In This Issue
Lunchtime Clubs
Math Clinic Begins
iPad Issues Solved
iClick Retakes

Corporate Match
Hot Lunch
Speaker Series
"Math Mindsets"
Burmeister Committee

Book Donations
Reading Ideas
Mature Content
Quiz Bowl Club
Service Team Meeting

Q uick Links

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Monday, September 24
  • Hillview Lunchtime Clubs Begin This Week
  • Math Clinic - Mondays, 3:20 - 4:45 p.m., Library Conference Room
Tuesday, September 25
  • Math Clinic - Tuesdays, 3:20 - 4:45 p.m., Library Conference Room
  • District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC), 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., District Office, TERC Building, 181 Encinal Avenue
Wednesday, September 26
  • Math Clinic - Wednesdays, 2:45 - 4:30 p.m., Library Conference Room
Thursday, September 27
  • Hillview Service Team Meeting - Pets in Need, Lunchtime, PAC
  • Math Clinic - Thursdays, 2:45 - 4:30 p.m., Library Conference Room

Monday, October 1
  • Photo Retakes with iClick by Appointment Only, 8:30 - 10:30 a.m., Hillview
Wednesday, October 3
  • MPCSD Speaker Series, "Promoting Math Mindsets: Helping Your Child Love and Achieve Highly in Mathematics," 6:30 p.m., Hillview PAC
Friday, October 5
  • Fall Family Movie Night, 5:00 p.m., Hillview Field
Thursday, October 11
  • Hillview Service Team Meeting with Pets in Need, Lunchtime, PAC
Friday, October 12
  • 7/8 Dance, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Hillview PAC
Tuesday, October 16 - Friday, October 19
  • Minimum Days, 8:25 - 11:45 a.m., Middle School Conferences  

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Lunchtime Clubs Start This Week
Monday, September 24, lunchtime. Our Hillview lunchtime clubs will officially begin. We have a number of lunch clubs each day of the week. More information to follow. E ncourage your child to get involved!  
After-School Math Clinic at Hillview
Help and support in math are available at Hillview Math Clinic! Several Hillview math teachers run the Math Clinic each week, Monday through Thursday in the library conference room. Students can drop in with quick questions, sit down to start and finish homework, or get help with material learned in class. It is individual math help for individual math students. Come one day or all days. Come for part of the time or the whole time. Math Clinic is here to help!
  • Mondays and Tuesdays | 3:20 - 4:45 p.m.
  • Wednesdays and Thursdays | 2:45 - 4:30 p.m.
*After-school bus is available for students who need transportation

iPad Issues
We have various ways for students to get help with iPad issues, such as not being able to access the internet at home, or not being able to log in to particular apps. For internet issues, students can see Mr. Benelli in the library during brunch, lunch, and Qu3ST. For app issues, students can see Mr. Doroquez in room G-2 during 7th period. At any other time, students can see Mrs. O'Brien in the office. Email Danielle O'Brien here with questions.  
Photo Retakes
Monday, October 1, 8:30 - 10:30 a.m., iClick will do photo retakes. If you would like a photo retake for your student, schedule an appointment with iClick for that day. Retakes on an appointment basis only. Find your email from iClickSmiles Peninsula and schedule retakes via the email. Pictures are still at a discounted rate on their site until September 27, so snag the early-bird prices while you can.

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Double Your Impact with Corporate Match
Did you know that most employers will match your donation to the PTO and the Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation? Free money to support your child's e
ducation is awesome, and it only takes a few minutes of your time to make it happen. If you've

already donated, contact your company HR department or visit the Matching Gift Search
to see how easy it is to double your impact. And if you haven't donated, what are you waiting for? Visit here  to make your donation of $250/student to the PTO and $1,500/student to the MPAEF today, then submit your corporate match!
Need a tax receipt before November from the PTO for your corporate match? Email  here .

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Time to Order Hot Lunch  
The LunchMaster menu is ready for October orders here
Place a reminder on your calendar -Order Lunchmaster, 4th week of the month. 

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MPCSD Parent Education Speaker Series 
2018 - 2019 Events 
Back with an amazing line-up for the 2018-2019 school year! You'll hear experts discuss relevant issues like math mindsets, anxiety, school violence, smartphones, s
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ocial media, compassion, mental health, and puberty. Our speakers include Jeff Weiner (LinkedIn CEO), Frank DeAngelis (former principal of Columbine High School), Jo Boaler (S
tanford professor of math education), and many others. Check out the event descriptions
and the full schedule on our website here and mark your calendars! You won't want to miss these events! (All events are free to the public and held at the Hillview PAC. Free onsite childcare and
pizza are available for potty-trained children. Light snacks and beverages will be provided for attendees.)

"Promoting Math Mindsets: Helping Your Child Love and Achieve Highly in Mathematics," Wednesday, October 3, 6:30 p.m. at the Hillview PAC., a presentation by Jo Boaler, Professor of Mathematics Education at Stanford, and co-founder and faculty director of youcubed 
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Opportunity to Serve on a Unique Advisory Committee
Friday, October 5 is the deadline to communicate your interest.  Superintendent Erik Burmeister is seeking parent and community members for a Superintendent Advisory Committee. The Committee, known as the Full Funding Advisory Committee, will meet four to six times this fall and winter to provide input in the development of the definition of "fully funded" for MPCSD. As a community-funded district that relies on parcel taxes and foundation-giving for one quarter of the budget, it is essential that we are able to define "fully funded" as it pertains to our children's education. This static benchmark will help us to achieve our targets, now and in the long term. If you have at least a basic understanding of our district funding sources and challenges, join us in this unique committee. Contact Superintendent Burmeister   here for more information. 

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Hillview Library
Thank You for Donations!
The Hillview Library and students want to thank you for donating gently used books at Back to School Night. We collected nearly 100 books! We are still collecting books if you and your students are cleaning out your bookshelves. Send any gently used books to the library. They will be distributed to the classroom to update the classroom libraries.
Looking for a Great Book 
You or your students can find books to read on our library website, we have lists! Take a look here. And Ms. Piombo and Mrs. Mathenia LOVE helping kids find books, so we hope to see them in the library if they need any recommendations.
Mature Content and Language
The Hillview Library offers books with more mature content and language in the Teen section of the library.    
  • 8th-grade students automatically have access to Teen section unless parents opt out their students. You can opt out with the form here
  • 7th-grade students can access the Teen section with the permission slip here
  • 6th-grade students have access to Teen books title by title with parent signature on the form here. 
If you have any questions, contact Tracy Piombo here or Aimee Mathenia here.
Hillview Lunchtime Clubs
Quiz Bowl Club
Tuesdays at lunchtime in the Music Room. Does your student like the TV show Jeopardy? Do they wish they could buzz in to answer? Now they can. Come to the Quiz Bowl club. Our questions are easier than those on the TV show, and they cover a wide variety of topics. Have students bring their lunch and join us. Questions? Email Ms. Kayton here.
Hillview Service Team
Next Meeting! Pets in Need
Thursday, September 27, lunchtime, PAC. Pets in Need kicks off our focus on animal welfare with a visit! Students will meet some furry four-legged friends and learn about volunteer opportunities at a local animal shelter. If your child has severe pet allergies, it may be advisable for them not to attend this meeting. (Have this conversation with your child if warranted.)
This student-driven, parent-run lunchtime club meets twice a month in the PAC. Our goal is to give back to the community and have fun doing it! We want Hillview students to actively engage in service for others. Thanks for encouraging your kids to join us!

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14th Annual Disaster Preparedness Day  Saturday, September 22 from 10:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m., San Mateo County Event Center. The event will provide vital information on preparing, surviving, and recovering from emergencies/disasters as well as great networking and hands-on learning opportunities. Free and open to the public. More information  here .

Summer 2019 Italy Trip - Informational Meeting  Tuesday, September 25 at 6:30 p.m. in room C-9 at 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. You and your student have been invited to learn about this experience. Join us for an informational meeting where you'll hear more details. RSVP   here . If you are unable to attend the meeting, but are interested in joining us on this memorable trip, email Ms. Santo  here . (Be advised, this trip is not sponsored by Hillview Middle School or by Menlo Park City School District.)

Community Color Run D ate Change , Saturday, September 29, 9:00 a.m., M-A Campus. We are excited to invite all students, staff, families, and friends to our Third Annual Community Color Run. The Color Run serves as a fundraiser for the Menlo-Atherton Leadership Program. This is a healthy, fun way to start off a Saturday morning with our awesome community! Register on Race Day at 8:30 a.m. at the back of M-A Ayers Gym. Tickets $15.

Menlo-Atherton Volleyball Community Clinic Saturday, September 29, Menlo-Atherton High School, Ayers Gym.  4th-grade and 5th-grade students: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.,  6th-grade to 8th-grade students: 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.  Calling all volleyball players in grades 4-8! Join the M-A Girls Varsity Volleyball team at our annual Community Clinic! Learn the game or hone your skills during a fun afternoon with the M-A players and other fellow volleyball players. $35 in advance, $40 at the door. All proceeds support the M-A Girls Volleyball Program. For more information and to sign up, go here .

City Council Candidate Forum  Monday, October 1, 7:00 - 9:30 p.m., Juniper Room, Arrillaga Family Recreation Center.  Join Menlo Together for an evening of conversation with all the candidates from across the city on the future of housing, transportation, and sustainability in Menlo Park. RSVP here by Sunday, September 30.

Menlo-Atherton Grizzlies Lacrosse Club Sundays from September 23 to November 11, Menlo-Atherton High School. Fall lacrosse hosted by Menlo-Atherton Grizzlies Lacrosse for boys and girls ages 6 to 14. A great opportunity to learn to play or improve your game in a weekly practice format. Experienced and new players welcome. More information here

USTA Junior Tennis Team - Redwood City Play on a Tennis Team with your friends and play more matches. Join the team here for players ages 7-19 years old. More information here on the Junior Team Tennis.

SafeSpace - New Conversation  nonprofit located in downtown Menlo Park that is dedicated to revolutionizing mental health care for young people and committed to improving the lives of teens struggling with mental health issues through compassionate care and community support. We are pleased to have several Hillview students serving on our Middle School Youth Advisory Board this year. SafeSpace tackles topics such as how to cope with challenges, work through feelings of loneliness and balance the multitude of pressures teens face today. See "What is Mental Health," for more information here .

Join the Girl BAND Study (Girl Behavior and NeuroDevelopment!)  Stanford University researchers are looking for girls ages 6-14 with developmental disabilities or typical development to participate in a study exploring brain development in relation to behavior, cognition, and mood in girls. Participation involves a comprehensive cognitive and behavioral evaluation and MRI/NIRS scans (safe, non-invasive, no x-ray/radiation.) Potential benefits include evaluation reports, annual follow-up, results of the study, and a $100 honorarium for participation. For more information email here or call 650-724-2951.

12 Values Program for Jewish Families September 21, 2018 - August 16, 2019, Palo Alto JCC.  Looking for ways to expose your children to core Jewish values? Want to create your own family rituals for Jewish holidays? Interested in learning basic Jewish history, heritage and culture as a family? Aspire to give back to the community with your family and your friends? This program here is for your family!

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