See’s Candy Catalog Ordering: Due by March 30th

Get your Easter candy and support your child at NSM at the same time.  See’s catalogs and order forms were sent home last week, if you need one, contact Silke.  (There is not an online option.)

Decide what you would like to order and ask your friends and family to do the same.  Please place your order form with payment made out to NSM PTA in the box in the office by March 30th to ensure your candy will arrive in time!

Earth Day Walking School Bus

All welcome:  Pre-K-8th Grade (Pre-K students require a parent to walk)

Please join us at Seal Point Park and walk to school with your friends on Friday, April 21 and receive a souvenir t-shirt! The first dismissal is at 7:40, second one at 7:50. Please sign your permission slip either online at http://bit.ly/2mjkgxw or turn in your paper to the office before March 30th. Permission slips turned in after the deadline will not receive a t-shirt.

Middle schoolers who would like a t-shirt without participating in the walk can order it for $5. Please email Lisa Cooke at lisacooke72@hotmail.com if you would like to order one or have any questions about the event.

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NSM Read-A-Thon: Starts Monday the 27th!

North Shoreview Montessori Parent Instructions for Whooo

Dear Parents,

North Shoreview Montessori will be running a 2017 Reading Raiser from Mar 27, 2017 to Apr 28, 2017.

A Reading-Raiser is like a jog-a-thon, except your child will be reading books instead of running laps, and earning pledges based on how much they read. Everything is tracked online, which makes inviting sponsors and logging reading much easier!

Here are two videos that explain how to participate in the Reading-Raiser:
– How to authorize your child’s Reading-Raiser account: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYxHl6rKdcM
– How to become a sponsor and invite more sponsors: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dn5dEgeS_ig

Your child will receive a private online account at https://api.whooosreading.org/ where he/she will log reading. Parent and student instructions on how to use the website will be sent home. Your child will not be able to invite any sponsors without your authorization. Follow this link to view instructions on how to use your parent account: https://api.whooosreading.org/guides/parent?d=10411.

IMPORTANT: Whooo’s Reading works best if you use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox or Safari.

Unlike other fundraisers where we keep only 40-60% of each donation, our school keeps 80% of each donation using this program. We are really excited to promote reading and help our school raise the necessary money for our ongoing needs.

If you have nay questions, please email me at daniela.relaford@gmail.com.

Thank you so much for your support of our program!

Sincerely,

Daniela Relaford

 

Mixed Bag Fundraiser is Back!!

Hi North Shoreview Montessori Friends and Family!
Help us raise funds for a great cause. Every order counts and I’m hoping you can take a moment to shop online & support our North Shoreview Montessori community.

 

Mixed Bag Designs Online Fundraisers

It’s easy to support us! Just shop the Mixed Bag Designs Website here Please make sure our ID# 41373 and seller name is entered at the top right corner. SALE ENDS 6/1/2017.

Happy Shopping,
North Shoreview Montessori

From the Measure Y Campaign

Thank you so much for phone banking and walking neighborhoods to get the
word out about Measure Y!  We really appreciate your support!  There is less than
one week remaining to encourage people to vote Yes on Y.  This weekend is
our final push to Get Out The Vote (GOTV).  We need your help to call
voters to remind them to send in their ballots.  Our campaign office will
be open:

Friday, March 24 from 10:30am – 8:30pm
Saturday, March 25 from 10:30am – 8:30pm
Sunday, March 26 from 10:30am – 8:30pm
Monday, March 27 from 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Please drop in whenever you have time even if it’s just for half an hour.  Our office is at:

520 S. El Camino Real, Suite 216
San Mateo, CA 94402

Looking forward to seeing everyone this weekend!

Audrey and Lory
Yes on Y co-chairs

Measure Y — Support and Volunteers needed

Information About Measure Y

On November 17th the Board of Trustees placed the San Mateo-Foster City Elementary School District Quality Education Renewal Measure on the March 28, 2017 ballot.  Local funding approved by voters in 2010 is scheduled to expire in June 2017.  If enacted, Measure Y renews previous voter-approved funding, which is presently $209.92 with an annual CPI adjustment per parcel, for an additional nine years.

The District’s Parcel Tax Oversight Committee has consistently reported all funds as having been spent properly to benefit all students in the communities we serve.  No funds have been spent on administrators’ salaries or pensions.  If enacted, Measure Y renews funds to:   Maintain programs/instruction in reading, writing, math, science, technology, and engineering , Attract and retain quality teachers and educational staff, Keep school libraries open and accessible to students, and Support art, drama, music and other specialized programs.

Measure Y will appear on the March 28th, 2017 ballot.  For more information visit: www.smfcsd.net/measure-y.

We cannot afford to lose this source of funding!

Since 2010, when voters first approved the measure, these funds have provided critical support for many important education programs including math, reading, science, and writing. The funds also support specialized academic programs such as music, arts and drama, and help to keep our libraries open and accessible to all students. The funding measure expires this year and Yes on Y would renew it for another 9 years!

We know there is broad support for Yes on Y in the community, and among our teachers, school staff, and administrators. We need your help to make sure everyone in the community is aware of this important vote before resident begin to mail in their ballots this month and in the days and weeks leading up to March 28th.

Each school is mobilizing to get out the vote and we are asking for volunteers from NSM to help us make phone calls on the evenings (5:30-8:30pm) of Wednesday, March 22nd and Monday, March 27th. Everything you need will be provided, you just have to show up!  Click on the dates above to sign up to help.