Anthony Spangler Elementary School

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



Ms. Catherine Waslif



Ms. Katelin McClure


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.




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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






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.



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.



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.

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

Spangler Spartans Celebrate Read Across America Day

Spangler Families,

Mark your calendars for March 2 at 9:00 a.m.  On that day, we will join some 45 million other students, parents, teachers and community leaders across the United States for this annual celebration. Read Across America Day is sponsored by the National Education Association to spotlight the fun of reading. After all, the date is the birthday of the children’s author, Dr. Seuss.


All interested parents, please call, stop by our office or email Ms. Waslif ( and let us know if you'd like to volunteer to read one of your favorite Dr. Seuss books to one of our classrooms. We hope you can join us for this day of celebration. 

PTA Sponsored Movie Day Fundraiser

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PTA Sponsored Shoe Drive

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As a parent, you are your child’s first and most important teacher. You and your child’s school have something in common: you both want your child to learn and do well. When parents and teachers talk to each other, each person can share important information about your child’s talents and needs. Each person can also learn something new about how to help your child. Parent–teacher conferences are a great way to start talking to your child’s teachers.


Spring Parent Teacher Conferences are March 8-10. Please review the tip sheet below prior to attending your child's conference. If you have any questions or concerns in scheduling your conference, please call our office at (408) 635-2870 or email


Parent–Teacher Conferences- A Tip Sheet for Parents 

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.   

February Book of the Month Desmond and the Very Mean Word

Desmond and the Very Mean Word by Archbishop Desmond Tutu is our February Book of the Month. 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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Kindergarten registration begins at Spangler on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 and will continue throughout the school year. Students who turn 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2017 are eligible to enroll in kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year.

Transitional Kindergarten

Transitional Kindergarten (TK) is the first year of a 2-year program that uses a modified kindergarten curriculum that is age and developmentally appropriate. Your child must turn 5 years old between September 2, 2017 and December 2, 2017 in order to be eligible for TK for the 2017-2018 school year. Children who turn 5 after December 2, 2017 will need to enroll in March 2018 for kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year.

Congratulations to Spangler's January PeaceBuilders of the Month


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Kindergarten PeaceBuilders of the Month

Angel continuously shows  PeaceBuilder qualities.

Nathallie continuously shows Peace Builder qualities.

Jaylen apologizes after he does something wrong.

Miya is a Peace Builder because she right her wrongs by apologizing.

Sakura is a PeaceBuilder for doing her best work, being a good role model to other students.

Aaron rights his wrongs at Spangler.

Mason has a positive attitude towards school.

Lia has shown good improvement in her communication skills.

Bella works hard to do well in school and works hard to use PeaceBuilder traits in her friendships.

Ranvir is a dedicated reader and student.


First Grade PeaceBuilders of the Month

Rebeca is a Peace Builder because she is kind and is able to recognize when she makes mistakes. When she makes a mistake, she is good at righting her wrong and peacefully apologizing. In addition, she is very in touch with her emotions and the feelings of herself and others. 

Marissa is very kind, caring, and observant. She always strives to help out anyone in need and often puts the needs of others before herself. She reminds others to persevere and never give up. 

Ethan is a PeaceBuilder because he shows respect and kindness to teachers and classmates. He has a positive attitude and uses PeaceBuilder power words everyday.

Kyra is a PeaceBuilder because she is very hardworking and puts in a lot of effort into her work. She is kind and helpful to others. 

Angelrain is a Peace Builder because she notices praise as well as hurts. She is able to recognize when others are doing good and praise them for it. In addition, she is able to notice hurts in others and her own mistakes. She is getting good at righting her wrongs and solving peer conflicts.

Maya is a PeaceBuilder because she is always friendly and helpful to her classmates. Whenever someone needs help in class, she is always willing to help. Maya is very positive student and never has a negative attitude about anything.

Bruce is a PeaceBuilder because he always tries to right his wrongs. He also always uses his PeaceBuilder power words and tries his best to help others when he can. Bruce is a very kind hearted student and always tries his best to be a role model PeaceBuilder

William is a PeaceBuilder because he is cooperative, kind, and often chooses to right wrongs. He is a good team player and also takes responsibility in his learning.


Second Grade PeaceBuilders of the Month

Jherome is a PeaceBuilder because he is kind to everyone. He tries his best in school and is a great helper to his classmates. He works well with everyone and is thoughtful and considerate of others' feelings.

Robin is really good with righting his wrong. He is very cooperative.

Stephanie is great at helping other children who need it. She is very positive!

Scarlet has shown great improvement in her oral communication skills!

Mason has a positive attitude towards school.

Lia has shown good improvement in her communication skills.

Bella works hard to do well in school and works hard to use PeaceBuilder traits in her friendships

Ranvir is a dedicated reader and student

Haider follows the PeaceBuilder principles and uses power words in class. He is very responsible.

Ayreile is helpful to others and knows how to get help from a wise person when needed.



Third Grade PeaceBuilders of the Month

Mrudubhaash uses PeaceBuilder language to include his classmates on the playground and in the classroom. Most recently he graciously gave up his book favorite to allow others to choose a group text!

Miya has inspired many other 3rd graders to take creative risks in her Home Enjoyment. 

Allison gives her best. Always a Peace Builder!

Adrian has a positive attitude in the classroom. He is a great example to her peers on following all classroom and school rules.


Fourth Grade PeaceBuilders of the Month

Omar has been working really hard to work on righting his wrong when he does something to others. He also is very good at seeking a wise person when there is a problem.

Denisse is a hard working PeaceBuilder She consistently persists in her learning and tries to do the right thing. She is a helpful and responsible Spangler Spartan!

Julia is willing to help her classmates, she uses kind words in class, and strives to do her best.

Vinson takes initiative to help me and other students. He is respectful and kind towards others.

Hannah goes out of her way to set a good example for her classmates. She is always on task and is aware when others need a helping hand or a kind word. She is a true peace builder for her willingness to help others and dedication to her school work.


Fifth Grade PeaceBuilders of the Month

Michi volunteers to introduce new students to the school and looks after her friends everyday.

Vincent is a kind student who is quick to praise others and right wrongs. he is very quick to help others.

Ciara is a role model for doing the right thing. She does right even when no one is looking.

Aaron uses kind words and no put downs. He enjoys helping his friends, classmates and teacher.


Sixth Grade PeaceBuilders of the Month

Tiffany is a respectful student, she works hard in class and is a good example of a person who increases the peace.

Preston is willing to help in the classroom. He is ready to follow directions and uplifts his classmates.

Esam comes into class with a positive attitude and ready to learn. He is kind and respectful to everyone.

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. 

Digital Citizenship. Keeping Our Students Safe Online


To be a good digital citizen our students must understand how the internet works and how to behave in a courteous manner towards others. This includes refraining from being hurtful to others, respecting others digital property, creating appropriate content and sharing knowledge to help others. 

Please take some time to talk with your child about what it means to be a responsible digital user. We often do not realize what our children are posting and how they are portraying themselves online. Please take time to have your child show you their social media sites. Ask to see their cellphones.  Go through their apps. Find out what they are putting out there for everyone to see. If the image your child is presenting is one that is inappropriate, it can  have negative future consequences.


The resources listed below are to helpful when teaching your child about internet safety.

  1. Common Sense Media Common Sense Media is the GO TO resource for digital literacy and digital citizenship.  This particular page is all about internet safety and it’s all broken down by age group.
  2. PBS Parents Find tips and strategies for raising children in a digital age.  Broken down by age and milestone, this site has plenty of teaching and learning resources for home and the classroom.
  3. SafeKids  A blog with helpful tips and resources. 
  4. CyberWise With a motto “No Parent Left Behind” this site is geared towards parents looking to educate themselves in digital literacy.  Many tools, articles, and resources for teacher and parent education.

Monthly Parent/Principal Coffee


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: March 10, April 7, and May 12.

Spangler PTA launches Konstella to connect with our parent community


Here are just some of the ways Konstella will change the face of communication for Spangler parents:

  • It provides a single location for your child’s/children’s activities, including class announcements, parties, school events, and sign-ups.
  • Your personalized calendar in Konstella automatically includes all upcoming activities and deadlines for your child’s class and Spangler Elementary. 
  • Parents can communicate with other parents about various topics via a message board. If interested in a topic, you can subscribe to a particular thread and respond directly from each email. 
  • Parents can join a Spangler PTA committee or volunteer for a PTA job with just one click.

Register at Konstella to get up-to-date notifications of school events, connect with the PTA, and with other Spangler parents.



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

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 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

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.