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Weekly update from Bonsall West September 2nd 2022

Principal's Message: Dream Big Bonsall West and ride with pride!

Hello parents! Week three was smooth as silk ! We have had several students starting clubs. Mark Canonizado and Sebastian Figueroa started a Rubiks cube club. The club meets at lunch. Please have your child bring home a permission slip if they are bringing a cube from home. The cube remains in the backpack unless being used at recess. The second club that was started is the Dragon/Wings of Fire club started by Annabelle Stelma and Abigail Ybarra. Angela Lin, Mei Nu Campana Tan and Alissandro Olozagaste founded a drawing club. They will be meeting at both recess/lunch recess. The focus will be on discussing any book about dragons. Today, your child will be brining home a SSC ( School Site Council) ballot. Please select three people total: two will be on the council, with one alternate. This coming Monday, September 5th, school will be closed in honor of Labor day. Please enjoy the three day weekend with your family!

Thank you families for your attendance at lunch on the lawn. It was a fantastic turn out and so much fun to see all the families and students sharing lunch together. The book fair kicked off on Friday as well and will run through next Thursday, September 8th.

All BUSD Students grades TK-6 are invited to honor our local heroes and participate in a Red, White and Blue Bike Parade.

Saturday, September 10th

9:00am to 10:00 am

Bonsall Elementary School

For more details and to sign up, Click Here

Family and Friends Welcome

Calling all first responders! If you are a policeman, fireman, or in the military, we want to celebrate you. We will have our 9-11 ceremony on Friday, 9/9 at 8:30 a.m.. Please rsvp to JoAnn Carruego in the BW office if you will be attending. Please have your child wear red, white, and blue on the 9th. See attached flyer for details

Reminder: our early release day is now Friday. Please remember to pick up your child at 1:05 for grades TK/K and 1:15 for students in grade 1-6th. Please also remind your child to bring a refillable water bottle daily. We have RO systems for fresh drinking water at school. If your child would like to get a hot lunch, please remind them to raise their hand in class.

Bonsall Unified is excited to announce a partnership with Rawhide Ranch that will allow 24 students in grades 4-8 to participate in a once in a lifetime Animal/Veterinary Science Internship.

This takes place on Friday for 12 weeks. September 16th -December 9th

If you are interested, apply today

Click here for Animal Science Internship Application

PTA Membership Drive is open: Join via Totem ( )

Calling all volunteers! We need help with planning our Jogathon. If you would like to be on this committee to help with determining prizes, our obstacle course , help with flyers, set up, etc, please reach out to the PTA.

Every Thursday is college shirt day and every Friday is Bonsall West spirit shirt days!

We wanted to let you know about a few upcoming important dates:

Our ER days are on Friday this year. Students in TK/K will be released at 1:05 and students in grades 1-6 will be released at 1:15.

September 9th: 9-11 memorial event. Please come join us in the MPR as we honor our first responders. First responders: policemen, firemen, and military members, please rsvp to JoAnn Carruego in the office so we can have reserved seating for you at our event.

September 16th: Marine Fitness challenge. Our young marines will be back to set up obstacle courses for our students. This fun event is typically most of our students favorite day of the year!

September 20th: Picture day. Please have your child dress to impress and be ready to smile!

For additional information, please contact JoAnn Carruego

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After School Enrichment

BUSD 6Crickets Enrichment Portal (TK-6)

BUSD Families,

After school enrichment opportunities opened up this past Monday and families were able to register their children in grades TK-6 for our after school enrichment opportunities which support academics as well as offer enrichment in STEAM, Language, Dance, Theater, Chess, Art, Debate, Animation, Coding, and Programming. Families may register for both on site and online enrichment opportunities through our district portal: BUSD 6Crickets Enrichment Portal (TK-6). Families will need their student's ID number to register through the enrichment portal. Click on the portal link, select your school, and check out these great opportunities. Registration is open so don't forget to sign up to secure your spot!

These fall programs will start in September but don't delay as they are filling up quickly! BUSD will also offer a winter and a spring session of enrichment courses for students in grades TK-6 at Bonsall Elementary, Bonsall West Elementary, and Sullivan Middle School. We are looking to expand and develop these programs in the coming years & are excited for the possibilities ahead! Sign-up today!

**Students who qualified for free and reduced priced lunch through the lunch application process, are foster youth, or are English Language learners, may qualify for a partial or complete fee reduction during registration and will be identified by their student ID number.**

Student shout outs

Shout out to Samuel Jordan for being selected for principal stamp of approval. Samuel has been doing a great job of following the class rules and participating. He received a stamp of approval card, a prize from the office prize box and a special message home.

Shout out to our club founders:

Sebastian Figueroa and Mark Canonizado: Rubiks cube club!

Angela Lin , Mei Nu Campana Tan and Alissandro Olozagaste: Art Club!

Abigail Ybarra and Annabelle Stelma : Dragon Club!

Staff shout outs

Shout out to Mr. Guzman for your hard work with the ASB elections!

Shout out to Mrs. Dale for your explicit math instruction during a place value lesson!

Shout out to Mrs. Hendrickson for your detailed description for literacy centers!


At Bonsall West Elementary School we are focusing on the Leader in Me to build lifelong leadership skills. We want our students to focus on the 7 habits: 1. feel empowered to be proactive and be in charge of themselves,2. set goals and begin with the end in mind,3. focus on work first then play with put first things first, 4. have an abundance mindset and think win win, 5. listen to our peers and seek first to understand , then be understood, collaboratively and synergize and 7. have school work/life balance and sharpen the saw. We have attached a couple of resource that explains the paradigm shifts that we focus on as well as the habits we focus on.

This month, we learned about the 3 R's of bullying: Recognize, Report and Refuse.
Students learned what bullying is(verbal, emotional, physical and cyber), how to identify it, who to report it to and what they can do to stand up for themselves.
Parents, please make sure to talk with your students about bullying!
If you have any questions about what your student learned this week, any of the types of bullying that were discussed or if you have any other questions or concerns, feel free to email Ms. Ande, the school counselor at!


PTA Membership Drive is open: Join via Totem ( ) Join soon prior to October 15th!

T shirts are available for purchase! Please see the attached flyer. The online purchasing option has been fixed!

The PTA is looking for a few parents interested in helping with planning and execution

of our upcoming Outdoor Movie Night on Friday, Oct. 21st. The time commitment is

3-5 hours total. If interested, please email Stefanie Holmes at

Upcoming Dates:

September 15th : PTA general association meeting @8:30 in MPR

Please click on the link below for the BUSD community newsletter:

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Health and Safety Update

  • In regards to COVID-19, Bonsall Unified School District continues to prioritize school safety and in-person learning for all students.

    • In person learning will continue as we launch the 2022-2023 school year and Masks and COVID vaccines are NOT required in our District. Students who wear a mask will be supported and respected.

    • With this in mind, BUSD asks all students to practice frequent handwashing, covering one's mouth when sneezing, and take measures to foster a healthy immune system (i.e. proper nutrition, exercise, and rest).

    • In turn, BUSD will continue to place an emphasis on the proper sanitation of all District schools and facilities and employ various COVID-19 mitigation strategies.

    • If your student tests positive for COVID-19 please report the result to the school and know they must stay at home for a minimum of 5 days. During this time we encourage you to monitor your students for their well being and return them to school once they are symptom free and test negative.

    • BUSD is and will remain in compliance with all county and state mandates regarding COVID-19.

Upcoming Events

September 9th: September 11th ceremony honoring all first responders/military beginning at 8:30 a.m.;

September 16th: Marine Corps Fitness Challenge is back! Our students will be able to participate in fun fitness activities with our young Marines.

September 20th: Picture Day!

September 23: First Student of the month assembly: Habit 1: Be proactive.

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