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."
Online Meal Registration
Parents 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
California 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.
OUSD on Facebook!
NO SCHOOL MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
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!
SUCCESSFUL FALL WEED AND FEED
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...
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
Web Activities at Home
We encourage students to work on our web-based programs at home. Here are a few quick links!
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
PALMQUIST ELEMENTARY INFORMATION
Principal - Vicki Gravlin
School Based Resource Teacher - Janna Stanford
Palmquist Elementary School
Bell Schedule 2014-2015
Daily Bell Schedule Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri
School Begins: 8:55
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.
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.
Mrs. Gravlin's Monthly Message
Click the link provided to read Mrs. Gravlin's Monthly Message.
All dates are subject to change:
Sept 3 AR Assembly
Sept 10 GATE/TitleI/ELL Night
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.
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.
Please read, sign, and return the attached e-reader policy if your child plans to bring an e-reader to school. Thank you.