Bonsall Bear News

March 13 - March 17

Principal's Message

Hello Bonsall Bear Families,

The Daddy/Daughter dance is less than two weeks away! Click on this LINK to get your tickets today! This is an event you do not want to miss!

In this week's edition of "Parking lot talks with the principal," please remember that you can only wait to pick up your student in the line designated for "pick up" or "drop off." You can not wait in any of the parking lots where cars need to either pull in or out of a parking spaces or need to get through the parking lot to exit the school. When you wait in an area that is not designated for pick up, this causes more traffic problems to occur. Thank you for your cooperation.

Love on Your Back is holding their spring food drive. Please see the flyer with the QR code below to support our BUSD families in need.


Allison Fortney

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The Daddy/Daughter Dance is coming up!

Please click on the following LINK to purchase tickets.
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Safety update regarding emergency contacts

Our staff has recently been working through practicing a reunification drill, which we will involve the students in this spring. In case of emergency, our staff is prepared to ensure that you are reunited with your students as quickly and safely as possible. Part of this process includes having updated emergency contacts. It is important that you have multiple emergency contacts on your list and that the phone numbers are updated. Furthermore, please consider utilizing neighbors and/or friends as emergency contacts. This will help ensure that if you are unable to get to your child(ren) in a timely manner, the school has permission to release them to someone on your emergency list. Per district policy, the school will never release a student to someone who is not listed on your emergency contact list. You can update your emergency contact information in the Aeries portal.

Community Liaison Update

Please click on the following LINK for an update from Leonor Rodriguez, our BUSD Community Liaison.

The BES Library Lowdown

Please see information below regarding the BES annual book swap!
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Road Closure Information

Please review the following information from the Rainbow Municipal Water District regarding upcoming lane closures and construction. If you are entering the school after 4:00 p.m., you will need to enter from Calle de las Brisas.

Camino Del Rey/Old River Road

Bonsall School / Community Center

Beginning in March 2023 through May 2023, Rainbow Municipal Water District will begin sewer pipeline installation on Camino Del Rey, and Old River Road. The project is for new sewer pipe installation as part of the Thoroughbred Lane Lift Station and Pipeline Repair (LS1 Replacement).

This section of the project consists of the installation of 2,000 linear feet of 12-inch force main sewer pipeline along Camino Del Rey and Old River Rd. The District has contracted with JW Fowler to perform all work on this project. One lane will be closed for a segment on Camino Del Rey up to Old River Road and again just after Calle De Las Estrellas to Golf Club Drive. There will be a full road closure as from 4pm to 12am per County of San Diego required traffic control permit for a segment of Old River Road between Camino Del Rey and Calle De Las Estrellas. Detour signs will be posted and traffic control personnel will be available to help with entering and exiting the Calle De Las Rosas neighborhood.

Please allow extra travel time and caution as you the construction zone. Please see the attached exhibit for the different work hours in each of the different areas. If you have any questions or are looking for updates, please contact us at (760) 728-1178 Extension 214, via email at, or on our website at

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Paper Picnic

Friday, March 24th, 10:45pm-1am

31555 Old River Road

Bonsall, CA

Mark your calendars for our upcoming Paper Picnic!
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Monthly Nutrition Menu

Please see the information below from our Child Nutrition Services regarding the nutrition menu.

Starting in January CNS will no longer be distributing a monthly breakfast and lunch menu. Frequent menu changes caused by supply chain disruptions is resulting in too many printed menu inaccuracies. There is a monthly menu published online that is more up to date, but not always perfect due to last minute changes. The link is This menu can be printed, as well. Click the printer icon on the right hand side of the screen.

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Donate to the Bonsall Education Foundation that supports BES teachers and students!

The Bonsall Education Foundation (BEF) is a 501c3 non-profit organization to help fund schools in the Bonsall Unified School District. Our mission includes the following:

* Support Our Students Program (SOS)
* After-School Enrichment Opportunities
* Bonsall Sprouts Garden Program
* Giving Tree Award
* Dale Costa Memorial Scholarship
* BHS College & Career Scholarship
* Student Internship Program with BHS
* Restoration of the historic Bonsall Schoolhouse

BEF works closely with BUSD administrators, teachers, students, parents and other community organizations to provide students with opportunities to enrich their school experience.
They are always looking for new members to apply their expertise and heart for the benefit of our school communities!

Go to to see the meeting dates for the year.


  • In order to check your child out from the office, whether it be for an appointment or because they are ill, you must have your ID with you. That could be a driver's license, a military ID, or any other identification that proves you, or someone on the emergency contact/release list, matches up with what our Aeries student information system has on file. Thank you for your cooperation with this.
  • I love my dogs just as much as you do. However, we have a NO ANIMAL policy on the BES campus. This includes in front of the campus during drop off and pick up of students. This is to ensure the safety of everyone, including your pet, while on our campus. Thank you for your cooperation.
  • Gates will open at 7:55 a.m. this year. The time change supports the 15 minute adjustment to the start of the school day as well as promoting equity across the district. Please do not drop students off prior to 7:55 as there will not be any supervision.
  • For the 2022-2023 school year, California will continue to offer free breakfast and lunch to all students. Our cafeteria will begin serving breakfast at 7:55 a.m. Please see below for our November menu.

Important safety information

We all need reminders from time to time! These friendly reminders are to ensure the safety of our students, staff and family/friends picking up and dropping off kiddos in the BES parking lot. Please read carefully, be safe and choose kindness as you navigate the parking lots at BES.

  • You may not park in the red zone in the parking lots that are not part of our typical pick up and drop off patterns. You will be asked to move your car if you are parked, waiting to pick up your students.
  • The right lane is for drop off, the left lane is for passing. You may not use the left passing lane to cut over to the right drop off lane. Please be patient and wait in line with the rest of the cars waiting to drop off students.
  • Students can not get in cars unless they are in the designated pick up area which is past the second crosswalk. This is for safety as well as to keep the traffic flow moving.
  • Please follow the directionality of the parking lot arrows. We have had quite a few near miss accidents. That traffic plan was created to purposefully ensure safety and an efficient traffic flow.
  • School starts at 8:15. We offer a 5 minute grace period for students. However if you are continuously struggling to get to school on time, adjust your families schedule to ensure that your student arrives on time and ready to start their day on a positive note.
  • Lastly, please always be kind to one another and our staff. We appreciate your cooperation and support!

Counseling Corner with Mrs. Erickson

Mrs. Erickson's Counseling Corner

Welcome back to the Counseling Corner with Mrs. Erickson! Last week we talked about some steps that our students can follow to help them work through the moments that they experience big emotions. One of the steps in that process was exercising a coping skill to help calm themselves down in that moment. Below I have attached a “Coping Skills Menu” that I have created to help students select a coping skill that will fit them best. Often when students start experiencing big emotions it can be challenging for them to think of what coping skill they should exercise in that moment, and having a menu in front of them really can help. Some of the options on the menu are getting a drink of water, talking about what they are feeling, taking a break in a calm corner, taking a walk outside and reading a book. There are so many different coping skills that students can use and if they can think of a coping skill that would help them and it is not on the menu, they can definitely do that. I often print this menu out for students and let them color it in, and advise them to keep this on them so when they need to think of a coping skill to use, all they have to do is pull out this menu.

If you have any questions or have suggestions for topics in the future, feel free to email me at

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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. 1100

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

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

Get your Bonsall Elementary Yearbook!

Please see the flyers below and purchase your yearbook early!
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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. You can reach her by phone at (760) 631-5200 Ext. 1000 or by email at Please click this LINK for her latest newsletter.

Click below to join the Bonsall PTA!

Coca Cola Gives Campaign

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