January 14, 2019
Exam Schedule
Attached are the exam schedules, one for each day from Monday, January 14 through Thursday, January 17.

A few key points:
  • Students need only come in for the exams for which they are scheduled.  They will be able to leave after their particular exams are finished. Please ensure that students are on time for exams.
  • Dress code: regular school uniform.  That includes school sweater or quarter-zip if one gets cold - no other sweatshirts or jackets in class.
  • Please check your transportation information.  It is shared in this e-mail and on the main bulletin board in school.  Students should come to the office for any transportation clarification.
  • Students: Remember to bring your calculators if they are allowed for your math or science exam.
Students should stop by the office as soon as possible with any questions about their exam schedule.

We will not have classes on Friday, January 18.

Exam Week - Transportation Information
Just a reminder that students will be taking exams Monday, January 14 through Thursday, January 17. Dismissal will be a 12:00 PM. School is closed on Friday, January 18 and Monday January 21.

The bus schedule for dismissal during exam week is as follows:
Abington - noon pick up all four days
Centennial (noon pick up on January 14 only, need to make other arrangements for the 15, 16 & 17)
Cheltenham - noon pick up all four days
Colonial- noon pick up on 14, 15, & 16 only, need to make other arrangements for January 17.
Hatboro-Horsham - noon pick up all four days.
Lower Moreland - noon pick up all four days.
Neshaminy ( AM drop off only), need to make other arrangements for noon dismissal all four days.
Springfield - noon pick up on January 14 & 15 only, need to make other arrangements for noon dismissal for 16 & 17.
Upper Dublin - noon pick up on Jan 14 only, need to make other arrangements for 15, 16 $ 17.
Upper Moreland- noon pick up all four days
Septa - Riders may get the bus on Fox Chase Road in front of the school.

If your bus is not picking up at noon, please make other arrangements to get home. If this is not possible, the student must wait for their bus until 3:00 PM (the regular scheduled dismissal time) Anyone, waiting until 3:00 PM, must see Mrs. Matthews so she can advise the bus that you need pick up.

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 is due February 15. Please use the link below to make payment.

Mamma Mia parents meeting will be on Thursday, January 17 at 7 PM.  One parent from each cast/crew member is requested to attend.

Youth Symposium on the Holocaust 
Saint Basils will again be attending the Annual Youth Symposium on the Holocaust on Tuesday, January 29. This opportunity is open to all interested students. The cost is $5, which includes transportation and lunch. Please return the permission form found below, and payment to Mrs. Kazimir by January 25. 

Practice SAT Test
On Sunday morning, February 24 at 9:00 AM at SBA, 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 9 if you would like to participate.
Counseling & College Services
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: January 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.

Drexel Women in Computing Initiative
Drexel University's College of Computing & Informatics (CCI) believes that diversity in computing is important to the future of all young women.  To aid in this mission, Drexel will host three hands-on workshops for high school women which we hope your daughter will attend.    Parents and/or guardians are also welcome to attend.   

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 Scholarships on NAVIANCE with February deadlines include:  The Jackie Robinson Scholarship, Roothbert Fund Scholarship, Anne Whitney Barrow Scholarship (Engineering), and We The Students Essay Contest.  Check out these and more on NAVIANCE and apply if you are eligible.

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. 
Parents' Club
Night at the Races: Saturday, February 9 at 7 PM
Night at the Races is Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 7 PM. (S now date is February 16. Feel free to share this email with your family and friends.)  This is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Parents' Club.

There is a meeting for anyone interested in volunteering for this event this Thursday, January 17 at 7 PM in the All Purpose Room.

What is Night at the Races?
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.  There will be a 50/50 and other games of chance.

Ticket Information
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. Click the links below to purchase tickets or a sponsorship.

How Do I Win?
There are two ways to win money from the horses. 
  • The first is to "own" a horse. You do this by sending in the form with your horse name, family name, and $5/horse. If your horse wins the race in which it is entered? You win $25! Winnings are not dependent on event attendance (but it's more fun if you are there!)
  • The second is to bet on the horses at the event. Your $2 bet will pay out based on the odds. And how loud you scream for your virtual horse to win. That is totally a thing
Lucky Lotto
Lucky Lotto tickets are $10 each and can be purchased ahead of time. Each ticket has 5 unique, 3-digit numbers ranging from 000-999. The number will be drawn at the event, but the winner does not need to be present. There are only 200 tickets available and 1 guaranteed winner - $1000 cash!

Still looking for ways to contribute? Sponsor a race for $100! Any individual or company that makes a $100 donation receives:
  • name on the program for the sponsored race
  • name announced at the beginning of the sponsored race
  • a business card sized ad or message on the program. 
High roller? Reach out to us to find out what other opportunities can be created for you.

Please contact co-chairs Heather Dotchel ( dotchel@msn.com ) or Christina Yost (daventeen@verizon.net) with any questions. Thank you for your support. We hope to see you there!!

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:
Did you get something for Christmas 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:
Monday: 8 AM - 12 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 12 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 12 PM
Thursday: 8  AM - 12 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 to place your order. The last day for placing orders will be Tuesday, January 8. Thank you!

SBA Pom Pom Hats  $20
SBA Pop Sockets $8
Ceramic Saddle Shoe Ornament $15
Laptop Stickers $2
SBA Spray Hand Sanitizer $2
Small Photo Album $3
"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!
LOTS OF ITEMS TO KEEP YOU WARM!  Stop by during mid-term week.

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!