Joseph Weller Elementary School

For Students


Weller is a uniform school.  Please review our uniform standards by clicking on the link below: 
Weller Uniform Code

Joseph Elementary School maintains the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (P.B.I.S.) program to help foster a responsible, respectful and safe learning environment for students and staff.  PBIS is a school-wide behavioral approach where students are supported and empowered to equally contribute to our school’s success and safety.  To highlight and celebrate positive behavior, we have implemented Weller Student store as a reward system for all students. 

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·        _______ --Mrs. Maldonado

·         Aimee has taken small steps to learn how to write her name and to learn some letters. Way to go, Aimee! . --Ms. Phan

·         Chaitra is a motivated learner who is a good citizen in our classroom.--Ms. Hirano

·         Trevor earned October Student of the Month for being responsible every minute of the day, giving his best effort in all he does, and never giving up. Way to go Trevor!!. --Mrs. VT

·         Desiree has set reading goals for herself and is working to attain them. Additionally, she is helpful to others and a good citizen in class.. --Ms. Gilpin

·         Nadia is always careful to listen to all the directions and makes sure she understands fully before she begins any assignment.--Ms. Talucod

·         Thomas consistently works towards his goals and has a positive attitude about everything. He also focuses on helping others first. --Ms. Diep

·         Alex made great choices inside and outside the classroom to help him reach his academic goals.--Mr. Mai

·         Giya knows what she wants to do and will set her mind to it. She makes a plan and does what she can to get to the goal. --Mrs. Dang

·         Sameeha is a very cooperative student who takes responsibility for her own learning and who designed Creative Kids, an arts and crafts workshop for kids during recess time. --Ms. Mathias 

·         Pauline alway looks for ways to help others.--Ms. daSilva

·         Jacen thinks of others, is careful with his words, and is supportive to other students' learning.. --Ms. Semrau
Keira is persistent and continues to work toward her goals. Keira keeps her goals in mind and works tirelessly in order to achieve them. She is able to create an action plan and follow through with it. Keira is hard-working, incredibly kind, and perseverant. These are just some reasons Keira is truly a model student at Weller. --Mr. Duong

·        _______ --Mrs. Nguyen

·         Christina has worked very hard on her classwork and is also works to help her classmates wherever she can. . --Ms. Winer 

·        _______ --Mrs. Newstrom

·         Phil is new to the country and doing with great effort to practice reading and math everyday because he wants mastery in English acquisition and math standards.--Mrs. McCarter

·        _______ --Mrs. Sharma

·         Ivy knows herself and her time commitments very well. For example, she stays at lunch to study knowing that she will not be able to meet her homework needs as well later in the day. She manages her time, her commitments, and her studies in collaboration with her friends.. --Mr. Salazar

·        _______  --Mr. Hart

Principal's Corner


Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”  -Helen Keller


Dear Parents and Guardians,


I would like to invite you to join me every month for our “Principal's Coffee Chat”, where we can have an informal discussion about our school and our students over light refreshments, coffee, tea or juice in the Learning Lab.  I look forward to seeing you there!


Mrs. Padilla


Principal's Coffee Chat Days:


Friday, 04/21/2017 from 8:15 - 9:15 AM


Friday, 05/12/2017 from 8:15 - 9:15 AM

RESCHEDULED to Friday, May 19th at 8:15 AM

Staff Only

Coffee & Tea Fridays

Enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee or tea at Weller on the last Friday of each month.  Come to the school office.

Next event:  Friday, April 28, 2017

Event Change

Note:  Weller's Multicultural Event has been rescheduled to Friday, May 19th.  More details to follow!

Minimum Day & No school

Mark your calendars ....


Thursday, May 4th - Minimum Day (see early dismissal schedule for all grades)


Friday, May 5th - NO SCHOOL for MUSD (Cinco de Mayo)

Last Chance to Get 2016-17 Year Book

The 2016-17 Year Book will be here in just a few weeks.  There is only a limited quantity left.  To get yours, either purchase it on line, using the link:   Purchase Year Book


Cost:  $20 each                     36 COLORED Pages



Saturday & Sunday, May 20 & 21, 2017
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
New Location: Alder Drive (between McCarthy Blvd. and Tasman Dr.)

This two day festival sponsored by the Milpitas Chamber of Commerce and the City of Milpitas offers entertainment, food, drink and lots of fun for the entire family. There is no admission fee, entrance is free. And there is plenty of free parking within a few blocks . 
Click here to find out more.




Weller Teachers Complete Two-Year SEAL Program

Weller Teachers Complete Two-Year SEAL Program

Would you like to receive Text Messages from Weller?

We are collecting cell phone numbers of our Weller families to add to the Text Message list.  We will text you reminders about upcoming events and other important information.


Click HERE to complete the online form with your cell phone number and the name(s) of your children.




You can call the office at (408) 635-2876 and give us the information.

TK & Kindergarten Registration for 2017-2018


Saturday & Sunday, May 20 & 21, 2017
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
New Location: Alder Drive (between McCarthy Blvd. and Tasman Dr.)

This two day festival sponsored by the Milpitas Chamber of Commerce and the City of Milpitas offers entertainment, food, drink and lots of fun for the entire family. There is no admission fee, entrance is free. And there is plenty of free parking within a few blocks . 
Click here to find out more.




PTA Family Movie Night

Thank you to everyone who came out to watch "The Secret Life of Pets".  It was a fun evening.  

More Movie Nights coming soon!


Information and Resources for Immigrant Families



Information and Resources for Immigrants (This document does not contain legal advice)

Click on the map for the list of resources


First Day of School: Thursday, August 17th, 2017






ClayArt Program with Latha

Room 119 - Arts Room

2:05 - 3:05 PM

Every Thursday for 6 weeks


Young Rembrandts

UPDATE:  11/28/2016 - Program has been cancelled.


i-Lit with Ms. McCarter (5th & 6th Grade)

Learning Lab 102

2:20 - 3:20 PM

Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday beginning 10/18/2016 - April 5, 2017


Read 180

Room 121 (new location)

2:10 - 3:10 PM (new time)

 Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday beginning 10/17/2016 - May 18, 2017)


PLP Extended Learning with Mr. Hart

Room 204

2:10 - 3:10 PM

Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday beginning 11/08/2016


MHS Tutoring

Learning Lab 101

2:30 - 3:30 PM

Every Wednesday beginning 10/19/2016

UPDATE:  Last Day is Wednesday, April 26, 2017


Fountas & Pinnell with Ms. VT & Ms. Hirano (Kinder) and Ms. Talucod (1st Grade)

Room 103 - Ms. VT / Room 105 - Ms. Hirano

1:40 - 2:35 PM

Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday beginning 10/18/2016


Room 111 - Ms. Talucod

2:20 - 3:20 PM

Every Tuesday & Wednesday beginning 10/25/2016







BUY A WELLER T-SHIRT $12 - Wear with Jeans on Fridays

*Shirts sold in office 

Joseph Weller Elementary School

345 Boulder Street
Milpitas, CA 95035
Phone: (408) 635-2876
Fax: (408) 635-2880 

Principal:  Alicia Padilla
Assistant Principal:  Parwinder Johal

School Year Events At A Glance


2016-2017 MINIMUM DAYS:


06/01/2017 - Last Day of School

2016-2017 DAYS OFF:


04/10/2017 - 04/14/2017 - Spring Break

05/05/2017 - Cinco De May Holiday

05/29/2017 - Memorial Day Holiday

Scholastic Reading




Please do not forget to call the Attendance Line at (408) 635-2600  x1101 on the day that your child will be absent from school.


Part of what makes the Weller Elementary Community so special is the active partnership between parents, teachers, and administrators. The Weller PTA is comprised of families and teachers whose dedication and involvement truly help make Weller thrive.  To get involved or get more info, email us, visit our website at and follow us on Facebook.

Read Across Weller - March 3rd, 2017


Thank you to all the teachers, parents, school board members, MUSD district administrators, and community officials who came to Weller on March 3rd to read to our students in honor on Dr. Seuss' Birthday.  

We really appreciated it!



Congratulations to Devesh - 4th grader

Congratulations to Devesh Mamidi, 4th grader in Ms. Winer's class, for winning 2nd place in the North California Chess Tournament for 9 year olds.  Devesh played 5 rounds and won 4 rounds with opponents.  He tied one game.  Way to go Devesh!  We are proud of you.  Good Luck to Devesh in other tournaments he will be competing in later this year.




Become a Weller Volunteer


If you are interested in volunteering at our school (in the classroom, on field trips or at a school event), please visit the office for a Volunteer Information Form (AE 1240).  You will also need to submit a copy of your driver's license and a current negative TB test result.  It may take 7-10 business days for your volunteer request to be approved at the District level. 


Classroom Supply Donations


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We are asking for each student to help with donating supplies to their classroom. Suggestion for donations are listed below:
  • Please visit the teacher's website.

This will help our staff and students to have a successful year.  We truly appreciate all the donations.

Student Online Programs