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Poinsettia Elementary

2445 Mica Road

Carlsbad, CA 92009

Phone (760) 331-6500

Fax (760) 930-6005

Office Hours 7:45AM - 4:00PM 

Attendance: (760) 331-6570

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Campus Reminders

• No dogs on campus.

• Check the lost and found!

• If phone number or address changes, notify the front office.

• The drop-off car lane is a thru lane for drop-off/pick-up ONLY. NO PARKING. View Map

Volunteers Wanted

Poinsettia welcomes and encourages volunteers on campus! 

How to become a volunteer at Poinsettia Elementary School

1. Download, print and fill out the

Volunteer Packet

2. Attach a copy of your current TB test and driver's license

3. Turn completed packet to your student's teacher(s).

Thank you in advance for your support! 

Volunteer Opportunities

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Welcome to Poinsettia Elementary School. At PES our Panthers are proud to be a part of the Carlsbad community. Our dedicated teachers, staff and parent volunteers are passionate about your child's education. Our focus is the whole child. We believe in academic rigor as well as creative expression, social responsibility and environmental awareness. Our goal is to make Poinsettia Elementary the best education possible for your child.  Thank you for choosing to be a part of Poinsettia Elementary. - Marjorie Giordani, Principal

News & Announcements

Tile Night is Back! Tuesday, Sept. 23

2:35-4:00 pm
at the Lunch Tables
Come paint a 6x6 ceramic legacy tile to be displayed on campus!
$25 each

*A portion of proceeds from tile purchases will support PTA’s Road To Enrichment Fund.

Posted by: Website Team
Published: 9/18/14

ArtSplash and Taste@ArtSplash - Sept 27-28

Carlsbad ArtSplash is a FREE, family-friendly event that promotes and benefits arts within the Carlsbad community. PES will have a chalk square again this year -- your Panther can come help create it! Come find the PES square in the street artist area any time between 8:30 am and 12 pm on Saturday 8/27 to participate.

An optional event within ArtSplash is called "Taste at ArtSplash" which will take place on Sat, Sept 27 from 12-3pm. This food tasting event is $20/ticket featuring local restaurants. Half of your ticket purchase will come directly back to PES! Last day to buy tickets is Wed, 9/24.

Contact Laura B. for more info or to buy tickets for “Taste at ArtSplash." Also, PES won a $500 Grant from Carlsbad ArtSplash for art supplies this year!


Carlsbad ArtSplash Flyer

Posted by: Website Team
Published: 9/17/14

PTA Reflections Art Contest - Submissions due Oct. 9

Discover your world and explore new cultures or your own through dance, film, literature, music, photography or visual arts. No experience is required to participate in Reflections! Choose the arts category you’re interested in, create an original piece of artwork based on the theme: “The world would be a better place if…” and be recognized as an artist in the Poinsettia Reflections Art Show during the Book Fair week October 20-24. Guidelines & entry form

Posted by: Website Team
Published: 9/17/14

After School Programs - Session One begins 9/15

Mondays: One-on-One Hoops • Mad Science
Tuesdays: Little Amigos Spanish • MAI Karate
Wednesdays: Swiftkick Karate • CYT Drama • Bricks 4 Kids • GolfSquad
Thursdays: Rhythm Motion Jazz • Ukuleles & More • Busy Bodies Yoga • Creative Writing
Fridays: Academic Chess

Visit After School Programs for registration flyers.

Posted by: Website Team
Published: 9/11/14

Poinsettia welcomes volunteers on campus!

How to become a volunteer at Poinsettia Elementary School

1. Download, print and fill out the Volunteer Packet

2. Attach a copy of your current TB test and driver's license

3. Turn completed packet to your student's teacher(s).


NEW! Volunteer Appreciation Program

Log your hours every time you help our school to be eligible for these great rewards:

• At every Award Assembly, 1 volunteer will be awarded the “Volunteer of the Month” Parking spot for a month

• Each quarter (Sep – Nov, Dec - Feb, and Mar – Jun), we will award volunteers who donate 10+ hours in total and a raffle for more awards

Thank you in advance for your support! 

Posted by: Website Team
Published: 9/10/14

Picture Day - 9/26

Friday, Sept. 26 is picture day.

Wednesday, Oct. 1 is make-up picture day.

More details will be sent home with your student.

Posted by: Website Team
Published: 9/10/14

School Event Calendar

Today: 9/20/14


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University Tuesdays

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Poinsettia Elementary School is preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society with the AVID program (acceleration via inquiry & determination). Wear your college gear on Tuesdays! And don't forget about Spirit Fridays... wear your PES spirit wear every Friday.

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