Baymonte’s Bring A Friend To School Day last Wednesday was a success. We welcomed forty-two students from other schools in our community on our campus for the morning. We received positive feedback from our visitors about our warm, loving teachers, fun activities, engaging chapel, beautiful campus and delicious lunch. It was an exciting day filled with lots of liveliness and fun!
Warm weather and sunny skies provided optimal conditions for the highly anticipated pond field trip for Mrs. Wilcox’s second grade class. Science came to life as they ventured to a beautiful pond near Quail Hollow Park as they discovered the distinctive environmental characteristics of the pond and collected water samples to take back to their class. In the afternoon students used microscopes to examine the water and found newts, mayfly larva, hydra, tadpoles, water striders, worms, and numerous other aquatic creatures.
Baymonte is hosting a Meet and Greet with Dr. Mitch Salerno, the incoming Headmaster for Monte Vista Christian School. This event is intended for Monte Vista families who live in our area, and Baymonte families considering Monte Vista for high school. This will be our opportunity to meet Dr. Salerno and understand his vision for Monte Vista Christian School.
The Meet and Greet will take place on Thursday April 6th at 7:00 PM in the Culwell Den. We hope you’ll join us for this event. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are planning to attend.
Baymonte Christian School is hosting our “Bring A Friend To School Day” on Wednesday, April 5th, for students currently in K – 7th grade. Become a BCS student for a day and meet our students, teachers and staff. If they have a friend at Baymonte we will pair them up for the day, otherwise we will connect them with a buddy in their current grade. Complimentary lunch included. Also, take home a BCS Swag Bag as a thank you for visiting us.
Current students are encouraged to invite a friend from a sports team, church, or neighborhood to spend a day at school. A complimentary lunch will be provided for you and your buddy.
To have your child participate in this special “Bring A Friend To School Day”, please complete the online consent form by Monday, April 3rd. If you have additional questions please email email@example.com or call the Baymonte Office.
You may have noticed a few new friendly faces in the office this year. We were blessed to have the help of five wonderful office volunteers from September through December. After a year leading our office full time, we wished Julie North all the best as she pursued a new job in December. As a result of these changes, we thought we’d take the opportunity to introduce you to our current Office Staff. These ladies have combined experience of almost 50 years working at Baymonte!
Stephanie Affolter –Administrative Assistant firstname.lastname@example.org
Gretchen Cortes – Office Manager email@example.com
Rebecca Finney – Admissions Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Jerryne King – Bookkeeper email@example.com
The office staff is happy to serve our families during business hours Monday – Friday from 7:45am to 4:00pm.
“Therefore, God’s chosen ones, holy and loved, put on heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” Colossians 3:12
Valentine’s Day Movie Night was a fundraising success. All 60 students had a ton of fun! Parents enjoyed a date-night out on the town while their kids enjoyed an evening with their friends watching “Alvin and the Chipmunks Chip-Wrecked”. There were hundreds of raffle prizes and every child who came won a prize. The elementary PE department raised over $625.00 for new equipment. Thanks to the families who participated and a special thank you to Peggy Nunes, Janice Bresson, Shyla Nunes, Jezreel Martin and Allison Bingham. What a great night for everyone!
The Talent Show was such an incredibly fun night. We started off the night with an inspirational message from Dave Enns live from Britain’s Got Talent. Then we progressed through a variety of acts including garbage can drumming, side-splitting comedy, dance, and musical renditions and interpretations of industry greats like Journey, Mariah Carey, and Michael Jackson. Your children have such unique talents and we appreciate you allowing them to share with us. Please join me in thanking some of the wonderful parents who stepped up to make the night a success. Gretchen Cortes, Denika Matlock, Patrice Fernald & Christine Redshaw, we could not have done it without you. Many thanks as well to Mrs. Hazen for managing the 50/50 raffle and to the Middle Schoolers who worked as stagehands and co-hosts for the night.
Do you have video and photos from the talent show? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ladina Mildenberger joined our classroom for a three week internship from Switzerland. Part of her requirement was to spend one of her placements in an English speaking country. We were blessed by Miss Ladina’s sweet, gentle spirit. She taught math, phonics and handwriting lessons along with a special social studies unit about Switzerland. To celebrate her last day at Baymonte, she taught the class how to bake home-made bread. The students made the dough and Miss Ladina taught them to shape the dough to make hedgehogs. We loved having Miss Ladina in class and will miss her. She will make a fine teacher someday.
Do you know a child entering kindergarten this fall?
Baymonte would like to welcome our newest faculty member, Alyson Moore. Alyson hails from the great metropolis of Seattle, Washington, and yes, she is a crazy Seahawks fan. Go Hawks!! She graduated from Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri, with a B.A. in Elementary Education.
Four and a half years ago, the Lord brought her family to the Santa Cruz area so her husband could become the pastor of Christian Life Center in Santa Cruz.
Before having her two children, Alyza (10) and Ryson (4), she taught middle school English at a private school in Florida. Recently, she has been working with the Pregnancy Resource Center of Santa Cruz County, where she goes into the local county high schools and teaches healthy relationships.
When she’s not rooting her Seahawks on to victory, Alyson enjoys hanging out with her family, traveling, singing, and doing some retail therapy. She is excited to join the Baymonte team, and is looking forward to the future.