January 12, 2024

In this Issue

Fairmount Early Childhood Center Preschool and Camp Registration

Neurodiversity Family Network Social Gathering and Lunch


School Board Appreciation Night


Lunar New Year Celebration


Black History Month Celebration


Classroom Spotlight: Mrs. Lazerick’s Kindergarten Classroom


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

Message from the Principal

Arianna DeGeorge

Dear Families,


Happy New Year, and welcome back! It’s been wonderful being back together this week and seeing students’ smiling faces! We have spent a lot of time reinforcing our school expectations and modeling what it looks like to Be H.E.A.R.D. – Be Honorable, Encouraging, Accountable, Respectful, Determined – in all areas of our school. As we close out the first semester of school on Friday, January 19, we are ready to have an incredible second semester together!


Thank you to our families who attended our Preschool Parent Information Night on Thursday evening. We hope you gained insightful information about our upcoming registration for Fairmount Early Childhood Center Preschool and Camp. Scroll down to see more information about our registration process, which will begin for Beachwood residents on Wednesday, January 17.




Ms. Arianna DeGeorge

Bryden/Fairmount Principal

Important Dates

  • January 15: Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School
  • January 19: End of Second Quarter
  • January 26: Report Cards Posted


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Fairmount Early Childhood Center Preschool

and Camp Registration

On Wednesday, January 17, we will open preschool registration at Fairmount Early Childhood Center for Beachwood residents. Registration for non-Beachwood residents opens on February 26. Please visit our Beachwood Schools Preschool Registration page to register and find the paperwork for the class and age-group you want to register. Please make sure you choose the correct paperwork based on your child’s age/grade level for the 2024-2025 school year. Children need to turn the age for the class/group you are registering for by September 30, 2024. 

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Neurodiversity Family Network Social Gathering and Lunch

Bring the whole family, bring a friend! Please join the Beachwood Neurodiversity Family Network for a social gathering with lunch on Sunday, January 21, from 12 - 2 p.m. in the Beachwood High School Community Room. Pizza, drinks, and snacks will be provided, including kosher options. You are also welcome to Bring Your Own lunch. Feel free to bring activities, crafts, games, and toys to keep your children occupied. Some of the kids will be playing Minecraft on a shared server. If your child would like to join them, make sure you have the most updated version of Minecraft. Please reach out if you have questions, comments, suggestions, and/or food requests.

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Board Appreciation Night

We’re celebrating School Board Recognition Month with a special tribute to the individuals who are integral to the success of Beachwood Schools. Their commitment and service help shape the future of our school community. Join us for Board Appreciation Night during the regular meeting on Monday, January 22, at 7 p.m. at Beachwood High School. The Bryden Choir will showcase their talent during a special performance honoring our board members. Don’t miss out on this special night of recognition and community spirit!

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Lunar New Year Celebration

The Lunar New Year is just around the corner! The Beachwood Chinese Family Affinity Group invites you to celebrate the Year of the Dragon during a Lunar New Year Celebration on Friday, February 9, in the Beachwood High School Community Room. The event kicks off at 5 p.m. with artistic performances, followed by a potluck-style dinner and games and crafts for kids. Free and open to the public. Please bring a dish or drink for everyone to share! Please RSVP with the number of participants to: chineseaffinity@beachwoodschools.org.

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Black History Month Celebration

Join us for a Black History Month celebration presented by the African American Affinity Group on Sunday, February 25, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Beachwood High School. Free and open to the public, the event will feature African dance performances, crafts and cookie decorating, student performances, and many more activities! In addition, guests may participate in a drum-making workshop. In order to participate in this activity, drum kits need to be pre-ordered by February 14. Supplies may be limited, please use the link below to order your kit today!

News & Highlights

Classroom Spotlight: Mrs. Lazerick’s Kindergarten Class

Mrs. Lazerick's class recently read “Squirrel's New Year's Resolution” by Pat Miller and discussed how Squirrel's resolution was to help his friends more. The class talked about how resolutions are something we hope to learn, improve upon, or do in 2024! Students illustrated, wrote, and assembled their resolutions on snowmen. We have "SNOW many resolutions!"

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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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Resources for Families





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Lunch Menus

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