Stephen Decatur School K-8

Genevieve Endy-OKane

3500 Academy Road
Philadelphia PA 19154
Phone: 215-281-2606

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


Message from the Principal


Dear Decatur Family,

We are so proud of the fact that Stephen Decatur School is building a strong tradition of success for students, as reflected in its ability to make Adequate Yearly Progress for 5 consecutive years.  Our students’ academic achievement with our school’s strong academic program provides every one of our students with the knowledge and skills essential for their success, and supports their development as lifelong learners.  Although we enjoy an excellent reputation within the local community and beyond, we are always striving for improvement in order to best serve our students, academically, socially and emotionally. 

We are a neighborhood school that realizes that building strong relationships between the school and the community is essential to our students’ success.  We, at Decatur School, cherish our diverse community where all of its members are valued.  We offer an exciting, educational program within a caring and supportive environment.  We truly believe that all children can learn and use inclusive practices to ensure that our students reach their fullest potential. 

We welcome parental involvement and encourage our parents to become active members of our wonderful Home and School Association.  We are looking forward to many successful events this year.  The bond that is forged between the home and the school working together is priceless and helps our students to thrive in all areas of school life.  The Decatur Staff is dedicated to helping students become happy, healthy productive citizens in the community.  To that end, we welcome our parents with open arms and encourage them to get involved in this endeavor.

Thank you for visiting our website.  We are looking forward to an outstanding school year.  With the help and support of all stakeholders, we are hoping that this will be Decatur School’s best year yet. 


Ms. Genevieve E. Endy-O’Kane



Points of Pride

  • Middle School Computer Science Fair Winners
    • 2nd Place in IMovie (News Sketch)
    • Sponsored by Mr. Donaher III & Ms. Rex
    • on April 11, 2014 at SDP 440
    •  The team of 3 - Amanda Maher, Allison Deputy, and Ola Owodunni 
    • Production Editors- Steven Izzi and Caelan Mcmenemy
  • Regional Science Fair Winners 
  • Academic Grant Programs
  • School Clubs
  • Annual Winter Concert--A Christmas Carol
  • Gifted Support Services
  • After School Care
  • Intervention Programs
    • Technology Based
      • Study Island
      • Lexia Reading
      • First In Math
    • Non Technology Based
      • Corrective Reading 
      • Corrective Math
  • Active Home and School Association

Kiss A Pig Math Fundraiser


Help Decatur by donating $$ to sponsor Mrs. O'Kane to KISS A PIG! That's right our principal is willing to kiss a pig in order to get Math resources for our school! 


You can help too!

Donate online:



Scroll down, type in Genevieve Endy OKane and click donate


More fundraising activities to follow! 


Kissing will commence in October 2014!



Decatur School Year End Events and Information: 

 For Next School Year 2014-2015 at Decatur                        

Stephen Decatur is proud to host the Philly KIDZ Inititiative After School Enrichment Program resuming September 2014. This program utililizes Decatur Teachers for Homework Help and Exciting Enrichment Clubs(Examples-Music, Art, etc.). In order to reserve your spot for September 2014, please visit or call the Director at 267-808-8518. Have a great summer!


Good News : Decatur student to be honored at Phillies Game. Gia McCusker, a Second Grader at Stephen Decatur Elementary School has been picked as the"Most Outstanding Reader" by the Philadelphia Phillies. As a result, Gia will be honored on the baseball field prior to the first pitch. The"Be a Phanatic About Reading Night" Phillies game, presented by Comcast, will take place on Friday, May 30th. Her teacher, Ms. Jarema has also been given two comlimentary Phillies tickets to the game so that she can see her student being honored on the field". 


 Thursday June 5Th - Play Performance School House Rocks 7:00 PM.

Wednesday 6/4/14 - Day time Play Performances for June 5th are 9:00 is Grade K 7Th & 8Th // 10:00 is Grades 4Th 5Th 6Th Grade // 1:30 is for Grades 1st 2nd and 3rd Grades

Thursday 6/12/14 Day Time Concert Performance 11:00 for Grades K, 7Th and 8Th Grade // 1:00 is Grades 1st 2nd, 3rd // 2:00 is for Grades 4th, 5th and 6th

Please note that the Performance times on 6/4/14 and 6/12/14 are subject to change



See the Bottom of our Decatur Home Page Web Site -Starting in April 2014 and running up to October 2014 - $$ Donations On-Line Helps the Decatur School get Math Resources - KISS A PIG fundraiser.  

Also Starting  Monday June 2nd and Ending June 13th is a Kiss A Pig Pennies for Pig Fundraiser Bring in your money change! $ and cents. The Decatur Winning Class gets lunch sponsored by Fat Jack's BBQ on Roosevelt Blvd


Attention Rita's Water Ice Fundraiser for New Computers at the Decatur School. Rita's at 3244 Red Lion Road (in Academy Plaza) on June 4th - (Rain Date is June 10th) time is 4 to 6 PM -school gets 20% of proceeds for new technology (Decatur Grants Committee & Principal Ms. OKane)


June 2014 Decatur Events & Information 



The 4th Marking Period begins for grades - 4/22/14 (Tuesday) but the SDP Grade Book re-opens for Grades on 4/24/14

 Grades Close on June 11th Decatur 4th Quarter Marks


Thursday May 1st Summer/Gym uniform begins students may wear shorts 

Golden Attitude Activity June 3rd Tuesday-Golden Attitude Trip to Neshaminy Shores Picnic Park 9:00 Am to 1:30 PM


Wednesday 6/4/14 Kindergarten Room 103 Walking Trp to Pizzeria Uno

June 4th Rita's Water Ice Fundraiser for Computers/Technology from 4:00 to 6:00 PM-Academy Shopping Center

6/4/14 Parent Tea topic: Bullying vs. Harrassment (SDP Policy  248 & 249) at 9:00 AM


6/5/14 Thursday Play Performance School House Rocks 7:00 PM 



 June 3rd Golden Attitude Trip to Neshaminy Picnic Trip 


June 4th Class 103 to Pizzeria Uno, Rita's Water Ice Fund Raiser and Parent Tea at Deacatur (all 3 events mentioned above).

June 4th & 5th - Play Performance School House and Play Performance times mentioned above by grade


Friday June 6Th 8th Grade Dance - Georgine's 7Pm to 11 PM Students must be in school to receive ticket


Friday 6/6/14 3rd Grade Trip to Independence Park.


Friday June 6th K2 Walking Trip to Pizzeria Uno


6/6/14 Puttin on the Hits Grades 6Th, 7th and 8Th at 1:30 


Decatur Spirit Week begins Monday June 9th  Wear Your Colors this June Week 

Monday & Tuesday& Wednesday  6/9/14 & 6/10/14 6/11/14 -Relay Races and Afternoon Cheer 


Wednesday 6/11/14 SDP - Decatur Grades Close for 4th Cycl


 Thursday 6/12/14 Spring Concert Daytime Performance and Evening Performance 7:00 PM (Decatur Daytime hours listed above by Grade).

Friday 6/13/14 Culminating Activities: Cheer Competition, Dance Exhibit (K-5). Dance Party (6-8) and Decatur Home and School Treats in School Yard 9:00 AM


Friday 6/13/14 at 1:30 Talent Show 


June 14th is Flag day and June 15th is Happy Father's Day


Monday June 16 is 8th Grasde Barbecue and Year Book Signing 11:30 to 1:30 PM


Monday 6/16/14 Red, White and Blue Dress Down Day! Wear the Flag colors! $1.00 to Dress Down


Tuesday 6/17/14 8th Grade Awards Assembly 11:00 A.M. 


6/18/14 8th Grade Graduation Cermony 9:00 AM in the Auditorium 


Thursday 6/19/14 Last Day for Decatur Students and it is 12 Noon Dismissal 

Friday 6/20/14 Last Day for PSD Staff


Everyone - Have A Safe, Happy and Healthy Summer! from Mr. G. Donaher III, the Decatur Administration (Ms. OKane & Ms. White) the Decatur Staff, the Decatur Home & School and the SDP Administration and Staff.



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