February 18, 2019
Safe2Say Something Student Training
As part of a new state law (Act 44 of 2018), an anonymous tip line called "Safe2Say Something" (S2SS) became active on January 14, 2019. This statewide reporting system was created to help stop school shootings, suicides, and gun threats; to help reduce bullying and cyberbullying; and to help intervene with violence and victimization.  The S2SS campaign, along with local law enforcement and mental health professionals, is designed to teach students, teachers, and administrators how to recognize warning signs of individuals who may be a threat to themselves or others, and then report that to a trusted adult OR use the anonymous reporting system. 

Students, faculty, and staff will be participating in the training on Tuesday, February 19.  It  is mandatory for all students, faculty, and staff to attend this training.
 
The S2SS program is being provided through Sandy Hook Promise (SHP), a nationwide non-profit organization, formed shortly after the 2012 mass school shooting in Sandy Hook, Connecticut. The program is age-appropriate and research based, and is being provided at no cost to Basils and to all schools statewide.
Prom Payment
The Senior/Junior Prom of Saint Basil Academy will take place at 7 PM on April 26, 2019 at Philmont Country Club, Huntingdon Valley, PA.  A letter was emailed to parents in November explaining the prom policy and payment plan.  This is a reminder that the final prom payment was due February 15. Please use the link below to make payment as soon as possible, if you have not done so.


Practice SAT Test
On Sunday morning, February 24 at 9:00 AM at Basils, we will host a practice SAT test for all interested juniors. The students will take an SAT test and then score it. Please sign up with Mrs. Hartey by February 20 if you would like to participate.
Save a Life-Donate Blood!
Attention Family, Friends and Alumnae:
The National Honor Society is teaming up with the Red Cross to sponsor a Blood Drive at SBA on Friday, February 22. Please consider signing up to donate! Every donation saves 3 lives. Below are links to sign up and tips to make your donation successful. Consider using rapid pass to speed up the process!


Yearbook Patrons
Parents of the senior class: If you would like to have congratulatory messages included in this year's yearbook, please see the attached flyer on patrons. This is a great opportunity for you and your extended family to include a personal touch to your daughter's senior yearbook. You may include up to 5 patron messages. 

Yearbook Patrons are due to  SBAYearbook@stbasilacademy.org by Feb. 21. The following document provides information and guidelines.


Parent Volunteers - Science Olympiad
We are in need of a couple of parents to help with our students who are participating in the  Science   Olympiad  this year hosted at Neumann University in Aston PA. No science experience is necessary! The competition is February 27 from 8:15 AM - 3:00 PM. If interested, please contact Mr. Mark Mykytiuch at  mmykyt@stbasilacademy.org.

Parent Meeting for Koinonia Retreat
At least one parent of every student going on the spring Koinonia retreat is reminded that they must attend the meeting on Thursday, February 28  at 7 PM in the AP Room.   Students cannot attend this retreat unless a parent/guardian attends this meeting.  Parents should have received retreat forms in the mail.  These forms should be brought to this meeting.  If you did not or if you have any questions, please email Jenna Violi at  JennaVioli@stbasilacademy.org .
Spring Sports Tryouts
Tryouts for Spring sports (lacrosse, track & softball) are scheduled for Monday, March 4.  Student/athletes that have not competed in another sport this school year, must have a complete physical exam.  Physical exams, re-certifications and athletic fees must be paid in order for you to tryout.  The athletic fee of $225.00 can be paid  online .
Drama
MAMMA MIA
Ticket are on sale for Mamma Mia.  The show dates are March 29, 30 and 31.  Student ticket request forms will be handed out in classrooms or can be picked up in the main office.  All students are entitled to 1(one) ticket. Tickets may be purchased online or the attached form can be sent to school with payment.

 
Sponsorship/Advertisement for the Mamma Mia program.
Please consider sponsoring the show or reaching out and congratulating your favorite cast or crew members, using the link below.


Counseling & College Services
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.

College Interview Day
On April 10, 2019 we will hold our College Interview Day for Juniors. Students will have the opportunity to meet with  representatives from various schools to explore admission possibilities. It is also an opportunity for college representatives to meet and get to know our students as potential applicants.  

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. 

Scholarships
These scholarships have just been added to our Naviance Scholarship List:   Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship, Philadelphia City Scholarship, ROSE Scholarship/Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, American Heritage Federal Credit Union, CCAA - Catholic College Admission Association.  Please ask your daughter to look into these and the many other scholarship opportunities listed on Naviance.

Saint Basil Academy Designer Bag Bingo
Gather your girlfriends and join us Friday, March 8, 2019 at 7 PM in the
AP Room for a BYOB/Girls Night Out.  Win a beautiful designer bag, a cash prize or a special bag drawing.  Lots of winners! Lots of bags! But mostly lots of fun!

Purchase Tickets Online                                                   

Saint Basil Academy Auction
Mark your calendars and save the date, Saturday, April 6, 2019, is our Boots & Bling Auction.  This is a night filled with delicious food, open bar, music and great prizes.  Come out and support our school through the Boots & Bling Auction. 


A Message from our Event Coordinators:
Did you get a gift that wasn't quite your style?  Don't put it in the closet...send it in to the Event Coordinators' Office and make it a treasure for someone else!
No gift is too large or too small.   Donations can be brought to the main office and labeled AUCTION.

Wine Pull Donations
Please consider bringing in a bottle of wine for our AUCTION WINE PULL. We appreciate this so much. Donations can be brought to the main office and labeled AUCTION. Thank you.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Linda Powers at lpowers@tbasilacademy.org or Carol Abel at cabel@stbasilacademy.org
Or call 215-885-3771 (x130 and x134)
Thank you and have a Happy New Year!!

Auction Wish List                                                                        

Pawprints School Store
School Store Hours this week:
Tuesday: 9 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 3 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 3 PM

Sweatpants $25
Crewneck Sweatshirts $25-$27
SBA Pop Sockets $8
Laptop Stickers $2
SBA Spray Hand Sanitizer $2
"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!

We are selling 2 different green shirts this year, the Green Love shirt from last year and a new Kelly Green shirt with a new design this year. We are taking pre-orders for both shirts until February 19, so place your orders now! Shirts will be in our store in early March.

Online Apparel

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. 
Sports Equipment Swap
Abington Township Parks & Recreation is hosting a sports equipment swap March 15-16. 

Retreat for Caregivers
The Basilian Spirituality Center is hosting a retreat for caregivers on Saturday, March 23 from 10 AM to 1 PM.  Click the link below for more information.


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!