Colt Express August 20, 2021

Bonsall West Weekly update Dream Big and ride with pride!

Principal Welcome

Hello Bonsall West families! We have had an amazing start to the school year! It was wonderful to see so many smiling faces on the first day of school, August 18th. Our teachers are working hard to ensure our students feel connected to their classroom, feel a sense of family and feel safe on campus. We will be hosting our virtual Back to school night on Thursday, August 26th beginning with a principal overview at 4:30 via zoom then with your children's teacher either 5:00-5:30 or 5:30-6:00.

Please click this URL to join. Description: Please join Tina Calabrese, principal of Bonsall West for Back to school night for 30 min. ( 4:30-5;00). Your child's teacher will send you the link for their grade specific back to school night . There will be two sessions offered: 5:00-5:30 or 5:30-6:00

Thursdays are college shirt days. If your child has a college t-shirt, please have them wear it.

Fridays are Bonsall West shirt days. If your child has a Bonsall West shirt, please have them show their school spirt.

Don't forget we have several reverse osmosis water stations for refilling water bottles. Please send in refillable bottles for your child to stay hydrated.

Thank you!



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Teacher Spotlight: An interview with Mrs. Wise, 4th grade

We are proud to announce the first BW staff interview. Ms. Wise is one of our 4th grade teachers. She has been a teacher for 22 years. She is married with three kids, Kayla( 15), Aidan (10) and Levi (9). Levi is a BW 4th grader. Her favorite hobbies are reading, sewing, and photography. Her favorite sports are swimming/running . She enjoys watching soccer/baseball. Her favorite food is chips/salsa and her favorite drink is water. When she eats dessert, her go to is bananas foster. Her most interesting vacation was New Orleans, LA. She became a teacher because she loves working with children.

Student Spotlight

Our littlest Colts, our TK students did a great job with their first day of school. They were so respectfu during our Discipline Expectation Assembly. Way to go TK!

Our third grade students in Mrs. Miranda/Stegmiller's class were proactive and asked for leveled reading books from the library. Way to go 3rd grade! Shout out to Linus for making good choices for his learning and to Donovan for being responsible and extra helpful during the week.

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PTA/Community Resources

PTA Membership Drive is open: Join via Totem ( )

September 16th : PTA general association meeting

October 25th: Jogathon kick off

November 12th: Jogathon fundraiser


One common question we have received from parents this year is: How do I know when to keep my student home from school?

Quick answer- Students should stay home if:

Your student is showing any symptoms of COVID-19

  • current or recent fever (100.4 or higher)
  • new or worsening cough
  • new or worsening shortness of breath or respiratory illness
  • sudden lack of taste or smell


  • your student has been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 2 weeks

If you are unsure or you have questions, please call us and ask. We are here to help.

Longer answer- please click here

Recommendations for staying home when sick and getting tested:

a. Follow the strategy for Staying Home when Sick and Getting Tested from the CDC.

b. Getting tested for COVID-19 when symptoms are consistent with COVID-19 will help with rapid contact tracing and prevent possible spread at schools.

c. Advise staff members and students with symptoms of COVID-19 infection not to return for in-person instruction until they have met CDPH criteria to return to school for those with symptoms:

i. At least 24 hours have passed since resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications; and
ii. Other symptoms have improved; and
iii. They have a negative test for SARS-CoV-2, OR a healthcare provider has provided documentation that the symptoms are typical of their underlying chronic condition (e.g., allergies or asthma) OR a healthcare provider has confirmed an alternative named diagnosis (e.g., Streptococcal pharyngitis, Coxsackie virus), OR at least 10 days have passed since symptom onset.

Upcoming Events

August 26th: Back to School night 4:30-6:00 p.m. Our BTS night will be virtual. Please use the zoom link for the principal meeting from 4:30-5:00. Then select between one of the two sessions with your child’s teacher. This is an information night. If you have questions specific to your child, please schedule a conference with your child’s teacher.

Every Thursday is early release day at 1:00 p.m.( TK releases at 11:20 daily) . Kindergarten releases at 12:50.

Labor Day: September 6th: No School

September 10th: 9/11 Memorial @8:00 a.m. on the blacktop. We will be thanking our local heroes( military, policen, firemen) at our ceremony. Please let us know if you will be in attendance by contacting Ms. JoAnn Carruego in the office(

9/21: Fall picture day

9/27: Make up picture day

10/22: Minimum dismissal at 12:30

10/26-29th: Minimum day dismissal @12:30 for parent/teacher conferences

10/29: Hat parade in the quad.