|Parent Newsletter for January 7, 2016
Happy New Year! It's only been seven days into 2016 and already it seems like time is flying. I have had several opportunities to talk with the girls and it sounds like most really enjoyed the time away from the routines of school. Though it appears most of them enjoyed sleeping in more than anything else, they did share that time spent with family and friends made the holiday season extra enjoyable! Holidays are all about making memories and creating traditions that will live on forever. I am glad I was able to do that, too.
- This week began a bit slowly as we adjusted to returning to our regular school schedules. Hopefully, your daughters were caught up with school work before break, but if not, due to illness or absences, used the time away to complete any outstanding work that might not have been turned in during the semester. There are only two regular class days before we begin exams next week. Please take a few moments and check your daughter's grades through PowerSchool. If you need help with logging in or lost passwords, you can contact Sr. Adelaide at email@example.com.
- Please take note of the new exam schedule we are following this year. Exams are being spread over three days; Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Only two exams are scheduled for Thursday, no lunch will be served that day. The third slot on Thursday is reserved for make-up exams if any student missed an exam on Tuesday or Wednesday. Also, note we are allowing students with an ILT during the first or last exam of the day to come late or leave early. If your daughter does need to come to school during one of these exam times, they must report to their designated ILT classroom. Please see more information below.
- Friday is a Teacher Work Day so students are OFF on Friday, January 15. They are also off for Martin Luther King Day on Monday, January 18. Classes will resume on Tuesday, January 19 when second semester classes will begin. Mr. Beyer will be available to trouble shoot any problems that may arise with schedules.
- Our IB consultant flew in from Delaware today to spend the day meeting with the teachers that will be teaching IB classes. He will spend tomorrow meeting more of the teachers and meeting with Mr. Beyer to review our candidacy application as we near the end of this phase. He has been extremely complimentary of the work that our teachers have done to write and create the new IB curriculum we will be implementing in 2017. Though this process has been long and involved, we are anxious and excited about the road ahead.
- Ms. Grimaldi is running a FAFSA workshop for any senior parents interested in receiving direction and help filling out this college financial aid paperwork. The workshop begins at 4:00 PM on Wednesday, January 13. The workshop will be held in the Computer Lab -Room A223.
- Mark your calendars for the annual Booster's Corn Hole Tournament on Saturday, January 30 here at Beaumont School. You can make up a foursome, find a partner, or just come to be a bag watcher! It's one of my favorite fundraisers of the year! More information can be found below.
- Auditions for our spring production will take place the week of January 19. Our Drama Department is always looking for new talent. Encourage your daughter to participate. If the show will be anything like our fall musical, it, too, will be presented to a sold-out crowd every evening.
- Please read the information below from our Campus Ministry department. In order to help the girls stay on top of their service hours and acquire necessary signatures from organizations in a timely manner, we are asking all students to turn in Service Forms during the semester in which the service is completed. More details can be found in their article.
- Congratulations to our Piano students who performed at the Piano recital last night. All students that take a piano class during the semester must perform at the end-of-semester recital. Though most of the girls were nervous, their talents and determination were noticed by all in attendance. Thanks to Dr. Litteral for working so hard with all the girls and providing them with not only skill, but confidence as well. I always enjoy watching our girls perform!
Once again, Happy New Year. May it be filled with love, peace and much joy. As always, Beaumont is blessed,
Sunday, 1/10 Building Closed
Monday, 1/11 Blue Streak Building Hours: 6:30 AM-9:00 PM
NHS Exam Treats
3:00 PM - FAME Talent Show Auditions in A102
3:15 PM - Department Chair Meeting in Nook Conference Room
6:30-8:00 PM - Fathers' Club Meeting in FDR
Tuesday, 1/12 EXAMS - 2:35 Dismissal Building Hours: 6:30 AM-9:00 PM
See Schedule Below
8:00 AM - Executive Committee Meeting in Lennon House
French IV Block 3 Exam in the World Language Lab
3:30-6:30 PM - Diocesan Apprenticeship Program
Wednesday, 1/13 EXAMS - 2:35 Dismissal Building Hours: 6:30 AM-9:00 PM
See Schedule Below
4:00-7:00 PM - FAFSA Workshop in Computer Lab
4:30 - JV Basketball VS West Geauga at HOME
6:00 - Varsity Basketball VS West Geauga at HOME
Thursday, 1/14 EXAMS - 11:45 Dismissal* Building Hours: 6:30 AM-9:00 PM
See Schedule Below / No Lunch Served / Make-Up Exams from 12:50-2:35 Only If Necessary
French IV Block 8 Exam in the World Language Lab
Friday, 1/15 No School - Work Day Building Hours: TBA
END OF SEMESTER 1
9:00 AM-3:00 PM - Academic Scholars Field Trip to Museum of Natural History
7:00 PM-10:00 PM - Junior High Dance in Dining Room
Saturday, 1/16 Building Hours: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
8:00 AM-4:00 PM - Northeast Ohio Area Thespian Conference at Mount Union
1:00 PM - 2016 Scholastic Award Ceremony for Gold Key Recipients at CIA
ALL DAY - Varsity Swimming at Northeast Classic at University of Akron
12:00 PM - Freshmen Basketball VS Hoban at HOME
1:00 PM - JV Basketball VS Hoban at HOME
2:30 PM - Varsity Basketball VS Hoban at HOME
"Saint Angela, you were not afraid of change. You did not let stereotypes keep you from serving. Help us to overcome our fear of change in order to follow God's call and allow others to follow theirs. Amen"
What do we dream for our daughters, our students? Health, sufficient wealth, love and happiness, and opportunities to see, share, and change the world. That hasn't changed during my decades of teaching, nor probably in generations. But in these times of lightning-fast growth in the production and application of knowledge and skills, I am drawn to this prayer to Saint Angela.
Angela was called by God to create a new lifestyle for young women of 16th century Italy, a lifestyle that did not yet exist: a fulfilling, respectable life outside of marriage and the convent. We parents and teachers are also preparing our 21st girls for life in a future that we cannot envision. I pray that my students leave my classes with confidence not only in what they have already learned, but in their ability to continue to learn and adapt for the world of the future, and indeed to shape and change it.
Midterm First Semester Exam Schedule
Dear Students and Parents,
Midterms for the first semester will take place on January 12, 13, and 14.
The exam schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, January 12- final exams for Blocks 1, 2, and 3
Wednesday, January 13, students Blocks 4, 5, and 6
Thursday, January 14, Blocks 7 and 8 - one make-up period scheduled for missed exams
The bell schedule below will be followed:
1 (4) (7)
8:00 - 9:45
9:45 - 10:00
2 (5) (8)
10:00 - 11:45
11:50 - 12:15
12:20 - 12:45
3 (6) (Make-Up)
12:50 - 2:35
Attention Parents: Important Attendance Information about Semester Finals
If your student (9-12) has a scheduled ILT on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday during the first exam slot (Block 1, 4, or 7), they may skip that ILT and come to school in time for their exam during the second exam slot (2, 5, 8) at 10:00 AM. Likewise, if your student (9-12) has a scheduled ILT during the final exam slot (Block 3 or 6), they may leave school after the second exam slot at 11:45 AM.
However, if your student has an ILT scheduled during the middle exam slot of each day (Block 2, 5, or 8), they must remain in school and attend their ILT in their assigned, supervised classroom only. Additionally, if your student has a first slot or final slot ILT but cannot, for logistical reasons, arrive late or leave early, they then must attend their assigned, supervised ILT.
At no point during exam periods should students be in any location other than supervised classrooms. No passes will be written to other locations throughout the school. Specifically, students may not be in the Student Commons or hallways. We are seeking to protect the testing environment during final exams. Attendance will be taken immediately at the beginning of each testing period. If your student does not comply with these attendance procedures, she will be considered to have skipped or cut school and will be disciplined in accordance with the policies outlined on page 14 and 15 in the Student Handbook.
Lunch will follow the second exam given each day. Juniors and seniors will eat directly after the middle exam, while freshman and sophomores remain in that block to study. At 12:15, freshman and sophomores will be released for lunch at which time juniors and seniors must return to the middle (blocks 2, 5, 8) exam block class.
Thank you for your understanding and support. Please feel free to contact Nick Beyer with any concerns at 216-325-7350.
Menu for the Week of January 11 - 15, 2016
Grilled chicken Caesar salad with breadstick. -- $4.00
Free range, hormone free chicken, grilled and served over a bed of romaine lettuce tossed with homemade Caesar dressing and toasted croutons.
Tuesday: 1/12 - Exam Day
Fried Ravioli. -- $4.00
Cheese stuffed ravioli, served hot and crispy with marinara sauce on the side for dipping.
Wednesday: 1/13 - Exam Day
Grilled hot dog with potato chips. -- $4.00
All beef hot dogs, grilled and stuffed into a warm hot dog bun. Served with a side of potato chips.
Thursday: 1/14 - Exam Make-up Day
No hot lunch today, breakfast only (7:30am - 9:30am).
What's cooking in the kitchen? Please note that on Thursday of this week we will not be serving lunches. Thursday is a make-up exam day for the students. If, by chance, you will be here at lunch time, please be sure to pack a lunch or bring something to munch on as the day goes on. the kitchen will be serving our usual continental breakfast from 7:30 - 9:30 AM.
Notice to Parents
** Please note that we do not allow negative account balances in the cafeteria. If you would like to add funds to your daughter's account you can do so online at www.myschoolaccount.com
or you can provide her with cash or check to bring to the cafeteria cashier to be added to her account.
Campus Ministry News
Important Reminders about Service Hours & Programs:
Service is an integral part of a Beaumont education, and students are required to provide documentation for volunteer hours served. Campus Ministry maintains an updated bulletin board with service opportunities and regularly sends announcements to the student body about service opportunities with various community partners. In addition there are numerous events on campus after school or on the weekend where students can earn service hours.
Service forms are always available outside the Campus Ministry office and must be signed by a sponsor/supervisor. Tuesday, January 19 is the deadline for students to turn in forms and receive credit for service completed during 2015. (See note about Junior Service Project below.) In lieu of a signature on the Beaumont service form we accept volunteer certificates, as well as print copies of e-mails (sent to the student) with the sponsor's name, phone number and documentation of the service completed. However, the student must still turn in a Beaumont service form. Students have until June 1 to complete their service hours requirement for the year: 25 hours in 9th grade and 25 hours in 10th grade.
Junior Service Project: The completion of 30 hours of service at a single service location with a marginalized population, a Beaumont service form, a 4-6 page essay and a one-page outline are due by Friday, April 29, 2016. (This is an exception to submitting Beaumont service form for service completed in 2015 after the January 19 deadline.) As indicated in the Handbook, an incomplete or late project results in a failing grade which permanently remains on the student's transcript.
Seniors & Project REAL: There is no service hours requirement during the senior year. However, students are encouraged to continue with volunteer service and provide documentation. Project REAL (Realistic Education through Alternative Learning) is a two-week work and life experience for students in the final quarter of their senior year: May 16 - 27, 2016. Campus Ministry will be meeting with all seniors at the beginning of the new semester to discuss the guidelines, expectations and to assist students in securing an appropriate sponsor for this experience.
Our next meeting will be Monday, January 11, 2016, at 6:30 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.
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."
Mothers' Guild News
Mothers' Guild Meeting -- Wednesday, January 20, 6:30 p.m.
Please join us in the school library for our monthly meeting.
Beaumont Day-Friday, January 29
Do you want to have fun and meet other moms? Do you want to see your daughter and her friends have a blast? Do you want to see organized chaos in motion? If so, you must sign up for a shift at the annual, infamous Beaumont Day! We need volunteers to make this memorable day happen for our daughters. You can sign up for a morning, afternoon or full-day shift. We also need several single layer cakes in disposable pans for the popular "Cake Walk." Please save the date and look for the sign-up link in next week's newsletter.
Teacher Appreciation Week How You Can Help!
Gift cards: Now that the holiday rush is through, please consider donating a gift card for the staff raffle during Teacher Appreciation Week. This is a great way to say thank you for the education Beaumont teachers offer our daughters. Gift cards can be dropped off at the front office to the attention of Rebeka DeChant. Thank you!
Teacher Lunch Volunteers Needed, We are in need of help with set-up, serving and clean-up. More details to follow in the next newsletter.
Beaumont Drama is Thrilled to Announce Auditions
for its Spring Production,
Nooses Off! by Don Zolidis.
There are 15 characters in the play; we need a minimum of 3 men, but could cast 4.
Auditions will be held on January 19 from 3:30 to 5:30 PM and January 20 from 4:30 to 6:00 PM. Auditioners will be asked to read from the script. Sides for the audition will be available beginning January 8; to request sides, email Mrs. Bernardo. Sign up for an audition date on Sign-Up Genius at the following link:
Rehearsals & Performances:
Rehearsals will begin January 25 and will generally run Monday - Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:30 PM; longer and later rehearsals are scheduled for later in the production calendar. Performances will be March 3-5 at 7:30 PM and March 6 at 2:30 PM. All cast members must attend the strike after the show on March 6.
Please share this information with any young men who might be interested in auditioning. For more information, please email Mrs. Bernardo, the director, at firstname.lastname@example.org
NHS Fact Sheet
FACT SHEET FOR STUDENTS INTERESTED
IN BEING CONSIDERED FOR SELECTION
INTO THE BEAUMONT NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY FALL 2016
The selection process will begin in September 2016 and is limited to Juniors and Seniors (current sophomores and juniors). Your service hours, GPA, and conduct for the year 2015-2016 are the primary bases for NHS selection.
GPA: 3.6000 cumulative as of June 2016
MUST BE TURNED IN TO THE BEAUMONT SERVICE COORDINATOR AND VERIFIED BY: the first Friday of the school year, August of 2016. Hours turned in after this date will not be counted.
- IF YOU REQUEST CONSIDERATION AS A JUNIOR - 70 HOURS
- Your Junior service project hours MAY BE USED even if the complete project is not turned in
- IF YOU REQUEST CONSIDERATION AS A SENIOR - 90 HOURS,
- INCLUDING YOUR CORRECTLY COMPLETED AND ACCEPTED JUNIOR SERVICE PROJECT
- Transfer students check with Sr. Cheryl about number of hours needed
Will be based on the time period August 2015 to September 2016:
- Tardies: no more than 8 tardies
- Misconducts : no more than 8
- Detentions: no more than 1 instant, green slip detention or 1 misconduct detention.
- No disciplinary actions currently on file
ONE MAJOR ROLE (such as class officer, team captain, club officer reliably fulfilled*) This role will be of longer duration and greater responsibility, OR
TWO MINOR ROLES (distinctive leadership in class, leadership of shorter duration on a significant committee, prominent class activity, single event etc.) These must be verified by the faculty advisor, coach, etc.
*Leadership roles will be determined as follows:
a. The amount of individual responsibility you took. This means your own, individual responsibility for leading other students, managing work on your own, being the responsible person for tasks, coordination or organization.
b. The quality and reliability of leadership you exercised as an officer, committee chairperson, team captain, etc. on your own without needing reminders
NOTE: All leadership roles that you have fulfilled throughout your Beaumont years will be taken into consideration, however, the more current the role the greater the weight.
Participation in School Activities - you need 5 points awarded on the basis of your ACTIVE participation in Beaumont clubs and activities, this year AND to a lesser degree, last year, and previous years. Example: active participation in a club, team: (this year 2 pts. + last year 1 pt. = 3 pts.) Teachers, coaches, moderators etc. will verify your time commitment and degree of your participation
Role Model - Positive attitude, cooperation with faculty and staff, positive effect on classmates and others, following the rules of behavior and attire. Faculty will evaluate students on criteria.
News 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.
In order for your daughter to begin her second semester at Beaumont, her financial obligations must be current as of December 31, 2015.
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.
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.