Newsletter for Parents and Friends of
Beaumont School

December 2 - 8, 2018
Dear Parents and Friends,

The holiday season is an especially busy time for everyone and Beaumont is no exception. With so many events planned, the breadth and depth of talent possessed by our student body will be on full display during the few weeks leading up to Christmas break.

In athletics, the winter sports season has officially begun. The Blue Streaks Varsity Basketball Team kicked off the season with an impressive road victory, winning 74-60 against Chagrin Falls last Night. Their first home game will be against Holy Name on Wednesday, December 5 at 7:00 p.m. Also, our swim team will begin competition on Friday, December 7 (with Benedictine) at Cleveland Heights High School. Their first home meet will be against Hathaway Brown on Thursday, December 13.

For those interested in a different kind of live performance, we have great musical concerts and a drama performance planned. To help celebrate the holy season we will be hosting our Christmas concert with Benedictine on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at Our Lady of Peace Church. The concert will include our Choristers, Chamber and Jazz Orchestra, as well as Voices of Harmony. Our drama department will also be performing Stephen Gregg’s comedy “This Is a Test”. This production will be performed by our young thespians on Wednesday, December 12 in our theatre.

We hope you are able to join us for one or many of these great events. For more information about these and other happenings, please see the reminders below.
Nick Beyer

  • On Friday, November 30, we will celebrate our Annual Memorial of Sr. Dorothy Kazel with an All-School Liturgy at 9:35 a.m. in our gymnasium. All are welcome to join in the reverence and memory of the life of this Ursuline Nun, Beaumont faculty member, and courageous martyr.

  • This upcoming Monday, December 3, will be a late (9:30 a.m.) start for all students. Students who cannot make transportation arrangements are welcome to wait in one of the assigned common areas until classes start.

  • Also this upcoming Monday, make sure to tune in to Fox 8 News, were Beaumont's Voices of Harmony will be performing during the broadcast. The performances are scheduled to take place throughout the morning at 7:45, 7:50, 8:20, 8:40, and 8:50. Each performance should be about one minute long with the final one running slightly longer. Thank you to Dr. Litteral and Mrs. Apanasewicz for organizing this awesome experience for our students and community!

  • Our freshmen students will be meeting with their Link Crew team members Wednesday, December 5, between 3:30 and 5:00 p.m. for "Cocoa and Cram" to prepare for the upcoming exams. Our upperclassmen do a great job answering questions and providing suggestions on how to study for exams. 

  • The Beaumont School basketball program will host its CYO Night on Wednesday, Dec. 5. Holy Name is coming for a JV/Varsity doubleheader that starts at 5:30 p.m. Any student wearing a CYO jersey will be admitted free of charge and will receive pizza and a chance to win some cool prizes!
  • Also on December 5, we will be hosting a Christmas Concert with Benedictine at 7:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. This event is free and open to the Public.
  • The annual Beaumont Winter Ball will be held Saturday, December 8, from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. in St. Ann’s Hall. All juniors and seniors are welcome. Students must be at Beaumont by 8:15, and can leave beginning at 10:00 p.m. Any parents interested in chaperoning for all or part of the dance, please contact Mr. Pettek A single bid is $35 and a double bid is $40. Bids will be available for purchase until midnight on Thursday, December 6. You can purchase a bid and download the guest forms at the following link:

  • On December 9 at 3:00 p.m., the “All I Want for Christmas” Concert at the Lorain Palace Theater will be taking place. The concert will feature the Lake Ridge Legacy Choir and Beaumont's Voices of Harmony. Tickets required.

  • Our Introduction to Theater class will present the one act “This Is a Test” by Stephen Gregg on Wednesday, December 12 at 5:00 p.m. in the theater. Admission is free.  
Mission Integration

As we look forward to the season of Advent, we remember the lives and ministries of Ursuline Sr. Dorothy Kazel and her companions in mission Maryknoll, Sisters Ita Ford and Maura Clark and laywoman Jean Donovan. It was 38 years ago, on December 2 nd , 1980 that they gave their lives in service to the poor of El Salvador. As we await the coming of the Prince of Peace, we remember the areas of the world engulfed in war and conflict. The civil strife which claimed the lives of these four churchwomen in El Salvador continues to exist throughout the world and still claims the lives of the powerless, the marginalized and those who work for peace and justice in unjust societies. ,Those in power often maintain control by taking advantage of those who have no voice and often have no one to speak for them. As we remember Sr. Dorothy and her companions, we pray for the poor of the world but we must also raise our voices to call attention to their plight.
Campus Ministry News

With Thanksgiving behind us, we look ahead to the Advent and Christmas season. On Tuesday, the Social Justice Club along with the Beaumont Music Department entertained the folks at Judson with a Christmas concert with seasonal songs by the choirs and the orchestra. The students helped the residents to decorate the two-story Christmas tree in the grand lobby and provided delicious Christmas cookies. What a beautiful start to the season!

This Sunday we begin the season of Advent and our preparation for the feast of the Nativity of our Lord. May this be a time of reflection and prayer as we remember the true cause for our upcoming celebration!
Work Study Employee of the Month

Congratulations to Liberty Crenshaw for receiving the Work Study Employee of the Month Award.

Beaumont Finance Office Announcements
  • Kathy Karlik-Tookey ’91 has become our Barone Spirit Store Retail Manager. She has lots of exciting things planned, just in time for Christmas! Her debut will be at tonight’s Beaumont Boutique. Come shop with her and see what’s new.

  • Erika Gofman has assumed Kathy’s position in the Finance Office as Accounts Receivable Manager. She comes with 8 years’ experience in accounting and already fits right in. If you have tuition or finance questions, she can be reached at 216.325.7312 or
Beaumont School Yearbook

The Parapet is now on sale and would make the perfect Christmas present for your Beaumont student! Go to and enter school code 3248 to purchase a copy today. Yearbooks will be distributed August 2019.

Price: $65 before January 1, 2019/ $70 after January 1, 2019

Personalized name stamp (on cover): + $8.00

The 156 page hardcover book is printed in full color and includes a portrait section for each grade. All sports, clubs, and most school functions from the 2018-2019 school year are highlighted in the yearbook. The yearbook staff has been working diligently to ensure every student is included in this publication. We hope this book will capture your daughter’s cherished Beaumont memories for years to come!
If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Anna Bobby at .
Fathers' Club

We hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving! The next Fathers' Club meeting will be Monday, December 10th at 6:00 PM at Marotta's restaurant; see you there. We will discuss preparations for future events and enjoy some Holiday Cheer. 

Also, we are looking for Volunteers for the Sip-and-Shop/Beaumont Beau-tique on Thursday, November 29th.   We can utilize 6 dads to help tend bar and then a few others to help break-down tables, etc at the end of the evening.  The event is scheduled from 5:30-8:30 so we would like the volunteer bartenders to arrive by 5pm and the others could arrive later in the evening to help with clean-up. Contact any of the BFC officers if interested.  Thank You in advance for all of your support!

We invite all who are interested in becoming involved in the Fathers’ Club to contact one of the officers for more information. Bill Brown ( ), Bill Velotta ( ), Pierre Elhindi (  or 216-650-8368) or Mike Schneider ( ).
Mothers' Club

The Beaumont Mothers' Club is pleased to offer the opportunity to purchase: BEAUMONT MOM/AUNT/GRANDMA/SISTER/BEAUMONTGIRL t-shirts. 
Please order by accessing this link: A portion of the shirt sale will help support the activities presented by the Mothers’ Club. Thank you in advance and happy ordering.

New event!! Save the date for Bunco & Social Night on Saturday February 9th- details to follow
For your calendar: Here are the upcoming activities supported by the Mothers' Club:

Dec 18 1:30-3:30- Hot Cocoa for Finals
Feb 1 Beaumont Day
Feb 21 Freshman Acceptance 
Date TBD Senior Mother-Daughter Farewell Dinner
Please follow up on facebook for all of our events and opportunities to get involved.
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