Watson T. Comly School Grades K through 5

Kate Sylvester

1001 Byberry Road
Philadelphia PA 19116
Phone: 215-961-2008

Creating ✸ Critical Thinking ✸ Collaborating ✸ Caring

Comly, Watson

Message from the Principal


Dear Comly Families,

I would like to welcome you to the 2016-2017 school year! I hope that everyone had a relaxing and enjoyable summer and that your children are ready to learn. We are looking forward to working collaboratively with you to nurture your child’s academic, social and emotional growth.

This year we will continue to work to foster open lines of communication between the school and the home to ensure student success. Here are several things you can do at home to help your child have a successful school year.

  • Send your child to school every day on time.

  • Make sure your child gets eight hours sleep each night.

  • Establish a routine for studying. Give your child a quiet corner to read and regular time to do homework.

  • Keep in touch with your child’s teacher via e-mail, telephone, notes, or letters

  • Attend school-wide events, classroom events, and conferences

  • Celebrate your child’s success (giving verbal praise), no matter how small it may seem. This will keep your child enthusiastic about learning and proud of their work.

 A copy of our school's handbook is available on Comly’s website. (http://webgui.phila.k12.pa.us/schools/c/comly)

I am confident that this will be an outstanding school year and look forward to working with the staff and community to continue the Comly Elementary School tradition of academic excellence! Please continue to watch the Wednesday folder for information about upcoming events including Back to School Night. I look forward to seeing you there!


Kate Sylvester



Back to School Letter 1-5 

Back to School Letter Kindergarten  



Points of Pride

  • Achieved AYP for 10 consecutive years
  • Visual & Performing Arts infused curriculum
  • Grant recipient to provide artists in residence programs
  • PAEP grant recipient to explore science, math & the arts
  • Digital Math and Reading Lab 
  • State of the art computer lab
  • High levels of parental engagement





** Kindergarten 2017 Information:**
Will your child be 5 by 9/1/17? 
Registration Information 
**Important Dates***
Kindergarten Registration: 
February 28-May 31, 2017

Kindergarten Open House Week: May 8-May 12, 2017 

  • 5/24/17- Spring Concert 
  • 5/26/17- Early Dismissal- 11:50 Kindergarten and Noon for 1st-5th grades

  • 5/29/17- MEMORIAL DAY no school

  • 5/30/17- 5th Grade trip to Baldi Middle School

  • 6/1/17- Kindergarten registration closes

  • 6/2/17- Spring Fair

  • 6/9/17- Field Day

  • Help our school raise money all year long with Burgers for Better Schools! It’s free to join and easy to participate. All you have to do is become a Red Robin Royalty member, select our school, and Red Robin will donate 1% of all purchases you make at participating locations. Learn more at redrobin.com/betterschools

  • Changes in pick up/drop off procedures.

Web Based Programs at Home

Encourage your child to log into these programs for additional practice and skills. 


Parents, you are able to access PEARSON INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES  at home!!


Lexia- All students have a username and password to use LEXIA.  Lexia Reading Core5™ provides all students—from emerging readers to on-level and advanced students to master foundational reading skills. 


Think Through Math - A math program for 3-5th grade students that can be used anytime, anywhere, virtually on any device.  It allows a student to catch up and keep up in thier own time.


 Come prepared for the beginning of school this September, 2017. Review the list of materials and supplies required for each grade level.


First Grade