Eagle's Nest News

Vivian Banks Charter School Weekly Update - October 7, 2022

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Principal's Message

Dear VBCS Families,

VBCS will be celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month on October 14th by hosting a Lunch on the Lawn for our families and friends. We invite you to join us at this celebration. K-2 students lunch will begin at 11:20, grades 3-5 will begin at 11:50. Students will be showcasing their beautiful art work inspired by the Latin culture. A student led performance by VBCS's very own Folklorico dance team is scheduled to begin at 12:00. Please plan on joing us on October 14th for this exciting event.


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 for the week. Keep up the great work Eagles!


Eagle Ticket Winners

Every Monday morning we draw an Eagle Ticket winner from each classroom. Students earn Eagle Tickets by demonstrating appropriate behaviors on campus. Students who are selected are recognized on our office Eagle Board. Congratulations Eagles!

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Teaching and Learning

Meet the Office Team - Ms. Mata

I'm Nancy Mata the new Attendance Registration Clerk for Vivian Banks Charter School & Bonsall High School. I first started as a paraprofessional in 2020 at Bonsall Elementary School. I also used to help out at ASES in VBCS. This is how I got to know some of the students and parents from VBCS, and I hope to get to know the rest of the students and parents. Now a little bit about me. I went back to school last semester and got the credit to be a Preschool Teacher. When I'm not working or studying, I enjoy going to the beach, hiking, reading a good book, and spending time with my family.


Impact Aid Survey Cards

Yesterday your child brought home a very important survey card accompanied by a letter explaining the Federal Impact Aid Program. This Federal Impact Aid Survey is conducted annually and brings in nearly $500,000 to the Bonsall Unified School District. These funds received directly benefit your child’s education. Our goal is to achieve a 100% participation rate from our BUSD families. You can help by completing the one-page survey and returning it to your child’s teacher before October 14, 2022. Every card returned has value. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school office. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain, and potentially increase, the funding Vivian Banks students receive from the Federal Impact Aid Program.


Bell Schedule

VBCS start and end times have changed from last year. For school year 2022-2023 school will begin at 8:15 and dismiss at 2:45. Kindergarten will dismiss 10 minutes earlier. Please note that the VBCS campus will not open until 7:45am. We ask that students are not dropped off prior to 7:45am. Early release days will also be changing to Friday's. Early release Friday dismissal times are as follows: Kinder. 1:05pm, Grades1-5 dismiss at 1:15.

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Culture and Community

Parent Conferences

Parent conferences will be taking place on campus October 25-28. These days students will release at 12:45. Teachers will be sending home information soon to schedule a time with you. We know that in order for your child to reach their full potential we need to work as a team to meet their needs. Please take advantage of this opportunity to build that relationship with the school for the benefit of your child. Thank you!


Red Ribbon Week - Oct 24-28

VBCS will celebrate making heathy choices during Red Ribbon Week, October 24-28. During this week there will be a number of actiivites taking place on campus.


10/24/22- Monday- We are “crazy” about staying healthy!

  • Crazy Hair Day!

  • Bring home your Red Ribbon Week Pledge paper, talk about it with your family, sign and return on Tuesday. Pledges will be hung in the cafeteria and prizes will be awarded for those who participate in talking with their families and returning their pledge.

10/25/22 - Tuesday- We are “Red-y” to be drug free! Red Run around the track!

  • Wear Red and running shoes

10/26/22 - Wednesday- Team Up Against Drugs

  • Wear your favorite sports gear

10/27/22 - Thursday-Too Bright to Wear Drugs

  • Wear neon or bright colors

10/28/22 - Friday- No Bones about it, Drugs are Scary!

  • Wear skeleton themed clothing

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Counselor's Corner

Hello parents, our PBIS Social Skill of the Week is Making an Apology.


1. Look at the person.

2. Use a serious, sincere voice.

3. Say, "I'm sorry for ...".

4. Don't make excuses.

5. Explain how you plan to do better in the future.

6. Say, "Thanks for listening".


Apologizing can help you act better in the future, maintain your self-respect, and restore your integrity in the eyes of others. Saying sorry is both respectful and responsible and shows you care about others.

- Mr. John

john.casamento@bonsallusd.com

(760) 742-3300

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Health and Saftey

Panorama Family Survey

This year, VBCS has partnered with Panorama Education to survey staff/families/students about your experiences and perceptions. Your participation is completely confidential and anonymous, which means that no one at your school will ever see your individual responses.


The results of this survey will help your teachers and Principal better understand your perceptions of your school. Survey data will be used by staff to identify strengths and areas for growth.

You may use a computer, tablet, or smartphone to access the survey. To complete your survey, please click the following link and enter the access code for your child's school. The survey will open on October 10th.

Family survey

Vivian Banks Charter School Family Survey code - 1438188687


California Shakeout Earthquake Drill

Vivian Banks Charter School will participate in the Great California ShakeOut on Thursday, Oct. 20th. This earthquake preparedness drill happens every year on the third Thursday in October. The first Great ShakeOut was Nov. 13, 2008. It was the largest earthquake drill in U.S. history and involved 5.3 million participants. Vivian Banks is committed to emergency preparedness. More information can be found at https://www.shakeout.org/


Campus Visitors

Vivian Banks Charter School considers the safety of our students and staff a top priority. This year, we added a visitor management system to our campus. Knowing who is on the campus and having an orderly check-in/out process is a key component of providing a safe environment on our school campuses. After careful consideration, we are pleased to announce that we will be using Raptor Technologies as our visitor management system.


Visitors to our campuses will be asked for a government-issued ID, such as a driver’s license, military ID card, Permanent Resident Card or passport. The ID will be scanned and using the visitors’ name and date of birth, an electronic check will be made against the National Sex Offender Data Base. Once the visitor is cleared, a visitor badge, which includes the name, destination on campus, and a picture of the visitor will be printed and must be worn while on campus.

Upcoming Events


10.14.22 - Hispanic Heritage Celebration, Lunch on the Lawn

10.19.22 - BUSD Board Meeting

10.24 - 10.28 - Red Ribbon Week

10.27 - Everyone a Reader Training

10.28.22 - Halloween Event