Joseph Weller Elementary School


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.  We look forward to seeing you there!


Mrs. Padilla


Principal's Coffee Chat Days:


*Thursday, 01/12/2017 from 6 - 7 PM


Friday, 01/13/2016 from 8;15 - 9:15 AM


Friday, 02/10/2017 from 8:15 - 9:15 AM


Friday, 03/10/2017 from 8:15 - 9:15 AM


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


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


* For December and January, we will hold a session on a Thursday evening.





Staff Only

NO School Feb. 20th - Feb. 24th - FEBRUARY Break

Weller Families ... enjoy the February Break.  School will start again on Monday, February 27th.



KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION will begin at all elementary sites on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 and will continue throughout the school year. Students who turn 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2017 are eligible to enroll in kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year.


TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN (TK) is the first year of a 2-year program that uses a modified kindergarten curriculum that is age and developmentally appropriate. Your child must turn 5 years old between September 2, 2017 and December 2, 2017 in order to be eligible for TK for the 2017-2018 school year. Children who turn 5 after December 2, 2017 will need to enroll in March 2018 for kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year.



OPEN ENROLLMENT is a request to transfer from your assigned resident school to another school within Milpitas Unified School District. To qualify, your child must be living within the Milpitas Unified School District and enrolled at the resident school during the lottery process. Request forms and additional information will be available at your resident school and the district office beginning March 1, 2017. Only the following schools will be accepting requests for the 2017-2018 school year: Burnett, Randall, Rose Elementary, and Rancho Middle School.


INTER-DISTRICT TRANSFERS approved for the 2016-2017 school year will expire in May 2017. An approved inter-district transfer request must be on file for non-residents to continue attending school in the Milpitas Unified School District for the 2017-2018 school year. Please contact your District of Residence to begin the process.  Applications for the 2017-2018 school year will be accepted beginning April 3, 2017 and may be dropped off to District Transfers at the District Office, Building 200, Room 213.



FIRST DAY of school for the 2017-2018 school year is Thursday, August 17, 2017. All registered students MUST be in their assigned seat on the first day of school. Any student who is not in class on the first day of school will be DROPPED from the enrollment and their name will be placed at the bottom of the registration list. The student may be overflowed to another school if a seat is unavailable when they return to school. This applies to all students, new and returning.



Information and Resources for Immigrant Families



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





Primary Grades (K-3) Spelling Bee will take place at Weller on February 3rd and February 10th

Top Spellers will be updated soon






Purchase A Year Book Now & Save $5

Three Reasons to purchase a year book now:

1.  It's only $20

2.  You can now purchase it on-line (click on the link):  Purchase Year Book

3.  Lots of great pictures to remember the school year.




ClayArt Program with Latha

Room 119 - Arts Room

2:05 - 3:05 PM

Every Thursday for 6 weeks beginning 11/03/2016 - * 01/19/2017

* Session has been extended to make up for December classes


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


Read 180

Room 116

2:20 - 3:20 PM

 Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday beginning 10/17/2016


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:  There is no tutoring on 12/14/2016 and 01/05/2017

Will resume on Wednesday, 01/12/2017


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 

School Year Events At A Glance

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


2016-2017 MINIMUM DAYS:
11/16 - 11/22 - Fall Parent Conferences



03/06/2017 - 03/10/2017- Spring Parent Conferences


06/01/2017 - Last Day of School

2016-2017 DAYS OFF:

11/11/2016 - Veterans Day

11/23 - 11/25 - Thanksgiving Break

12/19 - 01/02/2017 - Winter Break

01/03/2017 - New Year Day

01/16/2017 - Martin Luther King, Jr.

01/27/2017 - Teacher In-Service Day

02/20/2017 - 02/24/2017 - President's Week

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 helps make Weller thrive.  To get involved or get more info, email us, visit our website at and follow us on Facebook.

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