The January PTA Board meeting will be held on Tuesday January 17th at 6:30pm at NSM in the Gym.
Immediately following this, there will be a joint Montessori Town Hall meeting, starting at 7:30pm. This meeting will discuss the LCAP process and the two principals will be asking for parent input.
In addition, parents working on forming new by-laws for the parent organization supporting the Montessori program (at both sites) will be presenting their progress thus far. You are encouraged to attend both meetings to receive up-to-date program information and provide your input.
Child care will be supplied for the Town Hall meeting at 7:30 in the Annex.
Every year the district needs a count for how many siblings are planning on attending NSM in the fall of 2017-2018 for Kindergarten. Please print off and fill out the attached survey and return to the office — this is for everyone who has a student at the school currently.
Surveys should be returned to the office by THURSDAY, JANUARY 19th.
Sibling survey English 2017
Sibling Survey Spanish 2017
We have a new Art Class to replace the cancelled Ceramics Class. (If you signed up for Ceramics, you will have already received information about the cancellation. if not, contact Carol in the office.)
Susan Strong will be teaching Art starting January 17th. See attached flyer for more information.
Art class flyer NSM_17(1)
If you have a student entering the 6th grade for 2017-2018, please read the attached flyer. If you were not able to attend the meeting in December, there will be another one January 18 at 7:00pm in the Gym which you should plan to attend.
Letter sent out to school in December: middle-years-montessori-program
Our annual auction, dinner and dance on March 4, 2017 is right around the corner and your help is needed (and greatly appreciated).
Ways you can help:
Please donate merchandise, services and/or ask your employer for a donation (the sponsorships with logos appeared on all the marketing materials were due by Dec.1).
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 January 31, 2017. Check the attached flyer to see how you can help, or click here to visit the NSM Auction website for more information.
Kindergarten/New Student Registration begins January 17th at 12:00pm
If you have a 2017-2018 Kindergartener or New Student to the district, at this point you should have gone to your home school and acquired your InfoSnapCode for registration. This is mandatory before the transfer process can begin.
Beginning January 17th, the InfoSnap Application for Kindergarten and New Student registration is available online. You have until February 10th at 12:00pm (noon) to complete this portion for Transfers. Here is the link for Transfer information:
If you wish to have a new child go into the District Montessori Program at North Shoreview or Parkside, you must complete each step of the registration to be put into the lottery. Anyone submitting transfer requests after February 10th at 12:00pm will be automatically wait-listed, this is true for families that have siblings in the program at the present.
There are 3 tour dates left for NSM/Parkside in January: January 18, 23, and 27. The January 18th will have Spanish translation.
If you have a child entering Kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year, you must take one of these tours (even if you have a child already in the school). All tours will consist of both campuses.
You must make an reservation to attend. Please see attached flyers for more information.
The Momma version of our hugely successful, sold-out, ‘Who’s Your Daddy @NSM’ hats have arrived – see below! This is a great fundraising opportunity and we need your help to make it happen.
We are asking for volunteers to buy a quantity of hats to sell to friends at the school and if last year was anything to go by, it shouldn’t be a problem. Each hat costs only $20 and when we sell all the hats, the Dads Club will have raised about $800 for the school!
So if you’re looking to sell some hats or just buy one — send Nader an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or text him on 650 787 2922 letting him know how many hats you’re interested in purchasing. There’s only a limited number and they’re sure to go fast, so let’s raise some funds for the school!
The next deadline is February 10th, so get clipping!!
Keep saving those Box Tops for Education! Our school needs Box Tops clippings. NSM receives money for each of those labels we submit. There is a collection box in the school office.
Last time we earned $198.00 — that is a lot of little 10 cent box tops! Every dime counts when raising money for the school!
Download the new Box Tops app to get extra points here: http://www.boxtops4education.com/bonusapp
January 20th, 7:00pm
Magician Jeff Haas will perform Friday, January 20th at 7pm in the NSM gym. Doors open at 6:30. Admission is FREE, and there will be snacks for sale.