September 24, 2018
Updated Handbooks
Each student will receive a new and updated Student/Parent Handbook and Parent Directory. Please throw out the first handbook edition once you receive the updated copy.

Activities Fair
On Wednesday, September 26, SBA will hold its Activities Fair during lunch in the AP Room. Students will have the opportunity to visit with each club moderator and student officers, to learn about the club, and to sign up.
Sisters of Saint Basil Pilgrimage participation for Freshmen
At Back to School Night you should have received information in your packet about the annual Pilgrimage to the Blessed Mother of God  on Sunday, September 30, 2018. It will be held on the Sisters' grounds across the street from the school.   The Freshmen are asked to take part in the procession and special service at 4:00 pm.   Please see your packets for more information, or contact theology teacher Jenna Violi or assistant principal Alexandra Penkalskyj.
*** The Basilian community will be most appreciative for any help that can be offered on that day. Please contact the school office to volunteer your help.

Thank you to all the parents who donated a gift card on Back to School Night. We greatly appreciate your generosity. Thank you for supporting our Auction.

Counseling & College Services
Colleges Visiting SBA next week:  Bryn Athyn College, Cabrini University, LaSalle University, Widener University, Manor College, Penn State University, and Furman University Juniors & Seniors  need to sign up on Naviance in order to meet with the representative from the colleges..

Jesuit Excellence Tour is Thursday, October 11 from 11:00am - 12:00pm in the AP Room. JET is a great opportunity for the students to meet representatives from these Jesuit colleges: Canisius College, Fairfield University, College of the Holy Cross, LeMoyne College, Loyola University of Chicago, Maryland and New Orleans, Marquette University, Saint Joseph's University, Saint Louis University, Saint Peter's University, University of Scranton, University of San Francisco, Wheeling Jesuit University and Xavier University.

FAFSA Workshop for Parents - Monday, October 22 @ 7:00pm in the AP Room. Please mark your calendar for this event to help you understand and begin completing the FAFSA.

Counselors have begun individual meetings with Freshmen and Seniors.
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.  Pass the Word! 

NYC Trip is Wednesday, April 17 to see  Anastasia.  Trip Tickets are $105 and include bus, show ticket and class. Sign-up sheets will be available on the board. More details to follow.

Parents' Club
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.

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
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  

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!