Eagle's Nest News

Vivian Banks Charter Weekly Update - November 5, 2021

Principal's Message

Dear VBCS Families,

As Thanksgiving approaches, it is natural for us to feel a great appreciation for all that is special in our lives. No words can ever express the gratitude to our military and their families for the sacrifices they have endured in representing and defending our country. VBCS recognize Veterans Day on November 11th, there will be no school on November 11th.

So, please join us on Veterans’ Day and every other day, as we extend a big THANK YOU to our military heroes!

Students of the Week

The following students were recognized at Friday Flag Raising as our Students of the Week. They were selected by their classroom teachers for demonstrating outstanding effort and citizenship. Alexis Hernandez, Stephanie Lopez, Riah Ravago, Carlos Duran Flores, Ulisses Garcia, Analisse Gonzalez

Running Club Award Winners

Congratulations to our many students who have demonstrated outstanding athleticism by participating in our morning running club. The students pictured below have all completed at least 10 miles! Each of these students will be invited to select from our Champions Chest as a reward for their hard work and commitment to health! Congratulations to our two top runners, Sallem Sallem (28 miles) and Malcom Mojado (29 miles).

Meet the Teacher

Coach T

Hi everyone, I am extremely excited about the opportunity to be your teacher for Physical Education. My introduction to physical fitness began at a young age first with youth intramural/recreation leagues, and last as a collegiate athlete at San Diego State University where I received a full athletic scholarship to play football. Under the tutelage of expert trainers and coaches at SDSU, I learned the nuances of physical fitness, nutrition and health in order to meet peak performance physically, as well as the fundamentals for general health and fitness.

After graduating from college, I pursued further education through a personal training certification From ACE (American Council of Exercise), so I could continue helping others meet their physical fitness goals. Once I completed my certification, I began class instruction and personal training at UFC Gym and began competing as a professional MMA fighter. After several years at UFC Gym and MMA competition, I transferred to Encinitas Boxing, where I still currently work. This is where I began teaching numerous kids fitness classes and it inspired me to pursue a career in physical education where I can develop physical fitness, nutrition, and overall healthy lifestyles for our emerging youth.

Since then, I have enrolled in a Single Subject Credential program at National University to teach PE. At home I enjoy doing martial arts, playing sports like football and basketball, and cooking. Additionally, I enjoy spending time with my fiancé, Erin, and our two beautiful boys, Troy and Tyee.

Community and Culture

Cupeno Language Instruction

With the continued support of the Pala Band of Mission Indians VBCS has begun Cupeno Language instruction on site. All VBCS students (K-5) are now receiving weekly Cupeno Language instruction under the direction of Ms. Anna Rameshaw. Ms. Rameshaw does an excellent job providing the students native language instruction utilizing fun and engaging methods. Her use of music in particular, is an outstanding instructional strategy to introduce students to new Cupeno vocabulary. Needless to say, student excitement and engagement is through the roof. VBCS greatly values this opportunity to introduce our students to their Native language.

Health and Saftey

The Bonsall Education Foundation is an amazing non-profit that provides so much for our school. BEF supports our students each year by providing grants to teachers for items such as technology needs, supplemental materials, assemblies and more.

Please click on this LINK to read about all of the ways BEF helps our students succeed.

If you are interested in volunteering to support BEF, please email info@bonsallschools.org. BEF is always looking for volunteers who wish to support our students and share creative ways to raise money for our school community.

Upcoming Events

November 1-12 - Book Fair

November 10 - BUSD Board Meeting

November 11- Veterans Day, No School

November 17 - Indian Education Meeting

November 19 - Lunch on the Lawn

November 22-26 - Thanksgiving Holiday, No School