Parent Newsletter for September 10, 2015

Parent Newsletter for September 10, 2015
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MessageFromPrincipalMessage from the Principal
Mary Whelan

Dear Parents,
I always appreciate having the Labor Day holiday so early in the school year. It makes the phase in of returning back to school a bit easier on all. It sure helped having one less day this week as we continued to battle the high temperatures of Cleveland. Luckily it got cooler as the week progressed and hopefully the really hot days are behind us. 
  • After-school activities are beginning to fill our calendars! Hopefully your daughter found a club or two to join after visiting the Club Fair last week. We have kept the club boards up for you to see tonight as you visit Beaumont for the Meet the Teacher Night. 
  • We are all adjusting to an eight-block day so you will be meeting twice as many teachers as in years past. For this reason, we kindly ask you to arrive at 6:30 to pick up your daughter's schedule and head directly to your daughter's homeroom for the start of our evening event. Schedules can be picked up in the foyer near the Admissions office. As a reminder, if your daughter has an ILT (study hall) you do not need to attend that class. Instead you may peruse the Club Boards outside the Dining Room or visit the Spirit Store. 
  • During homeroom, important packets of information specific to your daughter's grade will be distributed to all parents. These will become handy throughout the school year as important dates and information are included in this packet. We are anxious to see all in attendance. 
  • As we begin the school year we would like to remind parents of procedures important to the safety of your daughters. If your daughter experiences a medical issue requiring the use of crutches, slings, cast or walking boots, please make sure that the school receives documentation from the doctor or emergency room upon their return to school. It is important for us to put a plan in place to provide your daughter with a safe and comfortable return to school. 
  • We are excited to announce that Beaumont School was recently notified that Anna Zipp has been recognized as a National Merit Semifinalist. This recognition is based on Anna's PSAT score as a junior. Only a small percentage of students that took this test receive this recognition. We are proud of her accomplishment. 
  • Beaumont School was one of only 44 Ohio schools to be selected by The Ohio Academy of Science to receive the Governor's Thomas Edison Awards for Excellence in STEM Education for their accomplishments during the 2014-2015 school year. Ten Beaumont teachers were identified as outstanding supporters of providing new and creative ways of engaging students in the study of science. This award marks the 15th year Beaumont has received this prestigious award.  
  • I received a special mailing from the president of MIT this week. It appears that they ask their incoming freshman to identify one teacher that has made the greatest impression on their educational experience during their lifetime. Ana Maria Vargas, class of 2015 recognized Mrs. Gretchen Santo as that teacher in her life. How nice it is for teachers to hear how they impact the lives of their students. I am so excited to share this news with the entire Beaumont community, as I am sure there are many others that would agree that Mrs. Santo made a difference in their lives as well.
Thanks for trusting us with your daughters and as always, Beaumont is blessed,
Mary Whelan

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BuzzBeaumont Buzz

Sunday, 9/13               Building Closed
Monday, 9/14             Blue Streak                  Building Hours: 6:30 AM-9:00 PM
Freshmen Retreat
Group Guidance Begins
11:30 AM - Beaumont Golf Classic at The Country Club
3:00 PM - Culinary Club in the Kitchen
3:15-4:30 PM - Department Chair Meeting in Nook Conference Room
5:30-6:30 PM - Recruitment Cabinet Meeting in Nook Conference Room
6:30-8:00 PM - Fathers' Club Meeting in FDR
Tuesday, 9/15             A                                  Building Hours: 6:30 AM-9:00 PM
Lunch - Herff Jones Ring Ordering (Jrs and Srs) in Dining Room with Rick Call
3:15-4:30 PM - IB Team Meeting
4:30 PM - Link Crew and Freshmen Night at Volleyball Game (Lake Catholic @ HOME)
Wednesday, 9/16         B                                  Building Hours: 6:30 AM-9:00 PM
9:50-11:20 AM - CMA Field Trip (LoPresti)
3:00-4:30 PM - Spanish Club Piñata Party in Dining Room
7:00-8:30 PM - Alumnae Association Meeting in Lennon House
7:00-8:30 PM - Mothers' Guild meeting in FDR
Thursday, 9/17            A                                  Building Hours: 6:30 AM-9:00 PM
Lunch - Shadow Day Training in Multi-Purpose Room
Friday, 9/18                 B                                  Building Hours: 6:30 AM-6:00 PM
Lunch - Shadow Day Training in Multi-Purpose Room
Saturday, 9/19                                     Building Hours: 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
ACT Off-Campus
10:00 AM-12:00 PM - Alumnae Service Day

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MissionIntegrationMission Integration 
The Faces of St. Angela: Angela the Educator
"Angela's Company offered women independence, self-sufficiency, charismatic authority, an opportunity to express their intellectual capacity, and public visibility "
(from Querciolo Mazzonis's 2007 book on
St. Angela Merici)
At Beaumont, we are each one of Angela's Company, and our mission for life, leadership, and service reflects Angela's original intentions when she founded her Company is 1535.  In this way, at Beaumont, our mission statement is not a tagline or a marketing device.  It is a living, breathing promise to our beloved Foundress.  In September, we pray that we may instill in our young women the ability to be independent, yet cooperative; self-sufficient, yet humble; charismatic, yet honest; intellectual, yet unpretentious; and publically visible for the sole purpose of serving others in the spirit of St. Angela.
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MenuMenu for the Week of September 14 - 18

Monday: 9/14
                Sloppy joes with a  side of pretzels. -- $4.00
Fresh ground beef simmered in Manwich sauce and served on top of a warm Kaiser roll.
Tuesday: 9/15
                Hot ciabatta with Beaumont fries. -- $4.00
Warm ciabatta roll stuffed with ham, salami, pepperoni and a thick slice of provolone cheese, served with a side of homemade basil mayonnaise and a mound of Beaumont fries.
Wednesday: 9/16
                BBQ Chicken flatbreads -- $4.00
Hot flatbread pita topped with grilled BBQ chicken, oven roasted corn, and topped with shredded cheddar and homemade onion straws!
Thursday: 9/17
                Chicken stir fry over white rice -- $4.00
Free range, boneless, skinless chicken breast stir fried with tons of veggies and a sweet teriyaki sauce.
Friday: 9/18
                Pesto primavera with a garlic breadstick -- $4.00
Homemade basil pesto (made without pine nuts) tossed with fresh zucchini, squash,  tomatoes, and broccoli.  Then tossed with a touch of cream and a hot bowtie pasta - topped with grated parmesan cheese.
What's cooking in the kitchen? Did you know that each week Chef Bo tries to make a new dressing for the salad bar?  So far this year there has been additional options of these homemade dressings: Ranch, Cilantro/lime vinaigrette, Granny smith apple and tarragon vinaigrette, Lemon poppyseed, and a Strawberry, balsamic and basil vinaigrette.  Try some new dressings to enhance your salad bar!!
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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 or you can provide her with cash or check to bring to the cafeteria cashier to be added to her account.  

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CampusministryCampus Ministry News
"Wherever they are, they should seek to spread peace and accord." 
(5th Counsel, St. Angela)

We are in the third week of classes already and Beaumont is busy about many things!  Students are learning to navigate their new schedule and meeting new faces.  There is a sense of familiarity and joy coming back to be with old friends and meeting new ones! 

Campus Ministry is putting the final touches on the Freshmen Retreat next Monday, Sept. 14. The students will come to know themselves better and appreciate their gifts and talents and the members of their class.  They will close the retreat with a Mass where they can pray together and celebrate the presence of the Holy in their lives.

Work continues on the All School Service Day, Wednesday, Sept. 23. Placing almost 400 people out and around the city is no small task, but students signed up for choices of where they would like to help out and they will be accompanied by faculty and staff members. It will be a day of serving and learning, but not in the traditional classroom sense!

The Peer Ministers had their first meeting and will be assisting Campus Ministry with retreats, morning prayer in chapel, planning liturgies and reminding all of us what we are here for: to continue the work of Jesus as disciples and friends: listening, consoling, encouraging one another and being present to the needs of one another.

We also pray for those in need or special intentions, so if you would like us to remember someone special to you, please send along their name and we will write it in the Book of Prayer.

Have a blessed week!

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AnnaZippNational Merit Semifinalists Announced

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 61st annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Almost 1.5 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2014 PSAT qualifying test. This nationwide pool of semifinalists represents less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors. 

Congratulations to senior, Anna Zipp, for earning this recognition. We are proud of this great accomplishment.
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STEMGovernor's Thomas Edison Award
Congratulations has been extended to Beaumont School for demonstrating excellence in STEM education during the 2014-2015 school year. Only 44 schools and 401 teachers have received the Thomas Edison Awards for Excellence in STEM Education and Student Research.
The criteria for the Thomas Edison Award for Excellence are: (1) to conduct a local science fair with 20 or more students, (2) qualify one or more of these students for one of the Academy's 16 district science days, (3) have students participate in at least one more youth science opportunity beyond the classroom such as State Science Day, visits to museums, mentorship programs and extended field trips and (4) convince external professionals from STEM business and industry, government and academia employers how and to what extent the school's program met the Academy's definition of STEM education.
Congratulations to the following Beaumont staff members who were recognized this past school year:
Soma Chakravarti                  Rebeka Thompson/DeChant
Yvonne Schiffer                      Ela Winkler
Gretchen Santo                      Sr. Ann Wojnar
Samiha Iskander                     Lynn Gadus
Lauren Brandon                      Simon Masters
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 FathersClubFathers' Club
The next event for the Fathers' Club will be our meeting on Monday, September 14, where we will begin the work of preparing for the Luau, our largest fundraiser of the year. Remember that this money is primarily for the scholarship fund, so it's important to get as many dads involved as possible to maximize that effort. 

All are welcome to contribute their ideas and we always welcome any willing laborers who are interested in lending a hand, no matter how much time you are able to spare.

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) 
Todd Courtney ( or 330-697-2265).
Remember our motto: "It's all about the girls."
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motersguildMothers' Guild

Hope to See You at the Mothers' Guild Meeting, September 16th!
Join us for the first Mothers' Guild meeting of the school year. We'll meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 16th, in the school library. You'll meet other moms, help to plan upcoming events and have fun. This is a great way to get involved at Beaumont.

Class Reps Update: We Need You!
This year we have expanded the Mothers' Guild officer positions to include Class Representatives. It is our hope that Class Reps will serve as helpful liaisons to the other class moms and provide valuable input and assistance with planning events.
Our call for more Class Reps last week was well-received! We're pleased to announce that Aremetta Patterson, mother of senior Brittany, and Laura Cleveland, mother of freshman Eleanor, have volunteered as Class Reps. Welcome!
We would like to have one more Class Rep each from the senior and freshman classes. Please let Jeanne Cunningham Kluznik ( know if you are interested in helping the Guild by assuming this position.
Save the Date: Beaumont Father-Daughter Communion Breakfast, 
Sunday, October 25th
The annual Father-Daughter Communion Breakfast takes place Sunday, October 25th, and it is a must-attend event. Terri Libenson, the creator of The Pajama Diaries, will be the guest speaker. Told in comic strip form, The Pajama Diaries chronicles the life of a mom trying to juggle husband, kids, career while staying moderately sane (can we all relate?).
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oneseedOne Seed Heritage Fare Trade Skirts  
Hilary Dell from One Seed Heritage will be re-stocking our Spirit Store with even more skirts mid-September. If you have questions, you can reach Hilary at or call our Dean of Students, Coreen Schaefer, 
at 216-325-7318.  
Stay tuned for news about Beaumont students skyping with the wonderful women who made our skirts...and other collaborative projects!
golfclassic18th Annual Beaumont Golf Classic 

All Beaumont parents are invited to join us at the 18th annual Beaumont Golf Classic on Monday, September 14! 

All proceeds from this event benefit the Beaumont Alumnae Scholarship. Click here to find out more information and to register as a single golfer or foursome.  
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instrumentsWanted: Musical Instruments No Longer Being Used

Last week the Bishop of Nebbi, Uganda visited St. Adalbert School in Cleveland. During his visit one thing he mentioned to the pastor, Father Gary Chumura is that he could use band instruments for his schools. Father Chumura often visits Beaumont School during the school year to celebrate Mass or hear confessions. If you have any instruments that you would be willing to donate to these schools, please bring them to the school office and we will see that they get to Father Gary.
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RipchostudioParents of Seniors and Freshmen
Ripcho Studio Portraits - September 21, 2015
Ripcho Studio will be photographing the Senior Class in their traditional class of 2016 portrait and Freshmen in a panoramic "Longshot" portrait for purchase.This portrait of your daughter and her friends will be a great keepsake for years to come.
If you wish to purchase this portrait, a flyer was sent home with an attached envelope.  Please make checks payable to Ripcho Studio, Inc. and return the envelope to school on September 21.
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HeinensHeinen's Education Fund Raising Program
Did you know that Heinen's will contribute up to 1% of what you spend to a local school. Get your Heinen's Preferred card and enroll in the Tasteful Rewards Program at
If you are already a member, it is necessary to re-select your preferred school every school year.
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FreshmanFreshmen Parents

Please mark your calendar for the 2019 Freshman Class Induction Ceremony on Monday, September 21, 2015 at 7:00 PM. 
Invitation to follow

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