Baymonte Blog


“This Was The Best Year Yet”


It seems like every year Baymonte goes to Mexico we come back saying, “This was the best year yet!” And to my great pleasure, I am happy to inform you the talk coming home was the same amongst the leadership… we had our best trip yet (until next year that is).

We go down to serve, but often come away learning more and receiving more spiritually than we could ever hope to give. I am beyond proud of our Baymonte family for their heart, passion and love for others as they were in Mexico. We danced, played hours of “trice” (tag), and went out into the community to pick up trash and worship with people of local towns.

The spiritual climate is always high in Mexico, and I look forward to processing through the trip more with our students in the days to follow— but rest assured, God always does amazing things when we step out of our comfort zone and put others before ourselves.

Thank you God for another great year!

-Jared Fujishin


Bring A Friend To School Day Success

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!


2nd Grade Pond Field Trip 

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. 

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Meet & Greet with Headmaster for Monte Vista Christian

Baymodownloadnte 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 if you are planning to attend.



Experience a School Day at BCS

Bring A Friend To School

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 or call the Baymonte Office.


Baymonte Office Staff – Blessed to Serve

Jerryne King, Gretchen Cortes, Principal Steve Patterson, Stephanie Affolter and Rebecca Finney (from left to right)

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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

Gretchen Cortes – Office Manager

Rebecca Finney – Admissions Director

Jerryne King – Bookkeeper

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

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.