Parent Newsletter for February 4, 2016

Parent Newsletter for February 4, 2016

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Mary Whelan

Dear Parents and Friends of Beaumont,

What another fun-filled and exciting week our Beaumont students experienced: 
  • Beaumont Day was amazing! Thanks to all the parents who showed up to help feed our girls the best "carnival food" in town. An extra special thank you to the parents who sent in cakes for the traditional "cake walk." Over 100 cakes were provided for our girls. Many were too pretty to eat! Overall, the entire day was perfect. It started off with an entertaining talent show and ended with a competitive Senior vs. Staff volleyball game. I am so proud of our Student Council Executive Officers who made this all possible: Abby Bova, Katie Spolar, Molly McCann, Elizabeth Poland and Bridget Fanning. 
  • While the student body was celebrating Beaumont Day, Mock Trial teams participated in the District Competition at the Courthouse downtown. It seems like this event always falls on Beaumont Day and I am proud of the girls who sacrifice their fun day to be part of this competition. The girls made us extra proud this year as both our Prosecution and Defense teams received Certificates of Advancement to compete in the Regional Competition later this month. Congratulations, Olivia Leone who took the honors as Outstanding Attorney and Halle Small who took the honors as Outstanding Witness. A special recognition to alum coach, Nancy Jamieson and Mr. O'Meara, who provided legal expertise during the practice sessions. Special thanks and congratulation, to the rest of the team: Laura O'Meara, Elizabeth Skelin, Anna Cmolik, Deja Baker, Mia Rodio, Diamond Brooks, Natalie Haddad, Alex Andrus, Emma Courtney, Destiny Hunter and Audrey Stainbrook and of course, our moderators, Mrs. Pat Mulhall and Mrs. Rebeka DeChant. 
  • Thanks to all the parents, alum, friends and students that participated in our first St. Angela Merici Essential Questions Speaker Series last night. Over 110 people signed up to hear Dr. Jackson speak on finding the purpose and meaning of life. Thirty students were in attendance and able to spend additional time with Dr. Jackson in dialogue and discuss this topic. Thanks to our Dean of Students, Coreen Schaefer and our Women Empowerment Club officers, Hailey Hess and Liv Leone, who were instrumental in sharing their passion and desire to begin conversations like this one. 
  • This week our Mothers' Guild provided a special lunch for our faculty and staff to celebrate Catholic Schools' Week. A delicious meal was prepared and served on Wednesday. If that wasn't enough, over 30 gift cards, donated by our generous parents, were raffled off to teachers. Thank you so much for showing your appreciation to the hard-working faculty and staff. We all appreciate your care and support. 
  • In support of the Go Red for Women campaign, students are encouraged to wear red tops tomorrow. A few of our girls are undertaking an initiative to educate all students on the risk of heart disease in women. They will be offering an opportunity for the entire student body to be trained in CPR after school on Thursday, February 17 at 3:15 PM. This initiative has been extremely successful over the past two years having over 150 of our girls trained through this program. More will follow. 
  • Four Beaumont art students will be exhibiting their work in the 21st Annual Beachwood Arts Council Juried Regional High School Student Art Show: Abby Bova '16, oil painting; Claire Cary '17, drawing; Crista Kieley '17, ceramics; Sydney Jefferson '16, oil painting.
The opening reception and awards are on Sunday, February 7 from 2:00  until 4:30 PM. The show runs through February 28, at the Beachwood  Community Center, 25225 Fairmount Blvd.  
  • Congratulations to the following teachers who were recognized by the Diocese of Cleveland for monumental years of service to Catholic Education: 
                        5 years - Mrs. Coreen Schaefer and Ms. Barb Sosnowski
                        15 years - Mrs. Kate Bernardo
                        20 years - Dr. Lisa Litteral and Mrs. Wendy Bihuniak
                        25 years - Ms. Virg Bossu
                        30 years - Sr. Cheryl Mentkowski, OSU
                        55 years - Sr. Adelaide Landoll, OSU
Finally, the season of Lent is quickly upon us and our school community will be celebrating our Ash Wednesday liturgy next week on February 10, at 1:50 PM. All are welcome to attend.
As always, Beaumont is blessed,

Mary Whelan

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buzzBeaumont Buzz 
February 7 - 13, 2016

Sunday, 2/7                                                              Building Closed
2:00-4:30 PM - 21st Annual Beachwood Arts Council Juried High School Student Art Show
3:00 PM - Voices of Harmony Concert with BW Men's Choir at Fairmount Presbyterian Church
Monday, 2/8                B                                            Building Hours: 6:30 AM-9:00 PM
3:15-4:30 PM - Department Chair Meeting in STEM Conference Room
3:15-4:00 PM - Ambassadors Club Meeting in Multi-Purpose Room
6:30-8:00 PM - Fathers' Club Meeting in FDR
Tuesday, 2/9               A                                            Building Hours: 6:30 AM-9:00 PM
Language Clubs Spirit Top Day
7:00-8:00 AM - ASL Practice [Zorger] in Multi-Purpose Room
8:00 AM - Marketing Committee Meeting in Lennon House
Lunch A/B - ASL Practice [Zorger] in Multi-Purpose Room
3:00-5:00 PM - Language Club Mardi Gras Banquet in Dining Room
3:30-6:30 PM - Diocesan Apprenticeship Program in FDR
5:00 PM - Beaumont Business Competition in BEC in Guidance Suite
6:30-9:00 PM - Tri-M Induction in Theater
Wednesday, 2/10        B, Ash Wednesday                  Building Hours: 6:30 AM-9:00 PM
Ash Wednesday with Angela
8:00-9:13          Block 1
9:18-9:26          Homeroom
9:31-10:44        Block 2
                                               Block 3
10:49-11:14      LUNCH A
11:19-12:32      Class
10:49-12:02      Class
12:07-12:32      LUNCH B
12:37-1:50        Block 4
1:55-3:00          Ash Wednesday Mass in Gym
11:00 AM-1:30 PM - Academic Scholars Meeting in Multi-Purpose Room
Thursday, 2/11           A, 1:30 PM Early Release        Building Hours: 6:30 AM-9:00 PM
Parent/Teacher Conferences - 70-minute classes
8:00-9:10        Block 1                                  
9:15-9:20        HR
9:25-10:35      Block 3
                                                           Block 5
10:40-11:05    LUNCH A
11:10-12:20    Class
10:40-11:50    Class
                                   11:55-12:20    LUNCH B
12:25-1:30      Block 7
Inner Beauty Day
2:30-8:30 PM - Parent/Teacher Conferences
Friday, 2/12                NO CLASS - Teacher Work Day        Building Hours: 6:30 AM-8:00 PM
Saturday, 2/13                                                            Building Hours: 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
District Solo/Ensemble Festival - Mayfield High School
2:00 PM - Varsity Basketball at Cleveland Central Catholic  

"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: "Our family of four left for summer vacation to former Yugoslavia that turned into a 2 year long immigration journey.  We faced many obstacles including border police, government interviews, lack of funds and cramped, one room living. I missed 2 years of high school. The journey for a better life to this country with many opportunities and religious freedom was difficult, but by not giving up we have succeeded, and in the end it was worth it. Taking chances and following our life's paths isn't always easy. Take a moment and reflect on your life's pilgrimage and its impact on those around you. It will bond us together as we grow to better understand one another." - Ela Winkler, Beaumont Chemistry teacher

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Menu for the Week of February 8 - 12, 2016
Monday: 2/8
 Gyro with cucumber salad.  -- $4.00
Oven roasted lamb served on a warm pita with Tzatziki sauce, tomato, and sliced onion.  Served with a bowl of cucumber onion salad on the side.
Tuesday: 2/9
Chicken fingers with fries.  -- $4.00  Side of French fries -- $2.00
Breaded chicken tenders served with crispy French fries on the side. 
Wednesday: 2/10*Ash Wednesday*  
Soup and Sandwich.  -- $4.00  Cup/Refill of soup -- $2.00
Grilled cheese on Texas Toast, served with a  cup of tomato basil soup on the side.
Thursday: 2/11 
Walking Tacos!!  -- $4.00
Hot taco meat stuffed into bags of Doritos, topped with sour cream,shredded lettuce, cheese, and salsa.  Yum!!
Friday: 2/12  NO SCHOOL!
                Enjoy a free day!
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What's Cooking in the Kitchen?
Have you heard about the new beautiful artwork in the kitchen? In the beginning of the year, with the help of our maintenance staff, we removed two "Got Milk" posters in the kitchen and replaced them with two large chalkboards. Then we reached out to our wonderfully talented art students and each month they have been doing different murals to reflect the different seasons, holidays, and happenings here at Beaumont.  This month we have two awesome murals celebrating the love of  St Valentine's Day!  Be sure to stick your head in the kitchen next time you are at the school to see how creative our students are and how much these murals brighten up our kitchen! 
Our artists for this year are: Briana Paulett, Elizabeth McDermott, Katie McGreal, Kaitlyn Cox, Christine Aumiller, Zoe Larive, Elzada Alveranga, Lauren Andrzejewski, Maria Marotta, Sydney Jefferson, Genevieve Wagner, and Gianna Gasper.
-- Chef Bo

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headinjuryHead Injury Protocol

It is the policy of the McKeon Education Group, Inc. for student's who have a head injury during school hours to follow the Concussion Protocol of the Ohio Department of Health and Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA). 

If the student suffers a head injury during the school hours, parents are called for notification purposes.  If the student exhibits signs, symptoms, or behaviors consistent with a concussion (such as loss of consciousness, headache, dizziness, confusion, or balance problems) parents are contacted immediately and urged to seek professional medical attention either from their own physician or at an emergency/urgent care center. If parents cannot be reached the emergency squad will be contacted. 
If the students do not show these symptoms, they are re-accessed 15 minutes and 30 minutes after the injury. If symptoms of a concussion are apparent during these assessments, parents are notified immediately.  After the 30 minute evaluation if no symptoms of concussion appear, the student will be sent back to class.  Students will be sent home the day of the injury with a form outlining symptoms of concussions.
Assessments for concussions must be conducted immediately after a head injury and cannot be done at school unless the injury takes place on site during school hours.  Please feel free to call Mrs. Loren McKeon at 440-781-2156 with questions. 

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ministryCampus Ministry News
Seniors begin Project R.E.A.L.: Project REAL (Realistic Education through Alternative Learning) is an off-campus two-week work and life experience for seniors at the end of the fourth quarter (May 16- 27).  Students must work 60 hours at the sponsor's work site and will then deliver a speech based on their experiences at the Project REAL breakfast on Tuesday, May 31. Campus Ministry meets weekly with seniors during Group Guidance to support the students as they explore and pursue various possibilities. Proposals are due Wednesday, March 23 and require parent/guardian signature.  If you have not already done so, please take some time to discuss your daughter's interests and plans for this project. Complete information is available on the website under the Student tab.
Ash Wednesday:  All are welcome to join us for liturgy, including distribution of ashes, on Wednesday, February 10 at 1:50 PM in the gym. Fr. Gary Chmura
(Our Lady of Peace) will be presiding.
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conferencesParent/Teacher Conferences and Signup Link

Parent/Teacher Conferences
Thursday, February 11, 2016
2:30 - 8:30 PM

Signup for conferences using the following link:

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Fathers' Club
Our next meeting will be Monday, February 8, 2016, at 6:30 PM in the faculty dining room. Join us as we discuss what worked and what didn't from the Luau, and plan our early 2016 events, such as the upcoming Mother/Daughter Communion Breakfast.

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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sciencedeptScience Department News

Beaumont Science Department is proud to announce a summer dinosaur dig opportunity from July 22 - August 1, 2016!   
Working in conjunction with the Burpee Museum of Natural History from Rockford, IL, eight students will have the opportunity to engage in an active dinosaur dig!  The dig is located in beautiful Ekalaka, MT and has been active for over 11 years.  There have been many exciting discoveries made over the years, including "Jane", the meat-eating dinosaur on display at CMNH. This is an opportunity many dream about and is available this summer!  Transportation, lodging and food while in Montana is included in the trip price. 
Interested in learning more?  Please email Mr. Masters (  
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Mothers' Guild News
Thank You for Making Beaumont Day a Success
The Mothers' Guild would like to thank all of those parents who helped with set up, activities, baking and clean up. Beaumont Day is one of the most anticipated events of the year for the girls, and it could not have happened without you. A special thank you goes to Laura Brandon for her leadership in organizing the many volunteers who helped make Beaumont Day a success.
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
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FinanceNews From the Finance Office
Report Card Grades and Transcripts 
Our policy is to release grades and/or transcripts for all families whose Beaumont tuition and financial obligations are current.  Grades and/or transcripts being held are reflected with an "Incomplete" or an "I" for the letter grade on the report card. 
Please keep this in mind during your daughter's college application process, as our Guidance Department is not permitted to release grades or transcripts to any college for those students who have outstanding financial obligations. This can potentially interrupt, delay, and even stop the application process for your daughter, which can ultimately influence her acceptance into the college of her choice. 
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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