Bonsall Bear News

Week of 5/9-5/13

Principal's Message

Dear BES families,

Happy Mother's Day to all of our BES mothers and guardians! I hope your day is extra special!

A HUGE thank you to all of the families who helped our staff feel loved and appreciated this past week. Our BES PTA went above and beyond to make sure that our staff was spoiled (and fed!) all week long!!

It is Mental Health Awareness month. Please see Mrs. Erickson's Counseling Corner throughout the month of May for information and activities that help support talking to your kids about mental health.


LCAP Input Survey: Parents, Guardians, Community Members

We need your voice! Bonsall Unified School District is required to develop, adopt, and annually update a three-year Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). The LCAP is required to identify annual goals, specific actions geared toward implementing those goals, and must measure progress for student subgroups across multiple performance indicators based on eight priorities set by the State. The eight priorities fall under three main categories: Conditions for Learning, Engagement, and Pupil Outcomes. As we review our LCAP, your feedback assists us in providing an excellent education for our BUSD students. Thank you for taking the time to fill out this survey. CLICK HERE to complete the survey.

If you have not yet filled out the pre-enrollment form, please see the information below with a link to that form to help us get a head start on student enrollment for this year. As of, 4/1/22, if you have a returning BUSD student, you can click HERE to fill out your parent data confirmation.

If you have any questions regarding the health of your student, please contact Brittany Wanzer or call 760-631-5205.

If you are not receiving emails via Parent Square regarding positive Covid-19 cases on our campus, please double check your settings. If you are still unsure, you can reach out to our attendance clerk Sandra Esparza for support. Any and all attendance questions and concerns should also be addressed to Ms. Esparza.

In this edition of the BBN, you will find information on:

  • PTA events
  • Important Reminders
  • Health and School Safety
  • Bell schedule and district calendar (linked here)
  • Bonsall Bear Recognition
  • Child Nutrition Services information
  • Upcoming events

For additional information, please contact our office manager, Pamela Lopez.


Allison Fortney

Community Resource update - 4/8/2022

Please click on this LINK to view the latest information from our Community Resource Liaison, Leonor Rodriguez.

Bonsall Unified School District Transitional Kindergarten Program Survey

Please click on this LINK to take a brief survey regarding BUSD's TK program.

Bonsall is hiring!

Please click on this LINK to see where the areas of need are in the Bonsall Unified School District. You may know someone who can help fill the voids that support our students! We are in need of speech and language pathologists, day care workers, substitutes, etc.


Please make note of the following:

We have a no animal policy on campus. As cute as they are, please do not walk your dog on campus to drop off or pick up your child. This protects the students, the staff and you.

It is extremely important to adhere to all traffic rules while in a school zone and on school campus, particularly during drop off and pick up. We have over 850 students on our campus. One extra mile over the speed limit or dropping off your student in a zone that is not marked for student drop off is a potential problem. As the principal, student safety is of utmost importance. Please be courteous and cautious as you drive through our school parking lots.

*There is no supervision prior to 7:30 a.m. PLEASE DO NOT DROP YOUR CHILD OFF PRIOR TO 7:30 a.m. Safety is of the utmost priority at BES and students being left unattended in front of the school is unsafe.

*Lost and found items will be available in front of the school every Friday morning and afternoon.

*Please be sure to call in your student's absences each day with the reason for the absence.

*You MUST have an ID in order for the office to release your student to you or whomever is picking them up. That person must also be on Aeries as an emergency contact. I know that this has not been past practice, but safety is at the forefront of our school community. We have a new office staff that is not familiar with every face associated to each student. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

*Please note, you may not take videos or pictures of any child that is not yours. This includes video taping your child on the kindergarten playground before school. Please be mindful and respectful of other people's children.

*The kindergarten gate closes at 7:55 a.m. If you arrive to the kinder gate after that time, you are required to drop your child off at the front of the school and they will enter through the office. Thank you for your cooperation.

Every Thursday is early release day. The kindergarten students will be released at 12:50 and grades 1-5 will be released at 1:00.

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Mark your calendars for Muffins with Mom and Donuts with Dad!

Please see the flyers below for two fun events sponsored by our PTA!
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Love on Your Back needs your help!

Love On Your Back is reaching out to ask for donations. Donations have been down since Christmas. Our local food bank has not been able to provide the quantity and variety of food we were able to purchase during the pandemic. We are now purchasing the majority of our food from local grocery stores and food prices increase weekly. One hundred percent of our budget comes from donations. Your tax deductible donations can be made via check or Venmo. (Checks can be made out to LOYB and mailed to LOYB 3597 Kellington Court Oceanside, CA 92056) Thank you for your support!
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Counseling Corner with Mrs. Erickson

Mrs. Erickson's Counseling Corner

Welcome back to the Counseling Corner with Mrs. Erickson, Bonsall Elementary! Did you know that it is Mental Health Awareness Month? Mental Health Awareness Month is here to increase the awareness of the importance of mental health and wellness in all of our lives.

Here is a resource explaining exactly what mental health is. The video also describes how good mental health helps us all build resilience.

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

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Child Nutritional Services Information

This year, every child at Bonsall Elementary qualifies for a free breakfast and a free lunch each day. Please take time to read the following letter from our CNS coordinator, Kursten Orr. For further questions or information, please visit: