Joseph Weller Elementary School Home


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

January 2016

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·         Yusuf Ghafoorri  is persistent in finishing activities with minimal support. He has made great progress since the beginning of the year..  --Mrs. Maldonado

·        Jathan Boghos entered TK with no academic experience and has persevered to learn how to write his name, identify all letters, and produce all letter sounds. He never gives up and keeps doing his best!.  --Ms. Phan

·        Isabelle Mina demonstrates courage by working through her shyness and presenting information in front of her peers and always telling the truth even when it's hard.  Isabelle is also a hard worker who will take on a challenge and try her best without giving up.  --Ms. Hirano

·        Julia Aquisap is Student of the Month for January. I am proud of Julia for trying hard in all she does and never giving up! She also has courage and stands up for what is right..   --Mrs. VT

·        Jessica Do is always working hard and trying her best. She wants to achieve in what she puts her mind to and perseveres to accomplish it. She asks for help when she needs it to ensure she is doing assignments correctly..  --Ms. Gilpin

·        Martin Dinh is very quiet, but determined to get his assignments done. When others are distracting him, he has the courage to ask them to, "Please stop." He works hard every day and strives to be the best student he can be, WITHOUT getting in the way of any one else's learning.  --Ms. Talucod

·        Leahjay Yee is always doing her best and taking risks. She is not afraid to speak up for herself when she knows something isn't right.  --Mrs. Dang

·        Kobe Medina was about to enter the building, after recess, when he saw a whirlpool of litter about 15 feet away. He fell out of line and picked up the litter..    --Ms. Mathias 

·        Katie Yu demonstrates a growth mindset by continually applying herself with education at school and at home. She is constantly challenging herself by learning new things..  --Ms. Semrau

·        Jacob Lima Navarro recently made a courageous decision to sit by himself and away from his classmates because he knew that was what he needed to get his work done. He has been working much harder ever since and completing more work in class..  --Ms. daSilva

·        Lanay Maza During most academic areas, but especially in math, Lanay seeks help and tries multiple strategies even when the work is difficult.  --Mrs. Vigneri

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·        Lucas Robledo is always ready to speak up and ask questions. Despite being new to the United States, he loves to participate in discussions and collaborate with his peers. His perseverance and courage in learning and practicing his English has lead to HUGE growth in his reading and writing. Way to go, Lucas!.  --Mrs. Newstrom

·        Rishita Rokariya is a strong, intelligent young advocate. She has the passion, motivation, and self-discipline that is required to achieve greatness. Rishita can always be seen focused and on task in class and demands the same level of engagement from her peers. Her passion and drive are just some of her amazing attributes. Rishita is truly a model student at Weller..   --Mr. Duong

·        Robert Salazar is diligent in completing all task and advocates for himself by expressing his needs.   --Mrs. McCarter

·        Ryan Nguyen has demonstrated great resilience and perseverance when he was faced with a challenge. He stayed positive and achieved success.  --Mrs. Sharma

·        Cairo Rivero Despite suffering a difficult health week, Cairo continued to focus on his studies. He emailed for clarification, set himself to collaborate with peers, spoke openly and honestly with out-of-state visitors, and passed a number of personal assessments. Cairo continues to impress with his maturity and personal growth..  --Mr. Salazar

·        Amy Chau is self-directed and always willing to help others..  --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...

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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,  February 11 @ 5:30 PM

Thursday, March 31, @ 5:30 PM

Thursday, April 28,  @ 5:30 PM

Thursday, May 26,  @ 5:30 PM

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...


Valentine Grams are available for parents/guardians to purchase.  It is a perfect way to remind your student(s) how much you love them.


Purchases can be made in Ms. Winer's classroom (Room 121) from 7:30-7:50 a.m. beginning Tuesday, February 9th through Thursday, February 11th.  All Valentine Grams will be delivered to students on Friday morning. 


As always, thank you for your support.

~Weller Student Council~

Thursday, February 25th @ 5:30 in the MUR



Our Scholastic Spring Book Fair will be held on March 7th through March 11th.  We will have it in Room 203 during the week of parent teacher conferences.

Latino Awards Night

March 21st @ 6pm at MHS Theatre


African American Awards Night

April 4th @ 6pm at MHS Theatre


Weller is very excited be recognizing selected 5th & 6th grade African American and Latino students for their achievement and hard work.  The recognition will be broken down in two categories:

Outstanding Academic Achievement  
Students who excel in at least one academic area.
Outstanding Accomplishments
Students who have improved in an academic area, have had a specific accomplishment, and or demonstrated resiliency in the face of adversity.​

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.


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

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.***

2015-2016 Yearbook

Yearbooks are on sale for $20.  There are three ways you can order:

​1. Form in office

2. Online at | School Code 19558

3. Call the Yearbook Order Center at 1.866.287.3096


There will only be a limited amount ordered.  Be sure to secure your 2015-2016 yearbook now.  


Do you have pictures to submit to the yearbook?  We need pictures of Weller events, students, and staff for our 2015-2016 Yearbook.

Please go to and use the code weller2016.

*All pictures need to be submitted by March 31, 2016.



*All entries due by February 22nd.



Stem4All (3rd-6th) | Room 119
Mondays & Wednesdays from 2/3 to 3/4 | 2:05pm to 3:05pm | $80
Register @

Young Rembrandts Drawing Class (K-6th) | Room 203
Tuesdays from 1/26 - 3/8 | 2:05pm to 3:05pm | $89
(3/8 Minimum Day, Class @ 12:25pm)

Register @

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



*Pre-Engineering using Lego (Grades 1 to 2) | Room 203
Mondays from TBD | 2:05pm to 3:35pm | $___
Register @

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

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


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

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

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School Year Events At A Glance

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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.


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.

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

*Shirts sold in office