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Monday Mail for the Week of May 2nd, 2011: Calendar Reminders - Tues., May 3rd - No Activity Day Schedule; 3:00pm


- Wed., May 4th - No 1st Wednesday Schedule; 3:00pm


- Thurs., May 5 - Half Day of School; Noon



Extra Graduation Invitations We’ve had some families turn in extra Graduation Invitations – we’ll sell them in bundles on 10 for $11.00 a bundle. Please make check payable to: SBA. Please email Mrs. Morris ( if you are interested.

Spring Sports Senior Night Due to the current weather and impending forecast, we will be unable to hold our Spring Sport Senior Night recognizing all of our senior spring sport athletes tonight. We will honor those athletes and their parents on Monday, May 9th, at the senior awards night (6:30pm in the SBA Dining Hall). We regret the inconvenience and hope that all senior athletes and their parents will be able to attend. Thank you for your patience.

The Commercial Appeal is sponsoring its “MEMPHIS MOST” competition and nominations will be taken through May 9. Please go to and vote for St. Benedict at Auburndale High School in the private school category and continue on to the Bartlett and then Cordova local page to also vote for the best private high school. Certainly, you can vote in other categories, but be sure to vote in these three categories for SBA - only one ballot per person. This process will determine the top nominations and then they will have a final vote. We’ll keep you posted when that process begins. SBA was one of the top schools overall and the top school in Cordova and Bartlett last year. Let’s keep the streak going.

First Friday Adoration First Friday Adoration at SBA is in immediate need for parents to fill 30 minute to one hour shifts on May 6. The time slots in most need are: o o o o o o o

7:30-8:00am 8:00-8:30am 10:00-10:30am 10:30-11:00am 1:00-1:30pm 1:30-2:00pm 2:00-2:30pm

The United States conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Devine Worship states, “…a minimum of two people must always be present during Exposition of the Blessed Eucharist. During this time, under no circumstances is our Lord to be left alone.” Please help us to ensure that this does not happen at SBA on May 6. Please E-mail Cathy MacDonald at

Prom Pictures The yearbook staff is looking for a few good prom pictures. If you have one, please e-mail it to Mrs. Ford at

Summer Enrichment Information for Incoming 9th Graders St. Benedict will offer SUMMER ENRICHMENT in English and math for incoming 9th grade students. These classes help assist students in areas that challenge them and are recommended for those who need to build a stronger foundation in these two academic areas. The classes will meet Monday through Thursday, July 5-21 (no class on Fridays). Class times: Session One: 8:30-10:15 and Session Two: 10:3012:15 (there will be a 15 minute break between sessions). Both classes will meet during each session, so choose the time that best fits your schedule. The Summer Enrichment registration form is available on our website at Please note the registration form should be returned by April 30, 2011. If you have any questions, please email Robin Moore, PLUS Program Director ( or Marjorie Vincent, 9th Grade Guidance Counselor (

Rock the night away with your classmates for one last time!

May 13, 2011 Incredible Pizza 1245 North Germantown Parkway Check-in 11:30pm Pick-up by 5:30am (No entry after midnight)

Hosted by Project Graduation FUN! FOOD! PRIZES!

SBA GIRLS SOCCER – Fall 2011 Important info for incoming freshmen and returning students interested in trying out for the SBA Girls’ Soccer Team for 2011.

Tryouts are scheduled for June 6-8 from 6-8:00pm on the SBA Soccer Field. The team will be participating in a summer camp at MTSU, July 18-21. This camp is part of our preseason; if you make the team you will be required to attend the camp. In order to try out, you must have a physical on file with the school. The physical forms (5 pages) are on the SBA website under Athletics. Please print and fill out ALL forms (there is a section for the doctor to fill in) and turn in to the school office or provide to the coach on the first day of tryouts. They must be dated AFTER May 1st, 2011. There is a special day assigned for SBA athletes at the Campbell Clinic for your convenience. The date this year is May 14th, at 7:45am. The cost is approximately $20. If you are interested in trying out for the team and haven’t previously contacted the coach, please contact her to ensure you get the latest info. SBA Girls’ Soccer Head Coach: Julie Knowles E-mail address:, Phone: 871-5055

Community News Section

The 25th Annual


WINDYKE COUNTRY CLUB 8535 Winchester Rd., Memphis, TN 38125 Shotgun Starts: 8:00 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.

to benefit the

CATHOLIC EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP FUND 4 PERSON TEAMS SCRAMBLE FORMAT ALL ENTRIES INCLUDE: Green’s Fee  Cart  Golf Balls Lunch  Beverages  Prizes  Free Range Balls & MORE!!! For more information call (901) 373-1205 or visit us on the web!

WWW.BISHOPSOPEN.ORG Angel of the Catholic Schools Award Dinner Thursday, May 5, 2011 Cocktails at 6; Dinner at 6:30 at St. Benedict at Auburndale To benefit the Catholic Education Scholarship Fund

In recognition of their dedication to Catholic education, join us as we honor:

Christian Brothers of the Midwest Province


Knights of Columbus of the Diocese of Memphis

David Wedaman


Individual Dinner Tickets (golfer’s ticket price included in golf package): $25 per person X _____ = $______________ Table sponsorships available! regret I am unable to attend; Please accept my donation in honor of the Angels of the Catholic Schools. $______________ Mail to: Angel of the Catholic Schools Dinner I would like to pay by: Diocese of Memphis ___ Check (Payable to: Catholic Schools Office) 5825 Shelby Oaks Drive ___ Credit Card #______________________________________ Exp._______ Memphis, TN 38134 For more information call: Mary Helen Carmack (901) 373-1205 or email:

Monday Mail - 5/2/11  
Monday Mail - 5/2/11  

Monday Mail to the parents for the week on May 2, 2011