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Check In

If you need to bring something to your child during school hours, please check in at the office. 

The office staff will call your child's classroom for you.  Please do not go directly to your child's classroom.  All visitors must check in at the office when they come to Curtner.

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Spring Festival

On Saturday, April 12, 2014, the Curtner PTA hosted our Spring Festival bringing our community together for games, performances, contests, and food. Special thanks to our parents Rowena Cowan, Judy Miguellino, Anthonette Chavez, Noelle Boesenberg and teacher Carla McNeil for coordinating this memorable event. Thank you to all our performers, food truck partners, volunteers and attendees without whom the event would not be possible. You are all greatly appreciated.

District Music Festival

On April 10, 2014, Curtner music students gave an astounding performance at the annual District Music Festival. It was an inspiring event showcasing the developing musical talents across our district. Thank you Mr. Santomieri, Mr. Kaldy, Mrs. Rodriguez, and all our teachers, district staff and families who support our music program.

Smarter Balanced Assessment Field Test and 5th Grade STAR Science

Curtner Third through Sixth grade students will be taking the Smarter Balanced Assessment Field Test, which is practice for the actual Smarter Balanced Assessment which will begin next year in the 2014-2015 school year.  Attendance is extremely important during the testing days for SBAC and 5th Grade STAR Science listed below.

SBAC Testing Schedule
6th Grade - Tuesday April 8 and Wednesday April 9
3rd through 5th Grades - Monday April 14 through Wednesday April 16.

The following presentation was shown to teachers and students during an assembly on Friday March 14.  It provides information regarding the Practice Tests and the upcoming Field Test.

SBAC presentation

5th Grade STAR Science Testing Schedule
This year, only 5th Grade students will take the STAR Science Test.
Tuesday April 29 and Wednesday April 30 - Testing Days
Thursday May 1 - Make Up Testing Day

 

 

 

Parents of 6th Grade Students

If parents of Curtner Sixth Graders have questions about the elective choices for next year, they can drop by Russell Middle School on Monday April 7, between 8:30 am and 9:30 am, as well as 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm.  Staff will be available at these times to answer parents' questions.

The parent orientation meeting will be held on Tuesday April 29 at 6:00 pm in the Russell Middle School multi-use room.

Smarter Balanced Practice Test

SBAC Practice Test

Door Decorating Content

On Friday, Curtner had a door decorating contest to honor Dr. Suess' birthday. Come see all of our delightfully diverting decorated doors!

Notice of Meeting

TO ALL AFRICAN AMERICAN PARENTS AND GUARDIANS OF MILPITAS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT STUDENTS REGARDING THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE DISTRICT’S LOCAL CONTROL ACCOUNTABILITY PLAN (LCAP)

The establishment of the Local Control Funding Formula as the new funding model for public schools starting in the 2014-15 school year provides new benefits and more responsibilities for school districts in California.  MUSD will have more money to educate English language learners, low income, and foster youth students. As a consequence of receiving these new funds and being entrusted to make local decisions, the Milpitas Unified School District must create a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) that would govern how the District will use those new funds. MUSD is required to have a plan by June 30, 2014.

Members of the African-American community in Milpitas are invited to attend this meeting with MUSD Superintendent Cary Matsuoka to provide input into the District's Local Control Accountability Plan.

WHERE: Milpitas High School Library 1285 Escuela Parkway Milpitas, CA
WHEN: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.

Thinking Maps and CCSS

It was my pleasure to present Thinking Maps and the Common Core State Standards at Parent University on February 13, 2014 with Dr. Sheila Murphy-Brewer.  Click here for a copy of the Prezi in case you missed it or would like a refresher.  If you have any questions regarding how Thinking Maps can be used to support the deeper level of understanding required of the Common Core State Standards, please contact me or your child's teacher.

Your partner in education,

Dr. Jackie Vo-Felbinger, Principal

Curtner's Fire and Ice Dance

Curtner's first Family Dance was a night where the Curtner Community celebrates the family with lots of fun, style, and grace. It was a great success thanks to our dedicated PTA who makes events like this turn into lasting memories for our families.

Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten Registration

When is Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten Registration?

Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten registration begins on Monday, March 3, 2014. Students may be registered anytime thereafter prior to the upcoming school year. No registration packets will be released prior to March 3, 2014.

During the first week of March, special hours will be set for kindergarten registration. Thereafter, registration may be done during regular office hours. The school office will be open daily from 8:00-3:30 for Registration for the 2014-2015 School Year. Please allow at least a half-hour before the office closes to ensure you have enough time for your paperwork to be processed.

The office will be closed for lunch daily (lunch hours are from 12:00pm until 1:00pm). PLEASE CHECK THE CURTNER CALENDAR FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION ABOUT REGISTRATION TIMES!

Minimum Age Requirements

California Education Code states that a child who will reach the age of five on or before September 1, 2014, is eligible to attend kindergarten for the 2014-2015 school year. If a child turns 5 between September 2, 2014, and December 1st, 2014, they are eligible to attend Transitional Kindergarten for the 2014-2015 school year.

Resident School

Resident school is based on the address in which a student resides. To obtain the name of your resident school, please visit our website at www.musd.org and click on the School Locator tab (or click here).

Documents You Will Need to Bring

Our website, www.musd.org, has a list of documents you will need to bring with you to pick up a registration packet. This checklist is noted under the District and Registration Information tabs.

Documents Needed to Pick Up a Registration Packet

  1. Legal Evidence of Student's Age (Birth Certificate, Baptismal Certificate, Passport, or Immigration Certificate).
  2. Proof of Identification (Parent's Current Driver's License or California I.D.)
  3. Two additional proofs of residency are required. ONE PROOF OF RESIDENCY FROM GROUP A AND ONE PROOF OF RESIDENCY FROM GROUP B ARE REQUIRED.*

PROOFS OF RESIDENCY INCLUDE:

Group A:
Mortgage Statement
Rental Agreement

Group B:
Current Utility Bill (P.G. & E)
Current Garbage/Water Bill

*Additional proofs of residency or residency forms may be required.

The above documents PLUS the additional documents listed below are needed to register your child for kindergarten.

  • Kindergarten Registration Forms (in the packet you receive from the school)
  • Health Examination Evidence
  • Immunization Record (Immunization Requirements and Public Health Mandate for Tuberculosis Screening in Santa Clara County Schools)
  • Oral Health Assessment

First Day of School

All students, new and returning, MUST be in their assigned seat when class begins on the first day of school NO EXCEPTIONS. Any student not in school on the first day of school will lose their seat and their name will be moved to the end of the enrollment list therefore leaving their open seat to the next student on the list.

Frequently Asked Questions

What determines enrollment order?

When a student’s registration is completed they are Date and Time stamped and placed on the enrollment list.

What is “overflow” and what does it mean?

Overflow is when a school has more students enrolled than they have seats for.  Those students are overflowed to another MUSD school that has space available.  Those students are called back to their resident school when a seat becomes available in the order in which they are overflowed out. 

What is the average number of students in a Kindergarten classroom?

Beginning August 2014, Curtner will be offering full-day kindergarten.  The exact schedule is to be determined and will be shared as soon as it is available.  Kindergarten classes will have 25-27 students. 

Transitional Kindergarten will have 25 students and consists of two sessions:  morning and afternoon.

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT REVISITED

Thank you families for attending Back to School Night.  There was a lot of information shared that evening.  Here are some links that were referred to in case you want to review again.  Thank you for all your support for Curtner!

Principal's Prezi Presentation

Thinking Maps

iReady

Typing Club

"I Can" Common Core Standards

Common Core Standards-Formal

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium

Smarter Balanced Practice Test

Join Us!

Part of what makes the Curtner School Community so special is the active partnership between parents, teachers, and administrators. The Curtner PTA is comprised of families and teachers whose dedication and involvement truly helps make Curtner thrive.  To get involved or get more info, email us at info@curtnerpta.org or visit our website at www.curtnerpta.org.

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Our Volunteers

 

We at Curtner are incredibly lucky to have an amazing parent community who offers enormous amounts of time, material donations, funds, and talent to foster an educational experience that enriches the whole child.  These are just a few of the ways you have generously given to our school and we appreciate you.  Thank you for your commitment to Curtner.

 

Curtner Connection

Common Core State Standards

Over the next two years, Curtner, as well as all schools in the Milpitas Unified School District, will be transitioning from the California State Standards, to the Common Core State Standards.  These standards have established rigorous expectations for student learning at all grade levels. 

Click here to learn more about this transition.

Art Blog

The Curtner Art Program displays student art work throughout the year on the Curtner Art Blog.  Please visit the blog often and enjoy our students' wonderful artwork!

Parking Lot Safety

Designated Place to Cross

To ensure the safety of all children and adults, please do not cross the Curtner parking lot at any point other than the cross walk by the school office, before and after school.  Cars are continuously pulling through our parking lot, and crossing while cars are moving creates an unsafe situation.

 

Before School Drop Off

Please escort your child to the front of the school.

8:00 AM to 8:30 AM:  Students go to courtyard at the front of the school and wait to be dismissed to their lines.

8:30 AM to 8:45 AM:  Students go through the front of the school and then directly to their lines on the blacktop.

8:45 AM and later:  Students check in at the office for a late pass.

 

Ensuring a Safe Drop Off

Please do not leave your vehicle to assist your child during drop off.  Student valets are out front each morning to assist children during drop off.  Children must exit the vehicle on the school side of the car, not the street side.  Also, vehicles must pull all the way up in the drop off zone before a child can exit the vehicle.

 

Thank you for working together to ensure a safe campus for our students!