Stephen Decatur School K-8
3500 Academy Road
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
2013-2014 Supply List
2013-2014 Summer Reading Assignments
Points of Pride
On Tuesday 1/21/14 School District of Philadelphia Schools and Decatur School Kindergarden Registration begins and runs up to May 30, 2014. Your child must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2014
March 2014 Decatur Events & Information
March 4, 2014 Kindergarten Open House 9:30 -10:30
March 4, 2014 Doughnut Delivery
March 5, 2014 Decatur Awards Assembly 9:45 Grades 7th & 8th, 10:30 Grades 5th & 6th 1:30 Grades 3rd and 4Th
March 7, 2014 Cherrydale DJ Party
Friday 3/7/14 2nd Grade is celebrating Dr. Seuss Day by wearing "silly socks" and or dressing up as their favorite Dr. Seuss character
3/10/14 Eat Right Now Assemblies Walnut Street Theaters 9:00 - Grades K 1st and 3rd 10:15 Grades 2nd, 4th and 5th
March 12 (Wednesday ) Early Dismissal - Grades 7th & 8th will dismiss at 11:39 AM Kindergarden will be at 11:50 AM & Grade 1 will be at 11:55 and Grades 2 to 6 will be at 12:00 Noon
3/14/14 Green Dress Down Day - Cost is $1 St. Jude Principal 's Dance Parties
March 19, 2014 Parent Tea - Topics Study Island & School Advisory information @ 9:00 am
3/19/14 Yankee candle Fundraiser begins
Friday 3/21/14 Kindergarten trip to the Franklin Institute
3/21/14 PSSA Pep Rally begins at 1:30
Tuesday March 25th to April 2, 2014 PSSA Math & Reading Testing. No PSSA testing on Monday 3/31/14
3/25/14 PSSA Math & Reading Testing for Grades 3rd to 8th - No PSSA testing on 3/31/14 - Monday
Golden Attitude Activity on Monday 3/31/14
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