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.
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
Friday, April 24th - 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 Skating Night
Home & School is hosting an Ice Skating Night for all SMS families on Friday, April 17th from 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. at the Flyers Skate Zone. Admission is absolutely free so come on out and enjoy a family fun night at the rink! Flyers Skate Zone is located at 10990 Decatur Road in Northeast Philadelphia. If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Goldstein, our new Home & School President, at 267-939-9766 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Red & White will be now be held as a one day/night event. Grades 1-4 will compete in the morning, followed by a barbecue lunch for all, and grades 5-8 will compete in the evening.
Evening events will be something for the younger children to look forward to when they enter 5th grade. Because of our smaller faculty, we need your help. Please offer your time volunteering for the morning events, lunch, or evening events. Having Red & White as a one day event will only be successful if we can depend on our parents for their help. As always, thank you for supporting SMS!