Joseph Weller Elementary School Home


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

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

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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·        _______ --Mrs. Maldonado

·        _______ . --Ms. Phan

·        _______ --Ms. Hirano

·        _______ . --Mrs. VT

·        _______ . --Ms. Gilpin

·        _______ --Ms. Talucod

·        _______ --Ms. Diep

·        _______ --Mrs. Dang

·        _______ --Ms. Mathias 

·        _______ --Ms. daSilva

·        _______ . --Ms. Semrau
--Mr. Duong

·        _______ --Mrs. Nguyen

·        _______ . --Ms. Winer 

·        _______ --Mrs. Newstrom

·        _______ --Mrs. McCarter

·        _______ --Mrs. Sharma

·        _______ . --Mr. Salazar

·        _______  --Mr. Hart




Dear Incoming Kindergarten Families,


     Welcome to Weller Kindergarten!  It will be an exciting year for your child and your family.       Thursday & Friday (August 4th & 5th) we will be assessing your child’s academics.  Please call Weller’s office (408) 635-2876 if you have not already scheduled your child’s time.  The following Wednesday, August 10th we will be having a Kindergarten Orientation at the multi-use room at 10am.  At this meeting we will explain our TK/Kindergarten program and your child’s new Kindergarten schedule and times (it is different from the rest of the school).


     Families have been asking if the Kinder students wear a uniform.  Yes, all Weller students wear uniforms.  You can find Weller’s uniform information on our Weller’s website and click on “Weller Uniform Code” on the right side of the page to see what your child will need to wear here at Weller.  Most importantly, the uniform code states that your child needs to wear socks and tennis/running shoes everyday.  For their safety they may not wear sandals, flip flops, crocs, open toed shoes, etc.  Your child should be in uniform the 1st day of school, Thursday, August 11th at 8:00 am.  For more information see the “Family Handbook” on left side of website.


     We look forward to meeting you.  In the meantime if you have any questions please do not hesitate to speak with us or email.  Please email us if we do not have your email.



Mrs. Von Tersch (Mrs. VT) | Room 103 | [email protected] | (408) 635-2876 x1147

Ms. Hirano | Room 105 | [email protected] | (408) 635-2876 x1137

Weller Kindergarten Teachers



First Day of 2016-2017 School Year is
Thursday, August 11th



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".



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


To Enroll online click here.

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 203
Tuesdays from 4/26 - 5/24 (5 week session) | 2:05pm to 3:05m | $125
Register by form.

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


*Pre-Engineering using Lego (Grades 3 to 5) | Room 203
Wednesdays from TBD| 2:05pm to 3:35pm | $___
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*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)

Summer Meal Programs


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

à A Minimum Day

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.


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:
  • Please visit the teacher's website.

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.

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