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No School December 18th until January 5th



The second session of our FREE Operation Hero after-school program begins the week after the holiday break. This program is offered to 2nd through 5th graders. If you are interested in registering your child for this free program, please fill out a registration packet from the front office. For more information please email Hayley Myers at

Santa Shop

Hi Parents!

During December 11-14th our school will be holding a Santa Store! Students will be able to do holiday shopping for their friends and family in a safe and non-commercial environment! The school will also get back 20% of the profits!

The Santa Store will be run by the PTSA and its volunteers. Students will have a chance to visit the Santa Store with our class, but the store will also have after school hours for shopping as well:







Gift prices range from 25¢ to $10, and there will be gifts available for everyone: parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, teachers, friends, and even pets!

I will be sending home a Shopping Budget Envelope with each student next week so that you’re able to decide together how much can be spent for each person. Cash can then be kept for your student’s shopping inside the envelope. Please wait to send your student’s envelope with them until it’s our day to visit the Santa Store.

This is a really fun way to give the students an opportunity to be independent and feel special about getting the gifts for the people they love.



Speak Up Survey

The Speak Up Survey is an opportunity for you Students and Parents to share thought on technology usage in classrooms. Oceanside Unified School District has been participating in the Speak Up Survey. For 4 years now. We also hear from community leaders in Oceanside about the use of technology and student preparation for future success.


This survey can take up to 20 minutes to complete and gives our EdTech team invaluable insight into where we are and where we need to go in Educational Technology. Project Tomorrow is conducting National research on the use of Educational Technology and recently met with the National Education department about their findings. This information will be useful for our Educational Technology plans for OUSD.


Click here to begin survey

Santa Margarita's Got Talent

Attention all Santa Margarita students, teachers & staff!  You are invited to audition for the Santa Margarita’s Got Talent Show!


Can you sing?  Can you dance?  Can you act?  Are you a musician?  Are you a comedian? Are you a magician?  Are you a gymnast? Are you a ventriloquist? Spoken Word?  Baton Twirler?  Do you have Any other amazing talent?  Top acts will be selected from auditions for the live show!



Wednesdays, January 10th, 24th, 31st 1pm-3pm

(your audition date will be posted in the office on Thursday, December 14th, 3pm)

Performers will be judged based on criteria such as expertise, poise,

confidence, ability, creativity, preparedness, originality and entertainment.

Rules For Auditions:

  1. Only Santa Margarita students, teachers and staff may audition.

  2. Act must not exceed 3 ½ minutes.

  3. Performance must be family-oriented.  No inappropriate language or content allowed.

  4. Music must be edited for time and contain no inappropriate lyrics.

  5. Performers must come dressed in exact costume they will use on night of show.

  6. Performers must provide own props and be able to set up themselves or bring an assistant.

  7. Acts may contain more than one performer.  Groups must select one person to be their spokesperson.

  8. No acts with animals are allowed.

  9. Performers will be given three chances if they need to restart before being disqualified.

  10. Have fun and bring a smile!




Name  __________________  Grade  _______ Teacher  ________________

Talent  _______________________

Brief explanation of talent and what props, music, etc. will be used:


I understand that I will be assigned one of the audition dates listed above, for Santa Margarita’s Got Talent Show, that will be held on Friday, February 16, 2018 6pm-9pm.  I am prepared to attend two rehearsals prior to the show on Wednesday, February 7th 4pm-6pm & Thursday, February 15th 3pm-6pm.  I have permission to audition and will provide all necessary costumes, props, and music for my act.


Parent Signature:  __________________________ 

Parent Contact #__________________________________


Parent Email:  ___________________________ 

Performer’s Signature:  _______________________________


Superintendent's Labor and Budget Update

Click here or above for a budget and negotiations update from the Oceanside Unified School District Superintendent.

Actualización laboral y presupuestaria del superintendente

Haga clic aquí para obtener un informe actualizado del Superintendente del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Oceanside sobre el presupuesto y las negociaciones laborales.

Book Fair

The Santa Margarita Book Fair sold $6, 938.61 during the time it was open.  Thank you all so much for your support. As promised, the principal now has three promises to keep. 1. He must wear a costume, 2. He will have a pie in the face, and 3. both he and Ms. Dudley will compete in an egg challenge. (The egg challenge is when there are 12 eggs in a carton. Six are hard boiled and six are raw. You reach in and select one egg to crack on the top of your head. The challenge continues until all eggs have been used.) The egg challenge will happen at the next assembly so all students can watch. 

Boxtop News

Great news. We just got a check today for $460.30 from collecting boxtops. We are so thankful for everyone's help! (1/12/17)

OUSD Instructional Focus




Mustang Pledge






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Egg Roulette

Upcoming Events

December 11th-14th: Santa Shop

December 15th: 1st Semester Ends-Middle School

December 18th to January 5th: No School-Winter Break

January 15th: No School-Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 18th: Science of Sound Assembly

January 31st: 100th Day of School


Welcome to Santa Margarita School

1 Carnes Road
Oceanside, CA  92058

(760) 901-7900 Office
(760) 430-1415 Fax


Principal: Brad Hamby

Thank You Gaylord-Hansen Foundation! We Love Our Shoes!

Superintendent’s Vision Statement

“The time we have with our kids will be effective and efficient, not wasting one minute, one second while we have them in our hands."

Daily Schedule



AM Preschool 8:15-11:15

PM Preschool 12:15-3:15

AM Special Ed Preschool 8:15-11:15

PM Special Ed Preschool 11:50-2:50



Am Kinder 8:15-11:35

PM Kinder: 11:35-2:55

Wed: 8:15-11:55  


Grades 1-5

M, T, Th, F: 8:15-2:55

Wed: 8:15-12:25


Middle School:

M, T, Th, F: 8:10-2:56

Wed: 8:15-12:25

Volunteers Needed

Parents if you are thinking about volunteering at school, your help would be greatly appreciated.  We have two opportunities for you to help our school.

1) Students crossing the street before and after school as well as pick up and drop off are always hectic. If you are willing to assist in this area, please let us know. 

2) Adult volunteers are needs to help with the green team.  Please contact Ms. Orbaugh if you are interested in helping.

Positive Change of Schools: The School Liaison Program

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