Parent Newsletter for April 21, 2016

Parent Newsletter for April 21, 2016

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It was a wonderful week to enjoy our courtyard and patio! With temperatures in the 70's, the girls enjoyed eating their lunches and studying outside. Even a few teachers took the students outside for class. We are looking forward to many more pleasant days to enjoy the beautiful campus of Beaumont. 
  • Mrs. Gretchen Santo took a group of six young women to a student summit, "Passport to IT Careers" this past Friday. The summit took place at Corporate College East. This is just another example of the exciting STEM opportunities our girls are participating in at Beaumont.
  • The Beaumont Bandstand provided great entertainment for our school community this past Friday. New York definitely came to Cleveland as our talented young ladies sang Broadway show tunes many wanted to sing along with. The Tri-M Society was grateful for the monetary donations we were given to support Benedictine student, David Bays, who is undergoing treatment for cancer. Thanks for all who were involved in this great night of entertainment.
  • This year's GALA was a huge success! Landerhaven was a perfect venue for this year's event. The evening started with Mass, celebrated by Father Don Oleksiak, followed by a tribute to Coach, Jim Emery for his 25 year commitment to our Track and Cross Country programs. A long distance congratulation from alumnae, Emily Infeld, was shared during the presentation as a surprise to Coach Emery. Many former athletes coached by Jim were present to acknowledge Jim's contributions to Beaumont athletics. Congratulations, Coach Emery.
  • Our Voices of Harmony girls arrived safely in Dublin, though a little weary after the long flight. The girls began their singing tour by performing  "Veni Angela" for the Ursuline Sisters at St. Alphonsus during their daily prayer service and Mass. They will be singing today at Christchurch Cathedral and participate in a choral exchange concert at Cabinteely Community School. There is time for touring and shopping - something all the girls were looking forward to. We are anxious to hear the daily updates being shared with us.
  • The St. Angela Merici Essential Questions Speaker Series provided the greater community with a fantastic speaker this week: Dr. Lisa Damour. Those in attendance were informed and entertained as she recapped her New York Times bestseller book "Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood". This series provided a 45 minute presentation by Dr. Damour, followed by a 45-minute period of questions/answers.  I found this presentation fascinating and regretted that her book was not available while I was raising a teenager. I would highly recommend this book to any parent of a young girl. Dr. Damour speaks throughout the Cleveland area and I would encourage all of you to attend one of her presentations. It is well worth your time.
  • Thank you to all the Grandparents who attended Grandparents' Day with their freshman granddaughter. Sr. Gretchen began the day in our beautiful chapel where she shared a little about the history of Beaumont and our Ursuline traditions. The girls and their grandparents moved into the theater for lunch and were entertainment by some of our talented musicians. There was also opportunity to have a few students talk about their Beaumont experience and also share some of the great programs and experiences students have access to during their four years at Beaumont. Our freshmen were very excited to share this day with their Grandparents!
Don't forget, students do not have classes tomorrow or Monday. The school office will be closed on these days.

As always, Beaumont is blessed,
Mary Whelan

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buzzBeaumont Buzz - April 17 - 23, 2016

Sunday, 4/24                                                  Building Closed
Monday, 4/25              TEACHER WORK DAY         Building Hours: 6:30 AM-9:00 PM
Choir Tour in UK
9:00 AM-2:00 PM - Academic Scholars Field Trip to Prosperity Glass
Tuesday, 4/26             A                                  Building Hours: 6:30 AM-9:00 PM
Choir Tour in UK
Latin Week
7:15-7:55 AM - Detention in C108 (Larsen)
Lunch A/B - Organ Donation Announcements/Activities (Academic Scholar Project)
3:05-3:45 PM - Detention in C111 (Bernardo)
Wednesday, 4/27        B                                  Building Hours: 6:30 AM-9:00 PM
Choir Tour in UK
Latin Week
Student Council Paperwork Due to Mrs. Schaefer
Lunch A/B - Organ Donation Announcements/Activities (Academic Scholar Project)
5:00 PM - Academic and Spirituality Committee Meeting in FDR
7:00 PM - NHS Farewell and Stole Ceremony in Foyer
Thursday, 4/28           A                                  Building Hours: 6:30 AM-9:00 PM
Choir Tour in UK
Latin Week
MIT "Wear Your Faith Day"
7:15-7:55 AM - Detention in A121 (Pamies)
Lunch A/B - Organ Donation Announcements/Activities (Academic Scholar Project)
3:05-3:45 PM - Detention in C111 (Bernardo)
3:30-4:30 PM - NAHS Field Trip to MOCA
7:00 PM - Spectacular Seventies Party in Lennon House
Friday, 4/29                B                                  Building Hours: 6:30 AM-7:00 PM
Choir Tour in UK
Latin Week
Junior Service Projects Due
2:00-8:00 PM - AWT RoboBot Team Presentation at Lakeland Community College
3:30 PM - Student Council Executive Board Eligibility Emailed
4:00 PM - FAME Year-End Party at Corner Alley Bowling
Saturday, 4/30                                                Building Hours: 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
9:00 AM-3:00 PM - ACT Prep Program in Guidance
9:00-12:00 PM - Beaumont Spring Clean [Ebner], Outdoors
1:00-3:00 PM - Comedy Club at Ronald McDonald House

"May the strength and true consolation of the Holy Spirit be in you all, so that you can sustain and carry out vigorously and faithfully the charge lay upon you."
 - St. Angela Merici, from the Prologue to the Councils

God has commanded his faithful follows to give service to the less fortunate, spread love through acts of kindness, and to be kinder than is necessary to everyone we meet.  Yet, read the newspaper, listen to the radio, or look at the recent news on your computer...another shooting, a suicide bombing, hate crimes and acts of violence are permeating our communities and poisoning society.  Angela teaches us to not lose faith even though during these times of turmoil our faith is truly tested.  With the help of the Holy Spirit we will be blessed with the strength and courage to stand strong in our faith through the bleakest of days. Remember the words of St. Francis in his prayer to God's faithful:

Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy.

O, Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love; For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; it is in dying that we are born again to eternal life. Make me an instrument of your peace. 

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Menu for the Week of April 25- 29, 2016
Monday: 4/25 No School!!
Tuesday: 4/26
Chicken Philly cheesesteaks with potato chips.  -- $4.00
Shredded grilled chicken meat tossed with peppers and onions and stuffed into a warm hoagie; the covered in melted cheese sauce. 
Wednesday:  4/27
Grilled chicken pasta salad -- $4.00
Free range, hormone free boneless skinless chicken breast that has been marinated and grilled, served over cold pasta salad that's been tossed in a homemade dressing.
Thursday: 4/28 
Fried ravioli!  -- $4.00
A classic Beaumont favorite!  Breaded raviolis served hot and crispy and served with marinara sauce on the side.
Friday: 4/29
Pizza BOGO!  -- $4.00
Two slices of freshly made pizza from Cleveland Height's own local Pizza BOGO franchise.  Homemade crust topped with a delicious sauce and finished with tomato, fresh basil, and mozzarella.  Yum!
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What's Cooking in the Kitchen?  It's about to get Sweet! at Beaumont.  On Monday, May 2, I've invited Sweet!  The Mobile Cupcakery to come back to Beaumont to sell their homemade cupcakes to the Beaumont faculty, staff, and students during lunch. This will be the third year we have supported this local food truck business and we are looking forward to having them cake at Beaumont!  They accept cash and credit and will serve a variety of different cupcakes including gluten free.  Be sure to order some to take home - I know I will!     -Chef Bo
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FinanceImportant Reminder from the Finance Office
To enroll, confirm your acceptance of tuition assistance when awarded and your daughter's seat at Beaumont for the 2016-2017 school year, please complete and return the enrollment agreement and $500 enrollment deposit per daughter, along with one payment plan agreement per family by May 10, 2016.  These completed forms, deposit and fulfillment of 2015-2016 school year's financial obligations are required for your daughter to receive her tuition assistance and her 2016-2017 class schedule. 

If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Karlik-Tookey '91 directly at 216.325.7312 or 
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campusministryCampus  Ministry News

"Gina's Journey" Hat Collection: Last week we welcomed Beaumont alumna Ms. Gina Cortese, '09 to speak about her experience as a cancer survivor and founder of Gina's Journey, a charity which collects new or gently used hats or square head scarves which are distributed to patients at Siedman Cancer Center who have lost hair due to cancer treatments. Gina has been featured in local news stories recounting her brave battle with brain cancer (diagnosed while she was a student at Kent State University) and her dedication to serving others. Gina embodies the Beaumont commitment to life, leadership and service, and we are pleased to support her through our hat collection (no baseball hats) through the end of the month.
Sophomore Retreat: The focus of the day was service and our guest speaker Ms. Samantha Cocco (John Carroll University, Center for Service & Social Action) challenged students to "re-define" service as being with others, not merely doing things for them.  All sophomores received print copies of the Junior Service Project (JSP) Proposal Form (due May 27) and guidelines for the project. "Re-defining" service helped to underscore the parameters for JSP. Beginning this year (Class of 2018) the 30-hour service project MUST be completed with an organization that specifically serves and accompanies people on the margins. Students attended a service fair and had the opportunity to meet with representatives from various organizations, but they are not limited to those organizations. More information will be available on the website.
REMINDER: Juniors - Opportunity for training to serve as Eucharistic Minister:  All juniors received information earlier this month: "If you are a Catholic in good standing and would like to consider becoming a Eucharistic Minister for next year, please be advised that there will be a special Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion Formation Session coming up in May. It is for rising high school seniors only and will be held at St. Edward High School on Sunday, May 22 from 2:30 - 5:00 pm. RSVP up until May 17.  The fee is $10. You will need a letter of recommendation from your pastor and one from a Beaumont teacher who knows you. Contact Mrs. Riley for more information."
REMINDER: Junior Service Project due Friday, April 29 at 3:00 PM.  Students must turn in a 1-page outline, essay (4-6 pages) and a Beaumont service form signed by site supervisor. As a reminder, failure to complete/submit the project by the due date will result in a failing grade which remains permanently on the student's transcript; a failure make-up grade is entered once the project is complete.
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careerdayCareer Day

Freshman and sophomores will be participating in mini career day on May 20, 2016.  We are currently gathering our presenters and would love any feedback, volunteers or ideas.  During this morning, the 9 and 10 graders will chose from multiple career presentations of which they have shown interest or preference.  

If you have any suggestions or would like to volunteer to present on your career, please contact Alicia Iarussi in the Guidance department at  The last four years were a great success and we loved having our alums back to speak on their chosen professions as well as other prominent women in the community. 

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fathersclubFathers' Club
Mark your calendars for the Father/Daughter baseball night at the Lake County Captains on Friday, May 20, 2016. This is a wonderful event to cap off the school year, with a catered dinner at the ballpark and lots of fun during the game. One of our girls will even be chosen at random to throw out the first pitch at the game. Tickets will go on sale by Friday, April 22, at $30 per person. You can purchase them online using the link that will be found at starting Friday. Don't miss this event, since it is a treasured moment to all who have attended in the past.

Our final meeting for this school year is scheduled for Monday, May 9 at 6:30 PM. It will likely be held off-campus, location to be announced. Please make sure you block this time into your schedule, as we will be electing officers for next year and talking about events for the 2016-2017 school year. Hard to believe that another Beaumont year is coming to a close, but the work of the Beaumont Fathers' Club continues to move forward.
We welcome all who are interested in becoming involved in the Fathers' Club to contact one of the officers for more information. Mike Travis ( or 216-235-2086), Brian Gran (, Bob Fox ( or 216-233-3714) or Todd Courtney ( or 330-697-2265). If you are not on the BFC email list for reminders and updates, and would like to be, contact Todd Courtney.

Remember our motto: "It's all about the girls."
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mothersguildMothers' Guild News
Please Give Your Time to the Mother-Daughter Senior Farewell Dinner May 19
Thank you to those who have already signed up to help with this important event. We really need more volunteers!  To make this a success for seniors and their mothers, we need your help. We can also provide service hours if you want to bring your daughter along to help. Please use this link to sign up.
Mothers' Guild Is on Facebook!
Join the Beaumont Mothers' Guild Facebook Group using the link below. Get up-to-date information regarding the Guild and their events.
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