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 $45 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.
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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.
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.
Organize volunteers and used uniforms. This event usually occurs the weekend before school begins.
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.
Represent 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 Blessing Fund event.
Represent 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 Blessing Fund event.
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, Blessing Fund event, and Project Graduation. Only one or two of the representatives needs to show up at each event.
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, Blessing Fund event, and Project Graduation. Only one or two of the representatives needs to show up at each event.
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.
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 held in the fall.
Organize 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.
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.
Organize 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.
Parent volunteers assist with the sale of SBA items at school events including SOAR (Student Organization And Registration) day, 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.
A parent sponsored 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 Trivia Night. 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, email event chairperson, Amy Iovinelli.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is on the First Friday of each month. Eucharistic Adoration begins with Exposition at 8:00am and concludes at 2:40pm with Solemn Benediction. Parent volunteers are needed to cover in half hour increments so that the Blessed Sacrament is not left unattended during the school day. 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.