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.
Curtner creates a safe and positive environment for our students, staff and families. As learners and leaders, we have agency and resilience, and celebrate the many cultures and perspectives of our community. We critically, creatively, and cooperatively make improvements and solve problems. By developing 21st Century skills, we have limitless opportunities to achieve success and positively contribute to our community and the world.
Curtner Virtual Tour
Take a virtual tour of Curtner Elementary and see how Superintendent Cary Matsuoka and Principal Jackie Vo-Felbinger describe the blended learning journey leading to personalization, high engagement and agency.
Curtner PBL and Google Apps
Read about how Curtner's 6th grade students are using Google Apps and Project Based Learning to improve our community and the world through rigorous inquiry as they ask "How can we have a positive impact on climate change?"
Common Core State Testing
The California Department of Education has been ordered by the United States District Court to release all data it has collected on general and special education students since Jan. 1, 2008. No student’s identifying records will be disclosed to the general public.
Our District is committed to helping families stay informed about this issue and empowered to protect their children’s data. Parents and guardians who do not wish for their students’ information to be disclosed may complete and mail in an “opt-out form” to prevent the release of student date. The form is available at this link: http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/di/ws/documents/form2016jan26.pdft. The form must be mailed by April 1, 2016. Click here for more information.
Team Silver Dolphins, a team of 7 Curtner girls won the championship award at the First Lego League Qualifier Tournament held at the Santa Clara High School. First Lego League is a Lego Robotics Competition held world wide for teams (9 to 14 year olds) all over the world. This year the theme is how to deal with Trash! As part of the season the girls went through, Robot Building (they had to design and program a robot to perform tasks on a competition board), and coming up with a project idea that would help reduce trash (they chose "How to deal with food waste in communities"). The girls learned how to construct with Lego Technics, discussed food waste with the Safeway team, presented their solution to the Milpitas food pantry, wrote and danced a cheer, and made Dolphin cookies to give to other teams at the competition...and had a great deal of fun doing it!!
The Qualifier MC had this to say about the team...
"The championship award recognizes the team that embodies the First Lego League experience by fully embracing the core values and achieving excellence in innovation in both the robot game and the project. The judges had this to say about this team; They sparkled! their choreographed cheer was well practiced, they simply swam away with this award!"
They move up to the San Jose regional competition that will be held in February. More about the First Lego League, and the Trash Trek season is available at www.firstlegoleague.org
Curtner will continue to be a uniform school in 2015-2016. All students should be dressed in uniform on the first day of school. Click here for parent letter on our uniform policy or check out our page on Uniforms for more info.
In the Spring of 2015, Curtner parents completed a survey on the Curtner Uniform Policy. We'd like to thank our parents for their input. Click here for survey results and contact Assistant Principal Nichol Klein if you have additional questions.
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
TK AM/PM Session 8:45-12:05
1st-3rd Grade 8:45-12:50
4th-6th Grade 8:45-12:55
Join our PTA
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 protected] or visit our website at www.curtnerpta.org.
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!
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 10 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.