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Tdap Vaccination
After School
Dismissal Time
Family Life Education
Lost & Found

After School Programs 
Service Team
Q uick Links

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Tuesday, December 13
  • Regular Board Meeting, 5:00 p.m., Hillview PAC
Wednesday, December 14
  • Winter Music Concert, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., Hillview PAC
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Tuesday, December 20
  • 7/8 Orchestra Concert, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., San Francisco City Hall
Wednesday, December 21
  • No Block Schedule, 2:30 p.m. Dismissal
Thursday, December 22
  • No Block Schedule, Minimum Day, 11:45 a.m Dismissal
Friday, December 23 to Friday, January 6
  • NO SCHOOL - Winter Break 
Monday, January 9
  • NO SCHOOL - Staff Development Day

Tuesday, January 10

  • School Resumes
Tuesday, January 17
  •  PTO General Meeting, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m., Hillview PAC
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ACTION REQUIRED! Attn: Parents of Current 6th Graders - Whooping Cough (Pertussis) Tdap Vaccination
All incoming 7th graders in the 2017-18 school year are required by law to provide proof of a whooping cough booster, or Tdap shot (Td does not meet the requirement). Students will not be admitted to school if proof is not received before the first day of school. 
To avoid exclusion on the first day of school, bring an updated copy of your child's immunization record showing proof of Tdap to the school office now. Do not mark or highlight this record. If there is a verified medical condition against vaccination, you are required to provide the school with a doctor's written statement. The information required in this statement may be found in the FAQ section on the Shots for School web site (see link below).
Acceptable proof of immunization includes:
  • Print-out or copy of immunization record from your child's clinic or physician's office;
  • A copy of the yellow immunization record;
  • A certification of Tdap booster notice from your child's clinic, physician's office or pharmacy. 
All these documents must have your child's name, date of birth, date Tdap was administered, and a stamp or physician's signature from the clinic. 

For more information about the law and whooping cough, visit, or contact Nancy McMahon, Health Services Assistant at or  (650) 321-7140, x5912
After School On Campus
After school, we are still a school!  We have a number of classes so it needs to continue to be a school setting, and we are noticing students hanging out in the quad, under the lunch shelter, and on the field after our 15 minute bell. Students are not allowed to hang out on campus after school without being in an after school class, including Homework Center. Please make sure your student has a plan to leave campus and get home in a timely fashion.

December 21 Dismissal Time Correction
On   Wednesday December 21, school will be out at   2:30 p.m. as usual. While this will not be a block day, it still will be a   2:30 p.m. dismissal. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Family Life Education Notification
If you are the parent of a 7th or 8th grader, your student should have brought home to you notification of upcoming "family life" curriculum  in science classes. Click here to view the letter. While this letter asks parents to notify science teachers by December 9 if you wish your child to be opted out of these lessons, we are including this information in the newsletter in case the letter was not delivered. Please contact your child's science teacher with any questions.

Lost and Found
That time of year again that our very full Lost and Found will be donated on  December 15 .  PLEASE come by and check out what has been lost so it can be found.  It is all being donated to a great organization, but wouldn't you rather have it back at home?

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After School Programs
Perfectly Fit
Winter Running Conditioning and Foundational Skills Training Program for kids who would like to keep up their conditioning or improve their conditioning over the Winter months. This program will help improve running, endurance, speed, quickness, strength, and balance. The program will be led by  Stella Bergan, MEd, NASM CPT. The Winter Class will run from  January 23 - March 17.  For more information and to register, visit the PTO website here or contact Stella Bergan or 650.245.8603.  
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Programs & Activities Programs 

Palo Alto Baroque Concert Ensemble Tonight
Tonight, Sunday, December 11, come and enjoy an evening of music featuring Oak Knoll 4th grader Kavi Bidlack performing the Haydn G Major Violin Concerto and Hillview Music Director, Richard Vaughan performing the Haydn D Major Cello Concerto with the Palo Alto Baroque Concerto Ensemble. The music begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Lucie Stern Center on Middlefield in Palo Alto. It is FREE with cookies served after.

Hillview Winter Concert 
On Wednesday, December 14, you are cordially invited to attend the Hillview Winter Concert featuring our bands, jazz bands, orchestras and chorus. It will be a wonderful event filled with Holiday cheer. Just the thing to get you in the seasonal mood. We begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Hillview PAC. Bring a friend -- or 3!

Hillview 7/8 Orchestra at San Francisco City Hall 
For parents who work in San Francisco, come spend your lunch enjoying the sounds of the
Hillview 7/8 Orchestra as they perform a noontime Holiday Concert in City Hall on Tuesday, December 20.

Service Team
Looking for a place to donate your gently used items you no longer need? Here are 2 opportunities to help others while also clearing your closets and book shelves to make room for new things.
Used Book Drive  The 8th grade Spanish-for-Spanish speakers class is running a book drive for students at a local elementary school in need of books. The goal is 1,000 books by  December 16. If every Hillview student brings in two books, our goal would be exceeded. The books can be in Spanish or English for grades kindergarten through fifth grade. The books will be collected in the PAC before school and at brunch.

Warm Coat Drive
Help keep families warm and dry this Winter! Bring in gently used coats for kids and adults that will be donated to the kids' closet at Samaritan House in San Mateo
. Families in need can select a free coat at the Holiday Workshop in December and throughout the winter at the Kids Closet. Drop coats at the school office from December 19 - 22 or off at the Gentile's house on the front porch at 40 Barbara Lane (off of Olive near Santa Cruz) anytime in December.      
Intramural Sports 
Intramural sports will continue until winter break with indoor soccer and hockey. Spectators are welcome as long as they sit on bleachers or the stage. No food or drinks  in gym.
Burgess League Volleyball
We ask all players  to please return their jerseys to the team coordinators, coaches, or the Hillview   front office as soon as possible if you haven't already done so. We only have a few outstanding jerseys.

Tournament Team Basketball Announcements
Both boys and girls tournament teams continue to play games this week.  They will both play Jordan at Hillview on Monday, December 12. The girls will play at 4:00 p.m. and the boys will play at 5:00 p.m. The boys will also play this Wednesday and Saturday in the annual Willow Glen Invitational in San Jose. The Hillview community is invited to attend and support your fellow Hawks.  
Burgess League and 8th Grade MPMSL Basketball 
Games continue this week with 6th grade girls playing on Tuesday, 6th grade boys on
Wednesday, 7th grade girls on Thursday, and 7th grade boys on Friday. 8th graders will
begin their league games on Monday, December 19 at Hillview, La Entrada, or Woodside Elementary.
Game schedules are now available online here for the 6th and 7th graders. The 8th grade schedule is available on the PTO website.

Questions regarding any of these programs should be directed to Harry Bell, Athletic Director, at 650-483-4049.  
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Announcing the 2017 MPAEF Spring Auction and Event
The MPAEF Auction team is pleased to announce that the 2017 Spring Auction Event will take place on  Saturday, March 25, at MacArthur Park in Palo Alto. The Online Auction will go live after the Event. Both will include wonderful items to bid on from valued donors from years past as well as exciting new items. There are more surprise details to come, so put on your cape and get ready!
New in 2017! MPAEF January Summer Camp Online Mini-Auction 
Plan your children's summer at the best camps in the area and enjoy a discount by participating in the MPAEF's brand-new  Summer Camp Online Mini Auction starting  January 17. We will offer about 20 gift certificates for area summer camps starting on  Tuesday, January 17. Stay tuned for more details - same bat time, same bat channel...

Save the Date -- 12/12/16 -- for Kendra Scott Pop-Up Event!
We are thrilled to announce a Pop-Up Event featuring Kendra Scott Jewelry on  December 12, 2016 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the home of Sonya Brown. Do your holiday shopping and support our schools! 20% of the proceeds of this event will benefit the MPAEF. Click here for more information.
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 Community News community  
ABCD Study Looking for Participants: The ABCD Study, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, is being conducted by researchers across the country. The 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-including academic achievement, social development, and behavioral and overall health.  Email for more information.
Free Lacrosse Clinic: Saturday, December 17. Introductory Clinics Hosted by Menlo-Atherton Grizzlies Lacrosse for boys & girls ages 6 - 14 at Hillview Middle School. Please register on our website .

Little League Family Information Night: December 13, 7:00 p.m., Encinal School Library. 
Menlo-Atherton Little League is hosting a new family informational session. Players and parents will be available for questions and there will be an overview of M-A Little League's mission and operations. All are welcome! Please email with any questions.
Palo Alto Girls Softball Spring Registration Now Open: Sign up your player NOW for another fun season of learning skills, improving hand-eye coordination, having fun, and making new friends playing Palo Alto Girls Softball! Coming off a successful Summer and fun Fall season, we're looking forward to a great Spring season! Please visit our  TeamSnap registration page or for more details and information, please visit our website.

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