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.  


Schedule is finished for the year. Have a great summer!

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


2017-2018 PTA BOARD



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SECRETARY - Clelia Mayorga

WEBMASTER - Sally Vigneri


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


Student Learning Resources will link you to commonly used online websites and applications.


Support MCEE

Zanker PTA Fundraiser at Chipotle

Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Pearl Zanker Elementary School PTA. Come in to the Chipotle at 246 Great Mall Drive Suite 246 in Milpitas on Wednesday, May 24th between 12:00pm and 9:00pm. Bring in the flier, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Pearl Zanker Elementary School PTA.




The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Seamless Summer Feeding Option (SSFO) Meal Program can help feed your children healthy meals, at no charge, during the summer. This program will serve all children through age eighteen. No application or registration is required but all meals must be consumed on site. Children will receive a complete, wholesome meal, while parents receive help stretching their food dollars.
The District's Student Nutrition Services Department will operate three Seamless Summer sites during the following days and hours:

  • Robert Randall Elementary School (1300 Edsel Drive): June 5-July 21 (Monday-Friday) from 11-11:30 a.m.
  • Alexander Rose Elementary School (250 Roswell Drive): June 5-June 16 (Monday-Friday) from 10:45 a.m.-11:15 a.m.
  • Calaveras Hills High School (1335 E. Calaveras Blvd): June 12-July 21 (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday) from 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    *Closed on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.

For more information, call (408) 635-2894.


SNS Summer Meal Program Flyer 2016-17 - English

SNS Summer Meal Program Flyer 2016-17 - Spanish


Attention 5th Grade Parents!

Ms. Rios’ 6th grade class next year will include a 1:1 Chromebook program that will cultivate, foster and support learning that reflects California Standards: Creativity, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Communication.


Find out more prior to Back to School Night:

May 11th


in the Multi-Use Room

Campus Connections District Newsletter

In January 2017, the Superintendent's Office launched its Campus Connections District Newsletter. As a means to keep the community informed and engaged, we publish the newsletter bi-weekly, filled with Board updates and stories highlighting recent accomplishments, events, classroom activities, and best practices across the District. 


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MUSD Resources for Immigration Support

The Milpitas Unified School District has set up a Resources for Immigration Support Page for our community.  You can access that page through our District website.


MUSD Summer Enrichment 2017

Dear parent/guardian,

Once again this year, Milpitas Adult Education and MUSD have partnered to bring you Summer Enrichment 2017.

We offer classes for students entering grades 1-8. The program features high-quality enrichment offered by credentialed teachers.

Registration is open and we invite you to register for this year's program.

Please email or call us (408.635.2692) if you need further information or assistance in registering for the program.

Zanker PTA Spring Carnival!

Zanker Parent Volunteer of the Year, Mrs. Shameran Kanoon

Congratulations to our Zanker Volunteer of the Year, Shameran Kanoon, mom to Paul and Mary Kanoon. She has given well over 100 hours of our time to help Zanker in our classrooms, at school events and in the office. Besides being a parent volunteer, you can also see her every day in the tanbark at lunch where she is a noon supervisor. Please join us in congratulating Mrs. Kanoon, our Volunteer of the Year!


Latino Student Achievement Award Ceremony

Congratulations Mia Garcia!


Zanker's Family Math NIght

Zanker Jog a Thon!

Milpitas Band Concert starring our Zanker Jaguars! Wonderful job, musicians!

6th Grade Parents and Students

Did you miss the 6th Grade Orientation held by Rancho Milpitas Middle School on March 15?  Well, you can find the slide deck from their presentation on their school website.  Please contact Principal Lee if you have any questions.

Scripps Regional Spelling Bee

Congratulations, Arav!  You did an amazing job at the Scripps National Spelling Bee!  Zanker is so proud of you!


Read Across America!

"Many people in the United States, particularly students, parents and teachers, join forces on Read Across America Day, annually held on March 2. This nationwide observance coincides with the birthday of Dr. Seuss, who is known for writing children’s books." Click here to read more about Read Across America Day.  


Read Across America Day promotes reading, particularly for children and young adults.  Many schools, libraries, and community centers across the United States participate in the day by bringing people together to take part in reading books."  


Please be sure to set aside some time to read with your child. ~ The Zanker Staff

2017-2018 School Year Begins Thursday, August 17th

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.