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Monday Mail for the Week of th September 10 , 2012: Important Upcoming Calendar Reminders - September 10th ……Foreign Language Trip Meeting (More information below) - September 11th & 13th …Senior Parent Meetings (More information below) - September 21st…….Homecoming Game vs McNairy Central - September 25th ……Freshman Retreat

Class Ring Orders The Balfour representatives will be back at SBA on Wednesday, September 12th during ALL lunches outside of the cafeteria to collect class ring orders and deposits. A $60 deposit is REQUIRED to place an order. Information packets are available in the front office. Balfour will accept cash, check (made payable to Balfour), money order, or credit card for the deposit.

Senior Parent Meetings “The College Admission Process and a General Information Session for Parents of Seniors� There will be three sessions of this meeting designed for parents of seniors: -September 11th; 6:30pm in the DLC -September 13th; 1:30pm in the DLC -September 13th; 6:30pm in the DLC Please e-mail Mary Cox ( if you plan to attend one of the sessions.

Can You Believe That!?!??! We want you to know that the Eagle Bucks program last year totaled

FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS! Do you know that we only have about 100 families participating?!??! AND – we think most of them are alumni families now that started using their cards when the Eagle Bucks program started. CAN YOU IMAGINE IF WE ALL PARTICIPATED IN THE EAGLE BUCKS PROGRAM?!?!?! Here’s the deal… There is a NEW program at Kroger. The old reloadable gift card program will terminate on 9/28/12. If you shop at KROGER – you likely have a Kroger Plus card on your keychain. If you will go to their website at, and create an account (it gives you the option to enter your existing Plus card number), you can then: Select “My Account” below “Welcome Back” once you have signed in. Select “Community Rewards” at the bottom of the list. Select “Edit Community Rewards Program Information”. Enter your contact information (if requested). Enter St. Benedict at Auburndale under “Find Your Organization”. Select the check box next to St. Benedict at Auburndale. Click SAVE CHANGES at the bottom. You can now see our school under your Community Rewards tab. Once you have completed this process, a portion of every shopping trip you make using your Kroger Plus card will now go to support St. Benedict High School. THANK YOU! You can do the same thing with your TARGET credit card. If you have a Target RedCard, you can designate St. Benedict at Auburndale as your school of choice for their “Take Charge of Education” program and the school will receive up to 1% of every purchase you make. You can do this on their website at Our school number is 15968, or you can just search by our zip code 38016. You wouldn’t BELIEVE how this one adds up! Think of how much we all spend at Target! THANK YOU! We also have GIFT CARDS JUST LIKE THE ONES YOU WOULD BUY AT THE STORE. They are the same amounts and to all of the same stores. BUT – if you buy them from SBA, then the school gets a percentage of the card when they are used. Please go to to see and order the different cards we offer and print out an order form if you are interested. We have one SBA family that owns a business and purchases hundreds of cards from the school for employee Christmas gifts and customer thank you gifts. What a great idea! THANK YOU! You obviously can see how it adds up. It added up to over $50,000 in one year! If you already take advantage of this way to help our school – THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! If you haven’t yet started use of this program, we would love for you to consider it.

It is a one-time extra step, but WOW does it help us out.

Parent Meeting for French/Peru Trips On Monday, September 10th at 7:00pm at SBA there will be two parent meetings for anyone who has students interested in attending the Peru or French Trips (descriptions below). The meeting for the Peru Trip will be in room A212 and the meeting for the French Trip will be in room A209. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!!

Peru Trip The SBA Peru trip will be adventure travel open to faculty, alumni and all students and their families. The adventure begins in Lima, Peru and moves to Cusco and the Sacred Valley of the Incas. We travel to the remote region where Machu Picchu was discovered covered in jungle vines to make a climb to the top. The final portion of the trip is to the Amazon River with a stay in an eco-lodge to study the flora and fauna of exotic and unforgettable Peru.

French Trip The 10-day trip to France will take place at the end of June, 2013. We will fly into Nice to tour the French Riviera, including Monaco, then travel to Lyon, the gastronomic capital of the world, and the Loire Valley to see 2 of the most beautiful chateaux as well as the famous Gothic cathedral in Chartres. Finally, we will spend a couple days in Paris with an optional tour to Versailles. Please join us Monday, September 10 at 7 pm in room 209A to receive details about the trip.

St. Benedict at Auburndale Ninth Season Crossroads Artists Concert Series SBA Performing Arts Theatre 2012-2013 Schedule (Sunday evenings, 6:30 pm)

October 28, 2012 Paul Taylor/Interrobangď ž: From Acoustic Blues to Experimental Spontaneous Composition December 16, 2012 Susan Marshall: Broadway to the Blues (featuring Joe Restivo) February 10, 2013 John Angotti: Songs of Life March 24, 2013 The First Merely Players Showcase‌Live! 3D: New and Original Theatrical Works based on this year's theme: the Songs of Elvis Presley.

TICKET ORDER FORM The Crossroads Artists Concert Series Ninth Season SBA Performing Arts Theatre October 28, 2012 Paul Taylor/Interrobang: From Acoustic Blues to Experimental Spontaneous Composition December 16, 2012 Susan Marshall: Broadway to the Blues (featuring Joe Restivo) February 10, 2013 John Angotti: Songs of Life March 24, 2013 The First Merely Players Showcase…Live! 3D: New and Original Theatrical Works based on this year's theme: the Songs of Elvis Presley.

We encourage you to consider season tickets to the Crossroads series- it is the major fundraiser for the Instrumental Music Program, and your support is greatly appreciated. Thank you!

____YES! I WANT TICKETS!! Crossroads Artist Concert Series

Name:___________________________________________________________ Address:_________________________________________________________ City/State/Zip_____________________________________________________ Phone___________________________________________________________ Email____________________________________________________________ Contact: Sharon Masterson For Reserved Seating 901-260-2840 SEASON TICKETS $30.00

Students $15.00


Volunteer Opportunity St. Francis Of Assisi Church FALL FEST VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Signups are now open to Volunteers ages 13 and Over! Simply go to our website at and click on the “Volunteers” link. COMPLETE and SUBMIT the Online Registration form. It’s as simple as that! Sign Up EARLY for the best shifts. Limited spaces available. All volunteer shifts will be filled on a first come/first serve basis. For more information, contact Tina Sosnowski at

A note from our Cafeteria Staff: For all parents of students with peanut allergies, the staff would like to make everyone aware that all SBA prepared food (grill items, Menu of the day, etc) is done without using peanut oil.

They would also like to caution that the same cannot be guaranteed with any pre-packaged or processed foods (like cookies, crackers, snack bars, pies, etc), as most processors/manufacturers make some products with nuts. Please make sure that your student keeps these choices in mind when selecting items from the cafeteria.

HOME AND SCHOOL NEWS Greetings from Home and School! Hope the 2012-2013 school year has started out well for each of you. We had a great turnout for the FreshmanSophomore tailgate. Special thanks to all who volunteered their time and brought food to share. The weather cooperated and everyone enjoyed connecting or re-connecting with friends. A couple of items of note: We have two sign ups (see links below) for Monthly Teacher Treats and for First Friday Adoration. The dates have all been plugged in, we just need you to log on and volunteer for the dates when you can send in treats for our teachers or when you can spend some time in our chapel during First Friday Adoration. When you sign up, the site will send you an automatic reminder about a week before you have volunteered. This can be exported to your calendars in Outlook or iCal. If you are volunteering for Monthly Teacher Treats, please place in the notes area what you are volunteering to bring so we can make certain we have a variety of items. Thank you for volunteering to help out and for the service to our school, faculty and administration! Click here to sign up to help with Monthly Teacher Treats Click here to sign up to help with First Friday Adoration Our first Home and School meeting of the year will be Wednesday, Sept 12th at 8:00. We hope as many of you who are interested in getting involved will join us. We will do our best to complete the meeting within an hour so we can get on with our work day. Lastly, if you haven’t already joined our Home and School Association and paid your dues, there is still time. You can print the form from the website and send in with your student to the office. Remember that we do not fundraise so our dues are the only way we have to help cover the many events that Home and School sponsors.

SBA Homecoming 2012 Friday, September 21st at 7pm Please join us before the game @ 5:30 for barbeque and drinks at our Annual SBA Block Party! Families are invited to bring chips or easy desserts. Alumni passes to the game will be available.

GO EAGLES! Look for the tent by the field parking lot.

SBA Development Office

(901) 260-2892

PSAT WORKSHOP October 6 9am-2:30pm Offered by St. Benedict at Auburndale Includes workshop and Kaplan math and reading workbooks Cost: $50

Juniors take the PSAT The National Merit Qualifying Test On October 17 Math Presenter: Annette Dabaldo Reading Presenter: Betsy Baker Bring a sack lunch.

My student would like to participate in the PSAT workshop October 6th. Name of student___________________________________________________________ Phone Number ____________________________________________________________

***Make checks payable to SBA. Registration forms due by September 19th ; attention to Jennifer Brannon.

SBA Athletics - Upcoming Events Monday, September 10th - FR/JV Football vs Briarcrest (HOME@6:00/7:30PM) - Boys Golf vs St. George’s (AWAY)

Tuesday, September 11th - Volleyball vs Houston (AWAY) - Boys Golf vs CBHS (AWAY) - Girls Golf vs SAA/St. George’s/TRA (AWAY)

Wednesday, September 12th - JV Girls Soccer vs Collierville (HOME@5:30PM) - Volleyball vs St. George’s (AWAY) - Girls Golf vs SAA/BCHS (AWAY)

Thursday, September 13th - Boys Golf – Father Ryan Invitational (AWAY) - Girls Soccer – Rivals Tournament (AWAY)

SBA Athletics - Upcoming Events (Continued) Friday, September 14th - Varsity Football vs Briarcrest (AWAY) - Varsity Volleyball – GPS Tournament (AWAY) - JV Volleyball – Brentwood Tournament (AWAY)

Saturday, September 15th -

Girls Soccer – Rivals Tournament (AWAY) Varsity Volleyball – GPS Tournament (AWAY) JV Volleyball – Brentwood Tournament (AWAY) Varsity Boys & Girls Cross Country – Tennessee Classic (AWAY)

Sunday, September 16th - Girls Soccer – Rivals Tournament (AWAY)



r 8:00am Shotgun Start r 1:15pm Shotgun Start TEAM / INDIVIDUAL INFORMATION

r 4 Person Team - $400 r Individual Entry - $100







Sunday, September 16th, 2012 St. Benedict High School Tickets are $25.00 per person and include dinner, open bar, silent auction and entertainment. SPECIAL HIGHLIGHTS Prizes to Flight Winners Chance to Win New Car Putting Contest Closest to the Pin (on all par 3’s)



NOTE: All information subject to change!


ANGELS OF CATHOLIC SCHOOLS AWARDS DINNER* *All Golf tournament Registrants receive ONE (1) free ticket to the “Angels of Catholic Schools Awards Dinner”



Please Select ONE Box Only:




Please make checks payable to: Bishop’s Open Golf Tournament

r Additional Tickets for Dinner


______ @ $25 each Total $ Enclosed:______________




Mail/Fax Completed Form/Payment to: Mary Carmack 5825 Shelby Oaks Drive Memphis, TN 38134 Fax 901-373-1223

The Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Memphis Present the:


MR. RON CHILDERS DR. TOM HAMILTON REVEREND MSGR. PETER P. BUCHIGNANI, V.G. SISTERS OF CHARITY OF NAZARETH Tickets are $25 per person and proceeds benefit the Catholic Education Scholarship Fund. For information and reservations call Mary Helen Carmack (901) 373-1205 or email or reserve your tickets online at

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School ~ FALL FEST FUN RUN ~ REGISTRATION FORM September 29, 2012 9:00 a.m. ~ St. Benedict High School Track PARTICIPANT(S): Complete where applicable: Individual Participant - $15 Name


Email Address

T-Shirt Size

Family Participants - $40 for the Entire Family Family Email Address Name


















T-Shirts are not guaranteed for registrations received after September 25, 2012.

RACE OPTIONS: Please indicate how many runners per event: One Lap Fun Run – Children 10 and Under One Mile Fun Run – Middle/Elementary School Students – 14yrs & Under One Mile Fun Run – High School Students – age 15-18yrs One Mile Fun Run – Adult

Return with Payment (check payable) to SFA School, 2100 N. Germantown Pkwy, Cordova, TN 38016 ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE MSGR. PETER P. BUCHIGNANI ENDOWMENT FUND. St. Francis School Fun Run Waiver: By indicating your acceptance and paying your race fee, you understand, agree, warrant and covenant as follows: I understand that participating in this event is potentially hazardous, and that I should not enter and participate unless I am medically able and properly trained. In consideration of the acceptance of this entry, I assume full and complete responsibility for any injury or accident which may occur while I am aware of and assume all risks associated with participating in this event, including but not limited to falls, contact with other participants, effect of weather, traffic and conditions of the road. I, for myself and my heirs and executors, hereby waive, release and forever discharge the event organizers, sponsors, promoters, St. Francis of Assisi School, St. Benedict High School, The Diocese of Memphis, and each of their representatives, successors and assigns, and all other persons associated with the event, for all of my liabilities, claims, actions, or damages that I may have against them arising out of or in any way connected with my participation in this event. I understand that this waiver includes any claims, whether caused by negligence, the action or inaction of any of the above parties, or otherwise.

SFA 2012 Fall Fest BBQ Event We are getting close to the SFA 2012 Fall Fest BBQ Event which will be held on September 28TH & 29TH and we are running low on team participation. This year there is a $300.00 Non-Refundable fee for a booth space along with a $100.00 clean up deposit. This entry fee will include both a shoulder and rib entry as well as one team buy in for the corn hole tournament that will be held in the parking lot Friday evening. There will also be an Anything Butt Category with a $25.00 entry fee (unlimited entries). The rules will have few updates from last year and the prize money for the event is $300, $600, $900 for Shoulder; $300, $600,

$900 for Rib; and $900 for the Grand Champion. Please feel free to stop by the church office to sign up for this year’s event. You can also contact Chris Lomasney at or 901-756-6822.

Shroud of Turin Tour See the image of Jesus in his burial shroud! Close up! An Authentic life-size replica of the HOLY SHROUD OF TURIN is on tour and coming to St. Francis of Assisi Church on Tuesday, September 18th, from 7:00-9:00pm.

Bishop Steib Leads Civic Prayer for the Elections Tired of all the frenzy surrounding the elections? Find peace in prayer on the Feast of St. Francis. Join Bishop Steib in an evening of prayer as faithful citizens in preparation for the November elections. In the quiet of Evening Prayer followed by a Holy Hour prayerfully discern God’s will for our country. Trust that prayer transforms all situations. Be present for all or part of the evening. This is an excellent opportunity for the entire family. Thursday October 4 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Information: Therese Gustaitis 901.722.4794


TRIVIA NIGHT Saturday, October 27, 2012 At Christian Brothers High School Doors open at 6:00 to give you time to visit with “the competition” and decorate your table. Questions by Trivia specialist, Brother Ignatius Brown from CBU, will begin at 7:00. The cost is $15.00 per person. Mulligans will be sold for $5.00 each with five maximum per table. The contest will consist of ten rounds of ten questions for a total of 100 questions. Door prizes awarded between rounds. Categories cover a wide range-something for everyone!!! Light snacks, soft drinks and water will be provided. You can bring other edibles and beverages of choice. The top two teams with the highest score will win a Prize. The theme is “Halloween”. Prize for Best Decorated table. Reserve your team early. Six (6) players per team.

Please make checks payable to Wings of Ave Maria. Mail your reservation form and fee to: Sharon Thompson * 1687 Bryn Mawr Circle * Germantown TN. 38138 We are expecting a full house and tables are limited. TEAM MEMBERS 1._________________________________________________________ 2._________________________________________________________ 3._________________________________________________________ 4._________________________________________________________ 5._________________________________________________________ 6._________________________________________________________ TEAM CONTACT PERSON NAME________________________________ PHONE_________________EMAIL______________________________

For additional information please call Sharon Thompson (901)628-4175. Advance registration only. _____I am unable to attend, but wish to support the Wings of Ave Maria. My gift is enclosed.

2012 FATHER/SON PROGRAM For 12 - 15 year old boys (Must be accompanied by a parent or other supportive adult.)

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2012 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Saint Francis Hospital Auditorium 5959 Park Avenue The Father/Son Program explores God’s special gifts of human sexuality and fertility as well as the goodness and wonder of His plan for growing up and becoming a man of integrity. Topics include: the physical changes in a young man’s body as it prepares for fatherhood; emotional changes; acceptance of responsibility; the functions of the male and female reproductive systems; the sacredness of human life; appreciation and reverence for the gift of sexuality; the virtue of chastity; and a question and answer segment. Healthy dating relationships with a strong emphasis on friendship, respect and chastity are also discussed. The purpose of the program 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 program is presented primarily by male NFP Center volunteers who have set high moral standards for themselves. They will emphasize respect, strong character, integrity, understanding and appreciation for God’s gifts.

Pizza and refreshments will be served.

Seating is limited and reservations are required. Discount fee is $25.00 per family (non-refundable) if RECEIVED by October 24. AFTER October 24, the fee is $30.00 per family (non-refundable.)

Please complete the reservation form below and mail it with a check for $25.00 to the NFP Center before October 24 or you can register online at

Diocese of Memphis Natural Family Planning Center 5825 Shelby Oaks Dr.  Memphis, TN 38134  (901) 373-1285  

2012 Father/Son Program Reservation Form We want to attend the Father/Son Program on Sunday, October 28, 2012. Father’s Name___________________________________________ Home Phone________________________________ (Please PRINT and use names as you want them to appear on the name tags.)

Son’s Name________________________________ Age______ DOB___________ School_________________________ 2nd Son’s Name_____________________________ Age______ DOB___________ School_________________________ Address___________________________________________ City/State/Zip___________________________________ Work or Cell Phone________________________ E-Mail address_____________________________________________ Please make $25.00 check 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 by Wednesday, October 24, 2012 for the $25.00 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.

Monday Mail - 9/10/12  

Monday Mail to the Parents for the Week of September 10, 2012

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