Direct Donation Campaign

Funding programs that enrich our students' and our teachers' experiences at Parkside Montessori!

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How close are we to our goal?


What is the Direct Donation Campaign?

  • The PTA's largest source of fundraising each year

  • It is not tied to a specific school or PTA event

  • For more details read on or check out the Direct Donation FAQs HERE
  • Want to know more about what the PTA funds are used for? Check out our Fundraising page HERE

How much should our family donate?

  • A donation of any amount that is appropriate for your family is welcomed and appreciated!

  • The PTA recommends a donation of $600 per family for the first enrolled child with an additional $300 per each additional sibling, or more more if your family is in a position to donate more to Parkside Montessori

  • Find out if your employer offers charitable donation matching - this is an easy way to double your donation! 

  • Ask family and friends to donate and support your child's school

  • All donations are tax deductible!

* In an effort to conserve funds, a donation thank you gift is not planned for this year.

How can our family donate?

  • Pay by check made out to “Parkside PTA” - mail to the school (1685 Eisenhower St., San Mateo, CA 94403) or drop off at the school office and leave in the PTA box

  • Pay online - Click the donate button above or below to see online payment options. You may checkout as “guest” - you do not need a PayPal account to donate online

What other fundraising plans does the PTA have for this year?

  • Walk-a-jog - a virtual Walk-a-jog is being planned for the spring ; Online donations will be collected as in past years

  • Activity nights, such as restaurant (takeout) and family paint nights (virtual)

  • Possible student art raffle in the late spring, however a Pizza Night & Art Raffle in-person event is unlikely

  • Parkside logo items sale in the spring

NOTE: We will NOT be hosting a Spring Fling and Auction this spring, due to restrictions on public gatherings.

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Parkside Elementary PTA EIN/Tax ID 94-6184899, 501(c)(3) charity

Contact the Direct Donations Coordinator with questions at