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Valentine’s Day Movie Night

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!

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A Talent Show to Remember

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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



Student Teacher Bakes Bread with First Graders

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.

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Discover Kindergarten at Baymonte

Do you know a child entering kindergarten this fall?

Join us in the GateWay Bible Chapel to learn about our award winning program and meet our teachers, staff and principal. Explore our campus and Kindergarten classrooms. Children are welcome.
Attend our event and complete enrollment by February 28th to receive a 10% tuition discount for the school year.
RSVP to or 831.438.0100.

Meet our Newest Teacher

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 childAlyson Mooreren, 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.



Baymonte Christmas Celebration 2016 Video


Baymonte Night with the Santa Cruz Warriors

Baymonte Night with the Warriors Shirt

Join us for Baymonte Night with the Santa Cruz Warriors at the Kaiser Permanente Arena on Saturday, January 28, 2017. Baymonte has reserved 100 tickets in Section A. The cost is $35 and every ticket purchased includes a special edition t-shirt! Proceeds will benefit the Baymonte Middle School Athletic Program. Ticket sales end January 13th.

Our middle school basketball teams (boys and girls) will play each other during Primetime before the game at 6:20pm.

Get your tickets here! 



Percussion Christmas Celebration

Music Director, Craig Simmons, recently studied under Janet Green at the San Francisco School where he learned techniques in rhythmic studies. This course served as the inspiration for last night’s Christmas Program at Santa Cruz Bible Church. Kindergarten through fifth grade students made music with percussion instruments such as marimbas, xylophones and handheld shakers. We are grateful to Brook Knoll’s music teacher, Colleen Clark, for loaning some of the instruments for our performance.

A play The Inn was performed by fourth graders; Lincoln Matlock (Joseph), Sophia Cortes (Mary) and innkeepers Gracie Poston, Summer Formoso, Logan Collins and Vincent Kaping.

We hope you enjoyed watching the students perform and remember Christ’s birth this Christmas Season. Merry Christmas!

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Students Sail the Monterey Bay on the “Lady Washington”

On Monday, the 5th grade class had the pleasure of sailing on the Lady Washington tall ship in the Monterey Bay.  The students were fully involved and got to help raise the sails and experience first hand what explorers had to do in order to traverse the Atlantic Ocean on their journey west.  The class learned about navigation, trade and what challenges the explorers faced. They learned about the different parts of the ship and which ropes had which function in regards to the sail.  The trip was very rich in education and the students will now be able to have a better understanding of the hardships and workload that the explorers endured on their quest to find new land and trade routes.

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Baymonte’s Christmas Giving Tradition Continues

Baymonte families continue to support Operation Christmas Child, a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse. The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way by packing gift-filled shoeboxes for needy children around the world.

Students, staff and parents joined together in prayer over the 462 shoeboxes collected before sending them to the Relay Center in Santa Cruz. Mrs. Hazen led the assembly in “Jesus Loves Me” as all reflected on the child recipients and the impact these gifts will have on their lives.

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