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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 25,2014

Welcome back to our current families and a warm welcome to our new Parkside families.  I am very excited to return to a school after 2 years at the district level in Human Resources. Though, that experience has been helpful in hiring a number of new staff members for Parkside!

We are eager to begin the 2014-15 school year.  On July 29th,  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 30 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. 

Please follow the procedures that were in place last year. Remember that if you are going into a classroom, you must sign in at the office.  

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!

Also, please support the Parkside staff in reminding the students of Parkside's 4 simple rules:

1. Be Safe.

2. Be responsible.

3. Be Respectful.

4. Be your best!


Mrs. 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

Calendar of Events

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 SMFCSD Preschool Fair.