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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

Annual Speak Up Survey Now Available!

The annual Speak Up Survey is available here for parents, students, and educators to take. Students use the password Carlsbad to access the survey.

Speak Up Survey Information

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Access Achieve

Use Clever to access all our technology programs, including Achieve3000 and RazKids.  Use your DISTRICT Google email address (it must end with @carlsbadusd.net) and password to login.  Make sure no other users are logged into Google before accessing Clever.

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School Hours

Kindergarten / Transitional K
Early Bird K: 8:00 am - 11:23 am
Late Owls K: 9:40 am - 1:03 pm

Grades 1st - 5th
Standard Day: 8:15am  - 2:35pm
Thursday & Minimum Days:
(Grades 1st - 5th) 8:15 am -1:35pm
Kindergarten / Transitional K dismissal hours remain the same.

1/27/17 - Semester Break

2/17/17 - Lincoln's Birthday

2/20/17 - Presidents' Day

4/3-4/7/17 - Spring Break

5/29/17 - Memorial Day

Daily Bell Schedule

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.

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

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


Early Dismissal for Grades 1st through 5th at 1:35pm. 

TK and Kinder release hours remain the same.






TK  -       Thursday, March 16, 2017 2:30-3:30pm

Kinder - Thursday, March 23, 2017 2:30-3:30pm


Registration will be done online. Date of enrollment is yet to be determined.



Cal State University San Marcos (CSUSM) is offering an 8 week program called F.A.C.E. (Family Alliance Community Exchange) to CUSD families which will focus on the Habits of Mind and college and career readiness. The Habits of Mind are the essential skills identified by CSUSM that are necessary for students to be successful in college and beyond and skills that parents can use to support and create environments that allow their children to be successful in college and beyond. Each week, workshop sessions will be offered simultaneously for elementary, middle, and high school students as well as a session for parents. Dinner will be provided at each session and daycare will be provided free of charge for children under the age of 5. Sessions begin on January 31st!

  • 8 Sessions on Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. on 1/31, 2/7, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7,    3/14, 3/21, 3/28
  • Location: Valley Middle School, 1645 Magnolia Avenue, Carlsbad, CA 92008
  • The final session is a family tour of Cal State University San Marcos. Transportation will be provided.
  • Spaces are limited! RSVP to Elisa Ayala at eayala@carlsbadusd.net or 760-331-5110 or Rosemary Eshelman at reshelman@carlsbadusd.net by January 24.

The Great Kindness Challenge is one school week devoted to performing as many acts of kindness as possible.
MONDAY: "Share kindness throughout the decades" Decade Day: dress up in your favorite decade style (50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, etc)
TUESDAY: "Be a team player and be kind" Sports Day: Dress up like your favorite athlete, sport or sports team
WEDNESDAY: "Speak kindness together" Look-Alike Day: Dress in the same outfit as another group of people
THURSDAY: "Hats off to kindness" Hat Day: Wear a hat to school (fun, crazy, baseball, cowboy, etc)


The 5th Grade Promotion Activities Committee has planned some fun, easy ways to support 5th Grade Promotion and Activities this year! They will be selling emoji and mustache "grams" Feb 6-13. Go out for dinner for a restaurant night at Chipotle on Tuesday, Feb 7. Snacks and water will be available for purchase at the Variety show on Thursday, Feb 9. Thanks for your support!


School Event Calendar

Today: 1/23/17
12:00 AM Kindness Challenge


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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 and Code of Conduct

2. Attach a copy of your driver's license.

3. Turn completed packet to the front office or your student's teacher(s).

Thank you in advance for your support! 

Volunteer Opportunities