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About Parkside

Parkside Elementary School is nestled in the quaint Parkside neighborhood of San Mateo.

Our school offers families a choice of either a traditional learning environment or a Montessori based environment for their child.

Parkside was the first school in the San Mateo-Foster City School District to implement the year round calendar schedule in the district. This continuous learning schedule helps students retain what they have learned by offering a shorter break during the summer.

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Principal's Message

October 16, 2014

We hope that everyone is having a wonderful Fall break, enjoying the weather and all of the great baseball games!

Parkside is a busy place.  Not only teaching the new Common Core standards, using new data analysis instruments, getting ready for new report cards....but, also working on both the Montessori Program and the STEAM(Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) program! Our primary teachers are also busy updating their skills in literacy teaching!

Besides the staff being so busy, our PTA team never stops! They did a fabulous job on the Walk-a-Jog and Movie Night, and they are now preparing for the Holiday Boutique.

The STEAM committee, comprised of staff and parent representatives, has been busy. Six staff members attended the California STEM conference in San Diego in September. A week after the conference, the whole committee met in a Monday morning retreat, to further plan out a road map to begin the program. We are thrilled to be in a partnership with the San Mateo County Office of Education's STEM Center! More information will be coming soon!

Meanwhile, the Montessori Task Force (MTF) has been busy working as a team (Parkside and No.Shoreview)staff and parents, to investigate and analyze ways to bring the 2 programs together.

Another important update is about Halloween! We will have our Halloween Parade in the afternoon at around 2:00 PM. Students will be able to change into costumes after lunch. Classes will do doing a variety of activities throughout the day. Please contact your child's teacher for further information or support they may need.

Enjoy this beautiful Fall weather

- Sheila Spieller, Parkside Principal


Tiger Tales Newsletter - September 2014
Posted by: Stefan Meier
Published: 9/2/14

Parkside Calendar 2014/2015
Events are also marked on the website calendar below! Continue
Posted by: Stefan Meier
Published: 9/2/14

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Instructional Supply Donations

Donate pleaseBudget woes really impact what we can provide the school.

Please donate $25 per family for classroom and office supplies.

Preschool Fair

Looking for a quality preschool program?

Come to the SMFCS Preschool Fair.