Monday, October 22
- Basketball Registration Opens on Sportability here
Tuesday, October 23
- Food Drive, through November 1
- Drop-off from 8:00 - 8:20 a.m., PAC
- During School Hours, Hillview Office
After-School Chorus, Tuesdays
3:15 - 4:15 p.m., Music Room
Thursday, October 25
- Hillview Service Team Meeting, Lunchtime, PAC
- Special Preview of My Fair Lady - Free to Hillview Students, 7:30 p.m., Woodside Community Theater
Sunday, October 28
- Basketball Registration Continues on Sportability here
- Food Drive, through November 1
- Drop-off From 8:00 - 8:20 a.m., PAC
- During School Hours, Hillview Office
Thursday, November 1
Saturday, November 10
- Boys Basketball Evaluations, time and location TBA
Sunday, November 11
- Girls Basketball Evaluations, time and location TBA
Monday, November 12
Tuesday, November 13
- AMC 8 Math Contest, 3:15 - 4:10 p.m., Rm G2, Hillview
School Board Meeting
Tuesday, October 23, 5:00 p.m., TERC Building, 181 Encinal Avenue, Atherton, CA 94027.
The Hillview administrative team will be presenting the 2018-2019 Site Plan during the school board meeting. Come hear our goals and plans for school improvement.
Halloween Costume Dress Code
Halloween is coming up! We want to remind everyone that the Dress for Success norms still apply. We want all students to know that any weapons (real or fake) associated with costumes are not allowed at school. Costumes that are offensive or target race, sexual orientation, gender identity, etcetera are not permitted. For students who have questions about appropriate costumes, ask Mr. Chui or Ms. O'Brien for help.
Student Conduct Reminder
For parents and students looking to get a refresher on our student policies and expectations, visit our website here and the 2018-2019 Student and Parent Handbook here.
Hillview Basketball Volunteer Coaching Positions
After-school sports would like to fill the coaching positions soon. For a fulfilling experience, c
onsider donating your time and passion for basketball to your students.
We are excited for a great season of girls and boys basketball. C
ontact Huck Hunt, athletic director
Tuesday, November 13, 3:15 - 4:10 p.m., Room G2, Hillview
Does your student want to get involved in a nation-wide math competition that involves problem-solving skills in a timed format? The AMC 8 contest is a timed math competition (in an exam-like format) that over 170,000 students from over 2,300 schools participated in last year. Students compete for both local and national awards.
Contact Mr. Doroquez (Mr. D) here or talk to him at his classroom - Room G2. Additional information available here and on Edmodo. Register for the contest through your Edmodo class with the group code: ikkaac.
Programs & Activities
Hillview After-School Chorus
Come sing with us!
Tuesdays 3:15 - 4:15 p.m. and Thursdays 2:40 - 3:40 p.m. for an hour after school. The Hillview Chorus is actively seeking new members. If you like to sing, come on by! You are welcome to stop by and try it out? Chorus is open to all grade levels 6 - 8. It is a fun group and we will also be going to Disneyland with the Band and Orchestra in the Spring.
Special Preview of My Fair Lady - Free to Hillview Students
Thursday, October 25, 7:30 p.m., Woodside Community Theater
A wonderful production, with elegant costumes, a 26-piece orchestra, and an incredible cast. Mr. Vaughan and Ms. Connelly, who taught science and Spanish last year at Hillview, are in the cast. We have been rehearsing at Hillview since August. As a show of appreciation for letting the company use our great facilities, they have offered a free preview performance to all Hillview students. Bring your Hillview ID. Accompanying adults are asked to make a $15 donation. More information and general ticket information
Fun Music Facts - Did You Know?
Music provides all of these 21st-century skills:
- Creativity - Students learn to think about problems from a variety of viewpoints and increase their problem-solving skills.
- Collaboration - Through working together to create a finished product, students learn to incorporate different approaches and to leverage individual strengths for a higher-quality outcome.
- Confidence - Through consistent performance for their peers and for audiences, music study helps students develop greater confidence in themselves and their abilities.
- Critical Thinking - Through the creative process, students strengthen their skills in synthesizing and evaluating information, and apply these skills to changing their assumptions and actions.
Keep your st
udent involved in music! Music is a life skill!
Food Drive Benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank
October 15 through November 1, 8:00 - 8:20 a.m., in the PAC lobby or anytime during school hours in the school
office. Place cans in a clearly marked bag for 6th, 7th, or 8th grade (so we can award spirit
The most needed ite
re canned tuna, chicken, or salmon, peanut butter
, meals in a can (like soup, stew, and chili,) low sodium canned vegetables, and cereal boxes. We will not be accepting any items packaged in glass, rice, or any candy or sweetened drinks.
Our goal this year is 3500 items! CAN we do it? This is a great cause and a friendly spirit competition between 6th-, 7th-, and 8th-grade students. Thank you for your help in this annual tradition where our Hillview community typically places among the leaders in the Bay Area and has been awarded Bronze and Silver status for our generosity every year since 2006. For more information, visit the Second Harvest Food Bank
Hillview Service Team
To the students who turned out last week to assemble over 100 dog and cat toys! Students will bring the toys to Pets in Need on Thursday, October 25 and Thursday, November 1. The students will get a tour of the shelter and meet the animals! A third visit is being planned due to overwhelming response from the kids.
Love learning about animal service? Want to cheer up a serviceman abroad with some halloween treats? Join our next few lunchtime club meetings to delve more into animal service dogs, learn about Operation Smile, and upcoming events!
Hillview After-School Sports
Basketball Season Coming Up
Girls and Boys Basketball registration will open on Sportability
on Monday, October 22 through November 1. Evaluations and team selection will take place:
- Saturday, November 10 for Boys Basketball
- Sunday, November 11 for Girls Basketball
Be sure to sign up when registration opens and be ready for league games to start the week of December 3.
-Hillview sports emphasizes player participation, safe and fair play, and overall fun.
Get Your Halloween Essentials - Good Eggs
Join this week - from pumpkins to pies to baked goods and candy, get everything you need for Halloween delivered.
All month long during October and November, 5% of every grocery order you place on Good Eggs will go back to the Menlo Park Atherton Education Foundation! New customers receive $15 off their first order and if 20 new customers join the fundraiser from Hillview - MPAEF gets a $500 bonus!
How to join the fundraiser:
- Visit the website here.
- Enter the code MPAEFHILLVIEW, and click "Shop Now."
- Add your groceries to your GoodEggs basket and simply check out.
31 Fun Halloween Costume Ideas for Families
Need help deciding what to be for Halloween? Check out our Halloween Costume list here of some classic and popular costume ideas that your kids (or your whole family) might love.
Plus if you buy your costumes online it supports the MPAEF at the same time. Click any of the costume ideas here, then just complete your purchase online on the next page - that's it! A portion of your purchase will automatically be sent to the MPAEF to support Menlo Park City School District.
We want to take the opportunity to show our appreciation for our business and realtor partners in the community. Thank you for your support!
Caitlin Darke, Alain Pinel Realtors here
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage here
Darcy Gamble, Alain Pinel Realtors here
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Time To Vote! If you are uncertain about voting in the November 6 election, here are some opportunities to learn more. Presented by the League of Women Voters of South San Mateo County, a non-partisan organization, which helps to educate community members on candidates running for election and on the ballot propositions. Join us at these events:
- Monday, October 22, 7:00 - 8:30pm, Little House, 800 Middle Ave, Menlo Park Candidate Forum for Menlo Park City Council, District 4
- Tuesday, October 24, 7:00 p.m., Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma St, Menlo Park, California Ballot Propositions Pros and Cons
Bellarmine Information Reception Tuesday, October 23, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., 1100 Arbor Road, Menlo Park. You are invited to attend an information event at the home of a current student's parents. Join the President of Bellarmine, Director of Admissions, current students, and parents of the area to learn about the Bellarmine experience. Refreshments will be served. Kindly RSVP to Lauren Madison here or call 408-537-9259 by Sunday, October 21.
Health Connected Family Talk: Puberty Wednesday, October 24, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m., Palo Alto Medical Foundation 795 El Camino Real, Hearst Conference Center, Jamplis Building, Palo Alto. In a relaxed and friendly setting, parents and their children share, laugh and learn about the physical changes of puberty together. Recommended for children aged 10-12. Families of all
welcome! Limited tickets here, $25 per family. Come and begin a conversation that lasts a lifetime!
Atherton Halloween Party Friday, October 26, 3:00 - 6:00 p.m., 2 Dinkelspiel Station, Atherton Students in the M-A High School Leadership Class have designed and built a haunted house in the old Atherton Library Building, intended for ages 6-12. There will be story time, a photo booth, a pumpkin station, imagination playground, costumes, balloon makers, a jumpy house, music, prizes, and ice cream truck, donuts, coffee, cookies, and beverages. We encourage everyone to show up in costume and we hope to see you all there!
Junípero Serra High School Preview Monday, November 12, 7:00 p.m., Home of Kelly and Michael Morehead. Learn why Junípero Serra High School could be the right choice for your son during the transformative years of high school, when character is shaped and foundational values are determined. Come meet Serra students, parents, and teachers who will speak to the rigor of the academics, the extracurricular programs, and the legendary Serra brotherhood. Register here.
Stanford Brexfit LAB Recruiting volunteers for a brain and exercise study. We are looking for adolescents aged 12-17 years old with or without attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to take part in a neuroimaging research study exploring the effects of cycling=exercise upon brain function. The study involves 3 sessions lasting up to 3 hours. Participants will receive $50 Amazon voucher. Sessions will be arranged at times convenient for you (weekdays, after-school, and holidays). More information here.
Redwood National Junior Basketball Winter Season
egistration is now open here. Our focus is on skills-based instruction, personal growth, and positive competition for kids from 1st through 8th grades in Menlo Park, Atherton, Portola Valley, Woodside, or East Palo Alto. The season runs from November through February.
Summer 2019 Italy Trip Hillview Social Studies teachers Marianne Santo and Mike Rogers will be taking students and parents on an educational tour to Italy during summer break June 2019. Email Ms. Santo and Mr. Rogers here
. There are a limited number of spots available and registration ends soon! (
Be advised, this trip is not sponsored by Hillview Middle School or by Menlo Park City School District.
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