Parent Newsletter - September 20

 

Message from the Principal

Dear Parents and Friends of Beaumont, 

I am so excited to share this week's activities with you! What a great week we have had. It all began on Monday evening when we officially welcomed our freshmen students into the school community. This year we held the ceremony at the Ursuline chapel in Pepper Pike. Having the ceremony in their chapel brought such a powerful sense of community and commitment. The thought was to have our girls begin their career at the Chapel of the Most Holy Trinity during their Freshmen Induction and then end their career at the Chapel during their Baccalaureate Mass when they graduate as seniors.

Thanks to all of you who sent letters or emails sharing your compliments and sentiments on the program and the location. The faculty and staff felt the same way. Being there solidified our true Ursuline mission and vision for our students. Every year we enlist five upperclassmen to share their thoughts and experiences on Christian Community, Leadership Potential, Academic Excellence, Self-Confidence and Service. This year's presenters shared remarkable insight on their experiences as a Beaumont student. They delivered their message with conviction, self-confidence and passion. I was so proud of each one of them. We ended the evening with a lovely reception in Klyn Hall, compliments of our dedicated Mothers' Guild members.

Yesterday was also a remarkable day for both students and staff. Our third annual "All School Service Day" was held on one of the most beautiful days of the year. Eight busloads of students and staff were delivered to 24 locations throughout the greater Cleveland area to perform community service. The girls spent the morning at these locations, returned for lunch and a debriefing then all met up in the gymnasium for a sharing session. I am always amazed at how verbal our students can be. They truly enjoy getting in front of their peers to share their stories and experiences.

Our girls traveled to the Cleveland Sight Center, the McGregor Home, the Food Bank, Malachi House, MedWish, Metro Catholic School, Alternaterm, the Cleveland Cultural Gardens, Philip Neri Catholic Charities site, Ten Thousand Villages, the St. Ignatius Arrupe Neighborhood Partnership, the Catholic Worker, Urban Community School, Archbishop Lyke School, Communion of Saints, Lake Erie Ink, the Ursuline Motherhouse, the Hospice of the Western Reserve, Catholic Charities Head Start at Holy Name Elementary School, St. Julie Billiart School and also did work on our own campus for Re-Play and our Development and Grounds departments.

The shared experiences from our girls centered on their understanding of the need to serve others. Many girls talked about the appreciation of diversity and of how blessed they are with homes, food and people who love them. For some, they never saw how needy and lonely people can be. One of our girls commented on how much these organizations count on volunteers to help get their services into the hands of the needy. Our community touched so many lives today and shared so many thoughtful and thought-filled insights about their experiences. I felt blessed to hear them sum up these experiences grateful that, in the process of building community in our world, they were so happy to build community inside Beaumont. Working side by side with students from different grade levels brought them even closer as Beaumont girls. It was a perfect day. I thank our Campus Minister, Mrs. Sue Riley and our dedicated Student Council moderators and officers on a job well done!

We are wrapping up Spirit Week and I think our girls are enjoying their class themes. The halls are decorated for the holidays with color and decorations. We are all looking forward to tomorrow when each class will perform their class dance at the end of the day. The girls worked on them this week and had a practice on Wednesday. They look entertaining! Maybe we can video tape the dances to share with all!

Progress Reports are being mailed this week. If your daughter has a "D" or "F" in any of her classes, you should receive a hard copy of the progress report. Your best course of action, though, is to check PowerSchool often to see the weekly progress your daughter is making in each of her classes. If you can't access PowerSchool, please contact Sr. Adelaide at ALandoll@beaumontschool.org.

Don't forget to RSVP for the Groundbreaking Ceremony next week. Lots of planning has gone into this event and we would love to have you present. We have extended the invitation to all the students as well. It will take place at 4:00 PM so try and plan on attending. In preparation for the big event, the girls who have parking passes for this lot have been notified that the west parking lot will no longer be accessible to them for parking. Mrs. Thomas has contacted any student with a parking pass in that lot with pertinent information about their new parking locations. If you have any questions about the new parking patterns contact mthomas@beaumontschool.org  for more information.

As always, Beaumont is blessed,

Mary Whelan

 

Beaumont Buzz

Sunday - 9/22

Monday - 9/23  Regular Schedule: 90 minute blocks & 10 minute HR
Morning: Moving students from West Lot to New West Lot
French Club Popcorn Sale Begins!

  • JV Tennis: 4:30 PM @ HOME [St. Joe’s]
  • Varsity Tennis: 4:30 PM @ St. Joe’s

 

Tuesday - 9/24  Regular Schedule: 90 minute blocks & 10 minute HR
Morning: Continued moving students from West Lot to New West Lot
Academic Scholars Lunch (A/B): St. Ursula Lobby
GROUND BREAKING: 4:00-5:30 PM in West Parking Area

  • Varsity Tennis: 4:00 PM @ HOME (Padua)
  • Freshmen Volleyball: 4:30 PM @ Padua [Dismissal: 2:30 PM / Departure: 3:00 PM]
  • JV Volleyball: 5:30 PM @ Padua [Dismissal: 2:30 PM / Departure: 3:00 PM]
  • Varsity Volleyball: 7:00 PM @ Padua [Dismissal: 2:30 PM / Departure: 3:00 PM]

 

Wednesday - 9/25  Regular Schedule: 90 minute blocks & 10 minute HR
Beaumont Entrepreneur Club Speaker Luncheon: 11:35-12:35 PM in St. Ann Hall
Yearbook Field Trip: 1:30-4:30 PM @ Richfield MetroParks
Make-up Tutorial (Fashion Club): 3:15-4:00 PM in St. Ann Hall

  • JV Tennis: 4:00 PM @ Hathaway Brown
  • Varsity Tennis: 4:00 PM @ Hathaway Brown

 

Thursday - 9/26 2:00 Dismissal
Parent Teacher Conferences
Irish-American Club Shamrock Shakes: 3:00 PM in Dining Room
After Prom Committee Meeting: 6:00-7:30 PM in Faculty Dining Room
Alumnae Association Meeting: 7:00-8:30 PM in LH

  • Varsity Tennis: 4:00 PM @ HOME (Hudson)
  • JV Soccer: 5:00 PM @ HOME: Denison (Archbishop Hoban)
  • Varsity Soccer: 7:00 PM @ HOME: Denison (Archbishop Hoban)

 

Friday - 9/27  NO STUDENTS!  Teacher In-Service (Teachers may work from home)
Jr. High School Dance: 7:00-11:00 PM

Saturday - 9/28
SCHOOL LOCKED AND CLOSED – No entry!

  • Varsity Tennis: TBA @ Walsh (INCL Championship)
  • JV Soccer: 1:00 PM @ Aurora
  • Varsity Soccer: 3:00 PM @ Aurora

Athletic News

Cross Country
The XC Team placed 2nd out of 15 teams at the McDonough Invitational.  Gabby Iademarco placed 3rd overall!  Followed by Reba Bartram in 11th.  Keep up the good work team!

Golf
The Golf Team  finished 4th today out of 10 teams in a very strong conference, with an overall score of 380.

Lizzie Mosier earned 2nd team all conference honors with a score of 91. Great job.
Jen Corrado shot 96
Liz Corrado shot 96
Kat Corrado shot 97
Cassandra Heathcote shot 106

Tennis
The JV and V Tennis teams took on Padua and Saint Vincent-Saint Mary's this past week.  Both teams won both matches--great job team!

Volleyball
The Volleyball Program took on two NCL teams this past week.  All three programs fell to Lake Catholic.  Freshmen and JV fell to Walsh Jesuit but Varsity rebounded with a win.

Games and meet schedules can change! For the most up to date schedules, please visit:  http://schedules.schedulestar.com/Beaumont-School-Cleveland-Heights-OH/day/08-29-2013/