Bonsall Unified School District

Superintendent's Newsletter

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Student leaders from the Sullivan Middle School ASB class organized and successfully implemented a school-wide fundraiser culminating in the Wipeout Games that took place on Monday, November 5th.  The event brought in more than $22,000 and the top earner was Gage, 7th grade, who raised over $2,600.  Great job, Wildcats! 
 
Dear BUSD Families,
 
I am certain that most of you have seen the unofficial election results for Measure EE and board member seats.  Related to Measure EE, it is important to share that the outcome appears quite obvious that the measure will not pass.  I also wanted you to be aware that official election results will be finalized by San Diego County within 30 days of the election.  At this time, there are still votes to be counted and the official results have not been finalized by the county. 
 
Additionally, the three board members who win the election for the four-year seat, and the one board member who wins the short-term, two-year seat, will be finalized within 30 days of the election.  The new board members will be sworn in and seated at the December 13th board meeting.
 
I understand that many people are feeling discouraged and have questions about an alternative plan for Bonsall High School, school safety and other projects outlined in the BUSD bond measure.  Please know that once the election is final, the board and I will meet, plan and share our next steps as soon as we possibly can.  I am proud and very appreciative of staff members, parents and community members who volunteered hundreds of hours this school year in an effort to create a better future for our children.  I thank you for your time and dedication to our school district. 
 
It is hard to believe it’s already the Thanksgiving break!  I would like to extend my appreciation to the principals, classroom teachers, and all classified staff for their support and dedication to our students.  The staff and I also appreciate parents who are committed to the PTA, and who support in our classrooms each week.  I hope that all of you have time to relax and enjoy being with friends and family over the Thanksgiving vacation.  We look forward to welcoming you back on Monday, November 26th.

Sincerely,
David Jones
Superintendent
 
Vivian Banks Charter School celebrated Hispanic Heritage month at our October Lunch on the Lawn.  Students sang songs rooted in Hispanic culture and hosted a Hispanic art show on campus for parents.
Bonsall Elementary School kicked off Red Ribbon Week with an amazing Go Green, Live Clean BMX assembly. The whole school was able to watch BMX riders do extreme tricks and see them jump over Mr. Jones!  Students had a blast while listening to strong anti-drug and anti-bullying messages. 
The Bonsall High School Lady Legionnaire Volleyball Team finished their season with a 10-4 League record and a 14-10 record overall.  The Legionnaires made it through to the second round CIF section V championship before suffering a loss to the 1st seed Southwest San Diego High School Raiders in a very competitive match.  This was only the third year Bonsall High has fielded a Volleyball team.  The Legionnaires were led by several seniors including Christiana Pineda, Mia Cai Meluat, Sophia Blount, and Delainy Reinard.
Bonsall West Elementary held our annual school Jog-a-thon and raised $58,773!  Our multicultural night had about 400 participants. We kicked off our 'Say No to Drugs' week with decorating our doors.  We also had a whole- school freeze dance and art activity at lunch to bring about school unity.