Anthony Spangler Elementary School

140 N. Abbott Ave
Milpitas, CA 95035
P: (408) 635-2870
F: (408) 635-2875

 

 

PRINCIPAL
Ms. Catherine Waslif  

cwaslif@musd.org

 

ASST. PRINCIPAL

Ms. Katelin McClure

kmcclure@musd.org


 

MUSD Staff Links

School Safety

School safety is our number one priority at Anthony Spangler Elementary. We urge you to support our priority of student and traffic safety around our school by following these safety tips:

 

  • Use the approved drop-off/pick up area or park your car on a side street and walk your child in.

  • Let your child out of the car on the curbside, right hand side, not the left hand side.

  • Drive slowly around Spangler Elementary School while children are present.

  • Drivers MUST yield to pedestrians crossing in a crosswalk.  The minimum fine for this type of violation is $200.

  • Pedestrians must use marked crosswalks to cross the street.  

  • Drop off your child at a location where he/she does not have to cross the street.

  • Do not leave your car unattended in the drop off /pick up zone.

  • Be courteous to your fellow parents and residents.

  • Remain alert and encourage others to follow these safe driving tips.

 

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Thank you in advance for your help with improving the safety of our school.

 

Attendance

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Research has proven a high correlation between school attendance and academic performance and success. Absence from school is often the greatest single cause of declining performance and ...more

Internet Safety

For Digital Citizenship information such as cyberbullying, protecting your child's reputation, online etiquette, research skills, and plagiarism please access our MUSD Digital Citizenship page located in the Parent Resources section. Updates and additional information will be made available regularly.

Science Camp

Sixth grade families,

Your child will be attending Exploring New Horizons Outdoor School at Loma Mar during the week of Feb 13-Feb 17th. A medical form is required in order for your child to attend. Please click on the link below and complete the form by Wednesday October 26th!

Medication Form

When you enter the page, you will be prompted to enter your name, your child's name, and your email address. Once that information is submitted, then you can begin the medical form. You can save progress if you need to step away from the form and come back to it later.

2017/2018 School Year Information

 

 

 

 

FIRST DAY of 2017/2018 SCHOOL YEAR

The first day of school for the 2017-2018 school year is Thursday, August 17, 2017. All registered students MUST be in their assigned seat on the first day of school. Any student who is not in class on the first day of school will be DROPPED from the enrollment and their name will be placed at the bottom of the registration list. The student may be overflowed to another school if a seat is unavailable when they return to school. This applies to all students, new and returning.

 

OPEN ENROLLMENT

This is a request to transfer from your assigned resident school to another school within Milpitas Unified School District. To qualify, your child must be living within the Milpitas Unified School District and enrolled at the resident school during the lottery process. Request forms and additional information will be available at your resident school and the district office beginning March 1, 2017. Only the following schools will be accepting requests for the 2017-2018 school year: Burnett, Randall, Rose Elementary, and Rancho Middle School.

 

INTER-DISTRICT TRANSFERS

Transfers approved for the 2016-2017 school year will expire in May 2017. An approved inter-district transfer request must be on file for non-residents to continue attending school in the Milpitas Unified School District for the 2017-2018 school year. Please contact your District of Residence to begin the process.  Applications for the 2017-2018 school year will be accepted beginning April 3, 2017 and may be dropped off to District Transfers at the District Office,Building 200, Room 213.


 

The California School Dashboard is a new website that parents/guardians, educators and the public can use to see how districts and schools are meeting the needs of California’s student population based on multiple measures included in the new accountability system.

 

The Dashboard will allow Spangler parents to search by school and includes a set of easy-to-use reports showing district or school performance on 6 state indicators and 4 local indicators in different levels of detail.

Our school will receive one of five color-coded performance levels on the state indicators. From highest to lowest, the five performance levels are: blue, green, yellow, orange, red, with green being the target to reach. The overall performance level that our school will receive is based on how our current performance (status) compares to our past performance (change). This will help provide a more complete picture of Spangler's performance than a point-in-time snapshot, along with recognizing improvement as part of overall performance.

 

During our upcoming Spangler SBAC parent night on April 6 at 6:30, we will be reviewing Spangler's dashboard reports. So, we hope you will join us to learn more about the dashboard and our student's progress.

In the meantime, if you would like to review Spangler's dashboard reports, please click here.

 

This video provides an overview of California's new multiple measures accountability system. It describes the measures in the new Dashboard Report and how performance and improvement are used to determine the performance colors.

 

 

California School Dashboard Video (Spanish)

Smarter Balanced Assessment Schedule

You're Invited to Spangler's SBAC Parent Night

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Jumprope For Heart Coming to Spangler



March 17th is our school-wide Fundraising Kickoff Assembly. On Friday March 24th and Friday March 31st, Spangler students will turn in fundraising donations and prizes will be distributed.

 

Parents, please join us on March 31s for our School-wide Jump Day! Parent Volunteers are needed on this day to support our jumprope grade level rotations.  Jump Rope for Heart Day schedule

 


 

Celebrating Read Across America at Spangler

Congratulations to Spangler Third Grader, Grace Zodiacal winner of the "I have a dream" Writing Contest


 

This year’s contest theme was “I Have A Dream.’ The writers were encouraged to relate this theme to themselves or others in their family, school, neighborhood, or the world. Below is a copy of Grace's writing. 

Spangler's First Grade MultiCultural Night

PTA Sponsored Shoe Drive

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Spangler Yearbooks on Sale


Spangler Yearbooks are on sale now for $20.00. Spartans, buy your yearbook before the price increases to $25.00 in February. Please click here to buy your yearbook online at this  or you can submit the paper order form with your payment which was sent home this week.

 

Sixth grade parents you can buy an advertisement space to give your child a special promotion send off for an additional $20.00. If you have any questions about the Spangler yearbook, please stop by our office.   

March Book of the Month: Mesmerized by Marla Rockliff




The book of the Month for March is Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery that Baffled all of France. by Marla Rockliff.

 

The idea behind a school-wide Book of the Month is that each month every Spangler student has the opportunity to read a common text, and engage in learning, thinking, and responding to that shared text.

 

When all students and adults in a school share a common experience around literature, it helps to not only unify and create a literacy learning community, but to provide a shared experience for all students while emphasizing the behaviors and habits of mind schools want students to emulate. 

Spangler Spartans are PeaceBuilders

Take the Pledge to Increase the Peace

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Congratulations to Spangler's February PeaceBuilders of the Month

 

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Transitional Kindergarten PeaceBuilders


Kindergarten PeaceBuilders 

 

First Grade PeaceBuilders 

Second Grade PeaceBuilders

Third Grade PeaceBuilders 

Fourth Grade PeaceBuilders

Fifth Grade PeaceBuilders 

Sixth Grade PeaceBuilders 

Spangler Family Handbook

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The Spangler Family Handbook 16/17 has been prepared to help you understand important information about Spangler Elementary School.  You will also receive additional information from your teacher and principal throughout the year.  It is important that you carefully read the entire handbook, especially the information regarding uniform policy, and safety on campus. Please keep it to use as a reference throughout the year.   If you have any questions regarding first day procedures or school policies please do not hesitate to call our main office at (408) 635-2870. 

Monthly Parent/Principal Coffee

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Spangler's Parent Principal Coffee occurs monthly in our Learning Center (yellow room); all parents and family members are invited to attend.  It is an opportunity for us to meet for an hour (9:00-10:00), and to engage in informal conversations about Spangler.


Information is shared by Ms. Waslif and Ms. McClure regarding upcoming events and activities.  It is also an opportunity to ask questions and share ideas about improving student learning and our school.  The best part about the meeting is getting to know one another and building relationships. 

 

Please mark your calendars for our monthly coffee's at 9:00 a.m. on the following days: April 7, and May 12.

SARC

The School Accountability Report Card (SARC) is now available. Please click here to view

Student Online Access


 




 
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Classroom Sites

Spangler Elementary is a Uniform School

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General  Uniform Guidelines 

 

Shirts - Polos, Turtlenecks and Sweatshirts

  • All shirts are a solid color (white, forest green, navy blue or burgundy)

  • Spangler t-shirts and sweatshirts may be worn daily

Pants/Shorts

  • Pants should be fitted or one size larger at the waist for growth only-NO SAGGING

  • Pants can be cargo or any other style (khaki, blue, or black)

  • Jeans on Fridays only

Shoes & Belts

  • Shoes must be closed-toe and heel.

  • No slippers or open-toed sandals should be worn to school.

  • Belts must be worn in belt loops, and may not hang down.

  • No chains of any kind are allowed.

 

Hats & Accessories

  • Hats of any kind are not allowed in any indoor area, including all classrooms.

  • Jewelry worn must be appropriate and not excessive such as extra long necklaces and chains.

After the Bell at Spangler

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Registration for ATB is quick and easy.  Spangler families can either register online or in-person at the Milpitas Sports Center (1325 E. Calaveras Blvd.).  My staff should be dropping off ATB brochures to the Spangler office this week. For specific questions, please visit the ATB website to register and for additional information.