John Marshall Elementary K-5

Carla R. Glover

1501 Sellers St
Philadelphia PA 19124
Phone: 215-537-2521

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

John Marshall Elementary School

John Marshall Elementary School

From the Principal




June 2, 2016

Dear Parent/Guardian:



As we approach the end of the school year, our schools begin to experience what’s known as “the Spring Slide” and the “June Slump.” This is a troubling pattern in which student attendance rates start to drop in May and worsen in June. We realize some absences are unavoidable, for example, due to health problems. But, we also know that when students miss too much school regardless of the reason it can cause them to fall behind academically. To ensure that your child receives the best education possible, I am asking you to help us ensure the regular, on-time attendance of your child at school every day until the last day of school. Please discuss with your children why attendance is so important for success in school, and about continuing to put forth their best efforts in all of their classes. Instruction will continue and attendance for students will be recorded on a daily basis by the District and calculated through the last day of school, June 22, 2016.

Here are a few practical tips to help support regular attendance at the end of the school year:

Ensure your child goes to school every day unless they are truly sick.

Avoid scheduling vacations or appointments when school is in session.

Make sure your child keeps a regular bedtime.

Talk to teachers and counselors for advice if your child starts to become restless about going to


We want your child to be successful in school! If you have any questions or need more information please contact your child’s school.

Thank you in advance for your assistance and support. Sincerely,


William R. Hite, Jr., Ed.D.

Our Core Beliefs

  We will:

  • Ensure that there is a system within the school that fully ensures consistent implementation of effective instructional practices that meet the needs of all students across all classrooms and aligns with the Pennsylvania Framework for Teaching.

 • Ensure that there is a system within the school that fully ensures school-wide use of data that is focused on school improvement and the academic growth of all students.  


John Marshall Elementary School

Carla R. Glover~ Principal

The Vision of the John Marshall School is one in which all learners grow and succeed in a school community that values and accommodates diversity. We believe our students are our greatest resource and therefore entitled to a high quality education. We adhere to the belief that it is the responsibility of the school, both parents – Mothers as well as Fathers, and the broader community to create a   safe, caring and respectful environment that nurtures a student’s self-esteem, fosters problem solving, creates life-long learners, and produces productive citizens who are positive contributors to society





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  John Marshall School Pledge
Today I will make a difference.
I will study hard and do my best.
I will show kindness and respect.
I will be responsible for my actions.
I will settle problems peacefully.
I will learn all that I can.
If I put my mind to it I can do it!
         I believe in ME!
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