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The PTOs for Encinal, Laurel, Oak Knoll and Hillview, along with the Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation, are working together to make our schools the best they can be for all of our kids. When you support your PTO, you make possible curriculum enrichment, field trips, community building events, and well-supplied classrooms. When you support the MPAEF, you are putting more teachers in our schools – both in the classroom and in specialized areas such as art, music, drama, library and science. All of this makes a real difference in your child’s day and, ultimately, in their education.

Click here to watch a video about how you can support Menlo Park City School District.

Please support these organizations today.
Start by clicking here. PTO donations are due by September 24. Make your commitment to the MPAEF by November 20.
After an extensive curriculum review, Hillview's Administration and Math Department have submitted a proposal to officially adopt Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Big Ideas Math curriculum for 2014-15. The rationale for the early adoption of Big Ideas Math for the 2014-15 school year will be presented to the School Board on August 26. The Board will take action at the September 9 Board meeting. We would like to provide digital access for our community and parents to review all material  

Access is available through the Big Ideas Math Learning website: ca.bigideasmath.com. In order to review the materials online, click the Teacher Materials tab and enter:
Username: California2013
Password: California2013

We welcome your feedback! Please provide feedback to Jennifer Kollmann, MPCSD's Director of Curriculum and Instruction.
School Announcements
"Big Ideas" Proposed Math Adoption
As we mentioned in our summer letter, Menlo Park City School District teachers have spent much of the spring and summer planning for the new Common Core math curriculum and reviewing a myriad of math text options. Considering our high-achieving population, the needs of CCSS (Common Core State Standards), and our move toward digital texts, the math textbook committee unanimously selected the Larson’s Big Ideas math text for consideration by the Board. At last night's (August 26) Board meeting, the CCSS standards were presented for approval and the Big Ideas book will be submitted for consideration. We are so excited to begin using the Big Ideas text; it’s solid! The public is welcome to review materials at the district office prior to the final vote of the Board on September 9. For more information, visit the Big Ideas website. Here you can review the currciulum by clicking the Teacher Materials tab and entering the username California2013; the password is also California2013. Please email Mr. B with any questions you might have at eburmeister@mpcsd.org.
Principal's Graduation Message
Are you looking for a copy of Mr. Burmeister's graduation message? Click on "Principal's Message" in the main website menu to the left of this message. Have a great summer!
HV 5th to 6th Grade Compacted Math Summer Bridge Program

As we transition to the Common Core (national standards for Math and English), it is necessary for incoming 6th grade students to have a strong foundation in three math concepts prior to entering the “Compacted Math 6B/7” course; this is the first course in the double-accelerated tracks. The three concepts that students must learn, practice, and show mastery in are: Decimals, Fractions, and Measurement & Geometry. The program is completely online and self-paced. All students interested in the opportunity to join the Compacted Math 6B/7 course are encouraged to complete the summer program. Completion of the Summer Bridge Program is NOT a guarantee for admittance into the Compacted Math 6B/7 course. If, as you complete the program you realize you are not ready, do not worry; there are many opportunities to join faster paced programs once you are in middle school.

The deadline for registration for this program was June 20. If you are still interested in your student participating, please email Willy Haug (whaug@mpcsd.org).

PLEASE NOTE: All students will be given an assessment during Camp Hillview to confirm math placement. Click HERE to go the Google Site containing all the Summer Bridge materials.

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