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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 Upcoming Events!

October 2016

October 23 - Clothing drive
22nd and Brown, 10am-12pm. Please sign up here . And here is a list of   items accepted.

October 27-28 - Boo Grams - We will be selilng Halloween Candy Grams ("Boo Grams") for the first time this year. To sign up to help, click here.

October 28 - Halloween Parties and Parade - Kindergarten-2nd Grades

October 28 - Fall Deadline to submit Box Tops!

October 31st - Halloween - Boo Grams will be distributed! To help distribute sign up here.

November 2016

November 3 - K Open House  

8:30-10am  - Martin Auditorium

November 3 - Dance eXchange Midway Performance
10am Martin Auditorium

November 6 - Wizard of Oz Dress Rehearsal - 7pm, Walnut Street Theatre. Limited Tickets available, contact Aimee.

November 8 - NO SCHOOL - Election Day and Professional Development

November 8 - Election Day Bake Sale - 22nd and Parrish (7am-8pm) Table staffers, and bakers needed! 
click here to sign up!

November 11 - NO SCHOOL - Veterans' Day

November 13 - Future Tigers Playdate - Eastern State Penitentiary Play Pen (22nd & Brown) - 11am

November 14 - 2017-2018 School Selection Process Ends. Be sure to fill out your application before 5pm!

November 19 - Philadelphia Marathon Hot Cocoa/Apple Cider Stand. Volunteers needed!

November 21-23 - EARLY DISMISSAL - Report Card conferences 

November 24-25 - NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Holiday

                   School News                 

Box Tops for Bache-Martin

Your pantry might be loaded with funds for our school! Products from tons of brands participate in Box Tops for Education. Each box top is worth 10 cents; all you have to do is clip off the logo (pictured right) from the packaging and submit it to our school coordinator, Nicole Ginieczki.

Box Tops for Education writes checks to thousands of schools twice a year after November and March submissions. 

The Fall DEADLINE to participate is Friday, October 28th!

Here's how you can participate:

1) Clip your Box Tops
2) Collect in an envelope or zip top bag
3) Submit to the main office (or send in with your student)

Booo! The Boo-Grams are here!

Boo Grams (Halloween Themed Candy Grams) will be sold on Thursday (10/27), and Friday (10/28), of this week.

They're $1 each; so don't forget to send money with your student! 

As usual, all proceeds will go towards school supplies, and school programs...so enjoy some candy, and help the school! 
Give Kids Sight Day

Give Kids Sight Day, a Free Eye Care program for Kids, is being held this Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 8:30am to 1:00pm at Jefferson Alumni Hall (10th and Locust).

There will be FREE Vision testing and FREE eye glasses for children 17 years and under, from Philadelphia and surrounding counties, who have not had, or who have not passed, an eye screening and/or who are uninsured. 

For more information email:gksd@pccy.org or call 215-563-5848 x21. You can also download the flyer by clicking here ...and say hi to Nurse Little, Bache-Martin's full time nurse, who will be volunteering that day!
Dance eXchange Midway Performance

Dance eXchange will be holding a Midway Performance on November 3rd, at 10am in the Martin Auditorium.

This performance is open 3rd grade dancer's family and friends. We would love to see you there!
Thank you!!

Our Big Brothers Big Sisters clothing drive was a success! 

With your help we were able to raise 3465 lbs of clothing, and 2217 lbs of miscellaneous items earning a total of $803.85!

We hope to have another one in the spring, so keep the school in mind when  you start spring cleaning!

Contact us! / Contáctenos!

Are you going to see the Wizard?

Walnut Street Theatre has provided us with a *limited* amount of tickets for Bache-Martin Students, and their Families for The Wizard of Oz Dress Rehearsal on Sunday, November 6th at 7pm.

Please contact
Aimee to sign up. First come first served...and don't forget your ruby slippers!

Civil Rights Graphic Novels for Middle Schoolers
Would you like to inspire young minds?

March: Book 1, is the life story of Georgia Congressman, and legendary Civil Rights warrior, John Lewis. This graphic novel is co-written by Andrew Aydin, with amazing illustrations by Nate Powell.

Help Ms. Luebbert inspire these kids, and teach them about US history, civil and human rights.

A big thank you to all those that helped this, and any of our previous fundraisers! This effort has been fully funded, thanks to you all who made it happen!
Stool/Bench/Ottoman Request!

Are you in the middle of fall cleaning?

Ms. Malloy is looking for 4-6 stools/benches/ottomans for flexible seating in her classroom.

If you are getting rid of something that would fit the description, please let her know by emailing her at jlmalloy@philasd.org!

Thank you!

Kindergarten Open House!

Bache-Martin will host a Kindergarten Open House for prospective families on Thursday, November 3rd starting promptly at 8:30am.

Come, meet, and hear from the Kindergarten teachers and the principal, Mr. V, and take a tour of the school.

Open House will be held in the Auditorium of the Martin Building (1-story building on the west side of 22nd street).

Please allow for time to enter the building and sign in.

Bache-Martin Family Picnic and Movie Night 

Saturday, October 15th - on the Brown Street Lawn (btwn 22nd and Corinthian)
Gather at 6pm, movie starts at dusk

Join us for the classic It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (celebrating it's 50th anniversary this year!), and Zootopia right after!

$5 suggested donation per family. Donations benefit HSA funds.

We love to read, read, READ!

Do you love to read? Our students do too! This is why Ms. White has the following fundraiser for her first grade class


Every little counts, and as you know this will be tax deductible! We are almost there.

A big thank you to all those that helped this, and any of our previous fundraisers! This effort has been fully funded, 
thanks to you all who made it happen!

Walk to School Day

Friday, October 7th - 8:10am (various locations)

Bache-Martin is participating in national
Walk to School Day! Join our "walking
school bus" by meeting at one of the
following intersections at 8:10am on
Friday October 7th:

  • Parrish St. and N 24th
  • Aspen St. and N 24th
  • Corinthian and Parrish St.
  • Corinthian and Brown St.
  • Fairmount Ave. and N 22nd

We will walk together to school as a group and will be greeted by school staff upon arrival.

**We need volunteers to station themselves at the Corinthian and Brown and Corinthian and Parrish intersections at 8am. If you are available to help, please contact Aimee Dugas . **

HSA meeting

Thursday, Oct. 6th, at 6:30pm - Francisville Recreation Center (1737 Francis St.)

Your input and participation will help make Bache-Martin a stronger, more successful school for our children.

Agenda includes:
  • An update from Mr. V
  • Information on school selection process
  • Volunteer opportunities


*If you need to bring your child(ren), there is limited space for quiet play, homework, etc. while we meet.*

First Lego League!

Congratulations to the following students, who have been selected to participate in this year's First Lego League!

Kenneth Walker - 5th
Micah McCrea - 8th
Demetrius Harmon - 4th
Adah D'Alba - 4th
Jaiden Pauling - 4th
Leo Cerrai - 4th
Isiaha Horton - 6th
Demetrius Montague - 5th

Don't forget the first meeting will be on Tuesday, October 11th in Rm. 131 after school.

School Selection is NOW OPEN!

Do you live out of catchment? Is your student entering High School next fall?  School selection opens today at 5pm, and ends on November 14 at 5pm. 

The process is now completely online, all you need is to fill out the application, which can be found by clicking on this link .

Middle School Parents:  Ms. Cocca will be leading a group of students to the High School Fair, which will take place on October 14, and 15, at the Convention Center. More information will be available shortly.

Villanova Day of Service - Thank you!

On Saturday, Sept. 24th, the Villanova Women's Basketball team, Villanova staff, their families and friends, joined Bache-Martin families for the Villanova Day of Service.

The garden was weeded, mulched, and re-planted. Garden paths were added for the tigers to explore, seating (plus hidden table space!) was added, and old garden furniture given new life by panting it.

Thank you to everyone that participated on Saturday, our Tigers will have such a fun time exploring nature thanks to YOU!

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Back to School Night

Thank you to everyone who came to Back to School Night! We hope you had a chance to chat with all your student's teachers, and see some of their work so far!

If you didn't get a chance, or forgot to obtain a teacher's contact information, please remember that we have the school directory   for you!


Thank you for the amazing support on our music fundraisers! in 24hrs we were able to not only reach, but exceed our goal! We are lucky to be surrounded by such a supportive community!

Our K-4 science teacher, Ms. McCracken has a new fundraiser challenge for us:

This fundraiser will allow the K-4th students to learn about geology. Our youngest tigers will be able to learn about erosion, deposition and stream flow all while being engaged with a hands on visual.

....And, if you donate, before September 29th, your donation will be doubled. *Just enter the code LIFTOFF on the payment page* .

A big thank you to all those that helped our previous fundraisers, and please spread the word of these new fundraisers to family and friends!  We cannot make this happen without your help!
HSA Packet

By now you should have received an informative packet from the HSA; please fill it out, and return it to your child(ren)'s teacher! If you have misplaced the packet, you can download it here .

Your involvement is critical on your student's and the school's success! You CAN make a difference! 

First day of Kindergarten

We hope the first days of Kindergarten have gone well for all of our youngest students! 

...once again, welcome to the Bache-Martin Family; we look forward to working with all of you!

The first day of school has arrived! We hope everyone had a wonderful summer!

We hope Positive Movement Drill Team's welcome got you energized for a wonderful first day of school!
​​Please note that there are some changes to the arrival/departure procedures, so please make sure your student goes to the correct location!

Please expect detailed information/enrollment links to be up by the end of August. For more details please visit the School/After School Programs tab .

As of right now, enrollment is already open for

  • Bache-Martin Extended Day Program << Waitlist only!
  • Fairmount Art Center (pickup at our school)
  • Snapology << Program Full!
  • Soccer Shots
  • Girls on the Run
  • Philadelphia City Rowing
  • Mi Casita Spanish Immersion Program <
  • ZoomBallet
  • Young Rembrandts
  • Y-Achievers
  • Spark Program
  • ​Yoga Habit

....and stay tuned for more programs (including some new ones) as well!

The supply lists have arrived, please go and check what your student will need this school year (under the Parents tab, see "Supply Lists" or follow the link above).

New Faculty

We are excited to welcome nine new members to the school's faculty and staff in the upcoming year! 

To find out more about them, go to the New Faculty page, and please help us welcome Ms. Cocca, Ms. Donahue, Ms. Imbriglia, Ms. McCraken, Ms. Sheehy, Ms. White, Mr. Zembroski, Mr. Jenkins, and Ms. Wimberly into our community!

Walnut Street Theatre news
In addition to our new faculty, please help us welcome Ms. Amanda Pasquini, our new Education Apprentice through the Walnut Street Theatre partnership. 

She is a recent graduate of the Pennsylvania State University and a native of South Jersey. While at Penn State, she studied Secondary Education with a concentration in English and Theatre. Amanda’s love for theatre began with performing. Now, she mostly focuses on teaching and directing. She has directed multiple shows for both adults and children. Amanda began her apprenticeship at the end of June and will be with the Walnut until May. She is very excited to work with the student of Bache-Martin for this upcoming school year.

Reminders: 3rd, 6th, and 7th grade

Don't forget, that incoming students in these grades will need the following upon their return, in September.

  • 3rd Graders - a current dental exam
  • 6th Graders - an up-to-date physical and proof of Meningitis shot with TDAP booster.
  • 7th Graders - a current dental exam

If you have misplaced the forms, please go to the Parents tab to download them, or you can find them on the Philadelphia School District website .

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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