Bonsall West Elementary School

Principal's Welcome

August 2017


Dear Parents:


Welcome back to Bonsall West Elementary, the home of the Colts! I am so humbled to continue in the role of principal at BW. This summer, we hope each of you had a restful vacation and time to enjoy family activities at a leisurely pace in our beautiful city and state. Summer is just about over and we are eagerly preparing to welcome your children at the start of the school year. Class lists will be posted August 15th at 4:00 p.m. Our first day of school will be August 16th. As we enter into another school year, we want to remind you of the importance of school attendance on student achievement. Please make doctor/dentist appointments after school hours and make punctuality a priority. School begins at 8:00 a.m. promptly. We are continuing to enforce our district’s attendance policy this year. Please make sure your child is on time daily. Next school year, school will release thirty minutes earlier on Thursdays. School will dismiss at 1:00 p.m, every Thursday for teacher professional development.


We are so fortunate at our school to have an amazing community of staff members, volunteers, and students. This year we also welcome a new superintendent to our helm. At Bonsall West, we all passionately believe all students can learn and succeed and we look forward to working with you, their first teacher. At Bonsall West Elementary, everyone is inspired to do their best, be respectful, work hard, think of others, and dream big! Bonsall West continues to be an incredibly successful school and we look forward to continue on the path of success. We invite you to our school website: to view news, information, photos, videos, and much more.


In closing, we look forward to getting to know each and every one of your students better. Our drop off /pick up area remains the same. We do not allow pick up at the front gate. Our students who walk must have a signed permission slip from home and have a walker pass. We wanted to inform you of a couple of upcoming dates: Back to school night is Thursday, August 31st beginning with an all parent meeting at 5:30 in the MPR. We will then begin sessions at 6:00 p.m. A second session will begin at 6:30. We will not have school on Labor Day Monday, September 4th. Thank you and we will see you soon!


Dream Big Bonsall West! Ride with Pride!





Tina Calabrese