In This Issue
Tdap Vaccination
Amici's Fundraiser
Yearbook Order

Exceptional Volunteer
District Council
District Re-Enrollment
AfterSchool Programs
Wrestling/Mat Club
Environmental Club
Register Now
 -May Madness 

Get Ready to Run
Easter Shopping
Realtor Partners

Q uick Links

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Monday, March 26
  • Mindfulness Lesson Number 4
  • Hillview After-School Program Registration, Open Now
  • 6th-Grade Student Vaccination - Action Required
Tuesday, March 27
  • Fundraiser for Hillview Grad-Night, 11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., Amici's, Downtown Menlo Park
  • Washington D.C. Trip - Mandatory Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Hillview PAC
Friday, March 30
  • No School - Staff Professional Work Day
  • 2018 Schoolhouse Rocks Run and Festival, 12:00 noon, Early Registration
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Sunday, April 1
  • Service Award Nominations for Exceptional Volunteers -  Due 
Monday, April 2
  • Hillview Second Trimester Report Cards, Mailed Home
  • MPCSD Re-Enrollment Begins
Tuesday, April 3
  • School Board Meeting, 5:00 - 10:00 p.m., TERC
Monday, April 9 - Friday, April 13
  • No School - Spring Break
Saturday, April 28
  • Hillview Environmental Club, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., San Francisquito Creek, Palo Alto

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Action Required! Parents of Current 6th-Grade Students
Whooping Cough (Pertussis) Tdap Vaccination required.  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 website (see link below.)

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.

Hillview Grad Night Fundraiser  
Tuesday, March 27, 11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., at Amici's. Come support the 8th-grade class, enjoy lunch, dinner, or takeout. Let Amici's know you are supporting the Hillview Grad Night effort and a portion will support Grad Night. Thank you Amici's! And thank you Hillview Families!

Our 8th-grade students will celebrate the end of middle school! The 8th-grade parents are planning and funding a party immediately following the formal graduation commencement ceremony. The evening includes dancing, food and beverages, and many fun entertainment activities.  We suggest a $50 contribution per 8th-grade student, however, as little or as much as your family can offer will be greatly appreciated. Y ou may check to see whether you have already donated by emailing Rina Balogh here Learn more about the event and donate here. Thank you for your  support! We will be hosting another fundraiser  Tuesday, April 24, from 
4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Chipotle, Stanford Shopping Center.

Last Call for Yearbooks!
Don't let your student get caught without a yearbook at the end of the year!   If you purchased an ASB card, then your student automatically gets a yearbook.   If your student doesn't have an ASB card, or you would like a second yearbook, order one online today.   Supplies are limited, and we will sell out quickly.  Visit the yearbook website here and enter school code 10070 to purchase a yearbook for $45.   The price will increase to $55 on April 16 until we sell out. For q uestions regarding yearbook orders, contact Amy Kingsley, yearbook advisor here.

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Service Award Nominations - for Exceptional Volunteer! 
Nominations due Sunday, April 1. N ominate an individual, complete the nomination form online here Each year our District is fortunate to have parents, teachers, staff, and community volunteers give generously their time, skills, and creativity to our schools. Many programs would not exist if not for this formidable group of volunteers, the "Pillars of our Community." Honorary Service Awards (HSAs) and School Service Awards (SSAs) recognize individuals who have contributed in an extraordinary way to our District. Please take a moment to nominate someone you know who goes above and beyond to make a difference in our schools. 

District Council Nominating Committee - Volunteers
Would you like to have a bird's-eye view of what is happening in our district? The search for MPCSD volunteers to serve on next year's District Council is underway. The District Council exists to foster cooperative relationships among the Laurel, Encinal, Oak Knoll, and Hillview PTOs, the MPAEF, the Principals, the District office, and the School Board in order to facilitate communication and collaboration in the District. If you are interested, please contact the nominating committee here.

Re-Enrollment for 2018 - 2019 Begins 
Monday, April 2. To help our schools and district better plan and prepare for the upcoming 2018 - 2019 school year, our annual re-enrollment process will begin April 2 and close on April 20.  On Monday, April 2, all parents of current K - 7 grade students will receive their student's re-enrollment notification email from SchoolMint. Parents will be asked to complete their student's re-enrollment no later than Friday, April 20. 

Even though your plans for next year may not be finalized, complete the re-enrollment process. You always have the option of contacting our Registrar to update your enrollment status.  After April 23, parents who have not completed their student's re-enrollment will be required to schedule an appointment with the registrar to re-verify their student's information and submit new proof of residency as part of completing their student's re-enrollment for the 2018 -2019 school year.  If you have any questions about this process, contact the District Registrar   here .

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After-School Programs
Register for PTO-Sponsored Spring Programs!   
The links below will provide more about each program including a course description, registration links, and pricing information. Note that each program will only be offered if the minimum student enrollment is reached. Contact Hillview PTO After-School Programs Coordinator, Jamey Hawkins  here.

Monday: Coding Python Level I here, Coding Python Level II here, Mat Club/Wrestling here
Tuesday: Speech and Debate here
Wednesday: Bookopolis Book Club here, Spring Master Cooking (information coming,) Mat Club/Wrestling here, Mandarin here, Writing Workouts here 
Thursday: Writing Workouts here
Friday: Currently no scheduled programs

Wrestling Program/Mat Club
Mat Club mission is to help you become more athletic, stronger, and faster through the high-energy learning experience of wrestling. Our practices consist of constant movement, strength training, flexibility, and dynamic agility exercises. By the end of six weeks you will have basic defense and offense skills such as a double-leg takedown, arm throw, and escapes. Invite your friends! You will need partners! Practices consist of a significant amount of partner workouts such as having to lift, roll, and carry your partner across the mat. We play games such as the Queen/King of the mat, Sumo, mat ball. As a team, we will have an opportunity to compete in tournaments or against local teams. Join us for the most fun and challenging workout of your life! Girls are especially encouraged as wrestling is the fastest growing sport nationwide. Get more information and register here. C ontact Abby Ericson here with any questions!  See you there!

Environmental Club
Service Opportunity at San Francisquito Creek!
Saturday, April 28 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. in Palo Alto. All families welcome! Block H points available for students. Join Hillview Environmental Club as we restore San Francisquito Creek. We will bioengineer the banks of the creek (build structures out of willow and other natural materials) to prevent erosion along the creek. We will also explore the creek and discuss ways to keep our creeks healthy. Use Eventbrite to sign up and get more information here. The password is "willow." Questions, contact Hillview teacher Julie Hilborn here. Hope to see you there!

After-School Sports
The basketball season is now over. We thank all players, coaches, coordinator, supporting parents, family, and friends for all their efforts in another successful season.

Boys Volleyball 
Practices continue for the second week.

Tennis Program
Practices and matches continue.

Track registration open here.  The school track program is joined with Woodside Elementary, La Entrada, and Corte Madera schools.


May Madness Basketball - registration is open here.

For information about after-school sports, contact Harry Bell here or call 650 483-4049 or Matt Ericksen here.

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Get Ready to Rock this Run!
Sunday, May 20, 9:00 a.m. at Hillview Middle School, t he 2018 Schoolhouse Rocks Run and Festival.  Join us for a 5K Race or Fun Run and celebrate afterwards at our Festival, complete with jumpy houses, rock climbing wall, kids' zone, food trucks, a DJ and more! Bring the whole family, this is an event not to be missed! Support our district schools and Rock this Run!

Mark Your Calendars!
  • Tickets go on sale on March 30 at noon
  • Early registration ends and prices go up after April 18
  • Register to become a Family Sponsor by April 18
  • Visit  herefor more information and to purchase tickets
Help Make this Run Rock
Do you, your friends or your family live along the Race Course? Be a Course Monitor! See the map below.  There are many volunteer opportunities both before and during the run and Festival. Email here to learn more! 

Celebrating Easter? Get your baskets and goodies at Target or See's Candy. Celebrating Spring? Shop for new clothes at Old Navy, Bloomingdale's and Nordstrom Rack. There are 83 great retailers to choose from, all while supporting your child's school. Shop through this link here and retailers will give back up to 8% of your purchase to Menlo Park Schools! 

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






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M-A High School Dance Team Show and Fundraiser, April 5, 6:30 p.m., M-A PAC.  Favorite dances from football and basketball seasons, senior captains' dance!  Delicious home-baked treats will be for sale, deals on local restaurants and retailers in the Silent Auction. Tickets available online here.

Storyteller John Weaver, "Strange Journeys", April 5, 4:00 p.m., Menlo Park Public Library. Professional storyteller John Weaver will share tales especially for listeners in elementary school and above. Information here.

Summer Camps
Galileo Summer Quest, June 18 - August 3, Hillview Middle School. At Galileo, we mix day camp fun with hands-on projects in fields from science and engineering to the visual and culinary arts. Supported by the best staff around. Galileo Summer Quest here (entering 5th - 8th grades) emerging as confident creators ready to turn their ideas into reality. In order to make our program available for all, we are awarding financial assistance scholarships here

Academic Youth Development Summer Intern The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Peninsula (BGCP) is looking for summer interns (rising 9th graders only) to implement a summer academic and enrichment program for elementary school kids. BGCP internships provide practical experience for job training and college preparation, as well as, eligibility for national service awards. Learn more here. Apply here. Email Jenny Saba with any questions here.

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