Bonsall Bear News

Week of 1/3-1/7

Principal's Message

Dear BES families,

Happy New Year! I trust that the past couple of weeks have given you time with family and loved ones to reflect on 2021 and move forward with all good things in 2022. Wishing you health, happiness and joy in the coming year.

Speaking of health...

Please click HERE to see the most recent Health and Safety from Mr. Clevenger.

The district is aware that the recent increase in cases locally and around the country is causing concern. I want to assure you that our on-campus safety protocols, including the wearing of masks indoors, have been extremely effective in limiting the spread of COVID-19 at our school. Case rates have typically gone down once students return to school following holiday breaks due to the consistency of health protocols. These measures will continue to be in place upon our return to keep our students and staff healthy. Please keep your child(ren) at home if they exhibit any of the symptoms stated HERE on the Covid-19 Decision Tree. Here is a link to the COVID-19 Decision Trees for K-12 Schools Frequently Asked Questions. 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:

  • Academics
  • PTA board and membership
  • 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

Our lost and found is worth a lot of money!

Our lost and found is worth a lot of money! Our lost and found will be out front every Friday before and after school. Please check it for any lost items!

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:


*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.

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.

Students can not be checked out during the 30 minute window prior to the end of the school day. That means that students must be checked out by 2:00 p.m. on a typical school day and 12:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Thank you for your cooperation with this.

BES Paw Shop

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Health and Safety

This month, we had our first duck and cover drill. This helps the students and staff know what to do in case of an earthquake. Every month, we have a fire drill on the last Thursday of the month (weather permitting) at 8:15 a.m. I will keep you posted throughout the year on the different drills the students will be participating in to keep them safe.

Yearbook Ordering Information

Please see the information below on how you can order a BES 2021/2022 yearbook.
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Annual BES Jog-a-thon

Friday, Jan. 28th, 9pm

31555 Old River Road

Bonsall, CA

Our Jog-a-thon kicks off on January 3! This is our biggest fundraiser of the year that helps support valuable programs at our school! Please be on the lookout for more information from your child's teacher or use the flyer below to get started.
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Winter Break

Monday, Dec. 20th 2021 at 8am to Monday, Jan. 3rd, 8am

31555 Old River Road

Bonsall, CA

School will be closed 12/20/21 - 1/3/22 in order for families to enjoy the holidays with their loved ones.

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:

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