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2017-2018 April 16 & 17: Spring Musical-Big Fish, 7pm (see flyer) April 21: Prom April 22: Father/Son Bowling (seniors) Mother/Daughter Tea (seniors) April 23: Senior Skip Day April 30: Senior Retreat May 2: Sports Physicals @ SBA 3:30-6pm May 3: May Crowning Mass May 4: 1st Friday Adoration

May 11: Baccalaureate, 7pm May 12: Graduation, 9:30 am Senior Project Graduation May 16: Honors day (grades 9-11), 2pm,gym May 21-24: Final exams (1/2 days) May 24: Last Day of School June 1 & 2: Used Uniform Drop-off & Sale June 16: A Night at the Nest, 7pm, Dining Hall

2018-19 Calendar (Major Dates) July 31 – August 6: Teacher In-service August 2: Soar Day August 7: First Day of School-½ day (new students only) August 8: School opens for all students August 15: Feast of the Assumption, Holy Day of Obligation (no school) September 3: Labor Day (no school) October 5: Professional Day (no school) October 8 & 9: Fall Break (no school) November 1: All Saints Day, Holy Day of Obligation (no school) November 19 – 23: Thanksgiving Break (no school) December 20: Begin Christmas Break-½ day December 21: Professional Day (no school) December 21 – Jan 6: Christmas Break (no school)

Jan. 7: Classes resume Jan. 16-19: Pro-life trip to Washington Jan. 21: MLK Holiday (no school) Jan. 27 – Feb 2: Catholic Schools Week Feb. 18: Presidents’ Day (no school) March 11-15: Spring Break April 18: Holy Thursday-½ day April 19: Good Friday (no school) April 22: Easter Monday (no school) May 24: Last day of school-½ day



SPRING PICTURE ORDERS A reminder that spring picture orders are due Tuesday, April 24! You can place your order several ways: online, mail proofs to or call Holland Studios directly, or by returning the order to SBA (paper proof was sent home with your child last week). Please Note: If you did not receive a proof, it’s possible your child did not have their picture taken. Thank you!

DRIVER’S PERMIT ATTENDANCE VERIFICATION Required, for a student to get a Driver’s Permit! Students may pick up a form in the front office during regular office hours. Please have student Social Security Number to complete the form. ADMISSIONS - Applications are being accepted for 2018-19. Please visit our website procedures and application. Parents Please Note: All siblings who wish to attend SBA must complete the Application form.

Faith at SBA!

A Look Ahead – April 24: Senior Retreat May 3: All-School Mass & May Crowning, 10-Gym 4- First Friday Mass, 7:10, Chapel All-Day Adoration - Chapel

Would you like a Mass offered in memory or honor of a


loved one or friend?

17: Mass, 3rd & 4th period 18: Mass 5th & 6th period 19: Mass 7th & 8th period 20: Mass 7:10am - Lunchtime Adoration & Penance

Please contact Deacon Jeff Drzycimski at 260-2888 or

FIRST FRIDAY ADORATION SIGN – UP! Wonderful way to spend time with the Lord and pray for SBA! Contact: Deacon Jeff Drzycimski 260-2888 •

Let’s Be Friends…on Facebook! If you haven’t already joined the Home & School group page on Facebook, it’s not too late! Just find “SBA Home and School” on Facebook and request to join the group.

Getting Ready for the Used Uniform Sale The annual Used Uniform Sale for SBA families is coming up on Saturday, June 2. The Used Uniform Sale is a great way for new families to catch great deals on gently used SBA uniform items. It’s also a way for “graduating” families to pass their uniform items on and make a little cash! Complete details are included in a separate article in today’s Monday Mail, so be sure to check that out. Special thanks to JoAnn Card who is heading up this year’s sale. Watch next week’s Monday Mail for volunteer sign-up info for this event.

SENIOR PARENTS, Don’t Forget to RSVP for These Events Each spring, Home & School coordinates a number of special events for our senior families. These SBA traditions are a cherished part of our seniors’ final semester in high school—and it’s Home & School’s honor to make them happen. So far this year, we’ve hosted a great dinner for senior boys and their mothers, along with a fun dance for senior girls and their dads. Coming up April 22, Home & School will host the last two senior events for this school year: the Mother & Daughter Tea and the Father & Bowling Bash. E-vites for both events were sent to families recently, with the RSVP deadlines for both coming up in the next two weeks. The Mother & Daughter Tea will take place on Sunday, April 22 from 2-4 p.m. at Memphis Botanic Garden in Hardin Hall. Attendees will enjoy delicious tea treats, prizes for the best hat and “mother-daughter look-alike” contest, as well as a brief talk from a special guest. Holland Studios will also be on hand to capture the memories. Tickets are $35 per person. Please visit the Mother & Daughter Tea event page to RSVP by Monday, April 16: The Father & Son Bowling Bash happens Sunday, April 22 from 1-3 p.m. at Andy B’s in Bartlett. The afternoon will include a little friendly competition with great prizes and a delicious BBQ buffet in Andy B’s private VIB Lounge. Tickets are $28 per person, which includes shoe rental. Please visit the Father & Son Bowling Bash event page to RSVP by Friday, April 13:


Contact Laura Erspamer

SBA Project Graduation 2017-2018

Dear St. Benedict at Auburndale Parents: Saturday, May 12, 2018 is Graduation for St. Benedict seniors. A tradition for the St. Benedict seniors is a drug and alcohol free “lock-in” given by the senior parents. Over 95% of our seniors participate each year and they have a wonderful time. We rent out Incredible Pizza and they have unlimited play time, as well as unlimited pizza, drinks and snacks. Whether your child loves go-karts, bowling, putt-putt, laser tag or lots of video games-there is something for everyone. Each child receives a special gift as well as super door prizes that have included 32-inch flat screen TV’s, Microwaves and Gift Cards to name a few. It will also be the last time they will all be together as a group. Amy Iovinelli, SBA Project Graduation Committee Chair, 901.849.9644

St Benedict Project Graduation Rules & Permission Form SBA Project Graduation (PG) is held on the night of graduation at Incredible Pizza from 11:30 pm-5:00 am. Incredible Pizza is located at 1245 Germantown Parkway Cordova, 309-3132. The purpose of SBA Project Graduation is to have a drug and alcohol-free evening of fun and fellowship one last time. RULES: If graduate arrives and is suspected to be “under the influence” (either alcohol or drugs) and the student fails a Breathalyzer test, the parents will be called and the student will not be admitted to Project Graduation regardless of the paid admission. ▪

We strongly suggest that parents drop off their students and pick them up due to the long hours of fun, they will be very tired.

No guests are allowed; only members of the SBA Class of 2018 who have paid.

Check-in is between 11:15 pm - 12:00 am. No one will be able to enter after 12:00 am.

No backpacks or large bags. All items brought must be checked in. The less students bring with them the better. Storage is limited.

No one will be allowed to leave early without a signed parental form. If a student has permission to leave, a parent will be notified and the student will not be allowed to re-enter. Students will not be eligible for door prizes if they leave early.

There will be food and drink provided all night long.

PG ends at 5:00 am. If a student does not feel capable driving home, please notify any of the chaperones and we will call a parent to come pick-up him/he. Questions or if you need to reach us during the event: Amy Iovinelli (901.849.9644) SBA Project Graduation Permission Form I/We do give our child ______________________________permission to attend Project Graduation, and we acknowledge the rules listed above. I/We can be reached at ___________________________ in the event of an emergency. I/We DO______ give our child_____________________ permission to leave Project Graduation at any time during the event. WE acknowledge that we will be notified by the phone number listed above that he/she is leaving. I/We DO NOT______ give our child_____________________ permission to leave Project Graduation until the event is finished. Signature: _____________________________________ Date: __________________________

Ticket Price - $175. – DEADLINE APRIL 30 Make your check payable to SBA Project Graduation & return to the office.

SBA SCHOOL UNIFORMS St. Benedict has chosen DENNIS for our uniform partner for the 2018-19 school year! A few new uniform items have been chosen for next year, but all uniform options for this current school year (17-18) may be worn for the next two years.

FOR INFORMATION – Contact Matt Stark,

St. Benedict Monday Mail April 16, 2018  

St. Benedict Monday Mail April 16, 2018

St. Benedict Monday Mail April 16, 2018  

St. Benedict Monday Mail April 16, 2018