March 4, 2019
Morning Arrival - Parking Lot Safety
Due to the continued cutting through of cars in the middle of the parking spots, we ask that for morning drop off, all students enter the building through the blue doors closest to the gym.
The middle blue doors will be locked. If you are dropping off your daughter in the morning, PLEASE pull up to the furthermost doors where she can enter the building, and loop around to the next lane to exit the parking lot. We have had numerous close calls where cars that were cutting through spots barely missed colliding with other cars or with faculty who were exiting their cars. Thank you for your cooperation.
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.

Spring Sports Tryouts
Tryouts for Spring sports (lacrosse, track & softball) are scheduled for today.  Student/athletes that have not competed in another sport this school year, must have a complete physical exam.  Physical exams, re-certifications and athletic fees must be paid in order for you to tryout.  The athletic fee of $225.00 can be paid  online .
National Catholic Sisters Week
There will be an open house at the Basilian Sisters' Mother House on Friday, March 8 to commemorate National Catholic Sisters Week. Visit anytime between 1:00 and 4:00 PM to get to know some of the Sisters over light refreshments.   We are also running a contest to win a trip to Ukraine. 

National Catholic Sisters Week is an annual celebration created to honor women religious that takes place from March 8-14. Organized by St. Mary's University of Minnesota, it consists of events that instruct, enlighten, and bring greater focus to the lives of these incredible women. The week recognizes all they have done for the Church out of gratitude and with hope that more young women will choose to follow their example.
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. 

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.

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.

Respect Life Leadership Day
All SBA students are invited to attend the annual Respect Life Leadership Day at Cardinal O'Hara High School on Thursday, March 28.  The cost is $27 and includes the program, lunch, and the cost transportation.  The first 20 students that sign up with payment will attend.  Please see Miss Violi in room 28 for more information.  Payment is due by Tuesday, March 5.    

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.
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 1st. 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

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: 
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. 

These scholarships have just been added to our Naviance Scholarship List:  Samuel A. Green (FIrstrust), EMCCC Neiman Memorial Scholarship, Navy Wives Clubs of America, Richard A. Ash Scholarship, American Heritage Federal Credit Union, CCAA - Catholic College Admission Association.  Please ask your daughter to look into these and the many other scholarship opportunities listed on Naviance.

College & Career Fair
Abington High School will hold a College & Career Fair on Monday, March 4, 2019 from 7:00-8:30 PM in their gym.    All are welcome!  

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.
Saint Basil Academy Designer Bag Bingo
Gather your girlfriends and join us Friday, March 8, 2019 at 7 PM in the
AP Room for a BYOB/Girls Night Out.  Win a beautiful designer bag, a cash prize or a special bag drawing.  Lots of winners! Lots of bags! But mostly lots of fun!

Purchase Tickets Online                                                   

Saint Basil Academy Auction
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. 

A Message from our Event Coordinators:
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 or Carol Abel at
Or call 215-885-3771 (x130 and x134)
Thank you and have a Happy New Year!!

Auction Wish List                                                                        

Parents' Club
General Meeting
Please join us for the Parents' Club general meeting this Tuesday, March 5 at
7 PM. Light refreshments will be served.  Enter to win a $50 door prize.

Didn't get a chance to Volunteer yet this year?  W e still need you !!
  • Coach Bag Bingo Friday- March 8 
  • 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

Isabella Douglas
SBA Parents' Club President                                

Pawprints School Store
School Store Hours this week:
Monday: 8 AM - 3 PM
Wednesday: Closed
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. 
Sports Equipment Swap
Abington Township Parks & Recreation is hosting a sports equipment swap March 15-16. 

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!