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Be a Part of your Child's Future! Join the Zanker PTA Board!  Attend the April 21st meeting to express your interest.  Voting will take place at our May 12th meeting. Below are the open positions:


PRESIDENT (Required) 
Lead the PTA towards specific goals chosen by its members.
Run the meetings: prepare agenda, meeting place, etc.
Attend monthly district/council meetings (attendance can be split with VP)
Consult bylaws on procedures



Serve as the primary aid to the president; performing duties of the president in the absence of one.
Be familiar with duties of each position
Attend council/district meetings (with or instead of president)


TREASURER (Required)

The authorized custodian of all funds of the PTA (book keeping)
Publish financial reports for meetings
Ensure a budget exists as a financial guide for the year
Issue all checks/monies and deposit funds


SECRETARY (Required) 
Attend meetings, takes notes, and publish minutes (include all motions and actions taken by the members)
Obtain and maintain procedure book including master set of the bylaws and all agendas
Keep an up-to-date list of all members


Keep the PTA website current and up to date
Manage all social media accounts (Facebook, Sangha)
Ensure the calendar of events are updated and accurate

Support MCEE

Attention all 5th grade students and parents!

Who:  Current Zanker 5th grade Parents

What: Information about next year’s 1:1 Chromebook Pilot Program  for Ms. Rios’ 6th Grade

Where: Zanker MU

When: Prior to Back to School Night, May 19th, 5:15-5:45 PM


What is 1:1? Come learn more about it!

One piece of technology for every one child.  The 1:1 Chromebook program will cultivate, foster and support learning that reflects the 4 C’s of California State Standards: Creativity, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Communication.  


Questions?  Contact Mrs. Lee  [email protected]

MUSD Centralized Enrollment, 1st through 8th Grades, and Dual Immersion TK/K ONLY

Centralized enrollment will be held on Thursdays and Fridays at the MUSD Office,1331 East Calaveras Blvd in Room 210. Registration hours will be held between 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm only on those days. Online enrollment can be completed at:

Zanker PTA April 2016 Meeting Minutes

April PTA Meeting HERE


Please note that these minutes have not been reviewed and approved.  That will take place at our next PTA Meeting which will be held on May 12th.



MUSD African American Award Winners: Andre Bradwell and Anayeriss Dunn Hubbard

MUSD African American Awards, Zanker Winners

MUSD Latino Award Winners: Mia Garcia and Nina Magana

MUSD Latino Awards, Zanker Winners

Spring Testing is just Around the Corner

When we return from Spring Break, 3rd through 6th grade students will take the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). In preparation, students are encouraged to access the public practice test for their grade level by signing on as a guest on the CAASPP practice test website by simply clicking [Sign On].


Testing dates are as follows:

April 18-April 22, 4th Grade

April 25-April 29, 6th Grade

May 2-May 5, 5th Grade

May 9-May 13, 3rd Grade



Congratulations to our County Spelling Bee Super Stars!


Congratulations to Aarsh Patel and Arav Musale who came in 1st and 2nd place in the Zanker Spelling Bee and advanced to the County Spelling Bee.  On February 20th, they competed against students from all over the Santa Clara County in the Santa Clara County Office of Education Spelling Bee!

Aarsh Patel finished in 3rd Place, while Arav Musale finished in the top 12 during the County Spelling Bee. We are so proud of our Zanker Spelling Bee Representatives!




Dual Language Immersion Program

If you are interested in enrolling your transitional kindergarten or kindergarten child in Randall Elementary School's Dual Language Immersion Program for the 2016-17 school year, you can find registration information here.

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

MUSD Music Concert

MUSD Music Concert

Great job Zanker!

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2016-2017 Pupil Registration Information

Online Registration for the 2016-2017 School Year Begins Tuesday, March 1st, 2016. This is for all incoming kindergartners who will be 5 years old on or before September 1st, 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, 2011 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, 2015)

- 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 11, 2016. 1st-6th grade within 6 months if out of Santa Clara County.)

-  Health Examination (Required for Kindergarten and 1st Grade, given on or after March 1, 2016.)


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 11th. 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

Mrs. Yvette Garcia

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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.