Parent Newsletter for March 17, 2016

Parent Newsletter for March 17, 2016

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Mary Whelan
  • Our Japanese visitors have been here for thirteen days and have had many opportunities to experience the culture and treasures our wonderful city has available to all of us. We have visited the Art Museum, the Science Center, the Natural History Museum, the West Side Market, Mitchell's Ice Creamery, the Western Reserve Historical Society Museum, rode the Euclid Beach carousel, and took a tour around the city on Lolly the Trolley! I am so grateful for the families who volunteered to be host families for these young ladies. It has surely been a learning experience for all of us. The students and their chaperone will be flying home to Japan on Sunday morning. Please say an extra prayer for the safety of our friends as they fly home.
  • Though we are fortunate that our students are respectful of the resources we provide to them, such as computers and Chromebooks, we sometimes need to remind our students these resources and equipment may not leave the school campus. If your daughter has a computer in her possession, please remind her that computers are not to leave campus and must be returned at the end of each day so the equipment can be shared by all and be recharged and available for classroom use. Your help in reminding your daughters to leave computers on campus would be greatly appreciated. 
In honor of St. Patrick's Day, I leave you with a very simple proverb that was recently shared with me by a family member:
Remember always to forget
The troubles that have passed away...
But remember to remember
The blessings of each day.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
As always, Beaumont is blessed,
Mary Whelan  

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Sunday, 3/20                                                                           Building Closed
7:00 PM - Taize Prayer Service at St. Ignatius High School Chapel
Monday, 3/21              Blue Streak, Alt.                     Building Hours: 6:30 AM-9:00 PM

Convocation + Lenten Prayer - 8:00-8:55 (Chair takedown: A122, C108, A217, A206)
Period 1 - 9:00-9:37
Period 2 - 9:42-10:19
Period 3 - 10:24-11:01
Period 4 - 11:06-11:43
Period 5 -
                                                              Lunch A - 11:48-12:13
                                                              Class - 11:48-12:25
                                                              Class - 12:18-12:55
                                                              Lunch B - 12:30-12:55
Period 6 - 1:00-1:37
Period 7 - 1:42-2:19
Period 8 - 2:24-3:00
Theater in Our Schools Month
3:15-4:30 PM - Ireland-UK Trip Meeting in Multi-Purpose Room
Tuesday, 3/22             A                                          Building Hours: 6:30 AM-9:00 PM
Theater in Our Schools Month
7:15-7:55 AM - Detention in A118 (Langa)
7:20-8:00 AM - Kairos Leader/Adult Meeting in FDR
3:05-3:45 PM - Detention in A101 (Santo)
5:00 PM - Board Meeting at Lennon House
5:45 PM - Spring Sports Team Pictures in Gym
Wednesday, 3/23         B                                         Building Hours: 6:30 AM-9:00 PM
Theater in Our Schools Month
End of Quarter 3
Litmag Visual Poetry Contest Ends
Project REAL Proposals Due
Thursday, 3/24            EASTER BREAK!                Building Hours: 7:00 AM-7:00 PM
Friday, 3/25                 EASTER BREAK!                Building Closed

Saturday, 3/26 EASTER BREAK!                            Building Closed

"Live in harmony, united together, all of one heart and one will.  Be bound to one another by the bonds of charity, esteeming each other, helping each other bearing with each other in Christ Jesus."

"Be kind and compassionate toward each other" 
- St. Angela
During this time, it is important to remember the most important and fundamental aspect of being human, our capacity for kindness. Often, the stress of the day can cause us to forget to be kind to one another, to forget that the most important part of humanity is our connection to one another. Today, take that extra step to be kind to someone, even the smallest gesture can mean the most to someone.
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Menu for the Week of March 21 - 25, 2016

Monday: 3/21
Hot dogs with rosemary parmesan fries.  -- $4.00  Side of fries -- $2.00 
Grilled all beef hot dogs, served in a soft warm bun with a mound of rosemary parmesan fries on the side.
Tuesday: 3/22
Meatball pizza!  -- $4.00
Sliced hot meatballs baked in gooey mozzarella cheese and on hearty crust, then topped with fresh basil.
Grilled chicken quesadilla!  -- $4.00
Grilled chicken, roasted pepper and onions, and cheddar cheese sandwiched into two flour tortillas.  Baked until golden and served with salsa and sour cream.
Thursday: 3/25
No School
Friday: 3/26
No School
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What's Cooking in the Kitchen?
Please know that as we head into Easter Break, the kitchen staff wishes you and your family a very blessed and happy Easter.  We hope that we all find comfort in the peace and mercy of the resurrection of Jesus. - Chef Bo
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parentsgalaBeaumont Gala - Attention Parents!
Preparation for the Beaumont Gala is in full swing and many of you have asked-how can I help? 

Here are a few easy ways to ensure the Gala is a success for all our girls!
To guarantee we have an exciting Live and Silent Auction, featuring Mobile Bidding  by Qtego, we need one of a kind items!

View our complete wish list, the current item request form; here are a few key items:
  • Tickets to concerts, plays, sporting events
  • Vacations-time share, condos, resorts, hotel stays
  • Gift cards--$25 restaurant cards (or larger)
  • Services-Lessons, Spas, Home improvement 
To make our Event Sponsorship goal, we need to secure two more $5,000 Platinum Sponsors (table for 10), two more $3,000 Gold Sponsors (table for 10), seven $1,800 Silver sponsors (table for 6), and six $500 Bronze sponsors (2 tickets). If you know anyone that may be interested in being a sponsor, please let me know and someone from the Advancement team will reach out to them. If you would like to be a sponsor, you can do so online or email me and I will send the necessary information.
Wine always works! Stop into the Wine Spot at 2271 Lee Road in Cleveland Heights, or call (216) 342-3623. Mention Beaumont and one of their wine experts will guide you through the process. They will even deliver the bottle to Beaumont for you!  
Attend the Gala! Invitations will be mailed on March 1. Plan to attend or volunteer-but don't miss out on this very special night when we will celebrate the women of Beaumont and recognize Coach Jim Emery the 2016 Beaumont Award recipient.
Thank you for supporting the Gala and celebrating the value of a Beaumont education, thus ensuring its future for generations of women!
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FinanceImportant Reminder from the Finance Office
To enroll, confirm your acceptance of tuition assistance when awarded and your daughter's seat at Beaumont for the 2016-2017 school year, please complete and return the enrollment agreement and $500 enrollment deposit per daughter, along with one payment plan agreement per family by May 10, 2016.  These completed forms, deposit and fulfillment of 2015-2016 school year's financial obligations are required for your daughter to receive her tuition assistance and her 2016-2017 class schedule. 

If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Karlik-Tookey '91 directly at 216.325.7312 or
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ministryCampus Ministry News

Lenten Prayer Service: All are welcome to join us for the Lenten prayer service on Monday, March 21 at approximately 8:25 AM in the gym.  The service will be an adapted version of "Stations of the Cross" led by our Peer Ministers.
In addition, the Beaumont community has been invited by host St. Ignatius High School to join them for a Taizé (contemplative prayer) service on 
Sunday, March 20 at 7:00 PM in St. Mary of the Assumption Chapel. The service will be led by Fr. Raymond Guiao, SJ and Mr. Christopher Alt and will include simple chants with repeated refrains, silence, and luminous ambiance, inviting participants to rediscover an inner peace and meaning to life, with Christ at the center.
Lenten reflection on mercy: A sample from our fish bowl: Corporal Work of Mercy: shelter the homeless - worldwide there are @ 60 million refugees and internally displaced persons. Be educated and informed about refugees.  Donate goods, funds or time to migration/refugees locally.
Feast Day Prayers:
March 17: from St. Patrick's Breastplate:
Christ be with me,Christ within me
Christ behind me, Christ before me
Christ beside me, Christ to win me
Christ to comfort me and restore me.
Christ beneath me, Christ above me
Christ in quiet, Christ in danger
Christ in hearts of all that love me
Christ in mouth of friend or stranger.
March 19: A Parent's Prayer to St. Joseph (adapted excerpt)
St. Joseph, who felt the tribulation and worry of a parent when the child Jesus was lost, protect our dear children for time and eternity. May you be their father and counsellor. Guard them, guide their steps in life, form their hearts after the hearts of Jesus and Mary. Let them, like Jesus, grow in age as well as in wisdom and grace before God and people. Preserve them from the corruption of his world, and give us the grace one day to be united with them in in Heaven forever. Amen.
For Seniors: Project REAL proposals due Wednesday, March 23!  Have you signed your daughter's proposal?

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notessMusic Notes

Congratulations to Beaumont's Voices of Harmony who scored a one (superior) at District Large Group Festival this past weekend. This score qualifies Voices to advance to the State Choir Festival in April. Voices of Harmony had to sing three pieces for three adjudicators and then went on to sight sing another piece written for three part women's choir for a fourth judge. Their combined scores were then averaged and garnered them the superior rating.  As always, our young women were professional, poised and prepared. They represented Beaumont beautifully. #Voicesfierce.

This Saturday, Voices of Harmony will be singing for the 5:00 PM Palm Sunday liturgy at Immaculate Conception in Willoughby. Immediately following the mass, they will sponsor a spaghetti dinner. There will be pasta, meatballs, salad, dessert and beverage along with some great gift baskets available for raffle. Tickets are only $10.00 and can be purchased from Dr. Litteral or any of the Voices girls. Please come out and support our hardworking musicians on their last fundraiser for their choir tour to England, Ireland, and Wales.
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World Language Department News

French Club Dinner at Edwins: The French Club is hosting a dinner at Edwins on Shaker Square on April 12. There will be a complete 4-course authentic French dinner. Cost of $30 per person includes dinner, beverages, tax and tip. Interested students should see Mr. Langa for details. Reservations and money must be in BEFORE Easter break. We can only accept 25 reservations and only a few spots remain.
Announcing the World Language Department 2017 Student Educational Tour:
Spring 2017: Travel for 13 days over Spring Break 2017 to Italy and France.  Highlights include: Florence, the villages of Tuscany, Pisa, the Italian and French Riviera, Nice, Antibes, Paris, and Versailles. Itinerary and registration information can be obtained from Mr Langa, Mam Pam, or Senora Sosnowski. An informational meeting will be held on April 11 at 7pm in the theatre. 

Culinary Club BFFs (Beaumont Foodie Friends) were treated to a cooking lesson this week by guest chef Brad Gambrell of Executive Caterers. The girls prepared three types of Asian dumplings. Special thanks to Chef Gambrell and Mrs. Laura Gambrell for taking the time out of their busy schedules to be our guest presenters. 

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lopresti1Pittsburgh Arts, Architecture & Culture Trip

On March 21 at 7:00 PM in the multipurpose room, Mrs. LoPresti and Miss Foti will be holding a meeting for parents of those who are attending the Pittsburgh trip over Spring Break. This meeting with offer further details on the trip and is also the deadline for the final payment.  Please email Mrs. LoPresti with any questions.
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CareerCareer Day 2016
Freshman and sophomores will be participating in mini career day on 
May 20, 2016.  We are currently gathering our presenters and would love any feedback, volunteers or ideas.  During this morning, the 9th and 10th graders will chose from multiple career presentations of which they have shown interest or preference.  If you have any suggestions or would like to volunteer to present on your career, please contact Alicia Iarussi in the Guidance department at . The last four years were a great success and we loved having our alums back to speak on their chosen professions as well as other prominent women in the community. 
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Fathers' Club
It's Here!!! Tickets are on sale for the annual Mother/Daughter Communion Breakfast on Sunday morning, April 10, 2016 at 10:00 AM

Join us for Mass at 10:00 AM followed by a delicious dad-cooked breakfast immediately after in the Beaumont Dining Room. Tickets are available online at This is a very popular event for the ladies, so make sure you don't miss it.

We also need volunteers to serve in various roles during the Mass on April 10, if you are interested in getting more involved. Two readers, three Eucharistic ministers and two offertory gift bearers are needed. To volunteer, please contact John-Michael Langa at Beaumont (

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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mothersguildMothers' Guild News
Sign Up for the Mother-Daughter Communion Breakfast--April 10
This event, sponsored by the Fathers' Club, is a highlight of the school year. The day starts with 10 AM Mass, followed by a delicious breakfast of pastries, fruit, French toast, sausage and frittatas. Please use this link to register you and your daughter. Volunteers are needed to serve as readers, Eucharistic ministers and gift-bearers for offertory. Please contact John-Michael Langa ( to volunteer. 
Mother-Daughter Senior Farewell Dinner-Volunteers Needed
The countdown to graduation is starting, and one of the highlights for the seniors and their mothers is the farewell dinner, which will be May 19 at school. This is an event that requires a team of volunteers to execute. Please consider offering a "shift" of time to help create a memorable evening for our senior class and their moms. We will provide a link to sign-up next week. Thank you for your support!
Call for New Officers
Please consider participating in your daughter's Beaumont experience by serving on the Mothers' Guild Board for the 2016-17 school year. If you are interested or have questions, contact Jeanne Cunningham Kluznik a
 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 their events. 
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