St. Martha Parish School

Providing excellence in Catholic education since 1967

St. Martha Students:
Learning, Serving, and Worshiping Together!


"Faith in our students - Confidence in our future"

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.

Our Mission

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.

Information and Upcoming Events

Scrip Reminders

  • All families were required to purchase a minimum of $2,600 for the 2014-2015 school year.  This amount must be reached by the end of April in order to qualify for the "Good Steward" tuition rate for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The Scrip Office will be closed Thursday, April 2nd until Sunday, April 5th in observance of Holy Week.  Pre-Orders for the following week can be turned in on Wednesday, April 1st or Monday, April 6th.
  • The last pre-order guaranteed before Easter MUST be turned in this Friday, March 27th.  NO LATE ORDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

Open House

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

Joanne Trusdell at 215-632-2914 or

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!

Tuition Raffle

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!

Paint Night

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

  • Outside events (long run and dash) will take place from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. on St. Martha's lawn
  • Inside events for Grades 1 - 4 will take place from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 Noon in the gym

Wednesday, May 13th
  • Inside events for Grades 5 - 8 will take place from 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. in the gym
  • A free barbecue lunch will be provided at 12:00 noon for the entire school! Lunch will include your child's choice of a hot dog or hamburger, a bag of chips, a water bottle and a freeze pop.  This is our gift to all our SMS students!

Red & White has always been a favorite tradition among the students at SMS and Mrs. Donofry  and our teachers try their very best to make it a fun experience for everyone!  Please keep in mind that as our school changes and evolves, so will some of our much-loved traditions.  Thank you for supporting us in our efforts to keep these traditions alive and allowing us to show our students what school spirit is all about!