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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!


Students of the Week... Joseph Hazel...Sophia Guiffredo...Kyleigh Phillips...Stephanie Aguilar...Kate Strathman...Avery Brinkley...Anahi Morales...Abel Hernandez...Breana Del Bono...Daimon Quintana...Carson Biegel...Joseph Wells...Diego Zamora...Keilah Goodwin...Elisabeth Aldape...Brody Rodriguez...Jasmine Cruz Moreno...Brooke Lipton...Angelique Paulson...Jasmine Ryan..Kaya Gray....Dayne Morrison...Hanna Reed...Alara Jack.. Congratulations!.

Picture Day

Thursday, September 18th.

Back to School Night/ Meet the Teacher

Wednesday, September 17th

Session 1:  6:30-6:55

Session 2:  7:00-7:25

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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Palmquist Picture Day Information

Click here to see the picture day information!

Palmquist Roadrunner Enrichment Program

Palmquist Roadrunner Enrichment Program, know as PREP is registering NOW for Session 1

Please visit to see the list of available classes and register.

We have 18 classes to select from including chess, art, dance, and various outdoor activities.

Classes begin September 15th...Don't miss out!


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

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.

Today: 9/18/14

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 26 Fall Picture Make-Up



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.