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February 26, 2018
March Calendar Changes  
Due to the need for a faculty meeting on March 1, the following adjustments were made to the calendar .
  • Thursday, March 1 - FLEX will be a faculty meeting. Student dismissal is at 1:30 pm. 
  • Thursday, March 8 - will remain a 1:30 pm student dismissal.
  • Thursday, March 15 will be a student FLEX - course registration meetings with freshmen, sophomores, and juniors at 1:30 pm -- ALL STUDENTS must attend the meeting.
  • Thursday, March 15 - Senior Class meeting with Mrs. D'Angelo at 1:30 pm -- ALL SENIORS must attend.
6th and 7th Grade Meet and Greet on March 3
SBA will host a 6th and 7th grade Meet and Greet with prospective families on March 3 from 9-11:45 am. All are welcome to come and learn more about what an SBA education offers! This same morning, 7th grade students take a practice entrance test. Please share the events with any family and friends.

Basketball Playoffs
After a win in the first round of District playoffs, the Basketball team will play the semi-final game on Tuesday, February 27 at 6 pm vs. Notre Dame High School.  The game will be played at Jenkintown High School.  Please come out and support the team! 

Pawction Gala 
SAVE THE DATE for the Pawction Gala at Saint Basil Academy on Saturday, April 21, 2018.  See the link below for more information.

For more information, please contact Samantha Angelone.

Kairos Meeting
This is a reminder that there is a mandatory meeting on Wednesday, February 28 at 7 pm in the AP Room for the parents/guardians of those seniors and juniors attending Spring Kairos March 13-16.   At least one parent/guardian of each student must attend this important meeting and bring the paperwork that was mailed home a few weeks ago. Students should NOT attend.  If you have any questions please email Jenna Violi, Kairos Coordinator at .

Yearbook Payment Reminder:

All students are required to pay for the yearbook this year. The original fee was $75 if paid before January 1. The price now has increased to $100.  Please be sure to get your payment in as soon as possible if you haven't already.  Please use the link below to make your payment.


Purchase Online

Movie Night
On Friday, March 2 at 7 PM, we will be hosting a family movie night in the AP Room.
  We will be showing the movie Cars 3.  Cost is a $3 donation per person and will help fund transportation for those going to a Youth Conference at Franciscan University this summer.  All SBA family and friends are welcome to attend.  Please email with questions.
Hunger Project
Beginning on Monday, March 5, Saint Basil Academy will sponsor a food collection program to memorialize "THE GREAT HUNGER" - a famine that devastated Ireland in the mid-1800's.
Each SBA family is asked to donate one or more canned good or other non-perishable food item to this worthy cause. Last year the schools that participated in this program donated over 8,500 pounds of food, which was distributed to Philadelphia based food banks and Delaware County.  These same centers will be receiving our donations this year.
We are hoping you can help us to continue this growth in 2018.  To participate, we are simply asking that your daughter bring in a non-perishable food item to school, and drop it off at the designated locations. 
If you have any questions, please email Sister Germaine.  Thank you for your generosity and support.

Spring Sports
Spring Sport tryouts begin Monday, March 5.  You must have a PIAA sports physical on file in the Athletic Office before tryouts.  The   Sports fee is $150 and must be paid before tryouts.

Youth Symposium
The seniors will be attending the Youth Symposium on the Holocaust on Tuesday, March 20 at Gratz College.  Below is the permission form that must be signed and returned with $10 payment to Mrs. Fina by March 9. 

Shoe Drive
From now until mid-April, SBA will be hosting a shoe drive.  All SBA families are asked to collect 25 pairs of new or gently worn pairs of shoes of all styles and sizes.  These shoes will be donated to individuals in underprivileged countries.  Forty cents for every pound of shoes collected will be donated back to SBA toward the cost of transportation for those students attending a Youth Conference at Franciscan University this summer. Shoes can be brought into Room 28 or sent into SBA c/o Miss Violi.  Please email  with questions. 

Prom Payments & Prom Policy
A reminder that Prom payments were due January 8.  Student tickets are $115 and guest tickets are $60.  Tickets can be purchased online using the link below.

Please review the 2018 Prom Policy below.

Counseling & College Services
As you receive your college acceptances, please bring in your letters of acceptance and any merit/scholarship awards to the Counseling office.

College Tours:
College Visitation has 7 college tours planned for 2018! Click the link below to view the schedules.

College Interview Day will take place on Tuesday, March 20. 

All Sophomores will be taking the PSAT 10 on March 23.

All Students:
Looking for something challenging and exciting this summer?  Would you would like to spend time on a college campus, or take a pre-college course, or explore a profession?   If so go to the SBA website and check out the opportunities under Summer Programs.

AP Tests:
All AP test money is due.  
All students received an AP Booklet in their classrooms last week along with their AP Balance Due Invoice.  All payments are due now.   Please make all checks payable to Saint Basil Academy.  If you wish to pay by credit card, please pay on the SBA website .   SBA will charge $94 per exam.  

Neurology High School Scholars Program:
The Division of Child Neurology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia will run its annual Neurology High School Scholars Program.  This program offers the opportunity for three high school students to complete a 5 week paid internship ($1,000 stipend).  The internship involves working closely with a Neurologist on a basic science or clinical research project, and shadowing physicians in clinic. 

Applicants must complete entire application process, which includes an essay and 2 letters of recommendation by March 31, 2018.  Winners will be announced in April.  

Hairspray - The Musical
SBA will be performing Hairspray April 13-15, 2018.   If you would like to sponsor the show by placing an ad click the link below .  All involved in Hairspray are REQUIRED to sell at least $60.00 in advertisements for the program to offset the costs of being involved in the musical.  All ads must be in no later than March 17th.

Tickets are now on sale.  Each student is entitled to (1) ticket which must be ordered. Ticket order forms were emailed to each student.  Please fill out and return to the office in the box provided.  

Rehearsals this week:
Tuesday, 2/27 - ALL from 3:15 to 6:00 pm
Thursday, 3/1 - ALL from 3:15 to 6:00 pm
Saturday, 3/3 - Meet & Greet Rehearsal from 10:30-11:30 am

Parents' Club
Mother-Daughter Dance:
The Mother-Daughter Dance is quickly approaching.  The RSVP date has been extended so that you can make plans to attend this event.  It is not a fundraiser, but rather a social gathering!  Please send your reservations by the Friday,  March  2 so that we can notify the caterer with a headcount.

The Mother-Daughter Dance will be held March 9, 2018 from 7:30-10:30 pm at Bridgeton's Ballroom.  Full dinner, "Solid Ground" DJ,
photos by Gurcsik Studios (checks required) and baskets on which to bid!  The cost is $55 for one guest, $110 for 2 and $50 for each additional guest.  
All are invited!  Mothers, grandmothers, great-grandmothers, aunts, sisters, godmothers, etc. For more information, please contact Cathy at or call 215-687-1022.

*The sign for Bridgemen's Ballroom is not visible form the street.  You will see a sign for Iron works. 

RSVP online or send your response card back to school with payment.  Please have your daughter deliver the envelope to the main office.

Parents' Club General Meeting- Thursday March 1
Our next General Meeting will be this Thursday, March 1 at 7 pm in the AP room.
Our guest speaker will be Mrs. Kimberly Fina. Mrs Fina is Department Head of the History department. and is also moderator of the National Honor Society and Prom. She will discuss the NHS, the criteria for membership and also Prom safety. 

In our section of the meeting we will be discussing what the Parents' Club has left to accomplish in the next few months, how much money we have raised to date and and where the parents would like to see that spent.
As always, light refreshments, beer and wine will be served.  Please join us, we would love to see you. 

Pawprints School Store
Store hours for the week of February 26:  
2/26       Monday          8 am to 3 pm
2/27       Tuesday          Closed
2/28      Wednesday     Closed
3/1         Thursday         Closed
3/2         Friday              8 am to 3 pm
3/3         Saturday         8 am to 12 pm (7th grade practice exam)

Current Sales:
Grey or Navy Hoodie (s-xl) now $38
SBA Koozies $3
Baseball caps reduced $18 to $15 ( this is the last week for the sale price)
Crew socks reduced $7 to $6
T-shirts: Many on sale , stop in to the store
Tank tops reduced $15 to $13
Pub glasses reduced $8 to $6
Yellow long sleeve tees reduced $20 to $17
V-Neck Alum Tees (s-2xl) $15 to $17

Stop by the store to get your  Basil Gear!!  Fill the Easter baskets with Basil Gear! We have crew socks, headbands, phone wallets and more. 

Many of our items can be viewed and ordered online  
For more information
Athletic Schedules
View the  full schedule of sports at SBA!   Team schedules also appear on the individual team pages of the SBA website.
March Highlights
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2017-2018 Calendar
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