Pearl Zanker Elementary

Principal: Ms. Trisha Lee

Assistant Principal: Mr. Jaime Soria


Zanker Marquis

In the wake of dismantling Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the Milpitas Unified School District wants to ensure our students and their families know their rights, and that we are here to support each and every one of you. Our District webpage has a “Resources for Immigration Support” section found at The site has been updated with even more community, legal, and educator resources -- available in multiple languages -- to better serve you and the needs of your family. The District will continue to post resources as we receive them to the this webpage.

Our very own 4th Grade teacher, Ms. Laura Polden, was not only honored as Zanker's teacher of the year but also the Milpitas Unified School District's teacher of the year! Congratulations Ms. Polden! We are so very proud of you! You can read all about her work with our students on our district's website.

Milpitas Elementary Olympics


DATE: May 5, 2018

Start Time: 8:00 a.m.

Location: Milpitas High School

2018 Milpitas Elementary Olympics Logo Design Contest


The Great American Solar Eclipse of 2017

On August , Zanker students observed the Great American Solar Eclipse. Our Intermediate Science Specialist and a few classes were able to participate as citizen scientists and collected some temperature reading data before, during and after the eclipse. Some of the data collected has been sent to NASA where they have centralized all the data from citizen scientists from all over the world! Scientists at NASA will use the data to better understand the effects that solar eclipses have on the Earth. Zanker student scientists will be using the collected data for their first scientific investigation. Stay tuned to the Zanker Science Lab page for updates!

The Great American Eclipse of 2017


MayJune 2017 Zanker Newsletter.pdf

Pearl Zanker Elementary

1585 Fallen Leaf Drive

Milpitas, CA 95035

P: 408.635.2882

F: 408.635.2887

Milpitas Unified School District

1331 E. Calaveras Blvd.

Milpitas, CA 95035

P: 408.635.2600