Bonsall Bear News
November 13 - November 17
BELONG - BELIEVE - ACHIEVE
Dear BES families,
Our "Day of Awesomeness" for our Step It Up fundraiser is on November 14th and every student at BES will be participating! Thank you to those of you who signed up to help out! It is certainly a fun event that the students will talk about at the dinner table that evening!
BEF is hosting their annual Poinsettia fundraiser. Please see the flyer below to order yours!
Please note - Important Reminders
Parking lot safety - Please remember that the speed limit in the school parking lot is 5 mph. We alI run a little late sometimes. I, as well as other staff members, have had to ask parents to slow down, stop at the posted stop signs, and be courteous drivers. Please follow all posted signs and the directionality of the flow of traffic in order to keep students, family and staff members of BES safe.
Student cell phone use - In general, our BES students are responsible about following our cell phone rules such as keeping them off during school hours and only using them to contact parents after school for support with pick up. Please review cell phone usage with your student at home. If a student is found using their cell phone during the school day, it will be in the office for an adult to retrieve after school.
Student safety after school - Our staff works very hard to get 900 students safely into their vehicles after school. When you pick your student up from school, please keep them with you or exit the campus as soon as possible. Students are climbing trees, breaking branches off of trees, running through bushes, wrestling with friends, etc. We want to keep our students safe and our campus beautiful!
E-bikes continue to be a concern on campus - A big thank you to those of you who are walking your bikes and e-bikes on our school campus. It is still being witnessed that parents are riding their e-bikes with students on them who are not wearing helmets. All visitors and students that ride bikes are expected to walk them once they are on campus. Please walk your bike or e-bike on campus and be sure that those on the bikes are wearing helmets. Safety is extremely important to the entire BES community.
Dogs - Dogs are not permitted on campus at any time, including outside the campus gates.
Thank you for your attention to these important safety reminders!
A note about breakfast
Every student is entitled to a free breakfast. Breakfast starts at 7:50 a.m. when the gates open. We are finding that students are going to play first, then when the first bell rings at 8:10 a.m., they are running to get breakfast. While we will never deny a student food, if your child is getting breakfast each morning, please remind them to get breakfast prior to playing. At 8:10, there is no longer any supervision in the cafeteria, students are leaving huge messes for our custodians to clean up, and they are arriving to class late. Thank you for your help with ensuring that your child gets the nutrition they need to start their day off right but also making sure that they are adhering to school rules and not missing instructional time.
Native Learner Advisory Committee
We are excited to work in partnership with the Pala Band of Mission Indians to host our first Native Learner Advisory Committee meeting on November 16 at 5 pm at the Pala Resource Center. We invite you to join us!
Our goals are to
-Build opportunities for listening
-Collaborate about how we can best support the needs of our students and families
We hope to see you there!
Thanksgiving Break 11/20-11/24
Monday, Nov 20, 2023, 08:15 AM
Bonsall Elementary School, Old River Road, Bonsall, CA, USA
The Library Lowdown with Ms. DuPont
Click below to join the Bonsall PTA!
Bonsall Primary Parent-Teacher Association, Inc.
PTA connects families, schools and communities by providing programs and services at your child's school. PTA is the nation's largest volunteer-led child-advocacy association working to drive improvements in the education, health and well-being of all children and families. When you are a member of PTA, you are an advocate for your child and for all children.
Child Nutrition Services Information
Please see the letter below from Kursten Orr, our Child Nutrition Services Director.
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.
Counseling Corner with Ms. Newman
This week I wanted to talk about college and career. Along with November being gratitude month, it is also college and career month. It is always important to support our students' dreams and guide them in the right direction in order to be successful. Supporting their interests helps students find out what they find interesting and possibly do this as a career.
Attached are some resources when it comes to activities to do to get your students excited about a career and steps to prepare your student for the college process.
Current A-G requirements for college:
Have a great week!
Ms. Newman School Counselor
760-631-5205 ext 1133
Our Community Liaison - Leonor Rodriguez
Important Contacts - 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