Auction Tickets On Sale NOW!

Tickets for admission to the Auction are on sale now!  Only $30/guest until February 26 and $40 from February 27 to the day of event on March 4th. This ticket includes dinner, drinks, dancing, and the chance to bid on amazing projects your kids created, vacations, parties, and teacher/staff outings!  Tickets to the auction are sold online, and tickets will be sold outside of the gym before/after Friday Morning Gathering on 2/24 and 3/3. Check or cash only.

¡Entradas a la venta en subasta!

Boletos de admisión de la subasta están a la venta! Sólo $30/huésped hasta el 26 de febrero y $40 el 27 de febrero hasta el día del  evento el 4 de marzo. El boleto incluye cena, bebidas, baile y la oportunidad de pujar en proyectos creados por sus increíbles hijos a, vacaciones, fiestas y salidas de maestros y el personal! Entradas para la subasta se venden en línea. 

Boletos se venderán fuera del gimnasio antes y después del viernes por la mañana reunión en 2/24 y 3/3. Cheque o en efectivo.


Name the Parent Organization!

Name that organization: it’s time to vote!
Deadline: February 28
North Shoreview and Parkside Montessori parents are coming together to form an “umbrella” organization that, in partnership with the PTAs at both schools, will support and advocate for the K-8 Public Montessori program.  We received dozens of suggestions to name this new organization and have narrowed them down to two finalists.

Every current North Shoreview or Parkside Montessori parent gets one vote to choose the organization name!  You should have received a personalized ballot by email last Friday at the address you listed in the school directory.  If you are a current parent and did not receive a ballot, please contact to vote.

The winning name will be announced at the Parent Education night on March 1.

More Fundraising Opportunities for the Auction

One way to help:  Each student will receive 5 tickets in their Thursday Envelope to sell to friends and family for $5 each or $20 for 5 tickets (1 ticket free!).  Drawing will be held at the Gala on Mar 4 (need not be present to win).

Turn in your tickets and money at drop off at 8AM in front of the school anytime before March 4th.

Another way to help:  SPREAD THE WORD

​Please email, text, message your friends, family, co-workers, post to your social media account and on community boards (NextDoor, parents clubs, etc.) about the online auction!  It is not only for students and immediate families of NSM.

The success of this online auction depends on spreading the word to as many people as possible. To make it easier, please offer to deliver the item as items must be picked up from school.

Feel free to post this message:  Love online shopping for a good cause? Visit to bid on some amazing items, including a Chocolate Tour of SF, preferred wine tasting at premier local wineries, kids camps, personal training sessions, gift certificate to restaurants, attractions, stores and much more! Best of all, 100% of the proceeds go to benefit students at our local public school, North Shoreview Montessori. Any items you win, I can help deliver to you, just let me know!

Come Volunteer Auction Night

Come volunteer the evening of the Auction, March 4th:

Just a couple of the positions they need filled:

Sell raffle tickets (this could be the easiest volunteering you have ever done…)

Cashiers (The money does not collect itself even though we all wish it did…)

Basket Distribution (see what everyone takes home!)

And lastly — CLEAN UP!  (You get double volunteer hours for this! so if you and your spouse stay until the end and help clean for 1 hour?  You get 4 hours of volunteer time!! Easy stuff…) go/30e0845aeae2ba13- dayofauction1

Auction Night: Childcare

Provided by: 8th Graders and 6-8 Teachers

Where:  Rooms 17-19 at NSM

What:    Dinner and entertainment provided

When:   Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 5:30-10:30

Who:     1st-5th graders

Cost:      $25 for 1 child and $15 for a sibling  (Can be paid the night of the event)

Sign up via email to or on Friday’s before Morning Gathering

Note from our PTA President

Hello NSM community!

I’m writing to let you know about the upcoming Yes on Y vote and to ask for your support! Yes on Y is a local school funding renewal that will go before voters on March 28th. Yes on Y will directly impact our schools and students by extending an existing funding measure that currently provides $7 million a year (about $560 a student) to the San Mateo – Foster City School District.

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 mail in ballots go out at the end of the 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, and to walk with us for door to door canvassing on Saturday, March 4th  and Saturday, March 18th. Everything you need will be provided, you just have to show up!

Please call, email, or text me if you would like to volunteer, or simply fill out the SignUpGenius form here: Feel free to choose any other date if it fits your schedule better!

And please share this call for support with other parents!

We can do this but we need your help!

For Yes on Y,

Daniela Relaford

Calling all NSM Dads – Come and join us at a Dads Club Meeting


Have you been wondering how you can hit your volunteer hours while having some fun too? Come and join us at a NSM Dads Club meeting and the time counts toward your hours! The Dads Club puts on a number of different events during the year – from Movie Nights to Pancake Breakfast to the year-end BBQ – and we can always use more volunteers. No previous experience required, we’d love to see you there. We meet on first Monday of each month at 6:30pm the Round Table Pizza by Smart and Final (1852 S. Norfolk St., San Mateo). Cheers!