March 18, 2019
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.

 
Preview Performance
There will be a PREVIEW performance given on Thursday, March 28 at 6:00 PM. The cost is $13.00.  Preview tickets can be reserved by emailing tdillinger@stbasilacademy.org


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.


Canned Goods Food Collection
Once again this year we will be participating in the Hibernian Hunger Food Drive to collect canned goods and other non-perishable food products to help families in need. The food is donated to 10 local community food cupboards and programs in the Philadelphia area. Last year we collected almost 130 pounds of food to help support the Holy Redeemer Food Pantry. Support a great cause by dropping off items in the collection bins in the Basil lobby. The collection will run through the end of March.
Spring Fling Dance
The Spring Fling dance, hosted by the Mini-THON Committee, will be held in the SBA gym from 8 to 11 on Friday, April 5.   P ermission slips were distributed to students, and can also be found in the links below. The dance policy is also below. The permission form is due to Mrs. Kleinle or Mrs. Hartey   no later than March 29 . Order Tickets online through the school website by March 29.


Saint Basil Academy Auction-Get Your Tickets Now!
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. 


Volunteers:
We are looking for parents who are good with technology and could help us with our Auction. 
We need volunteers to help with our on-line bidding system.  Please reach out to us asap.

Gift Donations:
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                                                                        

Yearbook Orders
Yearbooks orders are now being taken.  Use the link below to purchase.
Yearbooks are $95 if purchased before March 15, and $115 if purchased afterwards. 


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.


Attn: Sophomore and Junior Parents
La Salle University is again offering their  Transformation Scholars Program , an opportunity that provides free college courses - one course per student, in both fall and spring semesters of a single academic year - to high performing high school students from public, private, Archdiocesan, and charter schools. Completed applications for the 2019-2020 Transformation Scholars program are due, via mail, by April 1. Selected students will be notified by mid-April, and invited to an awards ceremony on campus, along with their parents or guardians.

 

Additionally, their  Summer Scholars Program is now in its second year. Designed to offer rising junior and senior high school students the opportunity to take a college course on La Salle's campus, during the summer. Student courses, textbooks, and college and career preparation (and this year, free lunch!) are offered free to accepted students, at an estimated value of $3,800.00 per student. We're pleased to announce that our 2019 roster of summer courses for high school students has been expanded to include BUS 170: Introduction to Business, CRJ 161: Introduction to Criminal Justice, and ENG 204: Introduction to Creative Writing, and also ISBT 270: Pandemics. More details and applications can be found on the Higher Education Initiative website. Students who enrolled in this program last year as rising juniors are eligible to reapply as rising seniors.

 

More Information

Basilian Spirituality Center
The Basilian Spirituality Center will host  a talk on the Reformation and the Church's response on Tuesday, April 9 from 6:30-8:30 PM.  Admission is $10.  See the flyer below for details.

Steubenville Youth Conference
All SBA students are invited to attend a Steubenville Youth Conference this summer in NYC.  The conference July 19-21.  This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about and experience your faith in a new way with students from around the world.  Please see Miss Violi in Room 28 for more information.  Deposit is due by Friday, March 22.
Counseling & College Services
Sophomore PSAT:
On Tuesday, March 26, Sophomores will take the PSAT 10 during the school day.  Testing will be held in the morning, and when testing is done, students will resume a with the remainder of their classes for the day. This is a full school day with 3:00 PM dismissal.

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: 
Seniors are asked to bring college acceptance and/or scholarship letters to the Counseling Office so that we can make a copy for our records. 

Scholarships
These Scholarships have March/April Deadlines: Samuel A. Green (Firstrust), Navy Wives Clubs of America, Gladys Carol Scholarship (STEM), American Heritage Federal Credit Union, Boule' Foundation Scholarship, Davis-Putter Scholarship (need based) and MG James Urbano Scholarship (Army). Please ask your daughter to look into these and the many other scholarship opportunities listed on Naviance.

College Fair:
The Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling (PACAC) invites you to attend their Regional College Fair on Monday, April 8, 2019 from 6:30-9:00 PM at the Valley Forge Casino Resort in King of Prussia.
Parents' Club
Mini THON
The Mini THON Committee is looking to borrow a cotton candy machine and a popcorn machine to use at the Spring Fling dance on April 5 and the Dance Marathon on May 17. Both events will be held at school.  Please contact Tess White at twhite@stbasilacademy.org if you can lend these items.  Thank you.

Volunteering
Didn't get a chance to Volunteer yet this year?  W e still need you !!
  • Auction Saturday, April 6--Morning OR Evening
  • Senior and Junior Parents Prom Parking- April 26
  • Junior Parents Graduation- June 1
  • Mini THON- May 17; a sign up Genius will be available soon 
Volunteer forms can be returned to school anytime. The volunteer form is also available on the   Parents' Club of the SBA website.

If you have any questions contact  parentsclub@stbasilacademy.org

Isabella Douglas
SBA Parents' Club President                                

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

Great Items:
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

Remember our School Store for Gift Ideas:
(Fill an Easter Basket with SBA items!)
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!

Welcome to our new Accepted Students and their families!

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!