March 1, 2024

In this Issue

Bryden Yearbook Ordering Information


Classroom Spotlight: Mrs. Margulies’ Second-Grade Classroom


Neurodiversity Family Network Hosts Parent/Caregiver Support Group


Bryden Elementary Visits Beachwood High School


Hope Heals Teddy Bear Party


Fairmount Leap Day Fun!


Solar Eclipse Celebration


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

Message from the Principal

Arianna DeGeorge

Dear Families,


We have had a fun-filled week at Fairmount and Bryden! I would first like to thank our incredible PTO for creating such engaging activities for our students for Leap Day. From going on scavenger hunts, to taking home frog souvenirs, we truly appreciate the time and effort you spent into creating these experiences for our students. Scroll down to see our students participating in these fun activities!


On Thursday, Bryden Elementary had the opportunity to visit the high school to watch a band and orchestra combined concert. Thank you so much to Allison Siekmann, Dave Luddington, and Noel DeViney for putting this together for our students. We were so impressed with the talent of our high school musicians. It was a fun, educational performance for our K-2 students. Scroll down to see pictures from the concert!



Ms. Arianna DeGeorge

Bryden/Fairmount Principal

Important Dates

- Week of March 11: First Grade “Bring Someone Special to Music” Week at 1 p.m.

  • March 11: Holmes
  • March 12: Warner
  • March 13: Bracale
  • March 14: Fusaro
  • March 15: Schultz

- March 19: Fairmount Parent-Teacher Conferences

- March 21: Bryden Parent-Teacher Conferences

- March 25-29: No School - Spring Break

News & Announcements

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Bryden Yearbook Ordering Information

It is time to order your child's 2023-2024 Bryden Elementary School Yearbook! 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.

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

Please email Shelley McKenzie at if you have any questions. If you have forgotten whether you already ordered a yearbook this year, Mrs. McKenzie can look up that information for you. We 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!

Classroom Spotlight: Mrs. Margulies’ Second-Grade Classroom

Mrs. Margulies' class has been focusing on cultures and connections this month. We have been fortunate enough to have families visit and educate us about Japan and the Chinese Lunar New Year. In addition to connecting with our families, we enjoyed collaborating with Mrs. Lazerick's kindergarten classroom during a book buddy peer reading program. The second graders honed their reading skills by reviewing snap words and story elements with the kindergarten students. They made new friends and were very proud of themselves and the work they did with their buddy students.

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Beachwood Neurodiversity Family Network Hosts Parent/Caregiver Support Group

Join the Beachwood Neurodiversity Family Network for a support group discussion on Sunday, March 3, from 2 to 4 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. However, if you do not have childcare, or are otherwise unable to attend in person, we are hoping to offer the option to call in virtually, please indicate if you would like the virtual option on the RSVP form.

Bryden Students Enjoy Educational Concert at Beachwood High School

Thank you to Allison Siekmann, Dave Luddington, and Noel DeViney for inviting our K-2 students to watch your incredible concert! The program included movement, an introduction to various instrument families, and beloved tunes from Bluey and Disney. We had an incredible time!

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Hope Heals Teddy Bear Party

Students in the Junior Marketing Achievement class at Beachwood High School are hosting a Teddy Bear Party on Sunday, March 3, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Beachwood Community Center. The event celebrates the launch of their creative marketing campaign, “Hope Heals.” The students aim to bring comfort to critically ill children in Northeast Ohio by using the proceeds from “Hope Heals” to buy Medi Teddy IV infusion covers for local hospitals. The Teddy Bear party features crafts, a teddy bear snow globe, and a tea party. For more information, please visit the Hope Heals website.

Fairmount and Bryden Leap Day Fun!

Special thanks to the PTO for creating fun and engaging activities on Leap Day!

Leap day photos
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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!

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

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MedWish Supply Drive

The Pre-Med Club at Beachwood High School is organizing a supply drive in collaboration with MedWish International from March 1 to 22. Students are collecting essential medical supplies such as adhesive bandages, cotton swabs, medical tape, thermometers, and toothpaste. Please drop off donations at the main office of any school in our district. MedWish International is a non-profit organization that repurposes surplus medical supplies and equipment to provide humanitarian aid to people in need. For a detailed list of acceptable items, please refer to MedWish International's website

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“The Little Mermaid” Splashes on Stage at Beachwood High School

Bison Theatre brings the magic of Disney's "The Little Mermaid" to life, March 15-17 at Beachwood High School. The beloved musical follows Ariel, the youngest daughter of King Triton, as she embarks on a daring adventure to follow her heart and discover a world beyond the sea. Featuring a talented cast and toe-tapping musical numbers, this production promises to be an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages. Showtimes are: Friday, March 15, at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 16, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, March 17, at 1:30 p.m. Purchase Tickets

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Kindergarten Registration is Open!

Kindergarten registration is now open at Bryden Elementary. If you have a child who will be entering kindergarten in the Fall of 2024, please go to the Beachwood Schools kindergarten registration page. The new Kindergarten Parent Orientation is scheduled for Thursday, May 16, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. and will be held 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 at 216-464-2600, ext. 2107.

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