Mission Elementary

Riding the Wave of Excellence!

September 4, 2022

Dear Families,

From our Mission Family to yours, we wish you a happy Labor Day!

This week our teachers and students continued to review standards from prior learning while also strengthening skills like how to appropriately use a lined paper, working independently while a teacher works with a small group, having scholarly conversations, and using movement to review phonics and strengthen student writing.

2022-2023 School Schedule: detailed school schedule is linked HERE. If you are a parent of a TK student, please remember that on Thursday, September 8, TK students will have their first full day (8:15am-2:10pm).

Back to School Night

Our Back to School Night will be Wednesday, September 7th from 5:00pm-7:00pm. At 5:00pm, we will have information tables and other fun activities for our families. The Annual Title 1 Parent Meeting will be from 5:30 to 6 pm in the MPR, followed by classroom presentations from 6:00-7:00pm. Flyer

Teachers will be sending a presentation to parents. Please review the presentation so that you can focus on asking clarification questions during Back to School Night. Please remember that if you have specific questions about your child, it is best to make an appointment with their teacher.

Also during Back to School Night, you will be asked to sign that you have or will review the Mission Elementary Parent and Student Handbook. This is an important handbook so please take some time to read it and review it with your scholar.

Our Community

Mission Elementary is a Community School.

We are happy to announce that on September 6, our school will be collaborating with Vision To Learn, a nonprofit vision care organization. Students who participate in the program will receive an initial vision screening to determine if an eye exam and glasses are needed, ALL FREE OF COST. Getting these services to our students will not only improve their ability to learn, but can also have positive impacts on behavior and overall self-esteem.

Here is a brief outline of what to expect:
1. All students who participate will receive an initial vision screening provided by Vision To Learn Tuesday, Sept 6th. This process will go quickly for students and we hope to limit out-of-class time to a few minutes per student.
2. If a student did not pass the vision screening, they will be included in the Vision To Learn eye exams.
3. Vision To Learn will return to the school over the next months to provide eye exams to students who need further care. Vision To Learn can examine about 15 students per day. Students will be out of the classroom for around 30 minutes on the day of their eye exam. If a student needs glasses, they will have an opportunity to select their frame while on the mobile clinic.
4. Vision To Learn will return to the school within 4 weeks after the exam date to distribute the glasses to students.

We are excited about this partnership and the opportunity to provide students with resources to help them succeed in school and life. If you want to learn more about the program, please visit, www.visiontolearn.org.

If you wish to opt-out of this service, we have opt-out forms available in the Health Office.

Thank you! Please reach out with any questions!

Family Engagement Opportunity: We are pleased to be able to offer three series of the Parenting the Love & Logic Way workshops this fall. Please see the attached flyers for more detailed information.

Love & Logic Workshop (Eng) / Love & Logic Workshop (Span)

Counselor's Corner

PTO News

Congratulations to our 2022-2023 PTO Board Members

President: Destiny Garcia

Vice-President: Kendie Russell

Treasurer: Giovanni Alvarez, Cintia Rodriguez, Yanet Rojas

Secretary: Amy Garcia

We had a great turnout at our first PTO meeting this week and we look forward to seeing you at our next PTO meeting. More information will be shared on our upcoming newsletters.

Interested in Volunteering?

Please review OUSD's Volunteer Levels and Protocols

School Site Council

How can you get involved in making decisions that continue to make Mission a safe, fun, and engaging environment? Join our School Site Council. We have 4 openings and we meet about once a month with other Mission parents and staff members to learn about our site's plans geared to help excel in student achievement and thrive through academic and social-emotional support. Please complete this form if you are interested in joining our School Site Council.

English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC)

Consider joining our District Parent Advisory Committee (DPAC). I also invite parents of Multilingual Learners to join our English Learner Meetings (ELAC). Our first meeting is scheduled for September 14 from 6:00-7:00pm in our MPR. As you can see, there are many ways parents/guardians can get involved at our school!

Technology Corner

Chrome Device Protection Plan: Consider purchasing this optional insurance for your scholar's device. OUSD has made this support a much more efficient process and it is less costly than paying for an entire device.

No Dogs on Campus

The OUSD Board of Education approved a District Policy that prohibits dogs on campus, for the safety and health of all our students and staff. Thank you for understanding this change and please do not bring dogs to our campus during or after school hours.

School Safety and Security Information

The Oceanside Unified School District is committed to maintaining safe and secure campuses in order to promote the health, and well-being of our students, families, and staff. The following prevention practices are in place to support the safety and security of our school.

  • In September, all of our staff will participate in an Active Assailant training where we will learn and practice response protocols for keeping our students safe in the unlikely situation involving an armed intruder.
  • Our school regularly practices disaster and evacuation drills with our students and staff, including a minimum of two lockdown drills per year.
  • OUSD partners with the Oceanside Police Department to provide four dedicated School Resource Officers (SRO) who are trained members of the National Association of School Resource Officers. Our SROs are stationed at schools within the district, and are regular visitors on our campus. The SROs will respond to any safety issues that arise at any of our schools.
  • OUSD employs a highly trained team of over 45 Campus Security who serve our middle schools, high schools, and Surfside Academy.
  • This summer, our administrative and custodial team led by the Student Services Coordinator, SRO(s), and OPD SWAT Officers conducted a comprehensive campus security walkthrough.
  • Our school has the Raptor Visitor Management System, which tracks all campus visitors or volunteers. Authorized visitors are then presented with a clearly marked identification badge.
  • Our school has a comprehensive Crisis Response Plan that is reviewed annually with all staff and placed in all classrooms, that details how to safely respond to specific emergency situations.

Nutrition Services

School Meals: All meals will continue to be offered at no cost to all scholars. This year, however, students will learn and use their lunch number for accountability purposes.


ASAP is our before and after school program. If you wish to enroll your scholar, please use the ASAP Application linked here. Paper copies are available in our office. Space is limited.

School Calendar

9/5 Labor Day -No classes

9/6 Vision to Learn Screenings

9/7 In-person Back-to-School Night: Informational Flyer

9/8 Transitional Kindergarten begins full day schedule (8:15am-2:10pm)

9/15 Picture Day

9/19 Non-School Day

9/30 Student of the Month Assembly