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Monday Mail for the Week of March 28, 2011: Calendar Reminders - Tuesday, March 29th ---- Activity Day, 2:20pm dismissal - Thursday, March 31st ---- Opening Night for “The Sound of Music� - Tuesday, April 5th ---- Activity Day, 2:20pm dismissal - Wednesday, April 6th ---- 1st Wednesday of the Month, 2:00pm dismissal for Faculty Development

THE SOUND OF MUSIC COMES TO ST. BENEDICT STAGE The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world’s most beloved musical. When a postulant (Maria) proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of the widowed naval Captain Von Trapp. Her growing rapport with the children, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain, and they marry. Suggested by “The Story of the Trapp Family Singers,” THE SOUND OF MUSIC will be presented at the St. Benedict at Auburndale High School Performing Arts Theatre. Evening Performances are Thursday – Saturday, March 31April 2 at 7:00 with a Matinee on Sunday, April 3 at 2:30. Reserved seats are $10.00 in advance and $15.00 at the door while they last. You can call 2602840 or visit for information. CreditsTHE SOUND OF MUSIC Music by Richard Rodgers Lyrics by OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN, II Book by HOWARD LINDSAY and RUSSELL CROUSE Suggested by “The Story of the Trapp Family Singers”

St. Benedict Crossroads Concert Series closes season with Guitar Summit Jazz Guitar Summit with Gerard Harris, Chip Henderson, Charlton Johnson & Harold Smith Sunday, April 10, 2011, 6:30 p., St. Benedict Performing Arts Theatre The artists in this year’s Jazz Guitar Summit have over 100 years of combined experience as Memphis’ most highly respected guitarists. That experience ranges from the Count Basie Orchestra (Charlton Johnson) to Kool and the Gang (Gerard Harris), to Memphis Soul legend Ann Peebles (Harold Smith), and Memphis Jazz legends James Williams and Donald Brown (Chip Henderson).This evening promises to take the listener to dizzying heights of virtuosic guitar playing, and on a musical journey around the world of American Music. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see these artists together for the first time, and shouldn’t be missed. Also performing will be the award-winning SBA Jazz Band. Tickets are $10 each – check or call 260-2871.

Seniors – Father/Son Outing to Redbirds Game (DEADLINE EXTENDED!!) The father/son Redbirds baseball outing for senior boys and their dads (or adult guardian, uncle, or family friend) is scheduled for Sunday, April 10, 2011. Game time is at 1:35 and gates open at 1:00. Ticket prices are $40 per person. Reserve your spot by sending a check made payable to SBA and your son's name to the school office by Monday, March 28, 2011! Please mark your calendars and we are hoping for a great turnout! Any questions contact Julie Bardos at 870-0909.

Attention Senior Boy Moms: SAVE THE DATE!! The Mother/Son Dinner has been scheduled for April 17 at Colonial Country Club at 6pm. E-vites are being issued soon! Stay tuned for more details! If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Wiley @ 901-340-0244.

You may drop the Pull Tabs off in the office or Coach D’s room. Thank you for helping the kids at St. Jude’s Ronald McDonald House!!!

Sophomore Guidance Newsletter The Sophomore ( Guidance newsletter has been updated on the school website. If you’re a sophomore parent, make sure to check it out for helpful information about scholarships, colleges, & much more.

First Friday Adoration First Friday Adoration at SBA is in immediate need for parents to fill 30 minute to one hour shifts on April 1 & May 6. The time slots in most need are: o 7:30-8:00am o 8:00-8:30am o 10:00-10:30am o 10:30-11:00am o 1:00-1:30pm o 1:30-2:00pm o 2:00-2:30pm The United States conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Devine Worship states, “…a minimum of two people must always be present during Exposition of the Blessed Eucharist. During this time, under no circumstances is our Lord to be left alone.” Please help us to ensure that this does not happen at SBA on April 1 and May 6. Please E-mail Cathy MacDonald at

Jane Ross Tutoring Workshops Jane Ross tutoring will be conducting two different ACT workshops at St. Benedict before the April 9th test date. Informational letters have been mailed from Jane Ross. If you did not receive registration information and would like for your child to attend one of these sessions, please call Jane Ross tutoring at 795-7377.


Workshop #1: The first workshop is the 12-12 program. It is designed for students who struggle as test-takers and who need help reaching a 21 on the ACT. The cost of the program is $325. Class size is limited to 12 students and will meet March 22, 23, 24; March 29, 30 and 31 and April 4,5,6 and 7. Classes will meet for two hours each day after school. This equals 20 hours of instruction. During the week of April 4th, students will be administered a practice test and instruction will focus on their weak areas.


Workshop #2: The second workshop is their basic ACT prep class. The cost of this workshop is $160. Classes will meet March 29 and 30; and April 5 and 6. Each class is an hour and a half after school.

SBA Sports Results (3/21/11 – 3/27/11) March 21st Boys Soccer: SBA 1, USJ 4 (Varsity) Boys Soccer: SBA 1, USJ 2 (JV) March 22nd Boys Tennis: SBA 4, Germantown 5 Girls Tennis: SBA 9, Germantown 0 Baseball: SBA 11, Harding 1 Boys Lacrosse: SBA 1, Briarcrest 5 March 23rd o Baseball: SBA 3, White Station 2 o Softball: SBA 4, Arlington 0 March 24th o Baseball: SBA 7, ECS 4 o Softball: SBA 14, South Panola 2 o Boys Tennis: SBA 3, Harding 6 o Girls Tennis: SBA 9, Harding 0 March 25th o Boys Lacrosse: SBA 0, Collierville 17

2011 SBA Dance Team Tryout Info Be a member of one of the top dance team programs in the country!

Anyone interested in trying out for the dance team needs to attend the clinic and official tryout dates below.

2010 Highlights -3rd Place at UDA Nationals -1st Place at UDA Camp (Varsity & JV) -UDA Regional Varsity Pom Champions -TSSAA JV State Hip Hop Champions -TSSAA Varsity State Hip Hop Champion Runner Up -Danced at multiple football game halftimes, basketball game halftimes, and danced some sidelines -Performed at all Pep Rallies

Need extra help to get ready for tryouts? Come to these optional pre-tryout classes to learn & review technique! Monday, February 29th Wednesday, March 2nd Monday, March 7th Wednesday, March 9th

Friday, March 11th Monday, March 21st Wednesday, March 23rd

All classes take place in the SBA Dining Hall. All pre-tryout classes are from 5:00-6:30pm. Cost per class is $5

Tryout Clinic Dates   

March 29th 5pm-7pm March 30th 5pm-7pm March 31st 5pm-7pm

TRYOUT DATE April 1st - 5pm

Have Questions? Contact us! Sponsor- Lynne Albonetti Coach– Julie Henderson Coach– Lindsay Bartholomew

SBA CHEERLEADING COME BE A PART OF THE SPIRIT!!! 2011 Cheer Tryouts Clinic : April 7 & 8 4:30-6:30pm April 9 tryouts 1:00pm in the SBA Gymnasium. Fill out the application and read informational letter. For more information, visit


2009 JV Squad placed 3rd in the Nation

The 2010-11 cheerleaders accomplishments 1st place at Midsouth Regionals 2nd place in the State Competition 15th overall in the Nation Questions: Contact Pam Gordon

Come join the fun and make new friends. Come help us cheer !!!


Boston Butts from Rendezvous The SBA Baseball team is currently selling Boston Butts from the Rendezvous! The cost is $35 and the Butts will be delivered on Saturday, April 2nd (Final Four Weekend). Anyone who is interested can contact Chris Holliday by e-mail ( or by phone (901-8274022). Get yours today!!

Boys Soccer 1st Home Game The SBA Boys Soccer team will be hosting their 1st Home game of the season TONIGHT, Monday, March 28th against MUS!! JV starts at 5:00pm with Varsity to follow at 7:00pm. The team will

also be giving away 2011 SBA Soccer T-shirts to first 150 SBA students to attend the game. So come out, and cheer on your SBA Boys Soccer Team!!!

Community News Section SFA Fall Fest 2011 We are starting the planning process for the 2011 SFA Fall Fest event (formerly Oktoberfest). This year's event will take place on Friday September 30th and Saturday October 1st. We are always looking for SFA Parishioners that would like to assist in the planning and the weekend event. We are also looking for sponsors and this year it will include the ability to sponsor the "corn hole", "ladder toss", "chipping contest", "baseball fastest throw", "basketball free throw", and/or "putting contest" during lunch on Saturday. If you are interested, please contact Chris Lomasney at or 901-756-6822

25th ANNUAL BISHOP’S OPEN Friday, May 6, 2011


Monday Mail - 3/28/11  

Monday Mail to the parents for the week of March 28, 2011