In This Issue
Sing! Movie Night
Dress for Success
Site Council Meets

PTO News
Ala Carte Menu

"...Sexual Health"
"Take It Personally"

Piano Volunteer
CMEA Choral Festival
Tennis Team
Track Team
Track Register
Basketball Waitlist

Schoolhouse Run
Family Sponsor

Q uick Links

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Monday, April 16
  • School Resumes
  • After-School Sports Jerseys - Return to Front Office, in Bag Labeled with Names of Player and Coach
Tuesday, April 17
  • Take It Personally Workshop, 9:15 - 10:45 a.m., Hillview PAC
  • MPCSD Parent Education Speaker Series, "Talking With Your Adolescent About Sexual Health," 6:30 - 8:00 p.m., Hillview PAC
  • Site Council Meeting, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m., Large Conference Room, Hillview Office
Friday, April 20  
  • MPCSD Re-Enrollment, Closes
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Monday, April 23 
  • MPCSD Re-Enrollment, Appointment Only
Friday, April 27
  • Outdoor Family Movie Night, Sing, 7:30 p.m., Hillview Field
Saturday, April 28
  • Hillview Environmental Club, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., San Francisquito Creek, Palo Alto
Tuesday, May 8
  • School Board Meeting, 5:00 - 10:00 p.m., TERC
Monday, May 28 
  • No School - Memorial Day

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Join Us for Outdoor Family Movie Night at Hillview Middle School!
Friday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m., Hillview Middle School will be hosting a family outdoor movie night on the field. This event is open to all ages, a chance for parents and their children to enjoy time together. We especially want to encourage current 5th-grade students (incoming 6th grade students) and their families to join us for this exciting community event. We do require that there is one adult who is present for every eight children who attend and that they stay with their group throughout the movie.

The movie playing will be Sing! from Illumination Entertainment, a story of perseverance and determination, rated PG. Bring small bills as we will have a bake sale with affordable homemade treats, $2 popcorn, and $1 water. We also are excited to announce that Los Carnalitos, a 5-star Yelp food truck with Mexican cuisine, will be on site at 7:30 p.m. for those that wish to eat dinner at our event.  All proceeds from this event will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), an international organization dedicated to raising money to fund and research Type 1 Diabetes.

Interested in attending? RSVP here to help give us an accurate headcount. Bring the whole family! Any questions? Contact our Activities Director Brian Darmanin here.

Hillview is going to pilot SafeArrival after spring break. SafeArrival is an electronic way of reporting absences similar to the system at Menlo-Atherton High School. We are excited to launch this system soon! More information will be forthcoming in the report card mailing.

Dress for Success Norms
As the weather gets warmer, we want to refocus on our Hillview Dress for Success Norms. If students do not comply with our Dress for Success norms, they have three options: change into other clothing they currently have with them, change into PE clothes - either their own or clean loaner sets in the office, or call home for a change of clothes. 

Dress for Success Norms are as follows:
  • All students must be covered completely from mid-thigh to top of chest in non-see-through materials.
  • The front and back of a shirt (or top of any kind) must be connected over both shoulders.
  • Clothing must cover all undergarments.
  • Hats and head coverings (except those worn for religious purposes) are only allowed outside of classrooms.
  • Clothing must be free of obscene or inappropriate words and/or logos.
Site Council Meeting
Tuesday, April 17, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. in the large conference room in the Hillview Office. We will be discussing the Panorama survey results. Here is the agenda. All parents in our community are welcome to attend.

A collaborative group of parents, teachers, staff and students meets monthly to discuss and evaluate school-wide goals and actions to meet those goals in support of Hillview's mission to inspire and empower all students to be curious and resilient problem solvers, compassionate and constructive contributors, and lifelong learners during their individual and collective journey of academic and personal growth.

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A la Carte Menu Coming Soon!
Coming soon to the Hillview campus a "new" A la Carte Menu. The "daily" A la Carte Bar will have delicious options different from the existing monthly menu. Students and staff must have a LunchMaster account to participate. You will simply scan your new student ID card and your account will be automatically deducted. See flyer hereWatch the LunchMaster website here for the details!

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MPCSD Parent Education Speaker Series 
"Get Connected: Talking With Your Adolescent About Sexual Health"
Tuesday, April 17, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Hillview PAC. A fun and interactive workshop, in a safe and friendly environment, to explore the why, what, when, and how of talking with adolescents about sexual health. Facilitated by Health Connected, the leading provider of puberty-focused education in San Mateo County schools, the goal of this event is to equip and encourage parents to become "Askable Adults," so that they can confidently engage their children in conversations about sexual health and relationships. This is a parents-only workshop designed for parents with children in middle school. 

Free childcare for potty-trained children. Light refreshments and beverages will be served. 
More information on the MPCSD Speaker Series available here.

"Take It Personally" Parent Workshop 
Tuesday, April 17, 9:15 - 10:45 a.m. at Hillview PAC. Menlo Park City School District is offering a free series of parent meetings open to all parents and caregivers. Join Project Cornerstone's engaging workshop, "Take It Personally." You do not need to be a parent from Hillview, just an adult who cares about all kids.
We know that your strong family is the best predictor of your children's success. Parents and caregivers need fresh ideas that work to keep families close, as children grow. Come learn new tools for strengthening your relationships with children and youth in this six week workshop facilitated by Project Cornerstone. Each week we will share, discuss, and practice ways to show caring, give support, set boundaries, and build strong relationships that help youth succeed in school, friendships, and life!

Learn tools you can use now to strengthen your family connections and help young people thrive. More information regarding the Take It Personally six-week workshop found in the flyer here. Sign up for a "Take It Personally" workshop hereQuestions? Contact Ziem Neubert   here

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Piano Volunteer 
The music department is looking for a volunteer who can play piano once or twice a week for the chorus class.  Contact Mr. Vaughan here .

Save The Date - CMEA Choral Festival 
Friday, May 4 at 3:30 p.m., and Saturday, May 5, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Hillview PAC. Come hear some of the finest high school and middle school choruses on the peninsula. Hillview will be hosting the CMEA Choral Festival; this event is free and open to the public!

After-School Sports
Boys Volleyball  
First match is Tuesday, April 17, Hillview v. Kings Academy at 4:30 p.m. Hope to see many Hillview supporters in the bleachers.

Tennis Program
Practice and matches  resume this week starting today, Sunday, April 15.

Track  Program
Begins Tuesday, April 17, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. on the Menlo-Atherton High School Track. Registration open here.  The school track program is joined with Woodside Elementary, La Entrada, and Corte Madera schools.
May Madness Basketball 
Full, but registration available for waitlist  here . First session is  this Friday, April 20, 3:15 - 5:30 p.m.
For information about after-school sports, contact Harry Bell here or call 650 483-4049 or Matt Ericksen here.

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Early Registration Rocks!
Don't get left in the dust...
Early registration ends and prices go up on April 18!
Register here

Become a Family Sponsor 
First 50 Family Sponsors to register receive:
  • name on t-shirt
  • 5 race registration bibs
  • race packet (bib, t-shirt, etc.) delivered to your doorstep before the Run
  • *New This Year!* VIP Family Sponsor booth at the post-run Festival with complementary cold drinks, shade, and other swag
Help Make this Run Rock!
Email here to get involved!

Realtor and Business Partners
We want to take the opportunity to shout out some appreciation to some of our many business and realtor partners in the community! Thank you for your support!

Nelson Roberts Investment Advisors

W. L. Butler Construction, Inc.

Tavarez Orthodontics
Cameron L. Aboudara, DDS MS
Kennolyn Camps

Peninsula Pet Hospital
Lieberman & Parikh Facial Plastic Surgery

Mary Gilles  

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Community News communitynews      

Child and Parenting Mindfulness in Everyday Life Course Tuesdays, April 17 - June 5, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m, Trinity Church, Menlo Park. In this 8-week course led by Dr. Amy Saltzman, you and your child, ages 11-15, will learn a specific way of paying attention to your breath, your body, your thoughts, your feelings, and the world around you. The course is not religious and everyone is welcome. $80 per family. More information and to register here.

The Riekes Center Annual Rally April 27, 6 p.m., Riekes Center, 3455 Edison Way.
Hosts its 10th Annual Rally for Riekes! This event will help benefit the 30% of Riekes students who receive scholarships so that they are able to pursue their passions in a non-judgmental and mutually respectful environment, regardless of their ability to pay. Here is more information and tickets.

"Finding Joy and Overcoming Obstacles and Stress in Your Life," April 27, 7 p.m., Campbell Center Theater, 150 Valparaiso Avenue. Join two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Julie Foudy, Stanford Professor Al Camarillo, Founder of Lean-In Latinas Anna Dapelo-Garcia, Ronald McDonald House and PCF Alumni President Elizabeth Magena, and two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, author and coach Brandi Chastain for an informal and inspirational panel discussion. $40 per adult, $20 per student. All proceeds go towards supporting Peninsula College Fund college students. Reserve your tickets here.

2018 Senior Fashion Show - Dare to Dream Big, April 28, at 1:00, 3:00, and 7:30 p.m., M-A PAC.  Come to Menlo-Atherton High School's annual senior fashion show! This 31-year tradition is the M-A PTA's biggest fundraiser, a professionally choreographed, high-energy production that stars our incredible senior class. Tickets available here.

Summer Camps
Wizbots Summer Camps, the premier place for girls and boys ages 8-14 to learn the art and science of building and coding robots at Encinal Elementary School. We offer affordable half-day, full-day, and extended care options, as well as scholarships. Learn more and enroll here.

Code for Fun We are offering several week-long Computer Science Summer camps at the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center this summer. Information here for a full description of each camp, and a direct registration link.

Academic Youth Development Summer Intern The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Peninsula (BGCP) is looking for summer interns (rising 9th graders only) to implement a summer academic and enrichment program for elementary school kids. BGCP internships provide practical experience for job training and college preparation, as well as, eligibility for national service awards. Learn more here. Apply here. Email Jenny Saba with any questions here.

Volunteer Opportunities
All Students Matter Come learn about volunteering next school year with All Students Matter here! We are looking for people to help out once a week in a K-5th-grade classroom in eastern Menlo Park and East Palo Alto. Students in this District face many challenges and are eager for your support to build academic and social/emotional skills. Hear about the impact you can have by joining us on April 25 or April 26. Email Jeanette Kennedy to receive details here

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T his newsletter is published by Hillview School parent volunteers every Sunday of the school year, except for Sundays preceding a full week of vacation.
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