|Parent Newsletter for September 17, 2015
Message from the Principal
It was another quick week for our girls and our teachers! This is always a good sign! Clubs and after-school activities are in full swing. Just yesterday I attended the Pinata party with many members of the Spanish Club.
The adjustment period to the new schedule continues and routines are beginning to be developed for all. In my discussions with the girls it appears that many of them have routines that include doing homework the night it is being assigned. Our counselors have begun their weekly Group Guidance classes with the students and will be addressing these transitional adjustments with them. Don't hesitate to contact a counselor if you have concerns or questions.
- Thanks to all who attended the Meet the Teacher Night last Thursday. It was well attended and the teachers were eager to meet each of you. With the need to visit eight classes this year, we decided to create Class Level Packets that were distributed to the parents during the homeroom period. Hopefully you have found them helpful. If you were not able to attend or have misplaced your packet we have scanned the documents and placed them on our website. I encourage you to reference those documents throughout the school year.
- Please be aware that our change to a modified block has created a new schedule for providing progress updates to parents. At this time last year we would have been issuing progress reports. Since students have only attended their classes half the amount of time so far this year, progress reports will not be issued until the beginning of October. I do encourage you to be checking your daughter's grades using your PowerSchool log in. If you have lost or misplaced your passwords you can contact Sr. Adelaide at firstname.lastname@example.org for help.
- Our Athletic Director, Matt Robinson, has been working with our trainers and doctor to establish an emergency plan for athletes and coaches. In the next two weeks, the trainers will be providing training and review of emergency protocols for illness, accidents and injuries. The State of Ohio will be moving towards this practice in the next few years, but we are beginning the implementation this year for the safety of all.
- Beaumont's Fall Fling will be taking place next Friday, September 25th. We are always excited to provide a venue for fun and entertainment for our students and their guests. We encourage you to help us by supporting our dress code policies. We also ask that you respect the 11:00 PM pick-up time at the end of the evening. It is our policy to remain at school until all students are picked up and it can be a very long day for chaperones that have spent the entire day at Beaumont School. Information about the purchase of bids can be found below.
- Hopefully our freshmen parents have marked their calendars for the upcoming Freshmen Induction Ceremony on Monday, September 21. This ceremony takes place at the Ursuline Motherhouse Chapel at 7:00 PM. Invitations were sent via Constant Contact last week. We strongly encourage all freshmen to attend this ceremony. It is their official acceptance to Beaumont School. A light reception will follow the ceremony that is sponsored by our generous Mothers' Guild members.
- Next week will be very exciting with the celebration of Spirit Week. Activities have been planned for the entire week. Our Student Council members have been sharing the week-long events with their peers through emails and at Convocation. Everyone is eager for the week-long activities. I can't begin to thank our Student Council Executive Officers enough for all the time and energy they have put into the planning of this fun week. Ask your daughters about the activities being planned and be ready to share all those pennies that are floating around your house. The Penny Wars are returning to Beaumont!
- A small delegation of students has been meeting on a regular basis to prepare for the Papal Pilgrimage to Philadelphia next weekend. Your continued prayers for their safety and spiritual journey are greatly appreciated. Fourteen students will be traveling with three teachers and two parents. It is our hope that we, as a school community, will be able to watch some of the Pope's speeches and presentations throughout the day on Friday.
- Hopefully your daughters shared their school pictures with you. They were passed out to the girls earlier this week. If you are not satisfied with the pictures, know that a retake day is being scheduled with Ripcho Studios sometime in the next few weeks. You can return the picture packets on retake day and have your daughter photographed a second time. Ripcho Studios is very eager to provide quality photos of all our students.
I am anxiously awaiting all the fun activities planned for next week!
As always, Beaumont is blessed,
Sunday, 9/20 Building Closed (Special Hours for Filming Only)
6:00 AM-9:00 PM - Filming at Lake Garda, Lennon House Lawn, Locker Room, Dining Room, Commons
7:00 AM-11:00 AM - Shaker Lakes Hike and Run Event Parking in North Park Lot Only
Monday, 9/21 A, Alternate Building Hours: 6:30 AM-9:00 PM
DRESS CODE: 10th and 11th in Normal uniform / 9th and 12th in Dress Uniform for Photos
SPIRIT WEEK: Penny Games Begin, Hallway Decorations Completed by 3:30 for Judging
8:00-9:30 AM - Scholarship Breakfast in FDR
2:15-2:45 PM - Senior/Freshmen Class Photos (Field/Gym): Teachers, if all 9th/12th in your room, please attend
2:45 - Volleyball and Golf Early Release
3:15-5:00 PM - NHS Faculty Committee Meeting in STEM Conference Room
Home Volleyball vs. Mags at 7pm (Varsity), 5:30pm (JV), 4:30pm (FR)
Home Tennis vs. St. Joe's Academy (JV) at 4:30pm
7:00 PM - Freshmen Induction at Ursuline College Chapel of the Most Holy Trinity and Klyn Hall
Tuesday, 9/22 B Building Hours: 6:30 AM-9:00 PM
DRESS CODE: Dress Like Your Theme! (No swimsuits, spandex, or leggings - Have fun, but be respectful)
French Club Popcorn Fundraiser
Golf Out All Day at Pine Hills
7:30-8:00 AM - FTC Meeting in Multi-Purpose Room
9:50-11:20 AM - CMA Field Trip (LoPresti)
Home Volleyball vs. Padua at 7pm (Varsity), 5:30pm (JV), 4:30pm (FR)
Home Tennis (Varsity) at 3:30pm at Highland
5:00 PM - Board Meeting at the Lennon House
Wednesday, 9/23 All School Service Day Building Hours: 6:30 AM-9:00 PM
Dress Code: ALL IN CLASS SHIRTS! Appropriate bottoms for your site (More details TBD)
French Club Popcorn Fundraiser
LAST DAY TO PURCHASE BIDS ONLINE! ($25 for Single; $35 for Double)
2:45 - Tennis and Soccer Early Release
Thursday, 9/24 A Building Hours: 6:30 AM-9:00 PM
Dress Code: Dress Like a Teacher/Staff Member! (Have fun, be respectful - make sure to take a photo with your twin!)
French Club Popcorn Fundraiser
9:20 AM - Possible Viewing of Pope Francis's Address of US Congress
1:00-3:45 PM - Yearbook Field Trip to Furnace Run Metro Park (Herff-Jones Theme Clinic; Foti)
3:30-4:30 PM - Latin Club Pizza Party in Dining Room
Golf Out All Day at Hudson Country Club
Home Volleyball vs. Walsh Jesuit at 7pm (Varsity), 5:30pm (JV), 4:30pm (FR)
Friday, 9/25 B, Alternate Building Hours: 6:30 AM-12:00 AM
Class Dance Schedule
8:00-9:13 Block 2
9:31-10:44 Block 4
10:49-11:14 LUNCH A
12:07-12:32 LUNCH B
12:37-1:50 Block 8
1:55-3:00 Closing announcements and class dances in Gym - Convocation seating by HR for attendance
Dress Code: Spirit Top Friday + Uniform Bottoms
French Club Popcorn Fundraiser
Elevator Pitch Contest (Veale - Bossu)
PENNY GAMES CONCLUDE AFTER LUNCH B
LAST DAY TO TURN IN GUEST FORM FOR FALL FLING - IN SCHOOL - Will not be accepted at dance
8:00 PM - Philadelphia Pilgrimage Prayer Service in Chapel; Departure soon after
FALL FLING: 7:30-11:00 PM
9th Grade at 7:30
10th Grade at 7:40
11th Grade at 7:50
12th Grade by 8:00
Saturday, 9/26 Building Hours: 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
All Day: Pilgrimage in Philadelphia
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 the age of 56, Angela Merici said "No" to Pope Clement VII's request about leading a religious order of nursing sisters. Instead, Angela said she believed that God was calling her to help educate women. Angela went into the streets with Franciscan friends, who became known as "Angela's Company of Saint Ursula." As the leader of the first group of women religious to work outside the cloister, Angela and her Ursulines never let fear stop them from being innovative and serving the least of society. Angela and her company believed in God's message to them: that women deserved education.
Submitted by Maggie Hutter, Beaumont Junior
Menu for the Week of September 21 - 25
Grilled chicken caprese flatbread with balsamic glaze. -- $4.00
Free range chicken, grilled and served on top of a warm flatbread, with sliced roma tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, fresh basil, and a drizzle of balsamic glaze.
Breakfast scramble with home fries and a biscuit. -- $4.00
Freshly scrambled eggs served with a side of hot home fries and a warm biscuit.
Fried Ravioli -- $4.00
A Beaumont favorite for Service Day - lightly breaded cheese filled raviolis, fried till golden brown and served with marinara sauce for your dipping pleasure.
Taco Salad! -- $4.00
A large 12" tortilla bowl filled with taco meat, shredded lettuce, cheddar cheese, and sour cream. It's one big fiesta!
Neapolitan Pizza! -- $4.00
In honor of the Holy Father coming to America, we'll take a trip to Rome with this pizza. Garlic oil sauce, topped with sliced tomatoes, shredded provolone cheese and fresh mozzarella crumbles, then topped with fresh basil. Welcome, Pope Francis!!
What's cooking in the kitchen? Did you know that here in the Beaumont kitchen we take pride in offering the students and staff a large variety of options to choose from. That's why each year Chef Bo marks Christmas break as the date to have "no repeats." Meaning that the hot lunch options will be different every day until we take our Christmas break. Which means that we have 77 school days before we repeat a hot lunch!
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
"Lord, let us understand that You are our center, the center of our focus, the center that unites us, the center that we seek with a great and longing heart."
(Praying with Angela Merici Sr. Cornelia Muller-Freund, Sr. Brigitte Werr, OSU)
Campus Ministry is busy this week with the beginning with the freshmen class retreat on Monday. On Monday the freshmen gathered in the Spiritual Life Center after Convocation and their day began with the retreat facilitator, Mr. Bob Kloos of Beacon Street.
Through stories, exercises, games and conversation the day unfolded new insights as to how we see and understand others. The class learned to see through the lens of what Jesus would do.
The Giant Janga Game was a lesson in support and encouragement, even if in the end, they failed at keeping the structure intact. When the students began rebuilding the structure, Mr. Bob asked why they wanted to keep doing something which will only end in failure? The students' response was not only that it was fun, but it was a way to learn from mistakes through trial and error and that if they are persistent, they can eventually succeed. This is a life lesson; failure can lead us to open our eyes to new ways of learning and thus keep us moving forward!
Campus Ministry is also finalizing plans for the All-School Service Day coming on next Wednesday, Sept. 23. The entire Beaumont community will be engaged in service opportunities throughout the city. It is one way we can participate in our mission of service to our neighbors and those in need! Students will be receiving more information through the next few days.
St. Angel, watch over our ways; St. Ursula, protect our future!
Our first meeting on Monday evening was a success, with several new fathers showing up to get involved with their daughter's school. The main topic of conversation was plans for the upcoming Luau on Saturday, November 21. Due to the scope of the project, and some of the timing issues involved with getting everything moving quickly, we will be holding another planning meeting on Monday, September 28, at 6:30 PM.
Our next regularly-scheduled meeting will be Monday, October 12, also at 6:30 PM in the faculty dining room. Remember that our work tends to be concentrated near the beginning of the school year because of the Luau, so many volunteers are needed to make the burden light on everyone. Please consider sharing some of your time in this effort to raise money for the scholarship fund.
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.
We welcome all who are interested in becoming involved in the Fathers' Club to contact one of the officers for more information.
Todd Courtney (email@example.com or 330-697-2265).
Remember our motto: "It's all about the girls."
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 25, 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?).
Wanted: 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.
Parents 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.
Please mark your calendar for the 2019 Freshman Class Induction Ceremony on Monday, September 21, 2015 at 7:00 PM.
World Language News
* French Club Café: The Beaumont French Club held its first monthly French Club Café on Thursday, September 3. Students gathered in the cafeteria at 7:30 AM to enjoy croissants (regular or chocolate) and speak French. Coffee is free with every croissant purchased. Once again this year, all of the French Club Café profits earned this year will be donated to the Ursuline Sisters' retirement Fund . The next French Club Café will be held on October 1. Students may place orders next week.
*The French Club's Annual Fondue Party was held after school on September 10. It was a great success. More than one hundred and fifty students from all grade levels shared in a mouthwatering buffet of French bread dipped in melted cheeses; strawberries, bananas, and marshmallows dipped in chocolate; and apples dipped in caramel. Thanks to all the parents for your donations and support of this annual tradition!
*The Latin Club will kicked off its year with a Pizza Party after school
September 24 . It will be a great way to welcome Dr. Richards and to celebrate the beginning of a new year!
*The Spanish Club's annual piñata party was held on September 16. The chicas de Beaumont all had great fun eating chips & salsa and other treats. The highlight was breaking open the candy-filled piñatas, made by the club officers and Senora Sosnowski..
MORE FRENCH CLUB NEWS:
FASHIONS: The French Club is selling jerseys, t-shirts, sweatshirts, wind shirts, polos, and jackets embroidered with the club logo. Order forms are available outside room A118 (Mr. Langa's room) For more information or to obtain an order form, contact Mr. Langa: email@example.com
COMPETITIONS: Once again this year Interested French students are encouraged to participate in the AATF National French week Essay and Video/Animation Contests. Information is available in room A104. Contest deadline is October 15. National French week is November 2-6. Our French club is busy planning a week's worth of fun events.
FUNDRAISER: This year, the French Club will again be selling Chicago's famous Popcorn Palace Popcorn, recently featured on the Food Network shows "Good Eats," "Rachael Ray's $40 a Day," and "Chefs -vs- City", NBC's Today Show, The Travel Channel's " Al Roker's Roker on the Road", and the History Channel's "Modern Marvels." It has also been featured on QVC and in FORTUNE small business and Inc. 5000 magazines. Club members are encouraged but not required to participate. Popcorn sale runs from September 22-October 15. To place an order, see a French club member, sign up on Mr Langa's door(A118) or contact Mr. Langa directly (see email address above).
Entrepreneur Club News
The Club, with the financial support from Veale Foundation, was able to sponsor Halle Small '17 to Ohio Business Week from June 21-27 at Ohio Dominican University.
Halle worked with other high school students from Ohio and Chicago. They were led by business pro and they developed a unique product idea and solve real world business problem. Halle commented that her experience this past summer gave her the chance to work with a team to build a company. She previously has started her own solo business - Small Pleasures- vegan, allergy free cookies.
Leslie Milkie '16 was one of the three interns that worked with our Admission department at Beaumont this summer. She was guided by the Admissions and Public Relations department to create a video emphasizing Beaumont's athletic tradition. Leslie also worked with media consultants and video/ photographers who helped create and edit this video. She stated "This internship, although a lot of work, has assisted me in mastering the skills perfect presentation, as well as flawless video editing. Through perseverance and constant meetings with the admissions board, I changed the fonts, background music, and much more dozens of times. This internship helped me to be able to be a strong candidate in getting accepted into the journalism school of my dreams for fall 2016."
Margaret Schiffer '16 worked on a new Admission video. She stated:
" It was an eye-opening experience on communication and commitment in the workplace. I came to understand the importance of meeting deadlines and keeping in touch with the specific departments I was working with. Interning was an overall helpful learning experience. I had the opportunity to transfer my video editing and photography skills into a new shadow day admissions video for Beaumont high school. The skills I learned this summer will benefit me in my endeavors throughout the rest of high school and beyond."
A new video called "A Day in the Life of Beaumont Student" was created by our third intern- Emily Brazytis '18. The three internships were financially made possible through the Veale Foundation. Their continued support through the Veale Youth Entrepreneur Forum grant has given our club the opportunity to offer these wonderful opportunities to our students.
Our StreakFreak Smoothie Company has increased our sales and has introduced a new product - Chocolate, Banana, protein shake. Our dedicated executive board has been working hard to get the company off to a great start - Laura Lanham, Shannon Clarke, Angela Ricciardo, Ella Mascia. Quiyanni Smith and Carolyn Dreyer the CEO of the club also gave their time and ideas. We plan to donate some of our profit to Kiva.org a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions. We have been reinvesting our initial investment for the last 8 years. Now we will be able to increase our loan amount.
Our second student, school run business is Beaumont Threads. Morgan Jochum '17 heads the company. She recently placed the order for the school service day tee shirts. She is working to place the club tee shirt order forms on line. Stay tuned to order you Spirit club tee shirts online.
The Club is busy spreading the word that entrepreneurship is a mindset - seeing the world as a place full of opportunities, not just a world that present problems at us.
PSAT for Juniors
On Wednesday, October 14, 2015 the juniors will be taking the PSAT. The PSAT is the preliminary SAT Test.
It serves two purposes. First it will give students experience with taking the SAT test which is used for college admission. Second, it is the National Merit Qualifying test. If a student scores high enough on the PSAT to be considered a National Merit Semi-finalist she will then be entered into a pool to be considered for college scholarships.
Because this is an important test for the reasons stated, Beaumont will offer a PSAT Test Prep course in cooperation with Seeley Test Pros. If your daughter would like to learn valuable test techniques and review the essential content necessary to perform at a higher level she should consider registering for this test prep class that will be held at Beaumont on Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 noon. The cost of the class will be $99.00. To register, please complete and return the registration form and money to Seeley Test Pros. The registration form can be found on The Beaumont Website under the College Counseling tab under Forms
. If you have any questions about the test prep class you can contact me at
Director of College Counseling
Beaumont School | (216) 321-2954
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