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This Week thisweek 
Wednesday, May 3
  • WEB Applications due, 11:59 p.m.
Thursday, May 4
  • Last day for early online registration for Schoolhouse Rocks 5K. 
Friday, May 5
  • Midtrimester, T3
  Looking Ahead lookingahead

Friday May 12 and Saturday, May 13
  • Hillview Talent Show, 6:30 p.m., Hillview PAC
Tuesday, May  16
  • After School Exchange Concert with La Entrada for 7/8 Band and pizza afterwards, 3:30, Hillview PAC
Wednesday, May 17
  • 6/7/8 Chorus spring concert, 7:00 p.m., Hillview PAC
Friday, May 19
  • Hillview 6/7 Dance, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Hillview PAC
  • Relay for Life, 9:00 - 12:00 a.m., Hillview Track
  Sunday, May 21
  •  Schoolhouse Rocks 5K, 9:00 a.m., Hillview Middle  School
Monday, May 22 - Thursday, May 25
  • Hillview Book Fair 2017, before school 8 - 8:30, during brunch and lunch, and 30 minutes after school.
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8th grade End of Year Information
The end of the school year is fast approaching!  For our 8th graders, we have a number of great activities coming up, including the class trip to Great America, the 8th grade Awards Assembly, the promotion ceremony, and the Grad Night Party!  On the Hillview Webpage, under both  QuickLinks and  Parent Information, please find the Parent Letter, Great America Permission Slip, and other important end of year information.

Hillview Talent Show Tickets On Sale!
The wildly wacky and popular Hillview Talent Show returns  Friday, May 12 and Saturday, May 13 at 6:30 p.m.  in the Hillview PAC! Hillview ASB proudly presents the Hillview Talent Show 2017: A Night at the Oscars!  For those new to the excitement that awaits you, both shows typically SELL OUT BEFORE  the night of the big show. With only limited obstructed view and standing room available at the door, it's important to get your tickets early starting today!  Tickets are now on sale!

We are also excited to announce that Hillview alumni and current M-A students Christopher Harris and Andrew Gordan have launched a video production business and have been hired to record both performances. Their professional work of live video switching, titles, credits, and multiple cameras and microphones at last year's talent show earned them special recognition and critical acclaim. They are back this year to use their own talents and skills to create an unforgettable memory available for sale to you! Please support student entrepreneurs and consider pre-ordering a copy ( makes a great gift!) at their webstore. Click  here to pre-order a DVD, Blu Ray, or digital Copy. Use promo code: Early10 for a pre-order discount. Pre-orders will also be available for purchase in cash at both performances.
We encourage you to buy your talent show tickets (all proceeds benefit Hillview ASB students and our activities program) in groups attending together as you will receive one print-at-home/digital ticket on your phone per group. If you are attending separately from your child, consider doing two separate orders to avoid confusion.  Come walk the red carpet and don't get left singing in the rain without a this year's  Talent Show 2017: A Night at the Oscars!

Hot Lunch Announcement - Please remember to order lunches!
Please remember to order a lunch for your child if you would like for them to have a meal from The Lunchmaster lunch service vendor.  We have been experiencing an usually high number of students requesting emergency lunches, some on a regular basis.  If you would like your child to have a served lunch, please order in advance  here.

Attention 7th Graders! WEB Applications
WEB applications for 2017-2018 WEB leaders are available here now!  The application is due Wednesday, May 3 by 11:59 p.m.

You can also access the application by joining the edmodo group with the code qjz2v5, or click hereOn this edmodo group, you will see the link to the digital application pinned at the top. You can also find out more information about the WEB program or ask questions.

Important and MANDATORY dates for WEB Leaders
Friday, August 18 at10:30-3:30 (training)
Monday, August 21 at 10:30-3:30 (training) 
Wednesday, August 23 at 8:00-2:00 (6th grade orientation)
Friday, August 25 (activities with 6th graders after lunch)

If you have any questions, please see or email: Mr. Sullivan, Mr. Chang, or Mrs. Mathenia

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Hillview Book Fair is Coming the week of May 22-25th - Volunteers Needed
Explore new books and stock up for summer reading for the whole family. The Book Fair will offer the Hillview Summer Reading books plus the assigned book for incoming M-A freshman. This year we will also have a hand-picked selection of books for younger elementary siblings. The Book Fair will run from Monday, May 22 - Thursday, May 25. We'll be open each day before school from 8 - 8:30, during brunch and lunch, and for 30 minutes after school. As usual, we'll be open during Hillview's Open House on May 25 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

This is a PTO sponsored event and we need your help. Sign up here  to help with set up on  Friday, May 19 , take down on  Friday, May 26  and to run the registers during the Book Fair.  

Questions? Contact Laurel Holman or Kari Riedel .
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Programs & Activities Programs 

Intramural Sports
Intramural sports continues with indoor soccer and hockey on Wednesday and Thursday. All students welcome. If there are too many players, we'll rotate. Spectators please stay on the bleachers or stage. As always, no food/drink in gym.
After-School Tennis Program 
Practice and matches will resume this week for all players. Matches for all three teams are on this week's schedule.

After-School Boys Volleyball
Third week of league matches for both teams. Jr. Varsity will have three matches on May 1, 2, and 4. Varsity will have two matches on May 2 and May 4. May 2 matches are both at Hillview at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m. The other matches will be on the road.

Girls Spring Volleyball Clinic
The Spring Volleyball Clinic for girls continues this Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

After-School Track
After-School Track continues this week on Monday and Wednesday, May 1 and 3. The May 1 meet will be at M-A, May 3 practice will be at Hillview.

May Madness Basketball Clinic
The May Madness Basketball Clinic will continue this Friday, May 5 from 3:15 - 5:30 p.m. in the Hillview Gym for the third session.

Friendly reminder: If anyone has any after school sports uniforms that need to be
returned (basketball, girls volleyball, flag football, track) please do so

Questions regarding any of these programs should be directed to Harry Bell, Athletic Director, at 650-483-4049. Scholarships are available for all Hillview supported sports.
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On Your Marks, Get R eady - Let's Rock This Early Registration!
Lace up those running shoes for our Schoolhouse Rocks 5K! On May 21, 2017, hundreds of students, families and community members will be hitting the streets of downtown Menlo for the Schoolhouse Rocks 5K run for education. Our new, exciting route has expanded to start at our very own Hillview Middle School and run through the heart of our town. Early online registration is now open for the Schoolhouse Rocks 5K. Register prior to May 4, 2017 to secure the discounted entry fee of $30.00. After May 4, the entry fee will rise to $40.00.

Enter either the 1 mile family walk/run, or the full, chip-timed 5K. Both runs will start at 9:00 a.m. The 5K runs down Santa Cruz and wraps through downtown to end at Hillview, where a Wellness Fair will occur after the run. Please join us on the Hillview campus from 9:30 - 11:00 as the community comes together to celebrate the Schoolhouse Rocks 5K. This year's after-party promises to be fun for  - runners, walkers, big kids, little kids, and adults!! There will be a something for everyone: entertainment, activities, food, and drinks. 
  • Live pop-rock music courtesy of a Hillview student band
  • 3 fabulous food trucks (bring your $): Sunny Side Up, Waffle Roost, Crepe Em Coming  
  • Bounce houses & field games
  • Booths featuring local businesses and valued sponsors
Consid er becoming a Family Sponsor. With a donation of $500 you will receive
  • five race entries 
  • your family/team name on the race t-shirt 
Our families truly ROCK and we couldn't do it without you! 

To register and learn more about the run, visit our event website .

The Schoolhouse Rocks 5K is being organized by the Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation, as well as the PTO's of the Menlo Park School District: and the funds raised will support our children's education at  Encinal, Laurel, Oak Knoll and Hillview schools. Funds raised will support our children's education.

Thank you to all our generous sponsors! The run 2017, supported by: Nelson Roberts, Gullixson, Omar Kinaan, Gold Arrow Camp, Pollock Financial, Jacobson Gould Dermatology, iD Tech.

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

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12th Annual Big Bear Run
Save the date! Or at least the morning...the 12th annual  Menlo-Atherton High School Big Bear Run is Sunday, May 7, at 9:00 a.m. sharp.  This 5K walk/run will start and end at Menlo- Atherton High School (neighborhood route blocked for safety, water stations along the way). Prizes will be awarded to those who plan to run and race it. All ages (and strollers) and ability levels welcome. It's a great activity for schools, families, teams, running clubs, neighborhoods, play groups, social groups. See the  Athletic Boosters website for more info or click  here for online registration.

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Children's Champions Fundraiser:  May 20 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. , Menlo College Football Field
Children's Champions is a fun, family-friendly event benefiting Bay Area at-risk children. This year, the event will feature ten Stanford athletic teams, professional athletes, and Fit Kids activities. There is a VIP hour from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. More information and tickets can be purchased on the  event website .
Spanish Immersion for Incoming Kinders - Apply Now!:  Encinal is exploring the possibility of adding a second kindergarten Spanish Immersion class in Fall 2017. There are almost enough families on the district-wide waiting list, but a few more applicants are needed to make a full class and expand access to this excellent program.

Any student who is eligible for kindergarten in the Menlo Park City School District may apply - even if he or she is already registered at another MPCSD school for next year. For more information,  Tami Girsky  or call (650) 321-7140 x5622

Alpine Strikers FC Tryouts: Alpine Strikers FC will hold tryouts for all age groups starting in early May. If your child is excited about soccer and wants to improve on their soccer skills or join a high level team to compete for our club, please click  here for details and registration. Due to Norcal's transfer ban between August 15, 2017 and May 2018, Alpine Strikers will not hold its typical club-wide tryouts in December. Come out now for tryouts to be placed on a team for the fall.

AYSO Fall Soccer Registration:  Registration for AYSO Soccer Fall Season starts on May 1 is here !   Walk-in registration is on May 13 and May 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Hillview Middle School Library. First-time players must register in person. Returning players simply register online. $100 for kinderleague, $150 for first grade and older. All participate, regardless of level (no try-outs). See you on the field!

Fundraiser for Via Services: Via Services has been serving the special needs community since 1945. Join us for a fun-filled Poker Tournament on May 4 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at AutoVino in Menlo Park to raise funds for our programs. For more information, please click here.

Free Lacrosse Clinics: May 7 and June 4, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Introductory Clinics hosted by Menlo-Atherton Grizzlies Lacrosse for boys and girls ages 6 -14.
Please register here.  

Kite Day: 
May 6 12:00 - 4:00 p.m., Bedwell-Bayfront Park. J oin us at Bedwell-Bayfront Park, the best place to fly a kite in Menlo Park, and enjoy an afternoon with kite flying, food, music, spin art, and rockwall climbing. If the wind is just right, you might see the return of "Mega Fish", a 46' giant kite. Volunteers from the Menlo Park Kiwanis will barbecue the hotdogs while Menlo Park staff and volunteers will help you assemble your kite and get it up in the air.

ABCD Study Looking for Participants:  The Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study will enroll 10,000+ healthy children and follow them from ages 9 to 10 into early adulthood to understand how children's experiences affect brain development and other aspects of their lives. You may be eligible to participate at SRI International in Menlo Park. For more information on how to participate,  click here  or email.

Summer Camps
Mid-Pen Water Polo Club Summer Session and Free Clinic:  Registration , running May 16 - July 23 at M-A, is now open. First-time players may attend a free clinic on May 20, 10:00 - 12:00. Participants need to sign up on the Mid-Pen  website  and have USAWP Membership  for insurance purposes: 14-day Trial Athlete Membership (available only once in a lifetime and as first-time membership) is free. Mid-Pen Water Polo Club ID is 24253.

Legarza Sports Camp
Register  here for Legarza Sport camp.  Our camp provides a service that everyone in our community can afford. Our goal is for all campers to work hard and feel good about themselves in a safe, disciplined, highly structured and motivating environment of learning and fun. Players learn to work together in a team setting while playing games and tournaments.

Register Now for Legends Baseball Summer Camps : The Legends Baseball Experience features private and small group instruction, innovative coaching programs combining drills, games and fun competitions ensure your child is building confidence and skills. Weekly camps run June 12 - August 11 in Menlo Park and Redwood City locations  here .
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Submissions : The deadline to submit for the Sunday Hillview Newsletter is the preceding  Wednesday at noon . Please email your submission to . Please note that submissions may be edited for content and/or length. Submissions received after the deadline will be eligible for inclusion the following week. Submissions are eligible to run for up to two weeks.

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