Newsletter for Parents and Friends of
Beaumont School

November 4 - 10, 2018
Dear Parents and Friends,

With the start of November, comes the beginning of the holiday season. At Beaumont, that also signals an even greater calling to our mission of bringing community, charity, and social justice to our world. One organization in particular at Beaumont and throughout the Diocese of Cleveland, Catholic Schools for Peace and Justice (CSPJ), does an incredible job of helping bring that mission to life. 

Rooted in Catholic Social Teaching, CSPJ students and leaders meet regularly to share ideas and resources, plan sponsored events, and invite each other’s schools to participate and collaborate on projects. Already this year, students have participated in a Liturgy, March and Rally for Life at Public Square. 

Led by our students and faculty moderators, Mr. Steward and Mrs. Riley, CSPJ is particularly impactful during the holiday season. Just this week they began efforts to help the less fortunate. Our Thanksgiving Food Drive has begun its goal of providing food to make a full Thanksgiving meal for one family in each homeroom. All baskets will be collected the week of Monday, November 13. Each homeroom has been given a list of non-perishable items to bring in, while faculty and staff provide the turkeys to complete the meal.  Furthermore, members of CSPJ will be making sleeping mats for homeless people in the city of Cleveland. The mats are made from plastic grocery bags. Nine hundred bags are needed for one adult-sized mat. To that effort, Beaumont is happy to take any plastic grocery bags off your hands that are taking up space in your kitchen. If you would like to donate your unused bags, please have your daughter(s) bring them to classroom A122 when they arrive at school in the morning. Any student not in CSPJ that would like to participate in making the mats is welcome to help and will recieve service hours. Thank you for all your efforts in helping us realize our school’s mission.

Bishop’s Day Off

The rumors are true! A favorite tradition of students, it is common for a new bishop to grant a day off during his first visit to a school. This year, the bishop left student’s a little disappointed when his visit came and went without gifting them the customary day off. Consequently, in a plucky effort, a very courageous student emailed Bishop Perez to thank him for a wonderful visit and to ask if something may have slipped his mind while he was here. Not long after, I received and email from him asking if I would allow a special day off on his behalf. Subsequently, your families may enjoy a slightly extended Thanksgiving weekend as there will be no school, Monday, November 26.


  • There will be no school on Friday, November 2, following Parent/Teacher Conferences. 

  • Monday, November 5, we will be having a 9:30 a.m. late start, to accommodate the faculty meeting that morning. Students are welcome to arrive early and utilize our common spaces.

  • Wednesday, November 7, we will be hosting our Fall Open House for prospective students from 5:30 - 7 p.m. If you have any family or friends interested in attending Beaumont, please encourage them to visit.  

  • On Thursday, November 8 through the 10, 27 of our juniors and seniors will be participating with St. Edward's at our Kairos Retreat at the Inspiration Hills Retreat Center in Burbank, OH. Our Campus Ministry team has been preparing this retreat for months. Please keep these young people as well as our faculty/staff who will be facilitating in your prayers. 

  • On Tuesday, November 13, Our National Art Honor Society will be inducting their new members. The students who earn the prestigious recognition, are being celebrated for the innovation, skills, and scholarship they bring to Beaumont School. The ceremony will take place in the foyer at 7:00 p.m. and will be followed by refreshments in the dining hall. We are excited for and proud of all of our scholars who have worked so hard to earn admittance into this prestigious organization. 

  • On Wednesday, November 14, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the Theatre, we will be hosting our Tri-M Honor Society Induction and Recital.  Tri-M is designed to recognize students for their academic and musical achievements and to provide leadership and service opportunities to young musicians. Congratulations to all those being recognized!

  • On Thursday, November 15, we will be hosting our Junior Unity Ceremony at 7:00 p.m. in the Gymnasium. This will be a special evening for the junior class, time to share friendship and unity in the Beaumont community. A reception will follow in the dining hall. 
Nick Beyer, Principal
Mission Integration

The escalating level of intolerance in our society invites us to pause to pray for peace and harmony in our nation. The violence perpetrated against the Jewish community in Pittsburgh focuses attention on the escalation of hate crimes and anti-Semitism in the US. Violence directed at racial, religious, ethnic and minority groups has become commonplace. We cannot remain passive in the face of the heightening levels of prejudice and division. We need to pray but also to act, in our daily lives, to “build community wherever we go” as St. Angela urges us to do. We need to reach out to support marginalized people and to challenge any political process, of whatever persuasion, which seeks to create division. To the Jewish community of The Tree of Life Synagogue we say “Shalom”.

Campus Ministry News

Today we celebrate the feast of All Saints , honoring those holy men and women who have gone before us leaving examples of courage and goodness. We look to St. Angela and St. Ursula as patrons and guides to help us continue that path of holiness! Our day began with a Mass in their honor and Father Dave Woost reminded us of our own call to witness in our lives the mercies of God.

Service Opportunity
Students looking to acquire service hours can stop by Mr. Steward’s classroom after school to help with the Sleeping Mat project for the homeless. Stay as long as you like, and earn service time while helping the poor!
Special Events

Dear Parents,

Please plan to join alumnae, past parents and friends at the Beaumont Beautique on November 29 from 5:30pm-8:30 p.m.

This holiday pop up shop will feature 50 unique artisans and vendors selling interesting handmade gifts.

Tickets are $15 and include food and drinks and a souvenir wine glass.
$20 at the Door, 21 and Over

Support Beaumont School

S how Your Spirit at our Beaumont Parent Alumnae Online Spirit Store
For a limited time, shop our online spirit store for outwear, hats, t-shirts, and more. Buy for yourself, friends, daughter, or family. All items are branded with the Beaumont logo, and many offer the ability to customize with Mom, Dad, or Alumna. These make great holiday gifts too!

Buy online until November 9:
Beaumont After Prom Fundraiser
at Blush Boutique

Thursday, November 8 th , 6-8 p.m.
1783 Coventry Road, Cleveland Heights

Support Beaumont After Prom AND get a jump on holiday shopping at Blush Boutique with owner Laurie Klopper ’88, while you enjoy a glass of wine.

15% of sales (OR 20% if sales are over $2000) will go the Beaumont After Prom Fund. Can't make the event.....bring in the flyer from November 6-10 and still receive a % off your purchase. Click here for Flyer
Job Posting for Accounts Receivable Manager

Beaumont School has an opening for an Accounts Receivable Manager. We are looking for a full-time, well-organized professional that reports to the Chief Financial Officer. For a full job description and to apply, please go here:

Fathers' Club

Fantastic job on the production of the Young and Fair by the Beaumont Drama Club!! We all loved it! 

The next Fathers' Club meeting will be November 12 at 6:30 PM in the faculty dining room; see you there.
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

Please join us at our next Mothers’ Club meeting on Monday, November 12 th at 7:00 PM. We are excited to welcome Mrs. Wendy Hoke as our presenter. We are very excited to have her! Please bring an appetizer or dessert to share, if you can. We'll provide beverages.

We are looking for help with the Junior Unity Ceremony on November 15 th . There are opportunities to help with setup/cleanup and providing bake goods.  To sign up to help, please click here . It’s a great way to get to meet other parents.

If you are interested in helping at the Open House on November 7 th , please contact Diane DiPiero Rodio at .

Please follow up on facebook for all of our events and opportunities to get involved.
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