Bonsall Unified School District

Superintendent's Newsletter

 
Bonsall High School 10th grade World Studies students learned first-hand the demanding physical challenge of building trenches in preparation for their World War I reenactment battle including a "No Man's Land" on the grass on the far east end of the campus.  Students used water balloons as artillery.
 
Dear BUSD Community,
 
I would like to express my appreciation to the approximately 60 parents, staff members, and community members who attended the first Community Collaborative Discussion on March 1st.  The following is a general overview of my purpose for these discussions:
 
  • An opportunity to listen to one another’s thoughts and ideas about the future of the Bonsall School District and community.
  • A time for the Superintendent and staff to share important facts and information.
  • A time to share and discuss in a collaborative manner.
  • An opportunity for our community to come together in the interest of educating our children to the best of our ability.
 
As homes are being built within our school district attendance boundaries, and our student enrollment grows, there is a need for additional classroom space for our students, along with the need to build a new high school at a permanent location.  This topic, along with other critical points and facts about our school district, is important for our community to understand, discuss and plan in order to take action and steps that are in the best interest of our children.  My next Community Collaborative Discussion will take place on April 18th from 6:00-7:30 pm.  Location: Bonsall Community Center, 31505 Old River Road, Bonsall.  I would very much appreciate your attendance.  Your thoughts, ideas, and voices are needed for our children. 
 
Additionally, the board of trustees recently approved a community survey that will be completed in the next two weeks, and the results will be shared at the April 12th board meeting. The survey results will guide the board in determining whether or not to approve moving forward with a bond election, which would pay for the cost of building a high school (estimated 31 million), along with other projects identified for each school in the Bonsall Unified School District.  Please join us at the April 12th board meeting.
 
Sincerely,
 
David Jones
Superintendent



 
 
The Single Marine fitness challenge was held at Bonsall West for the third year in a row.  Our base liaison, Rose Solomon coordinated the event to be at our site. The lunch for 30 Marines was hosted by Chili's. The obstacle courses the Marines set up for our students is always a highlight of the year. Many students claim this is their favorite day of the year!

 
Vivian Banks celebrated Read Across America by hosting many exciting school events.  Each day was themed after a Dr. Suess book and students shard their favorite stories.  It was a fun-filled week where students were given many opportunities to share their love of reading.
Sullivan Middle School Athletics is having another great year. SMS athletes exemplify hard work and character both on and off the court. Boys Basketball closed out a successful 2017-18 season with a dominating win over San Marcos. Next Up: Girls Basketball, Boys and Girls Soccer. Questions, please email cindy.tomlinson@bonsallusd.com.
 
For ten years, Bonsall Elementary School has been a heart hero for the American Heart Association. This year, our school raised over $6500. All money raised will go directly to help children who are suffering from Heart Disease.