Baymonte’s Boys Soccer Team battled more than rainy weather and muddy fields this season as they earned second place in the south division of BASCAL (Bay Area Schools Christian Athletic League). Next week they enter playoffs, stay tuned for location and dates of the first game. Congratulations BCS Boys Soccer Team!
In many of our students’ lives there is a grandparent or special person who plays an important role in their growth and development. In honor of these grandparents and special guests, Baymonte Christian School is hosting our first ever Grandparents and VIP’s Day. Guests will be invited to our campus mid-morning, attend a special presentation in our chapel, enjoy refreshments, visit classrooms with their student, then have the option to leave together to share lunch at a local restaurant. Click here to submit names and contact information for that special person your student would like to invite so that Baymonte can send a formal invitation to them later this month.
We would like to thank Hudson Construction for their generous sponsorship of Baymonte Christian School’s 2019 Round-Up fundraiser!
Open House is Thursday, March 7th from 7pm to 8:30pm. Students and teachers have been preparing for current and new families to visit classrooms and explore the campus. Parking at Enterprise Technology Center will be open during our event.
Please invite friends and family interested in learning about our award winning program to our New Family Reception at 6:30pm in the Culwell Den. For more information please contact Rebecca Finney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Patrice Fernald, Baymonte’s elementary P.E. Teacher hosted a Valentine’s Day Sports Movie Night Fundraiser last week. Parents were encouraged to have a “date night” after dropping their child off at the event. Kindergarten – fifth graders enjoyed snacks, a movie, raffle and fun with friends!
Proceeds from the fun-filled Valentine’s Day Sports Movie Night event funded:
-Middle school playground equipment (jump ropes, soccer balls and new basketball nets/chains
-Sports equipment and backpacks for our seventh graders to take to Rancho de Sus Ninos on their mission trip in May (photos below of our fifth graders packing sports equipment into the backpacks)
-A second basketball hoop for lower elementary
-Cones for fun games for the elementary P.E. department
Thank you Mrs. Fernald for coordinating this fun event!!
Please join us at our upcoming Kindergarten Information Event on Sunday, January 13 from 2:00 – 3:30pm. At this event both kindergarten teachers and our school principal will present topics including kindergarten readiness, daily schedules, curriculum, field trips, before and after school care and parent involvement. We will have a question and answer time as well as tour the campus and the kindergarten classrooms. If you attend this event and enroll your child by January 25, you will receive a 10% tuition discount.
We would like an RSVP for childcare purposes. Mrs. Handley and Mrs. Patterson will be available at our Granite Creek preschool to play with your children as you attend the presentation portion of the event. Afterwards, we will gather our children and visit the kindergarten classrooms together.
You may RSVP for Kindergarten Information Event here. I look forward to receiving your RSVP.
Download a flyer to share with friends and family here.
Did you know that one of our current eighth graders qualified for the junior olympics, that another is an elite baseball player, that another loves to fish and that several participate in CYT? I consider myself very blessed to teach at school with so many talented and passionate students. My favorite aspect of teaching middle school is helping kids discover new interests and grow in areas of giftedness.
In the 10 years I’ve been at Baymonte, I’ve been especially thankful for the ways our parents and school community have provided support for kids who are passionate about science, technology, and mathematics. PTF and Tech Trek funds have provided robotics and rocketry supplies, sophisticated equipment for science fair projects, online learning opportunities, and an endless supply of expo markers…all tools that help unleash kids’ potential and creativity.
This year, I have especially enjoyed the opportunity to build robots with some very enthusiastic 5th graders. Josh Wright, a former Baymonte student now at Scotts Valley High School, has been leading a robotics club on Wednesdays after school. It’s been a pleasure watching the students design, build, and program their robots. Right now, several students are working on a giant claw-hand, and are also working hard to make their robot talk and sing as it performs its work. I can’t wait to see the final products!
All had fun at yesterday’s Bring A Friend To School Day! Twenty-three students, in kindergarten through eighth grade, from schools in our community visited Baymonte for the morning. They joined their Baymonte friends for a morning in class, ate a complimentary lunch from Jia Tellas and competed in donut races on the grass with Mrs. Fernald. Baymonte students enjoyed their special guests!
by Kendra Morrison, Baymonte’s 5A Teacher
As a teacher, I have been in the presence of future greatness. In my nine years of teaching, I have come alongside future explorers, inventors, doctors and teachers. I would not be surprised if that one kindergartener I had in 2010 will someday become a Senator. That little girl who loved science may become a researcher and find a cure for cancer. The boy I taught, who drew rockets and blasted out of his seat every day, may one day venture to Mars.
Only God knows what each student will become, but as their teacher, it is thrilling to watch Him design, inspire and mold them, “to equip them for every good work.” What an incredible privilege, and joy to watch young people grow, and discover more about Jesus Christ every day!
I knew someday I would become a teacher, yet chose to spend 15 years in publishing, design, marketing and full-time ministry before returning to school to earn a Master’s Degree in Teaching. God continually utilizes these previous skills and experiences to inform my teaching. I enjoy assisting students to become better writers and dive into great literature. My favorite time each day is when we open our Bibles and learn more about God together. What an incredible gift it is to have the freedom to worship, pray and grow in our faith together!
My world outside of school is equally full. I am a local artist and member of the 17th Avenue Studios community, where over 30 artists work and exhibit regularly. I participate in the county-wide Open Studios and have had the opportunity to have work on display at the Art and History Museum. My work is currently on display at the Santa Cruz County Government Center.
Best of all, I have been blessed to share life with my husband, Dave, and our two teenage boys, Gabriel and Benjamin. My family is the most precious blessing of all!