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Monday Mail for the Week of January 7th, 2013: Important Upcoming Calendar Reminders - January 8th ….. Financial Aid & Scholarship Meeting for Senior Parents, 6:30pm, SBA Theater - January 11th …. Winter Sports Senior Night (More information below) - January 13th …. Honor Society Inductions, 2:00pm, SBA Theater - January 21st …. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – NO CLASSES

Senior Night for Winter Sports It is our tradition to recognize all the senior athletes of winter sports during one of our last home basketball games of the season. This year’s Winter Sports Senior Night will be held Friday, January 11 before and during the boys game against MUS. A social will be held in the foyer next to the gym beginning at 5:30 p.m. (The girls varsity game against Hutchison is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.) The senior athletes participating in winter sports, along with their parents, will be introduced during the following times: Basketball players (boys and girls) and parents will be introduced before the boys game. Please meet in the hallway beside the multipurpose room at 7:00. Athletes and parents from other sports (wrestling, bowling, swim) will be introduced during halftime of the boys game.

In order to participate in Senior Night, the athletes MUST fill out the Senior Night form that will be available in their religion class. For your convenience, forms are also available on the SBA website and on the next page. If you have any questions, please contact Dianna Cervetti in the athletic office, 260-2865, If you will not be able to attend, please let us know as soon as possible for planning purposes. Complimentary admission will be available for all family members of senior athletes who participate in winter sports. We look forward to seeing you Senior Night!

WINTER SPORTS SENIOR NIGHT 2013 All senior athletes who participate in winter sports will be recognized Friday, January 11 before and during the boys game against MUS. A social will be held in the foyer next to the gym beginning at 5:30 p.m. (The girls varsity game is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.) The senior athletes participating in winter sports, along with their parents, will be introduced during the following times: Basketball players (boys and girls) and parents will be introduced before the boys game. Please meet in the hallway beside the multi-purpose room at 7:00. Athletes and parents from other sports (wrestling, bowling, swim) will be introduced during halftime of the boys game. All seniors who participate in winter sports must complete and return this form by Tuesday, January 8 whether or not you plan to attend.

NAME: ___________________________________________________ I PLAN TO ATTEND SENIOR NIGHT. YES_________ NO_________ PARENTS’ NAMES (include names of everyone who will escort you): _______________ _________________________________________________________________________ YEARS PLAYING SPORT: ____________ YEARS ON SBA TEAM: ________ SPECIAL HONORS/AWARDS RECEIVED IN YOUR SPORT: (ex: Scholar-Athlete, All-Region Team, captain, etc.) ________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________ OTHER HONORS AND/OR ACTIVITIES AT SBA ________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________

COLLEGE PLANS (WHERE & DEGREE INTERESTS) ________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________


On Eagles’ Wings


Simple Ways to Help….

You wouldn’t BELIEVE the difference it makes!

SBA Eagle Bucks Gift Card Program The SBA Eagle Bucks Program allows you to earn money for our school programs while shopping! Just buy your gift cards from us! They will make GREAT Christmas gifts! To place your order, you can fill out the form on our website or you can stop by the office for a form. We have many gift cards in stock in the office, but orders are placed on a weekly basis. SBA receives a percentage of the sale of the gift card.

Kroger Community Rewards If you shop at Kroger, you more than likely have a Kroger Plus card on your keychain. If you go to and create an account using your Plus number, you can select St. Benedict at Auburndale as your Community Rewards Program organization of choice. A portion of every shopping trip you make using your Kroger Plus card will then go to SBA!

Target REDcard Program Target’s Take Charge of Education Program donates millions of dollars to education each year by giving 1% of your purchases at Target back to your eligible school. Please designate SBA as your school of choice for their Take Charge of Education program. It is easy and very effective. Apply in the store or go online to

Coke Rewards for Schools Program Purchase your favorite Coca-Cola products to get the codes. Go to and sign in or register to become a member. Enter your codes to get points and then search for our school to donate points. St. Benedict can accumulate points and then choose items for our classrooms from their online catalog.

For more information on any of these easy ways to help SBA, please contact the Development Office at 260-2892 or email Every bit counts and it all adds up, so thank you for your participation in any of these programs that benefit our school.

March For Life Trip Meeting All Students who will be going on the pro-life trip to Washington must attend a meeting during activity period Tues., Jan. 15, at 2:30, in the Distance Learning Center. This is a mandatory meeting in order to go on the trip. Parents are also welcome and encouraged to attend. This is final meeting before the trip.

Attention Senior Parents There will be a meeting on January 8th at 6:30pm in the theater for parents of the Class of 2013 to talk about Financial Aid and Scholarships for college. There will be information on grants, loans, scholarships, and work study, as well as information on completing the FASFSA form and how to apply for the Tennessee Hope Scholarship. The speaker will be Jim Shannon, the financial aid director from CBU. He will speak on scholarships and financial aid for ALL colleges, not just CBU.

National Honor Society Inductions The induction ceremony for National Honor Society will take place on Sunday, January 13th, at 2:00pm in the Theater.

Message from our Home & School Association Monday, January 28, the beginning of Catholic Schools Week, has been designated to show formal appreciation to our faculty and staff during the annual Teacher Appreciation Luncheon. Our lunch theme is "Chinese New Year". Our teachers and staff are exceptional and that is conveyed tangibly by your participation in this annual event. Some of the ways that you can be involved are listed below. If you have any questions or wish to volunteer on Sunday or Monday please contact Beth Jackson ( or Angie Valadie ( 1. Pray for the teachers and staff. Let them know that you have done so in a note of appreciation that is delivered to them sometime the week of January 28. 2. Have your son or daughter write a note of appreciation to a current or former instructor. 3. Help organize the gifts that are provided for the luncheon. Every teacher and staff member will receive one by lottery. 4. Help set up on Sunday, January 27 at 2:00 PM. 5. Help clean up after lunches end on January 28. 6. Help serve on the day of the luncheon during one of the lunch periods. 7. Send in a dessert to be served at the lunch. (Deliver to office on Monday morning.) 8. Provide funds for gift cards or send a gift. (Send to office marked "Teacher Appreciation Luncheon")

January 2013 Dear Sophomore Families, St. Benedict is pleased to announce our partnership with an online test prep program, ePrep. EPrep utilizes practice tests, video study halls, video tutorials, and much more to help students improve their SAT, ACT, and PSAT scores. This program is free for all of our sophomores and juniors. During the middle of January, Laura David, the new 10th grade Counselor, will be reviewing this program with your sophomore student in English class. Students will create a password that they will need to log-in each time. Every student’s account will be active from now until January of senior year. EPrep is a program for the students to use at home at their leisure. We encourage you to review this program with your student. Please do not create a new account, but rather log-in with your student’s email address and password so we’ll have enough accounts for all of our sophomore and junior students. We include this passage to give you a fuller description of the program: “EPrep successfully uses expert instructors to deliver a student-adaptable learning experience that patrons can access at the library or remotely from home. Using a proprietary video delivery platform that replicates the private tutor experience, ePrep makes test preparation easy. All of ePrep’s study programs employ the proven practice-grade-review cycle of learning: Students take practice tests under timed conditions; have them graded online; and immediately launch into video reviews. EPrep’s Study Hall tracks student progress throughout each course and guides remedial efforts, while Wordsmith encourages vocabulary building. A Parent Center allows parents to track student progress non-intrusively, while ePrep’s Study Scheduler helps students stay on track.” Details on ePrep’s video test preparation service can be found at . To login your student’s account simply go to and type in his/her email address and password. We hope you can partner with us in encouraging your student to take full advantage of this user-friendly, instructional tool. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your student’s counselor. Sincerely, SBA Guidance


Happy New Year. Welcome back. The first semester has come and gone. The new year brings lots of opportunities to get involved. First up is our January Home and School meeting on Wednesday morning, January 9th at 8:00AM. We’ll meet in the faculty/staff dining hall right after morning drop off. Shouldn’t run too long, but of special note we’ll be covering the following: National Honor Society Inductions Teacher Appreciation Luncheon Annual Fashion Show Speaking of the Fashion show, we are still in need of help. Any businesses interested in sponsoring the event or donating items for our raffle baskets, please contact Romy Schaaf at or by phone at 901.359.7821. Sponsorship forms are attached in Monday Mail. Any gift cards you purchased while you were out shopping for the holidays can be sent to the school office in an envelope marked FASHION SHOW. Donations are accepted no matter how large or small. Don’t forget to volunteer at for Monthly Teacher treats and First Friday Adoration. See the links below. - link to Sign Up Genius for Monthly Teacher Treats -- link to Sign Up Genius for First Friday Adoration

St. Benedict at Auburndale Presents

February 23, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. St. Benedict at Auburndale Dining Hall

Visit for more information. Food by:

Fashion Show by: Laurelwood

Tickets $25.00 per person

Proceeds benefit the SBA Annual Fund

SWING AND BLING FASHION SHOW We are looking for donations for the upcoming Annual Fashion Show benefiting the SBA Annual Fund. Themes for this year’s baskets include: • Cooking • Mom’s Day Out (spa / massage / pedicure / manicure) • Dad’s Day Off (golf items or golf package) • Tailgate Party • America’s Pastime (baseball tickets or items) • Grizz Nation (Grizzlies tickets or items) • Tigers Basketball (tickets to game or items) • Night in Downtown (restaurant gift cards / theater tickets) • Date Night (movie tickets / restaurant gift cards) • Summertime Fun • Gardening • Gifts Galore (gift card tree) If you can help us with any of these items, please send your donations in with your students to the office. Mark all donations “SWING AND BLING FASHION SHOW”. Or contact Lori Regis at or Romy Schaaf at

Practice ACT Opportunities There is ONE more opportunity for juniors to take a practice ACT this year on January 19th. Testing will be from 9 to 12:15 and the cost of the test is $8. This is an actual ACT test that has been retired for practice purposes. Students will receive their test booklets, answer sheets and scores the week following the test. A sign-up sheet has been posted by Mrs. Brannon’s office. Contact Mrs. Brannon if you have any questions:

French Club Movie Night! Families are invited to come see “The Pink Panther” in our SBA theater! The movie will start at 7:00 p.m. It is only $5 per ticket and we will have $1 concessions and raffles! Profits will go towards the trip to France in the summer! Email with your name and number of tickets! Thank you!

Pitner Driving School Pitner Driving School is accepting applications for their 2/25-3/8 class from 3-6 PM. Applications are available with freshman counselor, Mr. Collins (


Benefiting St. Benedict Seniors Project Graduation Saturday Night, February 2, 2013 SBA Dining Hall Doors Open at 6:30 p.m. • Questions begin at 7:30 p.m. • $15 per player Teams will consist of 8 people. In the interest of fairness – no more than 8 people per team. Walk-Ins accepted at the door IF tables are available. GOLD SPONSOR TABLES $20 per player (these tables must consist of 8 players) Each of these tables will receive 2 bottles of wine, appetizer, priority seating and additional door prize drawings. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. to give you time to set up and visit with competing teams. Questions by Brother Ignatius (CBU) will begin at 7:30 p.m. The contest will consist of ten rounds of ten questions for a total of 100 questions. Categories cover a wide range – something for everyone!! All team members placing 1st, 2nd, 3rd and last will receive prizes! Table Decorating Contest!!! Come up with a theme and decorate your table depicting any of the “Fabulous February Fun” themes . Most outstanding table will win a prize!! Silent Auction / Heads & Tails Game Mulligans – tokens that can be used as a correct answer when a team is stumped on a question. ($5.00 each or 6 for $20.00) Limit 6 per team. Call: St Benedict High School 260-2840, Darla Boston 277-8694; or e-mail SBA Mail completed registration forms with checks made payable to Project Graduation to: St Benedict High School 8250 Varnavas Dr. Cordova, TN 38016 Drop off at SBA High School office with envelope marked Project Graduation (Trivia Night)

We do expect a full house and tables will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. We are limited to 45 tables. Sign up early so you won’t be disappointed!

Trivia Night Registration Reservations will be accepted for teams at $15 per person; or at $20 per person for a Gold Sponsor table. To reserve a Gold Sponsor Table, you must have 8 players. If you prepay the registration fee – we will let you know your table assignment in advance and you will be able to go straight to your table and bypass the line at the registration table. If you pay at the door, the team captain is responsible for collecting the team’s registration fees and paying for the entire team at check-in, either by check or cash. Please select one: Gold Table__________________ or Regular Table____________________ Team Members:

(Please designate one person as team captain)

1. ___________________________________________________________________ 2. ___________________________________________________________________ 3. ___________________________________________________________________ 4. ____________________________________________________________________ 5. ____________________________________________________________________ 6. ____________________________________________________________________ 7. ____________________________________________________________________ 8. ____________________________________________________________________

Team Captain:______________________________________________________ Address:___________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ Phone:_______________________ e-mail:________________________________

Please provide an e-mail address so a copy of the rules can be sent to the team captain. You are invited to bring your own refreshments and BYOB for your table. Desserts and soft drinks will be provided!! Door prizes will be drawn throughout the night and the silent auction will end during the 8th round. Brother Ignatius has promised two “heads or tails” contests, which will be fun for all!!

The Rule: St. Benedict’s Newsletter St. Benedict at Auburndale

Saint quotes of the month: "We cannot seek after material goods as if they were a treasure. Our treasure is here, in a manger. Our treasure is Christ and all our love and desire must be centered on him…"-St. Josemaria Escriva on the Epiphany (Jan.6) "Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away, behold, the new has come." -2Corinthians 5:17 (Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord Jan. 13) “ not be deterred from the commitment to defend the dignity of every human person with courageous determination. Christ is with you: be not afraid! ” Blessed John Paul II “As mariners are guided into port by the shining of a star, so Christians are guided to heaven by Mary"-Saint Thomas Aquinas (Feast Day: Jan. 28)


“Keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, the leader and perfecter of faith.” -Hebrews 12:2

Spiritual Events Pray at SBA: Mondays at 7:15 a.m. in the Chapel

Jan. 15: 6th Period Class Mass

Jan. 4: 1st Friday Mass at 7:15 & Adoration

Jan. 17: 8th Period Class Mass

Jan. 7: 1st Period Class Mass Jan. 8: 2nd Period Class Mass Jan. 9: 3rd Period Class Mass Jan. 10: 4th Period Class Mass Jan. 14: 5th Period Class Mass

Jan. 16: 7th Period Class Mass Jan. 14-18: National Vocations Awareness Week Jan. 18: Possible Guest Speaker in Chapel for all Theology Classes Jan. 23-26: Pro-Life Trip Jan. 28-Feb. 1: Catholic Schools Week

Schedule of Lectors & Altar Servers Jan. 7 (1st Period) Lectors: Kristin Watts & Tim Maginn Altar Server: Kyle Anderson

Jan. 15 (6th Period) Lectors: Arielle Lahlles & Cassandra Carrasco Altar Server: Tyler Maxwell

Jan. 8 (2nd Period) Lectors: Luckie Krog & Malachi Marrero Altar Server: Eva Montgomery

Jan. 16 (7th Period) Lectors: Jeenne StaAna & Rachel Paduck Altar Server: Alex Peyton

Jan. 9 (3rd Period) Lectors: Jenna Fisher & Thomas Trouy Altar Server: Catherine Saig

Jan. 17 (8th Period) Lectors: Kate Kheradvar & Paige Williams Altar Server: Bret James

Jan. 10 (4th Period) Lectors: Kirkland Schuler & Abby Fehrenbacher Altar Server: Amanda Slade

Jan. 31 (All School Mass) Lectors: Jessica Focht & Zach Favorite Altar Servers: Hugh Lynch, Jacob Timmons, & Alex Thompson Gift Bearers: Christie Moore, Michelle Borg, Kyle Nestler, Will Comfort

Jan. 14 (5th Period) Lectors: Amanda Reeves & Alex Thompson Altar Server: Grace Gilman

Director of Spiritual Affairs: Khira Rotty Email: Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

The Rule: St. Benedict’s Newsletter St. Benedict at Auburndale

Year of Faith Check out these websites: content/ novaevangelizatio/ en.html


“Keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, the leader and perfecter of faith.” -Hebrews 12:2

Diocesan Events: SEARCH: February 22-24 Register NOW! Women’s Morning of Spirituality February 9 Sr. Mary Brigid-Keynote Speaker

Other News:

BenedicTeens: Thursdays at 4:30 in Rm. A111 (Mr. Smith).

Jan. 15 @ 2:30 on Theater: last meeting for those attending Pro-Life March in D.C.

March For Life: Live Coverage on EWTN. www.generationlife. org

Please pray: for an increase in the dignity of the human person from conception to natural death; for the unborn; for women who have had abortions; for the men who suffer from the loss of their child; and for all those who are travelling to stand up for the right to life. Jan. 13-18: National Vocations Awareness Week Check out this website: and From_Pope_Benedict_XVI


ALL Chaplains meet with Mrs. Rotty after school on Thursdays. Check the bulletin board in the Theology hallway for Parish Mass, Confession and Youth Ministry schedules.

Prayer for Vocations

help me decide how you want me to make a difference. O Lord, help me know your will for me Like our Blessed Mother, give me the Let your light shine in the depths wisdom to hear your voice of my heart that I may know what you and the courage to answer your call. want Above all give me peace of mind and me to do with my life. heart. Help me believe that you have a special I offer this prayer in the name of Jesus plan for me. Christ our Lord. Lord, I know I pass through this life Amen only once;

Director of Spiritual Affairs: Khira Rotty Email: Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

SBA Athletics - Upcoming Events Monday, January 7th - FR Boys Basketball vs MUS (HOME @ 6:00PM) Tuesday, January 8th - Boys & Girls Basektball vs FCA (HOME) o Girls JV Game at 3:30pm o Boys JV Game at 4:30pm o Girls Varsity Game at 6:00pm o Boys Varsity Game at 7:30pm - Girls Bowling vs St. Mary’s (AWAY) - Boys Bowling vs Lausanne (AWAY) Wednesday, January 9th - Boys Basketball vs St. George’s (AWAY) Thursday, January 10th - Wrestling vs CBHS (HOME @ 7:00PM) - Girls Bowling vs Briarcrest (AWAY) - FR Girls Basketball vs St. George’s (AWAY) - FR Boys Basketball vs CBHS (AWAY) - Swim Meet (AWAY)

Friday, January 11th - Girls Basketball vs Hutchison (HOME) o JV Game at 3:30pm o Varsity Game at 6:00pm - Boys Basketball vs MUS (HOME) o JV Game at 4:30pm o Varsity Game at 7:00pm Saturday, January 12th - Wrestling – Collierville Dragon Duals Tournament (AWAY)



37 annual Stand For Life Pro-Life Rally (This is the continuation of the Walk for Life) Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center •3663 Appling Rd., Bartlett Keynote Speakers: Sue Parker, CEO, Life Choices of Memphis Cathy Waterbury, ED, Confidential Care for Women/Image Clear Ultrasound Mobile Memphis Join us in this memorial for the over 54 million innocent and defenseless preborn babies killed by abortion since Roe vs. Wade Admission is FREE to this family event Sponsor: Shelby County Right to Life



Wines graciously provided by —

Pete & Sam’s

Frank Grisanti’s

Lucchesi’s - Delta Wholesale



Jackie Aaron - Athen’s Distributing

Folk’s Folly

Lucchesi’s Pasta

Al LaRocca—Star Distributing

Andrew Michael’s

Ciao Bella

Ruffino Wines

The Rendezvous

US. Foods

Victor Robilio Company

The Italian Rebel

John & Wanda Barzizza Handicap Access  available! 

This year’s event is being held in memory of our co-founder


With Traditional Italian Tableside Music by Tony Barrasso and Dancing to D.J. Michael Spano playing Italian Music by all the “Greats”!


JOYCE COBB! Providing an array of contemporary & legendary musical selections for your listening and dancing pleasure!

AVE MARIA HOME – Lisa Bell (901) 405-3791 ( CATHOLIC SCHOOLS OFFICE — Mary Helen Carmack (901) 373-1205 (


Sat. January 19, 2013 at 9 AM Family Room, adjacent to the church immediately following the celebration of 8:15 AM Mass Guest Speakers Les Riley, President and Founder, Personhood Mississippi Robert Hutton, pro-life attorney Rev. Richard Cortese, Moderator, Hispanic Ministry, St. Michael Catholic Church Complimentary and open to the public To pre-register, contact Jan Courtney,, 901-490-6435 or Peter McCann,, 901-273-5229 Sponsored by Respect Life Committee, Holy Rosary Catholic Church

Monday Mail - 1/7/13  
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Monday Mail to the Parents for the Week of January 7, 2013