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Monday Mail for the Week of January 14th, 2013: Important Upcoming Calendar Reminders - January 15th ……… March for Life Trip Meeting (more information below) - January 21st ……...Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – NO CLASSES - January 23rd-26th … Pro-Life Trip to Washington, D.C. - February 2nd …….. PG Trivia Night, 6:30pm in the SBA Dining Hall


Note from the Business Office Tuition statements were e-mailed out last week. Tuition payments for this quarter are due on February 1st. If you did not receive your tuition statement, please contact Kathy Hurt in the Business Office (hurtk@sbaeagles.org).

Upcoming SACS Survey As you are aware, SBA and our Diocese are both SACS accredited institutions. As part of maintaining that most important of credentials, we will be asking our families (and students and staff) to complete an upcoming online survey. It was designed by the SACS organization and the site will be launched on January 17, remaining open through February 2.

More details (and a reminder or two) will follow but we hope you will please take the time to help us. SACS has determined that a minimum of 40% parental participation will be required for a school’s continued accreditation, though of course we know there will be much more. As always, results will be anonymous. Just one more way you can help us reach our goals. Thank you in advance.


FABULOUS FEBRUARY FUN

TRIVIA NIGHT 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 Trivia@sbeagles.org 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:

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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 8 th round. Brother Ignatius has promised two “heads or tails” contests, which will be fun for all!!


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 on Tuesday, January 15th, in the Distance Learning Center at 2:30pm. This is a mandatory meeting in order to go on the trip. Parents are also welcome and encouraged to attend. This is the final meeting before the trip.

Practice ACT Opportunity 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: brannonj@sbaeagles.org

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 (collinsc@sbaeagles.org).


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-gradereview 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 http://www.eprep.com/ . To log-in your student’s account simply go to http://school.eprep.com/auburndalehstn/login 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


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 (aubreyandbeth@att.net) or Angie Valadie (angie@valadie.com). 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 2:00pm. 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 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”)


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 regisl@sbaeagles.org or Romy Schaaf at rbschaaf64@att.net


SBA Athletics - Upcoming Events Monday, January 14th - Varsity Boys Basketball vs Marion, IL (FedEx Forum, 2:30pm) - FR Girls Basketball vs St. George’s (HOME @ 5:30pm)

Tuesday, January 15th - Wrestling vs Arlington (AWAY)

Wednesday, January 16th - Wrestling vs MUS, Raleigh-Egypt (HOME @ 6:00pm) o This will Senior Night for the Wrestlers

Thursday, January 17th - Swimming – St. George’s Meet (AWAY) - FR Boys Basketball vs Harding (HOME @ 7:00pm)

Friday, January 18th - Boys & Girls Basketball vs Briarcrest (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 - Wrestling – Clinch Gear Prep Slam (AWAY)


COMMUNITY NEWS SECTION


Please Join Birthright In remembering those who have been aborted And honor those who have chosen life.

2nd Annual Prayer Service Saturday Jan. 26th, 2013 Holy Rosary Catholic Church 10:00 a.m. We are looking for people to participate in this event. Last year we had all ages including young children. This is designed for families. A small reception will follow. We will be out of the building before 11:30. If you would like to participate call Vicki at 327-8109. Please come and pray to end abortion.


14th ANNUAL RESPECT LIFE BREAKFAST

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, jcourtney1@yahoo.com, 901-490-6435 or Peter McCann, gopetermccann@gmail.com, 901-273-5229 Sponsored by Respect Life Committee, Holy Rosary Catholic Church


37th 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



Monday Mail - 1/14/13