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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October


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Happy Halloween!
Parade for Pre-K-4 at 2:15pm








November

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School Selection Ends!
If your child is not in the Bache-Martin Catchment, you will need to go through this process to apply to our school. No need to come to the school, this process is completely online!

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NO SCHOOL!
Election day Bake Sale
Click here to sing up to help bake, or staff the table!

Coffee with the Administrators
8:15am, School Library (Bache Building, 2nd Floor). Send in your questions!

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NOON DISMISSAL!
Parent-Teacher Conferences
To schedule your child's conference, contact your child's homeroom teacher (for emails, go to our Directory).  Don't wait, there are evening slots available!

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HSA Evening meeting
6:15pm, Martin Auditorium
Join us!

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NO SCHOOL
Veterans Day

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NO SCHOOL
Happy Thanksgiving!

School News

Box Tops Competition Results!
Thank you to everyone who turned in Box Tops this competition cycle. Whether you brought in 1 or 100 Box Tops it made a difference and helped add up to our grand total of just over 2,350 Box Tops collected ($235 for our school!).
  
The top Box Tops collecting grade from K-4 was the 2nd grade, and the top grade from 5-8 was the 5th grade. Great work! 


Our next collection deadline will be February 15th, so keep on clipping! 


Happy Halloween!!!
We are sure Halloween is one of our students' favorite days of the year! 

Between the parties in their homerooms, the parade for the K-4 students at the end of the day (don't forget, they still need to come in uniform!), and the Boo Grams (which will be delivered to their classroom), they might be a little excited during that evening to think about safety.


  • Use colored glow sticks or flashlights to light paths and alert cars to trick-or-treaters.
  • Wear bright costumes or add reflective tape to goody bags.
  • Skip the masks and use non-toxic makeup (Masks can limit vision and cause accidents like tripping or not seeing vehicles in the street)
  • An adult should accompany all children under the age of 12 while they are trick-or-treating.
  • ​Review with children how to call 9-1-1 (or their local emergency number) if they ever have an emergency or become lost.

Happy Halloween to all of our Tigers!!

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

  • Philly Tutors Gaming Club 
  • Snapology Robotics 
  • Soccer Shots 
  • Young Rembrandts 

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


Election Day Bake Sale!
Volunteers needed to bake and staff the Home & School Association Election Day Bake Sale table at the corner of 22nd and Parrish on Tuesday, November 6th. ​ 

Children are of course more than welcome and make the best salespeople!


Parent-Teacher Conferences
This is your opportunity to learn about your child's progress and what you can do to support her/him throughout the year.   
 
Conferences will be held Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, November 7-9 after noon dismissal of the students, plus evening hours on Thursday, November 8, from 5-7pm.
Please contact your child(ren)'s teacher(s) to sign up for a time that works for you.   
 
Here are some helpful tips  for a successful conference from the Office of Family and Community Engagement at The School District of Philadelphia.

Coffee with the Administrators
Mark your calendar for Coffee with the Administrators on Wednesday, November 7th, at 8:15am

Join us in the School Library, 2nd Floor Bache Building, and take advantage of the opportunity to talk with Mr. V and Dr. Merritt about the latest happenings at our school. 
 
Have a question for Mr. V or Dr. Merritt? Submit it via email for consideration

Open HSA Evening Meeting!
On Thursday, Nov 8th, there will be an Open HSA meeting at 6:15 pm in the auditorium of the Martin building.

All parents and guardians are invited to attend.

Come learn about future events, and how you can help us make this a wonderful year for all of our Tigers!
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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Give Kids Sight Day - Nov 17
Children 17 and under in and around the Philadelphia area are invited to this FREE annual event for FREE eye care and eyeglasses.​ 
Sight Day is geared towards kids who did not have or did not pass an eye screening this year.  Registration takes place from 8:30am to 1:00pm at Jefferson Alumni Hall and features eye screening, a health fair, free books, snacks and more! 
​No health insurance? No problem! All children are welcome. Walk-ins only, no appointment is needed! We do suggest families arrive early.

Download and post Sight Day flyers in multiple languages for your organization and in key spots in your community at  www.pccy.org/sightday . Flyers are available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Hindi, Vietnamese, French and Haitian Creole.  

Help spread the word further by joining us on social media! You can find us on Facebook @GiveKidsSightDay or Twitter @PHL_GKSD

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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