November 12, 2018
Juniors 
A representative from Herff Jones Company will be here today for any student who needs a ring adjustment. Students are asked to take care of this at lunch in the Cafeteria.

Seniors
A representative from Herff Jones Company will be here today to  take cap and gown measurements during lunch.

Parent/Teacher Conferences-Thursday, November 15
First Quarter Report Cards were posted on Blackbaud this past Friday.  Parent/Teacher conference appointments are now available available online. Please see the conference letter below for more information, then use the link below for online scheduling of appointments.  



Senior Yearbook Photos
Many seniors have already chosen their graduation photo packets.  Although it is not necessary to buy your packages yet, please return your senior's choices of photos to be used in the Yearbook - one cap and gown and one drape; as soon as possible.

Counseling & College Services
SAT School Day Test for Juniors
Saint Basil Academy will offer an SAT School day opportunity for all juniors on 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.

Seniors
Saint Basil Academy is excited to offer an Instant Decision Day with Immaculata University on November 27 from 9-11 AM. All interested SENIOR students should sign up in the Counseling Office for the event.

If your SENIOR student has applied to a college/university and they are requesting that first quarter grades be sent in for review, please sign up in the Counseling Department. After first quarter grades are processed, the staff will send out the reports to the requested schools.   

College Visits this Week:
Our final College Visits for this fall are: Merrimack College 11/14, Rider Univ. 11/19, U.S. Naval Academy 11/20.  Juniors and Seniors can sign up on Naviance to meet with admission reps from these colleges.  

A/P Testing:
Please send in payments for AP 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: Jan. 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.

Drama News
Saint Basil Academy's Drama Club will be performing Twelve Angry Women and Me, My Selfie and I on Friday, November 16 and Saturday, November 17 @7 PM. Tickets are $10 at the door. Please consider bringing a canned good for $1 off admission (up to 2 tickets)

Mamma Mia auditions will take place on December 4 and December 6.  Information packets available on the drama board.  Wanted: A FEW GOOD MEN to audition.  See Drama Board for singing audition practices.  There will be dance practices on November 27 and 29.

Steubenville Youth Conference
The Theology department of Saint Basil Academy would like to offer its students the opportunity to attend a summer Steubenville Youth Conference, located at Saint John's University in Queens, NY.  Steubenville Conferences offer youth an opportunity to join over 50,000 Catholic teens at its 25 youth conferences throughout the summer.  This is an opportunity to encounter Christ in a special way among peers that share the faith.  The conference includes Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, praise and worship music, and special talks given by renowned Catholic Speakers.  Steubenville NY speakers include Bob "Righteous B" Lesnefsky, Chris Padgett, Emily Wilson, Father Jose Robles-Sanchez, Joel Stepanek, and music led by Josh Blakesley.  Details can be found at steubenvilleconferences.com/events/conf-nyc.  
 
WHEN: Friday, July 19, 2019 (morning departure) through Sunday, July 21, 2019 (evening arrival).  
WHERE: St. John's University, Queens, NY  
WHO: We invite all SBA students to come on this conference, with a limit of about 50.  There will be one female chaperone for every 10 students that attend.  We will offer to work in collaboration with 1-2 other Catholic schools in the area to offer their students the opportunity to attend the conference with us as one large group.
TRANSPORTATION:  We will take a charter bus to and from the conference.  Once on campus, all conference events will be within walking distance on the campus.
 
Any student who is interested should pick up a registration form in Room 28 ASAP.  Registration and deposit is due Monday, November 19.
Parents' Club
Junior Ring Mass
Thank you to the following Sophomore parents for your help at Ring Mass:
Sue Carlson, Amanda Zetick, John Kodsi, Phyllis Hutchinson, Melissa McCann, Melissa Bentley.

**Please Note: The deadline for the 2 events listed below is November 21**

Father-Daughter Dance: Friday, November 30
The Father-Daughter dance will be held Friday, November 30 from 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM at the Townsend Room in Philadelphia.  The cost is  $65 for a dad with one daughter.  $90 for a dad with two daughters.  Tickets i ncludes buffet dinner, soft drinks, DJ & dancing.   Cash bar is available. 
The deadline to purchase tickets is Wednesday, November 21.  

Dance Flyer          
Purchase Tickets Online          

New York City Bus Trip, Friday, December 14:
Seats are still available but the deadline is approaching quickly.  Please consider supporting Saint Basil Academy with a relaxing ride, holiday shopping and taking in the sites of New York City. You can also purchase tickets to Radio City Music Hall to see the Christmas Spectacular.   The Grinch is playing at the Hulu Theater.  Thank you to the families who have purchased tickets. Please remember to fill out the waiver forms and send to school.  Please mark the envelope to the attention of Marcia Miller/NYC Bus Trip.  Any questions, please email Marcia at marcia.miller3@verizon.net  

Departure from SBA: 8:00 AM
Return to SBA: 8:30 PM
Cost: $45 per person for Trip


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

B Street Band is Coming to SBA
Join us for a night of great music and dancing with the B STREET BAND on Friday, January 4, 2019 from 7 to 11 PM at Saint Basil Academy. The event is a BYOB. Ticket price is $40.00 which includes dinner from the famous Cescaphe Group and incredible music by the  B STREET BAND, "The Original Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band".
Tickets are on sale now!  Tickets are limited, so please order soon.


Saint  Basil Academy Auction
A Message from our Event Coordinators:
Christmas shopping....Black Friday....the Season begins...
Think of us as you begin your Christmas shopping. We would appreciate any gift donations for the Auction.  Please view our Auction wish list below.  Gifts can be dropped off to the main office or you can stop down  and see us in the Events Office.

Auction Wish List                                                                          

Pawprints School Store
School Store Hours this week:
Monday: 8 AM - 3 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 4 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 3 PM

Reminder: The school store accepts cash, checks and credit/debit cards.

Class of 2020 Light Blue Hoodie
We are taking online orders for class of 2020 hoodies. The last day to place your order is 11/27. Unfortunately, no late orders will be taken.

Purchase Online

Christmas Shopping
Stop by our store and start your Christmas shopping early!   We have restocked many items and have great sales!  

Great Stocking Stuffers:
Ceramic Saddle Shoe Ornament $15
Laptop Stickers $2
SBA Spray Hand Sanitizer $2
Small Photo Album $5
SBA Pop Sockets $8
Black "B" Leggings $20
"B" Car Magnets $5
Navy Speckled Mug $12

More Gift Ideas:
Hoodies, Crewnecks, short sleeve t-shirts, long sleeve t-shirts, leggings, socks, windbreakers, embroidered blankets, embroidered SBA tote bags, flannel PJ bottoms, new flannel "bitty" shorts, Pub Glasses, picture frames and more!

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!