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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


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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

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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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Students of the Week... .. Sarah Navarro...Landon Welch...Omar Granados...Naomi Sykes...Jayden Smith...Xavier Matchem...Olivia Simons...Leonardo Segovia Munoz...Amber Cruz...Alan Carter...Dylon Anderson...Brooke Bartholomew...Ivy Pascerella...Yasmin Guerrero...Ariana Lugo...Miguel Tinoco...Jade Hernandez...Delaney Boman...Felipe Ramos...Sol De Pierola...Jaden Chavez...Leah Barnard...Bodie Fisher...Wyatt Fleming...Congratulations!.

Palmquist Elementary Music Program

Please click on this link for information about Mr. Morgan's music program.

Oceanside Fire Department Open House

Click here to read the information regarding the fire department open house.

SES Tutoring Information

Dear Parents,


If you received a letter in the mail from the Oceanside Unified School District Office stating that your child has qualified for SES Tutoring you are invited to attend the SES Tutoring Fair October 7th at Oceanside High School from 5:30pm to 8:00 pm.  Please bring your letter to the Fair. Palmquist will be offering tutoring at school site.

Find Out How You Can Win a FREE Computer!

Computers 2 SD Kids and Cox Communications are partnering with Connect 2 Compete, a national non-profit organization that helps families access technology through low-cost computers, discounted ...more

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Impact Aid Survey Cards Help Benefit District

All OUSD parents and guardians are asked to please fill out the 2014 Federal Impact Aid Survey card.  Survey cards will be sent home with students on Wednesday, October 1 and must be returned the following day, Thursday, October 2.

This important survey is used to determine the number of parents in our district who work or live on federal property.  The federal government provides funds to the Oceanside Unified School District based on the results of this survey.

Examples of federal property include: all military bases (Camp Pendleton, MCRD, Miramar, etc.), Indian tribal lands (including casinos), immigration offices, homeland security offices, FBI buildings, farm land on federal property, border patrol offices and federal subsidized housing.

For questions or further information, please call 760-966-4012.

ParentLink App Available for OUSD Parents

Parent Link Logo.jpgA new ParentLink App for smart phones is now available to OUSD parents.  The App aims to provide and improve all avenues of district and student communication and information for parents.  Watch the video below.

ParentLink’s easy-to-use App provides emergency messaging, custom messages and language translation.  Parents can now get OUSD information when they need it. 

OUSD Parents using the district’s Aeries portal will be receiving an e-mail with instructions on how to download the App.  For more information, please see the district website at

ParentLink Demonstration Video

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8 Keys of Excellence

This month we will be honoring members of the Palmquist learning community who demonstrate the Key of Excellence for September:


This Is It! is about focusing on NOW instead of later, or next week, or next month, or next year, or yesterday - and making the most of it. A positive This Is It! attitude can make everything we do and every day productive, fulfilling, and fun!  A positive outlook leads to positive learning.

BEST students strive to:

  • Make the most of every moment.
  • Choose a positive attitude.
  • Do and learn those things they put their minds to.


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!

Web Activities at Home

We encourage students to work on our web-based programs at home.  Here are a few quick links!  
AR progress. Click to log in to Renaissance Home Connect  

To access the Oceanside Public Library link to Tumblebooks click the following link:

STMath at home new directions:

Accessing Homework

To access ST Math at home students need a computer with internet access.

  1. Go to Click on JiJi.
  2. Click on the Homework button.
  3. Enter your ST Math password.
  4. Enter your school name and press Enter.
  5. Begin playing assigned homework or click the green objectives button at the bottom to play objectives that have been completed.

Tip: If there is no Homework assigned, access previously played content by clicking on the green cones.



Palquist Elementary
Today: 10/1/14
9:00 AM Coffee and Conversation

Current Activities

Always check the office for current information.


October 1 Coffee and Conversation

October 2 School Site Council and PTO meeting

October 4 Rummage Sale

October 20 Red Ribbon Week

October 24 Fall Carnival

October 29 Movie in

November 5 Coffee and Conversation

November 6 School Site Council and PTO

November 7 1st Trimester ends

November 11 Veteran’s Day no school

November 19 Movie in

November 21 Jog a thon

November 24 Thanksgiving week vacation


OUSD Policy on Bullying, Harassment and Discrimination

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Extended Hours for Computer Lab

The Palmquist Computer Lab, room 16 is open every morning from 8:40 to 8:52 for AR quizzing.

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


For student safety, all campus gates will be locked at 9:00 a.m. and reopened at 3:30 p.m.  If you need access to campus during school hours, please enter through the main office and sign-in for a pass.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Family Community Partnership Parent Group

"Please join us for Family Community Partnership parent groups, Every Tuesday at Palmquist from 9-10am, This months topic is....

Parent Involvement Challenge: Increasing Positive

Thinking to Improve Mental Health

.  Click here to see the full schedule.