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On this #GivingTuesday eve, Friends of Bache-Martin would like to recognize the contributions of its community and supporters. In our first fiscal year, which ended June 30, $62,790 was raised to support programming and educational needs at Bache-Martin. Musical Instruments – More than $8,000 raised in just over 24 hours to help replace, repair and replenish the school’s band and string instruments. Teacher Coaching – $26,000 raised to fund a part-time professional development coach for teachers. Chromebooks and supplies – $10,000 was raised to help the school achieve its goal of having at least five Chromebooks in each classroom. Funds allowed for the purchase of 20 Chromebooks, 3 laptop carts, 80 headphones and peripherals. SPARK program – we received a grant from the Alston-Beech Foundation to help fund a mentoring program for 7th graders. After-school programming – Post Brothers generously supported a basketball program led by Give and Go Athletics for 40 students 3rd - 8th grades Full details In The News http://ow.ly/UMIQ30gQS4U
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The Rotary Club of Philadelphia http://ow.ly/qtkM30gF48o spent a Day of Service at Bache-Martin on Friday. Members of the Rotary including Bill Thomas, pictured below, read books to our K-2 students. This Day of Service is part of the Rotary Club's $5,000 donation to Friends of Bache-Martin this past June. Rotary Club members took a tour of the the school ending in the Library with a presentation commemorating the Rotary Club's partnership with Bache-Martin. Bill Thomas (Rotary), Principal Mark Vitvitsky, Assistant Principal Dr. Danielle Merritt, and Lisa Zaborowski (Rotary) are featured below. Friends of Bache-Martin give thanks to the Rotary Club http://ow.ly/soqq30gF4bK for enhancing children's literacy and the love of reading in our community.
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