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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

School Calendar

ESC Board Room, 255 W. Stanley Ave., Ventura
Camino Real Park, Dean Dr & Varsity St, Ventura

School News

Julie Blevins Winner of Optimist Award

Julie Blevins, a kindergarten teacher at Mound Elementary School in the Ventura Unified School District (VUSD), received the “Chris Prewitt Eternal Optimist Award” last week. The “Chris Prewitt Eternal Optimist Award” was created in memory of Chris Prewitt, beloved VUSD Assistant Principal, who passed away in 2014.

attendance poster contest logo

The Ventura Unified School District is calling all students and staff to enter the VUSD Attendance Awareness Poster Contest. Posters should highlight why “Every Day in School Counts” or “Why Attending School is Cool.”

dignitaries cutting the ribbon at ceremony

Ventura City Council Member Jeannette Sanchez-Palacios, the Ventura Chamber of Commerce, and the Ventura Unified School District (VUSD) Board of Education joined VUSD staff and families for a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, August 30, 2022, to officially mark the opening of VUSD’s newest K-8 school. The Academy of Technology & Leadership at Saticoy (ATLAS) joins two other schools in the District, serving students in a K-8 environment.

vusd community members and mayor rubalcava cutting ceremonial ribbon

Mayor Sofia Rubalcava and the VUSD Board of Education joined VUSD staff for a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday, August 29, 2022, to officially mark the opening of Sa’aliyas Ranch to Ventura Unified School District students. This certified organic farm facility will prepare high school students for agricultural science, business, and technology career opportunities and engage Kindergarten through 8th-grade students in STEM-related projects and activities as they learn about Ventura County’s agriculture industry. 

the front of the former washington school site

As you may have seen on social media recently, VUSD recently provided Ventura County Christian School (residing at VUSD’s former Washington School site) with a Tier 1 Seismic Evaluation that showed the building was unsafe and must be vacated. VUSD continues to work with VCCS to offer assistance in finding alternative locations for the school. We value our long relationship with VCCS; however, we place the safety and well-being of every student and community member above all else.