On January 8, 2015, the SMFC School Board unanimously approved the recommendation of the Montessori Task Force to expand the K-8 Montessori program at North Shoreview and Parkside schools. As a result, there will be more Montessori Kindergarten spaces available beginning in fall 2015, and all Montessori students who wish to continue into the middle school grades will have a space. In 2016-17, the Montessori Working Groups will continue to meet to consider how the North Shoreview and Parkside Montessori campuses can best work together to ensure the success of our expanding Montessori program. Topics being discussed include parent organizations, fundraising, volunteering, communications, events/extracurriculars, and middle school enrollment. All interested parents, staff, and community members are invited to participate; please contact Mrs. Harrison at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.