Thomas Holme Elementary

Crystle Roye-Gill

9125 Academy Rd.
Philadelphia PA 19114
Phone: 215-400-3130

Providing all students with the academic, technological & social skills needed to be productive & contributing citizens in our society.

Thomas Holme School


Student Artists at Thomas Holme Honored

Eight Thomas Holme students have been selected to receive an award for their artwork exhibited in  the 2017 "Young Artist" Citywide art show.

AlanV.  has received two awards: Maurice Clearfield prize ($25 Gift Card) and a Delta Sigma Theta award ($25 Gift Card) Haylee P. was also awarded by Delta Sigma Theta ($25 Gift Card)

World Heritage City selected six of our students; Alex M., Lindsey B., Angel S., Jessica C., Cassie P. and Danielle H., to receive a gift based on the representation of diversity and culture in their work, in addition the World Heritage city has chosen the art work to be displayed at the Philadelphia International Airport for 6 months.

2017-2018 Supply Lists by Grade

Kindergarten Supply List


2 boxes sharpened pencils

2 large erasers

2 large glue sticks (keep 1 at home for homework)

4 boxes of crayons

4 dry erase markers (black works best)

1 box of tissues

1 roll of paper towels

1 container of Clorox wipes

1 large bottle of hand sanitizer

1 spare set of clothes labeled in a bag (for emergencies)

1 pencil bag or box

4 folders

2 primary copybooks

1 school bag

1 lunch bag ( if you are not eating school lunch)


First Grade Supply List


1 school bag with first and last name printed on the bag.

8-10 sharpened pencils ***for Rooms 101 and 107 only

8-10 FAT pencils (Triconderoga brand) *** for room 102 only

6 FAT glue sticks

6 black dry erase markers (black works best)

1 old clean sock ***for Room 101 and 107 only

4 composition books (4 different colors please)

1 plastic pencil box

3 boxes of tissues

2 rolls of paper towels

1 anti-bacterial wipes

1 box of gallon sized zip lock bags

5 folders with pockets

1 hand sanitizer

4 boxes of 24 crayons (Crayola preferred) (one box to be kept at home)

2 boxes of washable markers (one box kept at home)

4-6 block size erasers (NO erasers that go on the end of pencils.

2 containers of Lysol wipes

A box of envelopes, kept at home (to place any money that is sent into school in, so your child doesn’t lose the money sent in.)



Second Grade Supply List


Sturdy book bag

7 Composition Theme Books

2 packs of #2 pencils

2 standard pink erasers

2 different color highlighter

2 packs of lined composition paper (wide ruled)

2 glue sticks

1 pack of dry erase markers

6 folders

1 pack of colored pencils

1 pack of markers

Pencil case/bag (no plastic boxes)

2 bottles of hand sanitizers

1 roll of paper towels

2 boxes of tissues

1 container of disinfectant wipes

1 pair of school scissors

1 ruler


Third Grade Supply List


All third grade students must have:

1 Three-subject spiral notebook (for reading)

5 composition books

5 folders

24 pencils

2-3 boxes of tissues

Clorox or disinfecting wipes

Paper towels

Bottle of hand sanitizer

6-12 Glue sticks

Work box or pencil case


Some helpful suggestions for each third grader:

Black dry-erase markers

Sock for cleaning board

Colored pencils or crayons

Index cards


Headphones for computer use


Fourth Grade Supply List


Small pencil case


Pencils (no mechanical pencils)

Two packets of Wide-Ruled loose-leaf paper

Low odor dry erase markers with cloth eraser

6 composition books (no spiral books)

6 folders (One of each color; red, green, yellow, blue, purple, orange)

Yellow highlighters

Packet of post-it notes

1 inch binder

Box of tissues

24 box of crayons

Two large glue sticks


Fifth Grade Supply List


1 full size school bag

7 any colored marble notebooks **NO SPIRALS PLEASE

5 folders (all solid colors: red, blue, green, yellow and one of choice)

1 pack of ultra fine tip BLACK dry erase marker

1 pack of highlighters

2 glue sticks

1 set of earbuds

1 pack of loose leaf paper (200 count wide ruled)

1 canvas pencil case (NO BOXES)

2 packs of pencils (3 sharpened daily)

1 box of crayons, colored pencils, or markers

1 12 inch ruler

1 eraser

1 pack of 3x3 post-it notes

1 pack of 3x5 lined index cards

2 boxes of tissues

1 roll of paper towels

1 Lysol wipes

1 hand sanitizer (large)

1 box of sandwich or gallon size ziplock bags


Room 205

1 pack of pencils

2 packs of post-it notes

1 pack of loose leaf paper (WIDE ruled)

1 pencil box or case for supplies

1 box of crayons

1 pack of WASHABLE markers

1 pair of scissors (to leave at home)

1 pack of dry erase markers

2 large glue sticks—NOT LIQUID-- -

5 marble composition books

2 folders with bottom pockets and paper fasteners in the center (plastic lasts longer than paper)

3 folders with pockets

1 pack of napkins

2 rolls of paper towels

2 boxes of tissues

2 containers of Clorox/Lysol wipes

1 liquid pump soap

1 school bag large enough for school books

1 clean washcloth for dry erase boards

1 donation to treasure box to be shared with the rest of the class

1 snack your child likes to share with others.

1 pack of baby wipes

1 FULL change of clothes, just in case (please label in bag. This will be returned to you)

Annual Notification Letter: Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act

Please click on the link to view the Annual Notification Letter about the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act

Safe Water at Holme

October 7, 2016


Dear Holme School Family,


To guarantee that students have access to safe drinking water at school, from 2000 to 2010, The School District of Philadelphia (District) conducted a water testing program at schools throughout the District. Nearly 30,000 drinking water outlets were tested and all tested outlets that remain in service produced results that were below the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) action level for lead in water of 20 parts per billion (ppb) and were safe for drinking.


In response to recent public health concerns about lead in water nationally, the District began retesting drinking outlets in your child's school. Our mission remains to ensure the health and safety of all students and staff and because of this we have instituted a stronger water safety threshold of 15 ppb, which is below the national EPA measurement of 20 ppb.


At your school, based upon the latest sampling results, 20 of the water outlets passed this stronger water safety threshold and the water is safe to drink. Three water outlets were found to have results above our stronger water safety threshold and were immediately shut off. We are currently developing an action plan to repair or permanently remove them. In addition, we have begun installing hydration stations in schools across the District. So far we have installed these stations in 64 schools and by the end of the year we will have hydration stations in every District school.


Federal studies indicate that children under the age of six are at the highest risk for harmful lead exposure, and children can be exposed to lead from a variety of sources, including paint, soil and even some consumer products. If you are concerned about your child's possible lead exposure risks, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH) recommends contacting your pediatrician or neighborhood Health Center for testing.


Additionally, PDPH's lead hotline can address any health related questions you may have or help you in deciding whether to have your child tested; for questions or more information, please call (215) 685-2788. For additional information about lead and children you can visit


If you wish to view the detailed results from your school you may visit the District's website at to learn more.


This re-testing is one part of the District's Drinking Water Program, also available on our website. A key focus is to provide students with healthy hydration - safe, accessible and appealing drinking water in every school.






Francine Locke, MS Environmental Director



A copy of this letter will be sent home with your student on Monday, October 10, 2016, or you may download a copy here.

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Thomas Holme Elementary School Calendar

Austin Meehan Middle School Welcomes Incoming 7th Grade Students

Staff from Austin Meehan Middle School visited Thomas Holme on Tuesday, June 7, 2016.  Information was shared with students about the opportunities at Austin Meehan and a survey was distributed to students.  The completed survey will help Austin Meehan staff find the best fit for incoming students.  You may download a copy of the welcome letter from Ms. Jackson as well as the survey by clicking here.

School Uniform

The uniform at Thomas Holme Elementary School consists of navy pants or skirts and a light blue collared shirt.  The Thomas Holme gym uniform consists of navy shorts or sweats and a red Thomas Holme or plain red t-shirt.  "Hoodies" are not permitted at any time.  Students may wear a navy blue sweater.


No Smoking on School Grounds

Please keep in mind that Thomas Holme is a SMOKE FREE ZONE!!!  We ask that you refrain from smoking on school grounds, and especially in the yard when picking up and dropping off your children. 

Monthly Breakfast and Lunch Menus

Want to know what's for lunch at Thomas Holme?  Full service menu's are posted monthy by the School District of Philadelphia's Division of Food Services.  (Thomas Holme Elementary is considered a K-8 school when selecting the appropriate menu.)


Art Donations



Dear Parent,

My name is Mrs. Potocki, I am looking forward to another fantastic school year. I will be teaching our students to enjoy, appreciate, and create art...We will look at and talk about major works/styles and cultures from around the world.


During the years as an Art teacher at Thomas Holme, I had the pleasure of working with wonderful and very talented young artists in my classroom. The artwork of our students has been recognized and awarded by organizations such as Fresh Artists and  Linback Foundation.  Thomas Holme Artists participate in art clubs, fieldtrips, art shows and win contests and awards every year for their outstanding productions. Last year our very own student has been awarded a gift sponsored by State Representative Ed Neilson for participating in a presidential poster contest.


As always we have another amazing and creative journey ahead of us in the Art Room. However, this year, in order to continue this journey we will need parents be help us be equipped with art supplies for the upcoming school year.

We cannot make this year as successful without your contribution.


If you would like to donate to our Art program, you may have the opportunity to place your desired amount in the account provided by Donorschoose.Org.  The account is a simple list of art supplies I have requested for all my students this school year. 

Please follow this link  "Art Donations", which will take you directly to an account box where you can place your desired amount. Every dollar goes a long way.

Once the dollar amount for the supplies has been met the supplies will be directly sent to our school. I thank you in advance for participating in your child's Art Program this year.



Mrs. Potocki

Art Teacher