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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

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 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!



Our first week back is off to a great start!  Thank you for helping us make it a success!  Please take a moment to read the notes regarding upcoming events and procedure changes.

1.  All visitors and volunteers on campus after the 8:55 a.m. bell must check-in at the office and wear a visitor badge.  The gates will remain locked during school hours to ensure the safety of our students.


2.  Our first Wednesday Accelerated Reader assembly is scheduled for September 3 at 12:50 p.m.


3.  We are hosting a Weed and Feed on Friday, August 22 at 3:45 p.m.  We hope you will join us as we prepare our garden for fall planting.  Pizza will be provided for all volunteers.


4.  The computer lab will be open before school starting Thursday, August 21 at 8:40 a.m. 


If you have questions, please feel free to contact me.

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

Palmquist Pumpkin Patch


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 . 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

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!  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  


Dear Palmquist Families,


Our first week back is off to a great start!  Thank you all for helping start the school year on such a positive note.  


Please take a moment to read the notes below for upcoming events and changes in school procedures.


1.  Starting today, Wednesday, August 20 all visitors and volunteers on campus past 8:55 AM will need to sign-in with the office and wear a visitor badge. Gates will be locked during school hours.This is for the safety of our students! 


2.  The weekly Accelerated Reader assembly will be held on Wednesdays at 12:50 PM.  The first assembly is scheduled for Wednesday, September 3.


3.  The computer lab will be open in the morning starting Thursday, August 21 at 8:40 AM. 


4.  Our first Weed and Feed is scheduled for Friday, August 22 at 3:45 PM.  Join us for pizza and gardening!  We are looking forward to preparing our wonderful garden for fall planting!


5.  Spirit Day is scheduled for Friday, August 22.  Students are encouraged to wear their Palmquist t-shirts and show their school pride. 


If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me!


Thank you,

Mrs. Gravlin




Palquist Elementary

Contact Information

Palmquist Elementary School
1999 California Street
Oceanside, CA 92054
Tel (760) 901-8500
Fax (760) 433-6795

Vicki Gravlin - Principal

Vicki Gravlin - Principal

Mrs. Gravlin's Monthly Message

Click the link provided to read Mrs. Gravlin's Monthly Message. 

 Monthly Message

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.

Bell Schedule

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri
8:53 Line Up   

8:55 Tardy Bell

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   

8:55 Tardy Bell 
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.

*All TK's will leave Wednesday at 12:15

Today: 8/21/14

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
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.