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...

May

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Community Leadership Team
Do you have feedback about the Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) program?
3:30 - Library

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NO SCHOOL
Election Day, and Bake Sale.

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Tiger Field Day
Help us make this end-of-the-year celebration an amazing event for our Tigers!  Sign up here 9am-2pm Von Colln Field

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NO SCHOOL
Memorial Day

June

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Last day of school

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Last day to fill out the
2019 Parent & Guardian Survey
Don't forget to fill it out!! All you  need is your student's ID. Remember to fill out one survey for each child!

School News

Election Day Bake Sale - Tuesday, May 21
Is there a delicious signature dessert that you love to make? Are you new to baking but want to pitch-in? Do you have a particular passion for civic responsibilities, like voting?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then we need you!


The annual Election Day Bake Sale is Tuesday, May 21, and we're looking for bakers and volunteers to staff the table at the corner of 22nd and Parrish. Children are welcome and make the best salespeople! 
  
Sign up to bake, sell, set up, or break down.  And don't forget to vote!


You are invited! - Choir After School Final Performance
The 2018-2019 school year is wrapping up, and our students would like to show you all they've learned through the school year!

Join us at Temple Performing Arts Center​ (1837 N Broad Street)  on Wednesday, May 22, at 6:30pm to celebrate the Settlement Music School​'s Pathways to Performance Concert, where Ms. Fiero's After School Choir students (3rd and 4th grade Tigers), will be performing along with 7 other schools in the city!
This concert is free, please RSVP to Regina Haigh (215-320-2684)

We look forward to seeing you there!
   
Field Day 2019 is coming! - May 24
​​ Ms. Quigley is working with students in grades 2-8 on a t-shirt design competition for our Field Day t-shirts! The winner's design will be printed on the shirts that all K-8 students will get for this awesome day of outdoor fun.

Our school-wide field day will be held on Friday, May 24 on Von Colln field (between Pennsylvania Ave/Ben Franklin Parkway/22nd St.).

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS AND DONATIONS! If you are able to volunteer, or donate, please sing up here. We need as much participation as possible to ensure a safe, fun day for nearly 500 students and staff.

Career Day at Bache-Martin - Thank you! 
A big thank you to the Career Day volunteers that joined us last week, to show our Tigers what their jobs are all about!

Among the volunteers we had architects, attorneys, entrepreneurs, a chefs, coaches, engineers, pastors, scientists, TV producers, and much more.

Thank you to all these wonderful volunteer speakers, for taking time away from their busy lives, in order to inspire our Tigers!
   
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Bache-Martin Library - Volunteers needed!
We are excited that book borrowing from the new library is in full swing, and our students are loving their library!

Please remind your Tiger that it is their responsibility to find a safe place for the book at home, and return it promptly on their next visit to the library (each class has a visit every two weeks).

Do you have 60 minutes to spare on Thursdays during the month of May? Join us as a volunteer in the library!

Come and experience first hand the love our students have for their library, and see how it has helped them!​ To sign up, click on the day of the week you'd like to join us!


Please note that since this is held during the school hours, volunteers must have their clearances  submitted to the school. 

School Survey is Open!
The District-wide Parent & Guardian Survey is designed to find out what you think about your child's school. We encourage you to take the survey on behalf of each of your children! The District-wide Parent & Guardian Survey is open to all parents and guardians of students in Philadelphia public and Charter schools.

Please Participate! Regardless of your responses, your completion of this survey impacts Bache-Martin's culture and climate score of the annual School Progress Report (SPR). The survey takes less than ten minutes to complete. Please answer a survey per child.


The survey is open now through June 7, 2019. Have your child's students ID number ready. CLICK HERE to get started.
If you have trouble logging in or have questions regarding the survey, contact the survey team at: 215-400-6565 or 
[email protected]

Community Leadership Team - Monday, May 20
UPDATE! The Community Leadership Team meeting originally scheduled for tonight has been rescheduled for Monday, May 20 at 3:30 p.m. in the Bache-Martin library.
 
For the last Community Leadership Team meeting of the year, we will reflect on the Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) program the school launched this past year. We would love to hear from families, teachers, and community members regarding your children's experience with Tiger Tickets and other behavioral incentives. If you can't attend the meeting, feel free to send any feedback to Beth Doreian (parent) at [email protected] or to Mr. V. or Dr. Merritt.


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 5/20. If you'd like more information, please contact parent/meeting organizer Beth Doreian.

Spirit Wear: Bache-Martin Apparel for Adults!
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The HSA is launching a new online apparel shop for purchasing Bache-Martin apparel beyond gym shirts!  ​​

We are excited to offer a few new options like a soft-style tee shirt and zip sweatshirt. On the website, you will see a special staff section - if you order one of these items, staff will be part of the design imprinted on the back.  The order window will close on Wednesday, April 24th and we should have products in from the vendor by mid-May.


The proceeds will help support the HSA, feel free to share with other adults interested in supporting the Bache-Martin community!

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Please note: Student gym shirts (gold shirts; no other color is accepted for uniform) should still be ordered via the 
Bache Uniform portion of the Bache-Martin HSA website , or by reaching out to Bache Uniforms at  [email protected] .
​​Please bring:
  • Child's name
  • Parent/Guardian ID (Current Driver's License/ Non-Driver's License, Federal, State or Municipal employment photo identification, or Passport)
  • Child's current immunization record
  • ONE Document verifying child's birth date (click here for document options)
  • TWO proofs of residency (Mortgage, deed, tax statement, utility bill with your name and address where you reside)

Registration for 2019-2020 runs from January 22, 2019 through May 31, 2019.

We look forward to seeing you on May 8 for our next Open House!

Kindergarten registration is OPEN!
Is your child turning 5 on or before September 1, 2019? If so, then your child is eligible to start kindergarten in the fall of 2019!

To determine if you live within the Bache-Martin catchment area, please visit the 
Philadelphia School District's School Finder , and enter your address.

If you are IN the Bache-Martin Catchment: 
  • Registration starts Tuesday, January 22, 2019.
  • Visit Ms. Page in the Main Office at Bache-Martin, Monday - Friday between 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

After School Programs - Spring Session enrollment open!
Enrollment is now open for the spring session of various After School Programs!

Don't forget to head over to our After School Program page , and sign up!  ​And Remember that the following programs also pick up at Bache-Martin!

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. 


 
Cold and 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!

DON'T FORGET: Please submit a note for an excused absence!
 Templates can be downloaded 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 philasd.org 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!​​

Don't forget to head over to the School Nurse's Corner for useful notices, resources, and reminders from Nurse Little and Nurse Hall. 
Temple University Reading
Hard to believe, but summer is almost here! 

Temple University, University College is proud to offer the Summer Reading Skills Program to families at over 21 locations throughout Pennsylvania.

Since 2015, this program has helped students in our community build strong reading skills and develop a deep love of books and reading. 

The program is designed and taught by the Institute of Reading Development, a nationwide leader in reading skills instruction. ​​

Kindergarten Open House: May 8
​​ Know a family with a child that turns 5 before September 1? Let them know that the next kindergarten tour at Bache-Martin is scheduled for Wednesday, 5/8 at 8:30am.

If you will be joining us, please arrive a few minutes early to sign in. There is no need to register in advance. Enter the Martin building (one story building with a bell tower) on the west side of 22nd Street, you will then be directed to the auditorium.

Questions? Email Jerilyn .

We can't wait to meet all those Future Tigers, and their families!
Open Classroom Fundraisers!

As you know, funding is 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!

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


Flexible Seating Options for Special Education Students

Ms. S (Life Skills Support 6-8)

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"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."
Click here to donate to Ms. S's fundraiser.


THANK YOU!!!
Thank you so much to those of you that donated to the following projects, 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

Ms. Sharon's class fundraisers:
Knowledge is Power,  ​​ Laptops for Learning , and  Supplies Are Necessary!

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

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

7th/8th Grade​

Ms. Redmond's Class Fundraisers: 
Buried in Books,   and A Novel Form of Government: Who Rules and How?

​Ms. Jones' Classroom fundraisers: Creating Their Own Island

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

Music K-8
Ms. Fiero's
Perfect Posture for Perfect Pitch

​Math Enrichment, K-8
Ms. LaScola's fundraiser for her students: 
Math Materials for Eager Mathematicians.

Extra Curriculars
Ms. McLaughlin's fundraiser for the NEW Middle School Cheer Team! GO TIGERS!!!


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. 

Garden Committee - We need volunteers!
The weather is getting warmer; come and help us spruce up the front garden of the Martin building, and the Science Garden!​ 

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)!

Please note that if the gardening work hours are 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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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
Tara 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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