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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:


October 7th, 9:00 - 10:00 am

November 7th, 9:00 - 10:00 am

December 2nd, 9:00 - 10:00 am

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


PRESIDENT - Erin Magana

VICE PRESIDENT - Lokesh Krishnarajpet

TREASURER - Fritzi Borja

SECRETARY - Sheylene Raj






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California Great Shake Out Earthquake Drill & Earthquake Safety

On Thursday, October 20th, Zanker Elementary staff and students, along with over 225,000 students in Santa Clara County will be participating in the "California Great Shake Out Earthquake Drill" in order to practice safety protocols in the event of an actual earthquake.  Staff members and students will follow the "Drop, Cover, and Hold On" protocol.


For families and community members, click on the link to learn more about Earthquake Safety.   


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Family Dance Friday, October 21st from 6-8pm

Tickets are $5.00 each and include dinner. Come join us in your school appropriate costume and dance the night away with your family and friends! Ticket order forms are available from your classroom teacher, or in the office, or, you can download it here.  After October 19th, tickets will be $7.00 each. 

All of us at Zanker want our children to remain healthy and stay in school. Please consider having your child get their annual flu shot. For more information:

Family Movie Night - September 16th

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



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 

408-635-2882 x2 Attendance
408-635-2887 Fax

Mrs. Trisha Lee

Mrs. Alicia Padilla

Upcoming Events

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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.

Band at Zanker for 4th, 5th, & 6th Graders

4th, 5th, & 6th Graders are invited to Join the Band!  The Milpitas Unified School District Elementary Music Program will continue to provide music lessons to our students at Zanker.  Band teacher, Mr. S and band students from the Milpitas High School  introduced the students to the musical instruments that they can learn to play - flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone.  More information is available on the district website, including enrolling your child and where to rent musical instruments.  

All NEW Band Students will start the week of August 29, 2016

Returning music students will begin the week of August 22, 2016