Montessori Maker Faire

May 7, 1-4pm on the NSM Campus

Inspired by the Bay Area Maker Faire, we invite tinkerers, artists and budding scientists from the North Shoreview and Parkside Montessori Community to participate in a day of show and tell. The day will be a combination of Student Makers showing off their projects as well as hands-on demos. For more information see our website:
Want to get involved, but don’t know how? See our Sign Up
or email:

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week is Coming!

The Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week is Monday, May 9th through Fiday, May 13th. The PTA will be hosting a luncheon on Wednesday, May 11th.  Please check our sign-up.  It would be wonderful if we could share our favorite dessert that we know and love. We also need some help with set-up, help during the event, front office help and clean-up.
Check with your Room Parent for a schedule of what your class will be doing the week of!

SMFC Education Foundation: Teacher and Staff Appreciation

Celebrate Teachers and Staff with the Education Foundation

Teacher Appreciation Week is coming soon!  To celebrate our wonderful teachers and staff, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the SMFC Education Foundation in honor of your favorite teacher(s) or staff at your school. Proceeds from this program support Music education in our school district.

When you donate to the Education Foundation, an attractive color certificate will be delivered to your chosen recipient thanking them for their hard work and dedication to our children. Certificates are delivered within days of receipt of your donation. Please look for the flyer that was sent home or download here:

Celebrate Donation Form (English)

Celebrate Donation Form (Spanish)

Donations can be made by mailing back the form, by handing it in to your school office, or donating online at (look for the “Celebrate our Teachers” box on the left).

If you have any questions, please email Thank you very much for your support!

Celebremos a Nuestros Maestros y Personal con la Fundación Educativa

Durante la próxima Semana de Reconocimiento al Personal, por favor considere hacer un donativo deducible del impuesto a la Fundación Educativa de SMFC en honor de su maestro/a favorito/a o personal de tu escuela.  Los ingresos de éste programa apoyan la educación de música en nuestras escuelas.

Cuando usted dona a la Fundación Educativa, se entregará un atractivo certificado a colores a la persona que ha escogido agradeciéndoles su duro trabajo y dedicación a nuestros niños. Los certificados se entregan después de unos días de recibir su donativo.

Por favor vea el volante que fue enviado a casa o descargarlo aquí:

Los donativos se pueden hacer enviando la forma por correo, entregándola en la oficina de la escuela, o en línea en (busque la caja “Celebrate our Teachers” a la izquierda).

Si tiene cualquier pregunta, por favor envíe un correo electrónico a  Muchas gracias por su apoyo!Ed Foundation Celebrate Teachers and Staff(2)

Join us May 14th– Pancakes, Gardening, and Elections!

Dad’s Club Pancake Breakfast – Saturday, May 14th 8am-10am

Who wants pancakes? If the answer is you then come and fill up on a hearty pancake breakfast put on by the NSM Dad’s Club on Saturday, May 14th. Even better, why not stay to help out at the last Greens and Grounds event of the year from 9:30am-3pm? See you there!

General PTA Meeting to elect the new Board for 2016-2017 – 9:00am

Get to know and vote on next year’s PTA BOard!  All Board Memebers are looking forward to another great year supporting our staff and most importantly our children.  If you would like to help on the PTA next year, email

Our Last Greens and Grounds for 2015-2016 School Year – 9:30-3:00

Come support our Dad’s Club fundraiser and enjoy their delicious breakfast and flex your muscles and get your workout with Greens & Grounds!  We will focus on preparing our campus for open house. More details to follow close to date. Mark your calendar.

Please RSVP:

NSM Piano Program Information

Parent Meetings for the NSM Piano Program.  See flyer for more information.

Returning Students to Program:  Parent meeting is Wednesday May 11, in Room 5 at 12:00pm.

New Beginning 2-3rd grade students, and 3-5 grade students with previous piano experience:  Parent Meeting is Wednesday May 11, in Room 5 at 12:30pm.

Staff Parking Lot Reminder

Between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (this includes all day on Wednesday minimum days, during lunch and after school), the staff parking lot is for staff members only.  A parking pass is required in order to park in the lot. Thank you for your cooperation.

Superintendent Coffee Chats

You are invited to share coffee and conversation with San Mateo-Foster City School District Superintendent Joan Rosas.  Come share your ideas and discuss the latest topics impacting SMFCSD and public education.  All parents and community members are welcome to attend. We hope to see you there!

Le invitamos a compartir un café  y a conversar con la Superintendente del Distrito Escolar de San Mateo-Foster City, Joan Rosas.   Venga a compartir sus ideas y a platicar sobre los temas que actualmente impactan al SMFCSD y a la educación pública.   Todos los padres y miembros de la comunidad son bienvenidos.  ¡Esperamos verle allí!

May 16, 2016 – 6:30-8:00 pm/ Mayo 16, 2016 – 6:30-8:00 pm
Martin Luther King Community Center
725 Monte Diablo Avenue, San Mateo

June 1, 2016 – 6:30-8:00 pm/ Junio 1, 2016 – 6:30-8:00 pm 
San Mateo Senior Center
2645 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo