Student Activities

Student Activities

Parkside Montessori offers a number of additional student activities, including field trips and assemblies, weekly library visits, physical education, Art in Action, Music for Minors, the Student Green Team, parent-led lunchtime activities, and SDC (Special Day Class) inclusion. Additional information about some of these activities is included here:


Students participating in Art in Action.

Art in Action started at Parkside in 2004. The program offers a discipline-based, sequential visual art curriculum that teaches art appreciation, art history, and art techniques and further assists educators with training and support, enabling them to integrate visual art into the learning experience of every student. To learn more about this greater Bay Area program, please go to the Art in Action website.

For more information about Parkside's Art in Action program, visit the PTA Art in Action page.

music for minors

Music for Minors provides a weekly music program for TK through 5th grade students offering a variety of experiences through hands-on participation in such facets of music as singing, movement, theory, dance, musical games, use of rhythm instruments and recorder playing.

Teaching focus:

Singing:  pitch matching, posture, breath, head voice, chest voice, ear training, enunciation
Rhythm:  steady beat, body percussion, instruments
Movement:  folk dance, musical games, action songs
Listening:  across the eras and around the world
Playing recorder (3rd and 4th grades):  reading notation and fingering notes

music for minors

sTUDENT green team

Committed fourth and fifth grade students meet once a week to work on projects relating to gardening and school environment. The team is student driven, guided by parent volunteers. Older students achieve a sense of pride when they work towards improving areas around their school. 

student creating art


Our library is open Tuesdays and Fridays.

To volunteer, please contact the Librarian, Shar Manu, at

students sitting together in the library with a librarian