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.
Catholic Schools Week Mass
Catholic Schools Week was kicked off with 10:00 Mass on Sunday, January 25th. Our 8th graders served as greeters, ushers, readers, and gift bearers. Grace Scanlon, in 7th grade, did an excellent job as cantor. It was wonderful to see so many of our school families in attendance as Father Al received a commendation from Mr. Chris Mominey and Sr. Edward William Quinn of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia for his leadership as pastor of St. Martha Parish School. It was a fantastic start to a very busy and exciting week of activities celebrating Catholic education!
Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge, and Service
St. Martha Parish School will be celebrating Catholic Schools Week beginning with 10:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, January 25th. The schedule of events for the week is as follows:
Sunday, Jan. 25th
Monday, Jan. 26th
Tuesday, Jan. 27th
Wednesday, Jan. 28th
Thursday, Jan. 29th
Friday, Jan. 30th
8th Grade Mass - 10:00 a.m.
Open House/Registration/Continental Breakfast - 11:00 a.m. Enjoy breakfast with the family, tour the school, check out the Door Decorating Contest and vote for your favorite, and pre-register for the 2015-2016 school year ($50 deposit required). Qualified families who pre-register will be entered into a drawing to receive one of two $500 tuition credits to be applied toward next year's tuition! A third family will win $175 to apply toward their fees! Look for the flyer that was sent home through school for more information or to see if your family qualifies.
Dress Down Day (no cost) - Show your SMS pride by wearing your favorite SMS t-shirt or sweatshirt!
These two events have been rescheduled to next Tuesday, February 3rd, due to the snow day.
Mismatch Day - Students may take advantage of this opportunity to dress CRAZY! Creativity is strongly encouraged! Please note that colored hairspray is permitted; however, no traces should be visible on Wednesday (back to reality).
Faculty vs. 8th Grade Volleyball Game - The game will be held in the gym at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and admission is $1.00. All proceeds benefit the Suzanne M. Blesi Scholarship Fund. Show your school spirit by cheering on the faculty and students! There will be a special half-time performance by our 8th graders! The kitchen will be open for dinner, snacks, and drinks!!!
Dress Down Day (no cost) - Let's celebrate America, a nation where we are free to live as Catholics, by wearing red, white, and blue!
Lunch with the Principal - A student from each grade will have the opportunity to eat lunch with the principal. Lunch will be provided for these lucky students! (Hmmmm...sounds a little like detention, except for the free lunch!)
Ice Cream Treat - All students will receive ice cream donated by the Home & School Association during their lunch period. Thanks Home & School!
Spaghetti Dinner/Book Fair - See information below.
Student Appreciation Day - We love our students!!!
Color Games - Students in grades Pre-K through 4 will participate in the Color Games beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the gym. Please have your child wear the color assigned to his/her grade: Pre-K - Yellow; Kindergarten - Blue; 1st Grade - Red; 2nd Grade - Green, 3rd Grade - Orange, 4th Grade - Black.
Dance-a-thon - Students in grades 5 through 8, who purchased at least one $5.00 sponsor ticket, will participate in the Dance-a-thon at 11:30 a.m. in the Parish Hall. Students in these grades will have an early lunch at 10:30 a.m. Meatball sandwiches ($2.00), snacks, and drinks will be sold during the dance.
Teacher Appreciation Day - Let your teachers know they are appreciated!!! Make them a card, give them a hug, or just say "thank you." They play an important role in the lives of our children and they deserve our thanks. SMS teachers are THE BEST!
School Liturgy - Grades K-8 at 8:15 a.m.
11:30 a.m. Dismissal - a great way to end a great and busy week of celebrating Catholic schools!
Spaghetti Dinner/Book Fair
It's time, once again, for our annual Spaghetti Dinner/Book Fair! This event will take place on Wednesday, January 28th in the Parish Hall from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. with the last seating at 6:30. The price is $6.00 per person for those 6 and older and $3.00 per person for those 5 and under. This price includes salad, bread, pasta, meatballs, coffee, tea, soda, and dessert. Ticket orders must be placed through school by January 23rd. No tickets will be sold at the door.
Why cook when you can have a delicious dinner served by our wonderful, fun-loving faculty? Before or after dinner, take some time to browse through our annual Book Fair. You'll be sure to find some great reading for the kids!
All proceeds from the Book Fair benefit our school library and any profit from the spaghetti dinner will be put toward the Sue Blesi Memorial Scholarship Fund. Come on out and mingle with your friends and neighbors! It's always a great time! As always, thank you for supporting St. Martha Parish School!
Stock Up on Stock's Pound Cake!
Our Knights of Columbus Mary Queen of Angels Council is sponsoring a Stock's pound cake fundraiser! Please click here for more information or if you'd like to place an order. Cakes are $12 each and orders must be placed by January 28th. Cakes will be available for pick-up after each Mass on February 7th and 8th. Thanks for supporting our Knights!
Wendy's Chicken Nuggets Lunch
Home & School is hosting a Wendy's Chicken Nuggets Special Lunch on Thursday, February 5th. The cost is $4.00 for members and $5.00 for non-members and includes one 5-piece order of chicken nuggets, chips, and a drink. Additional orders of nuggets can be purchased for $1.00 each. You may combine your order 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 must be received by Friday, January 30th and should be addressed to the attention of Tracy Brown - Special Lunch.
Thank you for supporting Home & School!
Father & Daughter Dance
Home & School is sponsoring its 3rd Annual Father & Daughter Dance on Saturday, February 7th from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall, immediately following the 5:00 p.m. Mass. Attire is dressy/casual and the cost is $30 per family for members or $35 per family for non-members. The price includes admission for one parent/adult and daughter(s), food, and one 5x7 picture.
Tickets will not be sold at the door so get yours ASAP!
Please note that if a father is unable to attend, any close male is able to stand in and attend in his place with the children.
The girls of SMS love this event so they can have a "date night" with their daddies! Remember, dads, you're making memories that last a lifetime!
Thank you for supporting St. Martha's Home & School Association!