In This Issue
Academic support
Lost and Found
Applying Private School

8th-Grade Grad Party

Parent Education 
Bike Rodeo

Survey Link
Gift Card Drive
Halloween Candy Drive
After-School Sports
Basketball Teams
Volleyball Playoffs

Donor Roll Categories
MPAEF Auction Party
Job Opportunity

 Community News
Q uick Links

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This Week ThisWeek
Sunday, November 5
  • Mandatory Team-Placement Workout for After-School 8th-Grade Basketball Boys and Girls, 8:30 - 10:45 a.m.
Wednesday, November 8
  • Parent Education Speaker Series "Anxiety and Depression in Teenagers," 6:30 p.m., Hillview PAC
Friday, November 10
  • No School - Veterans Day

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Tuesday, November 14
  • School Board Meeting, 5:00 p.m., TERC
Wednesday, November 15
  • LunchMaster BBQ, 11:40 a.m., Hillview Quad
Thursday, November 16
  • District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC),
    5:30 - 7:30 p.m., TERC
Friday, November 17
  • End of First Trimester
  • Turkey Trot PE
Wednesday, November 22 - Friday, November 24
  • Thanksgiving Break
Monday, November 27
  • No School - Staff Work Day
Monday, December 11 - Friday, December 15
  • ASB Spirit Week
Thursday, December 21
  • Minimum Day - Students are dismissed at 11:20 a.m.

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After-School Academic Support
Your student can get additional support with academics hereHillview offers several programs to help students boost their learning. 

Lost and Found
Before Thanksgiving break e verything in the lost and found will be donated . Come by November 16 and look for your lost item located outside of the Student Center.

Applying to Private School
If your student is applying to private school for 2018-19 school year, there is a process that Hillview requires you to follow listed here including the submission of the Student Information Form here. The final deadline for this information is December 1. The teachers and office would greatly appreciate receiving the information before Thanksgiving. This allows us time to provide meaningful and rich information to your student's prospective schools as well as meet the application deadlines. If you are applying to schools that DO NOT use the Ravenna electronic system, you will need to provide the office with stamped envelopes, pre-addressed with the receiving school's information.

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8th-Grade Graduation Party
Thank you to those who volunteered...we look forward to celebrating them at the 2018 Graduation Party and Dance.

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Parent Education
"Anxiety and Depression in Teenagers," Wednesday, November 8, 2017, at 6:30 p.m., Hillview PAC.  Jacob Towery, MD, has observed an increase in depression and anxiety his own practice. Screen time, for example, has been negatively affecting teens' sleep and attention. He offers parents concrete advice around modeling behavior and managing screen time.

Dr. Towery is Adjunct Clinical Faculty, Stanford University Department of Psychiatry, and author of "The Anti-Depressant Book: A Practical Guide for Teens and Young Adults to Overcome Depression and Stay Healthy."  Books, Inc. will be selling, and Dr. Towery will be signing, his book at this event, which is geared towards parents/adults. Join us!

Read more about children and mental health, including a multi-angled article from teens for teens, written by the student journalists at M-A. 

Hillview 6th-Grade Bike Rodeo 
Wednesday, November 8 through Thursday, November 9, 2017. Hillview is holding a bike rodeo for 6th graders during P.E. class. Menlo Park Police officers will lead the event. They need extra hands to make the event go smoothly  Parent volunteers will group kids at different stations. It's a great chance to see your 6th grader during school and win civic brownie points. There will be a pizza lunch for volunteers between 11:00 a.m. and noon. to volunteer see  here .

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Programs & Activities Programs 

Hillview Student Parent Survey Link
Last year, Randeep Nandal, Hillview ASB Vice President, ran for office on a platform that included a promise to work on having the school day start later. In order to explore the viability of this plan, he has developed a survey here to gauge the thoughts of parents, students, and staff. Randeep's efforts are supported by the Hillview administration, but please know that while your responses are welcome, they will not commit us to any particular path. Any changes would require a recommendation from the MPCSD Board of Trustees.

Service Team
Gift Card Drive supporting North Bay fire victims through November 17. This effort is being done throughout the Menlo Park Schools in cooperation with the Menlo Park City Police Department. There is an envelope in the office to collect the gift cards of any amount. Suggested stores: Safeway, Target, and Starbucks.

Halloween Candy Drive through Wednesday, November 8, to support our troops through Operation Gratitude. Drop off Halloween candy in the marked bin in the office.

Disaster Relief 
Thanks to our Hillview community of students and family for making the Disaster Relief Event such a success. We raised over $7,200 for the American Red Cross - Wildfire Relief Fund.

After-School Sports
Flag Football  
Flag Football Season is now officially over. We thank players, coaches, parents, opponents, and officials for making this a successful season. Players should return their jerseys to the front Hillview office now.

Girls Volleyball  
7th grader playoffs:  
  • Monday, November 6
    • HV5 (Nelson/Marini) vs HV4 (Patrick/Hamilton) at 3:45 p.m.
    • HV1 (Hoyem/McClanahan) vs HV3 (Kerr/Cronin) at 4:30 p.m.
    • Winners of the first two games at 5:15 p.m.
8th grader final games:
  • Monday, November 6, final League games
  • Monday, November 13, playoffs 
6th graders league games:
  • Tuesday, November 7 and Tuesday, November 14
  • Thursday, November 16, playoffs

Mandatory Basketball Team-Placement Workouts for all Hillview teams
  • Sunday, November 5
    • 8:30 - 9:30 a.m., 8th-grade Boys
    • 9:45 - 10:45 a.m., 8th-grade Girls
All players will get their placement by Tuesday, November 7. Practice will start the week of November 20. League games will start in early December for 6th/7th grade. 8th-grade league will begin Monday, December 18. Players are expected to attend practice regularly. Players who have not yet signed-up can be placed on a waiting list  here. We will do our best to get you on a team.

Scholarships are available for all Hillview-supported sports.  Refund deadline for After-School Basketball has passed. There are no more refunds. We thank you for understanding.

For more information regarding these programs, click  here to contact Harry Bell, Athletic Director, at 650-483-4049 or here to contact Matt Ericksen, PTO Registration Coordinator.

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Thank You!
Thank you to everyone who participated in the MPAEF annual parent campaign by November 3. We had a wonderful showing from all our parents and appreciate your support of our kids and our schools. Our MPAEF fundraising continues through the rest of the school year, so if you haven't had a chance to donate or would like to increase your donation there's still time! Click here!

We will publish our official results after receiving the many corporate matches and other generous company donations that are still coming in.

We have revised our 2017-18 donor roll categories here and will update it shortly. The donor roll will be printed in the Auction Catalog and sent home with each child this spring as well as available on our website.

Let's Get this Party Started! MPAEF Auction Party March 10, 2018!
Join the auction committee and help plan the MPAEF Auction. You will have input (and the inside scoop!) on this must-attend event. Big jobs, small jobs, sales, marketing and administrative jobs, during the day, in the evening...we have something for everyone. Contact us for first dibs on auction committee gigs, email Stacey here  or Amy here .

Join the MPAEF Team!
MPAEF is seeking a part-time office administrator who is passionate about education and believes in the value of providing an excellent public-school education for our kids. Reporting to the Foundation Director, the Office Administrator's primary role is to execute the daily operations of the organization, including donor tracking and management, finance, event coordination, outreach and communications. This is a part-time position that will work in tandem with a second part-time Office Administrator, already on staff at the Foundation. For the job description and to be considered for this position, email your cover letter and resume here to Carrie by November 9, 2017. 

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Community News communitynews      

Stanford's Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences Research  CIBSR is recruiting for a Social Skills study. We are looking for boys aged 8-18 with a developmental or intellectual disability to take part in a research study investigating the effect of behavioral training methods on duration of social gaze. Participation includes a visit to Stanford for 3-4 days, cognitive testing, two optional MRI scans, and social skills training with a behaviorist. See here f or more information.

Stanford Sleep Medicine Center Looking for Participants  Does your adolescent (age 13-17 years old) have symptoms of Restless Leg Syndrome? They may be eligible to participate in a clinical trial at the Stanford Sleep Medicine Center regarding an investigational medication that may be able to treat their condition. Participants will receive extensive sleep evaluation and reimbursement for participation. For more information, email Polina Davidenko here .

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