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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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Beverly Lai's retirement

Announcing  Ms. Beverly Lai's retirement after 42 years of service. 

"I have fond memories of the hundreds of students I have taught at Curtner. The teaching profession allows me to love children other than your own.  I will miss connecting with a new group of students every year and see them grow and progress. I appreciate the opportunity to be a part of your children's lives."

Smarter Balanced Practice Test

SBAC Practice Test

Thinking Maps and CCSS

It was my pleasure to present Thinking Maps and the Common Core State Standards at Parent University 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 and click on the School Locator tab (or click here).

Documents You Will Need to Bring

Our website,, 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.)


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.


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


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 or visit our website at

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With Gratitude


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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.

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!