In This Issue
No Dogs
Interns - Spain
Independent Study
Hawk Volunteers
Grad Night News
TIDE Academy
Lost & Found
Teacher Staff Gifts
Site Council

Grab 'n Go Canceled
Live BBQ
Academy Support

Board Meeting
ELC Openings

Summer Reading
Library Books Due
Donate to Library
Hillview Raised $93k
Return Jerseys
Fall Sports 

Wine Walk
Schoolhouse Rocks
Summer Shopping

Q uick Links

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This Week ThisWeek

Monday, June 4
  • All Library Books Due Now
  • TIDE Academy Information Night, 6:00 p.m., PAC
Tuesday, June 5
  • Canceled - Lunchmaster Grab n' Go
  • Hillview Site Council Meeting, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m., Hillview Office
  • School Board Meeting, 6:00 p.m., TERC, 181 Encinal Avenue, Atherton
Wednesday, June 6
  • Final Meeting of the Service Team - Relay for Life, Lunchtime, PAC
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Tuesday, June 12
  • Lost & Found, Last Day to Pick Up, Student Center
  • School Board Meeting, 6:00 p.m., TERC, 181 Encinal Ave, Atherton
Friday, June 15
  • Hawkapalooza, 9:25 - 11:45 a.m., Hillview Campus
  • Last Day of School, Early Dismissal 11:45 a.m.
  • 8th-Grade Graduation, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m., Quad (gates open 3:30 p.m.) 
  • 8th-Grade Grad Night Party, 7:00 - 10:00 p.m., Gym
Monday, August 21
  • Whooping Cough (Pertussis) Tdap Vaccination for 7th-Grade Students Due

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No Dogs on Field  
Reminder that no dogs are allowed on campus. This is to keep our field clean and safe for all of our students.

Host 2018-19 School Year Interns from Spain
If you would like to be a host family or have questions, see the flyer  here for more information or contact Liliana here or 415-297-0125.

End of Year Independent Study Plans
For students who leave before the final day of school, an independent study plan is an option that allows students to complete all assignments and assessments. If your student will be missing three or more days at the end of the school year, they may complete an ISP. However, note that the work, including assessments, must be completed before the student departs. Completed ISPs are due Friday, June 15. More details here.

Hawkapalooza Volunteers
Friday, June 15, 8:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (volunteer hours).  The event we've been all waiting for......HAWKAPALOOZA!!!! Finally!  What better way to kick-off the summer than this FUN-filled day p lanned by the leadership students with Mr. Darmanin?  Curious? Check out the sign-up sheet here to see all the different stations.  Queries? Contact Alice  here .

2018 Hillview Grad-Night News
Friday, June 15, our 8th-grade students will be celebrating the end of middle school! It is a Hillview tradition that the 8th-grade parents plan and fund a party immediately following the formal graduation commencement ceremony. It is a special evening, one last chance to spend time with Hillview friends before moving on to high school. The evening includes dancing, food, and fun entertainment. All grad-night questions are welcome - email Rina here.
  • Grad-Night Fully Funded! Thank you to everyone who supported this event for the kids and supporting early to help us plan more effectively.  
  • Calling All Parents - Volunteer to Help with Grad Night!  8th-grade parents, come help make the gym sparkle. It will be a wonderful time to be with friends as we transform the gym into something awesome. Sign up here today!
  • 6th- and 7th-Grade Parents Come join as chaperones, pre-party and post-party support. These are a fun jobs! You may get some ideas for your future 8th-grade students' celebration. Pay it forward each year for the 8th-grade parents. (We were the chaperones and party support for previous years' graduates.) Sign up here!
  • Beg, Borrow, Steal! We are hoping to borrow items for the event. Check out the list here and see if you can support us. Party set-up begins June 12, 5:00 p.m., but if more convenient, you can leave items earlier. All items can be picked up Friday after the event or Saturday morning.
TIDE Academy Information Night
June 4, at 6:00 p.m., Hillview PAC. Seventh-grade parents and students - If your student is interested in a small school with innovative teaching and the benefits of being part of an established high-school district, come to our presentation. Technology Innovation Design and Engineering (TIDE) Academy is a new STEM-focused small school, opening in the Sequoia Union High School District. TIDE Academy will open its doors to its founding class of 9th-grade students in August 2019.

ACTION REQUIRED! 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 receive their class schedule at the Luau on August 21 or will not be admitted on the first day of school if proof is not received before these events.

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 website here 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 here, or contact Nancy McMahon, Health Services Assistant, here or (650) 321-7140, x5912.

Lost & Found
Tuesday, June 12 is the last day to pick up any items at Lost & Found, located in the student center. ALL items will be donated on Wednesday, June 13.

Teacher and Staff Year-End Gifts
Parents are encouraged to contribute to a centralized Teacher and Staff Gift Fund (organized by PTO volunteers) and all proceeds are used to buy gift cards for the entire Hillview team.  The  Gift Fund is used to recognize all academy teachers, elective teachers, specialists, custodians, and staff Contact Molly here. S everal ways to participate:
  • Use PayPal here or here
  • Leave cash at the Hillview Office in an envelope labeled Molly Gibbons 
  • Leave a check (made out to Molly Gibbons) in the Hillview office
  • Mail to Molly Gibbons, 115 Pineview Lane, Menlo Park, CA 94025 
Hillview Site Council Meeting
Tuesday, June 5, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m., Hillview Office. Join us for our monthly meeting, the agenda is available here. All parents in our community are welcome!

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The Lunchmaster

The Lunchmaster live BBQ
Wednesday, June 6, at lunchtime, near gym. All BBQ orders should be placed in your LunchMaster accoun t. You will see the BBQ menu offerings, available on your normal meal calendar.

Canceled - Grab n' Go 
Grab n' Go is canceled for Tuesday, June 5. We apologize that the Grab n' Go option was not operational. We are excited to offer the new menu in the Fall. The normal options will be offered on Tuesday.

Hillview Academy Support Program
We are looking for parent volunteers for the Hillview Academy Support Program for the 2018-19 school year! Sign up to be part of the Academy Support Team - a group of parents who help with academy activities and events, or volunteer as the Academy Lead Parent - middle-school version of a room parent, but not as many events and less work. Starts in late August, learn more here
For questions contact Gina here or Ashley here .
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Important School Board Meeting Coming Up - Your Input is Invited
CA school districts are required to adopt a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP.) The LCAP is a three-year plan that describes the goals, actions, services, and expenditures to support positive student outcomes that address state and local priorities. Learn more about LCAP here.  

June 5, School Board Meeting Agenda:
  • Assistant Superintendent Jammie Behrendt will present our LCAP report to the School Board. This is the detailed story of our own goals - curriculum, achievement, language development, wellness, and parent engagement - and how we have worked to meet the goals this year.
  • The proposed budget for the 2018-19 school year will be presented.
  • The Board will recognize and celebrate MPCSD Staff who are retiring, have achieved tenure, have become nationally board certified, and who are marking 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 year anniversaries with the district.  
June 12, School Board Meeting Agenda:
  • The Board will vote on approving the LCAP report and adopting the proposed budget, as discussed at the June 5 meeting. 
June 5 and 12 meetings, 6:00 p.m., TERC Board Room, 181 Encinal Ave, Atherton. The public is welcome to attend, provide comment, and join us in congratulating our wonderful staff.

Early Learning Center Preschool Openings
MPCSD has openings in full-day and afternoon classes for children born between September 1, 2013 and December 1, 2015. The mission of the ELC is to nurture young children's curiosity, sense of wonder, belonging, and deep engagement with the world around them, preparing them to develop the critical skills needed to enter kindergarten and reach their full potential. For more information, visit here or contact Jessica here or 321-7140 ext. 8900. 

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Hillview Library
Get Ready for Summer!
Over the summer, Hillview expects all students to read at least two books, but we hope students read a lot more! Find more info on the summer reading program at the library website here. Although the library will be closed over the summer, OverDrive is available 24/7 to check out eBooks and audiobooks for summer reading. See a librarian for help with OverDrive, and check out this guide to our Audiobook collection here. We have a great collection of books. If you would like your child to have access to the Teen books, sign the form here and return to the librarians before summer.

All Library Books Are Due Now
Check email for an overdue notice! We appreciate your help getting books back before summer begins.

Books to Donate?
If your Spring (or Summer!) cleaning has left you with books, consider donating to Hillview. We will take gently-used middle grade and YA books and distribute them to classroom collections. Preferably in August, but let us know if you have some now!

Hillview Service Team
Relay for Life Raises Over $93,000 for American Cancer Society
The phenomenal fundraising efforts of our students and the Relay for Life event got some press coverage last week! Take a read of the InMenlo article here. Donations raised by our Hillview community is over $93,000. All will go to the American Cancer Society for research and services. A big thank you to all those involved!
After-School Sports
Hillview After-School Sport Jerseys
Return your sports jerseys to the Hillview front office.

After-School Sports 2018-19

Current 6th- and 7th-grade students interested in playing Fall sports - girls volleyball or flag football - should be prepared to register as soon as school begins.

  • Girls volleyball registration opens August 23 here. There will be a mandatory team-placement workout for team selection that will take place on September 5 after school.
  • Flag football registration also opens August 23 here. We anticipate at high turn out so register early. First practice is September 4.
For questions regarding After-School Sports
Harry Bell
Hillview Athletic Director
(650) 483-4049

PTO Registrations coordinator is Matt Ericksen here and Athletic Director for next year is Huck Hunt here or (650) 454-6536.

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Wine Walk 
Huge thanks to The Santa Cruz Mountain Winegrowers Association and all those who sipped, strolled and supported our schools yesterday! The Taste of the Mountains Wine Walk was a huge success!

Thank you for Rocking the Schoolhouse Rocks Run and Festival!
On Sunday, May 20, a record-breaking 1700 registered runners took to the streets of Menlo Park in support of excellence in education at Encinal, Laurel, Oak Knoll and Hillview - 30% more participants than last year! After the race, we celebrated at the Festival where a wonderful time was had by all. Thanks to your support, we exceeded our goal and raised over $68,000 for our schools! Thank you to our Rockin' race and festival volunteers and course monitors! We couldn't have rocked without you!

Check out your race results here.

Check out this amazing video of the morning, created by Nelson Roberts here.
Mascots of Encinal, Laurel, Oak Knoll and Hillview.

Summer has arrived...are you ready? 
Stock up on swim gear, camp supplies, travel goods and more at any of these great retailers: Target, Old Navy, Amazon, Macy's. Visit here to see our full list of 82 partners. Must click through here to earn up to 8% of your purchase cash back to Menlo Park schools!

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Get to Know M-A Programs for 2018-19  
  • 8th Grade Information Night - Tuesday, October 23, 2018
  • Campus Tours available
  • M-A Shadowing sign-up opens Tuesday, September 4
Here is a flyer with important dates and information for prospective M-A students and their parents. You will find more information on the M-A website here.

SMC Earthquakes - Soccer Tryouts The San Mateo County Football Club (an affiliate of the San Jose Earthquakes and a County Program supported by the Sheriff's Activity League) crosses geographic boundaries and has teams throughout the Peninsula from Millbrae to South San Mateo County. SMC provides a high-level club experience with professional coaches; it is an affordable program providing a rounded athletic experience to anyone who expresses the desire to play. Tryout information is here.

Summer Camps
Camp Marco Polo - Upper Laurel
Discover connections across the history of technology and trade on the Silk Road. Our unique cultural immersion program is a journey of the imagination, ideal for kids ages 5-13 here. Through role-play and hands-on exploration of art, culture, languages, and history of technology, kids practice to be flexible, creative thinkers, and effective intercultural communicators. 

Newton Summer Camp This summer, join Newton at Laurel Elementary School for fun under the sun! The program blends academics and fun with days focusing on subjects such as Science, Art, and Engineering, while also incorporating weekly Water Days, Karaoke-Just Dance Parties, and CampCations (field trips). Register here. For additional information, email here.

Volunteer Opportunities
All Students Matter Classroom Volunteers Needed Next Year  Schools in eastern Menlo Park and East Palo Alto are looking for volunteers to work with students in grades K-5. You'll go to the same classroom once a week, for about an hour, to help with reading or math. All Students Matter here provides training and coordinates everything. Sign up now to begin volunteering in September! For more details, email Keri Tully here
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