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Sheryl Sandberg Option B 

MPAEF Auction
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Monday, January 8 
  • No School - Teacher Collaborative Planning Day
Tuesday, January 9
  • School Resumes
  • Site Council Meeting, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m., Hillview Office
Thursday, January 11
  • School Board Meeting, 5:00 - 10:00 p.m., District Office, TERC Building

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Wednesday, January 17
  • Parent Education Speaker Series  - Sheryl Sandberg Option B, Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, 10:00 a.m., Hillview PAC, currently a wait list
Thursday, January 18
  • District English Learner Advisory Committee, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. District Office, TERC Building

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ACTION REQUIRED! Attention Parents of Current 6th Graders - Whooping Cough (Pertussis) Tdap Vaccination
Students entering 7th grade next 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. 
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
  • 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, and date Tdap was administered, and a stamp or physician's signature from the clinic.

For more information about the law and whooping cough, visit here, or contact Nancy McMahon, Health Services Assistant, or  (650) 321-7140, x5912

Tips for Biking (and Walking) Safely in Rainy Weather
  • It's often dark during school commute times and rainy season is here. Help your Hillview student make the trip safely by being highly visible to traffic.
  • Wear a neon-colored helmet, jacket, and/or rain gear. It can be hard to remember to put on a bike/walk vest. But if your gear is brightly colored, you don't have to think about it.
  • Allow extra time to get to school when weather is bad. You may have to navigate a higher level of traffic and going early takes the pressure off.

Yearbook Dedications and Baby Pictures
Celebrate your 8th grader! D irections on how to submit a baby picture of your student (free) and create a yearbook dedication (for a fee) can be found in the pdf  here . Space is limited, so turn in your pictures quickly.

The deadline for creating and submitting your ad online is Friday, February 24, 2018. Direct your questions to Amy Kingsley  here.

Site Council Meeting
A collaborative group of parents, teachers, and staff who meet monthly to discuss, assess, and establish school-wide goals and actions to meet those goals in support of our 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.

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. in the large conference room in the Hillview Office. At o ur next meeting we will be reflecting on the new student wellness program and considering potential topics for the rest of the year.  

New Site Council Applicants
Looking ahead, we will be accepting applications for new site council members, who will be elected at our March meeting. As part of the process, we ask that applicants attend the meeting on February 13 in order to understand our work and process. 

All parents in our community are welcome to attend these meetings.

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Fall 2018 New Student Registration Begins February 1
All students entering MPCSD schools in Fall 2018 - kindergarten and other new students - may register starting February 1. This year, we will use a new process called SchoolMint that is fully online and easier for parents to complete. You DO NOT need to go to a school office to get a code anymore. To register a new student for Fall 2018, go here starting February 1 and select the Register link. 

Each  elementary school will host an information session for new and prospective parents. Any parents interested in learning more about kindergarten and the full MPCSD program are encourage to attend:
Parents interested in Spanish Immersion must attend an information session. Please choose one of the following Spanish Immersion New Parent Information Sessions:
Parent Education
Speaker Series  The Wednesday, January 17, 10:00 a.m. event, " Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy " with Sheryl Sandberg, is sold out and a waiting list has been created.  Author Sheryl Sandberg is COO of Facebook and Founder of LeanIn.Org and OptionB.Org.

If seats become available, they will be offered to those on the waiting list in chronological order of when their addition to the list. We are excited to offer this engaging event, and thank all families for their interest in attending.

If you are a ticket holder and before the event become aware  that you can no longer attend, please email  Kate Kennedy  here to release your tickets, so someone on the waiting list can use them. 

The Speaker Series will continue with another event: author, consultant, and philosopher  Michael Gurian will speak about "The Minds of Boys and Girls" on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in the Hillview PAC. Please join us! More details will follow in upcoming newsletters and are currently available on the  Speaker Series website here.

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Come Party With Us!
The MPAEF Auction Party is March 10, 2018 at the Hiller Aviation Museum! Mark your calendars now and come help us make this the best auction party yet! It's For The Kids!

Tickets go on sale January 15, 2018 here.

Call for 2018 Auction Donations!
Please help us build a fantastic auction catalog! Your donation will be featured in our printed auction catalog, which will be distributed to every family in February. Here are some of the ways you can help:
  • Host a party, event, or experience for kids
  • Host a party, event, or experience for parents
  • Do you have a vacation home? Consider donating an adventure/getaway
  • Donate tickets to a sporting event or other performance
  • Donate wine, dining experiences, culinary classes, etc.
  • Organize and donate an "insider tour" at Facebook, Google, Apple, EA, or other hot tech company
  • Other ideas are always welcome!! Contact us here
To donate, just go here and fill out the simple Google Form. The deadline for catalog submissions is January 26, 2018. Thank you!

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Alpine Strikers FC  Registration is open! Our coaches teach basic soccer skills through fun, age-appropriate games. In addition, there are a few spots open in our competitive program in the following age groups:
  • Girls: 2006, 2005, 2004, & 2003
  • Boys: 2007, 2003
If interested, please email Keith Lambert, Technical Director of Teams 06+, or Gino Pucillo, Technical Director for Team 10-07.

M-A Parent Education Series  Raising Screenwise Kids in the Digital Age  January 23, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., M-A PAC.  Parents today worry that kids are addicted, detached, or distracted because of digital devices. Often, adults are less conscious about what they are modeling through their own relationship with technology. Author Dr. Devorah Heitner  helps parents become confident digital media mentors to texters, gamers, and social media users from childhood to young adulthood.  Register here for her free lecture; Spanish interpretation available. 

M-A Big Band Dance Returns New Orleans-Style February 3, 7:00 - 10:00 p.m., M-A Gym. This New Orleans-themed evening will transport us to the French Quarter, we will dance to live jazz music by the M-A bands and orchestra, participate in a second line parade, and sample Creole/Cajun food... jambalaya or fresh beignets, anyone? Free dance instruction provided! The community is welcome to this fun-filled evening, our program's primary fundraiser. Get your tax-deductible tickets here now, or support M-A's ensembles via the Menlo-Atherton Music Boosters 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.
Submissions : The deadline to submit for the Sunday Hillview Newsletter is Wednesday at noon . Email your submission to . 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.

Submissions for Off-Campus Community Event: E mail your announcement to . The submission deadline is  Wednesday at noon.

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