For the past 25 years I have been part of the Baymonte community; I started as a Baymonte parent. My husband and I wanted our children in a school that reinforced our values. After we enrolled our children at Baymonte I got more involved working in the After School Program. I had been an elementary teacher before taking a break to have our three children. Mr. Patterson hired me as a kindergarten aide and after several years, I moved into a teacher role. I love teaching kindergarten! Some of my favorite events in our kindergarten school year are the Mother’s Day Tea and Donuts with Dad. The partnership between parents and teachers is vital in the growth of a child.
In a few weeks I will go to eighth grade graduation and see many of the kids I taught in kindergarten. I am grateful for the small part I have played in the lives of these children. It’s fun to see former students around town, even though many are post-college now. Working with five year olds keeps me feeling young! I hope you have a wonderful summer and if you see me at the beach or at Costco, be sure to say hi!
Baymonte Christian School’s first ever Grandparents and VIP’s Day was a success! We were thrilled to host 133 grandparents and VIPs on Thursday, May 2 for the morning event.
Some highlights of the day included a chapel program led by Mr. Patterson, songs performed by first and third grades directed by BCS music director Elizabeth Barrett, followed by the middle school worship team. Middle school Bible teacher Jared Fujishin delivered a speech relating Moses’ ministry to our current grandparent’s gift of influence in their grandchildren’s lives. BCS Parent Teacher Fellowship hosted a reception followed by time in the classrooms and a lively outside activity time headed by elementary PE teacher Patrice Fernald.
We are so grateful for each parent volunteer and student ambassador who helped make the event run smoothly.
Baymonte’s Round-Up at Roaring Camp Railroads Friday was a beautiful event which not only brought hundreds of teachers, parents, and community members together but also was a successful fundraiser! We look forward to announcing the proceeds soon.
A special thank you goes to our sponsors, Central Coast Welding & Fabrication, Florence Kuo Home Care, Hudson Construction, Johnson Family, Lighthouse Bank, Lloyd’s Tire and Auto Care, Nordic Naturals, Ocean Honda, RW Garcia, Seaside Company, Stockwell Cellars, The Pied Piper Exterminators and Whiting’s Foods, in addition to the many businesses and individuals who generously supported the event. Rod Caborn, our lively auctioneer kept guests engaged while they enjoyed a delicious dinner provided by Mickey’s Catering accompanied by wine from Stockwell Cellars and beer from 805 (Firestone Walker Brewing Company). A photo booth by Show of Life Photo and live music by Heaven’s Hicks provided a memorable night for all.
We are appreciative of our many volunteers and generous donors who contributed their time and money to this spectacular event.
This event was made possible by the Round-Up committee comprised of Rod Caborn, Jeremy Geels, Pam Hanson, Stephanie Johnson, Teresa Olsen, Steve Patterson, Leslie Rapolla and Mandy Sackett.
A big thank you to Patrice Fernald for taking such beautiful photos of the Round-Up fun!
You may view the photo booth photos here: https://showoflifephotobooth.smugmug.com/Baymonte-Roundup
This week our fifth graders graduated from Scotts Valley Police Department’s D.A.R.E. program. In this 10-week program Officer Mike Birley taught our fifth graders accurate information about alcohol and drugs, taught them decision-making skills, showed them how to resist peer pressure, and gave our students ideas for alternatives to drug use and violence.
The Scotts Valley Police Department D.A.R.E. program’s primary mission is to provide children with the information and skills they need to live drug and violence-free lives. Through D.A.R.E. they establish positive relationships between students and law enforcement, teachers, parents, and other community leaders. D.A.R.E.’s innovative and highly effective curriculum was developed by Los Angeles Unified School District health education specialists. D.A.R.E. officers receive 80 hours of special training to be equipped with all the tools they need to teach a course in drug resistance and violence avoidance techniques.
At the end of their 10-week program each fifth grader is asked to write an essay about what they learned in the D.A.R.E. program. Two essay winners are chosen to read their essays in the graduation ceremony. Special guests at this year’s graduation included Officer Mike Birley, Chief Steve Walpole, Sergeant Wayne Bellville, Officer Paul Lopez, Lieutenant John Wilson, Officer Meredith Roberts, retired SVPD and former mayor Donna Lind, and school principal Steve Patterson. Thank you all for investing in our students!
Recently our second graders concluded their class pond studies with a field trip to a local, private pond. Highlights of the day included seeing newts, dragonfly nymphs, mosquito larvae, frogs, water striders and collecting pond water to look at under microscopes back in the classroom. Later in the week students constructed tardigrade (a microscopic animal also known as the “water bear”) engineering structures and formed microorganisms out of clay.
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.