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
December Winter Break Starts on Tuesday 12/24/13 and Ends on January 1st and School is Closed on these days
November & December Information & Events
Please Note Decatur Staff - 1st Quarter Graders/Marks Close -PSD - Grade book - Wednesday 11/20/13
On 11/21/13 SDP - 2nd Quarter Grades/Marks Period Begins - Opens
Thanksgiving Holiday - Administrative Offices/Schools Closed - November 28 -29 (Thursday & Friday)
After Thanksgiving Holiday December Information
Book Fair - Online Ordering Availabe-www.scholastic.com/fair
Decatur Book Fair Starts on 12/2/13 & Ends 12/6/13 Fair on Monday Dec 2nd & Dec 3rd is from 9:00 to 2:30 on Wed Dec 4TH & Dec 6th is from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM and on Thursday December 5th it is Day & Night 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM and Thurs Evening 6:00 to 8:00 PM
Location Decatur Book Fair -White Annex Building
Decatur Report Card Conferences start/are on December 4th, 5th and 6th - There is Early Dismissal for Students on these 3 days -Wed, Thurs and Friday. Conferences are 12:39 to 2:39 Grades 7 & 8 and Grades K to 6 are 1:00 to 3:00 - Wed to Friday 12/4/13 to 12/6/13 and Thursday 12/5/13 there is a Night conference from 6:00 to 8:00 for Grades K to 8Th.
Student Early Dismissal Time Grade 7 & 8 at 11.39 AM, K is at 11.50 Grade 1 at 11.55 and Grades 2 thru 6 at 12:00 (noon) on December 4 thru December 6
Fritz sticky buns fundraiser ends on Dec 3rd
Golden Attitude Trip ot the Movies "Frozen" on Tuesday 12/3/13
Decatur Home & School Bazarre Monday to Friday (All Week) from 9:00 to 2:15 - 12/9/13 to 12/13/13
12/9- 12/13 Decatur Bazarre Schedule Time & Classes/Room #
12/9/13 9:00 7th Graders with money, 9:45 201, 10:30 204, 11:15 100, 12:00 210, 12:45 203, 1:30 300
12/10/13 9:00 104, 9:45 K2 and 319, 10:30 K1 and 320, 11:15 205, 12:00 302, 12:45 101, 1:30 305
12/11/13 9:00 303, 9:45 103 and 317, 10:30 202, 11:15 206, 12:00 200, 12:45 102, 1:30 306 -Wednesday
12/12/13 9:00 301, 9:45 304, 10:30 105 and 310, 11:15 109, 12:00 308, 12:45 107 and 108 and A8, 1:30 208
12/13/13 9:00 8Th Graders with Money 9:45 Grades K-6, 10:30 Grade 1, 11:15 Grade 2, 12:00 Grade 3, 12:45 Grade 4, 1:30 Grade 5 - Friday
Friday 12/13/13 With the Exception of Decatur 8th Graders is for Students who did not have money $ or where absent on their scheduled time
On Monday December 9 Magic Nutrition Assembly 9Am for Grades 1st to 3rd, 10AM for Grades K 4Th & 5Th 10AM for Grades 6Th to 8Th 11 AM
Friday 12/13/13 Winter Informal Dance in the Gym for Grades 6th to 8th Time 6:00 to 8:00 PM Cost is $5.00
Golden attitude Breakfast at 9:00 A.M. 12/16/13 - Monday
Rooms 202, 203, 204 trip to Fox Chase Farm 12/17/13 Tuesday
Tuesday 12/17/13 Decatur Awards Assemblies 9:45 - *Grades 7 & 8th **10:30 Grades 5th and 6th ***1:30 -Grades 3rd & 4th
Wednesday 12/18/13 - Jump With Jill Assembly *1:00 for Grades K, 1st, 2nd **2:00 PM Grades 3rd, 4th and 5th
Room 200 & 201 trip to Fox Chase Farm 12/19/13 Thursday
Thursday 12/19/13 Winter Concert 9:00 Grades K 7Th and 8TH 10:00 Grades 4th, 5th and 6th and 1:30 Grades 1st, 2nd and 3rd
On Friday 12/20/13 Principlal Dance Parties during the school day
On Monday 12/23/13 It is a Full day of School
12/23/13 Fritz Sticky Bun Pick Up is from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 only. If Sticky buns are not picked up the orders will be sent home with the Decatur students
Schools Closed for Winter Break - 12/24/13, 12/25/13, 12/26/13, 12/27/13, 12/30/13, 12/31/13 and 1/1/14
PSD - Decatur School Resumes/Opens again on January 2 2014 for Decatur Students and Staff
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