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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.

After five years on our volunteer-built Drupal system, we are in the process of moving the NSM website to this SchoolLoop system.  Thank you for your patience with missing pages or broken links as our parent volunteers complete this process over the next few weeks.  Please continue to check www.nsmontessori.org for the latest school and PTA announcements.

The Montessori Messenger

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 marci@gamepro.com.  Thank you!

Posted by: NSM PTA
Published: 9/18/14

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!

Posted by: NSM PTA
Published: 9/17/14

After School Enrichment Activities

Sign up for Spanish lessons, or ceramics  after school. 
See the flyers posted online for details.

Posted by: NSM PTA
Published: 9/17/14

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.


Posted by: NSM PTA
Published: 9/17/14

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.  

Posted by: NSM PTA
Published: 9/17/14

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. 

eScrip is free, it’s easy, and it’s rewarding way to earn money for NSM! We would like to encourage all NSM Families to sign up for eScrip. Our school earns cash when you do what you do anyway – Shop!  eScrip is a safe, easy, and free way to support the students of NSM. By registering your grocery club cards (like Safeway & Mollie Stone’s), credit & debit cards, and designating "North Shoreview" as your eScrip beneficiary, you can automatically contribute to NSM every time you make purchases at participating retailers.

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 fundraising@nsmontessori.org

Posted by: NSM PTA
Published: 9/17/14

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.  


Click here to join the NSM PTA or use the forms your child brought home.  For questions,email membership@nsmontessori.org

Posted by: NSM PTA
Published: 9/16/14

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.

Posted by: NSM PTA
Published: 9/15/14

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 enrichment@nsmontessori.org.  


Come share your culture with the rest of the school!

Posted by: NSM PTA
Published: 9/12/14

Auction Meetings

Thurs., Sept. 18, 7:00pm, Round Table Pizza (1304 W. Hillsdale Blvd.) OR
Tues., Sept. 23, 8:20am, Kingston Cafe

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.

Posted by: NSM PTA
Published: 9/12/14

Mandatory Parent Volunteer Training

Thurs., Sept. 25 (note new date), 7:00pm, Room 13

Parents or other caregivers who would like to volunteer in the classroom need to attend one of these volunteer training sessions. The sessions will provide important information for volunteers about working with students and rules for helping in the classroom. 

Posted by: NSM PTA
Published: 9/12/14

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