Pearl Zanker Elementary School

Parents, Guardians, Grandparents, and Community Members are all invited to coffee and pastries with Principal Lee to hear about current events happening at Zanker or to just catch your breath from the hectic morning before continuing on with your busy day.  The next Coffee & Conversation with Principal Lee:


March 3rd, 9:00 - 10:00 am

April 7th, 9:00 - 10:00 am

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Be a Part of your Child's Future! Join the Zanker PTA!  


PRESIDENT - Erin Magana


TREASURER - Fritzi Borja

SECRETARY - Sheylene Raj

WEBMASTER - Sally Vigneri


Please check out our PTA board outside the front office for more information!


Student Symbaloo 

This webmix is a collection of the most commonly used online resources by our Zanker students.


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Minimum Days March 6th-March 10th EARLY DISMISSAL

It is time for Spring Conferences! Parent-Teacher conferences this time of year are held on an as-needed basis. Your child's teacher will be contacting you if a conference needs to be held. 


Kinders will be dismissed at 12:10. 1st through 3rd grades will be dismissed at 12:50. 4th through 6th grades will be dismissed at 1:00. Hot lunch will be provided until 1:20. 


Please make arrangements to have your child picked up on time as there is no supervision after school.



2017-2018 School Year Begins Thursday, August 17th

Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 1st, 2017.

Zanker Welcomes Mr. Jaime Soria as our New Assistant Principal


Starting January 12th, you will see a new face around our Zanker Community. Mr. Jaime Soria was the Vice Principal/Learning Director in Fresno at American Union Elementary School. He has served as a summer school principal, and has been an intermediate teacher. Mr. Soria was responsible for the English Language Development program at his school as well as the Response to Intervention student study team. We look forward to our students and parents welcoming him to our staff.

MUSD Parent University

Milpitas Unified School District will host its annual Parent University 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, March 1 at the District Office, located at 1331 E. Calaveras Blvd. The event, open to parents from throughout the district, will include a resource fair and workshops on topics like "The Teenage Brain"; "Communicating Across Cultures"; "Effective Communication Strategies-Tips for Discussing Alcohol and Other Drugs with Your Youth"; "What is the LCAP?", "ELA and Health Curriculum Adoptions"; and MORE! For more information, contact Nicole Steward at or (408) 635-2600, extension 6043.

Motivating Our Latino Students


Zanker and Southwest Airlines Team Up!

Through a partnership between Milpitas Unified School District, Our City Forest and Southwest Airlines, on Saturday, January 7, 2017, over 100 volunteers came out in the rain and planted 25 young trees around the Zanker campus.  


Roger Silveira, Supervisor of Grounds, Transportation, Vehicle Maintenance, and Safety for our district is spearheading the efforts to bring together the individual groups of this partnership.  Southwest Airlines were the financial backers of the work.  Our City Forest worked with MUSD to select drought tolerant and resistant trees to fit in with our current presence of trees and foliage on our campus.   


Volunteers were made up of Zanker Elementary students, parents and staff, Rancho Middle School students and parents, Milpitas High School students, Southwest Airlines employees, and volunteers with Our City Forest.  The event was documented through photography by the Earth Day Network.


Check out all the new trees on your way to school! Thank you MUSD and Southwest Airlines for helping our campus shine. 





CAASPP Results

The Milpitas Unified School District sent CAASPP Results home to all current 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th grade students registered at Zanker during the 2015-16 school year along with this letter from the Interim Superintendent, Cheryl Jordan.  If you have not received it by August 31st, please stop by the front office and we can make a copy for you.

SAFE Class

Strategic Action For Emergencies


How prepared are you and your family for an emergency?  Training classes are being offered through the City of Milpitas.


For more information, click here: SAFE Class Poster



2017-2018 Pupil Registration Information

Online Registration for the 2017-2018 School Year is ongoing. This is for all incoming kindergartners who turned 5 years old on or before September 1st, 2012 and for all new students to Zanker School. Registration must be submitted online at  BEFORE any paperwork can be submitted in the office. Once you receive an email confirming the registration process, you can come in with your necessary paperwork.


The following information is required to complete the registration process:

- Original Birth Certificate (Kindergarten must be born September 1, 2012 or before.)

- Guardian's Driver License (must be in Zanker's attendance area)

- PG&E or Water Bill

- Mortgage Statement or *Rental Agreement dated within 1 year. (*Trans 02 and *Property Owner's Driver's License)

- Language Survey

- Dental Screening (Kindergarten and 1st Grade, given after September 1, 2016)

- Immunizations (4 Polio, 5 DTP, 2 MMR, 3 Hepatitis B, 1 Varicella, *TB)

(*TB for Kindergarten must be completed within 6 months prior to school start date. Given on or after February 17, 2017 or after. 1st-6th grade within 6 months if out of Santa Clara County.)

-  Health Examination (Required for Kindergarten and 1st Grade, given 6 months prior to starting Kinder.)


Registration is not complete until all required items have been submitted. Only at that time, your child will receive a registration number. The first day of the school year is Thursday, August 17th. Students must be present to guarantee their seat.


This year we are participating in a hassle-free fundraiser called Shoparoo. Nationwide, 7,000+ schools are already fundraising through Shoparoo and we see it as great opportunity for us to make a difference this year.


All you need to do is take pictures of your grocery receipts with the Shoparoo app made for your smartphone.  It doesn’t matter where you shop or what you buy - every receipt submitted results in a donation to our school!


So, what are you waiting for?  Simply download the free app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store by searching ‘shoparoo’ and then select our school as your chosen cause.  Since there is no limit to how much money we can raise with Shoparoo, be sure to invite your friends and neighbors to join in – every receipt counts!

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Zanker Elementary

1585 Fallen Leaf Drive
Milpitas, CA 95035
408-635-2882 Phone
408-635-2887 Fax

Mrs. Trisha Lee

Mr. Jaime Soria

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Internet Safety

Milpitas Unified School District is now offering resources to parents on the topic of Digital Citizenship. These resources cover topics such as cyberbullying, protecting your child's reputation, online etiquette, respecting creative work, research skills, plagiarism, and more. For more information please access our Digital Citizenship page located in the Parent Resources section. We will be constantly adding more resources and information to this part of our website as we get them.