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Saturday & Sunday, May 20 & 21, 2017
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
New Location: Alder Drive (between McCarthy Blvd. and Tasman Dr.)

This two day festival sponsored by the Milpitas Chamber of Commerce and the City of Milpitas offers entertainment, food, drink and lots of fun for the entire family. There is no admission fee, entrance is free. And there is plenty of free parking within a few blocks . 
Click here to find out more.

 


 

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Posted by: Lee Shin Looa
Published: 4/10/17

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Posted by: Alicia Chairez
Published: 4/1/17

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Please see attached letter from MUSD in regards to the Food Recall.

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Posted by: Alicia Padilla
Published: 3/30/17

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Posted by: Alicia Chairez
Published: 3/7/17

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KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION will begin at all elementary sites on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 and will continue throughout the school year. Students who turn 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2017 are eligible to enroll in kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year.

 

TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN (TK) is the first year of a 2-year program that uses a modified kindergarten curriculum that is age and developmentally appropriate. Your child must turn 5 years old between September 2, 2017 and December 2, 2017 in order to be eligible for TK for the 2017-2018 school year. Children who turn 5 after December 2, 2017 will need to enroll in March 2018 for kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year.

 

 

OPEN ENROLLMENT is a request to transfer from your assigned resident school to another school within Milpitas Unified School District. To qualify, your child must be living within the Milpitas Unified School District and enrolled at the resident school during the lottery process. Request forms and additional information will be available at your resident school and the district office beginning March 1, 2017. Only the following schools will be accepting requests for the 2017-2018 school year: Burnett, Randall, Rose Elementary, and Rancho Middle School.

 

INTER-DISTRICT TRANSFERS approved for the 2016-2017 school year will expire in May 2017. An approved inter-district transfer request must be on file for non-residents to continue attending school in the Milpitas Unified School District for the 2017-2018 school year. Please contact your District of Residence to begin the process.  Applications for the 2017-2018 school year will be accepted beginning April 3, 2017 and may be dropped off to District Transfers at the District Office, Building 200, Room 213.

 

 

FIRST DAY of school for the 2017-2018 school year is Thursday, August 17, 2017. All registered students MUST be in their assigned seat on the first day of school. Any student who is not in class on the first day of school will be DROPPED from the enrollment and their name will be placed at the bottom of the registration list. The student may be overflowed to another school if a seat is unavailable when they return to school. This applies to all students, new and returning.

 

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Posted by: Alicia Chairez
Published: 2/6/17

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Thursday, Jan. 26th - Minimum Day (Early Dismissal) for Staff Development

 

Friday, Jan 27th - NO SCHOOL for Teacher In-Service

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Posted by: Alicia Padilla
Published: 1/22/17

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Posted by: Alicia Chairez
Published: 1/12/17

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Round 1 of the Spelling Bee contest will be held this Friday, 01/06/2017.  Please encourage your students to study the packets that were distributed before the Winter Break.

 


 

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Posted by: Charlotte Torres
Published: 1/4/17

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PTA has partnered with Mr. Salazar's class to present parents with collages and brochures on how to survive in the wilderness.  Come join us at 6 PM in the Learning Lab.  Thereafter, the PTA will be having their meeting at 6:30 PM.  Light refreshments will be served.

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Posted by: Charlotte Torres
Published: 12/12/16

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Hello Weller Families,

 

This year, the annual Winter Wonderland program has been cancelled; however, we will be holding a holiday school-wide assembly on Friday, 12/16/2016 from 9 - 10 AM in the multi-use room.

 

There will be performances from some of our classrooms.  If your child is performing, you are welcome to come join in the event.  

 

We will also have a free dress day this Friday.  Students may wear holiday colors.

 

For our Kinder families, there will be holiday luncheon from 10:30 - 12 noon in the multi-use room.

 

It's not too late to give a gift for your child's class.  The teachers have their Holiday Gift Giving Trees displayed in the office.  Come by or call the office to see what our classes need.

 

As a reminder, Friday, 12/16/2016 is a scheduled minimum day.  Dismissal for TK is 11:20 AM; Kinder dismissal is at 12 noon and 1st - 6th grade dismissal is at 12:20 PM.

 

Happy Holidays from The Weller Staff!

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Posted by: Charlotte Torres
Published: 12/12/16

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Posted by: Charlotte Torres
Published: 12/3/16

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Mustang Memo Newsletter (Nov/Dec 2016)

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Posted by: Charlotte Torres
Published: 11/17/16

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Fall Picture Make Up Day is this Friday, 10/28/2016.

 

Order online at:  http://www.mylifetouch.com

 

Picture Day ID:  BY416502Q1

 


 

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Posted by: Charlotte Torres
Published: 10/26/16

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Monday, 10/24/2016:  Band Together Against Drugs

Everyone wear the Red Ribbons that will be distributed in class.

 

Tuesday, 10/25/2016:  It's Crazy to Do Drugs

Everyone can dress a little crazy:  crazy hat, socks, hair, backward shirts, mismatching shoes.

 

Wednesday, 10/26/2016:  Our Future is Too Bright to Use Drugs

Everyone can wear yellow shirts and sunglasses.

 

Wednesday is also Twin Day!

 

Thursday, 10/27/2016:  Team Up Against Drugs

Everyone can wear their favorite team gear or jersey.

 

Friday, 10/28/2016:  Proud to be Drug Free

Wear a red shirt.  Classes will line up to form a red ribbon.

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Posted by: Charlotte Torres
Published: 10/25/16

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Dear Parents and Staff,

 

I wanted to make you aware of an issue that continues to spread throughout social media outlets and the news.  The "creepy clown" or "clowning" phenomenon has been an issue in other parts of the country and we're beginning to hear stories of concerns in other Bay Area locations and in Southern California.  "Clowning" includes dressing up as a scary clown and frightening or harassing people.  The definition is very vague and can include a wide range of threats from minor to serious.  

 

We were informed that last night a photo of a clown in front of one of our schools was posted to Instagram.  Milpitas police investigated and found three youths with a clown costume, the police talked with their parents about the incident.  Should we be informed of any other incidents, we will work with Milpitas police to ensure the safety of our students, staff, and community.  Please do not hesitate to report any threats to the MPD and your school principal.

 

It is unfortunate that social media is being used to promote disruptive behavior.  As related by other school districts, there have been students spreading this rumor by posting Instagram and Facebook comments that have been perceived as threatening.  Let's work together to remind our Milpitas youth that making a social media post that threatens a school and/or any student is considered a serious offense.

 

We appreciate our community for being vigilant and helping our district as we work together to be informed and mindful of events that may be topics of discussion for our children.

 

Thank you for being our partners in building a strong MUSD Family and community in which WE can all feel valued and safe.

 

Sincerely,

 

Cheryl Jordan

Interim Superintendent

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Posted by: Charlotte Torres
Published: 10/9/16

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28 de septiembre de 2016.

 

Queridos padres de familia y/o tutores:

 

Esta tarde fuimos informados por un padre de familia que ayer en la tarde, 26 de septiembre de 2016, dos jóvenes estudiantes de la secundaria caminaban hacia casa por la calle Escuela Parkway después de práctica, se acercó un hombre y un muchacho joven el cual conducía un coche de 4 puertas. Los estudiantes afirmaron que el conductor parecía ser de unos 20 años y el niño era rubio y de unos 10 años de edad. El hombre se acerco a los muchachos, y el niño que iba en el coche les preguntó si querían un raide/aventón. Los estudiantes se negaron y reportaron el incidente a sus padres los cuales informaron a la policía. Se hizo un reporte al Departamento de Policía de Milpitas, y como resultado, habrá mayor presencia policial en nuestras escuelas. Como siempre nuestros directores y personal escolar estarán visibles después de la escuela para estar al pendiente cuando los estudiantes salen de la escuela. Queremos asegurarle que lo mantendremos al tanto de cualquier  información nueva. Por favor, recuerde a sus hijos acerca de las medidas de seguridad en su camino hacia y desde la escuela. Todos los niños en edad escolar deben conocer sus direcciones, números de teléfono y nombres de sus padres / tutores para que puedan proporcionar información a una persona que pueda ofrecer ayuda. Póngase de acuerdo para escoger una casa de seguridad en su vecindario para que su hijo vaya si es necesario. A continuación se presentan algunas medidas de seguridad para compartir y practique estas medidas con sus hijos:

 

1. Siempre anda con uno o más amigos si caminas o llegas en bicicleta a la escuela;

2. Mantén siempre informados a tus padres/tutores dónde estas;  

3. Cuando se les acerque un desconocido que quiere que vayas con él/ella, corran en dirección opuesta, ve a un lugar seguro o con un adulto, y grita, "¡Necesito ayuda!"

4. Aléjate del coche que se detiene junto a ti, si ni conoces al conductor;

5. Si un extraño te dice que hay una emergencia, un miembro de la familia está herido, o una mascota ha estado en un accidente, siempre consulta con un padre o un adulto que sabe, y NO te vayas con el desconocido;

6. A veces los desconocidos te  querrán dar dinero o te pedirán ayuda para encontrar un perro perdido para convencerte que vayas con el/ella, NO VAYAS!;

7. Nunca te vayas con ningún extraño o nunca te subas a ningún coche aunque haya un niño pequeño con él/ella;

8. Toma una fotografía de las placas del vehículo o trata de recordar el número junto con un amigo que este contigo;

9. Por favor aconseje a su hijo que informe a un adulto inmediatamente de cualquier persona sospechosa, y llame a la Policía de Milpitas (408-586-2400) o al 911.

 

Les aseguro que hemos tomado todas las medidas necesarias para garantizar la seguridad de los estudiantes en la escuela. Por favor, siéntase libre de ponerse en contacto con el director de la escuela de  -Administración _ con cualquier pregunta al numero  phone # o el Departamento de Policía de Milpitas al 408-586-2400.  

 

Sinceramente,

 

Raquel Kusunoki, Principal

Parwinder Johal, Assistant Principal

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Posted by: Charlotte Torres
Published: 10/3/16

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Dear Parents/Guardians:

 

A parent informed us today that yesterday afternoon, September 27, 2016, two male middle school students were walking home on Escuela Parkway after practice and were approached by a man and a young boy driving a 4-door car. The students stated that the driver appeared to be in his 20’s and the young boy was blond and about 10 years old.  The man stopped near the boys, and the young boy in the car asked them if they would like a ride.  The students declined and reported the incident to their parents who informed the police.  A report was filed with the Milpitas Police Department, and as a result, there will be an increased police presence around our schools. As always our administrators and staff will be visible after school watching over kids as they leave the school grounds. We will be sure to keep you abreast of any new information.

 

Please remind your children of safety precautions on their way to and from school.  All school age children should know their addresses, phone numbers, and parents’/guardians’ names so that they can provide the information to a person who can offer help.  Establish safe houses in your neighborhood for your child to go to if needed.

 

Following are some safety precautions to share and role-play with your children:

  1. Always walk or bike to school with one or more friends;
  2. Always keep parents/guardians informed of where you are;
  3. When approached by a stranger who wants you to go with him/her, run in the opposite direction, go to a safe place or adult, and yell, “I need Help!”
  4. Move away from a car that pulls up beside you when you don’t know the driver;
  5. If a stranger tells you that there is an emergency, a family member is hurt, or a pet has been in an accident, always check with a parent or an adult you know, and do not go with the stranger;
  6. Sometimes strangers will ask you to take money or to help them find a lost dog to get you to go with them, do not go;
  7. Do not get in to a car or go with a stranger even if s/he has a young child with him;
  8. Take a picture of the license plate or remember the number with a friend who is with you;
  9. Please encourage your child to inform an adult immediately of any suspicious person, and call the Milpitas Police (408-586-2400) or 911 .

I assure you that we have taken all measures to ensure student safety while at school.  Please feel free to contact the Weller Administration with any questions at 408-635-2876 (option "0") or the Milpitas Police Department at 408-586-2400.

 

Sincerely,

 

Raquel Kusunoki, Principal

Parwinder Johal, Assistant Principal

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Posted by: Charlotte Torres
Published: 9/27/16

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Dear Parents and Guardians,
 
As part of the annual development of our district Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), we would like to ask you for a few minutes of your time to give us your input. The survey is designed so that you can provide us with input based on your experiences with each of your children's school program in elementary, middle and/or high school.  
 
This survey will close on Thursday, February 12th at 5pm. Click here for survey in English: LCAP SURVEY
 
Como parte de nuestro desarrollo anual del distrito escolar el Plan de Control Local de Responsabilidades (LCAP), nos gustaría pedirles un poco de su tiempo para que nos puedan dar su opinión. Esta encuesta está diseñada para que nos dé su opinión basada en sus experiencias que ha tenido con cada uno de sus niños en el programa de primaria, secundaria y/o preparatoria.
 
Esta encuesta se cerrara el jueves, 12 de febrero a las 5 pm.  Haga clic aquí para ver la encuesta en español : https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1uAmcqMDh2fTEU0PEM9wxF8qSwl1Jaq90ScJ0pv-rCcM/viewform?usp=send_form
 
Là một phần trong kế hoạch phát triển hàng năm của học khu về việc Kiểm Tra Trách Nhiệm của Địa Phương (LCAP), xin quý vị vui lòng dành vài phút để cho chúng tôi biết ý kiến của quý vị. Cuộc thăm dò này nhằm mục đích cung cấp cho chúng tôi những ý kiến dựa trên những kinh nghiệm của quý vị với chương trình học tập của con em quý vị tại các trường tiểu học, cấp II và/hoặc trung học.  
 
 
Have a wonderful day,
 
Cheryl Jordan
Deputy Superintendent
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Posted by: Liz Medina
Published: 2/27/15

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Weller needs you to complete this online survey to help improve school culture and climate. It is an opportunity to communicate your perceptions about fundamental learning supports and barriers at this school.

The purpose of this survey is to obtain parent perceptions of student behavior and attitudes, school programs andpolicies, and the overall school climate as they relate to student well-being and learning.  It deals with such issues as truancy, safety, harassment, substance use, school connectedness, and learning supports.  The survey is a companion to the California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS), and the California School Climate Survey (CSCS) for staff.

Your participation is voluntary. It is also very important. The information you provide will help guide district and school efforts to promote safety, enhance learning supports, improve student achievement, and reduce health risks that stand as barriers to learning.  

  •  This is an anonymous survey.  It is designed so that no one can be identified from the data.  You do not have to respond to any questions that you feel could be used to identify you.  Simply skip any such questions. 
  • All questions apply to this school only. 
  •  The results are for the use of your district.  CDE/CHKS will preserve data confidentiality and refer any data requests to the district.

Access the login page for the survey using the following URL:  

https://surveys.wested.org/csps/TA374WC?lang=en

Use the following school code and click the Take Survey button:

School Code (case sensitive): MD66FZ

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Posted by: Liz Medina
Published: 2/6/15

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Weller is starting a new program called PBIS (Positive Behavior and Intervention Supports). Students are encouraged to Be Responsible, Be Respectful, and Be Safe at school. They are learning what these core values look like and earning Mustang Money when staff catch them being good!
 

More about PBIS:  Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) is a systemic approach to proactive, school-wide behavior based on a Response to Intervention (RtI) model. PBIS applies evidence-based programs, practices and strategies for all students to increase academic performance, improve safety, decrease problem behavior, and establish a positive school culture. Schools implementing PBIS build on existing strengths, complementing and organizing current programming and strategies. The PBIS model has been successfully implemented in thousands of schools in over 40 states, resulting in dramatic reductions in disciplinary interventions and increases in academic achievement. Data-based decision making is a hallmark of PBIS, allowing successes to be easily shared with all relevant stakeholders.

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Posted by: Liz Medina
Published: 2/6/15

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Dear Weller Parents/Guardians,

As you may or may not be aware, our school has recently experienced a tragedy over the Winter Break with the passing of a beloved student.  

Tragedies such as this will affect us all differently.  To ensure that our children and our staff are supported as they cope with this sad news, we will have support services on campus as we return from Winter Break.

If you feel your child is in need of special assistance or is having a great deal of difficulty coping, please do not hesitate to call our office at (408) 635-2876.

If you would like information regarding the service time and date and also how you can support the family, please contact the school site.

Your continued support of our school during this difficult time is greatly appreciated.  

Below are two document of tips for parents on how they can help support their children.  

Sincerely,

Raquel Kusunoki, Principal

*Doc:  Helping Children Cope With Loss, Death, and Grief Tips for Teachers and Parents

*Doc:  Death & Grief in Family:  Tips for Parents

 
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Posted by: Liz Medina
Published: 1/15/15

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POSTPONED Due To Rain (again) 

Mother nature has decided to not play nicely with our Walk-a-thon Schedule yet again!  With rain being forecast for Friday, we have made the decision to postpone until after the New Year.  While this is certainly disappointing and unforseen, we encourage everyone to continue to collect pledges and we can bounce back in 2015 with a fantastic event!  Look out for more information as we get it planned.

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Posted by: Liz Medina
Published: 1/3/15

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KICK OFF BACK TO SCHOOL WITH UP TO 6 MONTHS OF COMPLIMENTARY INTERNET SERVICE

 

Your family may qualify for up to 6 months of complimentary Internet services if you apply and are approved from August 4-September 20 for Internet Essentials, our low-cost, $9.95 a month + tax Internet service from Comcast.

 

To qualify, your household must meet all these criteria:

-        Be located where Comcast offers Internet service

-        Have at least one child eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program

-        Have not subscribed to Comcast Internet service within the last 90 days

-        Not have an overdue Comcast bill or unreturned equipment

 

Comcast wants to celebrate the back-to-school season and your students’ success by giving back to your family and your community.

 

Sign up today at 1-855-339-6124 (apply.internetessentials.com/event/bts2014)

OR

1-855-339-6125 (aplicar.internetbasico.com/event/bts2014)

from August 4-September 20 to see if you qualify and apply.

 

Offer ends September 20, 2014. Restrictions apply. Not available in all areas. Limited to Internet Essentials service for new residential customer meeting certain eligibility criteria. Offer includes up to $60 in gift cards to be applied to Comcast bill for up to 6 months’ Internet Essentials services (taxes excluded). Gift cards cannot be transferred, refunded or exchanged. Subject to Internet Essentials program and gift card terms and conditions. After promotion, regular rates apply. If a customer is determined to be no longer eligible for the Internet Essentials program but continues to receive Comcast service, regular rates will apply. Call 1-855-846-8376 for restrictions and complete details. ©2014 Comcast. All rights reserved.

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Posted by: Liz Medina
Published: 9/15/14

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Only 32 tickets left for the Crab Feed!  Online ticket orders should be placed no later than noon on Monday, 2/3/14. 

Order online at www.crabfeed.mhsmusic.org   The Crab Feed is Friday, February 7, 2014.

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Posted by: Chris Kaldy, District Staff, Milpitas Unified School District
Published: 2/2/14

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You're invited to our 10th annual Crab Feed and Silent Auction on Friday, February 7, 2014. 

The event will feature lots of Crab, a Silent Auction, Dessert Auction, and Student Performances.

After a wildly successful Crab Feed in 2013, the Milpitas Kiwanis Club and MHS Music Boosters have joined forces again to host this annual event.  Proceeds from this year's events will be used to purchase band and orchestra equipment for our elementary, middle school and high school music students.  Our Kiwanis Club will also use proceeds to fund services and scholarships for economically disadvantaged students in all grades through the Kohl's Cares Program.  The Kiwanis Club also provides other services and funds for these students and our schools.  

All donations are  tax-deductible.  Visit our website below to purchase tickets and for more information about the Crab Feed.

If you cannot attend the event, please consider making a donation today.  

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Posted by: Chris Kaldy, District Staff, Milpitas Unified School District
Published: 1/10/14

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As we watch the events unfold in the community of Newtown, Connecticut, our hearts go out to the parents and families who experienced the loss of a child through violence.  We also honor the leadership and sacrifice of the principal and teachers who were
killed last Friday.

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Posted by: Damon James
Published: 12/19/12

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Dear Milpitas Unified parents,

We are all saddened by the horrific school shooting that occurred today in Connecticut.  Our hearts go out to the parents and families.   I want to assure all parents that we have in place safety and security procedures to protect our students and staff.  At this time, our crisis counseling teams are prepared and ready to assist students, parents and staff in dealing with this tragedy.  Additionally, our leadership and local law enforcement are working together to ensure the safety of our students and staff.

This is a good time for parents to discuss with their children the importance of speaking to a trusted adult concerning matters that they hear about in the media and online. 

In closing, I would like to reassure you that all our staff is trained and well prepared to deal campus safety, security and student needs.

 

Respectfully,

Cary Matsuoka

Superintendent

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Posted by: Damon James
Published: 12/14/12

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Please join us for our

9th Annual Crab Feed and Silent Auction.  

Tickets are available at any school office, or online.

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Posted by: Chris Kaldy, District Staff, Milpitas Unified School District
Published: 12/4/12

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Weller's School Site Council will meet on Oct. 8, 2012 at 5:30 in the library.  All our welcome.  Our PTA will meet at 6:25 p.m. in the library as well.

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Posted by: Damon James
Published: 10/7/12

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Posted by: Alicia Padilla
Published: 9/17/12

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Posted by: Loann Nguyen
Published: 12/7/11

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Congratulations to Mrs. VT (Room 102) for winning the iPod Touch and also the Ice Cream Party for having the most PTA members.

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Posted by: Loann Nguyen
Published: 11/3/11

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Attention Band Parents and Students,

 

If you signed up for Beginning or Intermediate Band on Tuesdays at Thomas Russell Middle School, your first class will be Tuesday, September 27, 2011. 

All other music classes at Russell and Rancho Middle Schools will start as scheduled in the music packet.

We apologize for any confusion or inconvenience that this may have caused.

 

Sincerely,

The MUSD Elementary Music Program

http://musd.ca.schoolloop.com/music

 

 

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Posted by: Chris Kaldy, District Staff, Milpitas Unified School District
Published: 9/19/11

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All intersted students should have their parents register for the 2011-2012 music classes by completing the information on the following link:

Register now for Music Classes!

https://adulted.musd.org/

 

Students must be registered before attending class. 

For those of you familiar with our elementary music program, we have made many changes to the class schedule and class locations this year.  This year, we are excited to offer our elementary music classes in the music classrooms at each middle school.  This means lower tutition, no more wasted time setting up, better music equipment, the incorporation of more technology, and no more interruptions during class!   

Please feel free to sign up for the class or classes, and school site that best fits your schedule. 

Please refer the attached Information Packet  for class times, locations, and required materials.

 

If you have any questions, you can email the district Music Lead, Mr. Kaldy - ckaldy@musd.org

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Posted by: Chris Kaldy, District Staff, Milpitas Unified School District
Published: 8/31/11

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You can help save the MUSD Elementary Band and Violin classes!

Date: Sunday, April 10th
Time: 10:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Location: Milpitas Panda Express

Milpitas Town Center
70 N. Milpitas Blvd
(408) 946-8818

Present this flyer (attached) from 10:30 AM - 9:00 PM and 20% of your purchases will be donated to the MHS Music Boosters who have pleged to donate all of the proceeds to the MUSD Elementary Band and Violin classes.

 

 

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Posted by: Chris Kaldy, District Staff, Milpitas Unified School District
Published: 4/2/11

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Parents, staff, and the community are invited!
 
The concert starts at 7:00 PM in the MHS Gym on Thursday, 4/7/11.
 
Admission is free!!
 
The concert will feature 400 band and orchestra students from: Burnett, Curtner, Pomeroy, Randall, Rose, Sinnott, Spangler, Weller, Zanker, Russell, Rancho, and Milpitas High.
 
The concert is only one hour, and it is a lot of fun seeing the progression the students make from elementary band, to middle school, and culminating with the high school performance. 
 
I'm sure everyone will enjoy this unique district event in which students from grades 4-12 come together in a single performance.
 
We hope to see you at the concert.

 

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Posted by: Chris Kaldy, District Staff, Milpitas Unified School District
Published: 4/1/11

Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Harvard-educated author/illustrator Oliver Chin visited Weller Elementary on January 27 and presented his work at two assemblies. During the assemblies, Mr. Chin explained his work as an author and showed the children various stories he has created and published. Mr. Chin also explained the Chinese Zodiac and its relevance to Lunar New Year. He also drew some impromptu pictures for the students to underscore the importance of imagination. You can see some of the pictures he drew by clicking on the attachment. We hope you'll enjoy it as much as we did!

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Posted by: Thien Hua
Published: 2/4/11

Audience: Homepage

The Milpitas Unified School District is continually looking to improve our web site to make it as useful to our community as possible.   We encourage you to  take a few moments to answer these questions concerning our site:

Milpitas Unified School District Feedback Form

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Posted by: TS Admin
Published: 11/23/10

Audience: PTA and Homepage

Bring the attached flyer and take your family to Panda Express in Milpitas for some delicious food and they will donate 20% of your bill back to our PTA. Tell your friends, family, and co-workers to join you there for a quick get together!

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Posted by: Robert Jung
Published: 10/17/10

Audience: Homepage

Elementrary Music Classes Start This Week

The Milpitas Unified Elementary School Music/Band Program, serving our 4th, 5th and 6th grade students, is a pay and play class at the following schools:

Burnett Elementary ~ Violins – Tuesdays @ 2:10 PM – Ms. Poulin – Multi-use Room

Band – Thursdays @ 2:10 PM – Ms. Poulin – Multi-use Room

 

Curtner Elementary ~ Beginning Band -Tuesdays @ 8:10AM – Mr. Kaldy in Room 17

Advanced Band – Thursdays @ 8:10 AM – Mr. Kaldy in Room 17

Violins – Fridays @ 8:00AM – Mr. Yaeger in Room 17

 

Pomeroy Elementary ~ Band –Thursdays @ 7:30 AM – Mr. Yaeger in Multi-Use Room

 

Rose Elementary ~ Violins – Mondays @ 7:15 AM – Ms. Poulin in TBD

Band – Wednesdays @ 7:15AM – Ms. Poulin in TBD

 

Sinnott & Randall Elementary ~ *Classes held at Rancho Middle School

Beginning Band – Tuesdays @ 3:15 PM – *Mr. Vieyra in Room 24

Intermediate Band – Tuesdays @ 4:00 PM – *Mr. Vieyra in Room 24*

 

Weller Elementary ~ Violin – Monday @ 2:05PM – Ms. Poulin in Room 114

Band – Wednesdays @ 2:05 PM – Ms. Poulin in Room 114

 

Zanker Elementary ~ Band – Mondays @ 7:55 AM – Mr. Yaeger in TBD

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Instrument Choices:

Flute (5th & 6th grade students only)

Clarinet, Alto Sax, Trumpet, Trombone (4th, 5th, & 6th grade students)

Percussion (2nd & 3rd Year Band students only)

Violin (only available at Burnett, Curtner, Rose and Weller)

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All Music classes will start the week of September 27th 2010, and end the week of May 27th 2010.

All students must be registered prior to attending class.

Tuition is $140.00 per semester (October thru January, and February thru May).

Tuition scholarships may be available to families demonstrating a financial need.

Please contact Adult Education at 408-635-2692 for more information.

For more information and to register your child in one of these classes please choose one of these easy ways to register:

1. On-Line https://adulted.musd.org (Visa or Mastercard is required)

2. By Phone (408) 635-2692 call during regular business hours and we can

register your child using your Visa or Mastercard.

All classes are subject to cancellation based on enrollment.

Brought to you by

Milpitas Adult Education ~ 1331 E. Calaveras Boulevard Milpitas, CA 95035 ~ 408-635-2692

 

http://musd.ca.schoolloop.com/Music

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Posted by: Chris Kaldy, District Staff, Milpitas Unified School District
Published: 9/27/10

Audience: Homepage

Read the Spring 2010 Version of Community Access: Newsletter of MUSD.

Click the link below to read about all  the great events, accomplishments, and challenges facing MUSD.

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Posted by: Dick Rose, District Admin, Milpitas Unified School District
Published: 4/30/10

Audience: Homepage

Milpitas Unified School District is excited to announce the launching of a new innovative program – The Randall Math, Science, and Technology Academy. These will be specialized classrooms where 5th and 6th grade students will utilize cutting-edge technology as a tool to enhance their learning and engagement. The idea for the program grew out of the Superintendent’s desire to expand the work the District is doing with local business partners to create a new type of classroom that weaves together 21st century technology with sound instructional strategies.

Currently, a curriculum that is based on California State Content Standards with a focus on math and science is being developed. Students will have an opportunity to learn through project-based activities that require them to use critical thinking skills, collaboration, and problem-solving abilities. Instruction will be broken into themes or modules that help students make connections between the various subject matter areas. Examples of these modules are the Digital World, Global Citizenship, and Systems and Interactions. Embedded in these units is the opportunity for students to use technology in a meaningful way. Students will have the opportunity to participate in podcasts, data processing and analysis, video, photography, and music production and editing, and presentation software and document software.

Business partners in this venture currently include Best Buy and In2Change. The District is also working in collaboration with our Cisco Account Team. Discussion is underway with other potential partners. It is our hope to have several more join us in this new venture.

Check out this video (8 min) explaining the Randall Math, Science, and Technology Academy.

While housed at Randall Elementary, this program will be open to 5th and 6th graders across the District.. 

Parents interested can contact the Educational Services Department at (408) 635-2600, ext. 6006 or email lsoria@musd.org to ensure they receive the packet of application materials. Applications are due June 11th.  Applications can be turned in at Randall School or Educational Services Dept at District Office.

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Posted by: Dick Rose, District Admin, Milpitas Unified School District
Published: 4/30/10

Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

There will be no regular summer school available this summer for elementary or middle school students. An alternative enrichment program for students entering 1st through 6th grade will be offered through Adult Education.

 At the high school level, summer school will be offered to students that received a failing grade in the course. Priority will be given to eleventh graders and if space is available classes will be opened to 10th graders. Classes offered include: biology, algebra I, geometry, algebra II and independent study.  Applications are available at the Milpitas High and Calaveras Hills High School counseling office.
When: June 21 – July 29 - No school on July 2, 5, 9, 16, and 23
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 period 1 and 10:50 a.m. – 1:20 p.m. period 2
Location: Rancho Milpitas Middle School

Special Education
extended year term will be available to students at all grade levels based on their Individual Education Plan. Arrangements will be made through the Student Services Office. Elementary and Middle School
When: June 21 – July 22 – No school on July 2, 5, 9 and 16.
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: John Sinnott School

High School
When: June 21 – July 29 – No school on July 2, 5, 9, 16 and 23.
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 1:20 p.m.
 Location: RanchoMilpitasMiddle School        

Milpitas Unified School District Adult Education will offer credit recovery courses for graduating seniors and current juniors only who received a failing grade. Courses offered include: United States History, World History, English I, English II and English III. Please note: These courses do not meet the UC/USC a-g requirements.
When: June 21 – July 29 – No School on July 2, 5, 9, 16 and 23.
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Session 1 and
            10:50 a.m. – 12:50 p.m. session 2.
Location: Rancho Milpitas Middle School  

Math Acceleration Program Silicon Valley Education Foundation and Alearn, Inc., two non-profit organizations, in partnership with the MilpitasUnifiedSchool District, will provide a math acceleration program to prepare students for middle school pre-algebra and algebra. This program is designed for current sixth and seventh graders. Students will be invited based on their California Standards test and their score on a pre-algebra or algebra readiness test.
When: June 21 – July 22 – No school July 2, 5, 9 and 16.
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
 Location: Rancho Milpitas Middle School

If you have any questions, contact Beverly James, Director of Instructional Programs at 635-2600 ext. 6014or bjames@musd.org.    

Summer Enrichment Program Through Adult Education

REGISTER ONLINE  at http://adulted.musd.org

Once you have registered your child in the Summer Enrichment Program, please complete and bring to the first class the following forms: Emergency Card, Media Release Form and Acceptable Use of Electronic Information Form. (See attachments below.)

Summer Enrichment General Information for Students Entering 1st - 6th Grades

Morning Session  9 AM – 12:00 Noon
Session 1: June 21 - July 8, 2010 (No school on July 2nd or 5th)
Session 2: July 12 - July 29, 2010 Monday – Thursday
Tuition: $215 for each session or $420 for both


 Afternoon Session  1 – 4 PM
|Session 1: June 21 - July 8, 2010 (No school on July 2nd or 5th)
Session 2: July 12 - July 29, 2010 Monday – Thursday
Tuition: $170 for each session or $340 for both


 All Day Session   9 AM – 5 PM
Session 1: June 21 - July 8, 2010 (No school on July 2nd or 5th)
Session 2: July 12 - July 29, 2010 Monday – Thursday
Tuition: $385 for each session or $760 for both


Drop-in hours available for minimal fee
8 – 9 AM, 12 – 1 PM and 4 – 5 PM
8 – 9 AM and 4 – 5 PM
All Day Session Drop-in:  $72 per session

Drop-in:  $3 per hour
Students will bring their own lunch and snack 

Registration begins April 5, 2010
Last day to register is June 16, 2010

Tuition paid at Milpitas Adult Education, 1331 E. Calaveras Blvd. Bldg 400
Pay by Phone 408-635-2692 with VISA/MasterCardOr online at
https://AdultEd.musd.org  

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Posted by: Dick Rose, District Admin, Milpitas Unified School District
Published: 4/6/10

Audience: Homepage

Do you have an instrument just collecting dust in your home, garage or closet?

You can help save your local Milpitas school music programs by donating that instrument while also getting a tax-deductible receipt for your donation!

Your donated instruments will be used to enhance our 4th – 12th grade band and orchestra classes. 

We are accepting: Flutes, Clarinets, Saxophones, Oboes, Bassoons, Trumpets, Trombones, Baritones, French Horns, Tubas, String Instruments, Violins, Cellos, Basses, and Percussion Equipment.

 

How to donate:

 

1. Drop the instrument off at Milpitas High School
   1285 Escuela Pkwy.   Milpitas, CA 95035

2. Schedule a pick up by sending an email to ckaldy@musd.org
or calling 408-635-2800 x4189

 

Please include your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address with each donation so we can send you a receipt for your tax-deductible donation.

 

 We would appreciate it if you could include a brief history of the instrument and why you decided to donate it to us. Please email or give us a call if you have any questions.

 

We generally cannot accept pianos, organs, or accordions. However, we might be interested in a high quality piano donation, as all of our pianos are 25-35 years old. Please contact us if you think your piano might be of value to our music program.

 

MHS Music Boosters
Non-Profit 501(c)3 

EIN 91-2028885

Norm Toy, President
Chris Kaldy, Music Director

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Posted by: Dick Rose, District Admin, Milpitas Unified School District
Published: 3/16/10

Audience: Homepage

Beginning March 15, 2010, elementary students will no longer be able to charge an unlimited number of meals. Once
a student exceeds the limit of 5 lunch charges ($11.25), they will no longer receive a complete lunch; however, they
will be given a milk, whole grain crackers, and fruit so that they will have some nourishment to get through the day.
Please be sure to send your child with a lunch or money to purchase a school lunch. Making prepayments for lunches
helps solve the problem of lost or forgotten lunch money, reducing the need to charge meals. For your convenience,
prepayments can now be made online through the MyNutrikids.com link on the district or school web site.
Remember, when making prepayments by check, the check must be made payable to MUSD. If you are experiencing
financial hardship and are having trouble paying for your child’s meals, you may want to complete an application for
free or reduced price school meals to see if your family is eligible. Applications are available in the school office or you can go to the
Student Nutrition link on the district website and print out an application. Completed applications should be turned in at your child’s
school and only one application per family needs to be completed. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Barbara Rouse,
Director Student Nutrition Services at 635-2894 x6505

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Posted by: Juhi Sharma
Published: 3/3/10

Audience: Homepage

On March 17th at 6:00 p.m., Weller will host a Parent University. This is an opportunity for you to receive some helpful hints to assist your child with education. This year we are offering something for adults as well. In addition to receiving information about how to help your child with academics, we will also have several sessions to help you. We will have a financial session, saving for college, a representative from a youth program, as well as a workshop on investing. You will have the opportunity to participate in several sessions. Sessions will last about 30 minutes. We want you to bring your kids that day, too. In the multi-use room, we will be offering a movie to entertain them with some adult supervision and snacks. During conferences, you will receive more information. Please put this date on your calendar.
We are really hoping that each and every one of you will attend this informative evening event.

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Posted by: Juhi Sharma
Published: 3/3/10

Audience: Homepage

Interdistrict Transfers for the 2009-2010 school year will expire in June 2010. An approved interdistrict transfer request must be on file for non-residents to attend school in Milpitas for the 2010-2011 school year. Request forms for the 2010-2011 school year may be dropped off in the Educational Services Department at the District Office beginning May 4, 2010.

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Posted by: Juhi Sharma
Published: 3/3/10

Audience: Homepage

 KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION will begin at all elementary sites beginning Monday, March 1, 2010 and will continue throughout the school year. Students need to be 5 years of age by December 2, 2010, to enroll in kindergarten for the 2010-2011 school year. 

OPEN ENROLLMENT REQUESTS, (for Milpitas residents ONLY), will be accepted ONLY from March 1, 2010 through March 31, 2010, for the upcoming 2010-2011 school year. Site information may be obtained from the office of any one of the District’s elementary schools and/or middle schools. Forms will only be available in March. 

INTERDISTRICT TRANSFERS for the 2009-2010 school year will expire in June 2010. An approved interdistrict transfer request must be on file for non-residents to attend school in Milpitas for the 2010-2011 school year. Request forms for the 2010-2011 school year may be dropped off in the Educational Services Department at the District Office beginning May 4, 2010. 

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Posted by: Dick Rose, District Admin, Milpitas Unified School District
Published: 3/1/10

Audience: Homepage
The 2013-2013 school calendar drafts are currently being considered.

There are two drafts of the calendar. Draft A is similar to our traditional calendar. Draft B starts the school year earlier so that the first semester ends prior to Winter Break. Also means schools will start earlier in August but end earlier in June.
 
Any parent wishing to comment should contact their School Site Council representative by Thursday, February 25, 2010.
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Posted by: Dick Rose, District Admin, Milpitas Unified School District
Published: 2/22/10

Audience: PTA and Homepage

Congratulations to Ms. DaSilva, who was awarded KBAY's Teacher of the Month. Keep up the good work!

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Posted by: Robert Jung
Published: 2/8/10

Audience: Homepage

An election will be held on June 8, 2010 for acceptance of:

MUSD High Quality Education and Local Control Measure

If the Parcel Tax Measure is successful, the District  can expect to receive anywhere from $1.26 million to a maximum of $1.43 million for five years beginning in December 2010.

 Click below to view supporting documents:

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Posted by: Dick Rose, District Admin, Milpitas Unified School District
Published: 1/28/10

Audience: Homepage
The 2013-2013 school calendar drafts are currently being considered.

There are two drafts of the calendar. Draft A is similar to our traditional calendar. Draft B starts the school year earlier so that the first semester ends prior to Winter Break. Also means schools will start earlier in August but end earlier in June.
 
Any parent wishing to comment should contact their School Site Council representative by Wednesday, February 17, 2010.
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Posted by: Dick Rose, District Admin, Milpitas Unified School District
Published: 1/22/10

Audience: Homepage
IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
When writing checks to any MUSD school or program, the payee needs to be "Milpitas Unified School District" or "MUSD".  The memo line on the bottom corner of the check should be filled out to note what school or reason for the check.  Please write "SNS" on the memo line for prepayment of lunches.
 
We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
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Posted by: Dick Rose, District Admin, Milpitas Unified School District
Published: 1/22/10

Audience: PTA and Homepage

Join us for a fun evening of holiday songs, crafts, and pictures! The Weller Chorus and the Kindergartens will perform a selection of songs to spread the holiday spirit! Then, kids will be able to make a few crafts, take a Holiday Picture, and enjoy cookies and cider. We'll have Starbucks coffee and a Holiday Raffle for the parents. So, come join us on Tuesday night (December 15) from 6-8pm for 2009 Holiday Program. Please RSVP with the attached flyer or pick one up from the office.

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Posted by: Robert Jung
Published: 12/7/09

Audience: PTA and Homepage

Help us help the less fortunate by donating cans to the Jack Emery Drive, now through December 11. Have your child bring in cans (guidelines are attached below) and help us reach our goal of 4000 cans! Here's our progress so far, up to 11/24/09: 1143 cans collected. Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

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Posted by: Robert Jung
Published: 12/1/09

Audience: Homepage

The Cheesecake Fund-raiser ends on Thursday, November 12, 2009.  Please submit your cheesecake order form and money to your child's classroom teacher on this day.  Our school goal is 400 cheesecakes.  That is one cheesecake a child. 

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Posted by: Damon James
Published: 11/10/09

Audience: Homepage

Sixth Grade Parents should have received information regarding science camp as well as the amount of money that your child has raised to contribute to the $250 cost of science camp.  As a reminder, Science Camp deposits are due Nov. 18th in the amount of $75. 

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Posted by: Damon James
Published: 11/10/09

Audience: PTA and Homepage
Join us for our Fall Movie Night on Thursday, Nov 19 from 6-8pm . We'll be showing Disney's UP . We'll also have hot dogs, nachos, popcorn and drinks for a nominal fee. The movie costs only $5, but PTAmembers and kids are FREE! It's a perfect time to drop off the kids while you head over to parent conferences that night. If interested, please fill out the attached form and return to the PTA NOLATERthan Tuesday, Nov. 17 .
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Posted by: Robert Jung
Published: 11/10/09

Audience: Homepage

As of October 21, 2009, Santa Clara County had a total of 329 hospitalizations related to the
pandemic H1N1 flu, and a total of 10 deaths.

Because supply is very limited, it is important to get this shipment of the vaccine to the
children and adults at highest risk for the most serious complications. The Public Health
Department will be working with local medical providers to get the vaccine to the following:
• Pregnant women;
• People who live with or provide care for infants less than 6 months old;
• Infants and children from 6 months to 2 years of age; and
• Children and adolescents from 2 years old to 18 years old who have medical conditions
that put them at higher risk for flu related complications;
• Healthcare and emergency medical services workers who provide direct patient care to
the list above.

See Attached File for more information.

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Posted by: Dick Rose
Published: 10/29/09

Audience: Homepage

The Fall Edition of Community Access: The Newsletter of MUSD is now available.

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Posted by: Dick Rose
Published: 10/29/09

Audience: PTA and Homepage
It's fall and it's time to take a little break! Join us this coming Monday, October 26  from 4pm until 9:30pm @ Giorgios' for another Weller Family Night Out. You get taste some the finest Italian food that they have to offer while helping the Weller PTA, as Giorgio's will donate 15% of your bill. Make sure you bring the attached flyer to ensure credit to the Weller PTA. We thank you for your support!
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Posted by: Robert Jung
Published: 10/22/09

Audience: Homepage

Our schools are seeing more cases of flu. With both seasonal flu and pandemic H1N1 circulating at our school and in the community, here are a few reminders about what to do.

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Posted by: Dick Rose
Published: 10/15/09

Audience: Homepage

Rose CDC received a few Halloween Costumes that we would like to give away on a first-come first served basis.  Let the Rose CDC Office know at 945-5583 if you are interested in looking through the costumes for one that might fit.

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Posted by: Dick Rose
Published: 10/15/09

Audience: Parents and Homepage

The Weller Flu Clinic Pre-Registration Deadline has been extended to
Monday, October 26. So, if you still are interested in getting your Flu
shot here in Milpitas, go to www.milpitaspta.net, download the
application and return to Weller PTA.

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The Weller PTA is joining forces with FluBusters, Inc to help fight the flu by sponsoring a Flu Clinic. We are in the planning stages and wanted to give you an opportunity to Pre-register for this event. This clinic is open to the Milpitas Community.

The PRE-REGISTRATION cost of the vaccinations will be:
• Seasonal Flu shot, $25
• Seasonal Flu Mist, $30
• H1N1 (Swine) Flu shot, $5 - $15 (cost to be determined once the shot is released to FluBusters)
• Medicaid and Medicare, Plan B will be accepted

If you're interested, please fill out the form on the other side, and return it to the Weller PTA by Friday, October 16, 2009. We will contact you with an appointment and payment options once we have confirmed this clinic. You may return the form via email (wellerinfo@milpitaspta.net) or send it to us at: Weller PTA, 345 Boulder Street, Milpitas, CA 95035.

If you have any questions, please email them to us at wellerinfo@milpitaspta.net.

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Posted by: Dick Rose
Published: 10/12/09

Audience: PTA and Homepage
Join us to participate in the National Make a Difference Day on Saturday, October 24. Help beautify Weller Elementary school by helping with some landscaping and cleanup. You can sign up online at VolunteerSpot. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Weller Elementary or the Weller PTA at wellerinfo@milpitaspta.net.
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Posted by: Robert Jung
Published: 10/6/09

Audience: Homepage

Notice is hereby given that the Milpitas Unified School District Board of Education has set the hour of 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 13, 2009 in the Board Room of the Milpitas Unified School District, 1331 E. Calaveras Blvd, Milpitas, Building 500 as the time and place of a Public Hearing for the following:
Budget Resolution – Flexibility Transfers Allowed Under SBX3 4 to the 2009-10 Budget

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Posted by: Dick Rose
Published: 9/29/09

Audience: Homepage

 

In accordance with Education Code 60119, Milpitas Unified School District will hold a public hearing to discuss the availability of books and instructional materials for Kindergarten through 12th grade students at the District Office, 1331 E. Calaveras Blvd, Board Room, Milpitas, California. The hearing will be held during the October 13, 2009 Milpitas Unified School District Board meeting at 7:00 p.m.

 

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Posted by: Dick Rose
Published: 9/17/09

Audience: Homepage

The Milpitas Unified School District’s Board of Education is seeking eight volunteers to serve a five year term on the Family Life/Sex Education Advisory Committee. Candidates must be residents within the boundaries of the Milpitas Unified School District.

The purpose of the committee is to provide recommendations, assistance, and advice to the Board of Education or Superintendent of MUSD on matters related to family life, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), and sex education.

The committee will meet in the evenings, beginning with one or two meetings this school year. Notice will be sent to all members prior to the meeting date. All meetings of the committee are open to the public and are subject to the requirements of the Brown Act.

If you are interested in being considered as a volunteer, please contact the Curriculum Assessment Office at (408) 635-2600 ext. 6004 for an application, or download the form from our website www.musd.org. Completed applications are due in the Curriculum Assessment office by October 5, 2009. Selected applicants will be invited for an interview by the Board of Education.

Send completed application to:

Curriculum Assessment Office

Milpitas Unified School District

1331 E. Calaveras Blvd.

Milpitas, CA 95035

 

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Posted by: Dick Rose
Published: 9/11/09

Audience: Homepage

 

WHEREAS, throughout America's history, in times of turmoil and peace, liberty and oppression, our faith in the Constitution's promise of freedom and democracy has been a steadfast rock of national stability against the raging seas of political change.

WHEREAS, our Republic would surely flounder if it were not for the faith and confidence that we collectively place in our Constitution, nor could it prosper without our diligent commitment to upholding the Constitution's original words and implementing its founding principles. From the noble efforts of public servants to the civic acts of local people, our continuous Constitutional engagement has proved to be an exceptional feature of our Nation's prosperous development.

WHEREAS, to continue this legacy, each of us must recognize that we bear a solemn responsibility to promote the ideals of freedom and opportunity throughout our land. We each should serve our Nation by actively supporting and shaping our Government's institutions, by working together to build strong communities, and by loving our neighbors. Doing this will ensure that the American dream will become real for every willing citizen; and, in fulfilling this call together, we will honor the spirit of our powerful and enduring Constitution.

WHEREAS, the Congress, by joint resolution of August 2, 1956, requested that the President proclaim the week beginning September 17 and ending September 23 of each year as "Constitution Week."

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Board of Education declares the period of September 17 to September 23, 2009 as Constitution Week in the Milpitas Unified School District, and encourages all schools in the District to mark this occasion with appropriate activities.

ADOPTED by the following vote this 8th day of September, 2009.

Ayes:  Mendizabal, Grilli, Foulk, Alisantosa, Bobay

 

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Posted by: Dick Rose
Published: 9/9/09

Audience: Homepage

What is pandemic H1N1?  How is it different from other influenzas?

There are three types of influenza A, B and C.  C is very rare and won’t be discussed further.  Influenza A and B can each infect humans.  Influenza A can also infect birds, pigs, horses, cats and dogs.  Sometimes influenza viruses cross between species, moving from pigs to humans or birds to humans.  That is where the terms swine flu or avian flu come into use.  They usually denote a virus that had its origin in another species and then moved to humans. Pandemic H1N1 virus is one type of influenza A virus.  There are other seasonal H1N1 viruses that have been in circulation for some time.

The influenza viruses have two proteins called hemagglutanin and neuraminidase which further help to distinguish one virus from another.  The current pandemic flu virus is H1N1.  The avian influenza virus that has been circulating among birds (and sometimes infecting humans) in Asia is H5N1.  The avian influenza virus causes severe disease in humans, but is not able to circulate easily from person to person.  It is not a seasonal flu strain.  Three types of influenza virus are usually in the seasonal vaccine: H1N1 (not the pandemic strain), H3N2 (another A virus) and a strain of influenza B virus.

There are differences between seasonal influenza and pandemic H1N1.  Seasonal influenza causes the greatest illness in older adults (64 years of age) and young children.  Most people that become severely ill with seasonal flu do so because they get a secondary infection.  Most people have some immunity to seasonal flu.  Pandemic H1N1 has behaved differently.  The greatest number of pandemic H1N1 infections thus far is in the age group 5 years to 24 years.  Pregnant women seem to be at higher risk to have a severe illness.  People that are severely ill with pandemic H1N1 usually have a pneumonia caused by influenza virus and not a secondary infection.  Essentially no one is immune to pandemic H1N1 virus.

What kind of influenza tests are there and what do they mean?

There are four types of tests that are being used to test for influenza.  The first is a rapid influenza diagnostic test (RIDT).  This test is a point-of-care test; that is, it can be performed in a clinic or doctor’s office.  There are several different RIDTs for influenza available.  They differ in sensitivity and specificity in detecting influenza viruses, and their ability to distinguish between influenza virus types (A versus B) and influenza A subtypes (e.g. novel H1N1 versus seasonal H1N1 versus seasonal H3N2 viruses).  So an RIDT result may be that the patient has influenza A or B, or that they have a sub-type of influenza A (seasonal or pandemic).  The problem with the RIDTs is that their sensitivity ranges from 40% to 69% for the pandemic H1N1 virus.  In other words, up to 60% of the time, a person can have influenza, but their test result on the RIDT will be negative.  Therefore, if a student has a negative “rapid test” in their doctor’s office, it does not rule out pandemic H1N1 or another strain of flu, and the student still needs to be restricted from school until they are 24 hours without fever.  For more information on RIDTs, see the August 6, 2009 MMWR article “Evaluation of Rapid Influenza Diagnostic Tests for Detection of Novel Influenza A (H1N1) Virus – United States, 2009”.

Another test which is often used for influenza diagnosis is the direct fluorescent antibody test (DFA).  DFAs are subjective, because the laboratorian has to look for a “degree” of fluorescence.  There is no quantitative number or direct comparison that is possible.

A third test which is used is rt-PCR (reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction).  This test looks for influenza virus RNA and matches it to known genetic patterns.  The PCR test is the gold standard for influenza diagnosis.  It can detect influenza virus even when the viral load is not high.  It can also differentiate between influenza A and B, and different strains of influenza A.  This test takes several hours to run and is often a send-out, meaning that getting results takes a few days.

The final diagnostic test is a viral culture, where the laboratorian attempts to encourage the virus to grow in culture medium.  A positive result means the person has influenza, but a negative result does not necessarily mean a person does not have influenza, because there can be problems with specimen collection and transport that kill virus particles before they can be grown in the laboratory.  It takes several days to obtain the results of this test.

Most people will not need to be tested when they have an influenza-like illness (ILI).  Physicians will make decisions based on clinical judgment, because the more accurate tests take too long to give results.  This means, too, that decisions about whom to restrict from school will also have to be made based on clinical symptoms.

How long do ill children and staff have to stay out of school?

People who are ill with ILI (fever and cough or sore throat or runny nose) need to stay home for at least 24 hours after their last fever (without being on anti-pyretics).

Students and staff should isolate themselves at home.  They should only go to their doctor if they have underlying medical conditions, or if their symptoms worsen.  Testing is generally not necessary (or desirable). 

The exception to this 24 hour rule is people who attend or work in a setting where there are high numbers of individuals at high-risk of complications.  In that type of setting, ill people should stay home until 7 days after the symptoms begin, or until they have not had a fever for 24 hours (without medication), whichever is longer.  Settings with high numbers of high-risk people would include people in healthcare settings, children and staff in childcare settings for children under the age of 5, and attendees and staff in programs specifically for medically fragile populations.  For more information about which groups are considered high-risk with regard to pandemic H1N1, go to http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/vaccination/acip.htm   This web page has recommendations for vaccination for pandemic H1N1 and lists the groups considered high risk.

For additional guidance for schools preparing for the flu, see the CDC guide “Preparing for the Flu (Including 2009 H1N1 Flu)” at http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/schools/toolkit/ (scroll down to see toolkit).

What about the pandemic H1N1 vaccine?

There will be two influenza vaccines this fall – one for the seasonal influenza and one for pandemic H1N1.

The recommendations for seasonal influenza vaccine are the same as last year.  Children between 6 months and 18 years should be vaccinated.  The vaccine should become available in September.

The recommendations for pandemic H1N1 are slightly different, but children 6 months to 18 years should be vaccinated.  Everyone who gets the pandemic H1N1 vaccine will need two shots.  The vaccine will be available sometime later in the fall.  For more information about this vaccine, go to http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/vaccination/acip.htm

Thus, children should receive two influenza vaccines this season.

 

School Nurse/Public Health Meeting
August 7, 2009

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Posted by: Dick Rose
Published: 9/8/09

Audience: PTA and Homepage
Here's some suggestions on the Swine Flu from the National PTA.
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Posted by: Robert Jung
Published: 9/2/09

Audience: Homepage

The Weller Chorus is proud to announce their Musical, "We Come from Everywhere".  It is this Thursday, May 28th, at 9:45 am (school performance) and at 7:00 pm ( evening performance).

Please come out and support our Weller Chorus while enjoying a free show!

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Posted by: Sally Vigneri
Published: 5/26/09

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All students that are participating in the Weller Talent Show are expected to attend the two rehearsals with their proper dress/costumes and music. The rehearsal dates are Mon. 5/18 and Wed. 5/20.

We will have an evening show for parents and family Thurday 5/21 @ 6:00 pm.

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Posted by: Sally Vigneri
Published: 5/18/09

Audience: Homepage

 

ELEMENTARY PERCUSSION REHEARSAL   Wednesday, April 1, 2009   We are scheduling a separate elementary percussion rehearsal to help deal with timing issues and part assignments for the District Concert on April 2ndAll elementary percussion students should attend this very important rehearsal.  We will be assigning instruments/parts to each student.   Time:7:00 - 9:00 PM Location:Milpitas High – Room D4 1285 Escuela Pkwy.Milpitas, CA 95035 What to bring: Music and Instrument(s)   Sincerely, Mr. Kaldy, Music Director Mr. Santomieri, Music Director Mr. Vieyra, Music Director

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Posted by: Chris Kaldy
Published: 3/18/09

Audience: Robert Jung, Curriculum, PTA and Homepage
Looking for Easter candy? Or, craving some great chocolate? Check out our Spring See's Candy Fundraiser! It starts TODAY and goes through March 25. Please remember to make out checks to the Weller PTA  . The PTA will get up to 50% on sales. Thank You in advance for your support!
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Posted by: Robert Jung
Published: 3/11/09

Audience: Homepage

Dear Parents/Guardians:

The Milpitas Unified School District band and orchestra students will perform on Thursday, April 2, 2009 in the Milpitas High School gymnasium. The band concert will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. There will be approximately 560 band students performing for the concert. A joint rehearsal will take place during the school day on Thursday, April 2. That morning, students from Rancho Middle School, Burnett, Curtner, Randall, Rose, Sinnott, Spangler, Weller, and Zanker Elementary Schools will be bused to the high school for the rehearsal. Buses will pick up the band students between 8:00 and 9:15 a.m. and return them between 11:15 and 12:00 p.m. Pomeroy and Russell students will walk to the high school.   Arrival Time Students must arrive at Milpitas High School gymnasium at 6:45 p.m. that evening. Students playing string instruments should arrive at 6:30 p.m. so their instruments can be tuned.   Concert Dress/Attire for Band Students: Boys: Black dress pants and a white dress shirt. *Tie optional Girls: Black dress pants or long (ankle length) black skirt, and a white blouse. A dress that is almost all black, or black and white, that is ankle length is also acceptable.             Elementary students: If you do not have these clothing items, you may wear your school uniform (dark blue pants and a white polo shirt.)   We look forward to seeing all of you at the concert. Feel free to invite your family members and friends. I hope you will join us for this evening of wonderful music.   Sincerely,   District Music Teachers  Christopher Kaldy       Nicole Poulin  Joseph Santomieri        Michael Vierya    

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Posted by: Chris Kaldy
Published: 3/4/09

Audience: Homepage and Homepage

The California Legislature and the Governor recently signed a budget agreement in Sacramento. The new state budget agreement will result in a revenue shortfall of nearly $9 million over the next 18-month period for the Milpitas Unified School District. In response to this budget shortfall, the School Board approved the Superintendent’s recommendation to cut approximately $2.1 million from the 2009-2010 budget (cut list attached).

 In addition to the items on the cut list, the District will use available one-time District reserves, take advantage of limited categorical program flexibility, and do overall budget tightening to close its budget deficit. If the economy should get worse or if there is not enough one-time money available to close the District's budget deficit, there may be a need to make additional budget cuts in the near future.

The Board of Education and District staff are taking proactive steps to improve the school district's financial situation. MUSD and the City of Milpitas are working together toward a possible revenue enhancement ballot measure in November 2009. If successful in getting a tax measure on the November ballot, the School District is going to need a lot of help from its employees and the community to help the measure get passed by the voters of Milpitas. Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Karl Black, said he is heartened by his faith in all District employees and expressed confidence that when called upon, they will respond in the best interest of students and the citizens of Milpitas.

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Posted by: Dick Rose
Published: 3/2/09

Audience: Robert Jung, Curriculum, PTA and Homepage
The Weller PTA has kicked off its Box Top finale! We plan to award the class (in each the Kindergarten, Primary (Grades 1-3), and Intermediate (Grades 4-6) levels) that turns in the most boxtops on our collection sheets a FREE DRESS PASS! An announcement was sent home on Friday, Feb. 13 which explains the details! So, help us reach our goal of $500 in box tops this year (we're currently at $197). Thank you for your support!
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Posted by: Robert Jung
Published: 2/13/09

Audience: Robert Jung, Curriculum, PTA and Homepage
We have kicked off our Annual Cookie Dough Fundraiser on Wednesday, Feb. 11. Your students should have brought home a packet containing all of the details. If you did not receive one, please let us know via email or leaving a message in the office. All monies and orders must be in by Wednesday, February 25. We thank you in advance for your support!
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Posted by: Robert Jung
Published: 2/12/09

Audience: Homepage and Homepage
RECOMMENDED BUDGET REDUCTIONS
IN 2009-2010

In response to anticipated funding cuts to K-12 public education by the State of California for 2009-10, the Milpitas Unified School District is recommending the following budget reductions and enhancements.  The Board of Education is scheduled to take action on these recommendations at the February 24, 2009 Board meeting.  

It is urgent that Legislators hear from the school community immediately.  The Big 5 (the Governor and all four legislative leaders) are negotiating daily on a resolution to the state’s fiscal crisis.  The content of these discussions has been kept tightly under wraps, without most of the rest of the Legislature knowing the details of what is being discussed.  In the last couple of days it has become apparent that on the table are further massive cuts to education–including mid year cuts, temporary revenues and a spending cap that would be detrimental to the future of education.

The education community needs to speak up and loudly about the impact of such proposals.  We are asking you to  write your legislators now.  We have provided you with sample letters to send to your State Assemblyman and Senator.  Click on the links below to download the letters.
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Posted by: Dick Rose
Published: 2/9/09

Audience: Curriculum, PTA, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
Come join us at Hometown Buffet for our Weller Family Night Out!
Check out www.wellerpta.org for more details!
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Posted by: Robert Jung
Published: 1/19/09

Audience: Homepage and Room 209
The MUSD Crab Feed and Silent Auction Tickets are now available in the school office for $40.  Buy your tickets while supplies last.  This event sells out each year.  Don't get left out.
Date:  1/30/09
Time 5pm
Dinner: 6pm
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Posted by: Sally Vigneri
Published: 12/2/08

Audience: Homepage and Room 209
Hello Parents,

Just a reminder to send back the conference schedule sent home with your child. Please confirm or provide a more convenient time to meet.  Your quick response is greatly appreciated.
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Posted by: Sally Vigneri
Published: 11/13/08

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Posted by: Deana Harn
Published: 11/12/08

Audience: Homepage, Room 209 and PTA
Times are tough here at Weller. Please help us raise money for science camp, field trips, supplies, and academic resources by selling cheese cakes. The holidays are around the corner and everyone enjoys something sweet this time of the year. I will be doing my best to sell and hope you will do the same.

Thank You!
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Posted by: Sally Vigneri
Published: 11/7/08

Audience: Robert Jung, PTA, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
The Weller PTA would like to thank you for your support at the Halloween Carnival last Friday! We had a great turnout, and it seems everyone had lots of FUN! Special thanks goes out to ROSIE SEDILLO, who put many hours to coordinate this big, successful event! "THANK YOU" to all who helped - parents who donated baked goods and candy; Best Buy who donated raffled prizes; all Weller teachers and staff;  Mr. James; the ROTC and other volunteers; Ms. Laura; and our custodian; TOGETHER, we made it a wonderful night for our kids and family.
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Posted by: Robert Jung
Published: 10/28/08

Audience: Homepage and Room 209
The Halloween Carnival is around the corner. If you have not signed up to help make this a fantastic night for Weller students, please do so soon. If you cannot help out the night of the carnival, the PTA would appreciate the donation of baked goods for the Cake Walk game.

The carnival is at Weller from 6:00pm - 8:00 pm on Friday, October 24th.

We hope to see you there.
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Posted by: Sally Vigneri
Published: 10/13/08

Audience: Homepage
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Posted by: Deana Harn
Published: 10/6/08

Audience: Homepage and Homepage
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Posted by: Deana Harn
Published: 10/1/08

Audience: Homepage
School Site Council meeting 10/2/08 at 6 pm in Weller School Library.  All are welcome.
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Posted by: Deana Harn
Published: 10/1/08

Audience: Deana Harn, Homepage, 101, MATHIAS - 112, 105, 106, NEWSTROM - 207, SEMRAU - 110, GILPIN - 111, DASILVA - 104, TALUCOD - 113, RAMCHANDRAN - 118, MAI - ROOM 201, McCARTER - 202, 105, DUONG - 205, PHAN - 109, Bates Rm 207, SHARMA - 208, Room 209, Sheridan Rm 303, Activities, Classrooms, Contacts, Curriculum, VT - 103 & HIRANO - 105, Our School, PTA and Resources
Make sure that your child brings their completed order form on the day of the pictures.
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Posted by: Deana Harn
Published: 10/1/08

Audience: Deana Harn, Homepage, 101, VT - 103 & HIRANO - 105, MATHIAS - 112, 105, 106, NEWSTROM - 207, SEMRAU - 110, GILPIN - 111, DASILVA - 104, TALUCOD - 113, RAMCHANDRAN - 118, MAI - ROOM 201, McCARTER - 202, 105, DUONG - 205, PHAN - 109, Bates Rm 207, SHARMA - 208, Room 209, Sheridan Rm 303, Activities, Classrooms, Contacts, Curriculum, Our School, PTA and Resources
The Crab feed will be held on January 30th, 2009 at the Indian Community Center.
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Posted by: Deana Harn
Published: 10/1/08

Audience: Deana Harn, Homepage, 101, VT - 103 & HIRANO - 105, MATHIAS - 112, 105, 106, NEWSTROM - 207, SEMRAU - 110, GILPIN - 111, DASILVA - 104, TALUCOD - 113, RAMCHANDRAN - 118, MAI - ROOM 201, McCARTER - 202, 105, DUONG - 205, PHAN - 109, Bates Rm 207, SHARMA - 208, Room 209, Sheridan Rm 303, Activities, Classrooms, Contacts, Curriculum, Our School, PTA and Resources
The meeting for this month is October 2nd at 7 pm in the Library. The PTA still needs a treasurer and volunteers.
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Posted by: Deana Harn
Published: 10/1/08

Audience: VT - 103 & HIRANO - 105 and Homepage
Room 102 Kindergarten Teacher
Mrs.Von Tersch (Mrs. VT)
345 Boulder Street
Milpitas, Ca   95035
(408) 635-2876 x1147

Email:
Svonters@musd.org
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Posted by: Susan Von Tersch
Published: 10/1/08

Audience: skip and Homepage
Picture Day will be on October 14. It's a free dress day. Don't forget to bring the payment for the pictures.
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Posted by: Beverly McCarter
Published: 9/30/08

Audience: Homepage
September 11th through September 13th Weller Elementary will be accepting Electronic Waste as a Fundraiser for the school.  Thursday, September 11th and Friday, September 12th we will accept items in the main office.  On Saturday, September 13th we will have a drop off in our back parking lot on Dixon Rd. If you have any questions about items they will accept call our office at 408-635-2876.
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Posted by: Deana Harn
Published: 9/8/08

Audience: Homepage
Cherrydale fund-raiser begins September 10th, and ends of September 24th.

Our Cherrydale Fund-raiser is Weller's largest fund-raiser for the year.  We earn 90% of our money for field trips and Science Camp scholarships from this fund-raiser.  Fifth and Sixth grade students have the ability to raise a percentage of the Science camp fee from the Cherrydale fund-raiser. You can ask our office staff for more information.
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Posted by: Deana Harn
Published: 9/8/08

Audience: Homepage
September 18th is our annual Back to School Night.  
Classroom visit schedule
Primary 6:30 pm
Welcome Meeting 7:00 pm
Intermediate 7:30 pm

You can visit your child/children's classroom to receive important information from their teacher; standard curriculum for appropriate grade level, classroom rules and structure. You may also attend the Welcome meeting at 7:00 pm in our Multi-Use room, located near the back parking lot.
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Posted by: Deana Harn
Published: 9/8/08

Audience: Homepage
To register a new student you must bring with you the following items;  birth certificate, immunizations records, proof of residency ( mortgage/rental agreement and PG&E/Water bill.
Our office will be open for registration 8:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday thru Friday.  We will be closed for registration on August 13th due to training.
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Posted by: Dick Rose
Published: 8/6/08