Bache-Martin Elementary School
2201 Brown Street  
Philadelphia, PA  19130
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Resources for parents​​

Below are some useful resources, and links for parents at Bache-Martin. If there are additional resources you would like to see here, just let us know!

Bache-Martin School Counselor page

Ms. Cocca, our school counselor, provides a variety of services to meet student, family and community needs. 

The School Counselor services include direct and indirect services. Direct services apply to the direct support and development of the social/emotional, academic and college/career domains of each student. Indirect Services apply to supportive and collaborative services

Direct Services:

  • Individual Counseling​
  • Small Group Counseling
  • Peer Mediataion
  • Academic, College/Career, High School Guidance
  • Classroom Guidance Lessons
  • Positive Behavior Support Plans
  • Crisis Counseling and Intervention
Indirect Services:​
  • Teacher Consultation and Collaboration
  • Family Consultation and Collaboration
  • Referrals to Behavioral and Mental Health Services
  • School-Wide Programming
  • Parent and Family Workshops
Ms. Cocca has created the  Bache-Martin School Counselor website ; please visit her site to learn more about each of the services, in addition to finding helpful resources for Bache-Martin families! 

2018-2019 School Selection Process

The School District of Philadelphia will be accepting online applications for the School Selection Process from September 29th, 2017 to November 13th, 2017 at 5:00 PM.

The School Selection Process is for students and families who wish to apply to a district school outside of their neighborhood boundaries for admission into grades K-12 for September of the next school year, and for our 8th graders who wish to apply to High School. Here are some documents that can help you with the process:

Middle School Families

Do you have a rising 8th grader?  A letter from Ms. Cocca will come to all 8th grade parents in the fall; this will be to set up a meeting with her and your student, and discuss High School Applications. 

2017 Philly High School Fair

This year's Philly High School Fair  will take place September 15 and 16, 2017 at the PA Convention Center. More information will be forthcoming.

A lot more resources will be available in the  Bache-Martin School Counselor website ; please make sure to visit Ms. Cocca's site to learn more!

Here is a directory of High Schools in our area!

Suicide Prevention Resources

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people ages 10-24.

Social  media, and popular TV shows can influence teenagers greatly. Talking to your childen is the first step to prevening suicide, be ready to recognize the warning signs. 

Mr. V and Ms. Cocca wrote a letter to Bache-Martin parents last year, regarding suicide prevention, and the health and well being of our kids. Please take a moment to read it (or re-read it).  

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.
 Additional resources can be found in Ms. Cocca's website.

If you think your child might be at risk, don't think twice, please reach out right away.


Here are some links to free tutoring available to K-12th students in our area

Free tutoring from the Free Library of Philadelphia

The Free Library of Philadelphia offers free online homework help with a live tutor, for students in kindergarten through college. To access this resource,

1- Sign up for a library card.
2. Visit  
3. Click on “Homework Help” in the upper right-hand corner to log in (in the “ASK” section).

You will need your library card number, and the PIN (obtained when you sign up for the card), in order to log in. Here you can see a video, explaining this, and many other resources to help your student. 

Homework Help from Brainfuse is available in both English and Spanish, and it also provides feedback on writing. Available 2pm-11pm every day.

Literacy Enrichment After-school Program (LEAP)

The Literacy Enrichment After-school Program (LEAP) provides homework assistance, computer literacy, and library skills for students in grades K-12, and daily literacy enrichment activities for elementary school students. LEAP operates after school Monday-Thursday from September to June at all Free Library neighborhood libraries and Parkway Central Library, and Tuesday-Friday in the three regional libraries.

LEAP activities and programs promote traditional literacy as well as literacy in science, technology, and cultural arts. LEAP also introduces students to the many Library resources and materials that are available, free of charge, to help them with school assignments, applying to college, and eventually securing meaningful employment. In addition to encouraging academic achievement, LEAP also fosters a safe and supportive, non-judgmental zone for children and teens.

Afterschool Leaders (ASLs) head the LEAP staff in each Free Library location under the supervision of the librarians and library staff. Each school year the Free Library also employs approximately 120 - 150 high-school students as Teen Leadership Assistants (TLAs) and seven college students as Associate Leaders to support the LEAP program. All LEAP staff members receive six hours of orientation training prior to their placement, and additional continuing education throughout the year. This multi-tiered employment model has been lauded nationally and reflects the Free Library's commitment to mentoring and positive youth development.

Access Your Student's Information Online!

​​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  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.

Common School Forms



State immunization requirements for the 2017-2018 school year have changed !

On the FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL, unless the child has a medical or religious exemption, a child MUST have had at least one dose of the required vaccines , or risk exclusion from school. Here are some of the changes.

  • A required 4th dose  of the Polio vaccine – including one at or after age 4.
  • 4 doses of Tetanus, diptheria, pertussis (DTP/Dtap/DT/Td, or Tdap)
  • 2 doses of Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR/MMRV) 
  • 3 doses of Hepatitis B (HBV) 
  • 2 doses of Chickenpox (Varicella/MMRV) after age 1
  • All rising 7th graders must have both meningococcal conjugate and Tdap vaccines.

Call your child's doctor to set up an immunization appointment; if your child does not have a doctor, call the City District Health Centers . For more details and information, including a complete list of vaccinations needed for entry to school, please visit:

If a child does not have all the doses or needs additional doses, and a medical plan (red and white card) obtained from the doctor’s office cannot be provided immediately, please fill out this form, and submit it within the first five days of school for obtaining the required immunizations:

Dental Care - Free or low cost

Don't have dental  insurance? Here are some places, in our neighborhood, where you could get free, or low cost dental care:

Community College of Philadelphia Dental Clinic
Main Campus 1700 Spring Garden St
Philadelphia,PA 19130
Hours: By appointment, vary during the week.
Services: Examinations, cleanings, sealants, and X-rays.
Fees: FREE of charge.
For more information, call 215-751-8626

St. Christopher’s Hospital

3601 A St
Philadelphia,PA 19134
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9-3. by appointment only. Appointments are available with less than two weeks waiting time.
Services: General dentistry.
Patient Eligibility: A child is eligible to enter the program up through third grade and is offered comprehensive and continuous care until age 17 if maintaining an annual preventive visit.
Fees: Free for children who qualify
Contact: Judy Gelinas at (215) 427-8877 or [email protected]

Delaware Valley Community Health, Inc. —Fairmount Primary Care Center
1412 Fairmount Ave
Philadelphia,PA 19130
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Services: General dentistry, periodontics, endodontics and prosthodontics
Patient Eligibility: Care will be provided to anyone in need.
Fees: Contact the center for information on accepted insurance plans or other payment options.
Contact: Patricia Deitch, Executive Director, (215) 235-9600

Puentes de Salud
1700 South Street 
Philadelphia, PA 19146
Phone -- 215-454-8000
Fax -- 215-893-2251
Email -- [email protected]
They  provide primary care, dental, women's health and pediatric health services at no or low cost.

Eye Exams for kids

Insurance doesn't cover eye checkups? think your child might need glasses? Please watch out for this event in October:

Give Kids Sight Day
Free Eye Care for Kids at Jefferson Alumni Hall 
Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 8:30am to 1:00pm

FREE eye checks and eyeglasses to Philadelphia area children 17 years and under.

For more information email:
[email protected]  or call 215-563-5848 extension 21