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Grab your flying umbrella and your children, and get carried away into the world of Mary Poppins!

Taking the two Banks children on magical adventures, Mary Poppins has a profound impact on the entire family, singing, “Anything can happen if you let it.” Step in time with Hillview Middle School’s cast and crew as they celebrate this beloved musical.

InMenlo contributing photographer Jules Appleby stopped by a dress rehearsal and recorded the action.

Tickets on sale now at hillviewdrama.org. Adults $17; Children $12. Hillview Performing Arts Center: Thursday, April 25, 6:30 pm; Friday, April 26, 7:00 pm; Saturday, April 27, 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm.

Photos by Jules Appleby (c) 2019

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Steve Papin is new football coach at Menlo-Atherton High School

Bringing over 15 years of coaching high school and professional experience to Menlo-Atherton, Steve Papin is the new football coach at the school. “We are extremely excited to welcome Coach Papin to the M-A family and are confident that his energy and experience are exactly what we need to continue the successes M-A football has […]

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M-A Parent Education Series examines college admission process on April 25

Denise Pope, PhD, Challenge Success, Stanford Graduate School of Education, will talk about “A Well-Balanced Perspective on College ‘Fit’” on Thursday, April 25, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at the Menlo-Atherton High School, Performing Arts Center (PAC). Register online for this free event. The college admissions process can be a source of stress and anxiety for […]

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Spotted: La Entrada students rehearsing Peter Pan Jr.

Students from La Entrada School in Menlo Park will be performing Peter Pan Jr. at Woodside High School this Saturday, April 20 at 1:30 and 3:30 pm. Tickets are available online. Photo by Laura Hamilton (c) 2019

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Menlo Park-specific bike safety classes will be offered for kids and their parents

Is your child planning to bike to middle school in the fall? Wheel Kids, together with the City of Menlo Park, have created a Menlo Park-specific Middle School Bike Skills parent/child class. The weekend morning class has three parts: in class instruction, blacktop practice and on the road cycling. Kids (and their parent — participation […]

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Sup & Sandwich: A Community Conversation with MPCSD Superintendent on April 19

The community is invited to join Menlo Park City School District Superintendent Erik Burmeister for a casual conversation about our schools – the Early Learning Center, Encinal Elementary, Laurel Elementary, Oak Knoll Elementary, and Hillview Middle School. Erik will present a brief overview of some of our priorities and challenges, and invite you to ask […]

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Spotted: Patriotic foursome at Sacred Heart Prep Booster Club event

We spotted this patriotic foursome at the Sacred Heart Prep Booster Club dinner last night which followed the Club’s annual golf tournament. They told us they’d designed their outfits specifically for the event with the letters on the shirts being the first initial of their names. Organized for the past 21 years by Menlo Park […]

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Menlo Park Kiwanis Club donates $5,000 to M-A Football Association

For the second year in a row the Kiwanis Club of Menlo Park has donated $5,000 to the Menlo Atherton Football Association. “Our mission is to help the children of our community”, said Ned Moritz, president of the local Kiwanis Club. “During the past four years the football program at M-A has brought both improved […]

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M-A math teacher Gregg Whitnah keeps on running

What is a math teacher’s favorite number? For Gregg Whitnah, it very well may be 26.2, the number of miles in a marathon. Whitnah has been teaching math for 48 years, and has been a familiar face at Menlo-Atherton High School for 25. Outside of the classroom, Whitnah spends his time running countless marathons alongside […]

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Sacred Heart School’s two Kindergarten classes’ flags flown in Antarctica

As part of Global Studies in the preschool and kindergarten, Sacred Heart Schools’ (SHS) two kindergarten classes undertook a first-of-its-kind project that made their education about Antarctica all the more tangible. Each class designed and painted a SHS- and penguin-themed flag which was mailed to Antarctica and displayed by researchers at the remote Cape Royds […]

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Safe Routes to School Spring Party set for March 24

Celebrate the start of spring with a fun and interactive event to help educate residents about the Safe Routes to School Program. Come to the Sequoia Room located at the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center for some informational and hands-on fun on Sunday, March 24, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Activities will include: – Access to […]

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