Help Name the Organization!

Suggest a name for the joint NSM-Parkside Montessori organization
Due October 31
We need a name! To support the expansion of the public Montessori program at North Shoreview and Parkside schools, we are forming an “umbrella” organization that will work alongside the two school PTAs, building on the foundation provided by the Montessori Parents Committee at Parkside. We’re collecting suggestions to name this organization. Please submit your best ideas at by the end of the month.

Flag Ceremony: November 1

The Boy Scouts of NSM will be retiring our flags and raising new ones on November 1st right after school at the flag pole.  Join them for this special ceremony to say good bye to our old flags.

Thank you to The Lake-Dioli Family and the PTA for the wonderful donation of new flags for the school!

NSM and Parkside 2017-2018 Kindergarten Tours



Here are the Kindergarten tour dates for NSM and Parkside.  If you have an incoming Kindergartner for the 2017-2018 school year, you must take one of these tours.  All tours will consist of both campuses.

You must make an reservation to attend.  Please see attached flyers for more information.


Kindergarten District Meeting: December 1st

Kindergarten & TK Information Meetings for 2017-2018 school year

The SMFCSD will hold Kindergarten & Transitional Kindergarten Information Meetings for parents on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at the Bayside Performing Arts Center – 2025 Kehoe Avenue, San Mateo.
• Three sessions will be offered from 9:00-10:30 am, 12:00-1:30 pm and 6:00-7:00 pm.

Parents of incoming Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten (TK) students will learn more about new student registration, our Magnet Schools/Programs, and school transfer options. Please attend only one session per family as space is limited and the content will be the same. Parents only, no children please. Spanish translation will be provided.

For the 2017-2018 school year, students are eligible to enter:
• Kindergarten if they have reached 5 years of age on or
before September 1, 2017
• Transitional Kindergarten if they have reached 5 years of age on or between September 2 – December 2, 2017
• Students who do not turn 5 by December 2, 2017 are not eligible to enroll in school for the 2017-2018 school year.
To learn more about Magnet Schools & Programs, please see the Student Transfers & School Choice page at the SMFC district website:

Auction Donations Needed

Got connections?  The 2017 Auction committee needs your help in acquiring new and different donation items, ideas and sponsors for the event.  Every donation, large or small, will add fun to the event and increase money raised for our school. Check the flyer online to see how you can help make our annual auction a success, or click here to visit the NSM Auction website for more information.  

If you have new donor ideas, please send us this NSM New Donor Ideas form after checking out the existing donor list. Thank you for your help!



Coming Up at NSM….

October 24-31 – Fall Break

November 1 – Kindergarten and Preschool Halloween Parade, Play Yard, 11:10am

November 1 – PTA Board Meeting, Kingston Café, 6:00pm

November 11 – NO SCHOOL – Veteran’s Day

November 15 – Make-up Picture Day

November 18 – Parent Education Night, Dad’s Club Movie Night

November 22 – Thanksgiving Morning Gathering, Gym, 8:15am

November 23-25 – NO SCHOOL- Thanksgiving break

December 1 – Kindergarten Information Meetings (District)