A California Distinguished School
Celebrating 20 Years: 1994-2014
Principal: Phyllis Harrison
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In this week's Thursday Envelope
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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NSM Family Directory - Advertising Opportunity!
Do you have a business that you would like to promote to the NSM community? We have the perfect place for you to advertise – the NSM Family Directory! The Directory will be a great resource for all families in setting up play-dates, carpooling and getting in touch with each other regarding school activities. Imagine how many times your ad will be seen and at the same time, support NSM! Time is short, the advertising material deadline is September 30th. If you are interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Discounts for supporting music in SMFC schools!
The San Mateo-Foster City Education Foundation’s fall fundraiser is coming to NSM soon. This year we are selling Discount Cards to support music education in all our schools. Each year it costs about $75 per child or over $600,000 to fund K-5th grade music programs in the SMFC School District.
The Discount Cards sell for $20, and the Education Foundation will make 50% profit or $10 per card. All proceeds will go to the District to fund music programs next school year.
A sample Discount Card and order form envelope will go home with your child soon. Please consider purchasing it for $20 for your family, and ask friends and family if they would like to buy one. For every 3 cards you sell, you will receive the 4th card for FREE! Please help support music education in all our schools, as well as enjoy the discounts at local community merchants, such as Round Table, Macaroni Grill, Papa John’s, and many more!
After School Enrichment Activities
Sign up for Spanish lessons, or ceramics after school.
Shop to Benefit NSM
NSM appreciates the support of many local and online merchants. Start your shopping trip at the "Shop to Benefit NSM" link at http://nsv-smfc-ca.schoolloop.com/shop and your purchases will translate into donations to the NSM PTA, all at no extra cost to you.
Box Tops for Education
Look for the pink “Box Tops for Eduction” square on participating products, including Cheerios, Chex Mix, Ziploc, Go-Gurts, and hundred more. When you bring these in to the office, NSM will receive ten cents for each one.
A reminder that every dollar helps our school.
There are many ways you can help, including Escrip and Box Tops for Education. See below for details.
Sign up for free by visiting http://www.escrip.com and follow their easy online registration process. Select "North Shoreview" as your school of choice – Group ID #137316840. Already an eScrip supporter? If so, go to http://www.escrip.com click on the “My eScrip” link to update grocery cards, debit & credit card #’s, expiration dates and to add North Shoreview – Group ID #137316840 to your account.
2014 Important Safeway Update: Safeway purchases must be paid for by cash, gift card, debit card, or check to earn eScrip contributions. Credit card purchases at Safeway no longer earn eScrip credit. For uninterrupted contributions you MUST also RENEW your Safeway club card annually by Nov. 1st.
For questions, contact Christine Douglas at email@example.com
Become a PTA member today!
PTA is the nation's oldest, largest and highest profile volunteer organization working on behalf of public schools, children and families. Becoming a PTA member is easy. Membership is $7.50 per person or $15 per couple annually.
Author Visit and Book Order Form Grades 1 - 3
Nancy Krulik, author of the series Magic Bone, Katie Kazoo, and George Brown, will discuss her writing and sign books on October 1 in the Gym at 9:00 a.m. Book order forms due to Carol in the office by September 25. Parents welcome to attend.
International Potluck & help needed
The International Potluck almost here and we still need volunteers! September 26th is around the corner. Sign up for a volunteer shift here:
To showcase a dance at the International Potluck on September 26, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come share your culture with the rest of the school!
Thurs., Sept. 18, 7:00pm, Round Table Pizza (1304 W. Hillsdale Blvd.) OR
NSM’s biggest social and fundraising event of the year is only a few short months away! Please come to one of the volunteer meetings to learn more about how you can be a part of the NSM Auction committee. Jobs of all sizes are available and no prior experience is needed. For more information, see the flyer.
Mandatory Parent Volunteer Training
Thurs., Sept. 25 (note new date), 7:00pm, Room 13