On Thursday, November 15, our Maintenance and Operations staff joined Somerset High School for their annual Turkey Day event. The event is a district-wide scholarship fundraiser and canned food drive. The students serve a traditional Turkey dinner, sell crafts, and collect non-perishable food items to donate to the community.
Thomas Jefferson elementary school recently hosted its 3rd annual Turkey Night. Jackrabbit students and famlies are invited to attend. When they arrive, Jefferson teachers serve them a turkey meal with all of the trimmings. Student performances were shared; and PTA raffled off turkeys, pies, and gift cards. A great time was had by all!
Stephen Foster welcomes Claudia Castillo as the new Stephen Foster principal. Ms. Castillo is eager to meet all of Foster’s students, staff, and families to begin building collaborative and meaningful relationships. Her career started at Lynwood Unified School District as an elementary teacher for 8 years and as an Instructional Improvement Leader for 2 years. She has been part of Bellflower Unified School District for 3 years and served as an assistant principal at Albert Baxter and Washington elementary schools, and the Intensive Learning Center. Her goal is to foster a positive and safe environment where all members of our school community feel welcomed and motivated to reach success. As your principal, she looks forward to leading by example to drive Foster in the direction to meet its goals in student achievement and creating exemplary citizens. “Building Futures” will be the motivation at Stephen Foster Elementary School. Go Bolts!
Anabel Munoz, ABC 7 Reporter and Bellflower High School class of 2006 Alumnus, visited BHS and BUSD as part of ABC7's My Hometown series. Anabel's segment will air on September 5, at 4:30 a.m. Pictured from left to right: Laura Sanchez-Ramirez, Board President, Anabel Munoz, Dr. Sue ElHessen, Board Member, and Tracy McSparren, Superintendent.
On Saturday, August 11, 2018 there was a celebration for the grand reopening of the Baskin Robbins ice cream shop in Bellflower. Bellflower Unified School District Board President Laura Sanchez Ramirez and School Board Member Dr. Sue El Hessen came out in support of local community business. They joined Bellflower business and community members in celebration. The celebration included music and family entertainment.
First & Last Day of School
2017-2018 School Year
- The Last Day of School Will be June 14, 2018.
2018-2019 School Year
- The First Day of School will be on August 20, 2018.
- The Last Day of School will be on June 6, 2019.
- For additional dates and events please view the calendars below.
BUSD Important Dates
There will be no school on the dates listed below.
September 3, 2018 - Labor Day
October 8, 2018 - Non Student Day
November 12, 2018 -Veteran's Day
November 19- 23, 2018 - Thanksgiving Break
December 21, 2018 - January 4, 2019 - Christmas Break
January 21, 2019 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 15 - 18, 2019 - President's Day
April 12 - 19, 2019 - Easter Break
May 27, 2019 - Memorial Day