Pearl Zanker Elementary

Principal: Ms. Trisha Lee

Assistant Principal: Mr. Jaime Soria


February 15, 2018

Dear MUSD Family and Community,

The tragic shooting at Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida touches all of us. Although words can never bring back the many lives that were tragically cut short, they do have the ability to bring us together for our children and one another.

As difficult as it may be to explain the tragedy to your child, rest assured that we too will provide all of our students the space and support necessary to discuss this tragedy if they feel they need to do so. To support you at home in talking with your children should they have questions about what they may see in the media, I encourage you to visit our MUSD Family and Community webpage where you will find resource links on helping children to talk about violence in the news. If you feel you need support, feel free to contact your principal.

As your superintendent, I want you to know that we are doing everything in our power to create a safe environment for our students and staff. Our collaboration with the Milpitas Police Department greatly enhances our ability to provide safe learning environments. In fact, Milpitas Police Chief Armando Corpuz and I spoke this morning about how we can deepen that collaboration.

The lives of our students and staff are precious, and I thank you for being our partners in ensuring we are doing everything possible to keep them safe. Together, we will continue supporting our students through these difficult moments, so that they have the confidence and optimism to achieve their dreams.


Cheryl Jordan

Superintendent Original letter and translations

Milpitas students and staff are cordially invited to the second Latino Leaders Fireside Chat. This time we will feature Guillermo Diaz Jr., Chief Information Officer at Cisco. Diaz is the highest ranking Latino at Cisco as well as a true leader at Cisco and in our community. We will share his extraordinary journey next Saturday morning (Feb 24th) at 10 AM at the SJCC Milpitas Extension through a 2-hour intimate interview.

Please register through the Eventbrite link below:

Zanker Marquis
Weekly Jaguar Blog

The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) is on the horizon. Parents of 3rd through 6th graders, please be sure to read the communication from our Assistant Superintendent of Learning and Development, Norma Rodriguez provided on the right.

Parent Letter CAASPP Testing.doc

MUSD is partnering with the Santa Clara County Library District to provide free library cards to all Milpitas students!

In order to provide cards to students, Santa Clara County Library District requires basic student information, including name, address, birthdate, and student ID. All information requested by SCCLD falls within MUSD district AR 5125.1. As such, all families will have an opportunity to opt out of receiving the library card.

Please know, especially in the current political environment, both MUSD and the Santa Clara County Library District are sensitive to the sharing student information. As such we've highlighted the letter with the libraries adopted policies and procedures in accordance with federal law.

Completed opt out letters must be turned in to the school no later than January 26th. A copy of the opt-out letter was emailed to all Zanker families on January 3rd. You can come in to the office for a hard copy and you can download copies below in English, Vietnamese or Spanish:

Milpitas Library Card Drive ENG.pdf
Milpitas Library Card Drive Vietnamese.pdf
Estimadas familias de Milpitas.pdf

Two-Way, Dual Immersion Program is available at Randall Elementary! The District is hosting a Dual Immersion Information Night on Thursday, March 8th. Mark your calendars!

When: Thursday, March 8th, 6pm – 7pm

Where: 1331 E Calaveras Blvd, Milpitas, CA 95035, USA (map)

Location: MUSD District Office, Building 200, Room 206

Your Amazon purchases can help Zanker! When you shop at Amazon donates to 5248 Pearl Zanker School PTA. #YouShopAmazonDonates

Milpitas Elementary Olympics - SAVE THE DATE!

May 5, 2018

Start Time: 8:00 a.m.

Location: Milpitas High School

In the wake of dismantling Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the Milpitas Unified School District wants to ensure our students and their families know their rights, and that we are here to support each and every one of you. Our District webpage has a “Resources for Immigration Support” section found at The site has been updated with even more community, legal, and educator resources -- available in multiple languages -- to better serve you and the needs of your family. The District will continue to post resources as we receive them to the this webpage.


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Pearl Zanker Elementary

1585 Fallen Leaf Drive

Milpitas, CA 95035

P: 408.635.2882

F: 408.635.2887

Milpitas Unified School District

1331 E. Calaveras Blvd.

Milpitas, CA 95035

P: 408.635.2600