Parent Newsletter for January 31, 2013

Message from the Principal

Dear parents and friends of Beaumont,

It is hard to believe it's the last day of January. As crazy as the month has been with vacation days and the end of the quarter, I do believe that we have entered into a more normal schedule for the girls and teachers. Quarter three is in full swing now and the girls seem to appreciate the clean slate that a new quarter brings.

I want to share a few updates on some recent Beaumont events I was able to participate in since my last parent email. Thanks for all your prayers for a safe and successful "March for Life" trip last Thursday and Friday. The 16 girls and campus ministers I traveled with were grateful for the thoughts and prayers we felt as we braved the cold weather and long bus ride to Washington, DC.

We met up with 150 other students from area Catholic high schools at St. Ignatius for a prayer service and "teach in" before boarding the busses at 11:00 pm. We arrived at the Basilica for the 7:30 am Mass. Though we had to sit in the overflow area downstairs, it was still a powerful experience being surrounded by hundreds and hundreds of pro-life advocates.

We were able to grab a quick breakfast before heading to the Capitol Mall. We heard many of the speeches from priests and congressmen and women but I felt the most powerful speech came from a young man just a bit older than our girls. He spoke about his generation being the "generation" who will make change happen. I looked around as he spoke and noticed that the majority of marchers were actually his age and his generation! I believe his message was heard and supported by the crowd.

We then proceeded to the March for Life route and become a united front with the thousands of other marchers supporting this cause. I always become overwhelmed and emotional when we near the Supreme Court building and I have the opportunity to look back behind me and see the masses of supporters carrying their banners. At this point I don't even think we cared that it was so cold.

We boarded the busses and headed home. Though many of us did not get home until after 3:00 am, it was an experience none of us will ever forget.

I took a little nap on Saturday and headed back east to attend the Boosters' Corn Hole Tournament on Saturday. My husband and I formed a team with Ms. Grimaldi, our college counselor and Ms. Barnett, our intervention teacher. We had a blast! Though we did not make it to the final four we surely enjoyed the experience. More than 150 people supported this event and I must commend the Booster parents and volunteers who worked endlessly to make this so enjoyable. I encourage all of you to plan on attending next year. You won't be disappointed. I am sure Sr. Erin will share more in her notes below. Well done, Boosters and Sr. Erin!

We had many of our girls being recognized for outstanding talents this week. We are especially proud of Hannah Rosinski who competed in the 2013 U.S. Figure Skating Championship in Omaha, Nebraska last week. She and her partner performed beautifully and her video performance has been shown all week on our closed circuit TV's. Together they finished 8th in the nation and we couldn't be prouder of her accomplishments.

Some of our art students were recently recognized by the Collaborative Initiative to
End Human Trafficking organization as winners in their second annual art challenge. Congratulations to
Nell Bornhorst who received first place recognition in the competition. Mary Cregan's work took second place and Olivia Baer, Megan Celestina, and Sara Dolan all received honorable mention recognition.  Sr. Lucia, their art instructor, is overwhelmed with their talent and success.

Our Science Fair is over and we are thrilled to be sending students on to the District competitions in Cleveland and Akron. Please check out the article below to read more.

Finally, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You to our Mothers' Guild for making Catholic Schools' Week so wonderful for our teachers and staff. Every day we found treats and good wishes in our mailboxes. These signs of appreciation were enjoyed by all.

The Tuesday Prayer Service was absolutely beautiful and the delicious array of breakfast foods let all of us start our day with a full and satisfied stomach! The absolute best treat was the luncheon provided today. It is always nice not having to pack a lunch and a true bonus when the packed lunches get replaced with a scrumptious meal. You definitely outdid yourselves this year and your kindness and support is greatly appreciated by all. Beaumont has awesome parents and we love you!
Thanks again for thinking of us in so many kind and wonderful ways.

As always, Beaumont is blessed,

Mary Whelan


Beaumont Buzz

Sunday - 2/3

Monday - 2/4-Faculty Meeting - Special Schedule - 9:30 Start
Chanel Shadow Day
Cup Cake Court Sales for Beaumont Day
3:30 ACT Prep - Room 109
6:00 PM Girls JV Basketball – Home - St. Joseph Academy
7:30 PM Girls Varsity Basketball – Home - St. Joseph Academy

Tuesday - 2/5 - Regular Schedule
Cup Cake Court Sales for Beaumont Day
3:30 ACT Prep - Room 109

Wednesday - 2/6 - Regular Schedule
Cup Cake Court Sales for Beaumont Day
Academic Scholars Meeting Grades 11 & 12 - Lunch A & B
5:30 PM Girls JV Basketball – Away - Gilmour Academy
7:00 PM Girls Varsity Basketball – Away - Gilmour Academy

Thursday - 2/7 - Regular Schedule
7:30 French Club Café
Cup Cake Court Drawing for Beaumont Day
Academic Scholars Meeting Grades 9 & 10 - Lunch A & B

Friday - 2/8 - BEAUMONT DAY!

Saturday - 2/9
2:30 PM Girls JV Basketball – Home - Archbishop Hoban HS
4:00 PM Girls Varsity Basketball – Home - Archbishop Hoban HS