Bache-Martin Elementary School
2201 Brown Street  
Philadelphia, PA  19130
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Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year!

The Bache-Martin Home & School Association (HSA) is here to support your student(s), the teachers, and the school. We need parents and guardians like YOU to support the delivery of a great educational experience for our students.

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March 22nd 
Please make sure your student is at school before 10:26am

March 23rd
Library workday
10-2pm, Bache-Martin Library 
For more, contact Janice . This is during school hours, please make sure your clearances are up to date.

March 29 - April 2
Spring Recess

April 3
School Resumes
Please make sure your student is at school before 8:26am!

April 22
Earth Day and Bache-Martin Donation Drive
10am-1pm, 22nd and Brown

April 27 
Career Day
Love your job? Come tell our students about it! Sign up here.   8:45am to 11am

April 27
Early Dismissal
Professional Development 

April 28
Fairmount Arts Crawl
Student art show, and fundraiser. Sign up to help by clicking here! 

School News

Two hour delay tomorrow, Thursday, March 22nd
All School District of Philadelphia schools will open Thursday, March 22, 2018 on a two-hour delay. (School doors will open at 10am; please make sure your student is at school before 10:26am!)

All buses will operate on a delayed schedule pushing morning pick up times back by two hours. We ask that parents and caregivers be patient as certain yellow bus routes may experience moderate to significant delays Thursday morning.

All District-operated early childhood programs will also open on a two-hour delay. After-school activities set for Thursday will continue as scheduled. 

Please take time tomorrow, and stay safe. See you tomorrow!


Todas las escuelas del Distrito Escolar de Filadelfia abrirán el jueves 22 de marzo de 2018 con un retraso de dos horas. (Las puertas de la escuela se abrirán a las 10 am, asegúrese de que su hijo esté en la escuela antes de las 10:26 am)  

Los autobuses operarán con un horario diferido, empujando los tiempos de recogida por dos horas. Pedimos que los padres y custodios sean pacientes ya que ciertas rutas de autobuses amarillos podrán experimentar retrasos moderados a causa de la nieve.

Todos los programas de infancia temprana operados por el distrito también abrirán con un retraso de dos horas. Las actividades después de la escuela programadas para el jueves continuarán según lo programado.

Por favor tenga cuidado, y tome su tiempo. ¡Los vemos mañana!

Give Kids a Smile Day - March 26 - April 2nd
Smile Day is free dental care for children 1-18 years old, particularly children who are uninsured, have no dental insurance or haven’t been to the dentist in over 6 months.

Children will receive care in dentist’s offices in Delaware, Montgomery & Philadelphia counties.

Call PCCY to make an appointment (in any language) starting on March 12th at 215-563-5848 , extension 21.

For more information, visit their website!

Spring Cleaning on Earth Day - April 22
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Spring is on the way! Clean Out Your Closets and Help the Bache-Martin School, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and the Environment for this All Community Event on Earth Day, April 22nd!!

Bache-Martin School Donation Drive!
Sunday, April 22nd - Earth Day
10am – 1pm
Front entrance of the Martin Building - 22nd and Brown Streets

Enjoy a Cup of Coffee and Cookies provided by our local  High Point Cafe  after you drop off your donations!

By donating your "tied" trash bags or small boxes, filled with gently-used clothing, shoes, accessories, books, linens, and small household items - even stuffed animals! (but no furniture), you can help raise funds for the Bache-Martin School, while also supporting the Big Brothers Big Sisters for Kids Sake Inc. Your donation is fully tax deductible and we will be handing out tax donation receipts at the event!  

Make a Pledge, and help us plan ahead! Let us know the number of bags/boxes that you can donate; so we can be prepared, and if you have a car, or truck, to help deliver donations, please let Nicole know! 

Click here to make a pledge , and feel free to email Nicole with with any questions, or if you are able to help with the event or delivery. Start gathering up your donations today!!

Career Day - April 27
Do you love your job? Do you enjoy talking about your career? Come share your knowledge and experiences with the next generation of workers!

If you are interested in participating, please fill out this form to sign-up to volunteer .

Bache-Martin School is seeking parents, alumni, and other community members to participate in its Career Day program on the morning of Friday, April 27, 2018 (from 8:45 to 11am)

Volunteers will be assigned to small groups that will visit 1-4 classrooms to talk about their careers and offer advice. 

Questions? Please contact
April Fairmount Arts Crawl 2018 - April 28
Come one, come all to help out with the Fairmount Arts Crawl on Saturday April 28th from 11:00-5:00 pm

The HSA is in need of some volunteers to help staff the Bache Martin table at the event. The table will include art from some of our Bache Martin students and some Bache Martin Tigers to decorate and color.The festival includes more than 40 exhibits in all!

Children and families participate in craft-making activities, face painting, sidewalk chalk art and other entertainment. It should be a great time to get out and mingle with your join us, to sign up, click here!

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Save the Date: Bache in Bloom - May 10th
Open house, Raffle and Silent Auction -   May 10, 2018

This event will benefit the Give and Go Recess Program.

We will need the help of parents and guardians like YOU, to collect donations, and for planning, volunteering during the event, and spreading the word!

Please contact
Melissa or Leila  if you are interested, or have any questions!
Election Day Bake Sale - May 15th
Volunteers are needed to bake, and staff, the Home & School Association Election Day Bake Sale table at the corner of 22nd and Parrish on Tuesday, May 15th.  

This is an important fundraiser for the school and folks are always excited to see us out there with our delicious baked goods. It's also a good opportunity to showcase the school and provides an opportunity for parents and members of the community to meet. 

This fundraiser can only be a success with your participation. Children are more than welcome and make the best sales people! 
Click here to sign up to bake, sell, set up, or break down.

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Library Prep Days

We are thankful for all the volunteers that took time away from their weekend, to come and help us this past Saturday, March 10!

Faculty, staff, parents, neighbors, and even alumni came to help us sort, label, and enter books into the system.

We will be having more prep days...would you like to help? We have both weekday*, and weekend days planned. Just send us a qucik email letting us know your interest. For those that are interested on weekend days, can you please click on this doodle link , letting us know your availability? 

...and thank you everyone that came, or spread the word of the event!

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Claymobile for Kindergarten and First Grade -Only a few days left!
Help us bring the Claymobile back to Bache-Martin! 

The Claymobile program provides high quality ceramic art education that instills a sense of creativity, possibility, and wonder in students. 

Claymobile teachers lead each student on a discovery of the art and science of making a functional art object they can cherish for years to come.  More important than the object, the students are given the power to create and express their thoughts and emotions through art. 

Click here to help us bring the Claymobile back , and please share. Remember, every donation, however small helps us towards our goal! Thank you!

Community Leadership Team - First Tuesday, 3:30pm
The Community Leadership Team is a developing advisory group that focuses on strategic school issues such as vision and mission, action plan for school improvement, budget, and school-based policies.

With the goal of hearing from a diverse group of school stakeholders, the group aims to include parents/family members, faculty, staff, students, community members, and the school administrators.  All meetings are open to interested parties. 

The Team has held two meetings this year, and for the remainder of the year, will meet on the first Tuesday of the month from 3:30pm-4:30pm in the Bache building library. 

Please join us for our next meeting on March 6, where we'll discuss strategies to respond to our recent School Progress Report and identify issues we'd like to address as a group.

If you cannot attend but have ideas for the Team, please contact parent/meeting organizer  Beth Doreian  or Mr. V.
Would you like to support the work that Bache-Martin faculty is doing? Here are a few chances to do so; remember, every little bit helps!

The More You Read, The More You Know
This is Ms. Sharon's first year, as a third grade teacher, so her library is not up to date with on level books for her third grade students.

"I have always taught lower level grades, and my students have read most of the books in our classroom library, and it's only January! My students are so hungry to read and learn, I want to expand my classroom library so they can fill their brains!"
Leveled Books for Special Education Students

The special education, Life Skills Support, students in grades 6th-8th have varied reading levels in this classroom. Reading levels are from A through K.

We are in need of leveled books for our special education classroom! We need these books in order to support our independent reading in the classroom. Studies have shown that the more time students spend on reading, the better readers they become!

The bookcase will be a place to put our leveled books. Please help us by donating to our classroom leveled library!

Thank you! 
We are thankful to all of you that have donated to our various causes.

Our latest successful fundraiser was the Mystery Science project, led by Ms. McCracken, our K-4 science teacher. 

What this means is that ALL STUDENTS in K-6th grades will be able to use this curriculum next year. Thank you!!

Parent Involvement: The Key to Success!
Get involved in your child's education, parental/guardian involvement is a key predictor of a student's academic success! Help them reach for the stars!


The Community Leadership Team is a developing advisory group that focuses on strategic school issues such as vision and mission, action plan for school improvement, budget, and school-based policies. The group aims to include parents/family members, faculty, staff, students, community members, and the school administrators. All meetings are open to interested parties. 

The Team meets on the first Tuesday of the month from 3:30pm-4:30pm in the school library (Bache building, second floor). Questions? Please contact Beth Doreian, or Mr. V. 


Get updates on school progress, bring your questions and concerns. These meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month, at 8:15am, in the school Library (Bache building, second floor).


YOU can make the difference in our school; attend any of the open meetings. Morning meetings happen on the second Thursday of the month, at 8:15am in the school library, with additional meetings in the evenings (which will be announced ahead of time).


We are always looking for volunteers! We have a lot of opportunities for you to choose from; like the front desk,  or the upcoming Bache in Bloom fundraiser! To see all the opportunities, click here. 

Come and learn how you can make a difference; how you can help our students, and our school!

After School Programs - Winter & Spring Enrollment Open!
Don't forget: Registration is now open for the following Winter After School Programs! 

  • Girls on the Run
  • Philly Gaming Club
  • Snapology
  • Soccer Shots
  • Young Rembrandts
  • Zoom Ballet 

for more information, and enrollment links, please go to our After School Programs Page . More coming soon!!
Boxtops Contest!

Help your child's classroom win the
Box Tops Collection Competition by clipping and submitting.

Last school year, we earned $416.20 for our school from Box Tops and used the money for classroom supplies. This school year, our goal is to earn $1,000+!!

Clipping Box Tops is an easy way to help earn cash for our school. Each one is worth 10¢ for our school! Even just one Box Top helps, so please collect them, and send them in the Box Tops bag that came home with your student in the fall. 

Don't forget, if you get your neighbors, family, and friends to help you collect you can really help your class win more prizes, and, in turn, help raise more money for Bache-Martin.  Contact Nicole, for more information
Kindergarten registration IS OPEN!

Registration for kindergarten opens on January 16 and runs until May 31.

If you know you will be registering, the school asks that you do so as soon as possible, that way they can plan out-of-catchment slots as well. 


You can find what documents are required for registartion  by clicking here.

Please bring the documents to Ms. Sue in the main office between  9am and 11:30am, Monday-Thursday. If those hours do not work for you, please call the school (215) 400-7550 to speak to Ms. Sue directly.


February 21, 2018
March 6, 2018
May 10, 2018

All open houses start at 8:30am, in the Martin (one-story) building. Enter through the main entrance on 22nd street and register at the desk.

Questions? Please contact Jerilyn . For additional information from the District, click here.

Counselor Corner! 
Happy New Year!

Ms. Cocca has some helpful tips for our families on her December Newsletter! Click here, or in the image below, to read it! 

Counselor Connections

During the month of January we will focus on CONFIDENCE! Join us in practicing and modeling CONFIDENCE by believing in yourself and trusting yourself!

Confidence is a feeling or belief that you can do something well or succeed at something. It is trusting yourself. It is an inner voice that says “I CAN DO IT!” It is loving yourself!

Do you have CONFIDENCE? Think about it!

  • What do you think you are good at?
  • When do you feel good about yourself?
  • How do you feel about trying new things?
  • You may be shy or feel like you don’t have a lot of confidence  right now but that’s okay! You can learn, practice and grow in confidence. 

 You can download January newsletter here , and you can also find all this useful information, in Ms. Cocca's website as well! 

Cold/Flu season
Cold/Flu season is here! When should I keep my student at home? Please use this handy guide, and let's stay healthy together!

For these, and more health resources, please visit our resources page. 

If a medication has been prescribed by your child's pediatrician, and needs to be administered, please contact the nurse's office. You will need to fill the Request for Administration of Medication form . Bring this form, along with the medication, to the nurses' office.
DON'T FORGET: Please submit a note for an excused absence! Templates were provided in the packet that was sent home with your students last week, you can also download one right here .

  • In case of student illness – a note from a parent is acceptable.
  • If the student is out for 3 or more days at a time, a doctor’s note is required to excuse absences.
  • You can access your student’s attendance record by creating a parent/family account at and signing up for the Parent Portal – let Ms. Cocca know if you’d like any assistance with the parent portal.
  • Students: Don't forget to hand in those notes!

​​Class Fundraisers

Can you help the following faculty with their classroom fundraisers and wishlists

And a huge thank you to those that have helped us fund the following campaigns this year:

Ms. Ganci and Ms. Imbriglia (Kindergarten) - Hurray for K! Campaign​ 
Ms. Chiminello (1st grade) - Bringing it Back to School!​ Campaign
Ms. DeSalvo (1st Grade) -  A New Year, A New Grade! 
Ms. Malloy (4th Grade) - Nurturing a Community​​ 
Ms. Sharon and Ms. West (3rd Grade) -  Social Studies and Science Are Important Too
Ms. Sharon (3rd Grade) - Wild about Learning!

Front Desk Volunteers Needed

We are looking for volunteers to take shifts in at least 1 hour increments to sit at the front desk, make sure people sign in, and direct them to the main office. The most important shift to cover first is 11am-1pm, though other times of the day will be needed as well. 

Info on obtaining the school clearances can be found on the
Clearances page . These will need to be submitted to the school secretary, Ms. Sue, before volunteering can begin. 

Please contact
Anna , or sign up right here ....and let your friends, and neighbors know about this opportunity!

Access Your Student's Information On-Line!

Parents/guardians can access their student(s) classroom assignments and other information via the SDP website.  You will need your student's SDP-assigned 7-digit ID number (this number can be found on your student's report card).

Go to The Philadelphia School District's Website , and follow the Parents link, or go to the School District's Family Portal.  Log-in, or create an account if you don't have one.

You will need to link your student's account to yours. Click on "My Students" and follow the instructions. Once the SDP links your students to your account (24-72 hours), you will then be able to click on "Family Net" and access all sorts of goodies on your student. 

For detailed step-by-step instructions, please click here .  If you need to troubleshoot the process, please call 215-400-4000 for assistance.

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