December 10, 2018
Vacations and Missing School
Any student who will be missing school for any reason MUST notify the main office in writing prior to the absence. This includes vacation, etc. Students have been only notifying teachers and the main office has been unaware of the absences. These absences must be approved by the principal. Thank you for your cooperation. 
Senior Tree Lighting - December 11
Seniors, please check your SBA email for an evite to the  annual Senior Tree Lighting.  

On Tuesday, December 11 all seniors and their mothers, guardians or other special guest are invited to the annual SBA Senior Tree Lighting in the AP room at 7 PM.   Join your classmates for a fun night of holiday cheer.  Please check you SBA email for more information.  If you have any questions, see Ms. Talley.  Thank you!

Merry Christmas Senior Parents!!  
As you celebrate the tree lighting ceremony with your daughters, please consider  donating a bottle of wine for our Auction.  Wine donations will be collected in the main office that evening. 

SBA Annual Christmas Concert
Feel the Christmas Spirit with a wonderful evening of Christmas Music, presented by our own SBA students from our performance classes: Concert Choir and Madrigals, Handbell Choirs, String Ensemble, Band, and the Vocal Techniques Class. Sing along with us at the end of the program for a delightful finish to the evening.  Please join the Saint Basil Academy community on Wednesday, December 12 at 7 PM in the Auditorium.

Merry Christmas to all!!
As you enjoy our Christmas Concert, please consider donating a bottle of wine for our Auction.  Wine donations will be collected in the main office that evening.  

Christmas Band Festival
On December 17 at 7 PM, the Jenkintown Community Band, which is in residency at Saint Basil Academy is excited to present its Christmas concert in conjunction with the Saint Basil Academy and the Saint Albert the Great Band Programs. Music will include many holiday favorites and Christmas carols for all to enjoy. It isn't the holiday season until you've heard Leroy Anderson's Sleigh ride performed live. Hope to see you there!!!

Merry Christmas to all!!
Please enjoy listening to our Band performance and consider donating a bottle of wine for our Auction.   Wine donations will be collected in the main office that evening.

Counseling & College Services
Scholarships
Senior Parents - there are over 150 College Scholarships posted on NAVIANCE.  Please encourage your daughter to apply for as many scholarships as possible.  The list includes merit based and need based scholarships as well as scholarships related to a variety of interests.  Each scholarship entry has a link to its website.  There you will find all the eligibility requirements and deadline info.  Also, many employers and unions have scholarships available, be sure to check with them.  Ask your daughter to show you her NAVIANCE account today!

College Acceptances: 
Any Seniors who have received College acceptance and/or scholarship letters, please bring them to the Counseling Office so that we can make a copy for our records. 

Free Kaplan Webinars:
The College Board will release PSAT scores on December 10.  
Kaplan Test Prep is offering free live streaming webinars on December 9 & 11 to help parents and students better understand the PSAT scores.  Mark your calendars for these informative 
Kaplan Webinars.

A/P Testing:
All students enrolled in an AP class MUST take the requisite AP test in May. The cost of each test is $94.00. Payment due date: Jan. 31, 2019. Payments can be made online through the school store or by sending in a check made payable to Saint Basil Academy. Thank you in advance. Please direct any questions/concerns to Linda Smith at  lsmith@stbasilacademy.org .

School Day SAT with Essay:
Saint Basil Academy will offer an SAT School day opportunity for all Juniors on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. The cost of the SAT with Essay will be $32.25 (50% off the actual testing price). Families can register online through the SBA website. This is an opportunity for JUNIORS only. Please register for the test by Monday, February 25, 2019.

Parents' Club
Victorian Tea
Thank you to the following Senior Moms for all their help with the Victorian Tea: Nilsa Torres, Sue Johnston, Dana White, Karen Wanders, Marge Hynes, Lisa Olimpo, Patty Kennedy, Sue McLaverty and Meghan Campion.

Accepted Families Night
Thank you  to the following parents for helping us promote our wonderful school:
Ellen Romano, Maryellen McGinty, Gregory Lare, Meghan Campion, Leigh Kolonis, Heather Dotchel and Deborah Junkin.

Volunteering
Volunteer forms can be returned to school anytime. The volunteer form is also available on the   Parents' Club  page of the SBA website.
 
If you have any questions contact parentsclub@stbasilacademy.org
 
Isabella Douglas
SBA Parents' Club President

Saint  Basil Academy Auction
A Message from our Event Coordinators:
Christmas shopping....Black Friday....the Season begins...
Think of us as you begin your Christmas shopping. We would appreciate any gift donations for the Auction.  Please view our Auction wish list below.  Gifts can be dropped off to the main office or you can stop down  and see us in the Events Office.

Wine Pull Donations
Please consider bringing in a bottle of wine for our AUCTION WINE PULL.  As you shop for your holiday wine, remember Saint Basil Academy and consider donating a bottle.  We appreciate this so much.  Just drop it off in the main office or stop downstairs in the Events Office. We would love to see you!  Thank you!

Auction Wish List                                                                          

Pawprints School Store
School Store Hours this week:
Monday: 8 AM - 3 PM
Wednesday: 12:30 PM - 7:30 PM * Stop in before the Christmas Concert!
Friday: 9  AM - 3 PM

Reminder: The school store accepts cash, checks and credit/debit cards. We do not accept American Express.

Christmas Shopping
Stop by our store and start your Christmas shopping early!
Only 2  weeks until Christmas! We have restocked many items and have great sales!  

Great Stocking Stuffers:
SBA Pom Pom Hats  $20
Ceramic Saddle Shoe Ornament $15
Laptop Stickers $2
SBA Spray Hand Sanitizer $2
Small Photo Album $5
SBA Pop Sockets $8
"B" Car Magnets $5
Navy Speckled Mug $12

More Gift Ideas:
Sweatpants, Hoodies, Crewnecks, shorts, short sleeve t-shirts,  long sleeve t-shirts,
"B" leggings, socks, windbreakers, blankets, embroidered SBA tote bags, flannel PJ bottoms,
new flannel sparkle "bitty" shorts, Pub Glasses, picture  frames, new Basil Love tee and more!

Contact Mrs. Grabowski for more information on items available for purchase. 
2018-2019 SBA School Calendar Overview
Please refer to the link below for the 2018-2019 School Calendar Overview.

School Calendar
View the complete school calendar  on our website under Quick Links.
Athletic S chedules
View the  full schedule of sports at SBA!