East Elementary School

"Expecting Excellence Every Day"

Coming Events

Feb. 12th - Girls B-Ball @ Shenandoah @ 5:30

Feb. 13th - Yearbook Photos

Feb. 14th - Girls B-Ball vs. Mt. Vernon @ 5:00

Feb. 15th - Birthday Breakfast

Feb. 18th - Presidents Day-School in Session - Snow Make-up Day

Feb. 19th - Girls B-Ball @ MRE @ 4:30

Feb. 20th - Girls B-Ball @ Fall Creek Intermediate @ 5:00

Feb. 21st - MATH Bowl

Feb. 22nd - All Pro Dads

Feb. 23rd - Father/Daughter Dance 3pm-5pm

Feb. 25th - Skating Party

Feb. 26th - Girls B-Ball vs. Frankton @ 5:30 First Round of County Tournament

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Drive Results!

We have raised over $4,000! We are humbled by the generosity of our East Families. Thank you to all who donated!!! Students may wear a hat to school on Monday to celebrate!

Arabian Leaders of Kindness

Eli Boicort, Lilly Blosser, Raegan Brown, Colton Cauble, Kaylee Cunningham, Chloe Dawson, LG Gentry, Shaun Hathcoat, Max Hawkins, Bristol Heffernan, Ivy Hess, Anniston McGee, Kaylee Meeker, Aiden Miller, Isabella Millwee, Isabella Ricer, Annie Saunders, Luke Sellers, Sophia Sorrells, Lacey Snead, Micah Watson

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Spelling Bee

Congratulations to our Spell Bee winner, Shaun, from Mrs. Hart's class!

Congratulations to all our Spelling Bee participants!

Maggie Arthur, Lachlan Brown, Lily Blosser, Angelina Bridgewater, Lainey Christensen, Sean Cunningham, Emmi Dickey, Kyler Dong, Lillian Eubanks, Lailana Gosman, Cassie Hayes, Maci Jackson, Vaness Lycan, Evan McKinney, Wesley Malone, Aaron Maurer, Emily Moore, Brea Perry, Jacob Petty, Leah Shirley, Holly Vaughn, Hadley Walker, Stephan Winters

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Readers of the Month

Gage Apple, Persephone Atkinson, Savannah Bolander,

Raegan Brown, Peyton Cline, Gisele Cook, Domonic Cox,

Travis DeVries, Kamryn Ellis, Ty Frakes, Nova Ginder, Charlie Graddy, Carson Greathouse, Zayden Hamilton, Allie Johnson,

Kayden Kendall, Emily Kuhns, Zoey Ledbetter, Mia Leyva, Morgan Lowe, William McMahon, Caleb Nicholson, Tristan Powers, Eva Reiger,

Preston Richards, Lilly Scott, Sammy Scott, Lillyawna Semler, Paulina Skalon, Alyvia Stewart, Denae' Taylor, Nathan West

Box Top Contest!

Clip 'em and Bring 'em In!

The top 2 classes with the most box tops will win a pizza party!

The deadline is Feb. 21st!

Attention 6th Graders- PHMS track and field conditioning




Who: ALL 6th, 7th and 8th graders

When: Starting February 18, 2019 6-7 pm Monday - Thursday

Where: PHMS main gym

Bring clothes/layers for outside running if weather permits.

* YOU MUST HAVE A COMPLETED PHYSICAL TO CONDITION *

Any questions please contact head coaches: Rick Elsworth at rellsworth72@gmail.com

Kim Collier at KCollier@smcsc.com

Lunch Visitor Procedures

We are modifying a few of our procedures for lunch visitors, effective Monday after Fall Break. The changes are below:


  • Lunch visitors arriving before the beginning of the lunches will be asked to wait in the office or the lobby until the start time and then meet their student at the cafeteria.
  • If visitors are planning to stay for multiple lunches and there is a gap between start times, please return to the office or lobby and wait until the next lunch begins before returning to the cafeteria.
  • Any outside food should be brought for your student only. Please do not bring in extra food to share with other students.
  • To protect student rights, cell phones are prohibited from being used to video or photograph students.
  • A designated table for lunch visitors may be setup. Visitors and their student only may be asked to sit at this table.
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Transportation Changes

Please write a note to the teacher & bus driver if there are any changes to your student's dismissal plans. If there is an emergency change, please phone the office by 2:30. Please do not leave a voicemail about transportation changes. We can not guarantee we will have time to listen to the message before dismissal.

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Community News

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Dancing With The YMCA! Youth Ballet Lessons

For more information click here

PHHS Baseball Program's 7th Annual 2-day Spring Training All-Skills Clinic

2-day Spring Training All-Skills Clinic

Sunday 3/3 and Sunday 3/10


For more information click here

The YMCA's Shamrock 5K Shuffle!

Go the Distance! The 2nd Annual Charity Shamrock Shuffle

Saturday, March 9, 2019 @ 9am

Pendleton Family YMCA


Click here for more information!

Baseball Registration

Registration for Pendleton Jr Baseball, Softball and Champions leagues will be held from 9am to 5pm on Saturdays, February 9th and 16th at the Falls Park Community Building. Additional information is available on our website at www.pendletonjrbaseball.com or by emailing pendletonjrbaseball@gmail.com.

Wanted School Bus Drivers

Driving a school bus is a part-time job, requiring up to 2.75 hours in the AM and up to 2.75 hours in the PM. The school corporation provides support and paid training to help candidates meet the requirements for becoming a certified school bus driver. Substitute bus drivers are especially needed, with the possibility of qualified persons to obtain a regular route within the corporation. Current substitute bus driver rate is $17.90 per hour. Requirements: Must hold, or be willing to obtain, a Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), a Passenger Endorsement, a “S” Endorsement (school bus), and an air brake endorsement.

Please contact Candy Stewart for more information.

South Madison Community School Corporation

203 S Heritage Way

Pendleton, IN 46064

765.778.2152 Ext. 1016

Important Policies and Procedures


  • It is important that students be at school every day and on time. If your student will be late or will not be at school, please call the office by 9:00 a.m. at 765.779.4445 x3100. If you have not called in, the attendance dialer service will call you to inform you that your student is not at school and that we have not heard from you. To avoid a call, please call your student in.
  • If your student arrives after the 8:30 bell or if you need to pick up your student early, please come into the office to sign him or her in or out. Photo ID is required to sign out a student. Only those people listed on the students’ Parent Portal will be allowed to pick up the student.
  • Missed Calls from East Elementary: We understand your concern, but if you have a missed call from East, please do not call the office back as we will not know who called you. If Nurse Day calls due to an illness, she will leave a voicemail.




Arrival—8:10 a.m.

Bus rider students will be dismissed from the busses at 8:10 to enter the building.

Stay-in-Car students will be dropped off at the front doors at 8:10.

Dismissal—3:25 p.m.

Bus rider students will be dismissed to the buses at 3:25

Stay-in-Car students will be dismissed at the front doors at 3:25.


  • Breakfast is served each morning from 8:10 a.m.—8:25 a.m. for those students who have pre-paid or have free/reduced lunch status.
  • Lunch visitors are always welcome starting September 4th.


Student Lunch Hours

Kindergarten: 10:25

1st Grade: 10:45

2nd Grade: 11:00

3rd Grade: 11:15

4th Grade: 11:40

5th Grade: 12:10

6th Grade: 12:40

All About East

Principal - Mr. Andrew Kruer (akruer@smcsc.com)

Assistant Principal - Mr. Brandon DeHart (bdehart@smcsc.com)