October 22, 2018

Winter Uniforms - on Nov. 2
The winter uniform begins 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. Students do not need to wait until November 2. 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

Senior Portraits
Seniors have received the proofs of their portraits.  Gurcsik Studios will have a representative at school tomorrow, October 23, during the lunch periods, to collect orders for graduation photo packages.  Ordering information is included in the photo envelope.

Koinonia Parent Meeting
Parents of those students attending Fall Koinonia are reminded that there is a mandatory meeting Monday, October 29 at 7 PM in the AP Room.  At least one parent of each student going on Fall Koinonia must attend this meeting.  Students cannot attend the retreat if a parent does not receive the information given at this meeting.  Please remember to bring all necessary paperwork to this meeting.  Students should not attend this meeting.  Please email Miss Violi with any questions: JennaVioli@stbasilacademy.org.

Autumn Classic
The Autumn Classic will be held on Friday, November 2 at the Flourtown Country Club. Tickets are $35.   The deadline to purchase tickets is Tuesday, October 30.  Use the link below to order online.


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
FAFSA Workshop
Reminder:  Monday, October 22 at 7 PM, there will be a meeting at SBA about the  FAFSA  - Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  We hope parents will attend to get information and help filing the FAFSA.

College Visits:
Parents, did you know that since September, we have had over 50 colleges visit SBA?  Ask your Senior or Junior daughter how many they have attended.  This is a great opportunity for the girls to learn about schools they might be interested in visiting and/or attending.  We hope all Seniors and Juniors will take advantage of this program.  If your daughter has any questions, please encourage them to stop in the Counseling Office!    

College Visits this Week:
Immaculata Univ., Hofstra Univ., Messiah College, Susquehanna Univ., Stevenson Univ., Catholic University of America and Holy Cross College.  Admission reps will be here for students to visit with and ask questions.  There is still time to students to sign up for these visits.  Students must sign up through Naviance and be sure to check with teachers if class time will be missed.

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.

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. 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.

Junior Parents
This is a reminder that the Ring Mass/Ceremony will be held on Monday, 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.

NYC Trip is Wednesday, April 17 to see  Anastasia.   Trip Tickets are $105 and include bus, show ticket and class. Down payment 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
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:
Tickets are selling quickly!
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


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

Softball Team Fundraiser
The softball team is hosting a fundraiser on Sunday, November 4 at the Applebee's located at 9142 Roosevelt Blvd, Philadelphia, PA. Click the link below for more information.

Pawprints School Store
School Store Hours this week:
Monday: 10 AM - 3 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 3 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 3 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 12 PM

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

PINK SHIRTS: If you preordered a pink shirt, they will be delivered later this month.
  
Stop by our store and start your Christmas shopping early!   We have restocked many items.
 
New Items:  
Laptop Stickers- $2  
SBA Spray Hand Sanitizer- $2  
SBA Pop Sockets- $8  
Daily Assignment Book- $3  
Pinnies are back! - $16

Reminder to Field Hockey Team: y our 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!