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.
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
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.
5th Grade STAR Science Testing Schedule
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
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
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.
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 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
PROOFS OF RESIDENCY INCLUDE:
*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.
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!
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 email@example.com or visit our website at www.curtnerpta.org.
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.
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.
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!