In This Issue
Book Giveaway
Lost and Found
Site Council
D.C. / NY Meeting
8th-Grade Info

Book Fair
Science Winners
PTO Meeting

Youth Bus Pass
Service Winners

Relay for Life
Talent Show Tickets
After-School Sports

Schoolhouse 5K

Q uick Links

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This Week ThisWeek 

Monday, May 13
  • Hillview Book Fair - Volunteers needed! Sign up here
  • ASB Talent Show Tickets here
Tuesday, May 14
  • Hillview Site Council, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m., Hillview office
  • Washington D.C./New York, trip Informational Meeting, 6:30 p.m., PAC
Wednesday, May 15 - Thursday, May 16
  • 8th-grade CAST testing, during science classes 
Thursday, May 16
  • Relay for Life, mandatory meeting, lunchtime, PAC
Friday, May 17 - Saturday, May 18
  • Hillview Talent Show, 6:15 - 9:00 p.m., PAC 
Monday, May 20 - Thursday, May 23
  • Hillview Book Fair, open before school, brunch, lunch and after school, Hillview Library
Wednesday, May 22 
  • Hillview PTO General Meeting, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m., large conference room Hillview
  • Hillview Spring Concert, 6:30 p.m., Hillview PAC
Thursday, May 23 
  • Hillview Book Fair, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., library
  • Hillview Open House, 6:30 p.m., Hillview campus
  • Book Give Away, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., gym and D building
  • Bake Sale, benefiting the 2019 graduating class
Monday, May 27
  • No School, Memorial Day
Tuesday, June 4
  • School Board Meeting - Regular, 6:00 - 10:00 p.m., TERC, 181 Encinal Avenue, Atherton
Wednesday, June 5
  • Decades Dance Show, time TBA, Hillview PAC
  • No Block Day
  • PTO Executive Board Meeting, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m., large conference room Hillview
Thursday, June 6
  • No Block Day
Monday, June 10
  • 8th-Grade Awards Assembly, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m., Hillview PAC

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Hillview School News  hillviewschoolnews
Book Give Away
Thursday, May 23, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., between gym and D building
Hillview will be giving away obsolete and damaged instructional materials, textbooks, and English language novels at the upcoming Hillview Open House. All are free for the taking. Come with your own bags and enjoy our collection of books that are looking for a new home.

Lost and Found
Tuesday, June 11
The last donation for the school year is coming, collect your clothes before they are donated.

Hillview Site Council Meeting and Election
Tuesday, May 14, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m., Hillview Office
Comprised of Hillview parents, teachers, staff and students, the Site Council meets monthly to develop and evaluate progress on school-wide goals. The agenda is available here. Elections for the 2019-2021 term will be held at 5:00 p.m. in the Hillview conference room. All parent nominees are asked to attend, and all interested Hillview parents are welcome to participate in the election and site council meeting. Questions? Contact Theanne Thomson here.  

Washington D.C./New York Trip  Informational Meeting
Tuesday, May 14, 6:30 p.m., Hillview PAC
Attention Class of 2020! Interested in spending your spring break making some fantastic memories with your friends? Come join us on the Washington D.C. / New York Trip and you will have memories to last a lifetime. If you are interested in learning more about the trip, join us at the meeting. If you have any questions, contact Ms. Malquist   here

Information for 8th-Grade Parents
8th-Grade Awards Assembly
Monday, June 10 from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m., Hillview PAC 
Families of those 8th-grade students recognized by departments and the faculty will be notified if their students will be honored. This date was TBD in our recent 8th-Grade End-of-Year Events Notice here.

Baked Goods for 8th-Grade Fundraiser at Open House
Thursday, May 23
We are raising funds to cover graduation expenses and need a bunch of homemade baked goods for the Hillview Open House. Help us create an awesome graduation experience for your student. The sign-up sheet is here and direct any questions to Kelley McGrath here .   

Volunteers for 8th-Grade BBQ
Friday, June 7
We are seeking parent volunteers to assist with the 8th-Grade BBQ, a fun Hillview tradition. This year, the lunchtime event will be catered by The Dutch Goose. The entire graduating class will attend. If you have a few hours of your time to donate, help is needed with set-up, clean-up, serving, and prep. Email event lead, Regina Riviello here for more information.

Promotion Ceremony Details and Other End of Year Notes
A letter from Willy Haug, Principal, with essential information about the 8th-grade promotion ceremony and other end-of-year events, and links to graduation gown ordering, the Great America field trip, and much more here

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Hillview PTO News 
Hillview Book Fair  - Volunteers Needed!
Monday, May 20 - Thursday, May 23
This is a PTO-sponsored event and we need your help. Sign up here to help with set-up on Friday, May 17, take-down on Friday May 24, and running the registers during the week of the Book Fair. Questions? Contact Laurel Holman here or Tanya Dodge here.

Hillview PTO Congratulates Houjun Liu and Eri Maeda!
8th-grade student, Eri Maeda, won first place in the San Mateo County STEAM Fair and 3rd place in the Regional STEM Fair with her science project, "The Art of Skipping Stones."  
8th-grade student, Houjun "Jack" Liu, won third place at the state-wide Science and Engineering Fair held in Los Angeles last week. Read the summary of Jack's project, "Observing Behavior of Actor-Critic Driven Disturbance Agents on Cryptocurrency Exchanges" here. Congratulations, Jack and Eri!

Hillview PTO General Meeting and Proposed Hillview PTO Executive Board Slate for 2019-20
The Hillview PTO Nominating Committee is pleased to present the slate for the 2019-20 Hillview PTO Executive Board.
The PTO General Membership will vote on this slate of officers at the Hillview PTO General Meeting,  Wednesday, May 22, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m., in the Hillview large conference room.

Co-Presidents:  Carolyn Kryger and Liliana Perazich
Co-Vice Presidents:  Alison Matthews and Tricia Mulcahy
Treasurer:  Claudia Tedesco
Vice Treasurer:  Jennifer Roberts
Financial Secretary:  Nayoung Suh
Recording Secretary:  Katherine Robinson
Communications Chair:  Emily Record
Auditor:  Allison Marakovic
Volunteer Coordinator:  Emily Robinson
After-School Programs Coordinator:  Patricia Zahedani
After-School Sports Coordinator:  Ward Bullard and Derrik Shirley
Parliamentarian:  Suzanne Watson

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MPCSD News  mpcsdnews
2019 Reclassification Ceremony
Tuesday, May 7, 6:00 p.m., Encinal School, small multipurpose building
MPCSD will be celebrating another important step in the successful academic career of our students. This ceremony is the official presentation for our English learners who have met the requirements for being reclassified to English Proficient. Congratulations to our students and families for all their dedication and hard work!

Transportation Message from the Superintendent
The 2019 SamTrans Summer Youth Pass (SYP) goes on sale May 21, and we're reaching out to parents about this heavily discounted bus pass. The SYP is only $40 and is good for unlimited rides on any SamTrans route for kids 18 years and younger from June 1 through August 31. Details about the Summer Youth Pass are online  here.

2018-19 MPCSD Service Award Winners
Join us in congratulating our 2018-19 Menlo Park City School District service award winners. These are parents, community members, teachers, and staff who have gone above and beyond to help our schools and district. Many school programs would not exist were it not for this talented and dedicated group of volunteers.  
District Council 
District Service Award (new award for 2018-19. Congratulations to the Launch Team for the One Community Campaign): Alexandra Norcross, Astor Toyos, Azadeh Rasmussen, Ben Wang, Carolyn Kryger, Carrie Chen, Erik Burmeister, Eunice Cardenas, Franci Maletis, James Loftus, Janelle McCombs, Jenny Buddin, Jessica Gilmartin, Jill Vizas, John Donald, Joy Shih, Julie Borra, Karen Dearing, Katie Gardner, Katherine Bicer, Katie Rottier, Kelly Parisi, Ken Scheible, Ken Wang, Lil Perazich, Paige Arata, Parke Treadway, Sarah Sobel, Sarah Thayer, Stacey Wueste, Stacy Bissell, Suzanne Yonkers, Teresa Kwon, Tracy Roeder
Golden Oak Awards : Joan Lambert, Terry Thygessen
President's Award: Janelle McCombs

Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation
Honorary Service Awards: Colleen Cutcliffe, Darcy Gamble, Jaime D'Allesandro, Jessica Gilmartin, Maria Lehmkuhl, Sarah Thayer
Continuing Service Award: Alison Poirier, Bill Thompson
President's Awards: Astor Toyos, Katie Rottier

Hillview Middle School
Honorary Service Awards: Anna Kogan, Carolyn Kryger, Danielle O'Brien, Johanna Woll, Julia Molise, Matt Ericksen, Mimi Nguyen
Continuing Service Awards: Anneliese Abdella, Claudia Tedesco, Emily Moberg Robinson, Liliana Perazich,  Stacey Bissell, Tamara Russel
Golden Oak Awards:  Alice Hom, Gina Skinner, John Donald, Theanne Thompson
President's Awards: Laura Paul, Suzanne Watson

Encinal Elementary School
Honorary Service Awards: Avani Khatri, Bob Rider, Laura Wiggs, Noelle Johnstone, Sara Salmon, Sima Westwood
Continuing Service Award: Alicia Payton, Amy McGaraghan, Sara Davis Teeple
Golden Oak Awards: Kathleen Russell, Margie Rubin
President's Award: Eunice Cardenas Schneider, Ken Scheible

Laurel Elementary School
Honorary Service Awards: Deany Brady, Juliana Johnson, Justina Cortes, James Loftus, Molly Kossow
Continuing Service Award: Caryn Wasserstein
Golden Oak Awards: Charlene Mattos, Judy Fairbrother, Kathy Orciuoli, Renee Pyle, Ruth Peterson
President's Awards: Azadeh Rasmussen, Ben Wang

Oak Knoll Elementary School
Honorary Service Awards: Becky Bullard, Emily Record, Hope Scheid, Jenny Ryan, Renee Gorzynski Bache
Continuing Service Awards: Alison Matthews, Karen Clancy, Karen Dearing, Katie Gardner
Golden Oak Award: Caryl Brewbaker, Gina Skinner, Linda Rossi, Renee Lavezzo, Stephenie Chen
President's Award: Jenny Buddin

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Programs & Activities programsandactivities
Hillview Service Team
Relay for Life - Fundraising
We are so proud of our students for raising over $90,000 at Relay for Life last year to fight cancer, and even more excited about this year's group of passionate students. See how you can support your student's cancer fighting efforts here!  

Cancer Survivors
If you are a cancer survivor (or know a cancer survivor) interested in walking in our survivor lap or saying a few words at Relay for Life, email here.

Hillview ASB 
Talent Show 2019 Tickets - Now on Sale!
The ASB proudly presents a talent show variety act that will make you laugh, cringe, and roar with applause as students demonstrate their incredible talent at singing, dancing, music, and so much more! Don't miss this annual community tradition where we gather to celebrate together in an evening guaranteed to please. This year's theme is "HillviewTube Rewind" and don't worry, there are enough pop culture references that adults and children alike will enjoy.  
Both shows typically sell out, so hurry now and get your tickets here. (Note: you have to enter the calendar to see the May 17-18 Talent Show ticket sales after the Mary Poppins image appears).  Direct your questions to Brian Darmanin here .
Hillview After-School Sports
Fall Sports 2019
Boys Flag Football and Girls Volleyball will begin in the Fall. Let us know if your student is interested so we can contact you about Registration Information before school starts. You do not need to make a decision now, just provide your information   here and you will receive fall sports registration information. 
Boys Volleyball
Mon, May 13
5:00 p.m.
Kings Academy
562 N. Britton Ave. Sunnyvale 94085
JV (Home)
Tues, May 14 4:10 p.m. JLS Hillview gym
Varsity (Home)
Tues, May 14
5:15 p.m.
Hillview gym
 ( Volleyball semi-finals, Thursday May 16 - location/teams /times - TBD)

Girls Festival Volleyball

Wed, May 15
4:30 p.m.

Hillview gym

Fri, May 17 4:30 p.m.
Hillview gym

Wed, May 15
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

P arking at M-A
Parking is limited due to the many other programs. Park in the main school lot and walk across campus to the field. Avoid all red zones; you may be towed. We would like emergency services to have a clear path. Keep red zones clear at all times.  

May Madness Basketball - Thank you Coaches!
Thank you to Peter Diepenbrock for volunteering to run the May Madness Basketball program this year.  Shout out to Jeff Bell for assisting. Show these men your appreciation!

Scholarships A pply for a need-based scholarship, email  here Questions regarding sports programs, email  here .

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MPAEF News  mpaefnews 

Online Registration for the run closes Tuesday, May 14 at Noon! Registration here must be completed online by next Tuesday, May 14 at noon or at "Packet Pick Up" on May 17, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. and  May 18, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Fleet Feet (859 Santa Cruz Ave). T-shirt sizes are available on a first come, first served basis this year (except for Family Sponsors). There will be no race-day registration.

We Need 20 More Race Course Monitor Volunteers for the Run!
... or the race won't happen! We're required to have one at each street intersection by City of Menlo Park Police Department and this will be enforced.
  • The volunteer commitment is just 2 hours from 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. at Hillview.
  • High schoolers can pick up extra volunteer hours. Volunteers under the age of 18 just need a parent to sign a waiver form (we can email that out).
  • Volunteers will each get a t-shirt, water and snacks.
Sign up here. We really appreciate your support in making this Run happen!

Questions on volunteering? Email Kristin Gray here For information on the Run, refer  here .

Thank You
We want to take the opportunity to show our appreciation for our business and realtor partners in the community. Thank you for your support!

Keith Willig Landscape here

Kristin Gray, Bespoke Real Estate here

L&P Aesthetics here

Michael Johnston, Broker Associate, Alain Pinel Realtors here

A. Space Gallery here

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Community News   communitynews
Classic Math School Summer Camp Open House Tuesday, May 14, 7:00 p.m., Greene Middle School, 750 North California Ave, Palo Alto. A great opportunity to meet our teachers, learn more about our teaching principles and ideas as well as School-Year-Round programs. After a live presentation, your questions will be answered, while your students will be offered a free Interactive Placement Test. Information here. Light refreshment served. 650-224-4226

Wanted - old laptop computers, working or not, for M-A High PTA computer donation program.  We securely erase your information, repair and refurbish the laptop, and send it home with a needy, hard-working student. Our goal is for every M-A family to have access to one working computer at home. Corporate donations are especially welcome. All donations are tax-deductible; a donation receipt provided. To donate, contact Sue Kayton here or phone 650-853-1711.

Youth Volleyball League Fall 2019 Registration Practice will take place Tuesdays and Saturdays at Mitchell Park in Palo Alto. Registration is open to boys and girls 7-15! For more information regarding schedule and fees visit here or call us toll-free at 888-988-7985.

Summer X-Country Conditioning Program for Kids Do you have an 8th-grader who wants to go out for high school x-country, a high schooler who wants to keep up their conditioning over the summer, or a middle schooler (incoming 7-8th grade) who wants to keep up with their conditioning? StellaFit is offering her summer x-country conditioning program again this summer. Come train with a fun group of runners 3 days a week or just come on the days you can! More information and sign up here.

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