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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

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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

Handbook 2.JPGThe 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 English Student/Parent Handbook or Spanish 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

OUSD Policy on Bullying, Harassment and Discrimination

no bullying.jpgThe local educational agency (LEA) adopted a policy that prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

Common Core Parent Informaion

CommonCoreLogo-color2.jpg 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 ...more

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..Jack Metevier...Ava Bartholomew...Dakota Overvold...Brody Noble...Ryan Taylor...Michelle Montesinos...Tristan Flynn...Jettsen Berghold...Terrin Ing...Quincy Morrison...Katelyn Bice...Mia Alvadrez...Doug Simmons...Bryant Schroeder...Marisa O'Toole...Ivan Prior...Irlanda Bernardo...Robby Freetly...Garrett Gabaldon...Ke'Onte Montgomery...Erika Weickgenant...Yael Alonso...Lily Brezo...Isaac Colmenares...Hayden Grant...Jaqueline Hernandez...Leila Ortega...Daniel Pontius...Peyton Aki Buckley...Ashley Matias...Martina Griffin...Samantha Sjouland...Dominic Del Bono...Mia Alvidrez...Lily Escalante...Marisa O'toole...Brandan Dugan...Evelyn Lujano Osorio...Laila Latasa...Jocelyn Lujano Osorio...Logan Lipton...Uriel Diaz...Kai Gordon...Congratulations!.


The message was loud and clear: say NO to drugs! Students and staff at Palmquist Elementary School took part in annual Red Ribbon Week activities this past week, as Drug Enforcement Agents (DEA) landed a helicopter on the playing fields of the schoolyard. Agents from the FBI, National Guard, and local police and fire agencies made presentations to help promote a safe and drug-free lifestyle. Students learned about the ill effects of drugs and a variety of professions that work to eliminate illicit drug use. Red Ribbon Week was started after the kidnapping, torture and murder of DEA agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena in 1985. Camarena had been working undercover in Guadalajara, Mexico for more than four years in the fight against drugs. Pictured: Principal Vicki Gravlin and her Palmquist Roadrunners, wearing police protective vests during Red Ribbon Week activities.  Thanks to Kristy Winn, widow of former DEA agent Alan Winn, for her dedication to our Palmquist Red Ribbon Week.



8 Keys of Excellence

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


Ownership, is our willingness to take responsibility for the choices we make.  When we take responsibility for our choices, others know they can count on us and we earn their respect.   


BEST students strive to:

Own the choices they make and the results that follow.

Don't blame others or make excuses for the things they do or say.


District Recognized for Commitment to Zero Waste Initiative

Palmquist helps OUSD become a leader in the Zero Waste Initiative.  Read the story here.

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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Student Council Information for 2014-15

Information for the 2014-2015 Student Council is located on the Student Activities page of the website.  Please see the page for more information.



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: 11/1/14

Current Activities

Always check the office for current information.


October    27-29 Boo Grams on Sale

October    29 Movie in the MPR $5.00

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 20 ELAC meeting

November 21 Jog a thon

November 24 Thanksgiving week vacation


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....

Crisis Management and Preparation for an Emergency

Click here to see the full schedule.

Palmquist ELAC Meeting Schedule

All meetings are at 4:00 pm in room 13.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Thursday, May 28, 2015