April 5, 2024

In this Issue

Classroom Spotlight: Miss Wright’s Kindergarten Class


Register for Fairmount Summer Camp


Solar Eclipse Celebration


Family Kindness Festival


Kindergarten Registration


Raising Gifted Children: An Evening with Dr. Sylvia Rimm


Order 2024-2025 School Supply Kits


Kindergarten Registration is Open!


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:


I hope all of you had a nice and relaxing spring break. It was lovely to be back together, learning alongside one another. We only have two months of school left, but we look forward to all the amazing learning opportunities our students will experience before the end of the school year.


As a reminder, our third quarter report cards will be posted today for Bryden. Please take time to log into the parent portal in Infinite Campus to view your child’s progress.


Additionally, we have two important upcoming events that will affect our school schedule next week. On Monday, April 8, all schools will be closed as Beachwood experiences the total solar eclipse. Furthermore, we will be closed on Wednesday, April 10 in observance of Eid al-Fitr.




Ms. Arianna DeGeorge

Bryden/Fairmount Principal

Important Dates

  • April 5: Bryden Report Cards Posted
  • April 8: No School - Solar Eclipse
  • April 10: No School - Eid al-Fitr
  • May 9: Kindergarten Music Tea for Mrs. Bambrick and Miss Wright’s Classes
  • May 10: Kindergarten Music Tea for Mrs. Joseph, Mrs. Lazerick, 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: Miss Wright’s Kindergarten Class

We have been putting a lot of effort into enhancing our writing skills in Room 123! As part of our how-to writing unit, we made “dirt dessert” and used the writing steps to sequence words, making the steps detailed so our readers could make dirt dessert, too! We continued talking about adding details in our writing by using WH words–what, when, where, and who–to expand our thinking. During our handwriting sessions, we practiced this technique with one of our beloved characters, Chicken Jane, from our favorite series of decodable videos. We applied our newly learned skills to our April bulletin board, “April Showers Bring May Flowers.” For this, we wrote about what we like to do on a rainy day and used WH words to provide more detail. 

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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 Blackout Solar Eclipse Celebration

Join us for the Beachwood Blackout Solar Eclipse Celebration! As the total solar eclipse sweeps over Northeast Ohio on Monday, April 8, Beachwood Schools and the City of Beachwood are thrilled to host a viewing party at our main stadium (25100 Fairmount Blvd.) from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Free and open to the public, the Beachwood Blackout features family friendly and science-themed activities. Eclipse glasses provided by Crestmont Cadillac are available first-come, first-served while supplies last. Please note: Schools will be closed on April 8. We look forward to celebrating this remarkable celestial event with our community!

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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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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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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!

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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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