Bache-Martin Elementary School
2201 Brown Street  
Philadelphia, PA  19130
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Welcome to the 2018-2019 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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Upcoming...

December

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Kindergarten Open House
8:20am in the Martin Auditorium

Sherlock Trip
5th Grade

12
Coffee with the Administrators

8:15  at the Library 

Art Museum Field Trip
3rd Grade

14
Rubye's Kids Holiday Party
We need volunteers to set up, and the day of the party. To sign up to help, click here.

19
Winter Concerts!
K-2 - 9:45am
3-5 - 11am
6-8 - 1:45pm

21
Town Hall
K-2 - 9:45am
3-5 - 11:15am

24-31
NO SCHOOL
Winter Recess

School News

Open House on Monday!

Do you know of a family with a Pre-K student? Our next Kindergarten Open House for prospective
families is on Monday, December 10, at 8:20am. 

This open house will take about 1.5hrs. We will tour the school, including visits to K-2nd grade
classrooms, and specials classrooms (music, art, physical education, science). 

Please go to the Martin auditorium (1-story building). Enter through doors on 22nd Street between Brown and Parrish. Please allow time to sign in. See you there!


After School Programs!
Enrollment is now open for the Winter I session of various  After School Programs  among them:


We also have a NEW Chess After School Program:


​Plus don't forget that the following programs pick up at Bache-Martin!


Open Classroom Fundraisers!
Math Materials for Eager Mathematicians!

Ms. LaScola , our K-8 Math Enrichment teacher, has started this fundraiser for her Math Enrichment classes.

The donations will help her purchase classroom supplies, as well as math manipulatives and games, which have been shown to increase engagement, interest, and enjoyment of mathematics in students.


To find out more about this fundraiser, and the help our K-8th math students become even better at math, please click here.

Knowledge is Power!

Ms. Sharon (3rd grade) has a new fundraiser for her class!

"I have an amazing third grade class! I am a teacher for the School District of Philadelphia, and any chance I get to get new books I take! I am a lover of reading and want to teach my students to be the same way. All of these books I am asking for are books my students picked out themselves and are dying to read! When students read independently, it not only builds their confidence, it builds their stamina and reading level. If my students have books of interest, this will help them accomplish all of these goals!

Helping me fill my shelves will allow my students to come to school every day and get lost in their favorite books!" To donate, click here.
Creating their Own Island

Ms. Jones (7/8th Social Studies)
 
"My students are artists who love to express themselves through drawings, music, or dance. They are the reason I wake up excited for work. I want to see them succeed. I made a promise to myself that I would care for this kids as if they are my own. And for that reason, my kids deserve the best!

Helping me fill my shelves will allow my students to come to school every day and get lost in their favorite books!" To donate to Ms. Jones' project, click here.

Flexible Seating Options for Special Education Students

Ms. S (Life Skills Support 6-8)
 
"Flexible seating allows students to find comfortable positions to learn and thrive in the classroom. When the students are comfortable in the classroom, they are calm, focused and productive in the classroom.
The special education students in this Life Skills Support classroom will benefit from flexible seating options such as wobble chairs, floor seats, and wobble cushions. The students will be able to wobble, bounce, lean or stand, which increases oxygen flow to the brain, blood flow and core strength. This help helps minds focused and alert throughout the school day! The students in the Life Skills Support classroom will truly benefit from flexible seating options."


Chromebooks for Online Interventions

Ms. Zakheim (4th Grade)
 
"I teach a self-contained classroom including six special education inclusion students. The majority of the students at my school receive free or reduced price lunch. Access to supplies is limited at my school and your help is greatly appreciated! 

My school has access to many online learning programs including Lexia, iReady, Prodigy, and more!! These programs help students learn on their own individual levels at their own pace. Children LOVE learning from the computer and they benefit from working on these programs. While I pull small groups to help instruct on different levels, the other students are able to continue working on their own level using these programs.
Chromebooks provide access to programs that engage students on their own level at their own pace!" Help Ms. Zakheim's 4th grade class  have access to more chromebooks, by clicking here

Coffee with the Administrators Rescheduled!

Due to a scheduling conflict, the December Coffee with Administrators originally planned for tomorrow will be held on Wednesday, December 12, 8:15 am in the Bache Library (2nd floor, Bache building)

All parents and guardians are invited to attend this informal discussion with Mr. V and Dr. Merritt.


Bring your questions and concerns, we'll bring the coffee!
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Perfect Posture for Perfect Pitch - Fundraiser ends soon!

Ms. Fiero, our K-8 music teacher, has launched a
new PledgeCents campaign to purchase a class set of musician's posture chairs that will be used for choir rehearsals as well as 5th-8th general music classes.

The Bache Martin music classroom houses classes for students grades Kindergarten through 8th grade, including nine special education classes. Younger musicians sit on the floor while older musicians need to bring a chair to their spot so they are ready for bucket drumming, guitar, ukulele and keyboards.


Currently our upper grades students are using stools -- making it difficult to sit upright in musician's posture. Musician's posture chairs will give our students years of perfect posture in music class!
Click on this link to learn more and donate!
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Winter Concerts are almost here!

Come and see what Ms. Fiero's (music), Mr. Hoke's (strings), and Ms. Taylor's (band) students are working on by joinin gus for our Winter Concerts on Dec. 19!


  • K-2nd grades 9:45am
  • 3rd-5th grades - 11am
  • 6-8th grades - 1:45pm

Concerts are held in the Martin building auditorium; please make some time to sign in at the front desk!
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Winter concerts

Holiday Party Help Needed
Ms. Stone is hosting a Holiday Party on December 14th at our school with supplies donated by Rubye's Kids. Volunteers are needed to help with setting up the day before as well as during the party. Please check out the sign up at SignUpGenius. 

For more information about the organization visit  https://rubyeskids.org/
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Bache-Martin Library is NOW OPEN!!!
After years of it being closed due to budget cuts, OUR LIBRARY IS OPEN ONCE AGAIN!

A year and a half ago, the  Friends of Bache-Martin  started working with the school administration to re-open the library....and because of your help, the Bache-Martin School Library is now open!

We are grateful for all of you, because this is what your donations, 200+ volunteers (From Beneficial Bank, Redemption City Church, ComcastCares, St Thomas of Villanova Day of Service, neighbors, parents, faculty, alumni...and even current students!), and 2000+ volunteer hours have achieved!

GIVING TUESDAY RESULTS:

With your help we were able to raise over 12K, which will help us pay for more than half a year of our new library coordinator!  We are grateful for your generocity! 

If you would like to see the smiling faces of the Tigers that will enjoy this library, and are able to help during the school hours, consider volunteering; click here to sign up!
Meet the Team: Cindy Stone
Welcome all new and old families!
 
My name is Cindy Stone, and I am the School Climate Support Specialist here at Bache Martin Elementary School. I previously held the position as a One to One Support Assistant. I bring over 25 years of service to the Philadelphia School District. I enjoy working with parents/students and the community.  My passion is student achievement. I'm always willing to go above and beyond in making school a happy and healthy learning environment. I look forward to working hard to implement positive energy in hopes to make a difference in the lives of everyone.
 

Parents can look forward to receiving support with parent workshops and other parental involvement activities. Students will receive my support in every way possible to help them achieve their goals.
 
Please practice the school's School Wide Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports Plan at home and in school.
 
Be Respectful
Be Responsible
Be Safe


Thank you for your support!

Middle School Moment!
Student Historians in 7-8th Grade.

After starting the year working on their autobiographies, the 7th and 8th grade social studies classes have moved on to learning and using historical thinking skills, such as sourcing, contextualizing, corroborating, and close reading, to find the truth among multiple perspectives. 


As historians, they are studying how to find evidence in the text to create a valid argument. 


 
School Nurse's Corner
There's a new page on the Power of Bache-Martin website!

Does your Tiger need to take medicine during the day? What about a health/dental checkup form?

Then head over to the School Nurse's Corner for useful notices, resources, and reminders from Nurse Little and Nurse Hall. 


The School Store is Open!
The PBIS School Store was mobile for the first time on Friday and students who earned Tiger Tickets all week got to cash them in for cool stuff on the store's shelves.

Ms. Stone, School Climate and Support Specialist, and manager of the store says, "It's a pleasure to give students incentives for showing their Tiger Pride: Being Responsible, Being Respectful and Being Safe.

If you have suggestions for school store inventory or are willing to purchase or donate items that Bache-Martin kids will love,  email Ms. Stone. 

Classroom Fundraisers: Help!

As you know, funding can be limited for public schools. Most students and their families cannot afford to purchase supplies, or to pay for some instruction materials.

Please help our teachers in their class fundraisers, so that they're able to start the year ready and with everything they need for ALL of our Tigers!

1st Grade
Ms. Chiminello (110M) and Ms. DeSalvo (112M) -
A Kick Start to First Grade!

3rd Grade

Ms. Sharon (Rm103M) - ​​
Laptops for Learning , and  Supplies Are Necessary!

4th Grade
Ms. White (Rm124M) -  21st Century Learning 

Science (Kindergarten to 4th Grade)
Ms. McCracken (Rm. 131M) - Science K-4 funraiser : Putting the T in STEM. 

7th/8th Grade​
Ms. Jones - Social Studies (Rm. 24B) - Class Fundraiser: 
Building a Classroom Library

​Ms. Redmond - 7/8th English (20B) -  A Novel Form of Government: Who Rules and How?
THANK YOU!!!
Thank you so much to those of you that have donated, it is because of you that the following fundraisers have been fully funded!

We are grateful to you, as you are helping us make a difference at Bache-martin!​
Pre-K (Bright futures)
Ms. Lianne Earley's fundraiser  
Nurturing Artists, Builders, and Problem Solvers!

Kindergarten
Ms. Ellis (Imbriglia) and Ms. Ganci's fundraiser:
Hooray for K, 2018!

1st Grade
Ms. Chiminello and Ms. DeSalvo's fundraiser:
A Kick Start to First Grade!

3rd Grade

Ms. West's Classroom Fundraiser:  Comfy Cozy Reading Nook

5th Grade
Ms. Malloy's Class Fundraiser:
Creativity + Technology= #5thgradesquad 

7th/8th Grade​

Ms. Redmond's Class Fundraiser: 
Buried in Books, 
Community Leadership Team: Get Involved!
The Community Leadership Team is an advisory group that focuses on strategic school issues such as vision and mission, school performance data, action plan for school improvement,  budget, and school-based policies. With the goal of hearing from a diverse group of school stakeholders, the group is open to parents/family members, faculty, staff, students, community members, and the school administrators. All meetings are open to interested parties.

For the 2018-2019 school year, the Team will meet from 3:30pm-4:30pm on Tuesdays 10/2, 12/4, 2/5, 3/5, and 5/7. If you'd like more information, please contact parent/meeting organizer Beth Doreian

Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year!
Here are some pictures of our first day of school, where we not only #RangTheBellPHL, we also welcomed our Kindergarten class of 2018-2019, and we marched with the Positive Movement Drill Team!!!

It was so wonderful to see all of our students and their families back at the school today.  Thank you to the wonderful staff, teachers, and parent volunteers who helped the first day of school go so smoothly. Thank you to Positive Movement Entertainment for bringing so much fun and energy with their fantastic drum beats, and to High Point Cafe for providing coffee for our Kindergarden Parent Welcome breakfast (and to the parents that brought baked goods for it as well!)!  

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Garden Committee - We need volunteers!
Come and help us spruce up the front garden of the Martin building through the summer!

This gardening group will meet every two weeks this summer and fall;  join us whenever you can, as long as you can!

Please invite anyone that would be interested in making our school look beautiful for all of our neighborhood to enjoy (Neighbors, parents, friends, and students as well)!

Because this gardening event is held outside school hours, volunteers will not need clearances. And please let us know if other dates would work, as we could create additional signups for those days!


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Settlement Music Choir
Did you hear? Our Choir After School students had their end-of-the school year concert last week at the Temple Performing Arts Center

Each year, the Settlement Music Choir program culminates in a joint performance, with students from all participating schools working together to rehearse and perform a full concert. 

A big thank you to our partners at Settlement Music School, and to Ms. Fiero , for leading this wonderful program!
Parent Involvement: The Key to Success!
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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

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. 


COFFEE WITH MR. V AND DR. MERRITT


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 bring the questions, we bring the coffee.

OPEN HSA MEETINGS

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).


VOLUNTEERING

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!

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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