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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

July 30, 2013

Welcome back to our current families and a warm welcome to our new Parkside families.  We are eager to begin the 2013-14 school year.  On July 30th,  we look forward to meeting our new kindergarten students and families at 2:00 pm on the lower grade playground with a K orientation beginning at 2:30 pm in classrooms.  Please join us for some summer time treats and a chance to see who your child's new teacher will be at 3:30 pm in the courtyard behind the office.  There will be a new family orientation at 3:30 pm in the large group instruction (LGI) room.   After 4:30 pm, class lists will be posted at the front of the school. 

School begins on Wednesday, July 31 at 8:10 am for our 4th and 5th grade students, 8:20 am for our K-3rd grade students and 8:30 am for our preschool/preK students.  The first day will be a minimum day so dismissal will be a 12:10 pm. 

When you step on to the school campus, you will notice some changes.  We have new fences that will bring added security to our school, as well as surveillance cameras. There will be some new procedures in place so please be flexible as we all learn them. 

I look forward to a wonderful year of learning and the chance to work with all families to make Parkside the best that we can be!


Ms. Fukumoto, Parkside Principal


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Preschool Fair

Looking for a quality preschool program? 

Come to the SMFCSD Preschool Fair.

Instructional Supply Donations

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

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