Spangler Elementary School

Anthony Spangler Elementary School

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


Catherine Waslif

140 North Abbott Ave., Milpitas, CA 95035

Phone : (408) 635-2870 ext. 1005

Fax : (408) 635-2875

Vice Principal

Katelin McClure

140 North Abbott Ave., Milpitas, CA 95035

Phone : (408) 635-2870 ext. 1006

Fax : (408) 635-2875

Dear Parents, Guardians and Students,

It is our pleasure to welcome you to Spangler Elementary School. The teachers and staff join me in saying we are happy to have you as part of our school family. We know this will be a successful and satisfying year for you. One of our main goals for the year is to help your child feel successful and achieve academic excellence. By working together as parents and educators, we can build a solid foundation of life long learners. At Spangler we take pride in our relationships with parents, and see you as a partner in the important job of educating our children. We welcome your participation and support during the school year. We look forward to celebrating with you the achievements of our students.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time.

Warmest Regards,

Ms. Waslif

Spangler Honors Students at District-Wide African American Awards

Devyn Curns- Fifth Grade

Gianna Fisher-Sixth Grade

Nizzar Ali-Sixth Grade

February 19- 23, 2018

Order of Distinguished Service Awards

Spangler Students awarded for Citizenship, Service and Scholarship.

Ms. Yamatake's Class

Ms. Blanco's Class

Mrs. Wilhelmsen's Class Mrs. Espitia's Class

Ms. Nijjar's Class Ms. Gutierrez's Class

Ms. Nery's Class

Spangler's December/January

PeaceBuilder's of the Month

Each month we celebrate our Spartans who work to "increase the peace" on our campus. Congratulations to Spangler's PeaceBuilders of the Month.

We are proud of you!

Sixth Grade

Fifth Grade

Fourth Grade

Third Grade

Second Grade

First Grade

Transitional Kindergarten/ Kindergarten

PeaceBuilders Principle of the Month

Help Others

As a PeaceBuilding™ site, we practice the principles of PeaceBuilding. The last of the six principles is Helping Others. Helping others can be practiced in many ways. Teaching children responsibility through the practice of helping others is a life-long lesson that will prepare them for adulthood. Children are encouraged to help their friends and acquaintances when they are in need of help. This can include helping another child with an assignment or project. Helping others provides children with the satisfaction of a job well done. They experience helping both as helpers, and as ones who receive help. Experiencing both sides of this situation provides children with a greater appreciation for how powerful helping can be to building peace.

Children are encouraged to help others in many ways:

  • By offering to help others. This includes helping a friend with a homework assignment, or helping a new kid become familiar with the site and make new friends.
  • By including other kids in games and activities so that they feel welcome and accepted.
  • By helping out the neighborhood. This includes picking up litter and cleaning up public places for everyone to enjoy.
  • By helping out those in need. This includes helping elderly people with jobs, or participating in a canned food drive to help less fortunate people. How can you help?
  • By encouraging children to help others in their daily lives. This includes thoughtful acts of kindness both large and small. Each of these is a step in the direction of creating a peaceful environment in which to live.