Parent Newsletter for April 18

Message from the Principal

Dear Parents and Friends of Beaumont,

Last night I attended the National Honor Society's Farewell and Stole Ceremony for the forty-one senior members of this organization. The words, "it's officially the beginning of the end" were shared with the girls and had a huge impact on both them and their parents. Though we knew it was coming, it's always a bit emotional to begin hearing how near we are getting to those final days of senior year.

Our junior members did a nice job recognizing the senior members for the service they have provided to our school community, our neighboring community and our global community this year. I continue to marvel at how well our girls manage school, extracurricular activities and service projects throughout the year. I am proud of all these girls and enjoyed seeing our juniors place the infamous blue stole around the necks of our seniors as they begin their journey to graduation night.

Wednesday a group of our Academic Scholars set up "stations" throughout the Lennon House (formerly the Painter Mansion and Convent) and presented their final projects of this year's scholars program to parents, faculty, mentors and guests. The girls were very excited, as for many of them, it was their first time to really walk through the mansion and find so many treasures of history of Beaumont School. Before the event started, the girls enjoyed looking at the composites of previous Beaumont classes. Some even found photos of their moms and aunts! They found "old" yearbooks on the second floor and enjoyed reading the plaques on the walls and doors identifying classrooms, principal's office and library space. By 5:00 PM the girls were ready to start their shows. And what a show it was.

Congratulations to Mrs. Santo, the girls' moderator, for a successful first year of Academic Scholar Presentations. I know the mentors who worked throughout the year with our scholars were extremely impressed by the quality of work and the excellent presentation skills our girls exhibited. It really turned into a fun evening for our girls and the venue of the Lennon House is sure to be used again.

Last Saturday the Beaumont Gala was held at the InterContinental Hotel. It was a marvelous event and, once again, well attended by supporters of Beaumont School. The dinner was delicious, the entertainment was phenomenal, the auction items were a huge hit, and the generosity of friends of Beaumont was overwhelming. So many parents, friends and alum of Beaumont contributed to and supported this event. I haven't heard how much money was officially raised for scholarships, but I do know that over $25,000 was raised through "the raising of paddles" near the end of the evening.

Mrs. Veronica Selby, Gala Coordinator; Dee Barone and Stephanie DeLuca Co-Chairs along with our development office outdid themselves this year and I know their efforts will continue to allow more students the opportunity of a Beaumont education through scholarship money. Thanks to all who supported this cause.

A few prayer requests are coming your way today.  I ask you to keep a group of our students in your prayers as they begin a three-day Kairos retreat with five of our staff members. The group of 25 girls left this morning to begin their retreat at Cedar Hills in Painesville. Traditionally we have our girls share this Kairos experience with St. Edward students in the fall but, because of overwhelming interest in this specific retreat, we added a second Kairos retreat for these girls. It is amazing to see how this retreat impacts our girls for the rest of their lives. I hear first-hand from my own children and my nieces and nephews how the experience is relived and shared amongst them ten years after they have attended the retreat. Please say a special prayer for them as they spend the next three days in prayer and reflection. Also, keep the victims of Monday's bomb explosions in Boston in your thoughts and prayers, as well. Pray for peace and healing for all those affected. 

As always, Beaumont is blessed,

Mary Whelan

 

Beaumont Buzz

Sunday - 4/21
TBA Girls Varsity Softball Away Trinity HS (Cleveland) Trinity Softball
Tournament Continued from Saturday

Monday - 4/22 - Regular Schedule
2:00 Jesuit Excellence Tour
3:30 Overbeke Driving School - Room 110
4:30PM Girls Varsity Softball - Home - Lake Catholic HS @ Ursuline College
4:30PM Girls JV Softball - Away - Lake Catholic HS
6:00PM Girls Varsity Lacrosse - Away - Strongsville High School

Tuesday - 4/23-Regular Schedule
11:00 Grandparents Day
3:30 Overbeke Driving School - Room 110
4:30 PM Girls Varsity Softball - Away - Lake Catholic HS
4:30 PM Girls JV Softball - Home - Lake Catholic HS     Facility: Forest Hills Park
4:30 PM Girls JV Track - Away - Laurel School

Wednesday - 4/24 - Regular Schedule
3:30 Overbeke Driving School - Room 110
3:30 Self Defense Class - St. Ursula Lobby
4:30 PM Girls Varsity Softball – Home - Cleveland Central Catholic High School    Facility: Forest Hills Park
4:30 PM Girls JV Softball – Home - Cleveland Central Catholic High School    Facility: Forest Hills Park
5:00 PM Girls Varsity Lacrosse - Home - Kenston HS@ Beaumont
6:30 PM Girls JV Lacrosse - Home - Kenston HS@ Beaumont

Thursday - 4/25 - Regular Schedule
3:30 Overbeke Driving School - Room 110
6:30 Senior Mother/Daughter Farewell Dinner
4:30 PM Girls Varsity Softball - Home - Geneva Jr./Sr. High School   Facility: Forest Hills Park
4:30 PM Girls JV Softball - Home - Geneva Jr./Sr. High School   Facility: Forest Hills Park
5:00 PM Girls Varsity Lacrosse – Home - Notre Dame - Cathedral Latin
6:30 PM Girls JV Lacrosse - Home - Notre Dame - Cathedral Latin

Friday - 4/26 - Regular Schedule
Junior Retreat
3:30 Bocce Tournament
3:30 Overbeke Driving School - Room 110
7:00 Freshman Bonfire

Saturday - 4/27
TBA Girls Varsity Track Away Eastlake North Ranger Relay
TBA Girls JV Track Away Cleveland Heights HS