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May 7, 2018
Ceremony to Acknowledge $1 Million Leadership Gift to Saint Basil Academy
Mrs. Connie D'Angelo, Principal, and members of the Saint Basil Academy Community are proud to announce a $1 million Leadership Gift from Mrs. Helena (Olijnyk) Mazur '61.  This transformational gift, the largest gift in the history of Saint Basil Academy, will promote new educational programs, continue facility improvements, and establish the new Learning Commons Area.
Saint Basil Academy will acknowledge Mrs. Mazur's generosity at a ceremony and reception scheduled for Friday, May 11, 2018 at 2 p.m. in the school auditorium.  We invite all parents to join us.  RSVP to or 215.885.6952 by the end of today.  
Safety Protocols - Reminders to Parents
Lock down drills are a necessity in helping students to prepare for emergency situations. The drills allow for students to understand how our safety protocols work and how to think and act if we go into lock down mode.

It is imperative that parents do not notify their daughters that a drill is about to occur. It defeats the purpose in preparing students for critical thinking and problem solving when the need calls for it. Please allow us to teach them necessary skills for safety while they are under our care every school day. 

Drill alerts go to parents so that they are aware that our lock-down is a drill. In the future, I ask that you not communicate the drill information to your daughters. I am grateful for your cooperation.

Upcoming Senior Events and Reminders
Seniors received a list of important upcoming events and also reminders about finishing the school year strong by upholding their academic responsibilities as priorities. 

Any senior who has incomplete school work or is failing a class will not be able to participate in senior events until assignments are completed. Also, any senior who has missed more than the 20-day limit for absences will need to make up time before graduating.

Father-Daughter Phillies Game
Tickets for the Father/Daughter Phillies game have been distributed in school.  Please check with your daughters to be sure that they have picked up their tickets in the main office.

Book Drive  
SBA is collecting gently used books for K-8 schools who currently do not have libraries for their students. Please drop off books to the main office. Thank you in advance for your generosity!

Mini-THON Registration Link
Mini THON is May 18.  Click the link below to register for the 2018 SBA Mini THON and create your own Donor Drive page!

Register Here

Volunteers Needed for Mini-THON
Parents, faculty and staff are asked to please consider assisting with Mini-THON for a few hours between May 18-19.  Please sign up in the link below.  Thank you!

Volunteer Sign-up
Chipotle Dine & Donate
Stop by the Chipotle on Old York Road in the Target shopping center tonight from 4pm to 8pm and Chipotle will donate 50% of your purchase to SBA toward the cost of transportation for those going to a Youth Conference at Franciscan University this summer. Just simply say that you're there for the SBA fundraiser and you're all set! **This does not apply for mobile orders.** Thanks for your support!
Counseling & College Services
The college acceptance/scholarship information that will be printed in your graduation booklet  has been posted on bulletin board outside the Counseling office. This is the information that you have submitted. Please check it for any acceptances/scholarships that are missing.

All Students:
Check the SBA website for Summer Programs  and Naviance for scholarship opportunities.

Please check out the updated summer course information through the MCIU/MVP Program. All information for Credit Recovery and Course Advancement appear on
the SBA website.  If you are interested in a summer program, please see your counselor.

SBA will be offering an SAT test during the school day on October 10 to all seniors at a reduced cost. The test will be administered on the same day as PSAT 8/9, preACT and PSAT testing. More details will follow.
Parents' Club

Mini-THON Volunteers Needed
Mini-THON is Friday, May 18.   The faculty and staff need you help!
If you have not had the opportunity this year to volunteer your time, this is the perfect opportunity.  P lease sign up below. 

Uniform Shop 
Mark your Calendars!  Our Uniform Shop is Thursday, May 31 starting at 6pm.
If you can help sort in advance or help out the night of the event please email Meghan Campion at
SENIORS WE NEED YOUR BLAZERS PLEASE!  If you would like to donate your blazer, please drop it off in the Main Office. Thank you!

Prom parking 
Our thanks to the following families for stepping up last Friday to help in the parking lot:  Paul farina, Stosh Majkut, Rob Campion, Marvin Overton, Theodore Baldo, Mel and Mike Carrick and Lisa jensen.

Pawprints School Store
Store hours for the week of May 7:  
5/7   Monday            7:30 am to 3 pm
5/8   Tuesday           Closed
5/9   Wednesday     7:30 am to 3 pm
5/10 Thursday         Closed
5/11  Friday              7:30 am to 3 pm

Current Sales:
Grey or Navy Crewneck (s-xl)$23, (2xl)$25 
SBA Koozies $3
Crew socks reduced $7 to $6
Panther tank tops reduced $15 to $13
Yellow long sleeve tees reduced $20 to $17
Drawstring bag with zipper compartment $6
Aluminum Navy SBA picture frame $12 
**Navy/Gold Pom Pom hat $20
**18 inch Sterling Silver Coordinate Necklace $40
**limited quantities available   

Spring is around the corner!  Stop by the school store to get your SBA Spring gear! T-shorts, running shorts, sweatpants, tote bags and more.  Great gift ideas for Mother's Day, Graduation and Father's Day!

Many of our items can be viewed and ordered online  
For more information
SBA Summer Sports Camps
Registration is online only for our Summer Sports camps.  The deadline for registration is June 21.  Please let your friends and families know about this year's camps! 

June 25 - 28
9:00am - 12:00pm
3rd-9th grade students (by September, 2018)

June 25 - 28
1:00pm - 4:00pm
5th-9th grade students (by September, 2018)

July  9 -  12
6:00pm - 8:30pm
1st-8th grade students (by September, 2018)

Register online
Flynn & O'Hara Uniform Company
Parents and students may use the link to the SBA page for the Flynn & O'Hara Uniform company.  Below is information on ways to order.  

Basilian Spirituality Center
The Basilian Spirituality Center will host Open Houses in May and June. 
View the flyer for more information.

Athletic Schedules
View the  full schedule of sports at SBA!   Team schedules also appear on the individual team pages of the SBA website.
May Highlights
Stay up to date with  May Monthly Highlights
2017-2018 Calendar
View the complete  school calendar  on our website under Quick Links.