11321 Academy Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154
School Office: 215-632-0320
Scrip Office: 215-632-5821
Principal: Mrs. Karen A. Donofry
All students entering Kindergarten, 6th Grade, and high school need physicals with their shot records on file. Any student entering the school district for the first time, regardless of grade, also needs a physical with his/her shot record on file. All students entering Kindergarten, 3rd, and 7th Grade need dental exams on file. Students will be given forms prior to leaving school in June.
Students who will be taking medication, such as an inhaler, while in school, need a completed MED-1 form on file. This form contains the doctor's order and gives me and the school your permission to treat your child in your absence. This form is available in the main office.
The school store is open and ready to assist you and your child in purchasing school supplies. The following are available for your convenience:
Markers (wide or thin)
3 x 5 cards (white)
3 x 5 cards (colored)
Wooden Pencils (2)
If you wish to purchase supplies from the school store, please write your child's name and room number on an envelope, along with the desired item(s) and quantity you wish to purchase, amount enclosed, and include your cash payment. Exact change or small bills will be much appreciated. Orders should be turned in to your child's homeroom teacher in the morning. Once ready, your order will be delivered to your child's homeroom teacher for distribution.
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 7:50 AM. Any student arriving after 7:45 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.
For information on tuition, please click on the related sub-page under the "About Us" tab.
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.
We will be hosting an Open House for Pre-K, Kindergarten, and First Grade on Wednesday, April 22nd at 7:00 p.m. Our principal, Mrs. Donofry, and the teachers will be available to answer your questions and show you their classrooms. Mrs. Gilbert will also be available to answer any questions you may have concerning registration, tuition, and after school care. Come out and meet the teachers, have some refreshments, and learn more about St. Martha Parish School!
Third Grade's Historical Living Museum
St. Martha Parish School is back in the Northeast Times again! Miss Sassa's Third Grade class presented an historical living museum to faculty, students, parents, and visitors on March 13th. The children dressed as their favorite historical characters and answered questions from the audience. Another proud moment for SMS!
Click here to see the Northeast Times article.
Father Al Receives Commendation
It was a fantastic way to kick-off Catholic Schools Week! Father Al was presented with a commendation from Chris Mominey and Sister Edward William Quinn, both of the Office of Catholic Education for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. He received this commendation for his involvement and leadership as pastor of St. Martha Parish School. Way to go, Father Al!
To read the Northeast Times article, please click here. To see pictures of Catholic Schools Week events and other school happenings, please click on our "Photo Gallery" tab at the top of this page.
8th Grade Pizza Lunches
The Class of 2015 is hosting Pizza Special Lunches each Friday during Lent. The next one will be held on March 27th. The cost is $3.00 and includes two slices of plain or white pizza and a drink. Additional slices can be purchased for $1.00 each. You may combine your orders in one envelope if you have more than one child; however, each child needs to have their own order form to pick up their lunch.
All orders should be addressed to the attention of Maria Gilbert - 8th Grade Special Lunch.
Thank you for supporting the Class of 2015!
Ticket Picnic and Auction
Save the date for the St. Martha's 4th Annual Ticket Picnic and Auction which will be held on Saturday, March 28th, in the Parish Hall. You can preview the prizes at 6:00 p.m. and the auction will begin at 7:00 p.m. Come join us for a fun-filled, prize-winning evening of fun! Advance tickets are $20 each and tickets at the door will be $25. Price includes admission, lite picnic fare, drinks, and 10 basket auction tickets.
Some of the prizes this year include $3,000 in tuition credit, a Samsung 10.1 Galaxy Tab 4, theater tickets, golf, a chance to watch July 4th fireworks aboard the tall ship Gazela, a weekend getaway, gift cards to favorite retailers, and much, much more!
Any donations you can make would be greatly appreciated! Below are some things you can do now to make this parish fundraiser a success:
Consider donating Live, Silent, or Basket Auction items such as themed baskets, show/museum/sporting event tickets, monetary or gift card donations, memorabilia, service related donations, etc.
Take a "slice of watermelon" from the "picnic basket" located in the choir area of church and return the noted item by Sunday, March 22nd.
Donate new or gently used baskets. All sizes, shapes, and materials can be used.
Spread the word! Tell your neighbors, family, friends, and coworkers about the auction. Ask them if they could make a donation or buy a ticket.
Please contact Sue Pavucek or Joanne Trusdell should you have any questions or need additional information:
Sue Pavucek at 215-632-5107 or email@example.com
Joanne Trusdell at 215-632-2914 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing many of you there on March 28th! It's always a great time and we thank you for supporting one of St. Martha's biggest and most important fundraisers!
The Fourth Annual St. Martha Ticket Picnic and Auction is sponsoring a Tuition Raffle in loving memory of Bill Harrison.
The raffle consists of three drawings for $1,000 each in tuition credit to be applied directly to school for the 2015-2016 academic year. Eligibility is limited to current students attending St. Martha Parish School or alumni who are attending a Catholic or Archdiocesan high school only. If a winner does not meet this criteria, another winner will be selected.
Winners will be drawn and announced the night of the auction, March 28th. Please note that three winners will be drawn from one ticket pool and they need not be present to win.
Tuition raffle tickets are being sold through school for $10.00 each. The more tickets you buy, the more chances you have to win! Click here to download your order form and good luck!!!
Home & School Special Lunches
As you know, our Home & School Board is trying something new by hosting special lunches weekly throughout the month of April. All order forms are due back by Wednesday, March 25th, along with payment. Please note that NO LATE ORDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED. The lunches being offered are:
Tuesday, April 7th - Tacos - includes two tacos and a drink
Thursday, April 16th - 2 Burgers or 8-piece Chicken Nuggets - includes two burgers, chips, and a drink OR two 4-piece chicken nuggets, chips, and a drink
Thursday, April 23rd - Steak Sandwich - includes one sandwich, chips, and a drink
Thursday, April 30th - Chicken Sandwich and Side Salad - includes one sandwich, a side salad, and a drink
If Home & School gets enough positive feedback about weekly special lunches, they will host them throughout the 2015-2016 school year! As always, thanks for supporting Home & School!
Home & School is hosting a Paint Night under the direction of the Blooming Artist Studio. "Budding" artists will be painting the Cherry Blossom picture shown on the left.
This event will be held in the Parish Hall on Friday, April 10th, and the cost is $35 per person. This price includes painting supplies, snacks, and soda. It is a BYOB event, so feel free to bring your favorite beverages and snacks!
There are only 50 seats available and spots will be filled on a first come, first served basis. The final date to register is Wednesday, March 25th. Please contact Tracey Drea at 215-632-0320 for more information.
SMS Fun Day and Flea Market
Our Annual Fun Day and Flea Market will be held on Wednesday, April 29th. Help us get ready by cleaning out your closets, basements, and garages. Your donations of gently used books, games, and toys are appreciated! No stuffed animals, please. Receive ten free tickets by putting your child's name on your donation.
Volunteers are always welcome! Please send a note to Mrs. Kroemer, 5th grade teacher, if you'd like to volunteer.
Red & White Events
This year, Red & White events will be held during the day on Tuesday, May 12th and Wednesday, May 13th. The Red & White schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, May 12th