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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.

Staff Only

No School Thursday 1/29/14

There is no school for students on Thursday, 1/29/2015 so that our staff can enjoy a Staff Development Day.  School will resume Friday, 1/30/15.  

Parent University- February 5, 2015

Milpitas Unified is hosting its Parent University on February 5, 2015 from 6-8 pm at the District Office.  This is an opportunity for our parents to learn more about curriculum, technology, safety, and other important issues from district experts.  Please see the event flyer for more information and check out the  workshop descriptions for more specifics.

 

Parent School Climate Survey 2014-2015

Curtner needs you to complete this online survey to help improve school culture and climate. It is an opportunity to communicate your perceptions about fundamental learning supports and barriers at this school.

The purpose of this survey is to obtain parent perceptions of student behavior and attitudes, school programs andpolicies, and the overall school climate as they relate to student well-being and learning.  It deals with such issues as truancy, safety, harassment, substance use, school connectedness, and learning supports.  The survey is a companion to the California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS), and the California School Climate Survey (CSCS) for staff.

Your participation is voluntary. It is also very important. The information you provide will help guide district and school efforts to promote safety, enhance learning supports, improve student achievement, and reduce health risks that stand as barriers to learning.  

  •  This is an anonymous survey.  It is designed so that no one can be identified from the data.  You do not have to respond to any questions that you feel could be used to identify you.  Simply skip any such questions. 
  • All questions apply to this school only. 
  •  The results are for the use of your district.  CDE/CHKS will preserve data confidentiality and refer any data requests to the district.

Consult the email Dr. Vo-Felbinger sent last week for more information about how to access the survey or contact the school office.

BEST AWARD WINNERS

Check out our new page under Activities that highlights our BEST award winners for each month.  So far, our students have been honored for being Safe, Respectful, and Responsible.  We are so proud of our Curtner Stallions.

 

 

6th Grade at Science Camp

2014-15 Schedule

Regular Day

TK AM Session                 8:45-12:05

TK PM Session                 10:20-2:00

Kindergarten Full Day     8:45-2:00

1st-3rd Grade                  8:45-2:30

4th-6th Grade                 8:45-2:45

 

Minimum Day

TK AM/PM Session           8:45-12:05

Kindergarten*                 8:45-11:45

1st-3rd Grade                  8:45-12:50

4th-6th Grade                 8:45-12:55

 

 

Welcome Back!

Greetings Curtner Families,

Welcome back to the 2014-15 school year!  It is poised to be the most academically rigorous and intellectually challenging for students as we’ve made the gargantuan leap into the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).

We are pleased to announce that with your support of Measure E and PTA, last year Curtner purchased 269 Chromebooks for our students. In a few short weeks, we will complete the construction of our new Learning Center and remodeling of our Library/Media Center with a new computer lab and furnishings. This is a major step toward equipping our students with the technology skills needed for success and an exciting transition to using more multimedia in student content creation.  Additionally, all classrooms have been modernized with new carpeting and upgraded heating and cooling systems.

We are also excited to welcome new members of the Curtner staff.  Mrs. Jean Malashock will be our new part time Assistant Principal who will also support Pomeroy in the same role.  We also welcome the following teachers to our staff:

1st Grade-Sherine Ahmed

2nd Grade-Ngoc Ngo and Kristin Nieva

3rd Grade-Rachel Thompson

4th Grade-Jinky Bitanga

5th Grade-Kiscelle Calvello

6th Grade-Jeannie Lam

We congratulate Mr. Steve Caringella who will move to the district office as a Technology Teacher on Special Assignment and thank him for all his support over the past years.

We look forward to the return of your children and to a great year of discovery and learning.

Your partner in education,

Dr. Jackie Vo-Felbinger, Principal

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.

 

Uniform Policy

Curtner is a Uniform School. Click here for information on our uniform policy and appearance code.

Common Core State Standards

Curtner, as well as all schools in the Milpitas Unified School District, has transitioned 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 the Common Core State Standards.

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!

Independent Study

Milpitas Unified School District offers Independent Study for students who have a pre-arranged absence of no less than 5 days and no more than ten days.  For a student to be approved for independent study, the school must be informed at least 2 weeks in advance so that the teacher has time to prepare the necessary work.  The student must return on the agreed upon date with all completed work or the absences will be declared unexcused.  Any student with more than 10 unexcused absences will be dis-enrolled and will be re-enrolled in any district school where space is available should their home school be at capacity.  Students are only eligible for one independent study contract per school year.  For further information, please contact the Curtner School office.