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There are a variety of ways to keep up to date with Masterman information

posted Oct 20, 2017, 9:43 AM by Mike Hoffberg   [ updated Dec 10, 2017, 6:02 PM ]

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Easy Ways to Help Masterman:

posted Sep 27, 2016, 4:52 PM by Mike Hoffberg

Shoparoo: Download the Shoparoo App onto your phone! Simply scan your grocery receipts and a percentage of your sales are donated back to the school!  Let's beat last year's earnings of $236. Don't forget to update your child's grade and join this fun competition!

iPhone APP

Android APP 

BoxTops: Collect BoxTops and help your child’s section win an ice cream party in the school wide competition! We earned over $1200 last year! Each BoxTop earns us 10 cents and it sure adds up!

Middle School Robotics Club “Robot Basketball” Bake Sale - Tuesday June 14th 4PM, Room 11 and 15

posted Jun 10, 2016, 5:21 AM by Mike Hoffberg   [ updated Jun 10, 2016, 5:24 AM ]

The Middle School Robotics Club is hosting an in-house robot competition on Tuesday June 14th at 4:00PM in Room 11 & 15.  Yummy Treats & Useful Items for purchase.  Come and Have Fun! And Go Dragons!

5th Annual Laps For Education Gets Hype 2016 is this Friday, June 10, 2016!!!

posted Jun 7, 2016, 4:10 PM by Mike Hoffberg

We are very excited about the event and are thankful to those who have already signed up and have been fundraising for the Activities and Clubs at Masterman!! We are off to a really good start.

We'd still like MORE students, parents, community members and alumni to sign up and join us on Friday. $15 to register and for those who raise $100 will receive a limited edition Laps For Education shirt!! Registration fee goes up on Friday to $20 so please register early!

We will have people collecting funds and registrations each morning this week in the lobby at Masterman from 7:30 AM until 8:30 AM. Please take a few minutes to sign up and join us!!

5th Annual
Laps for Education Gets HYPE!
Friday, June 10th, 2016
Rain Date: Friday, June 17th

GOAL: To raise $25,000 and have fun doing it as a school community!!!

FUNDRAISING: 100 % of the funds you raise can be allocated to your choice of middle school or high school clubs, teams or activities with a maximum of two organizations. Funds not allocated to a specific organization will go to a general Masterman Athletics and Activities Fund!
Each participate should try to raise at least $100.
REGISTRATION for your Event is $15 per student, teacher, parent, and alumni with signed waiver. The first 200 registrants who raise $100 will receive a FREE t-shirt on event day. Registration and raised funds will be collected in main hallway near the patio doors between 7:30-8:30 AM on 3 consecutive Thursdays - 5/26/, 6/2 & 6/9!
DAY OF REGISTRATION is $20 per person. Please register early!
LAPS: RUNNING & WALKING – Patio with Mr. Borda
Run with your teachers! Run with your friends! Run to be healthy! Run to have fun! Run to raise funds! Run, just to run!!! Participants pledge to complete laps around the perimeter of the school and get pledges per lap. Participants can also get flat donations. Participants will run along 16th, Spring Garden, 17th, and Brandywine Streets (about ¼ of a mile). Walkers will walk along 16th, Brandywine, 17th, and Green (about ¼ of a mile).
Middle School BBALL SHOOT OUT - Rooftop Courts with Ms. Geiger
Have fun shooting hoops with your classmates and see who can make the most shots in this new free throw event! We’ll determine the best shooting section in each grade and the best shooters in each grade. Participants seek flat pledge donations to shoot hoops.
HULA HOOPING & JUMPING ROPE! – Rooftop with Ms. Moore
Grab your friends to giggle and have fun while hoola hooping and jump roping to good tunes. Jump double dutch, create a routine, learn some tricks and be in some pics with our official photographer – smile everyone! Participants register and seek flat pledge donations.
NEW! High School B-Ball TOURNEY – In the gym with Mr. O’Neill
Teams of 5 will play 4 on 4 cross court basketball in the gym with referees. There will a limit of two varsity male b-ball players on each team and each team must have one female player. All players register and seek flat pledge donations. Game assignments will be based on what team raises the most funds!
Start seeking donations NOW!
Hand in all money by June 20th, 2016.
Thanks for your dedication to Masterman& to being fit and healthy!
We are in NEED of several Parent Volunteers for June 10, 2016.
Please email Lapsforeducation@gmail.com to help out!!

Calling All 11th Grade Families:

posted Jun 6, 2016, 5:45 PM by Mike Hoffberg   [ updated Jun 6, 2016, 5:47 PM ]

It is a tradition for the 11th grade to organize the reception for the high school graduation. This year the ceremony will be on Monday, June 20th at 5pm at the school. We need volunteers to help set up and break down, donate cases of water or funds to cover the costs of the refreshments. This year I would like to have sheet cakes inscribed with "Congratulations Class of 2016" written on it and perhaps serve punch in addition to water. Ofcourse this depends on how much money is donated.

Please let me know if you can help in any of the above ways by emailing me at: mezzorose(at)gmail.com. Cases of water can be brought into the office after June 13th and marked "HS Graduation Reception." Monetary donations should be put in an envelope marked "HSA-Treasurer- HS Graduation Reception." Checks should be made out to "Masterman HSA."

Thank you so much! Sharon Moolten

2016 Summer Reading List:

posted Jun 3, 2016, 9:32 AM by Mike Hoffberg   [ updated Jun 10, 2016, 7:42 AM ]

Masterman Summer 2016 required reading list - (PDF files below for Middle School and High School)

NEW - History Assignments below for both 10th and 11th Grade.

Middle School Summer 2016 Reading List   
High School Summer Reading List

A special message from Our HSA President, Kim Seibert

posted May 31, 2016, 8:05 PM by Rachel Luterman   [ updated May 31, 2016, 8:18 PM ]

Dear Masterman Families,


I hope you all have had another memorable and successful year at Masterman.  A well-deserved summer vacation is just around the corner!


It has been my pleasure to serve as the President of the Masterman Home and School Association over the last three years.  The students, faculty and staff are second to none which has made my time as President a real joy. 


I have decided to resign my position as President of the Home and School Association effective July 1st , 2016 and have appointed Denise Connerty as my replacement. As many of you know, Denise has led the auction team for many years and will bring a wealth of leadership experience to her new role.


Please join me and the entire Home and School Association board in supporting and welcoming Denise as the next President of the HSA.  We are in excellent hands!


Please feel free to contact me with you thoughts or concerns at seibert@comcast.net.


Thank you and happy summer,


Kim Seibert

Memo from our Principal, a survey request.

posted May 31, 2016, 7:56 PM by Rachel Luterman   [ updated May 31, 2016, 8:17 PM ]

We hope that you will have time to complete the School District Survey. Please see below.

Dear Parent or Guardian:

We want your feedback! The Parent & Guardian Survey is a way for you to voice your opinion on your child's school. Take the survey by logging into the Parent & Family Portal or by visiting www.philasd.org/parentsurvey. Please take the survey for each of your children.

The survey can be completed on a computer, tablet or smartphone. If you do not have access to one of these devices, you can take the survey at the following locations:
* Your child's school
* District Parent and Family Resource Centers
* The Free Library of Philadelphia
* Participating community organizations

The survey will be available from March 31, 2016 through June 27, 2016. It only takes 10-15 minutes to complete. You will need your child's School District of Philadelphia Student ID number to take the survey. Your child's District Student ID number can be found on his or her report card or in the Parent & Family Portal.

Questions? Call the survey hotline Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM at 215-400-6565.

Thank you so much!

Masterman students compete in OM Finals.

posted May 30, 2016, 7:36 PM by David Ortiz   [ updated May 31, 2016, 7:53 PM by Rachel Luterman ]

Team Masterman turned in another top 10 finish at the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals for the 3rd year in a row!


Our OMers tied for 1st place in the Spontaneous Problem category. And they presented a top-notch solution to their Long-Term Problem, "Something Fishy," featuring a young girl trying to "catch" her grandpa using social media with help from her iPhone apps. Masterman took 6th place overall out of 58 teams in their problem/division at Iowa State University, where they had the opportunity to meet, compete and hang out with OMers from around the world. 


Congratulations to team members Ariel Weinbaum, Drew Brown, Jordan Carrier, Julia Powers, Regan Riley-Fahey, Samuel Njogu and Willem Cousineau!


And many thanks to the entire Masterman community for helping our OMers make it to Iowa.


Way to go, team!

Come out to support Laps for Education 2016.

posted May 22, 2016, 5:08 PM by David Ortiz   [ updated May 23, 2016, 5:08 PM by Rachel Luterman ]

Reaching out to parents, students, faculty & friends to get involved in our 
 Laps for Education Fundraiser. 

Last year we raised over $20,000!  

**This year our goal is to raise $25,000 to support Masterman Clubs, Activities and Athletics!**
Please join the LAPS work team to make this a reality! 

We need the Masterman Community & friends to volunteer!
No matter what your skill set, we have a job for you!  

Even a couple of hours of your time can make a big difference in the success of this event. 
Besides June 10th, lead-up workdays associated with this event are: Thursdays - 5/26, 6/2 & 6/9.

Visit www.mastermanhsa.org to sign up to volunteer. WE NEED YOU! Questions?
Contact parent volunteer, Janice LaBella at 

If volunteering won't work for you, we'd love to have you as a fundraising participant. You can run or walk, shoot baskets or jump rope and hula hoop.  Hope to see you there!

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