Don't forget minimum days for conferences are coming up (November 19-26th). Did you know that we have a special after school PREP art camp that week? Sign up for one day, a few days or save $5 when ...more
Before/After School Care
For more information and pricing please click: Boys and Girls Club After School Program
OUSD on Facebook!
Palmquist is Really Green and Waste Free
Fourth grade classes participated in a "waste audit". They sorted and weighed the trash. It is amazing that the only trash going into the landfill was 2 small bags. Look at all those blue bins ...more
Homework Help Available at Oceanside Libraries
Does your child need help with homework?
The library offers free homework help provided by volunteers for students in Grades K—8th. No registration required.
Mission Branch Library
3861-B Mission ...more
Late Start School Hours 2013-14
TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN: ONLY one session is available 12:15 p.m. - 3:35 p.m everyday.
GRADES 1st - 5th
For the complete bell schedule please click: Bell Schedule
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
Employees of the Year
Congratulations to Kim Hook "Palmquist 2013 Teacher of the Year"... and Sue Robison who was honored by KSON radio 92.1 as their Teacher of the Month. Her kinder class was treated to Legoland! We so appreciate all you do for us.
Our Amazing Staff in no particular order!
Counselor's News for Parents
Palmquist is pleased to have Ms. Aponte as our School Counselor. If you have any question's, please stop by or leave a note for her with the front office. She encourages you to read her newsletter.
JiJi's MIND Research Institute Mathematics
All students in grades K-5 now have campus access to the amazing JiJi math program from the MIND Research Institute. Go Roadrunners! We are very proud to be the first school in Coastal North San Diego County with the MIND math program. In addition, Palmquist has MIND math programs through 8th grade level. We encourage you to stop by and see JiJi in action!!
Santa Night is Coming and Winter Book Fair
Santa Night / Noche de Santa
Performance Schedule / Horario de Presentación
5:00 – Kinder; 5:20 – 3rd Gr; 5:45 – 1st Gr; 6:20 – 4th Gr
JiJi at Home
10 cones have been added as "homework" so that our students can finish at least 30% of STMath before Winter Break. Follow the directions below to access on a pc/mac or on an iPad or other touch device.
http://web.stmath.com/entrance/ enter activation code PAL73P-HSE-GW-PSV for JiJi at home on a desktop pc or mac.
Follow this link for the home code for iPad, Kindle Fire, and other Android tablets.
Noon Duty Needed
Monday, Wednesday and Frida
8:20-9:00 Kindergarten playground
11:15-1:30 Lunch Recess
3:30-4:00 Backgate Crossing
If interested, please inquire with Lauren Evans, School Counselor at 760-901-8505
ReadingPlus Now Availabe for Home Use!
Here is the Readingplus login info for home use.... grades 2-5. Site code is palmquist. This site is available to us until Jan 1, 2014. If funds become available, we may be able to continue using it. ...more
Morning Computer Lab
The labs are open from 8:15 to 8:53 for students who need extra time with their reading. At 8:40 am, all students may come in to take their AR quizzes. Check in with Mrs. Soelberg.
Ticket to Read is Back!
TJ Ticket has returned for another year of fun reading at home and school. Students will be receiving their "ticket" with their username and password. Please feel free to login at home and start enjoying the adventures of TJ.
Palmquist Elementary Celebrated Grand Re-Opening
One year after entering into a full modernization phase of its entire campus, Palmquist Elementary School hosted a grand re-opening ceremony Friday morning to help showcase its sparkling new ...more
California Business for Education Excellence Honor Roll: Palmquist Raising the Bar!
Raising the bar of student achievement has helped land both Palmquist and Ivey Ranch Elementary schools on the California Business for Education Excellence (CBEE) 2012 Honor Roll. The high-achieving ...more
Palmquist Green Team on Channel 6 Live!
Showcase, Science and Green Fair Night
Showcase Night Photos: Click on the students tab and then schoolwide activities to see the highlights of this amazing Palmquist night. Chicks, insects, animals, plants, conservation, recycle, renew, reuse, alternative forms of enery. Click on the following link to view this year's science project theme. “Creating Ways to Sustain a Better Earth”
AR Super Reader Award
We have a new award for 150 AR points. Students will receive the AR Star for their lanyard. Present this when you check out library books and you can go to the head of the line! As of April 16th, ...more
ST Math JiJi Home Code for Touch Devices
Follow this link for the home code for iPad, Kindle Fire, and other Android tablets.
5th Grade Sea Star Field Trip
Palmquist 5th grade classes will have an outdoor one day learning lab on the Sea Star based in Oceanside Harbor during the week of March 4th. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see videos of last year's trips. First photos from Mrs. Stanford's class are below this article.
MATH FLUENCY FOR JIJI
10 minute daily math facts for grades 1-5. Do at home or at school, regular pc or mac.
enter activation code PAL73P-HSE-GW-PSV
Our Oceanside Public Library provides access to Tumblebooks. Read online, take the practice AR quiz, come to school the following day and take your real AR quiz. Follow the link to tumblebooks
PEACEFUL PLAYGROUNDS AT PALMQUIST
Peaceful Playgrounds began as part of the Oceanside Physical Education District Initiative put into place four years ago. Oceanside Unified schools had the option to adapt the program at their ...more
Project Based Learning
Updates on class projects coming soon! Aquaponics, hydroponics, the universe... Roadrunners do it all!
Floating Marine Lab Field Trip
Palmquist's 5th Grade teachers received a grant allowing their students to participate in the Sea Star Floating Marine Lab field trip aboard the Sea Star Vessel out of Oceanside Harbor. Everyone has agreed that this was the best field trip ever! Below are the video links of Mrs. McConchie's, Mr Jarvis', Mrs. Reed's and Mrs. Gill's class trips. What an great adventure and experience for our students! Enjoy the videos!
People Magazine Features Palmquist's Organic Garden / OUSD Food Services Dept
The August 22, 2011 edition of People Magazine (“A School Lunch to Love,”) profiles the strides the district is making to provide healthy meals to OUSD students. Nutrition Services Director Vino ...more
Bell Schedule 2013-14
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri
Wednesday - Minimum Day (Dismissal is at 1:05)
Phyllis T. Morgan, Principal
Dear Parents and Guardians,
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We have officially begun our second trimester of school. Please continue to have your students earn their 2 point minimum a week. They have many more awards ahead, but all work from here on in are very text dependent. We appreciate you conferencing with us and knowing in what areas we can help your child be more successful. Please join us on Santa Night on Wednesday Dec. 11 for many a photo opportunity. Hearing your child sing precious holiday songs will help bring magic to the Season.
Common Core Parent Information
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.
Dec 4 Coffee and Conversation
Dec 5 School Site Council
Dec 5 PTO
Dec 9-11 Book Fair in the Library
Dec 11 Winter Program/Santa Night
Dec 18 Student Store
Dec 19 Student of the Month
Dec 20 First Semester ...more
Annual Bond Report
Since the passing of Proposition H in June 2008, the Oceanside Unified School District has used funds from the $195 million bond measure to rebuild seven new schools, as well as refurbish the ...more
2012 California State Distinguished School
For the third time, Palmquist Elementary School has been named a California Distinguished School. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson made the announcement today. Fellow OUSD ...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.
Anyone visiting or volunteering on the school campus must report to the office, sign in and receive a campus pass. Thank you.
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.
2013-14 AR Shirts
AR Grade Level Leaders
As of November 22nd
5th Anthony C 532.2
4th Lieza 195.6
3rd Sa'ne 172.9
2nd Billy 125.3
1st Ambrielle 160.2
24,850 quizzes taken and passed so far this year!
AR Quizzing History at Palmquist
AR stats for the last few years... so amazing the growth we have made. Shows quizzes passed each year
69,926,973 words read as of Nov 22nd!
AR Parent Information
Accelerated Reader program:
Parents can look up books at www.arbookfind.com
to see if books are in the program.
To check on your child's AR progress,
log in to Renaissance Home Connect
Please read, sign, and return the attached e-reader policy if your child plans to bring an e-reader to school. Thank you.
Road to 900. Test Scores Keep Climbing
Test Scores Rise Again at Palmquist Elementary!
Student/Parent Handbook Available Online
The 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.
Official STEM-E School
Palmquist Elementary was officially designated a STEM-E School (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Environment) at the Oceanside Unified School District Board Meeting Tuesday, April ...more