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Host an Intern

After-School Winter
Toiletry Kit Donation
Return Sports Jerseys

Shop Online

Wed. Noon Deadline
Q uick Links

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Monday, December 4 - Tuesday, December 5
  • Toiletry Kit Drive, drop-off at office, sign-up online
  • Auditions for Hillview Drama Spring Musical, Beauty and the Beast, after school, sign-up online
Wednesday, December 6
  • Dance Auditions for Hillview Drama Spring Musical, Beauty and the Beast, after school
  • Hillview Orchestra 2, San Francisco City Hall Holiday Concert, 12 noon, free
Thursday, December 7
  • Callbacks for Hillview Drama Spring Musical, Beauty and the Beast, after school
Monday, December 4 - Friday, December 8
  • Return Basketball and Volleyball Jerseys - due now
  • Hillview First Trimester Report Cards, mailed home
Friday, December 8
  • Hillview Music, Holidays at Filoli1:00 - 1:30 p.m., Filoli Center, Woodside, CA
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Monday, December 11 - Friday, December 15
  • ASB Holiday Spirit Week
  • ASB Toy Drive - New Toys Gift Cards, Front Office
Tuesday, December 12
  • School Board Meeting, 5 p.m., TERC
Wednesday, December 13
  • Jazz Concert - Hillview, La Entrada & Stanford Jazz Workshop's Giant Steps Middle School Band, 7:00 p.m., Hillview PAC
Wednesday, December 20
  • Winter Music Concert featuring all HV Ensembles, 7:00 p.m., Hillview PAC
Thursday, December 21
  • Minimum Day, dismissal 11:45 p.m.
Friday, December 22 - January 5
  • Winter Break - No School
Monday, January 8
  • No School - Teacher Collaborative Planning Day

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Host a MP School Intern from Spain
We need a host family for our Hillview/Oak Knoll intern, Eva, early twenties, who comes from Soria, Spain. Her previously arranged hosts are not able to take an intern after all, so we have a great opportunity for another family. We ask host families to share their home with our intern for a three to six month period. The interns have been with us since the start of school and will depart back to their countries in mid-late June. Our interns assist in the Spanish Immersion classrooms at Laurel and Encinal, Spanish specialist classrooms at Laurel, Encinal, and Oak Knoll, and in all language classrooms at Hillview. They speak English and they are taking English enrichment classes through Palo Alto adult program. Interns get around town by bicycles that are provided for them.

Be a host family and share your American culture with our interns. For questions regarding hosting an intern or additional information, contact parent volunteer coordinator, Liliana Perazich here  or call 415-297-0125.  Feel free to pass this info to anyone you may feel would be interested. The families do not need to be a MPCSD family.

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After-School Programs
Winter After-School Programs are now accepting registrations! Scholarships are available; if interested, please contact your student's counselor. More class information is available here.

Winter Conditioning Program with Stella Fit

The winter class will run from January 22 to March 16, Mondays 3:15 - 4:15 p.m. and Wednesdays 2:40 - 3:40 p.m. Program cost is $250. The Stella Fit Winter Running Conditioning and Foundational Skills Training Program is for kids who would like to keep up or improve their conditioning over the winter months. This program will help improve running endurance, speed, quickness, strength, and balance. We will be doing running drills on the track, along with foundational mobility, strength, speed, and balance sets. We will meet rain or shine.

Stella Fit's programs are meant for kids at all levels and are designed for results in a safe and fun environment. This program will also weave in talks on nutritional support, mental strategies, and sleep for optimal health and performance. The program will be led by Stella Bergan, MEd, NASM CPT and assisted by Chelsea Fleher, a certified personal trainer and corrective exercise specialist.

Service Team
Toiletry Kit Drive
Monday, November 27 - Tuesday, December 5, drop-off at Hillview office. We will be assembling toiletry kits for the individuals and families living in the interim CityTeam Shelters, a non-profit serving the homeless in the Bay Area.  We would appreciate any donations of travel-sized toiletries for this project. Sign up here to donate supplies to make 100 kits! You may drop off your items in the bin in the Hillview office.

After-School Sports
Fall Sports Program Uniforms 
Flag football and volleyball uniforms should be returned to the Hillview front office or your coach. We are still missing over 50 volleyball uniforms. We thank you for your cooperation.
After-School Basketball practice has officially started, we expect players to attend regularly. League games will begin this Thursday and Friday for 7th-grade girls and boys. 6th graders will start next Tuesday for girls and Wednesday for boys. 8th graders will have their first league game on December 18.

Dance and Cheer Team
Hillview offers a dance and cheer team during basketball season. Contact Physical Education Dance Teacher Mrs. DeAnda here for questions. Registration is available here.

Refund deadline for After-School Basketball has passed. Thank you for understanding.

Scholarships are available for all Hillview-supported sports. 

For more information regarding these programs, email Harry Bell, Athletic Director here or call at 650-483-4049. Contact Matt Ericksen, PTO Registration Coordinator, here .

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Thank you!
Thanks to all who sipped, strolled, and supported our schools yesterday! The Taste of the Mountains Wine Walk was a great success!

Thanks to all who supported our schools on #GivingTuesday! To donate visit here.

Shop Online this Holiday Season and Support Our Schools!
It's less than one month before the holidays!  Are you ready for entertaining? Hostess gifts? You're in luck, shop retailers like Sur La Table, Celebrate Express, Macy's, Cost Plus, Safeway and more, while also supporting Menlo Park Schools. Get up to 8% cash back to the Menlo Park Atherton Education Foundation (MPAEF) when you click through our site to any retailer listed. Happy holidays to your family and YOUR school! Visit here to shop.

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

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Dancers Repertory Theatre Presents 'Twas the Night Before Christmas
December 3, 9, 10, Woodside Performing Arts Center. This dance-theatre event includes Santa and his magical sleigh, prancing reindeer, dancing mice, twirling toys, and a cast of over 80 children and adults. All seats are reserved. Get tickets here.

Galileo Innovation Camps for Rising 5th - 8th Grade
At Galileo, we believe that kids can change the world (and have a blast while they're at it.) That's why we combine a mindset-shaping, innovation-based approach with crazy, summertime fun and run captivating camps that kids love. Galileo Summer Quest  hosted by Hillview Middle School. Info here.

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