Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year!

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

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June 2017

June 13 - EARLY DISMISSAL DUE TO EXCESSIVE HEAT!

June 14 - Flag Day 

June 15 - Kindergarten Move-Up Day

June 16 - Bright Futures Move-Up Day

June 16 - Last day of Extended Day


June 20 - 8th Grade Graduation - Franklin Learning Center - 9am

June 20 - Last Day of School!

                   School News                 

Parent Survey Contest!

June 12, 2017
Do you want your Tiger's class to get a class treat this Friday? Have you completed the PARENT SURVEY?

The School District uses the responses to this survey to determine parent engagement, school performance, and school ranking!

The HSA will sponsor a class treat this Friday for the top 3 classes to get the most surveys completed. Be sure to complete the survey and RETURN THE FLYER that is coming home with your child BY THURSDAY JUNE 15, so their class can compete for the special treat.

You will need to have your child’s ID number, located on their report card. If you've misplaced the report card, feel free to email your child’s name to
president@thepowerofbachemartin.com and we will get the number to you right away!

Remember, if you have multiple students, you should fill out one survey per student!

If your student misplaced the flyer that went home, you can download it here, and send it with your child by tomorrow Thursday for their clase to participate!

Art Splash: We are Invited!

June 12, 2017
Art Splash is back for the fifth summer of creative play at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. This summer they are journeying through the wild, with a whole summer of programs inspired by the wildlife photographs of Michael Nichols.

They've invited Bache-Martin families to be among the first to see Art Splash this year, at their press preview, on Thursday, June 22.

Admission and parking will be free, light breakfast snacks will be served, so be early! Don't forget to dress on your Bache-Martin gym shirts and show your school spirit!

Art Splash Press preview
Thursday, June 22
8:30–10:30 a.m.
Main Building, enter through West entrance

Space is limited and by reservation only, to RSVP, click here!

Early Dismissal TOMORROW, Tue. June 13th

June 12, 2017
Noon Dismissal tomorrow, Tuesday June 13! 

Due to the record heat, dismissal will be at noon. Please keep hydrated, and keep an eye on our youngest Tigers (and Future Tigers), and the elderly in our community!

Despedida de estudiantes al mediodía mañana martes, 13 de junio!

Debido al calor, nuestros estudiantes saldrán al mediodía. Por favor mantenganse hidratados y cuiden a nuestros Tigres más pequeños (y Futuros Tigres), y a los ancianos de nuestra comunidad!

Need in deed project updates!

June 12, 2017
The Dude. Be Nice.

Mrs. Malloy's 4th grade class project was a success!

Students visited classrooms and encouraged mindfulness, good sportsmanship, gratitude with compliment cards, and thanked Ms. Fiero for her contributions to our school.

The Snack Fundraiser raised $400.00 for the Office of Students Experiencing Homelessness at 440. Mr. Quarles, a school district official visited for a presentation of what what the participants learned over the week. He was given gift cards to purchase uniforms, hygiene products, and school supplies for students in need. He told the students he would be reporting back on what was purchased, and congratulated them for such hard work.

Leo Cerrai, Nathaniel Fuller, Carley Rounds, and Mariia Artamonova were nominated by their classmates to attend the Need in Deed Shout-Out at the University of the Arts on May 24th.  They discussed their project, and viewed other service-learning projects from around the city on topics such as bullying, endangered animals, smoking among young people, equal rights for all students, and texting while driving.

Therapy Gardens

Ms. Gelb's lunch bunch of ESOL students, and friends, also participated in Need in Deed this year. 

They explored coping skills as a way to end fighting and also help the environment.  The students agreed that when you feel calm, you are more likely to care about things outside of yourself - both other people and the environment. 

Students learned mediation calming exercises and about how hospitals use "therapy gardens" to help patients heal, both physically and mentally.  A highlight was when Ms. Lisa from Urbanstead taught them how about urban gardens make cities and the people in them healthier.

Students Cristal Carreras-Torres, Treasure Copper, Brianna Clemente-Nava, and Anna Zhang represented the group at the Shout Out, but all of the students have been planning lessons and are excited to try using the school garden to teach other kids about coping skills.

You can read more about why Ms. Gelb participates in Need in Deed 
here.

Important Message from Mr. V and Ms. Cocca

june 7, 2017
Please take a moment to read this updated letter  from Principal V and our school guidance counselor, Ms. Cocca regarding suicide prevention and the health and well-being of your children, our students.

If you or someone you know needs immediate help, text 741741 or call (800) 273-TALK (8255) .

Our goal is to keep the health and well-being of all our students in mind. We are available to assist you, should you have questions.

**PLEASE NOTE - The School District is holding 2 suicide awareness and prevention
training sessions for parents and caregivers
, and having a table with suicide prevention
resources on June 8th from 4:30 to 7:30pm at the Family and Community Engagement end of year event at 440 N Broad St. We encourage all parents and families to attend!

HSA general meeting TODAY - 5pm

June 7,2017
The last Home and School Association General Meeting of the 2016-2017 school year will be held on June 7, 2017, at 5pm.

​Please join us at the Martin Auditorium (entrance at the corner of 22nd and Parrish streets). The agenda will include:

  • Updates from Mr. V about building improvements, staffing, and more
  • A year-in-review from the HSA
  • A discussion about volunteer needs for next year
  • Opportunities to get involved and make suggestions for growth

We'll also cover:  

  • Community & School Events
  • Fundraisers
  • HSA Funding priorities  
  • Communication 
  • Community, School Spirit, Parent Participation

Save the date! Represent your family, voice your concerns, ask questions, and share your ideas and suggestions. We'd love to hear from you.   All are welcomed and encouraged to attend.  


Annual Parent Survey: Your Input Matters!

June 7, 2017
The  2016-2017 District-wide Parent Survey is open and available for your feedback. It give parents the opportunity to weigh in on school progress and offer individual feedback. And it is used as a metric by the district to determine the climate of the the school. It will provide teachers, principals and school administrators with the information they need to better serve you. 

It will only take 10-15 minutes to complete the survey, and all responses are confidential.

All you need is your child's six-digit School District of Philadelphia student ID number, which can be found on their report card, or you may contact the Main Office to obtain it.

To complete the survey, click here ; your input will provide teachers, principals and school administrators with the information they need to better serve you.  

The survey will be open until June 23, don't wait!  

A day of music at Bache-Martin! TODAY

June 7,2017
Please join us for our second spring concert TODAY; a day where our hallways will be filled with music!

Morning Band Performance

10:00 am
Band Performance in the school yard by the 5th - 8th graders.


Afternoon Performances - Orchestra, Choir, and Afterschool Choir

12:45pm - K-2 Performance


Students from Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 105, 104/106, 102 will present short songs in the Martin Auditorium

1:45pm - 3-5th Performance
Students from 3rd, 4th, 130, 128, 1, 120 present short songs in the Martin Auditorium. 

Kindergarten Registration Deadline!

May 30,2017
Tomorrow Wednesday, May 31st, is the Kindergarten Deadline for 2017-2018

To register:


1) Visit the district website  here  for registration instructions and a complete list of required documentation. 

2) Submit completed paperwork to Ms. Sue in the main office, Monday through Thursday, 9-11:30am.


Violin Concert Tomorrow, May 31st!

May 30,2017
Tomorrow, Wednesday, May 31st, at 5pm our violin students from 1st to 8th grades* will perform at the Martin Auditorium

Please note this is after-school event. If your student(s) will participate, please have them meet Mr. Hoke in the central hallway at 4:15pm that day.

Parents can then make their way to the Auditorium after dropping off their students. If you have any questions feel free to contact Mr. Hoke. 

*Kindergarten students will perform at their graduation ceremony​. 

Tiger Field Day 2017 this Friday!

May 30,2017

This Friday, June 2 is Bache-Martin's Field Day. Students K-8 will venture out for fun and games. Permission slips and $6 are due by May 31st. 

Your $6 includes:

  • Commemorative Bache-Martin Field Day T-shirt
  • A pretzel + drink


Lunch will be provided from the school's cafe and other snacks will be available for purchase. Students may pack their own brown bag lunch if they prefer. 

We'll play football, kickball, wiffle ball, dodgeball, noodle hockey, and more. There will be a moon bounce for grades K-4, plus zumba, painting and crafts.

Field Day is our school community's opportunity to get out and have a great time, together! 


Join us for all or any part of the day as a volunteer. We are also accepting donations for bottled water, sunscreen, and use of tents/tables/chairs. Email us  to sign up to help or to contribute supplies. 
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Did you know?

May 30,2017
Two of our middle school students, Anje Charles, french horn, 8th grader and Michael Stephens, tuba, 7th grader, auditioned for and made the All Philadelphia Middle School Band! 

Congratulations, Anje and Michael! Thanks for representing Bache-Martin with you talent.
   
*Got a fun fact about Bache-Martin to share? Let us know!


Grade Liaisons 2017-2018

May 30,2017
The Home and School Association is in search of K-8 Grade Liaisons for the 2017-18 school year. Liaisons will assist with distributing announcements, recruiting chaperones for trips, and other specifics as needed per classroom teacher.

Grade Liaisons will help improve communication and foster community throughout Bache-Martin.  Email us to learn more or to volunteer, help us make Bache-Martin grow!

Lego League Wants YOU!

May 30,2017
All rising 4th-7th grade students who will be returning to Bache-Martin for the 2017-2018 school year are invited to attend the First Lego League information meeting Monday, June 5th from 3:15-4:15 in Rm. 131 (Science) of the Martin building

If you are planning on attending the June 5th meeting, please complete this form and return it to Ms. McCracken. 


If parents or guardians (with experience with robots, programming, or general
engineering) wish to assist as a mentor, please email Ms. Charlotte McCracken.


Important Message from Mr. V and Ms. Cocca

May 30, 2017
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Please take a moment to read this letter  from Principal V and our school guidance counselor, Ms. Cocca regarding suicide prevention and the health and well-being of your children, our students

Spring Concerts!

May 25,2017
Please join us for two spring concerts!

Afternoon Violin Concert - May 31st 5pm

On Wednesday, May 31st, at 5pm our violin students from 1st to 8th grades* will perform at the Martin Auditorium

Please note this is after-school event. If your student(s) will participate, please have them meet Mr. Hoke in the central hallway at 4:15pm that day.

Parents can then make their way to the Auditorium after dropping off their students. If you have any questions feel free to contact Mr. Hoke. 

*Kindergarten students will perform at their graduation ceremony

A Day of Music at Bache-Martin  -  June 7th

Please join us on June 7th, for a day full of music in our hallways!

Morning Band Performance

10:00 am
Band Performance in the school yard by the 5th - 8th graders.


Afternoon Performances - Orchestra, Choir, and Afterschool Choir

12:45pm - K-2 Performance


Students from Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 105, 104/106, 102 will present short songs in the Martin Auditorium

1:45pm - 3-5th Performance
Students from 3rd, 4th, 130, 128, 1, 120 present short songs in the Martin Auditorium. 

Memorial Day Weekend

May 24,2017
Don't forget!  There will be early dismissal on Friday, May 26 for professional development, and Bache-Martin will be closed on Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day.

School will resume on Tuesday, May 30.

Girls on the Run 5K - June 10th!

May 24,2017
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The Bache-Martin chapter of Girls on the Run Philadelphia will participate in the season 5k on June 10th at the Navy Yard. 

Bache-Martin Teammates, Chiara Crociata and Stella Mische will sing the National Anthem to kickoff the event!

Girls on the Run International is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.Meeting twice a week in small teams of 8-15 girls, GOTR teaches life skills through dynamic, conversation-based lessons and running games. 

At each season's conclusion, the girls and their running buddies, complete a 5k running event. 

You can join the 5k!  Register now.     

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Kindergarten Registration

May 24,2017
Don't forget, registration is open through Wednesday, May 31st (Next Week!!!). 

To register:


1) Visit the district website for registration instructions and a complete list of required documentation. 

2) Submit completed paperwork to Ms. Sue in the main office, Monday through Thursday, 9-11:30am.

​If you know someone with an incoming Kindergartner, let them know!


Annual Parent Survey: Your Input Matters!

May 24, 2017
The  2016-2017 District-wide Parent Survey is open and available for your feedback.

The Office of Family and Community Engagement value your input and your time. It will only take 10-15 minutes to complete the survey, and all responses are confidential.

All you need is your child's six-digit School District of Philadelphia student ID number, which can be found on their report card, or you may contact the Main Office to obtain it.

To complete the survey, click here ; your input will provide teachers, principals and school administrators with the information they need to better serve you.  

The survey will be open through June 23, but don't wait!  

HSA general meeting

May 20,2017
The last Home and School Association General Meeting of the 2016-2017 school year will be held on June 7, 2017, at 5pm.

All are welcomed and encouraged to attend.  

​Please join us at the Martin Auditorium (entrance at the corner of 22nd and Parrish streets) for updates, wrap up of the current school year, and ideas for the upcoming year!

Bache-Martin FIELD DAY 2017!!

May 20,2017
Are you ready for Field Day? Dont' forget this year the event will be held on Friday June 2, 2017. Students K-8 will venture out for fun and games. 

Don't forget to send in your student's payment before May 31st ( $6/student; this will include a t-shirt, pretzel and a drink). We have TONS of surprises planned.

We need all the help we can get in both planning and executing! If you're willing to step up to help in any way,  email Aimee . We'd love to have you!

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Middle School Open House            ____

May 17, 2017
Don't forget, the Bache-Martin Middle School Open House is tomorrow Friday, May 19th from 9-10:30 am.

...did you know that 88% of our high school applicants were approved to a Special Admission or City Wide High school, or waitlisted? (Last year the number was 80%).

Come and have a look at the classrooms in action, hear from the teachers about their curriculum, and participate in our Q & A session!

Bache-Martin at the Reading Olympics!            

May 17, 2017
Two Bache-Martin teams competed last week in Philadelphia Reads' Reading Olympics! Both teams represented our school with hard work and great effort. The middle school team took home a blue ribbon!
The Intermediate Team:
Leo Cerrai
Roisin Clark
Chiara Crociata
Adah D'Alba
Chloe Harris
Ayanna Harrison
Grant Hudson
Layela Johnson-Chaplin
Morgan McCoy
Stella Mische
Michael Moore
The Middle School Team:    
Diamond Boyer-Whitt (Grade 6)
Milan Clark (Grade 6)
Dahmir Davis (Grade 7)
Tymir Davis (Grade 7)
Jayonna Cottrell (Grade 7)
Angelique Gilyard (Grade 7)
Emily Liberatore (Grade 7) 
Jaara Ndaw (Grade 7)
Gianna Perry (Grade 7)
Amelia Shamble (Grade 7)
Michael Stephens (Grade 7) - Team Captain
Tatiana Villegas (Grade 7)
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The Philadelphia Reading Olympics is a city-wide collaborative reading competition coordinated by PHILADELPHIA READS, the Free Library of Philadelphia, the SchoolDistrict of Philadelphia, the Archdiocese, and the City of Philadelphia.

The Reading Olympics engages fourth through eighth graders from Philadelphia's public, parochial, charter, independent and after school programs in a reading competition. Teams of up to 12 students collectively read the books on the Philadelphia Reading Olympics book list and practice working together as a team to answer questions about those books.

The teams come together in May to answer questions about the books. The teams accumulate points for every correct answer during three rounds of competition earning each team member a blue, red, or green ribbon based on the number of points their team has earned. Volunteers from area businesses join with members of the community to ask questions and keep score. 
 
Learn more about the Reading Olympics 
here .  

...and GO TIGERS!!! We are proud of you!

Mothers Day Photo Booth!            ____

May 9, 2017
Don't forget! Tomorrow's the last day for your child to participate in the Mother's Day Photo Booth 

In celebration of Mother's Day, students can have their photo taken for Mom, Grandma, Aunt, or other special female role models in their lives. The print will be provided in a nifty magnetic frame. 

We need volunteers to help with the photo booth on May 8th and 10th, and others to deliver the photos to classrooms the morning of May 12th.
If you can help, please sign up.

Teachers Appreciation Day/Week!            ____

May 9, 2017
Did you know that teachers work an average of 50+ hours a week; not only in the classroom, but also preparing lessons, setting up their classroom, researching projects, answering parent and guardian questions, and grading papers? 
​​​​​At Bache-Martin we are lucky to have teachers that go well beyond that; they also volunteer their free time in our fundraisers, go out of their way to organize our partnerships, and don't think twice about leading extra curricular activities for our students.​ 

Bache-Martin is celebrating our wonderful and dedicated teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 8th through May 12th.  Let's show them some love for all they do! We are looking for volunteers to bring in treats (donuts, baked goods, fruit, bagels, etc) to the front office to let them know how much we appreciate all they do for our kids. 

Election Day Bake Sale!                                  ____

May 9, 2017
Volunteers needed to bake goods and staff the HSA Election Day Bake Sale table at the corner of 22nd and Parrish on May 16th.  

While this is "just a primary” – hopefully folks understand the import of voting, and will turn out to vote for District Attorney, Controller, and a number of Judicial seats. Voters may need homemade snacks and treats to keep up their energy since these can be lengthy ballots...

This fundraiser can only be a success with your participation.

Children are more than welcome and make the best salespeople! To sign up, click here!

Dude, be nice!                                                        

May 9, 2017
Yesterday marked the beginning of the "Dude be Nice!"  week created by Ms. Malloy's 4th grade class. The message the class would like to send is the need for kindness and empathy among the student population

The following activities are scheduled for the building's "Dude. Be Nice" week.


Monday, May 8th- Mindfulness Day
Student Ambassadors will be delivering a 5-7 minutes presentation in classrooms about Mindfulness.

Tuesday, May 9th- Good Sport Day
Student Ambassadors will run "Good Sport" activities in the schoolyard during scheduled times.


Wednesday May 10th- Fundraiser for Office of Student Homelessness

Student Ambassadors will be running a snack sale during lunch to benefit the Office of Student Homelessness at 440. There will be treats like granola bars, juice boxes, pretzels, and baked goods for sale. All items will be for sale are 50 cents to 1.00.

Thursday, May 11th- Compliment Day
Student Ambassadors will be distributing Compliment posters and postcards. Students will be encouraged to fill out a card. The Ambassadors will be the Post Office and deliver the postcards to anyone in the building.

Friday, May 12th- Special Person Day

107B will recognize someone who goes above and beyond for our school community. It is a surprise!

Mrs. Malloy's Class is very excited to spread the word to "Dude. Be Nice!".

Middle School Open House: Save the date!

May 9,2017
Join us for a tour of the middle school (grades 5-8, Bache building) on Friday May 19th from 9-10:30

Participate in a Q&A session, have a look at the classrooms in action, and hear from teachers about their curriculum.

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Bache-Martin FIELD DAY 2017!!

May 9,2017
Field Day is scheduled for Friday June 2, 2017. Students K-8 will venture out for fun and games. 

We need all the help we can get in planning and executing an amazing day! If you're willing to step up to help in any way,  email Aimee . We'd love to (and NEED to) have you!

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Career Day Success!

May 9,2017
Thank you to the over 30 volunteers, including parents, community members, and partners from the  United Way  and  AmerisourceBergen , who talked about their varied and interesting career paths and shared advice with the 4-8 graders on Friday at Career Day!

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Fairmount Arts Crawl Fun!

April 28,2017
What a fun day at the Fairmount Arts Crawl!

A big thank you to everyone that stopped by our booth, and to all of Ms. Battle's students; their art work made our tent such a cheerful spot...did you check it out?

We hope all your Tigers, and future Tigers, had fun coloring with us!

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Philadelphia Magazine - Best Teacher Award!  

April 28,2017
Do you know of an amazing K-8th teacher? Nominate them for Best K-8 teacher of the Greater Philadelphia Area!

The grand prize winner will receive a $5,000 donation to their school along with a book donation, all courtesy of Subaru of America.

Deadline for submission is May 14th!

To nominate one of our
wonderful Bache-Martin faculty, just click here !

Dude, be nice!                                                        

April 27,2017
Need in Deed , a program that helps classrooms around Philadelphia use academics to solve real life problems, gets students to ask questions, conduct research, and work together to solve a problem.

Mrs. Malloy's 4th grade class explored many topics for their project. After discussions, the class found to be concerned with bullying, with a specific concern of how homeless students cope during the school day. They read articles, watched documentaries, and met with community partners to find out how to make school accessible to all--no matter what the circumstances. The over-arching message throughout their study was the need for kindness and empathy among the student population.

The students created a week of activities for Bache-Martin K to 4 students to learn, practice, and acknowledge what it means to "be nice".

The following activities are scheduled for the building's "Dude. Be Nice" week.


Monday, May 8th- Mindfulness Day
Student Ambassadors will be delivering a 5-7 minutes presentation in classrooms about Mindfulness.

Tuesday, May 9th- Good Sport Day
Student Ambassadors will run "Good Sport" activities in the schoolyard during scheduled times.

Wednesday May 10th- Fundraiser for Office of Student Homelessness

Student Ambassadors will be running a snack sale during lunch to benefit the Office of Student Homelessness at 440. There will be treats like granola bars, juice boxes, pretzels, and baked goods for sale. All items will be for sale are 50 cents to 1.00.

Thursday, May 11th- Compliment Day
Student Ambassadors will be distributing Compliment posters and postcards. Students will be encouraged to fill out a card. The Ambassadors will be the Post Office and deliver the postcards to anyone in the building.

Friday, May 12th- Special Person Day

107B will recognize someone who goes above and beyond for our school community. It is a surprise!

Mrs. Malloy's Class is very excited to spread the word to "Dude. Be Nice!".

Annual Parent Survey: Your Input Matters!

April 26, 2017
The  2016-2017 District-wide Parent Survey is open and available for your feedback.

The Office of Family and Community Engagement value your input and your time. It will only take 10-15 minutes to complete the survey, and all responses are confidential.

All you need is your child's six-digit School District of Philadelphia student ID number, which can be found on their report card, or you may contact the Main Office to obtain it.

To complete the survey, click here ; your input will provide teachers, principals and school administrators with the information they need to better serve you.  

The survey will be open through June 23, but don't wait!  

Special Offer from BalletX

April 26, 2017
BalletX, Philadelphia's premier contemporary ballet, invites Bache-Martin students and their families to join us for Spring Series 2017 at The Wilma Theater at the discounted ticket rate of just $30, good for performances between April 26- May 7!

Spring Series will feature fun and diverse works by choreographers Cayetano Soto and Tommie-Waheed Evans (known for his work with Philadanco), as well as the return of audience favorite, Matthew Neenan's The Last Glass, set to the music of indie-rock band Beirut!


To Redeem this Offer:
Use discount code DEX online at
http://balletx.org/spring-series-2017/ , by phone at 215-546-7824, or in-person at 265 S. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19107.

If you have any questions about this exclusive offer, please reach out to
Kate Carr , Education & Outreach Specialist.
 

BBBS Drive and E-CYCLE event!_______________

April 24, 2017
THANK YOU to everyone that helped make this event such a success by donating, volunteering, and spreading the word!

We were able to fill over three trucks for the BBBS part of the event; and the E-Cycle boxes are filled to the brim!

We are extremely lucky of being part of such a wonderfully generous community! Thank you!!!

Bache-Martin at the Fairmount Arts Crawl!____

April 24, 2017
Come one, come all to help out with the Fairmount Arts Crawl on Sunday April 30th, from 11:00-5:00pm. 

The HSA is in need of volunteers to help staff the Bache Martin table at the event. The table will include art from Bache Martin students and we will also be selling the Bache Martin Adopt-a-Tiger lawn signs. 

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 neighbors.

Election Day Bake Sale!                                  ____

April 24, 2017
Volunteers needed to bake goods and staff the HSA Election Day Bake Sale table at the corner of 22nd and Parrish on May 16th.  

While this is "just a primary” – hopefully folks understand the import of voting, and will turn out to vote for District Attorney, Controller, and a number of Judicial seats. Voters may need homemade snacks and treats to keep up their energy since these can be lengthy ballots...

This fundraiser can only be a success with your participation.

Children are more than welcome and make the best salespeople! To sign up, click here!

Earth Day Celebration_______________               

April 18  2017
The Friends of Eastern State Penitentiary (FESPP) and the Corinthian Gardens have invited Bache-Martin families for an Earth Day celebration!

Saturday, April 22, 2017
10am - 12pm
Corinthian St & Fairmount Ave 

There will be tours of the Gardens and activities for kids, exploring themes of Earth Day and insects and bugs that live in the garden

Get to Know Honey Bees
Furnish the Bug Hotel
Dig for Soil Critters
Collect & ID Bugs
Create a Bug Mural

Bache students have been invited to help create insect themed art for the event. If you are interested in helping with the art projects this week or volunteering at the Saturday event, please contact 
aimee@thepowerofbachemartin.com .  


BBBS Drive and E-CYCLE event!_______________

April 17, 2017
Spring has finally sprung, are you already spring cleaning? If yes, please hold your things for this coming Sunday, April 23rd!​ 

Bache-Martin is partnering Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Southeastern PA to collect clothing, towels, sheets, housewares, books, and stuffed animals to be donated to families in need. 

We have also scheduled an E-CYCLE event, so that means we will be collecting all sorts of electronics too! (no TVs or alkaline batteries). The boxes are already in place on the front hall of the Marting building, so just stop by! 

Bache-Martin Elementary School 
22nd and Brown Street Corner 
Sunday, April 23rd
(with rain-date of April 30th) 
10am - 12pm 
(loading of the truck will go from about 12-3ish) 

The link to the items accepted from
BBBS can be found here.

The link to the items accepted for the
E-cycle event can be found here .

The school will receive a donation, you will get a tax letter for your donation, and we are helping the environment...a triple win! 


We are also looking for volunteers; if you can help between the hours of 9:45am and 3pm, please sign up here. It doesn't matter if it's 30 mins, an hour, or the whole day. Every little bit helps. 

For now, please hold onto that stuff! If you have any questions, feel free to contact
Nicole and please spread the word!

Bache-Martin at the Fairmount Arts Crawl!____

April 17, 2017
Come one, come all to help out with the Fairmount Arts Crawl on Sunday April 30th, from 11:00-5:00pm. 

The HSA is in need of volunteers to help staff the Bache Martin table at the event. The table will include art from Bache Martin students and we will also be selling the Bache Martin Adopt-a-Tiger lawn signs. 

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 neighbors.

A Message from Mr. V__________                     

April 18, 2017
Dear Bache-Martin Families and Community,

Now that our school's budget has been closed and we move towards the site selection process, I'd like to share some updates about our school's plan for next year (2017-18).


I'm excited to announce that Dr. Hite, with the support of our Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Sonya Harrison, has decided to afford Bache-Martin the opportunity to staff an Assistant Principal for the 2017-18 school year. The position will be centrally funded, therefore, it has given the school team some additional flexibility in how we can spend our discretionary funds.



The school will invest those funds in elmo document cameras, leveled libraries, First in Math, Star, Accelerated Reader and Math and Study Island as a school-wide extension for homework. We will also invest in a sensory room, some flexible seating for students, and Leveled Literacy Intervention to support our students with the greatest literacy needs.


While we will continue to offer students Physical Education, Art, Music, Science, and Computers/Technology, we will no longer offer Spanish as a special. The school team has made this decision in response to our school's growing need for addition writing practice and because of the challenges that we have faced in staffing the Spanish position.


Best,
Mr. V.

Election Day Bake Sale!                                  ____

April 17, 2017
Volunteers needed to bake goods and staff the HSA Election Day Bake Sale table at the corner of 22nd and Parrish on May 16th.  

While this is no longer “the big one” – hopefully folks understand the import of voting and will turn out to vote for District Attorney, Controller, and a number of Judicial seats. Voters may need homemade snacks and treats to keep up their energy since these can be lengthy ballots...

This fundraiser can only be a success with your participation.

Children are more than welcome and make the best salespeople! To sign up, click here!

Spring Break Message from Mr. V__________

April 10, 2017

Bache-Martin Families, 

Spring break is here and I hope the week off gives everyone a well-deserved rest! Our students have been working hard staying focused in the home stretch before break, especially grades 3-8, who have been taking the English Language Arts portion of the PSSAs. 

We'll be back to school on Monday, April 17th (doors close at 8:26 am!) and will start looking ahead to the last part of this 2016-17 school year. The PSSAs will continue with math and science sections, we'll celebrate Earth Day in our school garden, and parent-teacher conferences will be held April 19-21. Please take advantage of this opportunity to learn about your child's education and how you can help his/her progress.


Please join me in extending genuine thanks to our teachers and staff for their continuous efforts and investment in Bache-Martin's growth and success. They have definitely earned spring break, too!

See you on April 17th!

Sincerely,
Mr. V
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Spark Discovery Night - May 18th!                  

April 5, 2017
Discovery Night in Philadelphia is an opportunity for schools, students, parents, mentors and companies to celebrate possibilities and bright futures.  Each Spark student is paired in a workplace-based mentorship with a mentor in a career field of interest. Together, the student and mentor develop a project related to a profession.

Discovery Night brings together all Spark Philadelphia students as well as their parents, mentors, teachers and the community to share their final projects. The Project Fair portion of the evening will showcase student projects from this spring's mentorships. Following, a short program will feature Keynote Speaker, Philadelphia City Councilman, Allan Domb, as well as Spark staff, testimonials and student awards.

May 18, 2017 - The Pennsylvania Convention Center (Broad & Cherry) Event starts at 4:30pm
Project Fair: 4:30-5:30PM
Program: 5:30-6:00PM

Teacher of Courage and Conscience Award _

April 5, 2017
Did you know that Ms. Luebbert has been nominated to receive Villanova's annual Teacher of Courage and Conscience Award?

The Teacher of Courage and Conscience Award  was created to recognize teachers who improve access to high-quality education for those students who are currently least well-served; advocate for the education profession; encourage student curiosity and love of learning, use innovative teaching strategies, and engage students in meaningful problem-solving, knowledge-production, or artistic work; and embody and put into practice the values of Villanova University.

At the moment they're reaching out to parents and colleagues that would like to support her nomination. If Ms. Luebbert's leadership and dedication to her students, Bache-Martin, and public education has impacted you (or your student), they'd like to hear from youPlease send your testimony to Jerusha Conner ; you may also call 610-519-3083

Tiger Garden Time for First Grade!__________

April 4, 2017
Our First Grade Tigers are about to start learning about the life cycle of a plant in Science! In order to prepare their seedlings for the courtyard garden, they will need a few additional supplies to help with this project.

Ms. McCracken has created an Amazon Class Wishlist, with things that are needed for this project. Please consider donating!  

She is also looking for volunteers to help the kids with planting in the garden on Friday, April 7th

  • 12:45 to 1:30pm for Ms. White's class
  • 2:15 to 3pm for Ms. Chiminello's class

If you are able, please email Ms. McCracken,  and remember, you will need your clearances (which you can get free, and which last 5 years). 

After School Programs: Spring Session______

April 4, 2017
Registration is open for the Spring Session for some of our After School Programs! ​​
Most start in 3 weeks, so sign up soon!

Mondays:
  • Mi Casita Spanish Immersion Workshop (K-3rd, 3-4pm)
  • Snapology Robotics (1st-3rd grades, 3:15-4:15pm)

Tuesdays:
  • FAST -Families And Schools Together (K-2nd family Program, Tue 3:30-6pm)
  • Girls on the Run (3rd to 5th grades, 3:15-4:45pm)*
  • Settlement Choir After School Program  (3rd-6th Grade, 3:15-4:30pm)*
  • ZoomBallet (K-2nd, 3:15-4pm)

Wednesdays:
  • Mi Casita Spanish Immersion Workshop (K-3rd, 3-4pm)
  • Young Rembrandts (K-5th, 3:15 - 4:15pm)

Thursdays:
  • Settlement Choir After School Program (3rd-6th Grade, 3:15-4:30pm)*
  • Girls on the Run (3rd to 5th grades, 3:15-4:45pm)*

*these programs happen twice a week, on Tuesdays AND Thursdays

For more information, and enrollment links, go our After School Programs Tab.

My Brother's Keeper winners_______________

March 31, 2017
Congratulations to our students Josie Tepper, Meredith Tangeman, and Aasim Mitchell! They were selected as winners of My Brother's Keeper, a district wide mentoring art contest held by the Sixers in collaboration with PECO.

Josie received first place, Meredith second place, and Aasim third place at the Elementary School level (grades 1-4)

Our students used visual and literary art to describe their role models, and how these mentors have changed their lives. They worked on their projects after school, in Ms. Battle's room. 

As a prize each received 4 club box tickets, medals, and they were recognized center court at last Wednesday's game...they even got to meet the players after the game!


Go Tigers! We are very proud of you!

Make up Date for ASPs

March 20, 2017
Soccer Shots and ZoomBallet will be holding a makeup day for the missed class on the March 14th snow day. The make up day will be Tuesday, April 18th. 

Young Rembrandts will also be holding a makeup class for the late start of Winter Session II on Tuesday, April 18th* (19th is an early dismissal day).

*Please note there might be conflicts with Soccer Shots and Zoom Ballet students*

Spring Picture Day

March 20, 2017
Don't forget, Spring Picture Day is taking place this Wednesday, March 22!

If you would like to purchase pictures of your child(ren), please return the form that was sent home with payment by Wednesday!

There will be no late orders/payments accepted!

Future Tigers Play Date this Saturday!_______

March 20, 2017
Do you have a Future Tiger (Prospective Kindergarten 2017-2018 and up)? Join us for the next Future Tigers Play date:

Saturday, March 25th, at 11am

at the Playpen (corner of 22nd and Brown)

For more information, contact
Dana ...and happy spring!

Happy First Day of Spring!

March 20, 2017
Today is the spring equinox, which marks the beginning of astronomical spring, today the sun rises due east and sets due west no matter where you are, and it also means that the day, and night are about the same lenght!

A lot of our daffodils, planted through the years by teachers, students, and volunteers, have survived the snow; and the irises that were planted last fall are thriving!

Please stop by to enjoy them, and please help us keep the garden beautiful by taking your trash with you, and not letting your pets come into the garden.  

Happy first day of spring to everyone!

Classroom Centers!__________________________

March 18, 2017
THANK YOU!!
Wohoo!! Ms. Battle's fundraiser to replenish the K-8 coloring pencils supply is fully funded! THANK YOU!

If you wanted to help, but didn't do so in time, you can still help another classroom in our school: Ms. Chiminello's 1st grade class fundraiser, to set up their vocabulary and poetry  centers is ending in 36 hrs!

...and don't forget, your donation can be tax deductible, so save that receipt!

...and THANK YOU,  for choosing to make a difference in our neighborhood school!

A Few More Months of Drawing______________

March 16, 2017
Ms. Battle, our K-8 Art teacher, has set up a Donors Choose Fundraiser to replenish the students' color pencil supply, which is used almost daily. 


If you chip in to help, you'll get awesome photos and the heartfelt thanks of almost 500 students!

NO SCHOOL TOMORROW____________________

March 13, 2017
​​SNOW DAY TOMORROW, TUESDAY!

All School District of Philadelphia schools will be closed Tuesday, March 14, 2017.

All after-school activities including athletic programs and professional development sessions scheduled for Tuesday are canceled as well. All District early childhood centers will also be closed. In addition, administrative offices will be closed.

Encourage Reading at Home________________

March 13, 2017
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Did you know that students who read for pleasure not only do better with vocabulary and spelling, but also in math?

You can encourage your student to read by:

  • Surrounding them with reading material.
  • Reading as much as you can to them.
  • Showing interest on what they read.
  • Letting them choose their own books.
  • Letting them read menus, road signs, store signs...make it part of your daily activities. 
  • You can also look for more tips in  Reading Connection !

Reading connection también está disponible en español

Career Day Speakers Needed!________________

March 13, 2017
Inspire Bache-Martin students with your work!

Career Day will be on Friday, May 5th in the morning (8:45 to 10 or 11:15am). We are looking for volunteers with a variety of career backgrounds to participate.


Presenters will visit 1-4 classes. Clearances are not needed for this one-time event

If you are interested in participating,  please fill out this form.  If you know other community members who might be interested in speaking to Bache-Martin students on Career Day, please pass this information along! We'd love to have them join us. 

Classroom Centers!___________________________

March 8, 2017
Help Ms. Chiminello, and her 1st grade students, set up their vocabulary and poetry classroom centers !

Centers give students the opportunity to work in small groups, while expanding on the material that they're currently learning. Click here to invest in this project.

...and don't forget, your donation can be tax deductible, so save that receipt!

BBBS Drive and E-CYCLE event!_______________

March 8, 2017
Spring has sprung in our school, are you getting ready for some spring cleaning?
If yes, please hold your things until the day after Earth day! 

Bache-Martin is partnering Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Southeastern PA to collect clothing, towels, sheets, housewares, books, and stuffed animals to be donated to families in need. We have also scheduled an E-CYCLE event, so that means we will be collecting all sorts of electronics too: almost anything that requires a plug or batteries can be recycled or reused! (no TVs or alkaline batteries) and, if they are in good condition, they might even be able to reuse them! 

Bache-Martin Elementary School 
22nd and Brown Street Corner 
Sunday, April 23rd
(with rain-date of April 30th) 
10am - 12pm 
(loading of the truck will go from about 12-3ish) 

The link to the items accepted from
BBBS can be found here.

The link to the items accepted for the
E-cycle event can be found here .

The school will receive a donation, you will get a tax letter for your donation, and we are helping the environment...a triple win! 

For now, please hold onto that stuff! If you would like to help the day of the event, please contact
Nicole and please spread the word!

HSA meeting                                                     ___

March 8, 2017

Thank you to everyone that was able to join us at the HSA meeting last night!

We really appreciated having Ms. Floyd, and the SDP's Facility Condition Assessment team, who patiently answered a lot of our questions (Thank you!).

Don't forget, in order to continue improving our school, we need YOU ! You can volunteer as little or as much as you would like...and remember to stay connected by signing up for the weekly TigerGram!

Screenagers                                                          

March 8, 2017
Join Girls on the Run Philadelphia, Leadership Philadelphia's Connectors and Keepers, and the Community College of Philadelphia for a presentation of the documentary film "Screenagers" on 3/23, at 6:30 pm. The event will include a panel discussion. 

Award-winning SCREENAGERS probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including the director's own, and depicts messy struggles, over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through surprising insights from authors and brain scientists solutions emerge on how we can empower kids to best navigate the digital world.

Click here to register for the event, to learn more about "Screenagers," visit:www.screenagersmovie.com

Proceeds will support scholarships for Girls on the Run program participants. Each season over 65% of our girls receive scholarship support in order to particpate in this life-changing program.

International Women's Day! __________________

March 8, 2017
Did you know that today is International Women's Day?
March is also Women's History Month.

To learn more about the vital role of women in American history, visit the Free Library and attend one of their events this month  or go to   http://womenshistorymonth.gov/

At the Free Library you can also learn about women that have changed the world; from Marie Curie and Rosalind Franklin (scientists), Rosa Parks (civil rights activist), Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor (Supreme Court Justices), Valentina Tereshkova (first woman in space), Frida Kahlo (artist), Vera Wang (fashion designer), Maya Angelou (poet), Aung San Suu Kyi (Politician)...there are so many role models for our little Tigers to look up to!

​​ Books for everyone! Thank you!______________

March 7, 2017
A BIG thank you to everyone that donated to Ms. White's Books for Everyone fundraiser , this cause has been fully funded!

Ms. White, and her students, would like to thank everyone who donated, and shared this cause!

Kindergarten Registration now open!________

Feb. 28, 2017

Registration for Kindergarten 2017-18 begins today, February 28, through May 31.​​

Please check the
School District's Kindergarten Registration page to find out what documentation is required at registration.

To enroll, please bring the required documentation to the Bache-Martin office Monday through Thursday, from 9am to 11:30am. Other times available by appointent, please call the main office ​(215) 684-5450  to schedule an appointment.

Before enrollment, please review the  Boundary Map  to determine whether you live within the Bache Martin catchment area.

We look forward to having you, and your student, be part of the Bache-Martin family!

After School Programs: Winter II Session___

February 24, 2017

Registration is open for the Second Winter Session (and some spring session) of our After School Programs! Some of the programs start next week, don't let your student miss out!

WINTER II PROGRAMS -
  • Soccer Shots (begins February 28) Tuesdays, K-3
  • Young Rembrandts (begins Wednesday, March 8) Wednesdays, **5-week session**
  • ZoomBallet (begins February 28) Tuesdays, ages 5-8

SPRING PROGRAMS -
  • Girls on the Run AND Heart & Sole (both begin March 6) Tuesdays and Thursdays
Girls on the Run: Grades 3-5
Heart & Sole: Grades 6-8

For more information, and enrollment links, go our After School Programs Tab.
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 (find it on your student's report card).

Go to  www.philasd.org  and click on "Family Net" in the Parents box midway down the page.  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.
Make a Donation for School Supplies

From copy paper to crayons, from basketballs to dry erase markers, and from buses for field trips to light bulbs for Promethean board projectors, these are but some of the supplies needed in classrooms for our students at Bache-Martin.  Please consider making a donation today to the school for the purchase of these items!  

Click here to make a donation now. 

Bache-Martin, a neighborhood K-8 public elementary school located in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia, offers students an unparalleled educational experience that draws deeply upon the cultural resources found in Center City Philadelphia and programs designed to instill a foundation for life-long learning.
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