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.
There WILL be CARES on Wednesday, November 26th. School dismisses at 11:30 a.m. on this day (11:15 a.m. for Pre-K and Kindergarten). If your child will be attending CARES, please remember to pack a lunch.
All outstanding balances should be paid as soon as possible. If you are not sure of your balance, please contact Mrs. Sacidor ASAP at email@example.com.
The Scrip Office will be closed on Thursday, November 27th, in observance of Thanksgiving, and from December 25th through January 4th in observance of the Christmas holidays and New Year's.
If you need scrip for Thanksgiving, your pre-order must be received by Friday, November 21st. Orders placed by this date will be sent home on Wednesday, November 26th.
The last pre-order guaranteed to arrive before Christmas break is due by Sunday, December 14th.
Please remember that, in order to maintain your "good steward" tuition rate, each family must purchase at least $50 per week in scrip ($200 per month). Think about what you spend on weekly groceries and a fill-up at the gas station. Why not buy scrip to make those purchases? Scrip is the same as cash, but you earn tuition credit with every purchase. The more you purchase, the more you earn!
Taco Special Lunch
Home & School is sponsoring a Taco Special Lunch on Thursday, December 4th. The cost is $3.00 for members and $4.00 for non-members and includes two tacos and a drink. Additional tacos are $1.00 each. You may combine your order in one envelope if you have more than one child, however, EACH CHILD NEEDS TO HAVE HIS/HER OWN ORDER FORM in order to pick up his/her lunch. Please send exact amount as change cannot be given.
Your lunch order should be placed in an envelope addressed to the attention of Tracy Brown - Special Lunch. All orders must be received by Wednesday, November 26th.
Thank you for supporting Home & School!
Santa is Coming to St. Martha's!!!
The St. Martha 8th Grade Class of 2015 invites you to have "Lunch with Santa" on Sunday, December 7th from 1:00 through 3:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall.
Tickets are $8.00 in advance or $10.00 at the door. Adults and children under the age of one are free! Ticket price includes lunch, beverages, treats, face painting, games, crafts, cookie decorating, reindeer food, and a visit with Santa. Additional food and drinks will be available for purchase. Pictures with Santa will cost an additional $5.00.
For more information, please call the school office at 215-632-0320. Thank you for supporting the Class of 2015!
Christmas with the Kids!
It's the most wonderful time of the year! Our students in Kindergarten through 8th Grade will be performing for us, once again, in their annual holiday show, Christmas with the Kids!
The show will be held on Monday, December 22nd, at 6:30 p.m. in Archbishop Ryan High School's auditorium. Tickets are $2.00 per person. Children 5 and younger are free. The last day to pre-purchase tickets through school will be Friday, December 19th. Tickets at the door will be $4.00 each. Due to the large crowd, no tickets will be held at the door for any family. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Suzanne Blesi Memorial Scholarship Fund.
All the teachers and their students work very hard to prepare this show each year. It's thoroughly entertaining and a great way to get in the holiday spirit! We hope you and your families will mark this date on your calendar and join us for what promises to be a great night!
Dancing Classrooms Philly
Move over Dancing with the Stars! St. Martha's 5th Grade is participating in ballroom dancing lessons through the Dancing Classrooms Philly program. This program was awarded to us through the Connelly Foundation. It was started in 1994 in New York City by Pierre Dulaine, a world champion ballroom dancer. Today, more than 25 cities across North America and 5 internationally are participating in a Dancing Classrooms program.
Our 5th grade students are learning the merengue, foxtrot, rumba, tango, swing, and waltz, along with selected "sugar" dances, such as the heel-toe polka, the stomp, and the electric slide. The program takes place in the cafeteria during the regular school day twice a week. Dancing Classrooms Philly fosters respect, team work, and a sense of joy and accomplishment that we believe every child should experience!
At the end of the program, there will be a culminating event at each school. Parents, friends, and family are invited to watch the children perform the dances they have learned.
Check out the video below to see what 5th grade has been learning!