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A California Distinguished School

Celebrating 20 Years: 1994-2014


Principal: Phyllis Harrison
Admin. Assistant: Carol Cocoles
Enrollment: 415
Grades: PK-8
Calendar: Traditional

Regular School Hours:
Kindergarten:   8:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Grades 1-3:      8:15 AM - 2:35 PM
Grades 4-8:      8:15 AM - 3:01 PM

Minimum Days (Wednesdays):
Grades 1-8:      8:15 AM - 12:20 PM

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North Shoreview is a public Montessori school in San Mateo, California, offering preschool, elementary, and middle-school programs. We are part of the San Mateo-Foster City School District and a member of the American Montessori Society. As a public magnet school, we offer an alternative curriculum designed to meet all California state educational standards.

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Hour of Code is coming!

Seeking Volunteers December 8-12

The Hour of Code introduces every student in grades 2-8 to computer programming through a fun, self-guided tutorial. We need volunteers to answer questions while the children participate. We anticipate an hour or two of preparation, and one hour of classroom time for each class you can help. No computer programming experience is needed (but if you know some coders, please encourage them to come and share their experience!).  Please join us to get volunteer hours and have fun!

Sign up online to volunteer at NSM and visit the Hour of Code website for a preview.  For more information please contact the NSM Tech Committee.

Posted by: NSM PTA
Published: 11/21/14

November Wellness Focus

The District has a Wellness Focus each month.  Here are some tips.

The San Mateo Foster City School District’s Wellness focus for October and November 2014 is:

Make healthy food and drink choices

Below are a few ideas, tips, and resources to help with making healthy food and drink choices part of your day.

A healthy meal starts with more vegetables and fruits.  Make half your plate veggies and fruit



Satisfy your sweet tooth in a healthy way. Indulge in a naturally sweet dessert dish fruit. For a hot dessert, bake apples and top with cinnamon


What you drink is as important as what you eat http://www.choosemyplate.gov/foodgroups/downloads/TenTips/DGTipsheet19MakeBetterBeverageChoices.pd

Choose water or add lemon, line, cucumber, or watermelon to water


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Enfoque de Salud

Octubre y Noviembre 2014

El enfoque de salud del Distrito Escolar de San Mateo y Foster City, para octubre y noviembre 2014 es:

Hacer elecciones saludables para la comida y bebida

Para que sea parte de tú día, aquí abajo hay algunas ideas, consejos y recursos para ayudarte a tomar

elecciones saludables de comida y bebida.

Una comida saludable comienza con más vegetales y frutas

Hacer que la mitad del plato tenga frutas y verduras


Satisface la necesidad de dulces de una manera saludable

Darse el gusto de un postre dulce natural fruta Para un postre caliente, hornear manzanas y cubrirlas con canela http://www.choosemyplate.gov/foodgroups/downloads/TenTips/DGTipsheet7BuildAHealthyMeal.pdf

Lo que bebes es tan importante como lo que comes


Elegir agua y agregarle limón, lima, pepino o sandía al agua. http://www.californiaprojectlean.org/ryd/what.htm

Posted by: NSM PTA
Published: 11/20/14

Important: No School on November 27 and 28 for Thanksgiving Holiday

Thanksgiving Assembly
Wed., Nov. 26, 8:15am, NSM Gym

There will be an all-school assembly in the gym on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.  Talk to your child’s teacher to find out how each class is participating.

Posted by: NSM PTA
Published: 11/20/14

Please Join the PTA

If you have not done so already, please go online through the link below and join the NSM PTA.  Our goal this year is to have 100% of all families represented in the PTA and we currently have less than half the faculty and families as members.   The dues are $7.50 for an individual and $15.00 for a both parents. For questions, email membership@nsmontessori.org

Join here:  http://nsv-smfc-ca.schoolloop.com/pta

Posted by: NSM PTA
Published: 11/20/14

Talbots Holiday Shopping Event

Shop at Talbots November 21st - December 7th and Talbots will return 10% of purchases to NSM as a donation. You must mention our school's name during this period for our school to get credit for your purchases. Tell your whole family and even your friends to come and support our school. Here is a link you can share: www.nsmontessori.org/fundraising/talbots Talbot's offers free gift wrap, UPS shipping, local delivery and they will hide your purchases for pickup at a later date.

Posted by: NSM PTA
Published: 11/20/14

Mixed Bag

Your children should have brought home a catalog for mixed bag last week. These are fantastic bags that are made of recycled material and come in many styles and sizes. They make great gifts for the holidays! The best part is that NSM makes 50% for every bag sold. That's one of the best returns for a fundraiser! Make sure to return your order forms by November 26th if you would like to receive in time for the holidays. Drop it office to Carol in the office or to your child's teacher.

Posted by: NSM PTA
Published: 11/20/14

In case you missed it: Montessori Town Hall presentation and forum
Thanks to all of the NSM and Parkside Montessori families who joined in the discussion about the proposed expansion of the K-8 Montessori program at a Town Hall meeting on Tuesday.  In case you missed it, the presentation made at the meeting is now available online.
Please continue to share your thoughts, concerns, and ideas.  Background information and an online forum are available at www.nsmontessori.org/future.
Note: the School Board will not be discussing the Montessori expansion proposal at their meeting on Thursday 11/20; please stay tuned for a meeting date in December.
Posted by: NSM PTA
Published: 11/19/14

Check out the November Lunch menu


Posted by: NSM PTA
Published: 11/1/14

Auction Donations Needed

Got connections?  The 2015 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.  Thank you for your help!

Posted by: NSM PTA
Published: 10/27/14

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