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 San Pasqual Union School Celebrates Centennial

San Pasqual Union School turns 100 this year and the celebration being planned includes a special surprise for former students. The “Little School in the Valley” in Escondido has had many faculty and staff over the years, but only one staff member can say they served the school for over 70 years. Remarkably, that employee plans to attend the big shindig on June 22.

Jane Trussell, former teacher, principal, and superintendent of San Pasqual Union School District, is coincidentally also celebrating her 100th birthday in 2019, making the anniversary party a dual celebration. Trussell served the school from the 1940s until finally taking a break in 2010. The party for both the little school and for Mrs. Trussell will begin on Saturday, June 22 from 2 to 7 p.m.

The reunion will take place at the school at 15305 Rockwood Road in Escondido. The celebration is open to all former staff, students, and community members present and past. Mike's Barbecue in Escondido will provide the food and the San Pasqual School Foundation will handle beverages.

For more information, view the reunion website at or contact Cece Bostrom or Jeff Felix at

San Pasqual Union School District is a one school district formed in 1918 and began in 1919. A two-room school was built in 1923 and was sufficient to serve the population until 1970 when an additional 10 classrooms were added. With the explosion of growth from housing developments, a new 26-acre school opened on Rockwood Road in 2001. More information about the school and district can be found at