Parkside Happenings

  • Join Parkside and more than 500 Austin area non-profits as we Amplify Austin!


    This year, for the first time, Parkside is participating in Amplify Austin, a 24-hour day of online giving to Central Texas nonprofits! This is new for us and new for you… we’d like to help you to understand the hows and whys.

    Amplify Austin was created by I Live Here I Give Here as a way to increase philanthropy to Austin nonprofits. Amplify Austin has [...]

  • 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

  • Pathway to Adolescence

    When: Tuesday, February 4, 6:30-8pm Where: Parkside By: Bethany Prescott For: Parents of children 8-12 years old

    Please RSVP via your online volunteer account. 

    Our children are growing in so many wild and wonderful ways as they head towards adolescence. In this workshop, we’ll talk honestly about what it means to be a tween and teenager, and what they need from us as parents.

    Please join us for this FREE parent workshop. There will be no childcare, so please make arrangements. Please RSVP.


    Parkside’s Annual Holiday Bazaar

    Thursday, December, 20th 8am – 2pm

    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!

    Click on each vendor to get a sneak preview from their website:

    PJ Crafts – crocheted dolls & animals Delightfully Delicious Treats – former Parkside student Faith Pinnow will be selling delectable flavored chocolates Yoga [...]
  • Your Extraordinary Family Life: A Parenting Workshop Tips and tools for creating more ease, joy, connection, and love every single day!”

    Location: Parkside Date / Time: Thursday, November 7th, 6:30 – 8:00pm Description: 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 [...]

  • The Parkside Group

    Austin Families in Nature is a program designed to help get families outside to learn, play and volunteer together. It was started in 2008 by Parkside parent Heather Kuhlken, and will be the recipient of the 2013 John Covert Watson Award for Vision in Connecting Children to Nature this September.

    This fall, AFiN will be starting a new group just for Parkside families and will include families with children of any [...]

“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 felt from the teachers, admin, directors, and community. Our Primary teachers were more than just "guides" -- they obviously cared for my children in my absence. ”
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