January 7, 2019
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 initial prom payment is due today and the final prom payment is due February 15. Please use the link below to make payment.


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.  

Upcoming games:
1/08/19 Home vs Gwynedd Mercy Academy JV 3:45 and Varsity 5:15
1/10/19 @ Sacred Heart Academy Varsity 3:45 and JV 5:15 * note Varsity is first 
1/13/18 @ Jefferson University vs Ursuline Academy Varsity Only 5:30 

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.

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. 


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. 
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.

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.
 
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:  

Scholarships
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. 
Parents' Club
General Meeting
Please join us for the Parents' Club general meeting this Thursday, January  10 at
7 PM.  Light refreshments will be served.  Enter to w in a $50 door prize. 
Our guest speaker will be Jen Britto from Damsel IN DEFENSE.  Damsel IN DEFENSE focuses on selling self-defense products for women, including products for women to carry and those for the home. Products include personal items for self-defense, as well as other types of safety and security products.

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


Volunteering
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.   Gifts can be left in the main office or down in the lower level in the Events' Office when classes resume.  Donations can also be brought to the Parents' Club Meeting on Thursday, January 10. 
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!!

Wine Pull Donations
Please consider bringing in a bottle of wine for our AUCTION WINE PULL. 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: 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 3 PM
Friday: 8  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 to place your order. The last day for placing orders will be Tuesday, January 8. Thank you!


SBA Pom Pom Hats  $20
Ceramic Saddle Shoe Ornament $15
Laptop Stickers $2
SBA Spray Hand Sanitizer $2
Small Photo Album $3
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!
LOTS OF ITEMS TO KEEP YOU WARM!

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!