Parkside Happenings

  • Parkside Community School is hosting a special screening of Hayao Miyazaki’s acclaimed Japanese animated fantasy film MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO!

    We will be at the Alamo Drafthouse Slaugther Lane on Saturday, April 18th, 9am. All ticket sales benefit Parkside, so please join us and invite your friends and family. We know it’s early Saturday morning (but, hey…that’s when we can get the theater) so children are welcome to make it cozy and wear pajamas. Adults can too, if you want! BUY [...]

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    ARTtv

    ARTtv: A Creative Arts Show For Kids

    The OUTSIDE VOICE mission is to give all kids the inspiration and courage they need to grow as critical-thinkers and creators.  Big stuff!  But where do we start? Our very own Ron Pippin (dad to Max of UPE and Janie of LE2) is doing great things with art and he needs your support! He is combining his passion for creativity with his experience making commercials to make a great show about art! And we can [...]

  • AMS’s Newest Video: Montessori Kindergarten”

    Learn why the Montessori kindergarten year—the third and final year of the Montessori Early Childhood cycle—is a foundation for life.

    Colleagues from AMS-accredited schools explain why retaining students through the Montessori kindergarten year is essential. Succinct, engaging, and authoritative, the video is perfect for sharing with Early Childhood parents.

    Montessori Kindergarten: Empowering & Essential from American Montessori Society on Vimeo.

  • Welcome to the new and permanent home of Parkside Community Montessori School.

    We are grateful and elated to have the opportunity to experience remaking ourselves in such a fantastic way. The hard teamwork of many people has manifested a wonderful place for all of us to work and grow. Our classrooms are beautiful, the land is spectacular, and it’s a joy to see the children settling into a natural setting with fresh air and lots of room to move.

    Parkside’s first Simple [...]

  • Many children fidget, and these days many children are being diagnosed as having attention issues and ADHD. But is that the real problem? In this important article, Angela Hanscom offers an alternative approach that is profoundly simple and effective.

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  • Four early influences helped shape the Google CEO’s world view and turn him into a change agent, writes Carol Sanford. View the Full Article

  • Please join us for this FREE parent workshop. There will be no childcare, so please make arrangements.
  • Join us for last minute Christmas shopping, homemade tamales and tacos. A plethora of gifts ranging from $2 - $150 awaits you. Each vendor will donate 20% of their sales from the day back to Parkside so stop by for lunch and shopping!
  • Your Extraordinary Family Life: A Parenting Workshop Tips and tools for creating more ease, joy, connection, and love every single day!”

    Location: ParksideDate / Time: Thursday, November 7th, 6:30 – 8:00pmDescription: This is going to be a high-energy, nuts-and-bolts talk packed with actionable wisdom and some ideas for making life with little ones really spectacular. This will be  an informative and inspirational talk that will get you flowing as a family. 

    You will leave with the skills to:>>Minimize meltdowns>>Support your little ones when they are [...]

  • Tuesday, September 24th, 6:30-8:00pm Presented by Dr. Linda SwankPlease RSVP

    The development of the New Millennial Brain is very different from the development of human brains in the past. Archeologists estimate that modern humans have been on the Earth for about 200,000 years. For most of that time, humans interacted closely with the rhythms of nature. Even our public school schedule was designed in the 19th-century to accommodate morning chores and harvest schedules.

    Our New Millennial Brain children are being exposed [...]

“Parkside has a wonderful reputation in the Montessori community of Austin, and thus intrigued us. But what kept us at Parkside is the love and support we feel from the teachers, admin, directors, and community. Our primary teachers were more than just "guides" -- they obviously cared for my children in my absence. And Joe and Claire are the loving shepherds of a small flock of eager sheep.”
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