Superintendent Coffee Chats

Superintendent Rosas welcomes members of the community to join her for coffee and conversation about the District – its goals, challenges, accomplishments and any issue related to education and the welfare of youth. Now is your chance to share feedback on your experience in San Mateo-Foster City schools. Parents, students and staff members are invited to take part in these meetings to help guide our priorities as a district. Feedback will inform our Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). Dr. Rosas is looking forward to these coffee chats as a means of reconnecting with the community around issues that affect the education and well-being of our students. We hope to see you there!

La Superintendente Rosas invita a miembros de la comunidad a tomar un cafecito con ella y conversar acerca del Distrito – sus metas, retos, logros y cualquier otro asunto relacionado con la educación y bienestar de los niños. Esta es su oportunidad para compartir sus ideas y opiniones sobre la experiencia que ha tenido en las escuelas del Distrito Escolar de San Mateo y Foster City. Invitamos a padres, alumnos y empleados del distrito a participar en estas reuniones para ayudarnos a definir nuestras prioridades como distrito. Feedback informará al Plan de Control Local de Responsabilidad (Local Control Accountability Plan, LCAP por sus siglas en inglés).
A la Dra. Rosas espera le interesan estas pláticas como un medio de reconectarse con la comunidad sobre asuntos que afecta la educación y bienestar de nuestros alumnos. ¡Esperamos verlos allí!

February 9, 2016 – 6:30-8:00 pm (Febrero 9, 2016)
Meadow Heights Elementary School, 2619 Dolores Street, San Mateo
February 11, 2016 – 6:30-8:00 pm (Febrero 11, 2016)
LEAD Elementary School, 949 Ocean Avenue, San Mateo
February 17, 2016 – 6:30-8:00 pm (Febrero 17, 2016)
Audubon Elementary School, 841 Gull Avenue, Foster City

Teacher Appreciation Week: Help Needed

Teacher Appreciation is coming up in May and we are looking for somebody to take the lead on this important event. With the assistance of NSM volunteers and room parents, coordinate gestures of kindness and appreciation, including a luncheon, that show our teachers and support staff how much we all appreciate their hard work and dedication to the school and our children.
Please contact Lisa Lake at for more information or to volunteer for this role.

Request for Auction Donations

In only two short months we will be enjoying our annual auction, dinner and dance!  Your help is needed and greatly appreciated.  Please donate merchandise, services and/or ask your employer for a donation (our donation letter is found on the auction website or in the office) that we can add to our silent and LIVE auctions. You or your extended family can also help sponsor the auction with a cash donation.  Gift certificates to Safeway, Costco, etc. are also appreciated.  All donations are due by February 10.

Auction Volunteer Hours Available!

Volunteer Hours:
Would you like to help sort donations, make auction baskets, and use your excellent editing skills to help the Auction Committee prepare for our event, “A Night Under the Stars” on March 12?  click here to sign up. We’ll be working in the NSM gym on Feb.19-21. Thanks for making our Auction a continued success!

Auction Count Me In Parties needed!

Host a fun party, make NSM money with Count Me In parties!
A Count Me In party is a party you host (and pay for) and then at the auction we sell tickets to your event.  These parties are so much fun and last year we raised $17,525 on these awesome offerings.
This year we are looking for someone to take on “Rib Night”. We are always looking for new and fun ideas such as Crab Feed, Kids themed movie night, Cinco de Mayo, Mardi Gras Party, Irish/Italian/Indian dinner party, 80’s prom, Downton Abbey English brunch, Bunco, Crafting or knitting lessons for kids or adults, Karaoke party for kids or adults, and more! What do you like to do, are you a host or hostess with the most?  Maybe you can join with several other families and offer something unique.
Reach out to Holly ( and Risa ( with questions and ideas.


Montessori Maker Faire: May 7

Montessori Maker Faire is May 7, 2016
This year we are collaborating with Parkside to bring the Montessori Makers to the NSM Gym!
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:


School Calendar for 2016-2017

The district released the following message on their website:
The San Mateo-Foster City School District and our teachers’ union are negotiating a new District calendar for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year.  We hope to bring a final calendar to our Board of Trustees in February for their approval.  Once approved the calendar will be made available to the public.  If things do not go as expected there could be an additional delay.  We are truly sorry for this inconvenience.

Coming up at NSM…

February 6: Greens and Grounds
February 9: PTA Board Meeting, 6:30pm, Kingston Café
February 15-16: NO SCHOOL
February 20-21: Auction Item Weekend in the Gym
February 26: Movie Night, General PTA Meeting, and Parent Education
March 12: 10th Annual Auction Fundraiser, 6:00pm
May 7: NSM-Parkside Montessori Maker Faire