November 26, 2018
Sophomore Retreat - Tuesday, November 27
Sophomore retreat is Tuesday, November 27 .  All sophomores need to have their release form turned in before they will be permitted to attend.  Students should dress in regular uniform (blazers not necessary).  Students should arrive at regular time and are expected at their before-school music classes.  Students will be dismissed during 1 st  period and will arrive back at school before dismissal.  Please pack a lunch as lunch will not be for sale that day.
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
Social Media 
This recent Philadelphia Inquirer article details a study conducted by a 
University of Pennsylvania psychologist  regarding Social Media and the effect it has on depression and loneliness in undergraduate students.

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.  

Immaculata Instant Decision Day:
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.

First Quarter Grades:
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.  Our staff will send out the reports to the requested schools.

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 .

School Day SAT with Essay:
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.

Drama News
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.

Parents' Club
New York City Bus Trip, Friday, December 14:
Our first bus is full!  Seats are available on the second bus. 
Please consider joining us for a relaxing ride to Bryant Park in New York where you can enjoy the sights, sounds and shopping of the big city. Take in a show at either Radio City Music Hall for the Christmas Spectacular or The Grinch, playing at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden. If interested in a show, please call now to book your seats as these may fill up quickly. Anyone is invited to join us so put the word out to friends and family to come out and support Saint Basil Academy.   
Any questions, please email Marcia at  

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

Senior Victorian Tea
Senior Parents Victorian Tea is Friday, December 7.
We would like to make this as special as possible for the girls.  If you can help on Thursday Night for set up and or Friday at any time. please email

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
Isabella Douglas
SBA Parents' Club President

B Street Band is Coming to SBA
BSTREETBAND are going fast!  Order your tickets soon!

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".

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.

Wine Pull Donations
Please consider bringing in a bottle of wine for our AUCTION WINE PULL.  As you shop for your holiday wine, remember Saint Basil Academy and consider donating a bottle.  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: 10 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 3 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 3 PM

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

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

Great Stocking Stuffers:
SBA Pom Pom Hats
Ceramic Saddle Shoe Ornament $15
Laptop Stickers $2
SBA Spray Hand Sanitizer $2
Small Photo Album $5
SBA Pop Sockets $8
"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!