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UNIFORM Policy

Weller is a uniform school.  Please review our uniform standards by clicking on the link below: 
Weller Uniform Code

April 2016

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·        Ezra Emerson This past month Ezra has being able to show longer attending and attempting to participate in all activities during the class day. --Mrs. Maldonado

·        Ann Nguyen has become a better listener and speaker this school year! --Ms. Phan

·        Princeton Deng  is a model student who always follows our classroom rules and is respectful of everyone. He is a hard worker and a good helper to his friends.  --Ms. Hirano

·        Jozae Jenkins is Student of the Month for April because she speaks kind words to her friends, she is engaged in her learning and she is an excellent collaborator. Keep up the good work Jozae!   --Mrs. VT

·        Ellen Hu works hard in class and is always willing to participate. She has shown growth in all areas this year!  --Ms. Gilpin

·        _________  --Ms. Talucod

·       Matthew Maldonado is very responsible in class. He does his best to help others where he can.  --Mrs. Dang

·       Dominique Walker has shown perseverance and has actively participated in all classroom activities and assignments throughout the school year. Dominique is cultivating the "Never Give Up" spirit. Dominique has made great growth in all areas.   --Ms. Mathias 

·        Grace Do​ is very responsible with her work. She follows through and applies herself to all classroom tasks.​  --Ms. Semrau

·        Jody Pan​ thinks thoughtfully about his responses before sharing with his classmates.  --Ms. daSilva

·        Adrien Padilla has shown compassion in challenging situations and has learned to self regulate his behavior in difficult situations. I am proud of the growth he is making.   --Mrs. Vigneri

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·        _____.  --Ms. Miller

·        Jenny Pham has shown grit and perseverance in so many ways this year. She has continued to give me her absolute best in language arts and writing, and has grown so much! In math, she has finished all 4th grade skills in Khan Academy and placed on the LearnStorm hustle leaderboards 4 times! Congratulations on your outstanding work!  --Mrs. Newstrom

·       Alyssa Maldonado is attentive, kind, and hardworking. Alyssa is active in her learning and will persevere when faced with a challenging problems. She is cooperative and assists others when they need help. Her self-discipline, cooperative spirit, and determination are just some of her amazing attributes. Alyssa is truly a model student at Weller.   --Mr. Duong

·        Hannah Nguyen showed determination and perseverance towards completing assignments. She is also done a better job of being respectful when seeking help others. She always has willingness to help others.  --Mrs. McCarter

·        _______  --Mrs. Sharma

·        Maia Villo always greets her teachers every morning and afternoon at the door. Carrying her positive attitude, she listens to instruction carefully and responds in her work concisely. During testing for example, while she finished early with her peers, Maia continually rechecked and revised her responses until the lunch hour, and then extended her time more to her satisfaction.  --Mr. Salazar

·       Emily Lai has demonstrated determination to achieve her i-Ready goals. She's always respectful to her peers.   --Mr. Hart

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Joseph Elementary School maintains the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (P.B.I.S.) program to help foster a responsible, respectful and safe learning environment for students and staff.  PBIS is a school-wide behavioral approach where students are supported and empowered to equally contribute to our school’s success and safety.  To highlight and celebrate positive behavior, we have implemented Weller Student store as a reward system for all students. 

Principal's Corner


 

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Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”  -Helen Keller

 

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I would like to invite you to join me at a monthly “Principal Coffee Chat”, where we can have an informal discussion about our school.  It will be a good opportunity for me to share our school’s goals for the year, collaboratively plan for upcoming events, and/or address questions or concerns you might have.  The meetings will begin at 8:15 in the Conference Room (near Front Office).  Below are the meeting dates for the 2014-2015 school year.  I look forward to seeing you there.
 

In partnership with you,

Mrs. Raquel Kusunoki

 

Principal Coffee Chat Days:

To be announced...

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Thank you to all Weller parents/families who completed the Fall 2015 Parent Survey.  The feedback you provided helps us effectively plan a year to better support you!  We will be repeating the survey in the winter and hope to gain even greater insight into how we can continue to improve while strengthening the teamwork between the school and the home.  A summary of the survey is available by clicking Fall 2015 Parent Survey.


2014-2015 SBAC Results for Weller are in...

The results of our first SBAC (Smarter Balance Assessment Consortium) assessment show that Weller students are transitioning well to the demands of Common Core State Standards.  Congratulations to our students and teachers on a job well done! SBAC Math.png
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Weller's Goal:  Increase the Number of Family Involvement

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Weller’s Family Engagement Meeting Dates in Room 116:

Thursday, March 31, @ 5:30 PM

Thursday, April 28,  @ 5:30 PM

Thursday, May 26,  @ 5:30 PM

Staff Only

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SOMETHING NEW....Centralized Enrollment at the District Office will be held on Thursdays and Fridays from 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm beginning THURSDAY, MAY 5TH (same days and hours as Dual Immersion enrollment). We will be accepting enrollment only for grades 1-8 (with the exception of Dual Immersion TK/K).
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Weller is in need of parent volunteers to teach Weller students dances or songs for the Spring Multi-Cultural Event on Saturday, April 30th.

 

If you are interested in sharing a piece of your culture with the Weller community, please let us know.  All are welcome!!!

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2016-2017 Student Council Elections will take place on Friday, May 13th in MUR at 8:15 am

(Only 3rd-6th grade classes need to attend)
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Dear MUSD Parents and Guardians,


We invite you to take this Parent Survey as we want your feedback about how we are doing in the three focus areas of the LCAP:
Parent and Student Engagement, Pupil Outcomes, Conditions of Learning

 

Spanish Parent Survey

Vietnamese Parent Survey

English Parent Survey

If you have any questions, please contact Deputy Superintendent, Cheryl Jordan, at [email protected],org or 408 635-2600, ext. 6032

Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless.

Congratulations to Parent Volunteer, Weller PTA President,

Tom Ostrander,
Weller's 2016 Volunteer of the Year!

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2016-2017 Registration


Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and Kindergarten registration will begin March 1st.
Children who will be the age of 5 on or before September 1, 2016 will be eligible for Kindergarten; TK is available for students turning 5 between September 2 through December 2, 2016.  Registration hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

*See more information below under "2016-2017 Registration".

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You must register your child at your resident school based on your Milpitas resident address. If you do not know your resident school, please use the District's School Locator Link http://www.schfinder.com/MilpitasUSD/

You will need to provide the following documents in order to receive a registration packet:

1. Proof of Parent/Legal Guardian: current Driver's License, California ID or Government issued ID

2. Proof of Student Age: Birth Certificate, Passport or Immigration Certificate/Visa (only if Birth Certificate is not available) 

3. Proof of Residency Documents (one from each list is required): 
A. Mortage Statement, Property Tax Bill, Escrow Document, OR Full Rental Agreement
B. Current PG&E Bill OR Current City of Milpitas Utility Bill
Documentation as listed on the Milpitas Unified Proof of Residency Chart must be provided in person for verification.
*Families residing in multi-family units (renting a room/house, living with another family, or sharing a house) are required to provide two additional proofs of residency and must complete additional forms (Trans-02). The home/property owner of the Milpitas address is required by the Milpitas Unified School District to provide proof of identification along with their proofs of residency as listed above. Contact your school secretary to fill out the form and complete this process. 

 

4. Immunization Records (as current, as is age appropriate).
California State Required K-12 Immunization Requirements

 

5. Emergency Contact Form (provided by school registrar)
 

6. Additional Required Documents:
Report of Health Examination for School Entry
Oral Health Assessment Form
Milpitas Unified Registration Form
Authorization for Release of Student Records (new students coming from another school)
The above listed forms are also available at your resident school office. 


***All completed forms and documents must be submitted to your resident school office in person. Once you turn in your registration documents in person with the necessary documentation, you may be given a packet containing important additional information and forms to complete.***
 

 

Bollywood Dance with Mrs. Pasi | Multi-Use Room
Tuesdays from 3/22 - 4/26 (6 week session) | 2:15pm to 3:15pm | $30
Register by form.

Clay Art Fun | Room 119
Tuesdays from 4/26 - 5/24 (5 week session) | 2:05pm to 3:05m | $125
Register by form.

Info @ www.lathasclayartstudio.com

Chorus with Ms. Mathias & Mrs. Newstrom | Multi-Use Room
Thursdays  | 2:15pm to 3:15pm
Register by form.
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*Pre-Engineering using Lego (Grades 3 to 5) | Room 203
Wednesdays from TBD| 2:05pm to 3:35pm | $___
Register @ http://register.play-well.org/registration/new/42817

*Young Rembrandts Drawing Class (K-6th) | Room 203
Tuesdays from 3/22 - 5/3 | 2:05pm to 3:05pm | $89
(3/8 Minimum Day, Class @ 12:25pm)

From the Desk of Superintendent Cary Matsuoka

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of one of our MUSD family members, Ms. Jan Miller, a special education teacher from Weller.  Jan was dedicated to her work and her students and will be dearly missed.  She has worked in MUSD for over 25 years and she has touched the lives of students, families, and staff across our district.

 

As the news spreads across our district, it may impact students who had Jan as a teacher.  Please let us know if you see any students or staff in distress and our student services team will be ready to deploy to any site.

 

There will be a celebration of Jan’s life sometime in May and we will let you know the day and time.  Thank you for your support for the Weller community and the Jan Miller family.

 

Sincerely,

Cary Matsuoka

Joseph Weller Elementary School

345 Boulder Street
Milpitas, CA 95035
Phone: (408) 635-2876
Fax: (408) 635-2880 

Principal:  Raquel Kusunoki
Assistant Principal:  Parwinder Johal
Superintendent:  Cary Matsuoka

MINIMUM DAYS, DAYS OFF and LAST DAY OF SCHOOL:

2015-2016 MINIMUM DAYS:
October 15, 2015
November 12 thru
 18, 2015
December 18, 2015
January 28, 2016
March 7-11, 2016
May 11, 2016
June 1, 2016

DAYS OFF:
September 7, 2015
October 16, 2015
November 11, 2015
November 25 thru 27, 2015
December 21, 2015
January 18, 2016
January 29, 2016
February 15 thru 19, 2016
April 11 thru 15, 2016
May 6, 2016
May 30, 2016


LAST DAY OF SCHOOL IS JUNE 1, 2016
à A Minimum Day

School Year Events At A Glance

Scholastic Reading

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Attendance

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Please do not forget to call the Attendance Line at (408) 635-2876 x1107 on the day that your child will be absent from school.

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Part of what makes the Weller Elementary Community so special is the active partnership between parents, teachers, and administrators. The Weller PTA is comprised of families and teachers whose dedication and involvement truly helps make Weller thrive.  To get involved or get more info, email us [email protected], visit our website at wellerpta.org. and follow us on Facebook.

Become a Weller Volunteer

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If you are interested in volunteering at our school (in the classroom, on field trips or at a school event), please visit the office for a Volunteer Information Form (AE 1240).  You will also need to submit a copy of your driver's license and a current negative TB test result.  It may take 7-10 business days for your volunteer request to be approved at the District level. 

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Classroom Supply Donations

  

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We are asking for each student to help with donating supplies to their classroom. Suggestion for donations are listed below:
 
  • Tissue boxes
  • Crayons
  • Scissors
  • Colored markers and pencils
  • Copy paper
  • Electric pencil sharpeners
  • Whiteboard markers
  • Graph paper
     

This will help our staff and students to have a successful year.  We truly appreciate all the donations.

Student Online Programs

Free Resources for Parents

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Raise the Bar is a back to school tool for parents. Resources are designed to support results on both ELA and Math Smarter Balanced assessment. It also includes a reading library with discussion guides, conversation starters, videos and writing samples, and parent-teacher conversation guides.

Sign up at Raise the Bar to access these free resources.

BUY A WELLER T-SHIRT $12 - Wear with Jeans on Fridays


*Shirts sold in office 

Internet

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