November 5, 2018
Soccer State Playoff
Soccer State playoffs begin tomorrow, 11/6.   SBA will play Lansdale  Catholic High School at Hatboro-Horsham High School.  Game time is 5 PM.  Go Panthers!!

Report Cards
Report cards will be posted online on Friday, November 9, and parent/teacher conferences will follow on Thursday, November 15.  We will be sending information about the appointment protocol for the conferences closer to online report card posting.

Seniors going on Koinonia I will be dismissed from class at 1PM on Wednesday, November 7.  They are excused from classes on November 8 and 9.  We will return from this retreat on Friday, November 9 at 3:15 PM.  Please make transportation arrangements if she does not drive herself to school.  Students going on retreat are permitted to dress down appropriately on Wednesday, November 7.  All luggage should be brought into school in the morning on the 7 and kept in the weight room on the bottom floor.  Students who have not given in their retreat paperwork by that time will not be permitted to attend the retreat.  Please email  with any questions.   

Winter Uniforms - on Nov. 2
The winter uniform began on Friday, November 2. All students are expected to be in proper uniform every day, representing themselves and SBA in the best possible way. A reminder that SBA sportswear and sweatshirts are not part of the uniform. 
Since the weather has gotten cold quickly, any student who has purchased the uniform pant may begin wearing the pant at any time. The uniform pant must be purchased through Flynn and O'Hara and is the  only pant  that may be worn. Students are NOT allowed to wear sweatpants during the school day. Please consider purchasing the pants.
All uniform pieces are purchased through Flynn and O'Hara and include the following:

Winter uniform:
  • Gray/navy plaid skirt
  • Gray women's dress pant
  • Navy blue blazer with logo (for special occasions)
  • Navy blue sweater with logo OR ΒΌ zip SBA sweatshirt with logo
  • White tennis shirt with logo
  • Full-leg navy tights or knee socks and saddle shoes
  • Low-cut/no-show socks may be worn under the navy tights
  • A white SBA shirt or white turtleneck/mock neck shirt must be worn under the senior fleece

Cheerleading Fundraiser
The SBA Cheerleading Team will be hosting a Beef and Beer fundraiser at The Abington Club,  300 Meetinghouse Road in Jenkintown, PA  on November 10 from 7 PM to 10 PM. Please come out to support the Saint Basil Academy Cheerleading Team as they work towards competing at Nationals! Tickets are $40 per person which includes beer, wine, food, fun, music and dancing. We'll be raffling off numerous gift baskets, 50-50's, and a beer wall. You can purchase tickets by emailing Barb Jarrett at or purchasing them at the door on the night of the event. The SBA Cheerleaders thank you in advance for your support!!!
Youth Leadership Conference
Saint Basil Academy will be attending the  Anti Defamation League's Youth Leadership Conference: Exploring Diversity, Challenging Hate.
Date: Tuesday, December 4
Time: 8:15 AM  - 2 PM

The goal of the conference is to bring together student leaders from high schools around Philadelphia to explore the value of diversity, participate in anti-bias workshops and learn practical tips and techniques that they can bring back to their own schools to initiate change in school culture. 
This opportunity is open to all sophomores and juniors. We would like to bring seven Basil students this year. Interested students should fill out the application linked below.

Please see Mrs. Kazimir or Ms. Violi if you have any questions. 

Counseling & College Services
Grades/Academic Support:
We are coming to the end of the first quarter marking period.  Parents can access grades through Blackbaud.  If your daughter is struggling, please encourage her to speak with her teacher and visit Mrs. Freiling, in the Counseling Office.  As our Academic Support Coordinator, Mrs. Freiling is available to meet with any student that may need additional academic support.

College Visits :
Parents, did you know that since September, we have had over 60 colleges visit SBA?  We hope your daughter has visited with a few.  We only have few weeks left for these visits.  Students can sign up on NAVIANCE today!   

College Visits this Week:
There is still time for students to sign up for this week's visits:  Marymount Manhattan College, Eastern University, St. Joseph's College-ME, University of Scranton and Virginia Commonwealth University.  Students can sign up through NAVIANCE and they must check with teachers if class time will be missed

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

Junior Parents
This is a reminder that the Ring Mass/Ceremony will be held tonight, November 5 at 7 PM in the auditorium. All Juniors should arrive no later than 6:45 PM and report to their assigned rooms. Please be aware that if the ring is not paid in full, you will not receive your ring at the Mass.

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

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.

Parents' Club
Autumn Classic
Thank you to the following freshman parents for your help at Autumn Classic:
Matthew Butler, Paul Fiorini, Michele Peale, Aimee Masino and Al Revel.

**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  

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

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
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.

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

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

Stop by our store and start your Christmas shopping early!   We have restocked many items and have great sales!
Great Stocking Stuffers:
SBA Pom Pom Hat $20
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. 
Summer Service Trip
SBA will be running a summer service trip, hosted by the Saint Vincent De Paul Center, in Philadelphia, PA.  The trip will run from Sunday, August 4 through Friday, August 9, 2019 .   All SBA students are welcome to attend.  The cost is approximately $275.  A $100 deposit and registration form is due by Wednesday, November 7.   Please see Miss Violi in Room 28 or email  for more information.
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!