Bonsall Bear News

October 2 - October 6


Principal's Message

Dear BES families,

Welcome October! There is a lot of new information below so please take the time to read the BBN carefully!

On Wednesday, October 4th, Impact Aid cards will go home to every student in the district. It is extremely important that these cards are returned to BES as it general money that goes directly back to our school. You will receive more information On October 4th regarding these cards. Thank you in advance for your help!

BES is hosting an ELAC meeting on Friday, October 6th at 8:30 a.m. Please see the link to the agenda below.

Our community liaison, Leonor Rodriguez, has an updated newsletter for the month of October. You can view it HERE as well as in her information section below.

Please see the flyer below about our annual "Literary Pumpkin" contest! This is a favorite amongst students and staff!

Love on Your Back is hosting a Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive September 22-October 2. Plastic jars are preferred. Please bring your donations to your child's classroom. The class with the most donations collected will receive a popsicle party! All donations go directly to families in need in our BUSD community.


Allison Fortney

Update on the LOYB PB&J drive

Thank you to everybody who has donated towards the PB & J Food Drive. We wanted to give you an update of the current totals….

  1. Straeter …10
  2. Barker …4
  3. Miller…3
  4. Lynas …2
  5. Cooksley …1
  6. Scism …1
  7. Latimer …1
  8. Sholdar…1

We are extending the collection period until Tuesday, October 3rd so there is still time to take the lead. Please bring your donations to your child’s classroom. The winning class will receive a popsicle party. Thank you for your support.

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5th grade yearbook cover contest

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Click below to join the Bonsall PTA!

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ELAC Meeting

Friday, Oct. 6th, 8:30-9:30pm

31555 Old River Road

Bonsall, CA

Please join us in room 305 for the October BES ELAC meeting.

ELAC Meeting Agenda

Please click this LINK to access the agenda for the upcoming ELAC meeting on October 6th.

Child Nutrition Services Information

All students are entitled to a free breakfast and lunch for the 2023-2024 school year. Our lunch menu continues to be online. You can find both the breakfast and lunch menus HERE. You do have the ability to add any allergens through the link to ensure that if your student has any allergies, they know what to avoid. If your child has food allergies, be sure to fill out a medical exemption form that can be obtained in the office. This form must be signed by a physician.

Please see the letter below from Kursten Orr, our Child Nutrition Services Director.

TK and Kindergarten families - please see the flyer below!

Safety is our number one priority when it comes to our entire school community. In order to keep everyone on the BES campus safe, please follow the safety guidelines below during drop off and pick up.
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COVID update

Bonsall Unified School District has supplied two COVID test kits per student for our site. If you would like your child to retrieve the two kits, please come to the office to pick up your kits. These COVID tests are provided to you as a courtesy. Testing is not required by our district.

Although we are excited to have your child attend school everyday, when your child is sick, we do ask you to keep him or her at home. Specifically, if your child has tested positive for COVID, he or she should remain at home for five (5) days from the onset of symptoms or positive COVID test (if asymptomatic). Your child may return on Day 6, unless he or she remains sick. Masking upon return to school is not required by the District.

We wish you great health as we know the cold and flu season approaches, and encourage you to place special attention to taking practical steps to boost your student’s immune system by providing nutritious food, proper amounts of sleep, and good doses of exercise.

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Counseling Corner with Ms. Newman

Hello Everyone!

The Month of October is Anti Bullying Month. Bullying is something that is not tolerated at Bonsall Elementary School. The definition of bullying is a person or a group consistently seeking to harm or intimidate another person or group. Every student at Bonsall Elementary has the right to feel safe and happy on campus. This month's Push in class lessons will focus on this and what to do in these situations.

Here are some resources when it comes to bullying

Have a great week!

Ms. Newman

760-631-5205 ext 1133

The Library Lowdown with Ms. DuPont

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Previous Literary Pumpkin entries

Important updates from the CDE

BUSD Families,

The California Department of Education passed legislation this past July that all school districts must remind parents and legal guardians of all students in the Bonsall Unified School District of their responsibilities for keeping firearms out of the hands of children as required by California law. Please take a moment to review the memo below.

California Law Regarding Safe Storage of Firearms Memorandum 2023-2024

Ley de California Sobre el Almacenamiento Seguro de Armas de Fuego 2023-2024

Our Community Liaison - Leonor Rodriguez

Our district has an amazing resource at the district office to support families, answer questions and suggest resources. Leonor Rodriguez is our Community Liaison. Please click this LINK for her latest newsletter. You can reach her by phone at (760) 631-5200 Ext. 1000 or by email at
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Bonsall Elementary is hiring!

Please see the job postings below! If you have any questions, you can contact Meghann Cate in the Human Resources.

Certificated Substitute Teacher

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Important Contacts - Our Office Team

We are here to serve you! Please make note of these important contacts that greet you via phone or smile each time you have an interaction with our office team.

Office Manager, Tisha Tokarz - 760-631-5205 ext. 1172

Attendace/Registration, Sandra Esparza - 760-631-5205 ext. 1101

Health Tech, Brittany Wanzer - 760-631-5205 ext. 1102

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