In This Issue
8th Grade Updates
Lost and Found

Year End Gifts
Go Paperless


Menlo-Atherton High School News
Freshman Football 
M-A Adm/Vol Support 

Endowment Tribute 
Schoolhouse Run pics

Community News
My Digital TAT2
Digital Dialogue: A Workshop 
All Students Matter
Summer Math Camp
Q uick Links

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This Week thisweek 
Monday, June 5
  • 8th Grade Washington D.C. Parent Meeting, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m., Hillview PAC
Tuesday, June 6
  • Site Council Meeting, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m., Hillview Adm Office, Large Conference room
Wednesday, June 7
  • No Block Day
  • 8th Grade Decades Dance performances, 5:00 p.m. (last names A-M) & 6:00 p.m. (last names N-Z), Hillview PAC
Thursday, June 8
  • No Block Day
Friday, June 9
  • 8th Grade Awards Assembly, 8:40 - 10:20 a.m., Hillview PAC
  • 8th Grade BBQ and iPad Collection
Looking Ahead lookingahead

Monday, June 12
  • 6th Grade iPad Collection
Tuesday, June 13
  • 7th Grade iPad Collection
Wednesday, June 14  
  • No Block Day
  • Last day for Lost and Found 
Thursday, June 15
  • No Block Day
  • 8th Grade Great America trip 
Friday, June 16
  • End of Trimester 3
  • Hawkapalooza
  • Grad Band - 6/7/8, 4:30 - 7:00 p.m., Hillview Quad
  • 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony, 5:00 p.m., Hillview Quad
  • 8th Grade Grad Night Party, 7:00 p.m.
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Hillview Lost and Found
The last day of school is fast approaching.  PLEASE swing by and check out the lost and found before it is all donated on Wednesday,  June 14 ! Thanks and have a safe Summer!

Parent Volunteer Needed for the 8th Grade BBQ
Parents, here's your chance to embarrass your 8th grader one last time before they leave middle school! We need one additional volunteer to help serve and clean up at the 8th grade BBQ  on Friday, June 9 from  12:00-1:15. If you can pitch in, please sign up  here. Thank you!

Graduation Gowns: 8th grade families - there's still time!! 
Sign up today to request a graduation gown! Use the link   here.
8th Grade Grad Party Update
Less than two weeks to go!  We can't believe our Hillview 8th graders will soon be past their middle school years.  As we enter the final stretch, the 8th Grade Grad Party Committee still needs some helping hands: 
  • POST PARTY CLEAN UP:  We really need help with post-party clean up.  If you or anyone else in your family can join us at Hillview on Friday night from 10-11:30pmor the next morning, we would be extremely grateful.  The more people who help, the faster we can all go home!  Sign up here Sign Up Genius to help. 
  • LEND AN ITEM? We are still in need of a few items to help us decorate the gym.  Please check the wish list link and see if you have any items to lend us. 
  • PLEASE RECRUIT:  We still need chaperones for the party. If you have friends in the younger grade levels, we would appreciate you encouraging them to volunteer to help at the party.  Otherwise, your child may be facing an evening under the watchful eyes of his own parent or other 8th grade parents. Feel free to forward this link to all your 6th/7th grade parent friends.  
6th & 7th GRADE PARENT CHAPERONES NEEDED!  Please help pay it forward!  It is a Hillview tradition that parents from the 6th and 7th grade classes chaperone the Grad Night party, so that the 8th graders can celebrate without the watchful eyes of their own parents.  Please tell a friend and sign up for one of the following shifts during the evening of Friday, June 16th.  8th Grade Grad Party - help on the day/night of the event (Friday June 16th) 
For any questions on anything above, please contact Sharon Purcell or Cristy Barnes .

8th Grade End of Year Information
The end of the school year is fast approaching! For our 8th graders, we have a number of great activities coming up, including the class trip to Great America, the 8th Grade Awards Assembly, the promotion ceremony, and the Grad Night Party! On the Hillview Webpage, under both  QuickLinks and  Parent Information, please find the Parent Letter, Great America Permission Slip, and other important end of year information.

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Hillview Teacher and Staff Year End Gifts
Wondering how to recognize your child's teacher at the end of the school year? At Hillview, we have a tradition of gifting to the staff as a community. Parents are encouraged to contribute to a centralized Teacher/Staff Gift Fund (organized by PTO volunteers) and ALL proceeds are used to buy gift cards for the entire Hillview team.
The benefits of this approach are that:
  • It's what the teachers and staff prefer. With gift cards, they can pick out something they really want or need.
  • No one is overlooked . The Gift Fund is used to recognize all 80+ Hillview employees, including the academy teachers, elective teachers, specialists, custodians and staff.
It's easy ! Just make a contribution and the committee does the rest! Gift cards are delivered on the last day of school on behalf of the entire Hillview community.
There are several ways to participate. PayPal here . Cash can be left at the Hillview Office. Check (made out to Molly Gibbons) can be left in the Hillview office or mailed to Molly Gibbons, 115 Pineview Lane, Menlo Park, CA 94025. Any questions? Contact Molly Gibbons . Thank you!

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Programs & Activities Programs 

All Books Now Due! Please help your child locate any missing books, and contact us if you have any questions. 

eBooks and Audiobooks - Our extensive digital collection is available to download on just about any device, phone, tablet, or computer. Find directions for commonly used devices on the Hillview Library website  here, or bring the device to the library for help!

Summer Reading - Lists and assignments are  available here , along with fun extras like lists with links to summaries of the books, lists by lexile level, and copies of the presentations from the English and Core class es.

Intramural Sports
Intramural sports has officially ended for this school year. Will return in the Fall.

After-School Sports
All After-School Sports progr ams have officially ended for this school year. We thank all of the coaches, parent volunteers, coordinators, and the players for their efforts and participation. Hillview continues to field the most players of all of the local schools. Sportsmanship and proper competitive spirit were displayed by all. We hope all of the players enjoyed the experience regardless of the sport. We look forward to another great program next year.

If any parent or player has any suggestions/comments/questions about our program please don't hesitate to contact us. Your input is always welcome. 
Friendly Reminder: If anyone has any after school sports uniforms that need to be
returned (basketball, girls volleyball, flag football, track) please do so immediately. They can be returned to Hillview Main Office. We thank you for your cooperation.

Fall Sports Registration: registration information and deadlines for next Fall will  be noted from the PTO in early August information mailers. Fall sports  include Flag Football and Girls Volleyball. Registration will begin before  school starts in August.

Questions regarding any of these programs should be directed to Harry Bell, Athletic Director, at 650-483-4049. Scholarships are available for all Hillview supported sports.
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  M-A Bears Freshman Football Team
Interested in being a part of the M-A Bear Freshman Football Team? Join our championship program (coached by national Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) winner, Adhir Ravipati) this fall! Click here to register and get more information. Questions? Contact Steven Kryger, M-A Athletic Director. An informational meeting will be held on June 22.  

M-A Admin/Volunteer Support List  Is your 8th grader attending Menlo-Atherton High School next year? If so, please sign up to be on the administrative/volunteer support list. There are no specific obligations. When the M-A Administration needs parent volunteers, the chairs will send you an email. If the volunteer opportunity fits in your schedule, you sign up; otherwise there's no need to respond. Volunteering is a great way to meet other parents and find out what's happening at M-A.
To be added to the list, please  share your contact information  here; you will find other volunteer opportunities as well. Thank you and welcome to M-A! 

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Make a Year End Tribute Gift to Honor Your Student or a Special Teacher
If you wish to salute the achievement of your child or to give a thank you tribute to a special teacher or staff member, the MPAEF Endowment Tribute program is a wonderful idea.

A Tribute gift adds to the MPAEF Endowment to support the district in perpetuity, and your  Tribute recipient's name is on the Endowment Tribute List for years to come. Click  here to see the Tribute list, at the bottom of the Donor List.

What is the Endowment? 
The MPAEF Endowment for Excellence in Teaching is a permanent resource for professional development in our school district. Its goal is to ensure the best teachers for our children. 

When you make a Tribute gift, your Tribute recipient receives a letter from the Endowment  letting them know about your gift on their behalf.

To make a Tribute gift, please  click here. Be sure to include the name of your Tribute honoree.

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!

DeLeon Realty - Realtor Partner

We rocked the run!
We want to thank Tara Moeller and her incredible leadership team of Kendall Harris and Astor Toyos for pulling off an amazing run, which raised almost $60,000. We had over 1400 runners who loved the new course and hundreds of happy folks who continued the fun at the expanded after-party at Hillview. We'd like to thank all of you who sponsored, volunteered and ran with us - we couldn't have done it without you! The run was also made possible by our generous business sponsors, headlined by Nelson Roberts Investment Advisors. Please take a moment to learn about and thank our business sponsors! Big thanks to Jennifer Bartle and the MPAEF Business team for bringing our generous sponsors on board.
Our community is truly incredible. Thank you for all of your support. Together, we truly rocked the run!  Enjoy the pictures of this amazing event!

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Calling All Middle Schoolers: Does your child use social media? Is it difficult to get him/her off a device for dinner? Do they love watching youtube or gaming? If so, we would like to invite them to be part of our Middle School Advisory Board for  My Digital TAT2 . The Advisory is made up of kids from around the Bay Area who are interested in sharing their experience and helping to create and promote positivity online. We meet in downtown Palo Alto once/month. Contact for more information. Please spread the word!  #forwardkindness#stoptheshade2k17  

Digital Dialogue: A Workshop for Tweens and Parents: June 13, 7:00 p.m. The founders of My Digital TAT2 , Erica Pelavin, LCSW, PhD and Gloria Moskowitz-Sweet, LCSW, PPSC, present a lively, informative, and interactive workshop. This workshop brings tweens and parents together to facilitate and improve communication around safe, responsible, and conscious digital use. This workshop is open to the public. $50 per person; scholarships are available. Register here.

Help Kids in Grades K-5 with Reading, Writing, Math Next Year: Please join other parents volunteering with All Students Matter  in eastern Menlo Park and East Palo Alto schools. You'll work for an hour in the same classroom once a week, building a relationship with students eager to work with you. You'll have  real impact  in a community where over 80% of students are performing below grade level in reading and math. Email Keri Tully  to start in September; ASM provides training and coordinates everything.

Summer Math Camp: June 26 - July 21, Jordan Middle School, Palo Alto. Our unique math-centered curriculum with Math, English, Science, Art, and Coding lessons (K-8) is designed to boost each student's math potential and prepare for the next school year. Geometry, Algebra II Crash courses, and SAT I Prep offered to qualified 7th - 10th grade students. Free interactive placement test by appointment; half and full day options.  Click here for more information.
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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 the preceding  Wednesday at noon . Please email your submission to . Please 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.

To submit an announcement for an off-campus community event, please email your announcement to The submission deadline is  Wednesday at noon for the following Sunday newsletter. 

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