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.
Golf Outing News
The First Annual SMS Golf Outing held on October 13th at the Bensalem Country Club turned out to be a great success in spite of the rain! Congratulations to our winners: Doug Farlow for "Closest to the Pin"; Team Barton for "Lowest Score"; Andrea Kennedy, our only female golfer; and Mike Perce who won the Door Prize.
Thank you to all the golfers and volunteers who helped make this event a success. Many thanks also to the organizations who graciously and generously supported us by sponsoring holes or making donations:
Life Celebration by Givnish
St. Martha Parish
All State Simone Agency - Lou Simone (215-413-5800)
Flynn & O'Hara Uniforms
St. Martha's Home & School Association
Blue Chip Copying & Printing
Barclay Water Treatment
Knights of Columbus - Mary Queen of Angels Council
Mike Stack - 100 pretzels
TD Bank - golf towels and tees
Bensalem Township Country Club - two rounds of golf and a cart
Mrs. Ruthanne Nash - beverage cart
Our Development Director, Tracey Drea, did an excellent job organizing her first golf outing and everyone is already looking forward to doing it again next year!
Steak Sandwich Special Lunch - Order Form
Home & School is sponsoring a Steak Sandwich Special Lunch on Thursday, October 30th. The cost is $5.00 for members and $6.00 for non-members and includes a sandwich, chips, and a drink. Additional sandwiches are $2.00 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, October 22nd.
Thank you for supporting Home & School!
Pumpkin Face Contest - Entry Form
Student Council invites everyone to participate in its annual Pumpkin Face Contest being held on Thursday, October 30th. Once again, we expect an amazingly creative collection of pumpkins! We would love to have 100% participation in this event, so families, groups of students, or individuals are encouraged to enter. As you can see from the picture, the bar is set very high as our SMS families take this competition very seriously each year! Choose from five different categories for your entry: Most Creative, Scariest, Food/Treats/Candy, Animation/Cartoons/Movies, and Animals. There will be four winners in each category. If a category has more than 20 entries, additional ribbons will be awarded.
All pumpkins must be removed from school no later than 2:00 p.m. If your entry is large, heavy, or cumbersome, please make arrangements for an older student or an adult to pick it up. Due to school being closed on Friday, October 31st, any pumpkins remaining after 2:30 p.m. will be discarded.
Entry forms are being sent home with the students. Good luck and be creative!
Wendy's Burgers Special Lunch
Home & School is sponsoring a Wendy's Burgers Special Lunch on Thursday, November 6th. The cost is $3.00 for members and $4.00 for non-members and includes two burgers, chips, and a drink. Additional burgers 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, October 29th.
Thank you for supporting Home & School!
Meatball Sandwich Lunch
The SMS yearbook staff is sponsoring a meatball sandwich lunch on Monday, November 10th. The cost is $3.00 and includes a sandwich, chips, and a drink. Additional sandwiches can be purchased for $1.50 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 marked "Meatball Sandwich Lunch." All orders are due by Thursday, November 6th.
Thank you for supporting the SMS Yearbook!
Wendy's Chicken Nuggets Special Lunch
Home & School is sponsoring a Wendy's Chicken Nuggets Special Lunch on Wednesday, November 12th. The cost is $4.00 for members and $5.00 for non-members and includes one 5-piece order of nuggets, chips, and a drink. Additional orders of nuggets 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 5th.
Thank you for supporting Home & School!
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!