Parent Newsletter-October 10, 2013

 

Newsletter for Parents and Friends of Beaumont School-October 10, 2013

Message from the Principal

It is so nice to be enjoying such beautiful weather ten days into October. The leaves are beginning to change colors and I notice that a few of our classes are taking advantage of the beauty outside our walls. I always appreciate that some of our teachers, especially art and science teachers, take advantage of our property and find ways to bring the outdoors into our studies. I am not sure how many more weeks we will be able to have this opportunity, but I know it has been great enjoying it while we have it.

The girls will be able to observe and learn about construction as we all witness the many projects that are beginning to take place now that we have broken ground on our new construction project. Some large equipment has been arriving daily. The chain link fences have been installed around the construction site and temporary walls will be installed at the ends of the hallways in the main wing.

Unfortunately, some of the trees in the front of the school need to be removed in order to make way for the new driveway. The girls will be able to see how mature trees are taken down. Hopefully the noise will not be too much of a distraction for our girls. Higley, our contractor, has provided an opportunity for a few of our girls to receive internships this year. How great it will be for these girls to be involved in the construction of their new school. We will continue to share updates with you throughout this entire process.

I feel like I am still trying to recuperate from all the activities that were held here over the past weekend. Our dance on Friday was well attended. I thank our student council members and their hard working moderators for another successful dance. It was nice to see that the dress selections for our girls this year were much more in line with the dress code we expect. I know the girls were much more comfortable in the flowy dresses we saw. Thank you for your help in appreciating our dress code policies and sharing them with your daughters.

Sunday was a beautiful day to have our fathers and daughters share in our Communion Mass and Breakfast. Close to 150 people were in attendance. FatherKrackerwas our presider and did a nice job with the Mass and homily. It set the tone for the remainder of the morning. Breakfast was prepared by our Mothers' Guild members and it was delicious! The breakfast hash was a hit and one that will most likely become a tradition.

Mr. Davis, better known as Dogman, was our guest speaker. He shared his story of homelessness on the streets of Cleveland before his connection with the West Side Catholic Center. It was a moving and inspirational story for all in attendance. He spoke from the heart and his faith was evident in the story he told. As a follow up to the event, a collection is taking place in thanksgiving for his ministry and the needs of the West Side Catholic Center. The fathers and daughters were asked to bring in men's XL tee shirts, socks and personal hygiene supplies that the center is in desperate need of. If you would like to add to our growing collection, the drive will continue throughout the month of October.

As I look ahead, I see another busy week here at Beaumont. This Sunday is our first Open House. Our admissions department has been working exceptionally hard on this event. Please encourage any families with younger girls to attend this event. It runs from 12:00 - 2:00 PM. We have almost 50 ambassadors who have volunteered to give tours this year. We are so grateful for their eagerness to share their stories with perspective girls and families. They truly are our best advertisers!

Don't forget that Wednesday,October 16 is a shortened day. PSAT tests must be administered to all junior students throughout the country on this day. Our sophomores and juniors will be taking this test. It is the test that is used to identify the National Merit Scholars each year. For this reason we ask the girls to get a good night sleep and come to school with a full stomach. A healthy breakfast truly does make a difference when taking this standardized test.

The freshmen will be taking a critical thinking assessment test that we use for our accreditation goal. This is strictly a data collection tool for the school so the girls do not need to worry about studying for this test. It is a short assessment so the girls will have lots of time to meet as a class and complete some of the activities that they missed at their retreat earlier in the year.

Seniors do not attend school as we hope they use the time to visit nearby colleges and universities. All students should be finished with their testing and activities by 12:00 PM. Please make arrangements for this early pick-up.

Finally, we have 11 students participating in the Rally for Life that is taking place in downtown Cleveland this morning. This annual event draws many pro-life supporters. Our girls shared a bus with Villa Angela - St. Joseph students. High school students are encouraged to attend and share their thoughts and concerns about pro-life issues. Two of our girls are planning on speaking at the event. Thanks to Mrs. Riley in our Campus Ministry office for providing this opportunity to our girls. Please keep our girls and all participants at the rally in your thoughts and prayers.

As always, Beaumont is blessed,

Mary Whelan




Beaumont Buzz
October13-19, 2013

Sunday, 10/13
Open House: 12:00 - 2:00 PM (Ambassadors arrive at 11:00 AM and participating faculty at 11:30 AM)
Winter Sports Meeting: 5:00 PM in the Gym

Monday, 10/14 Regular Schedule: 90 minute blocks & 10 minute HR
FILL THE BOX CLOTHING DRIVE: SUL and Foyer (Social Justice/Service Club)
Fathers' Club Meeting: 6:30 - 7:30 PM in Dining Room
VARSITY SOCCER: 7:00 - 9:00 PM @ HOME - Denison (Keystone HS)

Tuesday, 10/15 Regular Schedule: 90 minute blocks & 10 minute HR
FILL THE BOX CLOTHING DRIVE: SUL and Foyer (Social Justice/Service Club)
School Picture Retakes: 7:30 - 9:00 AM in Foyer
NHS Induction: 7:00 - 8:30 PM in Foyer

Wednesday, 10/16 12:00 Dismissal - TESTING DAY: NO SENIORS (See packet from Guidance for details)
Light breakfast available for faculty
7:30 AM: Proctors pick up testing material in front office
7:45 AM: Proctors report to testing rooms
8:00 AM: Students to testing rooms; attendance taken and sent to office; prayer on PA
ALL Freshmen report to Dining Room at 8:00 AM; will then be separated into groups to the Library, Computer Lab, and Dining RoomStudents may not go to locker until test is over; bring books to read!After Freshmen in each section have completed test, please walk them as a group down to SLC for Freshmen Mini Retreat...No need to wait until all three sections are finishedFreshmen will participate in activities and Mass, and then may leaveStudents should arrange own transportation, including busingSophomores and Juniors may leave after testing through Fairmount and Dining Room doors, or may wait in the Dining Room until rides arrive Fall Concert: 7:00 - 8:30 PM in Theater
Mothers' Guild Monthly Meeting: 7:00 PM in Library
VARSITY VOLLEYBALL Sectionals: 5:30 PM @ Garfield Heights

Thursday, 10/17 Regular Schedule: 90 minute blocks & 10 minute HR
FILL THE BOX CLOTHING DRIVE: SUL and Foyer (Social Justice/Service Club)
MANDATORY for Freshmen 'Coco and Cram': 3:15 - 4:30 PM in Dining Room (Link Crew)

Friday, 10/18 Regular Schedule: 90 minute blocks & 10 minute HR
FILL THE BOX CLOTHING DRIVE: SUL and Foyer (Social Justice/Service Club)
Woodard Senior Portraits: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM in Foyer
Scholarship Entrance Exam: 4:00 - 6:30 PM in THR, SUL, Rm 15
Frosh/Soph Hayride: 7:00 - 9:30 PM

Saturday, 10/19
Scholarship Entrance Exam: 9:00 - 11:30 AM in THR, SUL, Rm 15
VARSITY CROSS-COUNTRY: Districts (TBA)