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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August

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Summer Dining Days
Restaurants all over the neighborhood!
Library Prep Day
12-3pm in the Bache Building Library (2nd floor)
Contact Janice

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Garden Workday
9:00-11:00am
Martin Front Garden

21-24
Classroom Prep Days!
12-5pm all days
Come help our faculty get their classroom ready.

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Kindergarden Meet and Greet
4:30-6pm at the playpen (22nd and Brown).  We look forward to meeting our new families!!!

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First day of school for all students!


School News

Reminder: First Day of school is August 27!!

17 days until the first day of school, is your Tiger ready?

The 2018-2019 school year starts on AUGUST 27, a week BEFORE Labor Day, for ALL students!


Please remember that we need your tiger to be on time, and in uniform, starting the first day.



See you on the 27!!
After School Programs!
Did you know that some after school programs are already available for enrollment? Head over to the After School Program tab to find out which.

We will post additional enrollment information, as it becomes available. 
Help us Put the T in STEM!
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Ms. McCracken (science kindergarten-4th grade) has posted a new fundraiser for her classes!​​

"Bache-Martin has been lucky enough to receive LEGO Education WeDo robots for science class..[]..The WeDo kits allow even the youngest engineers and special education students to build and learn simple programing code. This past year, I was able to use the kits with our 4th grade/AS Inclusion class and am proud to say that all students were actively engaged and challenged in the lessons.

I would love to be able to give that experience to all of our scientists here at Bache as we work to provide more STEM opportunities for them in their K-4 Science special."
School Supply Lists
There are less than 4 weeks until the start of the school year...is your Tiger ready?

We are working with our faculty (yes, even during their vacation) to get school supply lists ready for you ahead of school, so you can take advantage of all of those Back-to-School Sales!

Head over to our Supply Lists page (under the Parents tab), and check if we have yours yet...and don't worry if you don't see it, we will continue to upload them as we get them!
Summer Dining Days
Want to help our school, while dining out?

Come out for the Art Museum Area Dining days ALL Tuesdays during the month of August!

Participating restaurants include  2637brewBar HyggeCrime & Punishment Brewing, Otto's Tap Room Rybrew , South Jazz Kitchen , and Spot Burger.

For more information head over to the  Art Museum Area PHL's website,   and bon appétit!
We need YOU as a coach for GOTR!
Are you interested in inspiring young girls? We need YOU as a coach for GOTR at Bache-Martin!

Girls on the Run Philadelphia is a program that believes that every girl can embrace who she is, can define who she wants to be, can rise to any challenge, can change the world.

In working directly with a team of 3rd-5th grade girls or 6th-8th grade girls, coaches teach them healthy lifestyle lessons while training them for the culminating Girls on the Run 5K. So finding great and reliable coaches is essential!
Coaches do NOT need to be runners. Anyone who is passionate about girl empowerment and wellness will make a great coach. And yes, men can coach too!

If you think you would like to inspire a young girl, sign up now!


For more details about becoming a coach, visit the GOTR websiteor contact Carrie Peck
Summer Library Prep Days
We are looking forward to opening in the fall, and we are so close to our goal; but we still have a lot of work to do!

We need folks to help us sort, label, and enter books into the system! The tasks/slots will be flexible...we just need volunteers ready to help us get the task done! If you have a few minutes next week, please join us! You can let us know ahead of time that you'll be there by clicking here and signing up. 

  • Tuesday July 31, 9am-2pm
  • Wednesday August 1, 9am-2pm
  • Thursday August 2, 9am-2pm
  • Tuesday August 14, 12-3pm

The Bache-Martin Library is on the second floor of the 3 story building. For more information, and to be informed of the next library workday, please contact Ja nice.
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Summer Garden cleanup
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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Summer Reading!
As the 2017-2018 school year wraps up, please remember that we need to keep those minds sharp during the summer!

Last week  Friends of Bache-Martin  picked up 16 boxes containing 952 books from  Tree House Books  in North Philadelphia, to be distributed to each of the K-8 students to take home for the summer!

Treehouse Books has a mission of giving each child in Philadelphia access to books. Besides giving the students some fun books to read over the summer, we felt this would be a great way to get the kids excited about the Bache-Martin library opening in the fall.
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Above is Bache parent Ali Tepper, pictured with Emma Goldstein from Treehouse in front of their storefront on W. Susquehanna Ave., with some of the boxes of books that were donated. 

To the right is Ali, with Jerilyn Dressler, also Bache-Martin parent, and president of Friends of Bache-Martin. Both of them delivered the books to the school, which will be distributed to the students this week!

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!
Field Day - Thank you!
THANK YOU to everyone that volunteered, donated, and helped with the 2018 Field Day!

The kids had a blast, despite the heat and humidity. We are already looking forward to next year...how about you?

Counselor Corner - June 2018
Happy JUNE and Happy SUMMER!

I want to give a HUGE SHOUT OUT to our 8th grade students! Congrats on finishing your time at Bache-Martin! As you continue your journey to high school you should know that the staff at Bache-Martin wish you the best of luck! Work hard and come back to visit!

To all students: I hope that you can look ahead into summer and the next school year with a lot of CONFIDENCE! You’ve learned so much this year and I’ve seen so many of you grow and develop as students and leaders. Be proud of your accomplishments and come into the new school year with CONFIDENCE!

Character theme of the month: Confidence

During the month of June we will focus on CONFIDENCE! Join us in practicing and modeling CONFIDENCE by believing in yourself and telling yourself “I can do it!” click here to continue reading Ms. Cocca's June newsletter!
13 Reasons Why Toolkit
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The second season of this show aired on Netflix earlier in May and mental health professional have advised that parents review the resource guide attached.

As we enter summer, we want to ensure that parents are supported with these resources in the event that any sensitive topics or questions arise as a result of viewing the show. To download the toolkit, click here , or on the image on the right.

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Kindergarten registration opens again on August 6!

If you live in our catchment, and missed the opportunity to register your 5 year old for kindergarten, you can do so starting August 6. 

HOW TO REGISTER? 

You can find what documents are required for registartion  by clicking here.

Please bring the documents to Ms. Sue in the main office between  9am and 11:30am, Monday-Thursday. If those hours do not work for you, please call the school (215) 400-7550 to arrange for an appointment.

The main office is on the Martin building (one story building). Enter through the main entrance on 22nd street and register at the desk.

Class Fundraisers 2018-2019
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Would you like to support the work that Bache-Martin faculty is doing? Here are a few chances to do so; remember, every little bit helps!

Help us Put the T in STEM!
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Ms. McCracken (science kindergarten-4th grade) has posted a new fundraiser for her classes!​​

"Bache-Martin has been lucky enough to receive LEGO Education WeDo robots for science class..[]..The WeDo kits allow even the youngest engineers and special education students to build and learn simple programing code. This past year, I was able to use the kits with our 4th grade/AS Inclusion class and am proud to say that all students were actively engaged and challenged in the lessons.

I would love to be able to give that experience to all of our scientists here at Bache as we work to provide more STEM opportunities for them in their K-4 Science special."
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!

Boxtops Contest!

Help your child's classroom win the
Box Tops Collection Competition by clipping and submitting.

Last school year, we earned $416.20 for our school from Box Tops and used the money for classroom supplies. This school year, our goal is to earn $1,000+!!

Clipping Box Tops is an easy way to help earn cash for our school. Each one is worth 10¢ for our school! Even just one Box Top helps, so please collect them, and send them in the Box Tops bag that came home with your student in the fall. 


Don't forget, if you get your neighbors, family, and friends to help you collect you can really help your class win more prizes, and, in turn, help raise more money for Bache-Martin.  Contact Nicole, for more information
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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