Pearl Zanker Elementary School Home

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:


January 6th, 9:00 - 10:00 am

February 3rd, 9:00 - 10:00 am

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

VICE PRESIDENT - Lokesh Krishnarajpet

TREASURER - Fritzi Borja

SECRETARY - Sheylene Raj

WEBMASTER - Sally Vigneri


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



Support MCEE

Classroom Wish Lists

If you are looking for teacher gift ideas, then this is a great way to help out the classrooms. The teachers have placed classroom supplies on their paper ornaments and placed them on to their paper trees. Parents simply come in and "pluck" an ornament to fulfill your teacher's wish. Thank you for your support and continued generosity during this holiday season.

Holiday Wreath and Poinsettia Sales to Raise Funds for 6th Grade Science Camp

We have holiday wreaths ($15) and poinsettias ($6) available for purchase in our office. All funds go towards the transportation fees for 6th grade science camp. Please consider making your holiday purchases from us and helping our 6th graders with Science Camp fees! Available while supplies last.


Jack Emery Food Drive

Who was Jack, you may wonder?  Well...Jack Emery was born and raised in Nebraska and came from extreme poverty.  When he moved to the San Jose area, he not only made a living for himself, but lent a helping hand to those less fortunate in the community. Jack new what being less fortunate was like, so he wanted to make a difference.  


Jack Emery's acts of kindness began to grow out of hand and caused him to ask the local Lion's Club for help.  After he died in 1952, the Lion's Club continued Jack Emery's campaign of buying food for families at Christmas.  Before long, the food drive grew too large for the Lion's Club, so local community school were asked for their help.  This marked the beginning of the Jack Emery Drive.  One man's act of kindness started a tradition that we carry on to this day.  The Milpitas USD Jack Emery Food Drive raises 80% of the annual food and funds that goes through the Milpitas Food Pantry and given out to our immediate community.


Our school goals are 6000 cans of food and $600 of cash raised.  All will be donated directly to the Milpitas Food Pantry.  



Second Zanker Parent Night

On December 1st, Zanker held their second Parent Night of the year. Parents learned how to help their children with reading materials, i-Ready strategies and digital citizenship.


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
408-635-2887 Fax

Mrs. Trisha Lee

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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.