Thomas Russell Middle School
1500 Escuela Parkway Milpitas, CA 95035
Phone: 408-635-2864 Fax: 408-635-2869
Principal: Mr. Damon James [Overall School, Curriculum, Staff, District Policies, Budget]
Assistant Principal: Mr. Luis Lopez [Discipline, Bullying, Assessment, Safety]
Principal's Secretary: Ms. Lexie Petersen [Calendar, Supports Mr. James]
Attendance Secretary: Ms. Kathleen Elias [Attendance, Supports Mr. Lopez]
Secretary Clerk: Ms. Jayne McGowen [Registration, Independent Study, Cum Records]
Thomas Russell News
Town Hall Meeting
Code Writing for Kids
An exciting opportunity Code Writing for Kids program is available. This is a great opportunity for our students to stretch themselves. You are strongly urged to sign-up. If you are interested, please see the attached information.
Russell Student Soars at Poetry Recitation
Congratulations to Andre Berardi for winning first place in the Poetry Out Loud Recitation Contest at the Milpitas Library on November 19, 2014. The title of the poem was To This Day. Make sure and praise Andre when you see him.
Thanksgiving Is Coming!
Just a reminder that students will be released at 12:20 p.m. on Wed., November 26, 2014. Please make sure that your children are picked up from school within 15 minutes of dismissal. There is no school on Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28.
CSEA Milpitas Chapter 281
Starting November 19 through December 5, the CSEA Milpitas Chapter 281 will be collecting socks of all sizes for men, women, and children. If you are able to donate, please bring your sock donations to the school office. Last year, there were 1,000 pairs of socks collected. Let's increase that total! Please continue to support our Milpitas families in need.
Cheesecakes ready on Nov. 24, 2014!
Pick up your cheesecakes on email@example.com). - from the Music Room at Russell. The cakes arrive frozen so you can enjoy them anytime! Any questions...please email Ms. Norris (
School Office Hours
Monday - Friday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Student Registration 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Twice a month the the office will close for office meetings after school has ended.
School begins at 8:30 a.m. Please do not have your children arrive to school prior to 7:45 a.m. Staff arrives at 8 a.m., and we do not want students present unsupervised.
Russell Buck Store
Students may earn Russell Bucks for the following:
Redeem them in Rm 34
M- F from 7:45-8:20 a.m.
M, T, TH, F 3-3:15 p.m.
W 1:20-1:35 p.m.
Please do not send your students to school with large bill to pay for items. We do not have change for them. We ask that you only send $1 or $5. Thank you for your assistance with this issue.