Book Bank Collection: Friday, October 9

We are collecting book donations for our schools’ Book Bank giveaway to be held at the 40th Anniversary event on November 1, 2015. Please bring your children’s books to the table outside the gym on FRIDAY, October 9 from 8:00 to 8:30. The last collection date will be October 30. A big thanks to all who have brought in so many books already!

Estamos collecionando donaciones de libros para nuestras escuelas banco de libros de regalar en nuestro anniversario de 40 anos el Domingo, el primero, 1 de Noviembre. Nuestra meta es darle un regalo de un libro gratis para cada nino/a en este evento. Porfavor de dejar sus libros que estan en buena condicion en el contenedor del almacenamiento entre el gimnasio y el Annex el siguente Viernes en la manana entre las 8:00 y 8:30 El 9 & 30 de Octubre. Se solicita cajas de carton talla medianas para organizar y almacenamiento.

40th Anniversary T-Shirt Sales: Orders due October 9th

In honor of 40 years of Montessori education in our district, we are creating special anniversary t-shirts for North Shoreview and Parkside Montessori students and adults. The shirts feature 40 Montessori counting beads on the front and our Montessori globe logo on the back. These shirts will meet the middle school uniform requirement. Each student may order one shirt for $3.00. Additional shirts are $12.00. Fill out the form below and return it to the office with either check or cash included. Shirts will be delivered at the 40th anniversary celebration on November 1. Questions: email

40th Anniversary: Volunteers needed

What a fun (and early-in-the-year) way to get some hours checked off your list! We have several areas that need a head person to manage the details for an element of the event. We also have some areas that need mostly day-of volunteers to work specific sections, help set up and tear down. We especially need an art person(s) to implement a commemorative piece & a historical timeline to share. Check out the Sign Up Genius link:
Email: with questions.


Kids/Women’s Clothing Drive: Fundraiser with Schoola

Fri. October 9th, NSM Gym
Our Schoola clothing fundraiser has been a big success in it’s first year. We have raised nearly $2,000, with just two clothing drives and have sold through over 90% of what we’ve sent in so far. This is truly amazing! Let’s keep it going!

Please bring in your kids and women’s pre-loved clothing THIS FRIDAY, October 9th and deposit in front of the gym or at the drive thru drop-off. Schoola will pick-up to sell on their site. They donate up to 40% back to NSM. Learn more by visiting!

Picture Day is Coming: October 29, 2015

Your child will be receiving his/her picture forms today. If you would like to order pictures, please do one of the following:
1.) Complete a picture order form, attach payment and return these to your child’s teacher by Thursday morning, October 29th.
2.) Order online at and use Picture Day ID: SF645335Q0
All classes, students and staff will be photographed. Picture Day will happen the week we return from Fall Break, so be sure to mark your calendars. Don’t forget to smile! Questions?

Dia de Fotos Viene!
Día de la Foto es el jueves 29 de Octubre de 2015. Su hijo va a recibir sus / sus formas y fotos de hoy. Si usted desea ordenar imágenes, por favor, siga uno de los siguientes:
1. ) Completar un formulario de pedido de imagen , conecte el pago y regresar a la maestra de su hijo por la mañana del jueves , 29 de Octubre.
2. ) Solicitar en línea en y utilizar Picture Day ID : SF645335Q0

Serán fotografiados todas las clases, los estudiantes y el personal. Día de Fotos pasará la semana que regresamos de las vacaciones de otoño , así que asegúrese de marcar sus calendarios .No te olvides de sonreír ! ¿Preguntas?


Historical and Universe Timeline’s and Parade: October 30

On Friday, October 30th, there will be no Friday Morning Gathering as we will be celebrating three different fun-filled events: Historical Timeline, Universe Timeline and Parade.

We begin the day at 8:30 a.m. with speeches in the participating classrooms. All of our 2nd/3rd, 3rd and 4th/5th grade classrooms will participate in a Historical Timeline Assembly at 9:45a.m. in the gymnasium. Students who participate will choose a historical figure, living or deceased, and do research on this person. After research is completed, the student dresses as this person and participates in the assembly program. If, for religious reasons, your child cannot dress as their character, that would be acceptable. They should, however, participate by completing the research and report. Parents are encouraged to attend this assembly.

Our 1st/2nd grade classrooms will take part in a Timeline of the Universe in the gym from 8:30 – 9:45. Ms. Chung, Ms. Martin and Ms. Taylor will be sending information on this new Timeline to the parents of their students.

The pre-school, kindergarten and kindergarten/first grade parade begins at 11:10 a.m. on the school yard. Students and staff would love to have a cheering audience as they circle around the playground many times. Sooo….come with your family, friends, cameras, and lots of enthusiastic applause. Please consult your child’s teacher about special classroom activities.

Costumes for the parade are optional. If your child is dressing, please help him/her choose a safe costume. For example: non-flammable wigs, clothes short enough to avoid tripping, reflector strips and flashlights for after dark, make-up instead of a mask, everyday shoes. No costumes should indicate gang involvement and children must behave in an acceptable manner at all times. More importantly, I must emphasize that children are not to bring weapons to school, including toys that resemble weapons. Students violating school policy will be appropriately disciplined.

If your child cannot participate in these activities due to religious reasons, we will provide alternate activities. The Historical Timeline and the Timeline of the Universe are not celebrations of Halloween but are rather cultural studies lesson and students in 1st – 5th grades are expected to participate.

Sixth, Seventh and Eighth graders will have their own activities in their classes.

This is an exciting day for our children. We hope that you can join us.


Phyllis Harrison



Timeline for the Day:

8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. ~~ Speeches in Classrooms
8:30 am – 9:45 am ~~ 1st/2nd Grade Timeline of the Universe in Gym
9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. ~~ Historical Timeline in Gym
10:45 am – 11:05 am ~~ Recess

11:10 – 11:30 a.m. ~~ Pre-school, Kindergarten & Kindergarten/1st grade parade on school yard

Regular dismissal for all grades

Historical Timeline Costume Swap

The Historical Time Line is coming up right after fall break. In a longstanding autumn social studies activity at North Shoreview, students in grades 2 through 5 research a historical figure and can dress up in costume as that person. Families with costumes available to share are invited to post the information on the Historical Time Line Costume Swap form at


NSM Family Directories are Here!

This year’s family directories will be sent home on Friday, October 9, with the youngest NSM student in each household. A limited number of extra copies is available in the school office. Please thank the PTA volunteers who compiled the directory and the community advertisers who underwrote the printing costs. If you find any errors, please update your information on the PTA directory form at Please remember that the directory is for social, noncommercial use only.