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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.

11/11/16 - Veterans Day

11/21-25/16 - Thanksgiving Break

12/19/16 -1/2/17 - Winter Break

1/16/17 - MLK DAY

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

Parent Teacher Conferences - Minimum Days OCTOBER 20-28, 2016

Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences for the current school year will begin

Thursday, October 20th and end on October 28th


Early Dismissal for Grades 1st through 5th at 1:35pm.  TK and Kinder release hours remain the same.



The SDCCU Poinsettia Bowl delivers exciting football action and spectacular pageantry at Qualcomm Stadium on Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 6pm. Purchase discounted Plaza Level game tickets for $40 (regularly $55) and $15 will be donated to PTA! Each year a top team from the Mountain West Conference takes on a quality opponent. This year it’s the BYU Cougars! (pending bowl eligibility). The game will be preceded by WinterFest, a brand new San Diego holiday experience complete with winter-themed activities and music for the whole family. Get more details about the event here: http://www.sandiegobowlgames.com/poinsettia-bowl/. Use Poinsettia's order form to purchase tickets. Make checks payable to "Poinsettia PTA" and return forms to the front office by Oct. 31. Tickets will be mailed directly to you.


School Event Calendar

Today: 10/26/16
All Day: Red Ribbon Week
All Day: Book Fair
All Day: Parent-Teacher Conferences


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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