|Parent Newsletter for October 22, 2015
It's hard to believe that tomorrow marks the end of Quarter 1 for our students. Teachers will be closing their grade books in order to allow printing of the student report cards. Please remember that grades that are recorded on this first report card do not get published on the student's transcript. Instead, they act as a progress reports to indicate your daughter's progress for her Semester 1 grade. Beginning Monday, your daughter will begin Quarter 2. At the completion of Quarter 2 your daughter will be administered a Midterm exam. The semester grade will be the grade that appears on the official transcript. Semester grades are calculated as follows: Q1 (40%) + Q2 (40%) + Midterm (20%) = Semester average. If you have any questions about quarter or semester grades please direct your questions to our Dean of Academics, Mr. Nick Beyer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 216-325-7350. He would be more than happy to help.
- The freshmen and Sophomore Hayride this past weekend was a huge success. The rain subsided allowing the girls to have fun in the hay wagon, eat around the bonfire and dance in the barn! Some pictures of the event have been scrolling on the TV monitors throughout the school. A special thanks to the moderators and teachers who graciously volunteered to chaperone this activity.
- Our junior girls experienced a class retreat this past Monday. Our Campus Ministry team, with the help of senior Peer Ministers planned a day of reflection and relaxation for the girls. Guests from John Carroll University assisted in some of the planned activities. Thanks to Sue Riley and our new Campus Minister, Paula Fitzgerald for planning this spiritual and contemplative day for the girls.
- Tuesday evening, 48 juniors and seniors were officially inducted into the National Honor Society. With the addition of our current seniors inducted last year, we have nearly 100 girls who have earned recognition into this organization. Sr. Cheryl, the NHS moderator provides information to students in the 10th and 11th grade on the criteria necessary to be considered for membership. Students must exhibit success in Leadership, Service, Character and Scholarship. With Mrs. Mastrangelo's assistance and an executive team of officers, the ceremony was beautiful. Congratulations to all newly inducted members.
Yesterday was the Feast of St. Ursula, a special day in the life of an Ursuline sister. A special Prayer Service was held to recognize and thank the current Ursuline sisters employed at Beaumont School. Sr. Eugene and Sr. Joan were guest speakers at the service. With Sr. Eugene's 72 years of ministry and Sr. Joan's 64 years of ministry, many stories were shared about the life of an Ursuline sister. The Mission Integration Team announced the newest addition to our Faces of Angela honorees. Each month students are encouraged to nominate a peer who exhibits or lives out the councils of St. Angela. At the end of each quarter, a student from each grade level is recognized in front of the entire school community.This month's honorees include:
- Grade 9 - Ellen Brandon nominated by Fiona Sweeney
Grade 10 - Maddie Burhow nominated by Sarah Hess
Grade 11 - Kari Osowski nominated by Tabitha Campbell
Grade 12 - Katie Spolar nominated by Lauren Hailey
- If you are a freshman parent, don't forget that tonight marks the first annual Freshman Parent Social. Chef Bo will be providing dinner to the parents of our 9th graders. This social event is designed to help you meet the parents of your daughter's friends and provide a way to sample the delicious food prepared by our very own Chef Bo. Plan on arriving at 6:00 PM
- This Friday, November 23, is picture re-take day. Students that need to have new pictures taken will need to bring back the photos needed replacing in order to have new ones taken. Any student absent on Picture Day may also plan on having their picture taken. Only these students are allowed to dress up on this day.
- Sunday, October 25 is the Father/Daughter Breakfast sponsored by our Mothers' Guild. They have been planning this event for weeks and I understand the Mass will be beautiful in our chapel, the food will be delicious and the guest speaker will share her talents and make us all laugh. You won't want to miss this event. It is such a special way for fathers to share special time with their daughters and their friends. I encourage all to attend. Registration closes on Friday evening, October 23 at 12:00 AM.
- The link to register for Parent/Teacher conferences is now open. We are again using Signup Genius to schedule conferences. If this is the first time you are using this program you will need to create an account so that you can receive email confirmations and reminders. More information and the link to register can be found below.
- There are no classes on Friday, October 30. This is a teacher work day and the school office will be closed. Hopefully your daughters will enjoy the day off.
As a final note, we continue to monitor the transition to our new block schedule. We encourage communication between students and teachers as a first step. This has proven to help with the pacing of classwork and assignments. I am grateful for our Group Guidance team as they continue to assess concerns with students through surveys and discussions. If you still have concerns and are unsure of expectations we encourage you to sign up for a conference or reach out to your daughter's teacher through email or phone. We truly care about your daughter's academic success and well-being.
As always, Beaumont is blessed.
Sunday, 10/25 Building Hours: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM
10:00 AM-12:30 PM - Father/Daughter Breakfast [Mothers' Guild] in Dining Room, Chapel, SUL
Monday, 10/26 B Building Hours: 6:30 AM-9:00 PM
SADD Red Ribbon Week - Poster signing
3:00-4:00 PM - WE Meeting in Multi-Purpose Room
3:00 PM - Culinary Club in Kitchen
JV Cross Country Dismissal at 1:45 PM
Tuesday, 10/27 A Building Hours: 6:30 AM-9:00 PM
SADD Red Ribbon Week - Smarties in HR
8:00-10:00 AM - Special Event Breakfast in FDR
7:00-8:30 PM - Alumnae Association Meeting in Lennon House
7:00-8:30 PM - Junior Parent College Selection Meeting in Multi-Purpose Room
Wednesday, 10/28 B Building Hours: 6:30 AM-9:00 PM
SADD Red Ribbon Week - Post-Its @ Lunch
Deadline: Freshmen Student Council Candidates Submit Paperwork to Mrs. Schaefer
8:00-10:00 AM - Special Event Breakfast in FDR
10:00-11:30 AM - Desktop and Chrome Book Use in A216
1:30-3:00 PM - Desktop and Chrome Book Use in A216
3:00-4:30 PM - Private Meeting [Barnett] in Auxiliary Office
Thursday, 10/29 A - 1:30 Dismissal Building Hours: 6:30 AM-9:00 PM
Parent/Teacher Conferences - 70-minute classes
8:00-9:10 Block 1
9:25-10:35 Block 3
10:40-11:05 LUNCH A
11:55-12:20 LUNCH B
12:25-1:30 Block 7
SADD Red Ribbon Week - Red socks + accessories + Life Savers
Lunch A/B - Spanish Club Dia de los Muertos Treats in Dining Room
2:30-8:30 PM - Parent/Teacher Conferences
7:00 PM - Volleyball Senior Night @ Hoban
Friday, 10/30 No School Building Hours: 6:30 AM-8:00 PM
TEACHER WORK DAY
Future Teachers Club Field Trip to St. Leo the Great Elementary School
8:00 AM-8:00 PM - St. Barnabas Retreat throughout School
Saturday, 10/31 Building Hours: 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Angela the Companion
"Be joyous and always act out of charity, with faith and hope in God."
From Saint Angela's Rule
This week we took the time to celebrate the feast of Saint Ursula, a woman whose life inspired Saint Angela and led Angela to name her order, the Ursuline Sisters. Our prayer service this week included many inspirational and helpful ways to remember our call to holiness and our vocation to live lives of love. We thank God for the Ursuline Sisters and their commitment to the education of young women: "I will choose Christ, I will choose love, I choose to serve. I give my heart, I give my life, I give my all to you."
Menu for the Week of October 26 - 30
Catered by Al's Deli -- $4.00
Veggie fried rice!
Catered by Italian Creations -- $4.00
All beef lasagna served with a slice of focaccia bread.
Catered by Pizza BOGO -- $4.00
Serious pepperoni pizza!
Catered by Italian Creations -- $4.00
Freshly made roast beef sandwiches served with a side of pretzels.
What's cooking in the kitchen?
As I am sure you've noticed, this week's menu is a bit different; for a good reason! I, along with my wife and son, are heading to Florida to adopt our second child who was born on September 29th, 2015. My wife and I have waited 3 long years to welcome another child into our family and we received a phone call on September 29th that he was born in Orlando, Florida - healthy and happy! So, this week we travel to Florida to pick up our son, Bernard Anthony Mueller, "Bernie" and hope to bring him home by the middle of next week. With any adoption there are many different factors that are risky, so I appreciate any prayers that you could send our way! Thank you! -- Chef Bo
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.
Father - Daughter Mass and Breakfast
Father-Daughter Mass & Breakfast
Sunday October 25, 2015
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Registration closes on Friday evening at 12:00 AM
Campus Ministry News
Feast of St. Ursula Prayer Service: On Wednesday, October 21 the Beaumont community came together for a prayer service to celebrate the feast of St. Ursula. Sr. Cheryl Mentkowski shared reflections on the life and legacy of St. Ursula, a 5th century saint who inspired St. Angela Merici, foundress of the Ursulines. This was followed by reflections on life as an Ursuline from Sr. Eugene and Sr. Joan Peterson - together these two women have over 135 years of service as Ursulines!
We also honored the 5 Ursulines who are an integral and beloved part of the Beaumont community. In collaboration with our Mission Integration Team, a "Faces of Angela" slideshow highlighted Beaumont students in a variety of activities and programs from the first quarter.
Kairos Retreat: Registration for the fall Kairos Retreat will "go live" on Thursday night, October 22 at 9:00 PM. All juniors and seniors will receive an email to their Beaumont email address with a link to complete the registration form. Registration will be first-come, first serve. The fall retreat is a co-educational experience, conducted in conjunction with St. Edward High School and will be held Thursday, November 19 - Saturday, November 21.
Please note: Due to increases in facilities cost, the cost of the retreat is $115 (it was previously listed at $110). Students whose registrations are accepted will be notified and given a link to an online payment/permission form which will be due in early November.
Mission Trip to El Salvador: Plans are underway to re-establish Beaumont's mission trip to El Salvador in February 2016! We will be partnering with COAR, an organization with 35 years of service with the children of El Salvador. Priority will be given to seniors, and juniors will be eligible if there is space available. Informational meetings will be held in the coming days to provide more detailed information. We are excited about this opportunity to deepen our understanding of and commitment to our mission and identity.
Break out the Hawaiian shirts and shorts! The Beaumont Fathers' Club Luau and Reverse Raffle is a month away, and tickets are on sale now. To purchase your ticket, and a chance to win $10,000 or a two-year deluxe car lease, visit our website at https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=096ef6 or contact any of the Fathers' Club officers listed below. We have also sent out a flyer for anyone who wants to purchase through the mail. Remember that the proceeds of this event benefit the scholarship fund and other school projects for which the Fathers' Club has accepted responsibility, so encourage everyone you know to participate.
Our next regularly-scheduled meeting will be Monday, November 9, at 6:30 PM in the faculty dining room. This will be crunch time for Luau preparations, so make every effort to attend so we can finalize preparations and have our volunteer list for the event completed.
Also, as part of the Luau fundraiser, we ask all Beaumont fathers to consider donating scratch-off lottery tickets or small gift cards to place on the Christmas tree to be raffled off. All proceeds from this raffle the night of the Luau go directly to the scholarship fund. Typical donation is $5-10 in value, although we welcome more. If you can get a local merchant to donate a gift card/certificate, we would be very appreciative as well. Donations can be sent to school for the Fathers' Club, either to the office or to John-Michael Langa.
Don't forget to purchase your tickets for the Father/Daughter Communion Breakfast on October 25, as well. This is a special event for our girls and has been well-attended in the past. See the Mothers' Guild section for ticket information.
We welcome all who are interested in becoming involved in the Fathers' Club to contact one of the officers for more information.
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
The Father-Daughter Communion Breakfast Is This Sunday, October 25th!
Attendees should arrive by 10:00 AM. Following Mass and a delicious breakfast, you will have the opportunity to hear from guest speaker
Terri Libenson, creator of The Pajama Diaries. The festivities will conclude by 12:30 PM.
We are still looking for volunteers to help make this event a great success!
In Search of...One More Freshman Class Rep
Are you looking for a low-key but rewarding way to be involved at Beaumont? Consider becoming a Freshman Class Rep. This new role within the Mothers' Guild serves as a helpful liaison to other class moms and provides valuable input with planning events. Please contact Jeanne Cunningham (email@example.com) with any questions or if you are interested in volunteering for the position.
St. Ursula High School in Hachinohe, Japan would like to send 10-15 students to Cleveland for an immersion experience. The group would like to arrive in early March and return to Japan prior to Easter.
They have included a side trip to Washington, D.C. so the stop in Cleveland would most likely be for two weeks. The students will spend a lot of their day taking pre-arranged English classes, taking field trips throughout the Cleveland area and meeting dignitaries in the area.
If you are a host family, your daughter would have the option of attending many of these field trips with the Japanese students. Families are given a stipend to help cover the cost of hosting a student. Breakfasts and lunches are provided by the school so only dinners would need to be covered by the families.
Previous host families have truly enjoyed this experience and encourage families to share in this experience. If you are interested in becoming a host family for this two-week experience, please contact Laura Marcheggiani at firstname.lastname@example.org. A meeting will be held to share more information with interested families.
Beaumont School in Compliance with AHERA
Beaumont School complies with the EPA requirements under the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA.) AHERA requires complete inspection of every school building, development of management plans and ongoing re-inspections twice per year.
Asbestos inspection reports and management plans are available for public inspection during regular business hours at the principal's office, by appointment only. All requests to the designated person to view the plans must be honored within five (5) working days of the receipt of the request.
Copies of all documents are available at the cost of reproduction, from the principal's office upon five (5) days written request.
Parent-Teacher conferences will be held on
Thursday, October 29 from 2:30 - 8:30
We will continue to have parents use Signup Genius to register for a conferences so as to allow for scheduled appointments with teachers.
Due to the fact that teachers now have more students, we are asking parents to only sign up for a scheduled time if you have concerns about your daughter's grade or classwork.
Teachers are more than happy to share the news of your daughter's successes and can do that through an email or phone conversation if you don't feel a conference is necessary but you still want to reach out and touch base.
The link to sign up for conferences is listed below. Again, we kindly request that appointments are reserved for parents of students with concerns or low grades.
First Planning Meeting
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
The Lennon House
(Formerly the Painter Mansion on the grounds of Beaumont School)
Entrance off of Fairmount Boulevard or North Park Boulevard
Please join this year's Gala Chairs, Mary Kelley Ebner '79 and
Amy Thompson Mosier '79 and fellow Committee Members in an evening of friendship and fun as they chart the course for the 2016 Gala to be held this year on Saturday, April 16 at Landerhaven. This is a great way to meet new people and help to ensure the success of Beaumont's primary fundraiser.
Mark your Calendar for Beaumont's Annual Sip and Shop!
Beaumont Parents, Alumnae, and Friends will be "Setting up Shop"!
With a wide assortment of products to browse, Beaumont will sure to be your
one stop shop for Christmas this year!
Thursday, December 3, 2015
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Beaumont School Foyer and St. Ursula Lobby and Cafeteria
Volunteers are needed for set up, staffing beverage stations, collecting vendor donations, staffing wine pull table and break down. If you can help with the Sip and Shop, please contact Veronica Selby in the Advancement Office with your availability: 216-325-7316 or email@example.com
There is still room for more vendors/product consultants, so if you or someone you know would like to reserve a table, please contact Veronica Selby in the School Advancement Office at 216-325-7316 for more information.
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