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OUSD Vision Statement 2014-2015

“The time we have with our kids will be effective and efficient, not wasting one minute, one second while we have them in our hands."

OUSD Superintendent Duane Coleman

Online Meal Registration


Lighthouse Foods.jpgParents can register their children online for the 2014-15 OUSD school lunch and breakfast programs.  The national program provides meals at a reduced cost; eligible students with an approved free or reduced status may receive meals at no cost.  Click Online Meal Registration to get started.

2014-15 Student/Parent Handbook Available Online

The OUSD 2014-15 Student/Parent Handbook is now available for viewing online.  The handbook is available in both English and Spanish.  Parents can also download a PDF version of this guide.  Click Student/Parent Handbook to access this year’s guide. 

For questions regarding the handbook, please contact your child’s individual school site or our Education Support Services office at 760-966-4443.

OUSD Registration Links

Complete registration information can be found at:


For new student registration click here or visit


Returning students click here or visit

Common Core Parent Informaion

CommonCoreLogo-color2.jpgCalifornia is one of 45 states nationwide to adopt the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English/Language Arts and mathematics.   This shift in teaching has been characterized by some as “the most significant change to classroom instruction since 1998,” when California first adopted its own academic standards.  Click the Common Core link above to learn more about the standards and how the Oceanside Unified School District is implementing Common Core in the classroom.

Kids First Initiative and the 8 Keys of Excellence

The OUSD Kids First initiative is off and running.  Click Kids First to view the 8 Keys of Excellence, watch student videos and to learn

more about this life-changing project and how you can get involved as a partner with the district. 

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OUSD on Facebook!


Palmquist Students of the Week


School will resume on our regular schedule Tuesday, September 2.

Please be sure to have your child to school on time.

Tardy bell rings at 8:55 a.m.

Enjoy the weekend!


Thank you to the Palmquist Elementary community members that made the fall Weed and Feed so successful. Because of your efforts, the garden will soon be ready for planting!

Sunflowers in the Garden!

It is amazing what a little water and hands on care can do to raise the garden to new heights!  Making sure the seed beds are ready for next year...

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Bring on the Ladies to the Palmquist Chicken Coop!

Thanks to the Kristy Weaver family for the home for our ladies!!!  The ladies arrived on April 16th!  Companion planting was done by all 4th grade classes...

Summer Reading Help

Keep track of those AR quizzes during the summer. Need help finding a book? Use . For Tumblebooks: Our Oceanside Public Library provides access to Tumblebooks. Read online, take the practice AR quiz, come to school next fall and take your real AR quiz. Follow the link to tumblebooks

2013-2014 Accelerated Reader T-Shirt Celebration

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Web Activities at Home

We encourage students to work on our web-based programs at home.  Here are a few quick links!  enter  activation code PAL73P-HSE-GW-PSV  for JiJi at home.

To check your child's AR points at home, check their AR test scores and see their bookshelf, log in to "Parent Connect" at the following website for your child's AR progress. Click to log in to Renaissance Home Connect  



Palquist Elementary

Contact Information

Principal - Vicki Gravlin

School Based Resource Teacher - Janna Stanford

Palmquist Elementary School
1999 California Street
Oceanside, CA 92054
Tel (760) 901-8500
Fax (760) 433-6795

Bell Schedule 2014-2015

Daily Bell Schedule  Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri

School Begins:                     8:55

Dismissal:                              3:35 

Dismissal Wednesday:        1:05

Morning Kinder:                  8:55-12:15

Afternoon Kinder:               12:15-3:35

Transitional Kinder:             8:55-12:15 (M-F)


Follow the link for the complete daily schedule.

2014-2015 Bell Schedule



Palmquist Student Handbook

The Palmquist Student Handbook is now available on-line.  Please review the handbook with your student(s) and sign the form acknowledging you have done so.  The acknowledgement form will be sent home Tuesday, August 26 and is to be returned with signatures on Tuesday, September 2.  If you would like a printed copy of the handbook in either English or Spanish, complete the request form and a handbook will be provided for you.

Handbook - English

Handbook - Spanish

Acknowledgement form - English

Acknowledgement form - Spanish

Mrs. Gravlin's Monthly Message

Click the link provided to read Mrs. Gravlin's Monthly Message. 

 Monthly Message

Today: 8/30/14

Upcoming Events!

All dates are subject to change:
Aug 26 First Tuesday Envelope
Aug 29 Green Team
Sept 1 Labor Day Holiday
Sept 3 Coffee and Conversation

Sept 3 AR Assembly
Sept 4 PTO meeting
Sept 8 Library Opens

Sept 10 GATE/TitleI/ELL Night
Sept 15 Fall Fundraiser Begins

Sept 17 Back to School/Meet the Teacher Night

Sept 18 Fall pictures

Sept 19 Movie Night

Sept 26 Fall Picture Make-Up



Before/After School Care

For more information and pricing please click: Boys and Girls Club After School Program

PREP After School Program

Check our PREP page for information on our amazing afterschool program.

Visitor/Volunteer Reminder

Parents need to sign in and get a pass when they enter campus.   In addition, they MUST return the pass on their way out and sign-out with their time of departure.

Parent Involvement Policy

Palmquist Elementary School is truly dedicated to the academic success of all students.

Palmquist Elementary School is jointly developing with parents a written school parent involvement policy that is agreed upon by parents and is distributed to all students’ families.

AR Parent Information

Accelerated Reader program:
Parents can look up books at
to see if books are in the program.
Use our school library catalogue to see what books are available:
To check on your child's AR progress,
log in to Renaissance Home Connect

Palmquist Library Catalogue Now Available

Use this link to see what is available at our school library.

e-Reader Policy

Please read, sign, and return the attached e-reader policy if your child plans to bring an e-reader to school.  Thank you.