Parent Newsletter for September 3, 2015

Parent Newsletter for September 3, 2015
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MessageFromPrincipalMessage from the Principal
Mary Whelan

Dear Parents,
It has been a wonderful start to the new school year. Thanks to all those parents who shared in celebrating Friday's Mass with us as we concluded our first week of school. Father Tom Fanta, pastor of St. Dominic's Church, was the celebrant of this Mass. As usual, his homily kept everyone engaged! Many of us wonder what his brothers and sisters think when he shares so many stories of his childhood experiences growing up! 

One of the highlights of our Mass each month is to pass along our "Traveling Saint Angela" statue. The statute is presented to a teacher who represents and lives the values of Saint Angela, our patron saint.  This month's recipient was Sister Adelaide from our Technology Department. The girls were so excited to celebrate this recognition with her. It's not often that Sr. Adelaide is speechless, but this time she was caught off guard! She truly is a "face of Angela" to all!

Together, both faculty and staff are adjusting to our new schedule. Even our freshmen are catching on! A special acknowledgment goes to our 30 Link Crew Leaders who have been working very hard to be available and helpful to the girls. Their neon shirts help identify them as a Link Crew leader who can help with directions, or better yet, help unlock those lockers that never want to open. 
  • Please make sure that your calendars are marked for our Meet the Teacher Night next Thursday, September 10th.  Our format has changed this year as parents will be meeting all seven or eight of their daughter's teachers this year.  Schedules will be available to be picked up at 6:30 PM in the foyer. In order to keep to the schedule, you must be seated in your daughter's homeroom class by 6:45 PM. Packets of information will be distributed at this time specific to your daughter's grade level. Tardies will be issued if you are late for class!
  • Many of our students are taking advantage of our Work Study Program. If your daughter is interested in having a Work Study job please contact Kathy Tookey ( or Joann Prijatel ( for further information. The monies your daughter earns goes directly towards her tuition. There a still a few jobs available to the girls. 
  • Congratulations to our science teachers and technology teachers for being recognized as recipients of the Thomas Edison Award for Excellence in STEM Education. Only 44 schools in Ohio received this recognition. Check out this link to see more about this outstanding recognition: A special thank you to Gretchen Santo for all her work in the application process.
  • A special thank you to our Pre-engineering teacher, Mrs. Yvonne Schiffer, who helped secure a 3-D printer for our science program. This addition has created a lot of excitement amongst not only our students but our faculty as well. Stop by room A204 to get a peek at this new piece of equipment. Great things are planned for its use!
Thanks for all your help in making our transition into the school year so great. Communication is the key to a successful year so don't hesitate contacting anyone at Beaumont for assistance.
As always, Beaumont is blessed,

Mary Whelan

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Sunday, 9/6                Building Closed
Monday, 9/7                Building Closed - NO SCHOOL!
Tuesday, 9/8               A                                  Building Hours: 6:30 AM-9:00 PM
7:30 AM - Executive Committee Meeting at the Lennon House
3:00 PM - Mandatory Work-Study Meeting in Theater
3:30-6:00 PM - Seussical the Musical Auditions in Theater
Wednesday, 9/9          B                                  Building Hours: 6:30 AM-9:00 PM
4:30-6:30 PM - Seussical the Musical Auditions in Theater
Thursday, 9/10           A                                  Building Hours: 6:30 AM-9:00 PM
9:35-9:45 AM - Sophomore Breakfast in Dining Room
3:00-4:30 PM - French Club Fondue Party in Dining Room
6:30-8:40 PM - Meet the Teacher Night
6:30 - 6:40 p.m.    Pick up your daughter's first quarter schedule at the tables in the foyer
 6:45 - 6:53 p.m.          Homeroom / Prayer and Announcements
           6:58 - 7:06 p.m.           Block 1
           7:11 - 7:19 p.m.           Block 2
           7:24 - 7:32 p.m.           Block 3
           7:37 - 7:45 p.m.           Block 4
           7:50 - 7:58 p.m.           Block 5
           8:03 - 8:11 p.m.           Block 6
           8:16 - 8:24 p.m.           Block 7
           8:29 - 8:37 p.m.           Block 8           
Friday, 9/11                B                                  Building Hours: 6:30 AM-6:00 PM
Saturday, 9/12                                                Building Hours: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
ACT Off-Campus

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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)
St. Angela teaches us all to be  an active model for charitable works and the education of others who may need kindness and guidance in their  lives.
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MenuMenu for the Week of September 7 - 11
Monday: 9/7
No School - Labor Day!
Tuesday: 9/8
Grilled cheeseburger with fries. -- $4.00
Chargrilled all beef burger, served on a Kaiser roll with melted American cheese.  Served with a side of Beaumont fries.
Blackened chicken tostada!  -- $4.00
Spiced rubbed free range chicken breast, shredded and served on top of a crisp tortilla, topped with shredded lettuce, cheddar cheese, a corn and cilantro salsa, and sour cream.  Yum!
Thursday: 9/10
Pepperoni and Sausage pizza.  -- $4.00
A large slice of pizza topped with slice pepperoni, sliced sausage, and melted mozzarella cheese!
Friday: 9/11
Grilled chicken Caesar!  -- $4.00
Romaine lettuce tossed in homemade Caesar dressing, topped with grated parmesan cheese and homemade croutons!
Did you know?
That as of today there are 28 different salad toppings to choose from on our salad bar?  Which means, you could make 268,435,456 different combinations of salad!  So, if your daughter ate salad every day, all year long, it would take her over 735,000 years to eat all the different combinations!!  So the variety is endless in the Beaumont kitchen!  (I sure hope they graduate before they try all those combinations! J
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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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seussicalDrama Auditions for Seussical
Auditions will be held on Tuesday, September 8 from 3:30 to 6:00 and Wednesday, September 9 from 4:30 to 6:30 in the SLC Theater.  We are looking to cast 18-20 young women and men.  For Beaumont's production, the roles of The Cat in the Hat and JoJo will be played as female.  Auditions are open to students in all grade levels. (If you know any young men who might be interested in participating in this production, please forward this e-mail to them.)  All cast members must be able to sing (in harmony) and follow basic choreography. 
Information about the auditions, including how to sign up, the requirements to audition, casting information, and  the audition application, can be found at the Beaumont Drama Production Google Classroom: .  Use code vb0t4h to register for the "class."
If you have any questions about Beaumont Drama's production of Seussical, please contact Mrs. Bernardo via e-mail. 
Break legs,
Mrs. B

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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

Mothers' Guild Meeting-September 16
Our first Mothers' Guild meeting will be held in the library at 6:30 p.m. onWednesday, September 16th. Please join us in discussing and planning upcoming fall events. Participation in the Mothers' Guild is a great way to get involved with Beaumont and meet other moms. We hope you will consider joining us and would welcome your participation.
Class Reps Needed!
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. We are pleased to announce that the Sophomore Class Representatives are Jenny McGreal and Jane Sikorovsky; the Junior Class Representatives are Kat Courtney and Marcy Tyler; the Senior Class Representative is Kathy Tucciarelli-we would love another Senior Mom to represent the Senior class; and finally, we are seeking two Freshman Moms as well. Please let Jeanne Cunningham Kluznik ( know if you are interested in helping the Guild by assuming this position. We would welcome your participation!
Save the Date: Beaumont Father-Daughter Breakfast, Sunday, October 25
The annual Father-Daughter Breakfast is scheduled for Sunday, October 25th. This is a wonderful Beaumont tradition. More details to follow. 
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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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CampusministryCampus Ministry News
"Angela's Company offered women independence, self-sufficiency, charismatic authority, an opportunity to express their intellectual capacity and public visibility." (Mazzonis: Angela Merici '07)
Campus Ministry is in full swing! We celebrated our opening Mass with Father Tom Fanta last Friday, asking for the blessings of the Holy Spirit!
This week plans are proceeding for the Freshmen Retreat coming up on Monday, September 14 here in the Spiritual Life Center.
We are also working on the All School Service Day which will occur on Wednesday, Sept. 23. The entire Beaumont Community will be engaged in service projects both at the school and around the city of Cleveland that day; it is our chance to "give back" some of the blessings we have received!
We remember the needs of Beaumont and the wider community in our Book of Prayer near the chapel entrance. Please feel free to stop by and write in prayer requests or email us at or and we will write your intention and include your request in our chapel prayers!
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festInvitation and Opportunity for Middle School and Junior High Girls and Their Moms
On Friday, September 18, 2015, The Fest is sponsoring an evening with national Christian artist, Jamie Grace and inspiring speaker, Lacey Sturm. They are coming to the IX Center for a great "night out" for moms and daughters. Their music and message will help stir up a conversation about making good choices, respecting their beauty as a child of God, and creating a culture where they make good, holy, loving choices. 
For more information or tickets go to:
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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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