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"BRINGING OUT THE BEST IN OUR STUDENS, AN EVENING WITH LIZ WISEMAN" SET FOR MARCH 12 AT HILLVIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL

Great leaders bring out the best in others. They create an environment in which people do their best thinking and contribute at their fullest — whether it is in the workplace, the classroom, or with our children in our homes.

On Thursday, March 12, at 6:30 p.m. in the Hillview Performing Arts Center (PAC), come engage with Liz Wiseman on this topic. Her interactive talk will offer a way of leading and parenting that enables others to think and act with reason, solve complex problems, and embrace new challenges. You’ll leave with practical tips you can apply that night at home or the next day at work.

As a fellow Menlo Park parent, Liz is interested in the leadership of our school district. Last summer, Superintendent Maurice Ghysels organized a retreat for the administrators of our four schools with her as the keynote facilitator. The retreat brought a common language to the leadership styles and professional intentions already in place with the principals of our schools.

Dr. Ghysels believes Liz’s new book Rookie Smarts offers great insight in how to collaborate with intention and with a new perspective. Rookie Smarts addresses the questions every experienced professional faces: “Will my knowledge and skills become obsolete and irrelevant? How can I keep up?” The answer is to stay fresh, keep learning, and know when to think like a rookie. The author proposes that “for today’s knowledge workers, constant learning is more valuable than mastery.”

Come be a rookie again, be part of the discussion to see how not being the expert can enhance your relationship with your kids and help show them how curiosity and vulnerability are essential skills for a flexible mindset. Join the Menlo Park District teachers and leaders in an evening in embracing your youthful mind again and celebrating being new, being flexible, being Rookie Smart.

Liz Wiseman is a best-selling leadership author of Multipliers, The Multiplier Effect along with her new book Rookie Smarts. She is President of The Wiseman Group, a company that teaches leadership to executives and emerging leaders.

All MPCSD families and community members are encouraged to attend, however space is limited. Please register here. There is no fee to attend and light refreshments will be served.

Additionally, we are offering free childcare for potty-trained children during the event. Childcare must be reserved in advance and will be provided by Hillview Staff members Becky Galvez and Sia Langi. Please contact affinity@mpaef.org to sign up and for additional details.


COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM BOARD PRESIDENT MARIA HILTON

March 2, 2015 at 1:52 p.m.
Dear MPCSD Community Members,
I write to share that the School Board met this morning and appointed Erik Burmeister to serve as Temporary Superintendent during Maurice Ghysels short-term medical leave. Erik immediately assumes the role of administrative designee for District operations and will serve as the District's liaison to the School Board. In line with our current practice, inquiries to the Superintendent's office should be addressed to Lanita Villasenor, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent, at lvillasenor@mpcsd.orgOnce again, we all wish Superintendent Ghysels well.

February 28, 2015 at 11:50 a.m.
Dear MPCSD Community Members,
I am writing to share with the community that Superintendent Maurice Ghysels is on a short term medical leave. I know that the Board, staff and community all wish him a speedy recovery. The Board will meet Monday, March 2nd at 8:00 a.m. in the District Office to discuss how the functions of the Superintendent will be performed during his absence. We plan to send out a communication to the community following that meeting.


2015-16 CALENDAR and 2016-17 START DATE
Pending School Board approval at the March 10 Board meeting, the 2015-16 school year will begin on Tuesday, August 25, 2015CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE 2015-16 CALENDAR. The 2016-17 school year will begin on Thursday, September 1, 2016. The full calendar will be released once finalized and approved by the Board.
2015-16 NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION
For New Student Registration Information, please click here.
 

MPCSD PARENT PAGES
The parent pages are a source for news and information on major district initiatives including access to information about the Common Core Standards, Smarter Balanced Assessment, what teachers are learning, and news articles featuring our schools. Click here to view MPCSD Parent Pages
MPCSD RECEIVES CHARTER PETITION FROM MENLO MANDARIN IMMERSION CHARTER SCHOOL
Please be informed, on February 4 the San Mateo County Board of Education voted 7-0 to deny the appeal of the Menlo Mandarin Immersion Charter School. We will continue to update our website as information becomes available. For background, information and documents related to the Charter Petition, click here.
MEASLES INFORMATION FOR PARENTS
California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Measles Information: 
http://www.cdph.ca.gov/HealthInfo/discond/Pages/Measles.aspx​
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