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Tuesday, February 28
  • MPCSD Parent Education: Raising Empowered Girls, Lauren Hersh, 6:30 p.m., Hillview PAC
  • Library Winter Book Challenge deadline
Thursday, March 2
  • Hillview Dance Show, 3:30 p.m., Hillview PAC
Friday, March 3 and Saturday March 4
  • Hillview Dance Show, 7:00 p.m., Hillview PAC
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Wednesday, March 8
  • Spring Chorus Concert, 7:00 p.m., Hillview PAC
Friday, March 17 
  • Aladdin, 7:00 p.m., Hillview PAC
  • End of Trimester
Saturday, March 18 
  • Aladdin, 12:00, 3:30 p.m., and 7:00 p.m., Hillview PAC
Friday, March 31
  • NO SCHOOL - Staff Development Day

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Be safe and sanitary when playing on the field at school!  
Hillview recommends the following good hygiene practices when playing on our synthetic field:
  • Before playing on the field, cover any cuts or abrasions with a clothing or a clean, dry bandage.
  • After playing on the field, wash your hands with soap or water.  
  • If you bring any personal equipment and use it on the field, wipe it with a clean, dry cloth after use.

Hillview Site Council Seeking Parent Nominees to Serve Two Year Term
The Hillview Site Council - a group consisting of Hillview's Principal, teachers, staff, student representatives, and six elected parents - is the body responsible for developing and monitoring the School Site Plan and school survey. We have  four open parent positions for the two year term from April 2017 through April 2019. One of the  positions is for a parent of a student who is an English learner. The council meets approximately once a month after school. 

Current of incoming Hillview parents who are interested can submit their name, a brief description of their background, and reasons for wanting to serve on the council to  Elizabeth Ouren by  Wednesday, March 1. You can also nominate someone else. We will hold an election on Monday, March 13, at 3:30 p.m. in the Hillview front office conference room.  Candidates must be present at the meeting. New members should plan to participate in the Site Council meetings on April 17, May 8, and June 5.

For more information look here or please contact Site Council President  Elizabeth Ouren or  Principal Haug

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Volunteer at Hillview
All over Hillview, every week - on campus and off, in classrooms and in the PAC - parents, neighbors, and friends are making the Hillview experience a better one for our teachers and kids by volunteering their time and energy. There are so many different ways to help - like serving hot lunch, chaperoning a dance, delivering snacks for the teachers and the students, and coordinating parties and events. To continue to provide our programs and services we need every family to contribute 5 hours of volunteer time a year. If you are still looking for a way to get involved fill our volunteer questionnaire  here or contact PTO Volunteer Coordinator  Patti Buck and she will help identify a meaningful way for you to help!  
If you are interested in a larger volunteer role with the Hillview PTO next year, please contact 2017-18 PTO Co-Presidents   Ashley Wagstaff and  Chris Sewell
 who are recruiting right now.

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This week - MPCSD Parent Education Series -  Raising Empowered Girls

Lauren Hersh, Director,  Anti Trafficking Policy & Advocacy at Sanctuary for Families 

In today's world, the importance of empowering our girls is taking on a whole new meaning. Join International Gender Justice Expert, Lauren Hersh to discuss the complicated landscape where online overexposure is the norm and porn often precedes a first kiss. This workshop will examine some of the toughest issues that today's teens are up against through a gender lens-- sexting, slut shaming and sexual violence - and provide parents with tools to equip our young women as they navigate their growing independence. 

Tuesday night, February 28, 6:30 p.m., Hillview PAC

Free childcare available. Refreshments will be served. 

Additional i nformation  or  email  with questions.

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Programs & Activities Programs 

Hillview Dance Department 
Presents the annual  Dance Show featuring  Hillview on the Move, Advanced Dance, ASB, and the Hillview Cheer and Dance Team

Friday, March 3 and  Saturday, March 4 from  7:00 to 8:30 p.m., Hilliview PAC
Preview Show on  Thursday, March 2 from  3:30 to 5:00 p.m., Hillview PAC

$8 for Adults, $5 for Kids, $4 for ASB holders
Purchase tickets online here

Young Inklings Book Contest
Hey authors and library lovers! The Young Inklings Book Contest is ON. The deadline is March 15. Winners get to work with a writing mentor and will see their work published in a book - you even get to have an author reading! Even if you don't win, it's a great experience for writers because everyone who applies will receive a personal, positive critique letter. More information here

Winter Book Challenge
One month down, one more month to go! Hillview Library's Winter Book Challenge is on! Check out the categories, see the rules and record your books on this  form  provided on the Hillview library website (make a copy for yourself). See your lovely librarians if you have any questions. 

Battle of the Books at Hillview Library 
Get ready for the Battle of the Books Round 1! 
These are some of the best books of 2016, as voted by Hillview students.  
  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child  vs. The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Barnhill)  
  • Stars Above (Meyer) vs. Library of Souls (Riggs) 
  • The Sun is Also a Star (Yoon) vs. Lady Midnight (Clare) 
  • Best Man (Peck)  vs. Bounce (Shull) 
  • As Brave As You (Reynolds)  vs. Where You'll Find Me (Friend) 
  • Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Hammer of Thor (Riordan) vs. Trials of Apollo    The Hidden Oracle (Riordan) 
  • The Midnight Star (Lu)  vs. Scythe (Shusterman) 
  • Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics (Grabenstein)  vs. Candymakers and the Great Chocolate Chase (Mass) 
Intramural Sports
Indoor half court or full court basketball games will continue on Wednesday and Thursday for the time being as long as there is interest. All students invited, but maximum amount of players at anytime will be 32. If there are more than 32 players we'll rotate. Spectators welcome. Please remember, no food or drink in gym.

After School Sports   
Burgess League and 8th Grade MPMSL Basketball  
Games continue  this week. 8th graders, 6th and 7th grade boys will play their final league
games this week. 6th and 7th grade girls will have their first playoff games  this Tuesday and Thursday. 8th graders play on Monday, 6th boys on  Wednesday, and 7th boys on Friday.

After School Tennis Program 
Tryouts begin this week. Each player should  have two tryouts. Varsity A and Varsity B teams will be determined by the  end of the week. Official practice will begin Sunday, March 5. League
matches will begin in mid March.

After School Boys Volleyball
For the 2nd year Hillview offers a Spring League Volleyball program for boys. Registration opens today on  Sportability. Practice will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays  starting March 21. We will field one or two teams depending on how  many players register. We'll try to allow everyone to play either as  game players or practice. If we get too many however, we may have to  limit the number of players. League games will begin following Spring  Break and continue through mid/late May with normally 2 matchers per  week.

Other Spring Programs to keep an eye out for include: Track, Spring Volleyball, May Madness (Friday Basketball Clinic in May). Open Play Spring Volleyball will be on Tuesday and Thursday 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. starting March 21. Track will begin Monday, April 17 following Spring Break.
Madness Basketball Clinic will be four Fridays in late April and early  May. Watch for further announcements for all three programs. Open P lay Spring Volleyball clinic may open today on Sportability, just like  boys volleyball.

Questions regarding any of these programs should be directed to Harry Bell, Athletic Director, at 650-483-4049.  

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Help support your schools and let the parents assemble for a superheroes night out at a fundraising event like no other! Get your tickets today for the MPAEF Superheroes Bash. 
WHAT:    MPAEF Spring Auction Event 
WHEN:    March 25, from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m.
WHERE:   MacArthur Park, Palo Alto
PRICE:    $100 in advance ($110 at the door)
Learn more about the party and the online auction here.

Interested in Getting Involved with Supporting Our Schools?
Consider volunteering with the MPAEF next year to help create an enriching educational experience for our kids. There are many ways to get involved. Please  email for more information about joining our Board and volunteering.

Want to help this year with the Auction or the Schoolhouse Rocks 5K? We'd love to have you! Click  here .

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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Spring Session at Mid-Peninsula Water Polo Club  February 26 - April 23 ; M-A High School.  Playing water polo and wanting more time in the water or interested in learning how to play? Here is your chance! The Mid-Peninsula Water Polo Club is open to strong swimmers who are at least in 6 th  grade. Must be able to swim 200 yards minimum and be comfortable in the water. Participants need to have  USAWP Membership  for insurance purposes. Mid-Pen Water Polo Club ID is 24253.  To sign up, go here.

2017 Fleet Feet Girl Scout Fun Run  March 12, 9:00.  Please join us for a 2-mile run - just for fun and to show your support for local Girl Scout troops.  It's a great opportunity for parents to get out and run with their kids and get ready for the upcoming Schoolhouse Rocks! 5K. EVERYONE is invited! RSVP here.

The Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation Annual Fundraiser and Party  Online auction: March 10 - 17;  Party: March 18.  The extended Menlo Park and Atherton communities are encouraged to support M-A -- you need not be a current M-A family to participate! The Foundation's goal is to provide an excellent education for every M-A student by funding smaller class sizes, an expanded course offering, professional development for teachers, college and career prep, and other essential programs and services. Click here   for tickets, and to bid on everything from fun getaways and restaurant certificates to sports events and private parties.

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