Parent Newsletter for May 12, 2016

Parent Newsletter for May 12, 2016

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 Message From the Principal
Mary Whelan
Dear Parents,
I am still amazed it is already May! It's getting awfully quiet in the halls of Beaumont since our senior girls have completed their last official day of classroom teaching and are wrapping up a few last minute finals today and tomorrow. Much anticipation is brewing as the girls prepare for their Senior Prom tomorrow. The girls will meet at school at 6:00 PM and be transported by bus to this year's venue, The House of Blues. It should be an exciting place to have a prom. At 11:30 PM the girls will walk across the street to The Corner Alley for their After-Prom. At 2:00 AM the students will be bused back to Beaumont to wrap up the fun-filled evening. Please keep the safety of our girls and their dates in your prayers this weekend.
What else happened this week: 
  • Congratulations to senior Claire Chaikin who was identified as this year's Valedictorian of the Class of 2016 and Josephine Zucca who was recognized as the Salutatorian of this year's class. This recognition is based on the highest GPA of all senior girls. What an honor these girls have earned! 
  • Our juniors and seniors spent much of this week taking the AP tests. Many were administered at the Ursuline Motherhouse while a few were administered at Gesu or here at school. Our girls work very hard all year long to prepare for these tests and we are sure they did fine. 
  • On Friday our seniors spent the day on retreat. It is always such an emotional day for the girls. There is much time to reflect on their past four years at Beaumont. This year the girls were provided time to walk the school and find the special place that was important to them during their time here. They were allowed quiet time to reflect on what made that space so important to them. Some chose a special classroom, some the girls' chose the locker room. Others the Media Center or cafeteria. Still others, the fashion room or art classroom.  It was interesting to see where the girls chose to visit and quietly reflect. Some were surprises to the adults and others we felt sure we could guess! The girls also read letters that they had written to themselves four year's earlier! Now that was not a quiet experience at all! So much laughter came out of this experience. Girls were running across the chapel to share parts of their letters with other girls. Finally, the day ended in prayer with a Mass celebrated by St. Ignatius president, Father Ray Guiao.  What a perfect way to end our seniors time at Beaumont. 
  • Freshmen students asked for an opportunity to bond one more time before school let out, so our marvelous freshmen moderators organized a Unity event for the class.  The girls meet this past Friday in the courtyard and gathered around the fire pit to share stories and songs. Of course snacks were available as well. 
  • Student Council elections were held this week and as usual, the speeches, skits, and songs leading up to the election were entertaining. Our girls are so talented and involved that I find it difficult to select only a few students. 
  • Beaumont POPS! (formerly Mayfest) was held on Tuesday in our theater. Those in attendance were amazed at the talent shared by our girls. Again, Dr. Litteral does such wonderful things with our talented and committed girls. 
Looking ahead:
  • Many of our girls will be heading to the Ohio State University this Saturday to participate in the State Science Day. The girls with science projects in this event are well prepared and have extremely competitive projects to share. Best of luck to all entering! 
  • On Monday our seniors will begin their two week experience called Project REAL. They will be spending 30 hours a week at a location where they will work side-by-side with a professional working in a field our student is interested in. They will return to school in late May to present an overview of their experience to classmates and teachers. It's always great to listen to the girls share their stories. 
  • Senior parents: mark you calendar for the Senior Farewell Dinner held on Thursday, May 19. Tickets can be purchased online through the Beaumont website. 
A lot seems to happen these last few weeks of school, so be on the lookout for the happenings in the Thursday newsletters! We will do our best to keep you updated and informed.
As always, Beaumont is blessed,
Mary Whelan 
The Beaumont Buzz
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Sunday, 5/15                                                       Building Closed
Monday, 5/16                        B                            Building Hours: 6:30 AM-9:00 PM
11:30 AM-1:00 PM - Special Event Lunch in Dining Room
Tuesday, 5/17                       A                            Building Hours: 6:30 AM-9:00 PM
3:00-4:00 PM - Student Council Meeting in Multi-Purpose Room
3:05-3:45 PM - PM Detention in A218 (Pettek)
3:15-4:30 PM - IB Team Meeting in Nook Conference Room
Wednesday, 5/18     B                                             Building Hours: 6:30 AM-9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM - AP History Makeup in the Garcia Music Studio
6:30-8:00 PM - Mothers' Guild Meeting in Krupansky Library and Media Center
Thursday, 5/19         A                                             Building Hours: 6:30 AM-9:00 PM
Link Crew Applications Due!
3:05-3:45 PM - PM Detention in 136C (Litteral)
6:00 PM - Mother-Senior Daughter Farewell Dinner in Chapel and Dining Room
Friday, 5/20 9th and 10th Grade Career Day         Building Hours: 6:30 AM-7:00 PM
8:00-11:20 AM - Career Day
11:25-11:55 AM - Lunch for All (Sophomore Ice Cream Social in Courtyard)
12:00-1:00 PM - Class Day Videos
1:00-3:00 PM - ALICE
12:00-3:00 PM - AP Bio Makeup Exam at Gesu
5:30 PM - Fathers' Club Lake County Captains Game - Father/Daughter Night at Classic Stadium (Eastlake)
            5:30 Picnic / 6:30 First Pitch
Saturday, 5/21                                                     Building Hours: 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
1:00-3:00 PM - Comedy Club at Ronald McDonald House

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MissionIMission Integration

Angela,Listening Heart
"I beg you please to lead them by love and with a gentle and kindly hand." Angela, Testament
May, The Listening Heart - Compassion:
The month of May has been dedicated to the listening heart, something we are all called to possess and cherish. Compassion plays a key role in obtaining a listening heart. The attitude of compassion lies at the heart of our faith, calling us to always treat others as we wish to be treated. Compassion compels us to continuously work to alleviate the sufferings of others, to remove ourselves from our world and put another in the center of our attention. "Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation" (Henry Ward Beecher), so throughout the month, challenge yourself to grow as a listening heart to heal others.   
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Menu for the Week of May 16 - 20, 2016
Monday: 5/16
Grilled cheese with fries.  -- $4.00  Side of fries -- $2.00 
Thick sliced sourdough bread grilled to perfection with American cheese in the middle and fries on the side!
Tuesday: 5/17
Grilled chicken with caprese salad and a dinner roll.  -- $4.00
Free range chicken, marinated and grilled served with a  side of freshly cut tomato, basil, mozzarella salad, and a warm dinner roll on the side. 
Wednesday: 5/18
Pasta primavera with a  pesto cream sauce.  -- $4.00
Farfalle pasta tossed with loads of fresh vegetables and a homemade basil pesto cream sauce. 
**Note: the pesto 
will not contain pine nuts.**
Thursday: 5/19
Blackened chicken salad topped with pineapple salsa and a citrus vinaigrette.  -- $4.00
    Boneless chicken breast coated in Cajun spice and blackened on the griddle; then topped       with a freshly cut pineapple salsa and drizzled with a citrus vinaigrette! 
Friday: 5/20 BBQ Chicken quarters with corn on the cob!  -- $4.00
Grilled chicken legs and thighs coated in Sweet Baby Rays BBQ sauce and served with an ear of butter poached corn on the cob!       
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What's Cooking in the Kitchen? For the next two weeks the Beaumont kitchen will have a new face in it as we welcome our own Project REAL student from the class of 2016. Gina Tucciarelli will be shadowing Chef Bo; she will assist in menu planning, menu execution, and daily specials.  Listen to the morning announcements for breakfast and dessert specials over the next two weeks!
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careerdayCareer Day

Freshmen and sophomores will be participating in mini career day on Friday, 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 choose 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 have been 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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campusministryCampus Ministry News

Sophomores - Junior Service Project (JSP) proposal due Friday, May 27.
An important part of Beaumont's commitment to life, leadership and service is the Junior Service Project.  All sophomores received information about JSP during Sophomore Retreat.  In addition all information is available on the website. If your daughter doesn't have ideas of where she will serve, refer to the list of potential organizations on the website. Please remember that the guidelines have been adjusted, and all students must serve in a capacity that allows them to accompany people who are marginalized. All details are available on the website. Parent/guardian signature is required on the proposal.
As a reminder, sophomores need to have completed a total of 50 service hours by June 1.  Students who have not yet reached this requirement have been given updates via email, homeroom visits and during class retreat.  Service is listed on the report card as Pass/Fail.
LAST CALL for juniors to participate in HS training session to serve as Eucharistic Minister:  Formation session is Sunday, May 22 from 2:00 - 4:00 PM at St. Edward High School. RSVP to Campus Ministry by Tuesday, May 17.  The fee is $10.  Please note that students who are unable to attend the high school formation session on May 22nd may still participate by attending another diocesan training session during the summer. Contact Mrs. Riley at for more information.

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fathersclubFathers' Club 
The officers for the 2016/2017 school year were elected at our meeting on Monday. Congratulations to Brian Gran, president; Brad Gambrell, vice president; Bob Fox, treasurer; and Todd Courtney, secretary.

A tip of the hat to the fathers of our departing seniors, especially Mike Travis, who has given the BFC two years of leadership as president and another couple years laboring in the trenches along with the other fathers. We hope that all our "emeritus fathers" find ways to remain involved with the Club as their daughters move onto the next chapter in their lives. You are always welcome at the BFC.

We also honored our faculty moderator, John-Michael Langa, at our Monday meeting. Mr. Langa continues to be extremely generous with his time and talents, helping the BFC to provide service of many kinds to the students and the Beaumont community as a whole. Thank you so much for your efforts, J-M!

Godspeed to all the graduating seniors as you depart Beaumont for new adventures. Know that the Fathers' Club will hold you in our thoughts and prayers as you spread out into the wider world. And our best wishes to all the Beaumonsters for a happy, healthy and safe summer vacation.

We welcome all who are interested in becoming involved in the Fathers' Club to contact one of the officers for more information. 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
Mother Daughter Senior Farewell Dinner-May 19
Senior mothers, we hope that you will attend this final Beaumont event celebrating your daughter's journey through Beaumont with your loving support. Please use this link to sign up for this event.
Please Give Your Time to the Mother-Daughter Senior Farewell Dinner May 19
Thank you to those who have already signed up to help with this important event. More volunteers are needed for afternoon set-up and evening clean-up. Please note that you can bring your daughter to help, and she can earn some service hours.
Please use this link to sign up.
Baccalaureate Mass and Reception --May 31
We need volunteers to help with the set-up of the reception after the Senior Baccalaureate Mass and Awards Ceremony on May 31. Please use this link to sign up. Duties involve setting up the reception at Klyn Hall at Ursuline while the Ceremony is going on in the chapel, and easy clean-up afterward. Thank you for support!
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