What a year we have planned for our Panther Families!


All the Program Chairs below are looking for a committee to help bring our programs to life.




Battle of the Books

A reading incentive program and book-based quiz competition.

CHAIR: Laura Bodensteiner




Bingo Night                                                                                        

A fun family evening with FREE BINGO, prizes, and snacks!         

CHAIR: Cristen Mugford




Book Fair

An in-school event transforms the MPR into a bookshop for students to browse and buy. Proceeds go back to Poinsettia's library.

CHAIR: Jenn Kurisu & Beth Hanna





Box Tops

For each box top submitted, Poinsettia receives $.10.

CHAIR: Erin Caffrey



Copa de Carlsbad 

1-day SOCCER tournament with group play, semis, and finals, featuring all of the Carlsbad Elementary schools.





Kinder/TK Welcome 

Meet & greet with your student's teacher. Usually held the day before school starts.

CHAIR: Cristen Mugford




Father Daughter Dance 

A memorable Spring evening of music, dancing, photos, concessions, and lots of fun! 

CHAIR: Meghan Wallace





Garden Club

Help tend our beautiful campus garden throughout the year while growing various fruits, vegetables, and flowers.





Geography Bee

4th & 5th graders test their knowledge of national and international geography. The champion advances toward the State competition.






Our biggest & most exciting fundraiser of the year! Each spring, Poinsettia students raise money through pledges for the Jog-A-Thon. This is a no-pressure event that is fun for students and an excellent opportunity for extended family/friends to sponsor our students.

CHAIR: Cristen Mugford & Renee Schardt



Math Olympiad

Join a team for fun challenges and competitions for students who love math and problem-solving.






Mini March Madness

A district-wide basketball tournament in March showcases 5th graders from all 9 Carlsbad elementary schools.

CHAIR: Heidi Logan




Mother Son Event 

A fun Spring activity-filled afternoon for sons and any leading lady in their life. Anything from bowling, to laser tag, to field games.






Movie Night

Get to know Poinsettia friends at the start of school. Bring your dinner (or purchase snacks on site) and enjoy a movie on the lawn.

CHAIR: Cristen Mugford





Friday popsicle program to reward kids for a week well done. A percentage of all sales will go directly back to Poinsettia.






Red Ribbon Week

Celebrate healthy living choices through various school events and assemblies throughout the entire week of Oct 23-31.





Science Fair

Calling all junior scientists to explore and discover the world of science. Show off your project and participate in a local competition.





Seasonal Donation Drive

Moments in the year when the community comes together to give back to others in need. This could be anything from a Holiday Food Drive or Military Gift Cards.

CHAIR: Cristen Mugford & Jenn Kehrli




Spelling Bee

3rd-5th grade students compete in a supportive environment to improve their spelling and enhance their vocabulary.





Spring Auction

Poinsettia's Spring Fundraiser and Parents Night Out to raise funds, build community, and have fun! Funding from this event highly benefits our programs.

CHAIR: Heidi Logan & Meghan Wallace




Staff Appreciation

A week in May is dedicated to showing our heartfelt thanks to our amazing teachers & staff for their dedication to our students.

CHAIR: Jill Paroly 





Bilingual talent working alongside the PTA in translating all communications so that all families are informed and included.





Variety Show

Our annual talent show highlights the talents of our very own Poinsettia students.

CHAIR: Meghan MacArthur






A special compilation of memories, people, programs, and events collected throughout the year and available for purchase at year's end.

CHAIR: Leslie Karas