Home and School Association
The St. Benedict at Auburndale Home and School Association is a support organization. We provide service through volunteer efforts for many events that greatly enhance the positive atmosphere at SBA. Our primary goal is to foster family involvement and provide a sense of cooperation between home and school.
We do not fund raise, but do request a $40 per family donation to take care of all the special activities that the Home & School helps to support. These events include, but are not limited to, the faculty appreciation luncheon, faculty Christmas gifts, Honor Society and Junior Ring Ceremony receptions, parent meetings, used uniform sale, and special class activities such as tailgate nights and senior class events. A portion of your donation is also placed in each class treasury.
Become A Home and School Member!
Click here to download the Home and School membership form or click here to go to our our online membership form.
Become a Home and School Volunteer!
Below is a list of the events that Home and School sponsors and needs your help with. A sign up genius link to volunteer is activated under most events, so it's easy to help out!
Home and School organizes volunteers to bring in food items once a month for the
Teachers’ Dining hall and front office faculty lounge. Recruit and assist
volunteers for set up and clean up on Teacher treat days. Please send in treats with your child if you can help. Volunteer opportunities are open for sign up by clicking here.
Plan, organize and execute the luncheon to honor/thank our faculty and
staff. This event typically takes place during Catholic Schools Week. Collect
donations for gifts for the faculty and staff. Volunteer opportunities are open for sign up by clicking here.
and used uniforms. This is typically a two day event, one day to collect and
prepare uniforms for sale and one day to sell. The main event usually occurs
the week after school ends and any leftover uniforms are sold at registration
in the fall. Click here to volunteer.
Organize and execute two receptions. One reception is after the NHS
induction ceremony that usually takes place in November. The second reception is for all of the
other honor societies and usually takes place in late winter/early spring.
Freshmen Class Parent
the freshmen class at H&S and SBA functions, including H&S meetings and
the freshmen parent meeting. Serve as
liaisons between, freshmen counselor and freshmen class parents, and for the
Annual fund event. Click here to volunteer.
Sophomore Class Parent
Sophomore parents at H&S and SBA functions, including H&S meetings and
sophomore parent night. Serve as
liaisons between, sophomore class parents and counselors, and for the Annual
fund event. Click here to volunteer.
Junior Class Parent Representatives
Represent junior class parents at
H&S and SBA functions, including H&S meetings and junior class parent
night. Serve as liaisons between, junior class parents and counselors, Annual
fund event, and Project Graduation. Only one or two of the representatives
needs to show up at each event. Click here to volunteer.
Senior Class Parent Representatives
Represent senior class parents at
H&S and SBA functions, including H&S meetings and senior parent
meeting. Serve as liaisons between, senior class and counselors, Annual fund
event, and Project Graduation. Only one or two of the representatives needs to
show up at each event. Click here to volunteer.
SBA Fashion Show Fundraiser
Organize event, including clothes vendor, catering and models. Serve by decorating, gathering auction items, volunteering to work the night of event, organizing auction/drawings, etc. This is the only fundraiser that supports the SBA Annual Fund. It is usually held in February and is a ton of fun!
Junior Ring Reception
Organize parent volunteers to send in
cookies, setup, serve and cleanup for the reception that takes place after the
junior ring mass and presentation ceremony. This event usually occurs in
December. The reception is for junior class members and their guests. Click here to email event chairperson, Renae McElwain.
Schedule and organize a dance for
junior & senior class girls and their fathers or special guests. Work with
parent volunteers to select venue, theme, date, and DJ. This event is usually
held late winter or early spring. To help with this event, click here to email event co-chairperson, Angela White.
Organize and execute an afternoon tea
for senior girls and their mothers or special guest. Work with parent
volunteers to select date, venue, theme and event activities. This is usually a
spring event. To help with this event, click here to email event co-chairperson, Kelli Grissom.
Schedule and organize outing for
senior boys & their fathers or special guest. Work with parent volunteers
to select activity, date and event specifics. This event usually takes place in
the spring. To help with this event, click here to email event co-chairperson, Jennifer Bougeois.
Organize and execute a dinner for
senior boys and their mothers or special guests. Work with parent volunteers to
select a date, venue, menu, theme and other activities. This is usually a
spring event. To help with this event, click here to email event chairperson, Christine Giles.
Parent volunteers assist with the sale
of SBA items at school events including, registration, parent meetings, 8th
grade visits, and sports events and on Thursdays during lunches. All profits
made by this committee go directly back to the school. To volunteer with the spirit shop at any events or on Thursdays, click here to email Teresa Massie.
parent sponsored and run organization that provides a drug and alcohol free
post graduation party for all graduating SBA seniors. This event is funded
through student ticket purchases, Sponsorships, Donations and two Trivia Night
fundraisers. The support of all SBA parents in any grade and in any way is
greatly appreciated. To volunteer or for more information about Project Graduation, click here to email event chairperson, Angie DiSalvo.
First Friday Adoration
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is conducted on the First Friday of each month. Eucharistic Adoration begins immediately following the 7:45am bell and concludes at 3:00pm dismissal. Parent volunteers are needed to cover in half hour increments so that the Blessed Sacrament is not left unattended during the school day. Click here to link to the volunteer page for First Friday Adoration. Mother Theresa of Calcutta once said "What we need to convert America and save the world is to come before Jesus in the Blessed sacrament in Holy Hours of Prayer." Please prayerfully consider volunteering for this special time with our Lord.