Principal: Mrs. Karen A. Donofry
St. Martha Parish School provides excellence in Catholic education in a caring and safe environment and offers classes for Grades Pre-K through 8. Students are expected to arrive at 7:45 AM each day. Daily prayers and announcements are made at 7:55 AM. Any student arriving after 7:55 AM is considered late. Classes begin promptly at 8:00 AM and dismissal is at 2:30 PM. For safety purposes, Pre-K and Kindergarten classes dismiss at 2:15 PM.
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St. Martha Parish School is an elementary school whose mission is to teach the message and values of Jesus Christ in an environment where all students feel accepted, fulfilled, and loved. We are committed to providing an enriching atmosphere which encourages academic success. We strive to work in partnership with families to foster the Catholic community of school, home, and parish.
SCHOOL CLOSED - TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10
All Philadelphia Public and Archdiocesan schools are closed today. Therefore, the 8th Grade Pizza Lunch scheduled for today will now be held tomorrow. Please drive safely if you need to be on the roads and we will see you tomorrow.
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Dress Code for December 10 through 13
Instead of regular uniforms, students may wear their gym clothes (SMS sweatpants and sweatshirts or t-shirts) to school this week. On Friday, December 13, students may wear a Christmas shirt with their SMS sweatpants. Thank you, Mrs. Donofry!!!
8th Grade Pizza Lunches - December 10 (rescheduled for December 11) and 17
The 8th Grade Class of 2014 is sponsoring weekly pizza lunches. The cost for each is $3.00 and includes two slices of pizza and a drink. Additional slices can be purchased for $1.50 each.
Please send money and order forms to school in an envelope marked "8th Grade Pizza Lunch" to the attention of Tim Rola, Room 8-1. Please also be sure to include the date of the pizza lunch on the order form so there are no mix-ups.
Thank you for your support of the Class of 2014!
Home & School Special Lunch - Pizza
Home & School is hosting a taco lunch on Thursday, December 19, 2013. The cost is $3.00 for members and $4.00 for non-members and includes two tacos and a drink. Additional slices can be purchased for $1.00 each. All orders must be received by Friday, December 13 and should be addressed to the attention of Tracy Brown - Special Lunch.
Holiday Scrip News
Now is the perfect time to start stocking up for all your shopping and gift-giving essentials, and pre-ordering through our office is the perfect solution to guarantee all those needs are met. Simply place your scrip order by Monday morning and pick up as early as Thursday evening!
Our pre-order guaranteed deadline for Christmas is Monday, December 16.
Need an account with us? Sign up now to start earning credit toward next year's tuition. Visit the "Scrip" tab of our website to learn more!
Please note that the Scrip Office will be closed for Christmas from December 26th through 30th.
Santa is Coming to St. Martha's!
Please join us for "Lunch with Santa," hosted by the 8th Grade Class of 2014, on Sunday, December 15 from 12:00 until 4:00 pm in the Parish Hall. Tickets are $10.00 in advance or $12.00 at the door. Adults and children under the age of one are free.
Ticket price includes lunch, beverages, treats, face painting, games, crafts, and brand new this year - a reindeer food bar! Additional chicken nuggets, chips, and soda will be available for purchase. Chances will also be sold for raffle baskets and a candy jar contest!
For more information, please call the school office at 215-632-0320. Merry Christmas from the Class of 2014!
Christmas with the Kids - Save the Date!
St. Martha's annual "Christmas with the Kids" show will be held on Monday, December 16 at 6:00 pm in Archbishop Ryan's Auditorium. Permission slips were sent home with the children on Wednesday, November 13 and must be signed and returned to school in order for your child to participate. Information on tickets and prices will be available shortly. Mark your calendars and plan on attending as the students and faculty of St. Martha Parish School spread some holiday cheer!!!
In order to build and maintain a current list of St. Martha Parish School alumni, a "Contact Us" button has been added to our website. If you attended St. Martha Parish School and would like us to contact you regarding special events such as reunions, the carnival, school and parish fundraisers, etc., please click on the "Contact Us" button located on the right side of the screen and fill out the attached form. We would love to hear from you!!!
Altar Server Schedule
Please click on the following link to view our Fall/Winter Altar Server Schedule.
Mothers' Prayer Group
St. Martha's Mothers' Prayer Group meets on the first and third Monday of each month from 7:30 through 8:30 PM in the chapel on the first floor of the school. We pray for our children and the intentions of each other. Join us! For additional information, please call Margaret Breen at 215-637-5666.