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Monday Mail October 21, 2013: Calendar Reminders (Check for athletic calendar dates.) October 22……………First Day of New Grading Period October 23……………SBA Visit Day October 24……………SBA Visit Day October 24-27…………SBA Fall Play (see details) October 25……………$1 Jeans Day for St. Sebastian’s November 1…………..All Saints Day – NO SCHOOL November 7…………...Make-Up Picture Day November 10………….Admissions Open House 1pm – 3pm November 11………….Veteran’s Day Prayer Service 10am

SBA Co-Ed Intramural Basketball League Want to play basketball on a team with your friends, without the commitment of practicing everyday?? Want to play against other students at SBA?? Want to brag about being the best?? Now you can‌. St. Benedict is starting an intramural basketball league called The Talon League. Each student will sign up by teams and will compete against each other every Saturday starting in January. The freshman/sophomore classes will be the College Talon League and the junior/senior classes will make up the NBA Talon League. Each team must have a coach that is 25 years or older at each game/practice. A $350 entry fee will cover officials, jerseys, scheduling, balls, and gym time. The league will run January-February and will consist of an end-of-the-season tournament. The championship games will be played in front of the student body for a chance to be called the Talon League Champions!! Look for more information coming soon!!!

PROJECT GRADUATION 2014 COMMITTEE MEETING We invite parents of all classes to get involved with Project Graduation, a Drug and Alcohol Free event for St. Benedict seniors, held the evening of Graduation. This year's event will be held on May 17, 2014, and many volunteer opportunities are available to make this tradition a success. Join us for our first committee meeting in the school library on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 beginning at 6:30 p.m.

School Pictures School pictures were sent home Tuesday, October 22nd for freshmen, sophomores and juniors. If you are interested in purchasing these photos, the orders must be returned no later than Thursday, October 31st. If an order is received after the 31st, the late fee must be included.

$100 Gift Card Drawing Please see the included flyer for details about the $100 Gift Card Drawing on November 8th. Right now your chances of winning are GREAT!

This Friday – $1 Donation Jeans Day St. Sebastian Veterans Services is for veterans who are in need. We will be collecting the money from jeans day and presenting them with a check at our Veterans Day Prayer Service. While there will be a minimum donation of $1, we are gladly accepting additional donations to this worthy cause.

Photos Wanted Parents, if you capture any great action photos of sports or other extracurricular activities, email them to or send a flash drive to the attention of Mrs. Ford. (Right now, we are looking for a few great shots of Golf.)

SBA Cheerleaders on Channel 5 Everyone tune in to Friday Football Fever this Friday on WMC-TV, Channel 5, during the 10 pm Newscast, as the SBA Cheer Squad will appear as the Cheerleaders of the Week.

STUDENTS FOR LIFE ANNOUNCEMENTS For those students going on the pro-life trip to Washington in January, there are only two more opportunities to fulfill you October obligations – The Tree of Life (described below) and the Worldwide Rosary for Life on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 10 Am followed by the dismantling of the Cemetery for the Unborn. The Tree of Life is located near the dining hall and remains there for the month of October. Students may take a leaf, the baby item written on it and bring the item back (unwrapped) with the leaf attached to the item and with the student’s name on it. This counts as one obligation to make the trip and may be used for other service hours if teachers allow. Be sure to remind your child that these obligations must be completed by the end of October.    

Governor’s School Governor's school applications are now available and can be picked up in the counseling office from Mrs. David or Mrs. Brannon. The deadline for Governor's school for the Arts is October 28. The deadline for all other schools is November 25th.

SBA Fashion Show Items SBA’s main fundraiser is the SBA Fashion Show. This year the date is Saturday, February 22nd. One of the biggest attractions of the Fashion Show is the class basket/display giveaway. We accept all kinds of items for the giveaway from kitchenware, candles, to large electronics and patio furniture! If you are out shopping and seeking deals for the upcoming holidays, please keep the Fashion Show in mind. We already have a donation shelf going in our storage area and are grateful for any items!

SBA Parent Connection News THANK YOU to everyone how volunteered and helped for last week’s 8th grade visit day. We have two more Visit Days October 23rd and 24th. Our admissions staff really appreciates your help in talking with prospective parents about why you chose SBA for your student. If you can provide a couple of hours of your time to help answer parent questions, they could use your help. You have the ability to make a difference. Referrals are often one of the deciding factors in why new parents decide to send their students to SBA. Our next Monthly Teachers treats day will be November 12th. We still need 7 more volunteers for this date. Our faculty and staff enjoy the efforts on their behalf. Homemade or store bought, your treats brighten their day and are a simple way of letting them know they are appreciated. Our Health Room is in need of volunteers as well. No medical experience is necessary. Just an hour (or more if you want to volunteer for longer period) of your time to help make our students a little more comfortable when they aren’t feeling well.

SAVE THE DATE for our next Home and School Parent meeting on November 12th. It will be from 8:009:00AM in the faculty dining hall. Many important events to discuss and volunteer positions to fill. Come learn more about how you can get involved and have your voice and suggestions heard about how to make our school even better. To make it easy for you to volunteer, we have set up many of our committees and volunteer opportunities at The links for the different volunteer opportunities are listed below. MONTHLY TEACHER TREAT VOLUNTEERS




Look for more opportunities to help out and volunteer each week in Monday Mail. Many of you have asked how you can get involved and we will use Monday Mail and Sign Up Genius as a way to keep you informed and make it easy to volunteer. Any additional suggestions or comments can be sent to us at Thanks. Dawn Lewis, President

St. Benedict offers comedy for first production of the year

The Government  Inspector  is  a  classic  blend  of  farce  and  satire,  originally  written   by  the  great  Russian  dramatist  and  writer  Nikolai  Gogol,  but  adapted  with  a  very   modern  comic  sensibility  by  renowned  American  playwright  Jeffrey  Hatcher.  This   adaptation  is  only  five  years  old,  so  this  production  at  St.  Benedict  is  among  the   first  few  to  be  performed  in  the  nation.  The  story  centers  on  a  small  Russian  village   around  the  turn  of  the  last  century,  and  begins  with  a  crisis:  the  tsar  has  sent  a   mysterious  inspector  in  disguise  to  evaluate  the  town  leadership.  As  the  mayor,  his   family  and  the  rest  of  the  town  inhabitants  scramble  to  hide  their  wanton   corruption  and  incompetence,  a  bottom  rung  government  clerk  named  Khlestakov   is  mistaken  for  the  dreaded  inspector.  Khlestakov  happily  plays  along  with  this   error,  enjoying  the  royal  treatment,  the  bribes  with  which  the  townspeople   shower  him.  The  Minneapolis  Star-­‐Tribune  called  the  play  "...  [A]  clever,  fearless   script  ...  [The]  characters  feel  contemporary  in  a  show  where  official  ignorance  and   incompetence  are  compounded  by  corruption  and  hubris."  called  it   "A  first-­‐rate  farce  ...  a  mountain  of  fire-­‐cracker  witticisms."  With  a  style  inspired  by   the  classic  slapstick  physicality  of  commedia  dell  arte,  SBA's  The  Government   Inspector  will  be  a  guaranteed  laugh  riot.  Tickets  are  general  admission  -­‐  $8  in   advance  in  the  office  during  school  hours  and  $10  at  the  door.  Performance  dates   and  times  are  –  Thursday,  Friday  and  Saturday,  October  24-­‐26  at  7:00  and  Sunday,   October  27  at  2:30.  

St. Benedict at Auburndale Celebration Troupe presents

From the original by Nickolai Gogol Adapted by Jeffery Hatcher

October 24-26 at 7P.M. and October 27 at 2:30P.M. $8 in advance, $10 at the door. To reserve tickets calll (901)260-2840

St.Benedict at Auburndale Theater 8250 Vanavas Drive Cordova, TN 38016 Poster Design by Graphic Design Student Molly Gates

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$100$Gift$Card$ Drawing$ Send!in!a!screen!shot!or!print!out!of!your! Kroger!account!showing!where!you!have! chosen!SBA!as!your!Community!Rewards! School!by!Friday,!November!8th.! Directions!are!available!on!our!website!at!!! on!how!to!sign!up.!!It’s!not!hard!–!you!just! need!your!Kroger!Plus!Card!!!The!front! office!will!collect!all!submissions!and!we! will!have!a!drawing!at!the!SBA!Pep!Rally!at!

The!gift!cards!will!be!from!our!Eagle!Bucks! program!and!can!be!ordered!from!any!of!the! stores!on!the!Eagle!Bucks!list!at!!!! in!any!increment!totaling!$100.!!! You!can!give!them!as!gifts!or!use!them!for! your!Christmas!shopping!! We$currently$have$163$families$participating$and$$ our$last$donation$was$for$$2,969.51.$$$ They$will$donate$up$to$$25,000$a$quarter,$so$let’s$watch$these$numbers$ GROW!$$We$will$report$them$each$week$on$this$flyer$in$the$Monday$Mail.$$$ You$won’t$believe$what$a$difference$it$makes!$ !

Senior Ad Information Purchasing an ad in the 2014 Talon (yearbook) is a wonderful way to congratulate your child on a job well done! Senior ads are printed in all color and are being offered at a great price! What better way to delight your child than with a special ad designed especially for him/her? The deadline is Thursday, October 31, 2013. Ad space is limited, so space is on a first come first serve basis. The Talon 2014 Ad Prices Size Price Full Page $350 1/2 Page $250 1/4 Page $175 1/8 Page $125 QR Code (New!) $50+ ad price (Alone $100) Please make checks payable to St. Benedict.

Suggested # of Pictures: Full Page 4-8 ½ Page 2-4 ¼ Page 1-2 1/8 Page 1 Directions: 1. Choose an ad size. 2. Make a rough sketch of your ad. (The yearbook staff can do the rest.) 3. Choose pictures and write a message for your senior. Please write all messages and text clearly. Please do not send one-of-a kind or Xerox copies of photographs. If possible, please send pictures on a CD or flash drive. Pictures should be saved with a resolution of 300 or higher.

4. Fill out the advertising contract to reserve space. 5. Send in pictures, sketch, contract, and check to St. Benedict at the same time. Checks cannot be sent separately from the contract to reserve space. Please Note: • The contract, check, and ad materials must be turned in together to the front office for the ad to be processed. • An e-mail will be sent to you to confirm the ad was received. • Also, a proof will be sent to you for approval via e-mail during the spring semester. Please respond within a week of receiving the proof to make any changes. If there is no response within 7 days, the ad will be published as it was sent to you.

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Please!read!the!details!below!on!how!your!purchases!at!Kroger!can!help!St.!Benedict.!!! You!won’t!believe!what!a!difference!it!makes!!!! Please!consider!making!SBA!your!Kroger!Community!Rewards!school!of!choice.!!Thank!you!! !



If!you!will!go!to!their!website!at!,!and!follow!the!steps!to!create!an! account!you!can!then!do!the!following!things:! ! • Once!you!have!signed!in,!select!“My!Account”!and!then!“Account!Settings”! towards!the!top!right!corner.! • Select!edit!under!“Plus!Card”!to!enter!your!Plus!card!number!or!your! alternate!ID,!which(is(your(telephone(number.( • Select!edit!under!“Community!Rewards”!and!enter!your!contact! information.! • Enter!St.)Benedict)at)Auburndale!or!enter!our!number!80116!under! “Find!Your!Organization”.! • Select!the!check!box!next!to!St.)Benedict)at)Auburndale.!!! • Click)SAVE)CHANGES!at!the!bottom.! • Remember!your!password!and!sign!in!because!this!program!requires!you! to!choose!your!Community!Rewards!school!every!year.!!! ! 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!SO!MUCH!!

EAGLE BUCKS YOU WONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;T BELIEVE HOW IT ADDS UP! The Eagle Bucks program lets you earn money for St. Benedict OR tuition credit for yourself while shopping! All you have to do is buy gift cards from us! With more than 50 gift cards to choose from including, Target, Starbucks, Walmart, Kroger, Old Navy, Outback, Chiliâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Bahama Breeze and more, you are sure to find something for everyone in our selection. To place your order, fill out and turn in an Eagle Bucks form. They are available at or in our main school office. You can designate the money to go to your Tuition Account, The SBA Annual Fund, or an SBA Organization. Orders are placed on a weekly basis and SBA receives a percentage of the sale of the gift card. Last year, this program raised almost $50,000 for SBA and that was with minimal participation. Can you imagine if we all took advantage of this? Especially with Christmas right around the corner!

Thank you so much for helping SBA!

The Scripps/Eagle Bucks Program raised over $50,000 for SBA last year. This makes a major difference in the programs we are able to offer our students. Please consider purchasing your holiday gift cards from SBA. Thank you for supporting the SBA Annual Fund.

8250 Varnavas Drive Cordova, TN 38016 901-260-2840



QUEST is a program, well-planned to meet high school freshmen and sophomores where they are, and lift them to a greater realization of their own self-worth and a deeper awareness of “the others” in their lives — both persons and God. It centers around a “three circles of love” theme — calling the young people to reflection and insight on love of self, love of neighbor and love of God. Shared activities, group exercises, talks and discussions, plus ritual expressions, are all brought together to give wholeness to this experience. It is important that the QUEST weekend is not an end in itself, but rather the beginning of a lifelong journey of love and relationship with Jesus Christ. QUEST is unique and is to be experienced only once!


November 8-10, 2013 at St. Benedict High School, Cordova, TN Or March 21-23, 2014 at St. Mary School, Jackson, TN


St. Mary School 1665 Highway 45 By-Pass Jackson, TN 38305 (About an hour drive from Memphis)


St. Benedict High School 8250 Varnavas Drive Cordova, TN 38016

$50.00: NON-REFUNDABLE. Please send with form.

Checks made payable to the Diocese of Memphis SPONSORED BY:

The Catholic Diocese of Memphis Fr. Joey Kaump, Spiritual Director


Office of Youth Ministries, Dianne Dolan, Diocesan Director, 373-1292, or Tina Warden, Secretary, 373-1237, or call 1-800-825-5731 ext# 292 or 237outside Memphis area.

FOR CHRISTIAN MATURITY FOR HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS & SENIORS The SEARCH for Christian Maturity is a weekend experience in Christian Living. It is designed to help you, the young Christian, as you seek to develop and grow in relationship with Jesus Christ and with others. These goals are reached on the weekend through a process of talks, small group discussions, films, prayer and many other group experiences. The incredible thing about SEARCH is that it is a program FOR youth that is made possible BY the youth leaders who help make the weekend happen. It provides a unique opportunity for young people to come to know God as God works through the words, actions and lives of their peers. In this way, each SEARCHer is able to gain a greater understanding of the meaning of Christianity in his/her own life and in the world through the thoughts of others their own age who have already begun to find insights and meanings. Finally, it is important to understand that the SEARCH weekend is not an end in itself, but rather it is the beginning of a life-long journey of love and relationship with Jesus Christ.


NOVEMBER 15-17, 2013 DECEMBER 6-8, 2013 FEBRUARY 21-23, 2014 MARCH 28-30, 2014


$60.00 non-refundable fee Please make all checks payable to the Diocese of Memphis.


Memphis Catholic High School 61 North McLean Blvd., Memphis, TN 38104

SPONSORED BY: The Catholic Diocese of Memphis

Once the registration is processed you will receive a confirmation letter a few weeks prior to the retreat providing details on the weekend. For questions or more information, please contact: Dianne Dolan, Diocesan Director at 373-1292 / or Tina Warden, Support Staff at 373-1237 /


St.$Mary’s$Oktoberfest$ Come!out!and!participate!in!our!annual! Youth!Group!fundraiser!!! Sunday,$October$27th$$from$11:30$a.m.$to$5$p.m.$ !

featuring! !

Fabulous!German!Food! Beirgarten! Children’s!Play!Area! Carnival!Games! Face!Painting! Halloween!Costume!Contest! Wacky!Photo!Booth! Ice!Cream!Eating!Contest! Silent!Auction! Cake!Walk! DJ!with!Music!&!Karaoke! Vendor!Area! !

Learn!more!by!friending!us!on!Facebook:! St.!Mary’s!Senior!Youth!Group!

2013 FATHER/SON PROGRAM For 12 - 15 year old boys

Must be accompanied by a parent or other supportive adult.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2013 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 23. AFTER October 23, the fee is $30.00 per family (non-refundable.) REGISTER ONLINE at or complete the Registration Form below and mail it with a check for $25.00 to the NFP Center before October 23.

Diocese of Memphis Natural Family Planning Center 5825 Shelby Oaks Dr.

Memphis, TN 38134

(901) 373-1285

2013 Father/Son Program Registration Form

We want to attend the Father/Son Program on Sunday, October 27, 2013. 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 23, 2013 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.

RESERVATION FORM  Registration  fee  is   $15  per  person                  $120  per  table 8  people  per  team Individuals welcome

Team contact  person:

Name _____________________________ Address  ___________________________ Phone  _____________________________

Rules of the Game 1. There will be ten rounds of ten questions. Most of the questions will be delivered orally. Some of the questions may be graphic or audio based. 2. A captain must be selected for each team.

 The Captain must insure the score sheet is printed clearly. the score table. 3. At the top of round 1 score sheet, please enter a prediction #. This will be used to break any ties. 4. You will have 2 minutes at the end of each round to turn in your answer sheet, at which time the door prize drawing will be held.

Captain ____________________________

5. At the end of rounds 5 and 10, there will an intermission game to give the scorers a chance to finish scoring.

3 _________________________________ 4  _________________________________ 5  _________________________________

6. Correct answers will be given at the end of each round and the scores will be posted on the overhead. 7. Talk quietly with your team when discussing answers. Scratch paper is available on the tables to write and show your team mates answers.

6 _________________________________

8. If you wish to have a question repeated it will be done after each round.

7 _________________________________

9. You may NOT use any reference materials or cellphones during the game. There are no life lines.

8 _________________________________        Amount  submitted    $________ Payment Methods Pay  Pal If you would like to pay with PayPal, let us know and we will e-mail you a Pay Pal invoice to pay from.

Holy Rosary’s   Trivia Night

 The Captain must bring the score sheet to

E-mail _____________________________

2 _________________________________

Join us for

10. You may purchase up to 8 mulligan's at $5.00 each.

Presented by The Holy Rosary Men's club

Saturday October 26, 2013 7:00 – 10:00 pm Doors open at 6:00 pm Questions start promptly at 7:00 pm

Table contest theme:

All Hallows' Eve

11. Mulligan’s  may  not  be  used  in  rounds  9  or  10. 12. All prizes must be picked up at the end of the game. Prizes will not be held for any team. 13. Walk-ins welcome if space is available.

Topics include: Sports, famous dates in history, Memphis, Tn., Pixar movies, the new Pope, Halloween, the color blue.

By check

Please fill out and return to Holy Rosary Men's Club with a check no later than October 21, 2013. Please make checks payable to the Holy Rosary Men's Club. Or at  the  door.

For more information Email :

Reserve your table now!

17th Annual

Special Kids & Families Plane Pull and Fall Festival Saturday, November 2

Millington Regional Jetport

A Fun Packed Day for the Entire Family! Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Man VS Plane! Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss the Main Event featuring teams competing to pull a 130,000 pound FedEx Jet airplane and ATR Feeder Plane. Along with a Fall Festival to include Food Truck Vendors, Touch-A-Truck Tour, Crafts Fair, KidZone, Community Resource Booths, Music, Games & More! For more details on Teams, Sponsorships, Volunteering and event information, contact us at 901.683.8787 or

All Proceeds Benefit

What: Ultimate Tug-of-War Challenge When: Saturday, November 2, 2013 Where: Millington Regional Jetport - 8182 Hornet Avenue Time: Gates Open at 9am Opening Ceremonies begin at 9:30am Main Event begins at 10am Who: Teams of 20 Adults; Teams of 10 Youth Fee: Adults raise $1000 per team (Only $50 per adult) Youth raise $300 per team (Only $30 per youth) Online:

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