Pearl Zanker Elementary

Principal: Ms. Trisha Lee

Assistant Principal: Mr. Jaime Soria


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Our Zanker PTA is holding a Golfland Fundraiser and Fun Night event on April 17th! Bring the whole family...and extended family...and friends...and neighbors to a day or night of golfing and fun!

At the April 10th Milpitas Board of Education Meeting, the Board approved Superintendent Cheryl Jordan's recommendation for Shangrila Mia-Ramzan, currently Assistant Principal of Pomeroy Elementary School, as the new principal of Pearl Zanker Elementary School, effective July 1, 2018. She will be taking over the leadership at Pearl Zanker as Mrs. Trisha Lee leaves after serving for five years as principal and after 18 years as a classroom teacher and administrator, serving the Milpitas community. She leaves us to become principal of Santa Cruz Garden School in the Soquel Elementary Union School District in Santa Cruz County.

Help bring virtual reality learning to our school!

Zanker Fit, our jog-a-thon and fitness fair is on Saturday, April 28.

At Zanker, student learning thrives and children feel good about the place they call their school. We believe that this is because of the incredible students that attend our school, the awesome staff who believe that relationships with students are key to optimal learning and more importantly the incredible support of our families. We could not engage in the wonderful learning opportunities and the fun things we do here without your monetary support. Please know that no amount is too small. Your donation is tax-deductible and your ongoing backing and support are both truly appreciated.

Your donations will help pay for:

  • Virtual Reality Classroom Pack
  • PTA-sponsored School programs

Please donate and support our students through our dedicated 99 Pledges Zanker site.

Attention all 6th Grade Parents!!!

  • Registration at Rancho Milpitas Middle School for the 2018-19 school year is on Thursday, August 9, 2018, from 8:30am-12:00pm.
  • Registering students come to Rancho to confirm their online registration, take their picture and get their student ID badge.
  • Parent Orientation Presentation
  • FAQs

The Milpitas Unified School District is partnering with the Silicon Valley Math Institute to offer math support and enrichment for students. The goal of the project is to reduce the number of students who are at risk of dropping out of school by providing a viable intervention math program designed to boost self esteem and make the transition from elementary to middle, and middle to high school math easier.

SVMI may offer classes for current 4th thru 8th grade students depending on participation. Flyers and applications are available in the front office.

For more information, please visit the SVMI facebook page at:

Dear Milpitas Families,

Welcome to the new student SCCLD library account!

Milpitas Unified School District is excited to partner with the Santa Clara County Library District in providing new library cards to all students.

This new resource will open up a whole new world of print and online resources including books, articles, music, and more. Library databases are easy to use electronic resources that contain a wealth of information that you and your students may use to research and learn from anywhere, 24/7. Databases are current, fast, and full of very good information including peer-reviewed articles. MUSD and SCCLD hope you enjoy this wonderful new resource.

Students can access their on-line account by following the steps outlined on the "Get a Library Card!" page of the MUSD website.

Students can also access SCCLD digital resources at

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

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.


What's Going On @ Zanker?


Mar Apr 2018 Newsletter.pdf

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