Bache-Martin Elementary School
2201 Brown Street  
Philadelphia, PA  19130
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Welcome to Kindergarten at Bache-Martin!

Hello NEW Tiger Parents! We know you have many questions about starting school, this is why we created this page for you!

While most of this information can be found in the pull down menu in our Parents  Section ( Open Houses Afterschool Programs , Supply Lists , and Resources),  we decided to put it in one page as we know how the first day can be. 

In addition to this page having useful information to get your Tiger ready for their first days of school, we also have information on how to volunteer . We encourage you to get involved; even just an hour or two make a difference, not only in your child's education, but in the building of a stronger school community. 

Last, but not least, we would love it for you to join us for our Kindergarten Welcome Breakfast. This will take place on the First Day of Kindergarten, right after drop-off, at the Martin Auditorium. 

We look forward to meeting you!

Kindergarten 2018-2019

Parent-Teacher Interviews

The Kindergarten teachers will start calling all of the Kindergarten parents starting August,  on that call you will find out:

  • Who your child's teacher will be.
  • You will be able to schedule the parent-teacher interviews.

​Please note that it is mandatory that your child attends the interview. The interviews will take no longer than 30 minutes.

Kindergarten Meet and Greet

Are you new to the area? Would you like to meet more parents of the incoming Kindergarten class? Want your student to meet his classmates? Join us for the Kindergarten Meet and Greet!

For the 2018-2019 school year, this will be on Wednesday, September 22, at 4:30pm at the Playpen (22nd and Brown)

In addition to this event for Kindergarten students, you can also join us in any of the many social events the HSA organizes through the school year. 

All of these events can be found in the front page , where we give a quick view of what's coming up, in our calendar page where we have ALL of the events happening this year, and (new this year) you can even add the calendar to your electronic device by following the instructions at the bottom of the calendar  page!! 

Supply Lists

Back to school sales are happening, do you know what to buy?  We have a Supply List page; but for your convenience, we've gathered the Kindergarten lists here as well. For all of our Kindergarten students you will need:

  • Homeroom Supply list
  • Science Supply list
  • Art List 
  • REQUIRED: Please send in a change of underwear, socks, pants, and shorts in a ziploc bag with your child’s name on the bag (in case of accidents or spills). It does not have to be uniform clothing. 

You can find these, and all the rest of our school's list in the Supply List tab.  

School Hours

What are the school's hours? How early/ late can I pick up and drop off?

  • School and cafteria doors open at 8am, breakfast starts at 8:10am.
  • The school day starts at 8:26am. Please make sure your student is at school before that time!
  • School ends at 3:00pm for K students, 3:05 for the rest of the students.
Below you can find the arrival and dismissal procedures, which can also be found on our main Parents Page. 

Student Arrival and Dismissal Procedures for 2018-2019

​​School starts at 8:26am and ends at 3:05pm.  Please ensure that your student arrives on time and ready to learn!

Arrival - Doors open at 8:00am

  • Kindergarten through 4th grade - Martin Cafeteria (doors at 23rd and Parrish Streets)
  • 5th through 8th grade students - Bache Cafeteria (doors at 22nd and Brown Streets)

Note:  All students will be offered breakfast in the morning.  Breakfast starts at 8:10am and ends at 8:26am.

Dismissal - 3pm for Kindergarten, 3:05pm for the rest of the grades

  • Kindergarten-1st Grade - Doors at 22nd and Brown (NE Corner) 
  • 2nd - Doors at 23rd and Brown
  • 3rd-4th Grade - Martin Cafeteria
  • 5th - 8th Grade - Doors at 22nd and Brown (SE Corner)

Note:  Any students not picked up promptly will be escorted to the Martin Cafeteria.  If you are picking up students from the cafeteria, you will be asked to provide identification and sign your children out.

Signing up for After School Programs 

Will you need after care, one, two, or all 5 days? We have a variety of wonderful programs that you might sign up your Tiger for.

If you'd like to participate in Bache-Martin's Extended Day Program, we suggest you sign up as soon as possible, as it fills up fast.

You will find all the details about any of our After School Programs (descriptions, duration, cost and registration links/forms) in our After School Programs tab.

Uniform Policy for 2018-2019


  • Navy polo (long or short sleeves)
  • Khaki pants, shorts or skirts


  • Navy polo (long or short sleeves)
  • Khaki pants or shorts

  • Any color sneakers or shoes with backs. No CROCS, sandals, flip-flops, open-backed, open-toed or shoes with high heels/platforms.
  • If your child cannot tie his/her shoes independently, we kindly ask that you send your child to school in Velcro shoes for safety precautions.  

Physical Education Uniform:

  • Yellow Bache-Martin t-shirt
  • Navy sweatpants or shorts

Required: as mentioned under supply lists; please send in a change of underwear, socks, pants, and shorts in a ziploc bag with your child’s name on the bag (in case of accidents or spills). It does not have to be uniform clothing. (This was already mentioned in supply lists above)

Buying gym shirts​​

Where can you pay for the gym shirts?

  • The main office - Obtain the  uniform form from Ms. Sue. The form and payment can be given to her.

  • Send in with your student - Download and fill out the  uniform form , send it to school in an envelope along with payment ($10 per shirt, $15 if long sleeved). Please have your student give the envelope to their teacher.
  • Shirt(s) will be delivered to your student after receipt of form AND payment. If you have any questions about uniforms, please contact Sarah .

You will also have the opportunity to purchase your uniform shirts during the first week of school at drop off (8am-8:30am); as well as during Back To School Night

Please note that uniforms may also be purchased at a retailer of the family's choosing (like   Land's End , if you purchase there,  up to 3% comes back to the school - school #900169459) 

Birthday Celebrations

​Want to celebrate your student's birthday with their classmates?  Birthday celebrations may take place in the classroom between 2:30-3:00pm with prior notice given to the student's classroom teacher. 

What's for lunch?

Want to know what's for breakfast or lunch? Here's this month's school lunch menu!
The Bache-Martin Student and Parent Handbook will be available shortly. It will have useful information for both you and your student(s)