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Palmquist Elementary...Home of the Roadrunners!



OUSD Registration Links

Complete registration information can be found at:   



For new student registration click here or visit



Returning students click here or visit


Parent/Student Handbook Available Online

Handbook.JPGThe 2012-13 OUSD Student/Parent Handbook is now available online.  Printable PDF versions in both English and Spanish can be obtained by clicking on the links below.   A hardcopy of this document may also be obtained at your child's school site or through the district's main or ESS offices.

Student/Parent Handbook (English)
Student/Parent Handbook (Spanish)

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 Nutrition Services

Did you know that we also have a smart phone app for the menu? You can search the app store for “School Lunch Nutrislice” and find the Nutrislice app. The app includes menus for each school, pictures of breakfast and lunch menu items, nutrition and allergen information, and the option to rate each food item out of 5 stars.



OUSD on Facebook!


Welcome to the 2014-2015 School Year!

Dear Palmquist Families,

Thank you for visiting the Palmquist Elementary School website!  We are currently updating information that will assist you in planning for the 2014-2015 school year.  Please check back with us to view updates.

Our office is currently closed for summer break.  We will reopen for student registration on Wednesday, August 6, 2014. Registration hours will be from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. August 6-15.  An automated telephone call reminding parents about on-line registration and school events/activities will be sent prior to the start of the school year.  If you are new to the district or have not yet completed the on-line registration, please read the information below. 

School begins Monday, August 18 at 8:55 a.m. 

I look forward to meeting all of you on the first day of school! 

Mrs. Gravlin


Oceanside Unified School District (OUSD) is beginning the implementation of optional Online Registration for new students and OnlineData Confirmation for currently enrolled students. Our goal is to ...more

Kinder Registration

Kindergarten Enrollment – Students must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2014

Transitional Kindergarten Program is a half day program for students who will be 5 years old between September 2 ...more

June 27 in the Garden

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 www.arbookfind.com . 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  https://webadmin.ci.oceanside.ca.us/gov/lib/kids/ebooks.asp

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!



http://web.stmath.com/entrance/  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  



Vicki Gravlin - Principal
Palmquist Elementary School
1999 California Street
Oceanside, CA 92054
Tel: 760-901-8500

Bell Schedule

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri
8:53 Line Up  Morning Assembly 

8:55 Tardy Bell Morning Assembly begins

10:10 – 10:30 (5th) 

10:30 – 10:50 (4th)
10:50 – 11:10 (2nd)
11:10 – 11:30 (3rd) 
1:40 – 2:00 (1st) after lunch recess

Lunch Recess:
11:15 – 12:00 (1st) 

12:00 – 12:45 (4th & 5th)
12:45– 1:30 (2nd & 3rd)
Dismissal: 3:35
Morning Kindergarten 8:55 – 12:15 

Afternoon Kindergarten 12:15– 3:35
Transitional Kinder 8:55-12:15

Wednesday - Minimum Day
8:53 Line Up  Morning Assembly 

8:55 Tardy Bell Morning Assembly begins
Lunch Recess: 10:50 – 11:35 (1st & Kinder) 
11:35 – 12:20 (2nd & 3rd)

11:05 – 11:50 (4th & 5th)
Dismissal: 1:05
* All Kindergarteners attend class on Wednesday from 8:55 a.m.-1:05 p.m.

Today: 7/27/14

Upcoming Events!

All dates are subject to change:
Aug 13 Meet the Principal 6 pm
Aug 14 Kinder Orientation 9 am
Aug 18 School begins...
Aug 21 Computer Lab opens
Aug 22 Weed and Feed
Aug 26 First Tuesday Envelope
Aug 29 Green Team
Sept 1 Labor Day Holiday
Sept 3 Coffee and Conversation
Sept 4 School Site Council and PTO meeting
Sept 8 Library Opens (or sooner)
Sept 10 Parent Information Night
Sept 15 Fall Fundraiser Begins
Sept 19 Movie Night
Sept 24 Back to School/Meet the Teacher Night

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 www.arbookfind.com
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.