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A 2014-2017 Columbia University TCRWP Project School
A 2015 Kent Award Recipient
A 2014 California Distinguished School


Robin K. Pang-Maganaris

Emily Molnar
Assistant Principal

Linda Fonseca
Administrative Assistant


500 Biddulph Way, Belmont, CA 94002, phone: 650-637-4860, fax: 650-637-4867

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Important Dates at a Glance


Aug. 24 -- First day of School at 8:25 a.m. (come early because parking will be a challenge).  We will start together at Morning Gathering.  You'll need to know your child's teacher's name as we line up by teacher names.  Signs will direct your as well as staff in orange vests.  Best for parents of young children to plan on coming to Morning Gathering the first few days as crowds will be heavy.

Aug. 31 -- Back to School Night at 7:00 p.m.  This is an adult only event please.  Plan on a sitter for your Nesbit Puma now :-).

Incoming 2016-2017 TK and K Important Dates

Orientations and Meet & Greets


8/23 -- Incoming TK and Kindergarten Meet and Greet in assigned classrooms.  Drop in to give your child an opportunity to see their classroom and meet their teacher prior to the first day of school.  10:30 a.m. -- 12:00 p.m.



Use this map to help orient yourself to where your child's class will line up for Morning Gathering.


If your child would like to participate in an after-school flag football league, click here for more information and to sign up for tryouts.

  • Beginning 2016-17, the District will no longer offer "emergency lunches."  Parents wishing to order meals must do so online at by 9:00 am the day before the meal is served (4 days prior for field trips).  If you do not order by the deadline, please be sure to send a lunch to school with your child.  If you order lunch, please remind your child to pick it up.
  • Lunch program information is available on the District’s website at  This includes ordering information and applications for the Free and Reduced-Price Meal Program.
  • Students who qualified for free or reduced-price meals last year must re-apply by September 16 to continue to qualify for the rest of the year.

Nesbit students do not need to purchase supplies for the start of the year other than the backpack that they need to bring to school every day.  Nesbit's PTA covers the costs for back-to-school supplies thanks to donations parents make during our annual Write-a-Check campaign.  


If your family really wants to purchase supplies during the fantastic summer sales, the following are always appreciated:

  • Crayola crayons 
  • Crayola markers (thin and thick)
  • Flair pens (black, red)
  • Expo Dry Erase pens (thin, black)
  • Reams of paper
  • Ticonderoga pencils (#2)
  • Kleenex

Nesbit PTA hosts two fundraising events per year.

  • Write-a-Check campaign -- families are asked to donate $175 for one child or $250 for 2+ children to PTA.  
  • Walk-A-Thon -- families are asked to find 10 people willing to sponsor their child $10.

These fundraising dollars pay for Back-to-School supplies, Music for Minors, Art in Action, Technology, Assemblies, Field trips, curriculum materials plus a host of community events!



Our History

A quaint school with a bright future opened its doors in 1953 with only five classrooms and almost 200 students. On January 28, 1954, this school was named after Mrs. Mae Nesbit. Mrs. Nesbit came to Belmont in 1932 as a teaching principal. She then became a supervising principal and in 1942 she was appointed superintendent of Belmont Elementary School, now Nesbit.

In 1996, Nesbit received its first California Distinguished School Award.

In 2004, Nesbit celebrated its 50th birthday.

In 2008, Nesbit was honored for a second time with a California Distinguished School Award.

In 2014, Nesbit was honored for a third time with a California Distinguished Schools Award.

In 2015, Nesbit was honored with a San Mateo County's School Board Kent Award.

Nesbit has come a long way since it first opened its doors.  There are now over 575 students in TK - 7th and SDC classes, as well as, 50 staff members who call Nesbit School their home.


Nesbit's Mission and Values

Nesbit School seeks to create a safe, nurturing and respectful learning environment where diversity is valued. To achieve this vision, Nesbit students, parents, and staff work collaboratively to help students acquire a solid academic foundation, build strong character, resolve conflicts, develop confidence, set and achieve challenging goals, communicate effectively, and develop a love of learning. Nesbit Elementary School is committed to equipping our students with the tools they need for academic, personal and social achievement.



2014 California Distinguished School


Achieved in 1996, 2008 and 2014.