Parent Newsletter for January 10, 2013

Message from the Principal

Dear parents and friends of Beaumont,

Happy New Year! Though we are already ten days into 2013, it is my first opportunity to send wishes for a happy and healthy new year. After talking with our girls and faculty members, I can tell that our long Christmas break was restful and rejuvenating for most.

Beaumont continues to keep the O'Brien family in our prayers as Ray, Erin and Kerry mourn the loss of their mom and wife over the holiday season. The family has been extremely appreciative of the support and prayers that have come from the Beaumont community. Continue to keep them and the Laffey family in your prayers as they, too, enter into the new year without a mother and wife. Our prayers are with them.

Upon return to school this week, the Cleveland Heights police department requested an appointment to meet with me and Mrs. Teeples in regards to Beaumont's security and safety plans. These plans are currently on file with the State of Ohio's Department of Education as well as the local fire and police departments.  In light of the recent shootings in Connecticut, Cleveland Heights has instituted a task force designed to work closely with all schools in the district. A meeting was held this week with Sergeant Ernest Williams and members of Cleveland Height's Community Response Team. He, and his team, shared an overview of their vision in working with schools in the community. They are offering to review our plans, do a walk-through of our facility, train the faculty and staff, educate students on self-defense tactics, be visible in our school by visiting randomly throughout the day, and eventually providing an opportunity to simulate a lock down exercise. Obviously this is a lofty goal but one we are eager to participate in. Engaging in this program will help develop a stronger and more visible relationship with our police department. The safety of your daughters is our number one priority while they are in our care. We will continue to share more information with you as we move forward in this initiative. We are hopeful in including parent participation in this initiative as we move forward so let me know if you are interested in becoming involved.

The end of Quarter Two came quickly and our finals will be held next Wednesday and Thursday. Please encourage your daughters to stay focused these last few days of the semester and to check PowerSchool for current grades and updates. Wednesday and Thursday are early release days due to final exams followed by no school on Friday, January 18 and Monday, January 21.

If we have any skiers interested in attending our first ski trip to Peek N Peak in February, don't forget that tomorrow is the last day to register. Check out the blurb below for more information.

As always, Beaumont is blessed,

Mary Whelan
Principal

The Beaumont Buzz - January 13 - 19, 2013

Sunday - 1/13

Monday - 1/14-Regular Schedule
4:00 PM Senior Parent Financial Aid Workshop

Tuesday - 1/15-Regular Schedule
8:00 AM Principal's Coffee - FDR
5:30PM Girls Varsity Swimming Away Laurel School@ US Upper School

Wednesday - 1/16- Special Schedule - EXAMS 2 & 3
8:30 - 10:30      Exam Block 2
10:30-10:55      Lunch for grades 9 &10
          11th & 12th Graders stay in block 2 until lunch
          9th & 10th go to block 3 exams after they eat lunch
11:00-11:25      Lunch for grades 11 and 12
          Grades 9th & 10th Report to block 3
11:30-1:30        Exam Block 3 - Dismissal at 1:30
1:30- 3:30      Make-up exams with individual teachers
7:00PM Girls Varsity Gymnastics Away @ West G

Thursday - 1/17- Special Schedule - EXAMS 4 & 1
8:30 - 10:30    Exam Block 4
10:30-10:55    Lunch for grades 9 and 10
          Grades 11 & 12 Stay in block 4 until lunch
11:00-11:25    Lunch for grades 11 and 12
          Grade 9th & 10th Report to block 1
11:30-1:30      Exam Block 1 - Dismissal at 1:30
1:30- 3:30       Make-up exams with individual teachers

Friday - 1/18- NO SCHOOL - Teacher Work Day

Saturday - 1/19
2:30PM Girls Varsity Basketball - Home Notre Dame - Cathedral Latin
4:00PM Girls JV Basketball - Home Notre Dame - Cathedral Latin