October 1, 2018
Community Day Donations
We are still collecting donated items - individual packages of Goldfish crackers, granola bars, fruit snacks and juice boxes for our day of service on Friday, October 5. Items can be dropped off in the main lobby. We are most grateful for your support!

Open House - Sunday, October 7
Spread the news of our Open House on October 7 from 12-3! Parents and prospective students will get tours, listen to teachers, and meet with students about the exceptional academic experience at Saint Basil Academy.


Athletic Hall of Fame Ceremony 
The Hall of Fame Ceremony will  take place Saturday, October 13 beginning at 6PM. 

Congratulations to our 2018 Inductees:

Coach Steve Sonneborn, Softball

Maureen (Murphy) Brophy, 1992 
 Melissa (Bates) Razler, 1996
 Jessica Posimo, 2006 
 Melissa (Vassalotti) Twist, 2007
 Jacqueline Thompson, 2011 
Laura Kuhlmeier, 2012

2006 State Championship Cross Country Team
 Rachel Morelli, 2008; Katie Barrett, 2008; Elizabeth Barrett, 2010; Kathleen Davies, 2007; Christina Morelli, 2007; Rachel Mack, 2009; Emily McCrea, 2008; Colleen Gilmore, 2009 (Coaches Greg Green and Mary (Crossin) Esposito '01)

The deadline to purchase tickets is October 7.  For more information and to order tickets, please click the links below.



Counseling & College Services
PSAT, preACT & SAT:
All students in grades 9-11 will be testing on October 10. The freshman will take the PSAT 8/9; sophomores will take the preACT; and juniors will take the PSAT/NMSQT. 
SENIORS who have signed up for the SAT School Day Test will also be testing on the 10th.   ALL testing will begin promptly at 8:00am on October 10. Dismissal times will vary based on the test, but please plan on students being here for approximately three hours. The SAT test takers will be here longer. 

JET Tour:
On Thursday October 11, SBA will be hosting the  Jesuit Excellence Tour during the lunch period.  Jesuit Colleges & Universities attending are:  Canisius, Fairfield, Holy Cross, LeMoyne, Loyola Chicago, Loyola Maryland, Loyola New Orleans, Marquette, St. Joe's, St. Louis, St. Peter's, Scranton, San Francisco, Wheeling Jesuit and Xavier.  
 
Upcoming College Fairs:
Students are invited to attend these upcoming Fairs:
PACAC College Fair:  Thurs. 10/11/18, 6:00-8:00pm @ North Penn High School in Lansdale, PA.   info: https://www.pacac.org/college-fairs
 
NACAC College Fair:  Sun. 10/14/18, 11:00am-3:00pm @ PA Convention Center

Colleges visiting SBA week of 10/1:  
Holy Family, Providence, Arcadia, Gwynedd Mercy, St. Joe's, Green Mountain, Ursinus, Queens University of Charlotte, University of Dallas.  All Juniors and Seniors are welcome to sign up on Naviance to meet with representatives from these colleges & universities.

Reminder to all Juniors and Junior Parents - Class Ring
Ring Mass will be Monday, November 5. If you have purchased a ring, please make sure you pay any balance that might be due directly to Gary Lehman at Herff Jones Inc. If you did not purchase a ring this past Spring and now wish to do so, there is still time. Please contact Gary Lehman at 215-245-8660 to order. Also, any other questions regarding your ring purchase should be directed to Gary. Thank you.

Drama News
MAMMA MIA : Get excited!  Auditions will be in December but we will be doing some dance/song rehearsals in anticipation of those dates. Details to follow!  We are in need of male participants.   There will be a dance rehearsal on Saturday, October 20 from 9am to 12pm for anyone interested in Mamma Mia.  This rehearsal is NOT mandatory.

NYC Trip is Wednesday, April 17 to see  Anastasia.   Trip Tickets are $105 and include bus, show ticket and class. Downpayment needs to be in no later than October 31 to secure your spot. This is on a first come, first serve basis and you must be an active member of Drama Club to attend the trip.

Parents' Club
General Meeting
Our first General Meeting will  be this Tuesday, October 2 at 7 pm in the AP room.
Light refreshments, beer and wine will be served.  Please join us, we would love to see you. 

Open House- Sunday, October 7
Please join us in showcasing our amazing school to prospective students.
Please consider volunteering for this event using the link below.


Volunteering
Volunteer forms can be returned to school anytime, or you can bring them to the first Parents' Club General Meeting on Tuesday, October 2 at 7pm. The volunteer form is also available  on the  Parents' Club  page of the SBA website.

If you were unable to attend Back to School Night on Wednesday, please have your daughter pick up your envelope in the Main office.

New York City Bus Trip, Friday, December 14:
Reserve early for our annual Bus Trip to New York.  The trip sells out quickly!
Sit back relax let someone else fight the traffic.   Then take in a show, enjoy the Christmas lights and Christmas tree or just shop until you drop! Purchase tickets online or download the information and send a check to school to the attention of Parents' Club/New York Trip.

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

 
If you have any questions contact parentsclub@stbasilacademy.org
 
Isabella Douglas
SBA Parents' Club President

Pawprints School Store
School Store Hours this week:
Monday: 8am - 3pm
Wednesday: 8am - 3pm
Friday: 8am - 3pm

Reminder: The school store accepts cash, checks and credit/debit cards. (We do not accept American Express)
*** Note: Any funds loaded on Student ID cards can only be used for cafeteria purchases.  The  My School Account is only for school lunch and cannot be used in the school store.     

Stop by our store and start your Christmas shopping early!   Our Saddle Shoe Ceramic Ornament is always popular!  $15  
 
New Items:  
Laptop Stickers- $2  
SBA Spray Hand Sanitizer- $2  
SBA Pop Sockets- $8  
Daily Assignment Book- $3  

Reminder to Field Hockey Team:
Your Car Magnets are $4 each and the are available in school store.    

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!