December 17, 2018
Christmas Band Festival
Tonight 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.

Senior Portraits
Any seniors who placed a senior portrait package order on October 23, your graduation portraits are ready for pick-up at Gurscik studios.  If you would like to have them before Christmas, please pick up by Thursday, December 20.
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. 
Grade School Basketball Night
On Tuesday, January 8, 2019, Basils will host its annual GRADE SCHOOL NIGHT at the game against Gwynedd Mercy Academy. JV tip off is at 3:45 and Varsity is scheduled for 5:15.  At halftime of the Varsity game, each grade school girl who registers at the door will be in the running to win Basil basketball gear.  Following the game, all grade school girls are welcome to meet players, coaches and Saint Basil Academy administrators in the cafeteria for pizza and soda/water.  
Counseling & College Services
PSAT Scores - Freshmen & Juniors
Freshm e n & Juniors will receive their PSAT test booklets back this week .  Their full score reports for the PSAT are available on their College Board account.  If they need any help in setting up this account, students should see their counselor.

Career Day
The Counseling Services Department will be holding our annual Career Day on Friday, February 1, from 1 PM to 3 PM, at Basils. If you are an alumnae of Saint Basil Academy and  you are interested in giving a few hours of your time to share your career experiences with our students, please fill out the  Career Day information form on our website. Once we receive your form, we will be in contact with more information about the day.   The students gain so much through hearing about how your hard work has culminated in an exciting career. Thank you! If you have questions, please feel free to contact Jennifer Corrick, School Counselor, at 215-885-6951 or
Calling All Future Doctors 
Drexel University will hold a Mini-Med Summer Camp for current Juniors and Seniors interested in becoming doctors.  For more info, stop by the Counseling Office, or visit:  

Senior Parents - there are over 150 College Scholarships posted on NAVIANCE.  The list includes merit based and need based scholarships, as well as scholarships related to a variety of interests. 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. 

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 .

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
Night at the Races: MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Save the date for Night at the Races on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 7 PM.  Night at the Races is a virtual horse track in our very own school. This audience participatory event recreates the atmosphere of the race track by using top-secret, previously recorded races that allow us to cheer and wager.  Tickets for admission include dinner, beer, wine and soda and cost $30 in advance, $35 at the door. You must be 21 to attend, and the event is open to the public. Information about purchasing tickets, horses, and lucky lotto, as well as sponsorship opportunities, will be arriving just after the New Year.

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
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 - 3:30 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday:10  AM - 3 PM

Attention Sophomores:
It is almost time to order your Soph Hop Shirt. The class has voted on a design. Look for it in the online store this week to place your order. The last day for placing orders will be Tuesday, January 8. Thank you!

Christmas Shopping
Only  1 week   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!

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

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!