April 12, 2024

In this Issue

Classroom Spotlight: Mrs. Nowak’s Physical Education Class


Bryden Yearbook Deadline


Bryden Elementary Groundbreaking Assembly


K-6 Bison Fun Run


Family Kindness Festival


Kindergarten Registration


Raising Gifting Children: An Evening with Dr. Sylvia Rimm


Order 2024-2025 School Supply Kits

Summer Camp Registration


Beachwood Neurodiversity Family Network Hosts Caregiver Support Group


Bryden Be H.E.A.R.D. Weekly Winners

Message from the Principal

Arianna DeGeorge

Dear Families:


Thank you to the City of Beachwood and the Beachwood Schools staff who led Monday's solar eclipse celebration. It was amazing to see so many families and friends participate in this special event. I loved hearing the reactions of our students during totality and the stories they shared at school about their experience!


Our students continue to work hard on building their stamina in reading and increasing their elaboration in writing. For example, our first-grade students have been focusing on poetry this month, learning about new describing words they can utilize in their writing. Our goal is for students to then transfer this new learning to their writing, using more details to allow their stories to come to life for the reader! I am so proud of how far students have grown in these areas!



Ms. Arianna DeGeorge

Bryden/Fairmount Principal

Important Dates

  • April 15: Elementary Facilities Board Presentation, Board of Education Office, 7:00 p.m.
  • May 7: Bryden Elementary Groundbreaking Assembly, 9:30 a.m.
  • May 9: Kindergarten Music Tea for Mrs. Bambrick, Mrs. Lazerick, and Miss Wright’s Classes
  • May 10: Kindergarten Music Tea for Mrs. Joseph and Miss Rubenstein’s Classes
  • May 21: Second Grade Vocal Concert at 7:00 p.m. in the Beachwood High School Auditorium

News & Announcements

Classroom Spotlight: Mrs. Nowak’s Physical Education Class

April is National Move More Month, and we have been working on that in Physical Education. We begin class by doing laps around the gym. Students have to move for three minutes, which is an increase from 2.5 minutes last month. There will be a “Spring Fun Run” at the end of April to see if they can do it! After running, we work on fitness moves and then go into fitness training. Students have been working on balancing, aerobic endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility. We then head outside to do some “parkour” work on upper and lower body strength. As you can see, we are moving, moving, and moving! It has been so much fun! Ball skills are next on the agenda – just in time for spring!

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Bryden Yearbook Deadline

This is a final reminder that the deadline to order your child's 2023-2024 Bryden Elementary School Yearbook is quickly approaching! Our yearbook will feature every student's portrait, along with a large variety of photos from throughout our year together. Yearbooks are $15, and we are only accepting online orders. Yearbook orders are due Monday, April 15, 2024.


To order your yearbook, visit: YBPay.lifetouch.com and enter the Yearbook ID Code: 12996124.


Please email me at smckenzie@beachwoodschools.org if you have any questions. If you don't remember if you have already ordered a yearbook, I can look that up for you as well. I hope you consider buying a yearbook so your child can remember all of the special memories he or she has made this year at Bryden!

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Groundbreaking Ceremony for Bryden Elementary School

We are excited to invite families to join us for the groundbreaking ceremony of the new Bryden Elementary School. This special event will take place on Tuesday, May 7, at 9:30 a.m. It marks a significant milestone for our district as we bring together preschool and elementary students, staff, and community members. The assembly will feature a school-wide song, kid-friendly speeches from the design team, and ceremonial sod turning to celebrate the official start of construction. A rain date is planned for Tuesday, May 21, at 9:30 a.m. Please come and celebrate this momentous occasion with us!

K-6 Bison Fun Run

Join the Bison track and field team for the K-6 Bison Fun Run on Saturday, April 20. Students in grades K-6 will compete in a 100-meter dash at the Beachwood Track Invitational. All participants will receive a T-shirt, snack bag and award. The first-place boy and girl in each age group will receive a medal. Check in starts at 9:30 a.m., and the event begins at 10:30 a.m. Pre-registration is $20 or pay $25 at the door. Please sign up today!

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Family Kindness Festival 2024

Rock out with kindness at the Family Kindness Festival! This free event, hosted by Senders Pediatrics on Sunday, May 5, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Beachwood High School, celebrates the theme "Kindness Rocks" with live music from Cleveland Keys Dueling Pianos, School of Rock House Band, Inlet Dance Studio, and Panorama Steel Drums. Meet inspiring students, engage with impactful nonprofits, create crafts for a cause, and enjoy a variety of family-friendly activities. Learn more on the Family Kindness website!

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Kindergarten Registration is Open!

Kindergarten registration is now open at Bryden Elementary. If you have a child entering kindergarten in the fall of 2024, please go to the Beachwood Schools registration page. A kindergarten parent orientation is scheduled for Thursday, May 16, from 4 to 5 p.m. at Bryden Elementary School. Kindergarten screening is scheduled for Wednesday, May 22, for those who are registered by date this. A link for this screening will be sent out at a later time. Should you have any questions about registering for kindergarten, please contact Grace Perryman, District Registrar, at gperryman@beachwoodschools.org at (216) 464-2600, ext. 2107.

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Raising Gifted Children: An Evening with Dr. Sylvia Rimm

Beachwood Schools is excited to host a family presentation on raising gifted children on Thursday, April 18, at 7 p.m. at Beachwood Middle School. Dr. Sylvia Rimm, a distinguished psychologist and expert in the field of gifted education, will share her extensive knowledge and provide strategies for nurturing and supporting the unique talents of gifted children. This presentation will offer parents and guardians valuable insights into fostering their child's academic and personal growth while addressing the unique challenges they may face.

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Order 2024-2025 School Supply Kits

Get ready for the 2024-2025 school year! The PTO has partnered with 1st Day School Supplies to offer families convenient, competitively priced school supply kits. Order now and have all your child’s supplies delivered directly to their school.


Hilltop Elementary School Supplies


Bryden Elementary School Supplies


Fairmount School Supplies

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Register for Fairmount Summer Camp

Registration is open for the Fairmount summer camp, welcoming children ages 3 (by June 10) to those entering kindergarten (up to age 5). This enriching summer program includes weekly themes, outdoor exploration, guest performances, art, field trips, water play, and more. Highlights include picnics, parades, dance parties, and a carnival with bounce houses and treats. Camp hours vary by age group, with options from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. or until 3:00 p.m. For more details or to register, please visit the Fairmount’s summer camp website.

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Beachwood Neurodiversity Family Network Hosts Caregiver Support Group

Join the Beachwood Neurodiversity Family Network for a support group discussion on Sunday, April 14, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Beachwood High School Community Room. We will go around and share our recent “highs” and “lows” as well as anything else you would like to talk about. All are welcome, whether or not you identify as a neurodivergent family. Due to the sensitivity of the topics that may be discussed, as well as privacy concerns, this meeting is intended for adults only. This meeting will be held in person, but note that our May support group will be held virtually. Light refreshments will be provided.

Bryden Be H.E.A.R.D. Weekly Winners

Congratulations to our Bison Be H.E.A.R.D. ticket winners this week! All of our winners will be coming home with a new book they picked out from the Bison Book Machine!

In Case you Missed It


Beachwood Bison Spring Youth Football Program

Whether your child is new to the game or looking to sharpen their skills, the Beachwood Bison Spring Youth Football program offers a fantastic opportunity for young athletes from second through eighth grade. Scheduled for Sundays - April 21 & 28, May 5 & 12, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Beachwood High School Stadium, this program focuses on honing fundamental football skills such as running, catching, throwing, blocking, and boosting speed and agility. The four-week session costs $25, payable to Beachwood Athletic Boosters at the first practice. To sign up, complete the Youth Football Registration Form. For more details, reach out to head football coach Scott Fischer at fischerscott58@gmail.com

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White & Gold Talent Show

Please join us for the annual White & Gold Talent Show on Tuesday, April 16, in the Beachwood High School auditorium. Our students will showcase a wide range of talents. Last year, we had students sing, dance, and rap from a wide range of genres. In addition, we were also proud to display our students' talents with music, art, photography, LEGO, sculpture, videography, and more. We can't wait to share what they've created this year!

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