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Monday Mail for the Week of January 23rd, 2012: Calendar Reminders January 29th …. Dance Team Show Night (3:00pm in the Gym) January 29th …. Crossroads Concert (more info to follow) January 31st …. Winter Sports Senior Night (more infor to follow) February 1st …. 1st-Wednesday-of-the-month; 2:00pm dismissal February 19th …. Mu Alpha Theta, Spanish/French National Honor Societies Inductions; 2:00pm in the Theater February 26th …. Father/Daughter Dance (for Junior & Senior Girls) at Colonial at 6:30pm

Winter Sports Senior Night 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 Tuesday, January 31 before and during the varsity boys game against MEHA. A social will be held in the foyer next to the gym beginning at 5:30 PM and the varsity girls game is scheduled for 6:00 PM. The senior athletes participating in winter sports and 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. 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. 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 2012 All senior athletes who participate in winter sports will be recognized Tuesday, January 31 before and during the boys game against MEHA. A social will be held in the foyer next to the gym beginning at 5:30 PM and the girls varsity game is scheduled for 6:00 PM. The senior athletes participating in winter sports and 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 Monday, January 23 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, AllRegion Team, captain, etc.) ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________

COLLEGE PLANS (WHERE & DEGREE INTERESTS) ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________

Teacher Appreciation Luncheon Monday, January 30, has been designated to show formal appreciation to our faculty and staff during the annual Teacher Appreciation Luncheon. Our theme is "Royalty" and we plan to treat our faculty and staff like kings and queens. 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. 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 30. 2. Have your son or daughter write a note of appreciation to a current or former instructor. 3. Help to organize the gifts that are provided for the luncheon. Every teacher and staff member will receive one by lottery. 4. Help to set up on Sunday, January 29 at approximately 2:00 PM. 5. Help to clean up after lunches end on Monday, January 30. 6. Help to serve on the day of the luncheon during one of the lunch periods. 7. Send in a dessert to be served at the lunch. 8. Provide a gift. If you have any questions or wish to volunteer on Sunday or Monday please contact Beth Jackson (

St. Benedict at Auburndale 2nd Annual Fashion Show Mark your calendar for a

“Fashionista Fiesta” Saturday, March 24, 2012 6:30 pm, SBA Dining Hall Fashion Show by

Famous Class Basket Giveaway & Door Prizes!

Delicious Food from Taco


Last year’s event was a HUGE success and so much fun! Our class baskets were very impressive and filled with awesome items. This year’s baskets will be even better!!

Tickets available end of January!

MARDI GRAS “TRIVIA NIGHT” Benefiting St. Benedict Seniors Project Graduation Saturday Night, February 18, 2012 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 centered around Mardi Gras and decorate your table. 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. Everyone is invited!!!

Call: Call: St Benedict High School 260-2840, Darla Boston 277-8694; or email for any questions. 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 or 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. 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” contest, which will be fun for all!!

From the Business Office Tuition Statements were e-mailed on Wednesday, January 11th. If you didn’t receive a statement and feel you should have, please contact us via e-mail at We will begin the re-registration process in February for the 201213 school year. Diocesan Policy requires that families must fulfill financial obligations for the current school year (201112) to be allowed to re-register for the next school year.

Yearbook Ads Did you miss your chance to purchase a senior ad? Well here is your last chance to get one! Since we had an over whelming response we were able to purchase 5 more pages. We have 3 left! They are first come first serve so get your ad in as soon as possible! Please make sure that the contract, check and ad are all together. Your ad will not be processed until all 3 have been received. The contract is on the SBA website. Go to and click on 2012 yearbook forms. Please deliver to the front office or e-mail us at

Softball Parent & Player Meetings There will be a meeting for all softball players on Monday, January 30th, at 3:15 pm in the Wellness room. There will also be a meeting for Softball Parents on Tuesday, January, 31st, at 6:00 pm in the Distance Learning Center.

The Rule: St. Benedict’s Blog St. Benedict presents a blog that will consist of weekly lessons, prayers, video clips, and/or reflections. Its purpose is to assist the individuals of the St. Benedict at Auburndale Community to encounter Christ, so we can praise, worship and glorify God together as one family of believers. Just go to the “Pray at SBA” portion of the website and click on “The Rule: St. Benedict’s Blog”. There is also a section for you to anonymously submit questions about the Faith, and have them answered by the Director of Spiritual Affairs. Hope it provides some assistance for you on your journey towards Christ! Click here to see last week’s entry.

ePrep Information PSAT scores are in! They will be handed out and reviewed with your child in his/her English class this month. They should bring them home to you. Ask them to share them with you. We will also be introducing the sophomore students to ePrep, an online PSAT/SAT/ACT test prep program. Sophomore parents should have received an email about it the first week of January. Please let Mrs. Scruggs know if you did not receive it. During the week of January 23-27, Mrs. Scruggs will be reviewing this program with your sophomore student in English class when she gives out the students’ PSAT score sheets.

Crossroads Artists Concert Series January 29, 2012 6:30 p.m. – SBA Performing Arts Theatre Tickets $10.00

Songs of Love: Start the Season of Romance with world-renowned soprano, Ms. Mary Wilson, with SBA award-winning choirs.

SBA Athletics Upcoming Events Tuesday, January 24th - Boys & Girls Basketball vs MHEA (HOME) o JV Girls at 3:30pm o JV Boys at 4:30pm o Varsity Girls at 6:00pm o Varsity Boys at 7:30pm

Wednesday, January 25th - C-Team Girls Basketball vs St. George’s (HOME @ 7:00pm)

Thursday, January 26th - Freshman Boys Basketball vs Briarcrest (HOME @ 7:00pm)

Friday, January 27th - Boys Basketball vs CBHS (HOME) o JV Boys at 4:30pm o Varsity Boys at 7:30pm - Girls Basketball vs St. Agnes (HOME) o JV Girls at 3:30pm o Varsity Girls at 6:00pm

Saturday, January 28th - Freshman Boys Basketball vs Harding (HOME @ 2:00pm) - Swimming – Shelby County Championships (AWAY)

Community News Section

2012 MOTHER/DAUGHTER PROGRAMS Sundays, March 11 or March 25 for 10* - 12 year old girls 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

(These two programs fill up very quickly. Please register early.)

Sunday, March 18 for 13 - 16 year old girls 2:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Saint Francis Hospital Auditorium 5959 Park Avenue The Mother/Daughter Programs explore God’s special gift of human fertility and the beauty and wonder of God’s plan for growing up and becoming a woman. Topics include: the changes in a young woman’s body as it prepares for motherhood; the onset of ovulation and subsequent menstrual periods; the functions of the female reproductive system; the sacredness of human life; the virtue of chastity; and a question and answer segment. Healthy dating ideas with a strong emphasis on chastity and reverence for our sexuality are also discussed with the older girls. It is good to come to both programs at the age appropriate time for each girl since the older girls’ program is an extension of the first one. The purpose of the programs is to provide an atmosphere of love and learning to discuss the important topic of growing up and to establish a foundation for continued communication between parent and child. The programs are presented by Natural Family Planning Teachers who will emphasize respect, understanding and appreciation for God’s gifts. T-shirts and boxer shorts promoting chastity and pro-life materials will be offered for sale at each program. *Girls younger than 10 who are already developing and showing signs of puberty are also welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served. Seating is limited and pre-registration is required.

Discount fee is $25.00 per family (non-refundable) if RECEIVED 6 days PRIOR to selected program. Within 6 days of each program, the fee is $30.00 per family (non-refundable.) (If you have daughters in both age groups and need to attend two programs, the cost is $40.00 per family for both programs if RECEIVED 6 days prior to the first selected program. Within 6 days of first selected program, the fee is $45 per family.) Please complete the registration form below and mail it with your check to the NFP Center at least 6 days prior to program or you can register online at NFP Center ♥ 5825 Shelby Oaks Dr.♥ Memphis, TN 38134 ♥ (901) 373-1285 ♥

2012 Mother/Daughter Program Reservation Form We want to attend the program for 10 - 12 year olds on: March 11 OR March 25 * Please check one * We want to attend the program for 13 - 16 year olds on: March 18 Mother’s Name________________________________________________ Home Phone__________________________ ( Please PRINT and use names as you want them to appear on the name tags. )

Daughter’s Name______________________________ Age______ DOB____________ School_____________________ 2nd Daughter’s Name___________________________ Age______ DOB____________ School_____________________ Address:____________________________________________ City/State/Zip________________________________ Work or Cell Phone_____________________ E-mail Address_______________________________________________ Please make $25.00 check ($40.00 for two programs) payable to NFP CENTER and mail with the reservation form to:

Diocese of Memphis NFP Center  5825 Shelby Oaks Dr.  Memphis, TN 38134 Seating is limited. Reservations must be RECEIVED at least 6 days prior to your selected program for the discount fee.

Confirmation of your reservation will be sent by E-mail or post card. Please call (901) 373-1285 if you do not receive a confirmation.

Saturday, February 11

Live music provided by Dr. Zarr’s Amazing Funk Monster 7 p.m. $30 per ticket Hosted by Holy Rosary Mothers’ Club * Silent Auction * Dancing * Cash Bar * Food provided by Humdingers * Class Basket Giveaway * -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Ticket Order Form Name:__________________________________________

Phone Number:_____________________________

E-mail address:__________________________________________________________________________________ Number of tickets desired:__________ ($30 per person. Early bird discount = $25 per person if purchased before January 31.)

Total amount:____________________________ Circle one:



Name on card:___________________________

Credit Card Card number:_______________________________

Expiration date:_______________

Return to Holy Rosary School Office, 4851 Park Ave., Memphis, Tennessee 38117. An e-mail confirmation will be sent to you within two weeks of ticket purchase. If you have any questions regarding tickets, please contact Laina Haff (6C or 6W) or Sarah Curtis via kid mail or send an e-mail to

Join us for an evening of food, fun and fellowship featuring:

* Food from Jim's Place Grille * * Wine from Buster's Liquors and Wines * * Beer provided by The Blue Monkey * Our live and silent auction will feature:

* Paintings Crafted by our Clients and Local "Celebrities" * * Sports Memorabilia * * Much, Much More! * Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door. Space is limited so purchase your tickets early! Call Alie Lifsey at 901-722-4750 for tickets or more information.

Monday Mail - 1/23/12  

Monday Mail to the Parents for the Week of January 23, 2012