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Welcome to Poinsettia Elementary

Principal's message  

Dear Poinsettia Families,

As the new Principal of Poinsettia Elementary School, it is my pleasure to welcome new and returning families to the 2022-2023 school year. This year we know that adventure is just around the corner and that our staff, students and families are ready to experience all that our school community has to offer. Our staff looks forward to hosting events including One Book, One School Literacy Event, Spring Art Night, and after school learning opportunities. I highly encourage all of our parents to become active members of our PTO. With your support, our staff and students can have amazing community building events, on campus enrichment opportunities, school supplies, and field trip opportunities.

In order to stay on top of all the events taking place at Poinsettia, please be sure to have an updated cell phone number(s) and email address(es) on Q Parent Connect to receive information via our Parent Square online messaging system. Lastly, don’t forget to visit our school website and add our social media platforms so you can stay regularly updated on current school news and upcoming events.

●             Website:

●             Facebook: Poinsettia Elementary School

●             Instagram: people_of_poinsettia

I’m honored to serve as the Principal of Poinsettia Elementary School. I look forward to getting to know each and every one of you as we continue to make this school a place where students, staff and parents care for each other and strive to build meaningful relationships that support academic and social-emotional growth.

Lions, let's make this a year full of adventure where we continue to show respect, make good decisions and solve problems! #wearelions


Ms. Melanie Morrow

Principal - Poinsettia Elementary

Phone: (805) 289-7971

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ESC Board Room, 255 W. Stanley Ave., Ventura

School News

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Several Downtown Ventura businesses have partnered with Ventura Unified School District (VUSD) in the second year of the Vision to Marketplace pilot program, which matches local merchants with VUSD Career Technical Education (CTE) students.

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Ms. Carly Donick, Social Studies Teacher at Cabrillo Middle School, was just named the 2022 National Council for Social Studies Middle Level Teacher of the Year.

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The Ventura Unified School District is grateful to the voters for passing Measure E. Measure E will provide much-needed funding to make critical facility improvements in our local Ventura schools which will benefit our students and staff.