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Monday Mail for the Week of April 16th, 2012: Calendar Reminders April 17th ….. Senior Retreat at St. Francis (NOT Holy Spirit) April 23rd ….. Spring Sports Senior Night during Boys Lacrosse Game (See Form below; All Athletes must turn in their form by Wednesday, April 18th) April 26th – 29th …. SBA Theater Department presents “A Midsummer’s Night Dream” (more information below) April 30th …. SBA Spring Concert featuring Combined Choirs and Orchestras, Theatre, 7:00 p.m., Free and Open to the Public May 1st …. Normal 3:00pm Dismissal (NO CLUB DAY) May 2nd ….Normal 3:00pm Dismissal (NO 2:00pm Dismissal)

Seniors: The Senior Picture will be taken at 8:30am on Tuesday, April 17th at the football field before the Senior Retreat.

Campus Wide Speaker Jesse Manibusan is the keynote speaker for the Diocesan Youth Conference to be held at SBA on Friday & Saturday. On Friday, April 20th, SBA will be hosting him as a campuswide speaker at 9:55am.

Note from the Business Office: Tuition Statements for the 2012/13 school year will be e-mailed this week. The 1st Quarter is due May 1, 2012. The remaining quarters are due August 1, 2012, November 1, 2012, and February 1, 2013. Families who choose the option of paying through FACTS can electronically sign-up on the FACTS website. There is a link on the SBA website (under “Quicklinks�). You always have the option to make a non-scheduled payment to lower your monthly payments. Families that utilize the FACTS payment plan will receive quarterly tuition statements via e-mail directly from SBA. If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Hurt ( or 901-260-2868) in our Business Office.

SPRING SPORTS SENIOR NIGHT 2012 All senior athletes who participate in spring sports will be recognized at the lacrosse game between St. Benedict and Briarcrest on Monday, April 23. A social will be held for families of spring sport senior athletes in the press box, beginning at 5:00 PM. Lacrosse players (boys and girls) and their parents will gather at approximately 5:40 PM beside the front gate to be introduced before the game. All other athletes and parents (baseball, softball, soccer, tennis, track & field) will meet by the front gate approximately five minutes before the end of the first half to be introduced during halftime. Please have your senior student athlete complete and return the bottom section of this form to his/her theology teacher no later than Wednesday, April 18. Or…you can email the information to or fax it to 260-2851. We look forward to seeing you at our 2012 Spring Sports Senior Night!

NAME: ___________________________________________________ I PLAN TO ATTEND SENIOR NIGHT. YES_________ NO_________ PARENTS’ NAMES: __________________________________________ 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) ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________

Mother/Daughter Tea Thank you to each and everyone that volunteered of their time, donations and hard work to make this year’s Mother/Daughter Tea a huge success!! If you are interested in ordering pictures from the Mother/Daughter Tea, please go to and then click on “Online Ordering.” (Note: This is a correction from last week’s Monday Mail. If you tried to send an e-mail last week to order pictures, that did NOT place your order. Please follow the instructions above to order.)

Home & School Meeting The SBA Home& School Association will have our last meeting of the school year on Wednesday, April 18 at 8:00am in the Faculty dining hall. Please join us as we wrap up this year’s business and begin organizing next year’s events and committees. This meeting is open to all current SBA parents and those who will be joining SBA for the 2012-2013 school year. If you have any questions or need additional information please contact either: Shannon Schuhlein 901.751.2225


Romy Schaaf 901.359.7821

Upcoming SBA Theater/Music Department Productions Thursday, April 26th-29th – SBA Celebration Troupe presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream. See flyer on the next page for show times and ticket information Monday, April 30 – SBA Spring Concert featuring Combined Choirs and Orchestras, Theatre, 7:00 p.m., Free and Open to the Public Saturday, May 5 – CLUE: The Play, adapted from the film and the game, Presented by SBA Acting Class II students, Theatre, 7:00 p.m., Free and Open to the Public Sunday, May 13 – Treat Mom on Mother’s Day to 30 Plays in 60 Minutes, Written and Presented by SBA Acting I students, Theatre, 2:30 p.m., Free and Open to the Public

SBA Athletics Upcoming Events Monday, April 16th -

Baseball vs Cordova (HOME @ 4:00/7:00pm) Varsity Girls Lacrosse vs White Station (HOME @ 6:00pm) JV Boys Soccer vs Collierville (HOME @ 5:00pm) JV Track & Field Meet (AWAY)

Tuesday, April 17th -

Boys & Girls Tennis vs ECS (HOME @ 3:30pm) Varsity Softball vs St. Agnes (HOME @ 5:00pm) JV Girls Lacrosse vs St. George’s (HOME @ 4:30pm) Varsity Boys Soccer vs Briarcrest (AWAY) JV Baseball vs Houston (AWAY)

Thursday, April 19th -

Boys Lacrosse vs White Station (HOME @ 5:00pm) Boys Soccer vs Cordova (HOME @ 5:00/7:00pm) Softball vs Fayette Academy (HOME @ 5:00/6:30pm) Baseball vs Briarcrest (AWAY) Boys & Girls Tennis vs Briarcrest (AWAY)

Friday, April 20th - Baseball vs Briarcrest (HOME @ 4:30/7:00pm) - Varsity Softball – Play it Again Sports Tournament (AWAY) - Track & Field – Collierville Relays (AWAY)

Saturday, April 21st - Baseball vs Briarcrest (AWAY) - Varsity Softball – Play it Again Sports Tournament (AWAY) - Track & Field – Collierville Relays (AWAY)

Community News Section

SFA Fall Fest 2012 We are starting the planning process for the 2012 SFA Fall Fest event. This year's event will take place on Friday, September 28th and Saturday, September 29th. We are always looking for SFA Parishioners who would like to assist in the planning and the weekend event. We are also looking for sponsors and this year, being a sponsor, will include the ability to sponsor the contests during lunch on Saturday. If you are interested, please contact Chris Lomasney at or 901-756-6822.


Memphis- Dr. Peter Kreeft, Professor of Philosophy at Boston College, will present "Happiness: How Do You Get It? Christ’s Version vs. the World’s" as part of the Distinguished Catholic Lectors Series on Friday, April 20, at 7:00 p.m. in the University Theater at Christian Brothers University (CBU). Kreeft is a philosopher and Christian apologist, renowned for his abilities to offer intellectually rigorous defenses of classical Christian teachings. He punctuates his insights with wit and humor, even as he probes the moral and intellectual challenges of living as a Christian in the modern world. His lecture will explore how Christ’s teachings are at odds with virtually everything we assume makes up a "happy" life. He argues that in Christian teachings we can discover the path to a life of something far more substantial – and ultimately far more fulfilling – than what we usually think of as "happiness." "Kreeft’s ability to engage the heart and mind with wisdom and wit, on things that really matter, appeals both to the committed and the curious," noted CBU Chair and Assistant Professor of Religion & Philosophy, Dr. Scott Geis. "CBU is privileged to welcome Professor Kreeft to campus as part of its Distinguished Catholic Lecture Series. In what promises to be a rich, thought-provoking event, Kreeft will speak on a topic of interest to everyone: happiness." Kreeft has authored over 60 books that range from imagined dialogues involving Socrates, Sartre, Aldous Huxley, and C. S. Lewis on various philosophical and theological topics, to a systematic summary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. He has taught a variety of courses, in subjects ranging from logic and epistemology to C. S. Lewis and Thomas Aquinas. Among Dr. Kreeft’s most intriguing titles are If Einstein Had Been a Surfer and I Surf Therefore I Am. He earned his A.B. from Calvin College and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Fordham University. Although he taught briefly at Villanova University, he has spent over 45 years teaching at Boston College, where he is currently Professor of Philosophy. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information about this lecture at CBU, contact Dr. James Wallace at (901) 321-3018 or For more information about Peter Kreeft visit his website at

Monday Mail - 4/16/12  
Monday Mail - 4/16/12  

Monday Mail to the Parents for the Week of April 16, 2012