January 21, 2019
Course Offerings - Semester 2
The following courses are being offered to sophomores, juniors and seniors during  FLEX (Thursday from 1:30-3:00 PM). Encourage your daughters to sign up for one of these great offerings! Contact Mrs. Penkalskyj (apenkalskyj@stbasilacademy.org) for details. SEATS ARE LIMITED!!

A Historical Journey Through Art
Instructor: Mrs. Kim Fina

Art has played a significant role in every major civilization throughout history. In this course, students will examine different time periods and how the art reflects the historical events, culture, and social movements of the times. Since art and cultural values are closely related, studying art is a compelling way to learn about the people who produced it. The class will feature discussion, collaboration, hands-on activities, virtual museum tours, and optional field trips.- Students will earn .25 credit in fine arts for completing this course.

Personal Finance
Instructor: Mr. Anatoli Murha, Director of Business Development, Ukrainian Selfreliance Federal Credit Union

This course will empower students to learn how to make the most effective personal financial decisions. Topics will include: why money matters, paying bills; spending and budgeting; banking your bucks; student loans and interest; building credit history; navigating traditional and digital banking options; and cybersecurity and scam awareness.- Students will earn .25 social studies credit for completing this course.

Compassion in Action
Instructor: Ms. Erin Breen, SBA Class of 2015

This course offers students compassionate and holistic perspectives on different social justice issues. Using Catholic Social Teaching principles as a starting point, the students will collectively explore causes and impacts of injustices facing communities, including food justice, family separation, mass incarceration and more. By completing service hours outside of the class, students will reflect on their experiences while connecting their personal service with larger issues facing society today. -  Students will earn additional service hours for completing this course.

Ms. Erin Breen '15, is currently a senior at St. Joseph's University majoring in Theology with an English/Faith Justice minor. Erin is interning at Basils during the semester and as part of her internship requirements, is offering this course to help explore and expand service opportunities.
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.

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
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.

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 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 9 if you would like to participate.
NYC TRIP: The final payment of $50.00 is due by January 31.  Please make sure you get this in as soon as possible.  There are 2 seats still available.  If you are interested, contact Mrs. Dillinger.

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. 

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
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.

Career Day
Career Day will be held on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019.  Basil alumnae will speak with students about their professional careers and experiences.  We have  over 25 alumnae with a variety of career fields including:  Medical, Legal, Architecture, Digital Content Editors, Teachers and Professors, and we also will have a Mammal Trainer here as well!  

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 Fair at Hatboro-Horsham High School
Basil students have been invited to attend a College Fair at Hatboro-Horsham High School on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 from 6:30 PM-8:00 PM.  All Basil students are welcome to attend!  Visitor parking is in front of the main school entrance.  
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. 
Softball workout Wednesday night January 23, 7-9 PM. Everyone is welcome. 
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:
Tuesday: 8 AM - 3 PM
Wednesday: 12:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday: 8  AM - 3 PM

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!

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!