East Elementary School

"Expecting Excellence Every Day"

Coming Events

Nov. 5th-7th- Girls Basketball Camp

Nov. 5th-9th - Student Council Food Drive

Nov. 7th - Kindergarten Field Trip

Nov. 8th - 5th Grade Field Trip

Nov. 8th - 3rd Grade Music Program

Nov. 9th - Girls Basketball Try-outs

Nov. 9th - Veteran's Day Program

Nov. 12th - Skating Party

Nov. 12th-20th - Student Council Food Drive

Nov. 15th - Spell Bowl Competition at PES-P

Nov. 19th - Boys B-Ball Game vs. HSE Intermediate/Junior High @ 5:00

Nov. 21st - School Closed - Staff Development Day

Nov. 22nd-23rd - School Closed

Nov. 27th - Boys B-Ball Game vs. PES-I @ 4:30

Nov. 29th - Boys b-Ball Game @ MRE @ 4:30

Nov. 29th-30th Drama Club show @ PHHS

Nov. 30th - All School to see play

Communicating with East

In light of our recent difficulty receiving outside email, we want to remind families that placing a phone call to the school office is the best way to ensure your transportation change or other important information gets to us. Teachers may not be able to check email or other modes of communication before the end of the day. If you have a time-sensitive request or information, please call our office at 765-779-4445.

Spotlight on East

Last night, Mr. Kruer hosted the school board meeting highlighting East Elementary. Mr. Kruer shared academic progress, as well as honoring the individuals that have made a difference at East.

Character Count Awards







Not pictured: Charlie Boren - Community Partnership Award

Stu Brenner - Above and Beyond Award

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Veterans Day Program

Please help us extend an invitation to local Veterans and Veterans linked to the East Elementary family of students and staff by inviting them to our special Veteran's Day program on November 9th at 9am. Veterans should arrive at East by 8:45 to be seated in the gym. The brief program will feature a few songs about Veteran's Day and a Power Point presentation will be shown.

Dan's Chicken and Fish Fry!

Dan's Chicken and Fish Fry!!

East Elementary Cafeteria

Saturday, November 10th

4:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Pre-sale Tickets are available in the office until Nov. 8th at a discount price!

Tickets will also be sold at the door.

Raffle tickets will also be sold at the event!!

We have great prizes, Pacer Tickets, Detour Salon basket, movie tickets, Top Golf Gift Card, Themed Baskets, Indianapolis Indians, etc.

Drama Club presents "The Music Man (Kids)"

Drama Club will be presenting "The Music Man (Kids)" November 29-30 @ 6:30 pm @ the PHHS auditorium. Tickets are $4. They are available at www.pendletonplayers.com or at the door.

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Student Council Food Drive

Student Council Food Drive

Nov. 12th-20th

All students are asked to bring in food items to help East families & the local food pantry. There will be boxes in each hallway for food items to be placed. These are the items each grade levels:

Kindergarten - Canned Soup

1st Grade - Canned Chicken or Tuna

2nd Grade - Canned Mac-n-Cheese

3rd Grade - Canned Pasta Meals

4th Grade - Peanut Butter

5th Grade - Canned Jelly

6th Grade - Canned Veggies

Girls Basketball Tryouts

Any 6th grade girl interested in trying out for the the 2018-2019 East girls basketball team should plan to attend try-outs on Friday, Nov. 9th. Try-outs will be from 3:30-5:00pm. Try-out permission slips, concussion forms & the IHSAA physical forms are all in the office. You must have all 3 forms turned in prior to try-outs.

Arabian Leaders of Responsibilty

Athena Atkinson, Lillie Bledsoe, Gracie Easton, Isaac Gallegos, Colten George, Tucker Griffin, Brycen Hamilton, Bristol Herrenan, Lucy Howell, Autumn Johns, Olivia Kopp, Iris Lowe,

Hunter McCord, Sophia Millwee, Makayla Morrison, Austin Oster, Hannah Penrod, Eli Poore, Taryn Shepard, Chase Wallace, Sierra White

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Smencils are Back!

Support the EES Drama Club by purchasing Smencils the week of Nov. 5-9. Smencils are scented pencils that come in 20 different varieties including sports, Disney's Descendants, and Marvel Avengers. They will be on sale in the gym each morning between 8:10-8:30. All Smencils cost $1 each.

October Readers of the Month

Destiney Brown, AJ Chaplin, Colton Coleman, Addyson Cook, Kate Cunningham,

Parker Davidson, Nolan Dujmovich, Kiersten Dujmovich, Ryan Falkenberry, Wade Filbrun,

Connor Franklin, Tucker Griffin, Ryland Hansell, Helen Harless, Brighton Harrington, Ivy Hess, Isaiah Hobbs, Beckham Holland, Bronwyn King, Bennett Kirkwood, Vanessa Lycan,

Dexton Mong, Hailey Nichols, Aiden Paul, Logan Romine, Solomon Stewart, Kayden Stout, Isabelle Turner, Chase Wallace, Sydney Weiandt, Addison Wells

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2018-2019 Boys Basketball Schedule

Student Game Policy

Students in grades 2 through 6 are allowed to stay after school for a home game that starts at 4:30. Students must bring bring a note with permission to stay for the game.

Good Luck East Arabians!!!

Nick Barber

Lincoln Bronnenberg

AJ Chaplin

Sean Cunninghman

Alex Driver

Isaiah Fisher

Ty Frakes

Braydon Fulk

Tucker Griffin

Aiden Hammond

Ethan Hannaford

Shaun Hathcoat

Michael Hooker

Harrison Jessup

Colton Kemerly

Cooper Sexton

Jordan Williamson

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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.

Community News

Anderson University Baseball Future Ravens Holiday Camp!

For more information click here

Arabian Wrestling Kids Club

Next Sign-up: Thursday, Nov 1, 5:30 to 6:30 pm in high school main lobby (Hwy 67 side). Can also sign up at first or second practice.

First Practice: Monday, November 5

Practice Time: 6:30-8:00 pm

Days: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday first two weeks, then Monday and Wednesday thereafter

Place: Pendleton Heights Wrestling Room, enter from east side of parking lot by sidewalk between construction fences.

Cost: $90 club dues, ($40 for USA Wrestling insurance card--purchased separately, info at sign-up.

Season: Practice for November 21 to end of January

Questions: dcloud@smcsc.com, school 765-778-2161, ext. 6034 cell: 765-160-8150

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.

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)