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

October Students of the Month and upStanders




·        Izaan Malik has shown great improvement in social skills, he is initiating play with his classmates. Izaan is also participating during circle time and centers without adult support.      --Preschool Mrs. Maldonado

·        Anthony Garcia is a peaceful problem solver when deciding who gets to go first during math games by saying to whoever he is playing with," You can go first and and I will go first next."  --Ms. Phan

·        Thomas Garcia II is a peaceful problem solver.  If he sees his friends arguing, he will try to stop them.  Thomas is also compassionate and is usually the first one to help a friend who falls down or is feeling sad. --Ms. Hirano

·        Haotian Liu is October's Student of the Month for being a respectful, responsible and kind student.  He speaks up instead of being a bystander.  He models good behavior and he always welcomes and includes others in group situations.    --Mrs. VT

·        Kovilte Kupciunaite is a model student.  She is always respectful to adults and her classmates.  She is kind to everyone and a good friend.  She helps others when they get hurt.  In class, she works hard to follow the rules, always tries her best and has a desire to get better in reading, writing, and math.    --Ms. Gilpin

·        Sarah Ahmed shows exceptional patience and gets along well with others.  She is respectful and peaceful when working with her classmates.  --Ms. Talucod

·        Cambria Balza is not afraid to say what she feels. She is a big advocate for other people. She makes sure that her classmates are included and feel good about themselves. Cambria cares about her friends and does not hesitate to help them out.

·        Lauren Gorospe is an exemplary student because she is always engaged in whatever we are learning.  She follows directions and is respectful and helpful towards her classmates and me.   --Ms. Mathias

·        Chloe Le is willing to take time and work with others in a compassionate way.   --Ms. Semrau

·        Jesse Robles Ybarra sticks up for his classmates and does not stand for bullying.  He reminds others to make the right choices and do what is best.  He is friendly, funny and his peers look up to him.  --Ms. daSilva

·        Jeremiah de Guzman is super thoughtful of his classmates, kind to all around him and is a peaceful person to be around. I believe he would make the right choice to be an "up-stander" and not a "by-stander" if ever in a bullying situation. He is a great kid!  --Mrs. Vigneri

·        Ethan Managad is very respectful in class, and stands up for others when he feels someone is not being kind to them.  He will tell other kids that they don't need to be mean to others.     --Ms. Miller

·        Tyler Salgado is a well-rounded and well-liked student. He makes sure to include everyone and is always respectful to his peers and staff. He works hard in class and makes every effort to use his time wisely. He is a very kind and compassionate boy, and I am so glad he is in my class this year! Way to go, Tyler!  --Mrs. Newstrom

·        Jamie Le ​​is diligent, hard-working, and above all an upstander. Jamie completes all of her homework and goes beyond what is asked. She is kind to her classmates and models what it means to be a productive collaborator. Her attitude towards learning, work ethic, and collective mindset are just some of her amazing attributes. Jamie is truly a model student at Weller.    --Mr. Duong

·        Justin Nguyen is always kind and respectful to his peers and has demonstrated great habits of success in doing his assignments at home and at school. He also provides tireless service to Weller community through Student Council.    --Mrs. McCarter

·        Jasmine Kelly-Tanti is very respectful when talking to adults and peers on campus. She is always willing to help others and understands that people have different strengths.  --Mrs. Sharma

·        Bill Tran listens and follows direction very well.  If he notices undesired behaviors of others, he does speak and encourage his peers to follow course. --Mr. Salazar

·        Brand Pecot demonstrated considerate collaboration throughout her project. --Mr. Hart

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...

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. 

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Weller Elementary is where you find students who are...


In observance of Thanksgiving

there will be NO SCHOOL on
Wednesday, November 25th 
​Thursday, November 26th 
Friday, November 27th 




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Pre-Engineering using Lego (Grades 1 to 2) | Room 203
Mondays from 10/26-12/7 (No class on 11/16) | 2:05pm to 3:35pm | $111
Register @

Stem4All (Grades 3 to 6) | Room 119
Mondays & Wednesdays from 11/9 to 12/16 | 2:05pm to 3:05pm | $80
(11/9, 11/23, 11/30, 12/2. 12/7, 12/9, 12/14, 12/16)
Register @

Young Rembrandts Drawing Class (Grades K to 6) | Room 203
Tuesdays from 11/10 - 12/15 | 2:05pm to 3:05pm | $89
(11/17 Minimum Day, Class @ 12:25pm)

Register @

Khamoshi Arts Drawing Class (Grades 1 to 6) | Room 118
Mondays from 11/9 -12/7 | 2:05pm to 3:05pm | $79
Register by form or

Chorus with Ms. Mathias & Mrs. Newstrom | Multi-Use Room
Thursdays  | 2:15pm to 3:15pm
Register by form.

Bollywood Dance with Mrs. Pasi | Multi-Use Room
Tuesdays fromTBD (7 week session) | 2:15pm to 3:15pm | $60
Register by form.


We are currently in the process of surveying different stakeholders groups about their opinions on a new SPANISH DUAL LANGUAGE IMMERSION program in MUSD.  Please take a few minutes to complete this very short Dual Language survey to let us know what you think.



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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

Weller's Goal:  Increase the Number of Family Involvement

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Weller’s Family Engagement Meeting Dates in Room 116:

Thursday, December 3, @ 5:30 PM

Thursday, January 7, @ 5:30 PM

Thursday,  February 11 @ 5:30 PM

Thursday, March 31, @ 5:30 PM

Thursday, April 28,  @ 5:30 PM

Thursday, May 26,  @ 5:30 PM

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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

School Year Events At A Glance

Scholastic Reading




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.

NEW: Online Enrollment for New MUSD Students

Student registration for students new to the district and new to a school for the 2015-2016 is now available online.  Click link below:


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 and follow us on Facebook.

Become a Weller Volunteer


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. 


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


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.