Parent Newsletter for February 11, 2016

Parent Newsletter for February 11, 2016

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Mary Whelan

Dear Parents,

Yesterday we began our Lenten journey with a beautifully prepared Ash Wednesday liturgy. I continue to be impressed with our Campus Ministry program and the young ladies who are involved. Our music ministers who work closely with Mr. Jim Carr from St. Dominic Parish, always provide such beauty to the Mass. Of course our liturgical singers' voices bring such a sense of harmony to the words. Father Gary Chumura was the celebrant and his homily was spot on. He challenged us to think about what is truly important in our lives. He reminded us to let God be the center of our universe and allow Him to love and work through us! It was a great message to lead us into the forty days of Lent. The Mass ended with a very quiet and peace-filled powerpoint reflection on how we are called to live our lives, lead with love, and serve all those in need. A special thank you to Mr. John Michael Langa and Laura O'Meara '17 who created this presentation. One of my favorite parts of the liturgy was the introduction of our new Sign Language Club members who signed the opening song for us! Thank you, Mrs. Zorger for teaching these young ladies American Sign Language!
  • Parent Teacher Conferences are being held today. Hopefully, you had a chance to sign up. Time slots are still available if you forgot to do it!
  • Congratulations, to Sydney Jefferson who won First Place (Best in Show) at the 2016 Beachwood Arts Council Regional High School Art Show. Over 100 pieces of art were entered by students from twenty-two area schools. Sydney's winning work is a large oil portrait of a young man. Her Art IV teacher, Mrs. LoPresti and the entire Beaumont community, are extremely proud of her accomplishment.
  • Our Voices of Harmony performed with the Baldwin Wallace Men's Choir and members of the Fairmount Chancel Choir this past Sunday at the Fairmount Presbyterian Church. Those in attendance were impressed with all the performances but especially those including our girls. Our Voices of Harmony is working hard to prepare for an upcoming trip to England and Scotland on a traveling tour with Benedictine High School. A fundraiser is being planned if you are interested in supporting the group.
  • On Tuesday evening, nine girls were inducted into the Tri-M Music Honor Society. Congratulations to the following girls: 
    Elzada Alveranga, Music Ministry
    Eman Bechara, Voices of Harmony, Music Ministry
    Diamond Brooks, Orchestra, Music Ministry
    Courtney Foerg, Voices of Harmony, Music Ministry
    Katherine Mastrandrea, Voices of Harmony
    Margaret Mastrandrea, Music Ministry
    Margaret Schiffer, Voices of Harmony
    Mary Sikorovsky, Music Ministry
    Alexandra Wuertz, Voices of Harmony
  • The Fourth Annual Beaumont Cup Business Plan Competition was held on February 9. Congratulations, to Quiyanni Smith (1st prize winner), who will advance to the city-wide competition on March 8. Congratulations, to all who participated in this competition.
  • Today was Inner Beauty Day at Beaumont School. For those who are unfamiliar with this day, our Student Council members find ways throughout the day to remind their sisters that Valentine's Day isn't just about candy and flowers, but more about loving ourselves and understanding the beauty of the person that resides inside each one of us. Mirrors in the school are all covered to remind us that inner beauty is much more important than outer beauty. Student Council members also post messages on every girl's locker. The messages are thoughtful and reflective. It is such a great approach to celebrating Valentine's Day.
  • The Spring Sports meeting will be held next Tuesday, February 16, at 6:00 PM for any student interested in playing a spring sport. Contact our Athletic Director for more information.
  • A group of students will be coordinating a Go Red for Women CPR event next Wednesday after school. It is our hope that any student not currently trained in administering CPR will stay after school to be officially trained by CPR instructors. We have participated in this program for three years now and have managed to train 60-90 girls each year. Encourage your daughter to stay if she can. Many lives are saved with this simple training opportunity.
  • Don't forget we are entering a four day weekend. I am sure your daughter's will remind you we are off tomorrow and Monday. Maybe you will be able to make some family time happen!
As always, Beaumont is blessed,

Mary Whelan

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Sunday, 2/14                                                              Building Closed
Monday, 2/15              NO SCHOOL                            Building Closed
Tuesday, 2/16             A                                             Building Hours: 6:30 AM-9:00 PM
Go Red for Women Week at Beaumont School
7:15-7:55 AM - Detention in A116 (Mulhall)
Lunch A - Robotics Team Meeting in Foyer
3:00-4:00 PM - Student Council Meeting in Multi-Purpose Room
3:05-3:45 PM - Detention in A124 (Roach)
3:15-4:30 PM - IB Team Meeting in Nook Conference Room
6:00-7:30 PM - Spring Sports Meeting in Dining Room
Wednesday, 2/17        B                                             Building Hours: 6:30 AM-9:00 PM
Go Red for Women Week at Beaumont School
3:15-4:30 PM - Go Red for Women CPR Event in Dining Room
6:30-8:00 PM - Mothers' Guild Meeting in Krupansky Library and Media Center
Thursday, 2/18           A                                              Building Hours: 6:30 AM-9:00 PM
Go Red for Women Week at Beaumont School
7:15-7:55 AM - Detention in 223 (Sr. Ann)
8:00 AM - Finance Committee Meeting in Lennon House
9:00 AM-1:00 PM - Principals' North Coast Meeting in Nook Conference Room
9:00-10:00 AM - Private Meeting [SB] in Small Conference Room
3:05-3:45 PM - Detention in A124 (Roach)
3:15-4:30 PM - Ireland Trip Meeting in Multi-Purpose Room
3:30-4:30 PM - MIT Meeting in Nook Conference Room
7:00 PM - Couples Procurement Party in Lennon House

Friday, 2/19                B                                          Building Hours: 6:30 AM-11:00 PM
4:00 PM - Swimming Districts at Cleveland State
10:30 AM-7:00 PM - Mock Trial Regional Competition
8:00-11:00 PM - OLDIES!
  • Freshmen and sophomores, please arrive at 7:30 for breathalyzing
  • Juniors and seniors, please arrive at 7:45 for breathalyzing
  • Doors close at 8:30.  If you are coming late, your parents must call Mrs. Schaefer's office phone at 216-325-7318.  You must stay for the entire dance.
Saturday, 2/20                                                            Building Hours: 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
8:30 AM-12:00 PM - Coding Against the Odds in STEM Building (Grades 4-7)

"With the help of God try to acquire such an attitude of mind and heart, that you act solely out of love of God and zeal for souls."
St. Angela the Pilgrim: When we are travelling our different paths in life, we can look to St. Angela.   Her journey of challenges and eagerness to clarify God's call for her, serves as a reminder of what God's call is for us.  No matter how hard our journey may be or what obstacles get in our way, we can ask for God's help through prayer and guidance.  We can use this time to reflect on what God is asking of us as we are make our journey through the season of lent.
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Menu for the Week of February 15 - 19, 2016
Monday:  2/15 No School! 
Tuesday: 2/16 
Pierogies with sour cream.  -- $4.00
Potato and cheese filled dumplings sautéed with butter and onions, topped with sour cream.
Wednesday: 2/17
Cavatelli with meat sauce and a breadstick.  -- $4.00  Extra breadstick -- $1.00
Small ricotta noodles tossed with a freshly made meat sauce and topped with fresh basil - a garlic breadstick served on the side.
Thursday: 2/18
Chili in bread a bread bowl. -- $4.00  Cup or refill -- $2.00
Homemade all beef chili, stuffed into a  sourdough bread bowl and topped with shredded cheddar and sour cream.
Friday: 2/19
 Quattro Formaggi Pizza -- $4.00
A generous slice of garlic oil pizza that has been topped with a blend of  four cheeses, and topped with fresh basil.
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What's Cooking in the Kitchen?
 Are you still sticking to your New Year resolutions?  Are you trying to eat a little better for Lent this year?  Did you know that in addition to all the healthy options on our salad bar, each week we cut pounds and pounds of fresh vegetables and fresh fruit to sell during lunch time.  Nearly every day we have selections of these fresh items along with homemade hummus, salsa, and ranch dressing for your dipping pleasure.  Grab them quick as they are some of our best sellers! 
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Lent: On February 10 we celebrated the beginning of Lent with our Ash Wednesday liturgy.  Our students continue to lead and serve as Eucharistic ministers, lectors, altar servers, singers and musicians. In addition to the music leadership provided by Mr. Jim Carr (St. Dominic parish) and theology teacher Mrs. Mastrangelo, this week Mrs. Zorger (intervention specialist) worked with a group of students to sign (not a typo!) our opening hymn in American Sign Language.
There are many ways for each of us to integrate Lent into our lives and an abundance of online resources including the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops calendar. As directed by Pope Francis - "the season of Lent during this Jubilee Year should also be lived more intensely as a privileged moment to celebrate and experience God's mercy." In addition to promoting the annual Rice Bowl program (Catholic Relief Services), we are encouraging students to enact the corporal and spiritual works of mercy through "fish stick" cards with practical suggestions.
Questions about Service Hours?: Information for each grade will be available from Campus Ministry at Parent-Teacher Conferences (table located in Multi Purpose Room) or email us at
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oldiesChaperones Needed for the Oldies Dance

The Oldies Dance will take place the evening of Friday, February 19. 

If you are interested in chaperoning the event, please send your name and contact information to by Thursday, February 18. Chaperones typically arrive around 7:20 PM and stay until the end of the dance, around 11:00 PM.  Student Council thanks you in advance for your assistance.
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EntruBeaumont Entrepreneur Club News
The Beaumont Cup Business Plan Competition was held Tuesday, February 9.  Congratulations to our winners: 
First Place ($500)
Quiyanni Smith, '16, won the $500 First Place prize for her Cakies (cookie and cupcake bakery) presentation.  She will go on to compete in the city wide competition on March 8.  
Second Place ($250)
Morgan Jochum received the $250 Second Place award with her business (handmade travel accessories - keychains, lanyards, travel pouches). 
Third Place (tie - $100 per business)
Bridget Fanning and Kelly Hollis '17 presented their CleShirt (Cleveland themed t-shirt business, focusing on designs from high school artists). 
Layah Hodges '19, with her Crafty Keepers (duct tape purses). 
We would like to thank the judges - Nicole Kushold-Matheou '05, Kim Pastrick , mother of Jessica'11 and  Katie'13,  and Jim Lanese, parent of Natalie '98.  Their insights and suggestions will aid the students as they pursue their goals.  We would also like to thank Cindy Bailie from our program sponsor, The Veale Foundation, who financially and educationally support the Veale Youth Entrepreneur Forum. 
Through the generous grant from the Veale Foundation, the following are opportunities open to our students free of charge:
LAB at Lake Erie College is sponsoring a week-long business camp at their Painesville campus.  The camp runs June 12-17thand is open to current sophomores and juniors.  We have 60 Veale Foundation Scholarships available for this camp.  Local business leaders and resources guide students through six days of teamwork, self-discovery, communication, competition, gamesmanship and entrepreneurial creativity.  APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MARCH 15th.  For additional information and an application, visit the web site  The application must be completed with your Guidance Counselor.
OHIO BUSINESS WEEK is open to current high school students with a C+ or higher GPA or with the endorsement of a high school teacher.  It will be held June 19-25 at Ohio Dominican University.  We have sent students the last four years and all said it was great experience.  Students are divided into companies led by business professionals and each "company" will develop a unique product idea and solve real world business problems. Visit their website or Ms. Bossu for more detail,  Applications are due by April 30th.  
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Fathers' Club
Women of Beaumont, mark your calendars now! The annual Mother/Daughter Communion Breakfast will be held Sunday morning, April 10, 2016, with Mass at 10:00 AM followed by a delicious dad-cooked breakfast immediately after in the Beaumont dining room. Tickets will be sold online again this year, so stay tuned for details on how to make your reservation soon. This is a very popular event for the ladies, so make sure you don't miss it.

Dads, our next meeting will be held Monday, March 14, at 6:30 PM in the Faculty Dining Room. This will be an important meeting as we finalize details and tasks for the Mother/Daughter Communion Breakfast. In addition, we are soliciting nominations for officers for the 2016/2017 school year.

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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Hello Beaumont! 

Exciting news from the science department.  Beaumont science department is proud to announce a summer dinosaur dig opportunity!  During the dig, you will be able to dig real fossils, like T. rex, triceratops, and many other great fossils.  Read on for more information.
I am having an information night for anyone interested in the trip on February 25 at 7:00 PM here at Beaumont (room A202).  Here are some of the big details:
Where: Ekalaka, MT - where T. rex, triceratops, hadrosaurs, and various other plants, reptiles, amphibians, and bird fossils have been discovered.
When: July 22 - August 1, 2016.  It will be a van road trip to Montana, 3 days out, 5 days there, 2-3 days back.
How much?: the price is $1,500 - which includes almost everything. The only thing I'm asking to be paid for is food during the road trip portion (once in Ekalaka, food is covered). 
Reflective piece: Students will be asked to share pictures and thoughts on a blog/social media outlet(s) about their experiences on a daily basis. Once back from the dig, participants will address the whole school at convocation.
Feel free to contact Mr. Masters ( with further questions. Thank you for reading and see you on Feb. 25!
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mothersgulidMothers' Guild News
Next Mothers' Guild Meeting, Wed., Feb. 17
Please join us for our next meeting at 6:30 PM, Feb. 17, in the school library. Mothers' Guild is always excited to see new faces!
Save the Date for Bunco, Fri. Feb. 26
On Fri. Feb. 26, it's time for admissions and bunco! Please join us for this fun event from 5 until 7 PM. If you are interested in helping, we are looking for volunteers to bring food trays, set up, help during the games and clean up. Please sign up here.
Mothers' Guild Officers Needed for 2016-17
It is that time of year when the Mothers' Guild Board must turn attention to future Board leadership. We know that we will have a few positions open for the next school year since some of the Board members are mothers of graduating seniors. Please consider participating in your daughter's school experience by serving on the Board. If you are interested or have questions, please contact Jeanne Cunningham Kluznik

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 its events. 
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FinanceNews From the Finance Office
2016-2017 Tuition Assistance
To be considered for financial assistance for the 2016-2017 school year, a Private School Aid Service (PSAS) form must be completed and submitted to PSAS by March 1, 2016.  The 2016-2017 PSAS form is now available on our website. 
Click here You can submit your application to PSAS one of two ways:
  • Online application - upload your application and related required documentation directly to PSAS or
  • Paper PDF form - complete, print and mail your application along with photocopies of related required documentation to PSAS
If your daughter has received tuition assistance, grant or scholarship from Beaumont during the 2015-2016 school year, these awards are not automatically renewable.  In order to be considered for continued assistance, you must reapply each year by completing and submitting a PSAS form. 
If you have any questions please feel free to contact Kathy Karlik-Tookey in the Finance Office at (216) 325-7312 or 

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