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Welcome to Palmquist PTO!
Students of the Week.. Samantha Ojeda Padilla...Jacob Nguyen...Wesley Bloomer...Jaime Bernal...LJ Faumunia...Michelle Montesinos...Tristin Estela...Aaliyah Jeffries...Sergio Urvina...Ariana Lugo...Heidi Sanchez...Jacob Barranca...Elliott Henry...Skyler Deoja-Corpal...Julianna Valencia...Aracely Villagran...Kailen Dunkelburg...Kayla Evans...Congratulations!.

Superintendent’s Vision Statement

“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


Your school needs you to complete this online survey to help improve school culture and climate. It is an opportunity to communicate your perceptions about fundamental learning supports and barriers ...more

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Parents looking to move a child from one OUSD school site to another for the 2015-16 school year can begin applying for the district's School of Choice (SOC) option beginning January 5, 2015. The ...more

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Requests to transfer students to schools located inside or outside the OUSD zoned boundaries will be accepted beginning January 5, 2015. Interdistrict application forms are available at the OUSD ...more

Speak Up Survey Covers Hot Topics in K-12 Education

Speak Up, a national research project, is conducting its annual survey of some of the top issues facing educators, parents, and students. The brief survey allows respondents to share their views on ...more

New Family Survey

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Encuesta sobre Bienvenida a las Nuevas Familias

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OUSD on Facebook!

Online Meal Registration


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2014-15 Student/Parent Handbook Available Online

Handbook 2.JPG 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 Eng ...more

OUSD Registration Links

Complete registration information can be found at:


For new student registration click here or visit


Returning students click here or visit

OUSD Policy on Bullying, Harassment and Discrimination

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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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New State Testing Period Underway District-Wide

Students in grades 3-8, and 11, are now taking part in the new California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASP) online testing program.  These new exams will be administered during April and May and replace the longtime STAR tests students have taken in previous years.  The CAASP exam covers computer adaptive tests in English/Language Arts, mathematics, and a traditional paper-based science evaluation.

Please go to OUSD website and click OUSD Testing to read more about this new exam process.  Or click Practice Exams to access the state’s Smarter Balanced Practice Test website.  For further information on the CAASP exams, visit the California Department of Education.





Palmquist Elementary


April 13, 2015

1:30 PM


8 Keys of Excellence

The Key for the month of April is Balance


Be mindful of self and others while focusing on what’s meaningful and important in your life. Inner happiness and fulfillment comes when your mind, body, and emotions are nurtured by the choices you make. 



Yearbook orders at a reduced price of $23 has been extended through April 30th!

Click here to view the order form in English and Spanish.  Correct price is $23.


Dear Parents,

Over the past few weeks there has been an increase in the number of parents picking their children up by car. This has caused our parking lot to be very busy at the end of the school ...more


Parents are invited to come and attend our series of 4 nutrition workshops to be held on Thursdays beginning March 19th at 5:30 in our Multi-Purpose Room.  See attached flier for details.


Thanks to the PREP class offered by Mrs. Cox, you can enjoy the very first edition of "Voices of Today".

And now, you can enjoy the March edition of our student newspaper.



The garden's news sponsor is Sunfood Super foods.  They recently donated 100's of organic heirloom pumpkin seeds to plant and provide health snacks for our students.  For their delicious line of non-gmo and organic snacks... go to




Palmquist earned the Kindness Certified School distinction....  Thanks Roadrunners, staff, and parents for meeting the Kindness Challenge Goal!



Students have enjoyed using our new keyboarding program, Type to Learn 4.  Here are the directions for home use English and home use Spanish


ParentLink App Available for OUSD Parents

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ParentLink Demonstration Video

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Palquist Elementary

Peachjar E-Flyer Service

button-orange-stacked.pngOUSD and e-flyer service Peachjar have come together to help reduce paper usage, costs and time promoting community flyers.  Click Palmquist School Peachjar to view school-site flyers.

To learn more about Peachjar, visit OUSD Peachjar e-flyers. The OUSD Peachjar program will become live as of Wednesday, October 16.

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

Today: 4/27/15

Current Activities

Always check the office for current information.

Entire year calendar can be found on the 2014-15 Information Tab.

April 20-24 Staff Appreciation Week

April 22 Earth Day

April 29 Movie in

May 4-6 Book ...more

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.

Love and Logic Parenting Workshop

The following training is for OUSD parents who want to learn how to work effectively with their children by implementing proactive strategies.

This 6 week training will show parents how to:

* Put an ...more

Family Community Partnership Parent Group

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

 Reducing Stress by Developing Time Management Skills

Click here to see the full schedule


Please review the following English and Spanish documents relating to this year's state tests.

Palmquist ELAC Meeting Schedule

All meetings are at 6:00 pm in room 13.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Thursday, May 28, 2015

OUSD DELAC Information

Click here for minutes of Nov 12 meeting..

Click here for agenda Jan 14.

Click here for minutes of Jan 14 meeting.

Click here for agenda March 18.

Click here for minutes of March 18 meeting.

OUSD DPAC Information

Click here for the agenda of the DPAC meeting on Jan. 21.

OUSD DPAC information

Click here to read the minutes of Jan 21, 2015 meeting.

OUSD DGAC information

Click here to read the minutes of he January 28, 2015 meeting



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