropical/Hawaiian Day

Thursday, October 10
Spirit Week - Twin Day

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

Friday, October 11
Spirit Week - Hillview Spirit Day

Friday Night Frights dance, 6:00 - 8:00 pm, PAC
Looking Ahead

Tuesday, October 15
Hillview Parent Conferences and Minimum Days begin, dismissal 11:45 am (ends Friday, October 18)

Friday, October 25
Erik Burmeister lunch, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm, Arrillaga Family Recreation Center, 701 Laurel St, Menlo Park

Music Potluck will be rescheduled TBA
Hillview School News
Hillview Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences
Sign-up Online
Tuesday, October 15 - Friday October 18 

Parent-Teacher-Student can conference with academy, math, PE, electives, and world language teachers. An email will be sent on Monday, October 7 with information about signing-up for a conference through Canyon Creek, our online conference scheduler. The conference scheduler will open at 11:00 pm on Monday, October 7 and will close at 11:00 pm on Monday, October 14. 

On conference days, Tuesday, October 15 - Friday October 18, students will have minimum days with 11:45 am dismissal. Conferences will be held beginning at noon each day. 

Bus service on conference/minimum days :
  • Yellow bus service and SamTrans morning bus service will run as usual
  • SamTrans bus service will not be available after school 
Student Health Forms  
Medication at School form required for prescription and over-the-counter medication.
  • If your child requires medication at school, you must complete the Medication Authorization Form here found on the District website (Section I by parent/guardian; Section II by authorized health care provider). 

  • For food allergies, the FARE form here must be completed. 

  • For insect stings/bites or other non-food allergies, the Allergy Health Care Plan form here must be completed.

  • For diabetes, seizures or other health conditions, send an email to Nancy McMahon here.

PE Modification
If your child requires PE modification due to an injury or other health condition, you must provide a completed Physical Education Modification form here to the school office.  

Questions? Nancy McMahon, Health Services Assistant, at (650) 321-7140, ext 5912 or email here
Love and Logic Tip from Mr. Haug
Dear Hillview Parents,
Hillview has had the privilege of working with Love and Logic in the past. They are an organization that provides great parenting resources. I received a great tip from their "Insider's Club" that I want to pass along here . If you like this tip, sign up for the Insider's Club here, then scroll down on their homepage to enter your contact information in the box. My personal experience is that they do not fill up your inbox with too much content.
Hillview Advisory - Resilience
Monday, October 7 

In our second advisory session, our students will work on a core skill - resilience. Building on the first advisory session - goal setting, our students will take their goals and find ways to deal with road blocks, i.e., doing fear setting. We would love for parents to continue these conversations at home and talk about how your kids will take on challenges that come up this year.
Hillview First Dance of the School Year
We will have a DJ, a game room, concession-like treats and pizza, and of course, the dance floor in the PAC.

  • 7th- and 8th-grade Hillview students only. This is NOT a costume dance; dress is casual 
  • Drop off no later than 6:30 pm or a parent will be required to escort their student to the door 

  • To leave before 8:00 pm, students must be picked up inside the PAC lobby by parent (no early releases without a parent)

  • School rules apply to dress code

  • No cell phones in the dancing area, but they will be allowed in the game room and outside  

  • Students must attend school to be able to attend after-school events that same day

Tickets sold the week of the dance, October 7 - 11, at a discounted price at the student store during lunch.
  • $7 with an ASB discount card,
  • $9 for students without an ASB card
  • $10 at the door.

Student ID cards needed to get into the dance. Bring money to buy treats. Hope to see your students all there! Email Mr. Darmanin with questions here .
Chaperones Needed for Friday Night Frights Hillview Dance
October 11, 5:45 - 8:15 pm, PAC

Join us Friday for the Hillview Dance. Enjoy an evening of the coolest top 40 hits, latest dance moves, and ‘tween socialization in action. Sign-up here and for questions email Ms. Clark here .
iPad insurance
Only about 50% of our students have iPad insurance! For $35, you can be insured for iPad damage, including iPad screen damage, iPad water damage, or lost or stolen iPads. For damaged iPad glass, repair costs $190, and to replace a lost or stolen iPad costs $400. Over the course of last school year, about 10% of our iPads were either damaged, lost or stolen. Purchase your iPad insurance here now!
8th-Grade Parent Information
Submit your free baby picture and/or paid yearbook ad by Wednesday, February 19, our final deadline. See attached flyer here for much more information. Questions? email here . Email the newsletter here for any issues with links.
Menlo-Atherton High School 8th-Grade Information Night
Tuesday, October 22, 6:15 - 8:20 pm, Performing Arts Center

An opportunity for parents and 8th-grade students to get to know Menlo-Atherton High School. The evening will highlight the strengths of M-A as an academic and social community, information about our athletic and enrichment opportunities. More information here . For questions, contact Mimi Menjivar here
Thank you to everyone who participated in the  One Community Campaign ! Since we are still crunching the numbers, we will announce our participation level and how much we raised in the next few weeks. Our parents and staff are what make our District so special and unique, a BIG thank you to all!
Did you forget? It’s not too late! Donate or pledge here TODAY!
Programs & Activities
Hillview ASB
Annual Second Harvest Food Drive “We Scare Hunger” Campaign
Monday, October 7 - Friday, November 1, 8:00 - 8:20 am, PAC lobby

Students and parents can drop cans, other packaged foods, or donations. This year we are rewarding the top 4th period class each week and the top three overall winners at the end of the drive. The weekly classroom winners will receive Moe Money for the student store. The overall winners will win a Pizza and Ice cream Party paid for by the ASB. 

This food drive benefits the Second Harvest Food Bank and children and families in need. Do your part to help out the community! We appreciate all of your donations.
Here are Second Harvest most wanted items:
  • Canned tuna, chicken or salmon
  • Peanut butter
  • Meals in a can (soup, stew, chili)
  • Spices (cinnamon, chili powder, cumin, salt-free spice blends)
  • Low-sodium canned vegetables
  • Canned fruit in its own juice or water
  • Olive or canola oil
  • Avoid items packed in glass.

  • Canned foods - pop-top lids
  • Low-sugar whole grain cereals 
  • Healthy snacks (granola bars, nuts, dried fruit)
  • No candy or sugar-sweetened drinks
ASB Spirit Week  
Monday, October 7 - Friday, October 11 

Students can earn spirit points and treats for dressing up and getting in on the school spirit.
Monday: Pajama Day
Tuesday: Sports Day 
Wednesday: Tropical/Hawaiian Day
Thursday: Twin Day
Friday: Hillview Spirit Day
Hillview Music News and Notes
Free Admission to Monty Python Spamalot
Thursday, October 24, 7:30 pm, Woodside High School

Woodside Community Theatre presents Monty Python Spamalot . As a "Thank You" to Hillview for the use of rehearsal space, Woodside Community Theatre is offering Hillview students free admission for preview night. Parents are asked to make a donation for admission. Just show your Hillview ID for entry. See you there!
After-School Basketball
Hawk Basketball Registration is now open!
Sunday, September 29 - Friday, October 11

Register girls and boys basketball here via Team Snap. Fees are $225 per student. Scholarships are available through your Hillview school counselor.

We do not have enough coaches to meet the anticipated demand (18 teams in total for girls and boys). If we don’t have enough coaches, students will be rostered and potentially wait-listed, based on the time of their completed registration. Questions, email Hillview Athletic Director, Amar Patel here .
District English Learner Advisory Committee Meeting (DELAC)
Tuesday, October 8, 5:30 - 7:30 pm at District Office TERC building, 181 Encinal Avenue
DELAC is a committee for the parents of students who are learning English. At our October meeting, we will be learning about MPCSD English Learner program and goals, the roles and responsibilities of DELAC, and ways to support our student’s success in school. 
Have Lunch with Erik Burmeister
Friday, October 25, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm at Arrillaga Family Recreation Center, 701 Laurel St, Menlo Park

Sup & Sandwich is back! Join Superintendent Burmeister for a town hall style event on. Erik will update you on the state of our schools and be available to answer your questions. If you want a unique opportunity to connect with our superintendent this event is for you. Lunch will be served. RSVP here .
Community News
Wheel Kids Bike Safety Class Saturday, October 20, Arrillaga Recreation Center. Are you nervous about your middle school student biking to school? Does your middle school student currently bike to school, but could use practice riding in the streets? Good news! Don't miss out on your last chance of 2019 to have your 6th, 7th- or 8th-grade student learn how to safely bike to middle school with Wheel Kids. This is a specially designed ½ day class for Menlo Park students. Check it out, and enroll here .
8th-Grade Parent Information
Padre Preview Events Hosted by Serra Families October 1- November 12. Attend to learn why Junípero Serra High School is an excellent choice for your son during the transformative years of high school. Serra students and parents will speak about their Serra experiences and opportunities. Serra teachers will talk about the academic program that prepares students for successful college careers. These fun, informative events here for parents and 6th-8th-grade boys considering a Padre future!
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