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Scholastic Book Fair Coming Soon

Bookaneer Book Fair Logo

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming soon to the library October 24 – 28! Every dollar spent at the book fair raises money for the Baymonte Media Center. Books make great Christmas gifts!

Open Monday through Friday from 8:00am – 4:00pm with late hours on Thursday (until 6:00pm).

Can’t make it to the book fair in person? Shop the online fair and your order will be delivered to your student’s classroom within a few weeks of the book fair end date.

Volunteers are needed for set-up on Friday and afternoon shifts throughout the week. There are many ways you can get involved. Working at the Book Fair is a fun way to meet new people while you help the Library raise money to purchase new books and media. Please contact Catherine Upton at 438-0100 or if you have any questions.




Tea School Days PTF Fundraiser

Our current fundraiser is a partnership with Tea Collection. You can shop for holiday outfits or fall styles at This organization, Tea, brings worldwide cultures and modern design to children’s fashion. In addition to great styles, twice each year members of the Tea organization pack their bags, travel the globe, explore and discover, and then bring home original designs that express the spirit of their adventures abroad. All you have to do is go to, fill up your cart, select 6-10-day shipping and enter our promo code: SDF16BAYMONTE at the checkout. You will receive 15% off your order, free 6-10-day shipping AND PTF will receive 15% back to our organization. Don’t forget to shop and spread the word! But do hurry as this sale ends October 19th!

PFT Fundraiser


Tech Trek Race Results 2016

2016 Tech Trek Results


Baymonte Lions Cross Country Meet

The Baymonte Lions participated in a Cross Country Meet at Rancho San Antonio County Park in Los Altos.  There were five schools represented in our Bay Area Christian School Athletic League and over 100 runners. The course was over 2.26 miles of hills and rugged terrain with views of the Bay.  Baymonte did exceptionally well in both the boys and girls races. Fourth grader J.D. Holmlund placed 11th overall in the boys division and 6th grader Caelan Gilliam placed 2nd overall for the girls!  Way to go Baymonte!

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All School Pig Race Results

Our campus was filled with enthusiasm as 76 students raced mechanical pigs in a colorful dash to win cash prizes. An exclusive race followed as 43 students raced their “supersized” pigs. The finale was the class races. See the results below:

$200 Sponsorship Level – Classic Pig Race

1st Place – $100 William von Haunalter

2nd Place – $50 Ryan Landsdowne

3rd Place – $25 Aiden Priapi

4th Place – 7th Place $10 Each

Connor Mace

Samuel McNeely

Luke Hollingsworth

Summer Formoso

$300 Sponsorship Level – Supersized Pig Race

1st Place – $200 Grayson Townsend

2nd Place – $100 Elyse Koenig

3rd Place – $50 Harlow Kadmiri

4th Place -7th Place $20 Each

Reid Hazen

Nathan Koenig

Knox Adams

Luke Finney


PS – 3rd Grade

Modified Pig Race – YoDots Party 1B Mrs. Poston

Unmodified Pig Race – YoDots Party 3A Mrs. Torchio


4th – 8th Grade

Modified Pig Race – YoDots Party 4A Mrs. Olson

Unmodified Pig Race – YoDots Party 7A Mr. Fujishin & 8B Ms. Endacott

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Fall Bring a Friend to School Day Success

A big thank you to all who participated in Baymonte’s Bring A Friend To School Day last Friday! The event was a huge success with 37 students joining our kindergarten – 8th grade classes for the morning. We received positive feedback from students and families about our teachers, staff, activities and campus!


Tech Trek 1st Turn-in Day Results

The Baymonte Tech Trek is off to an exciting start! After our first turn-in day, we have received $17,305 in sponsorship donations and race registrations. Our top earner, Eli Kieft, took home Beats Wireless Headphones today for bringing in $1,450 in sponsorship donations. Way to go Eli! Mrs. Wilcox’s second grade and Mrs. Olson’s fourth grade classes enjoyed a Jamba Juice party after Chapel today for having the most sponsored runners as a percentage. The final turn-in day is Friday, September 30th. Top Earner 2nd Grade Jamba Juice Winner 4A Jamba Juice Winner


Drive for Schools Fundraiser

PTF LOGO J-PEGThe PTF is excited to announce that the Capitola Auto Mall and the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk have once again invited Santa Cruz county schools to participate in the Drive for Schools Fundraiser. This is their 12 th year and we have participated all of those years. This year’s grand prize is a 2017 Toyota Prius or Subaru Outback or $25,000!

There will also be many other great prizes to win, including ten $1,000 cash prizes, plus over 100 additional prizes! The drawing will take place on Sunday, October 23 rd , at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk (details are on ticket). The best part about this fundraiser is that all of the money collected stays right here at Baymonte! Our goal for this year is to raise $5,000. If every family sells at least one book of tickets (6 tickets per book), Baymonte will reach this goal! The PTF will use this money to provide grants for the teachers so they can continue to enhance our kids’ classrooms.

How the Fundraiser Works:

  1. Each child will receive one book of 6 tickets to try to sell. The price is one ticket for $5 or six tickets for $25. Cash or checks are accepted. Make checks payable to Baymonte PTF.
  1. Turn in money with completed ticket stubs in the envelope provided to your homeroom teacher as soon as you can.
  1. All unsold tickets, money and ticket stubs must be turned in by Wednesday, October 12th by 9:00am. Money and stubs returned after this time will not be entered in the drawing.
  1. You can sell more! Please write requests for more tickets on the envelope and it will be returned to the student (more tickets will also be available in the office). Please, return all unsold tickets as soon as possible. If you know you aren’t going to sell them, someone else may be able to.
  1. Every family who sells 5 books will receive a $15 gift card. If your family sells 10 books you will get a $50 debit card. Gift cards will be available for pick up in the school office on October 26 th .

Remember, this is all for our teachers!

If you have any questions please contact Jeremy Geels at or 831-334- 2673




Back To School Night

We are looking forward to seeing you at Back To School Night. The Enterprise Technology Center has graciously allowed us to park in their parking lot.

Middle school teachers will be speaking for 5 minutes each in the Chapel. After they will be available in their classrooms for individual questions. In order to facilitate families with more than one student we will be repeating our presentations in the elementary grades.

Please remember this is an evening for parents only, so students should be left at home.

Elementary Schedule

7:00 – 7:30 Presentation #1 in classrooms
7:45 – 8:15 Presentation #2 in classrooms

Middle School Schedule

7:00 – 7:40 All MS Teachers will speak in the Chapel
7:45 – 8:15 Teachers will be in their classrooms

Please contact the Baymonte office if you have any questions.


Back to School for Baymonte

Baymonte students, parents and staff entered our campus today full of excitement for another new school year ahead. Join us at Back to School Night on Thursday, September 8th to meet your child’s teacher, learn about the classroom and explore the campus.

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