East Elementary School

"Expecting Excellence Every Day"

Coming Events

Sept. 10th-14th - Smart Steps

Sept. 17th - Skating Party

Sept. 21st - Homecoming

Sept. 25th - Parent Teacher Conferences

Sept. 27th - Parent Teacher Conferences

Sept. 28th - Birthday Breakfast

2018-2019 Book Fees

Textbook fees will be going home today. Fees will be due by Oct. 15th, you may pay with cash, check, money order and we now accept debit/credit cards in the office. You can also pay by echeck/credit cards by accessing EFunds on the parent portal. If you pay by debit/credit card in the office or through EFunds there is small fee.

Kindergarten - $139.22

First Grade - $110.34

Second Grade - $103.12

Third Grade, $134.18

Fourth Grade - $141.83

Fifth Grade -$167.86

Sixth Grade - $164.08

Policy Change

Once the office closes at 4pm there will be no access into the school. The front door will remain locked at all times.

Congratulations to our August Arabian Leaders!

Emalyn Alfrord- Poitras, Kingston Anderson, Virgil Bingaman, Savannah Bolander,

Angelina Bridgewater, Christian Dawson, Abel Flynn, Colton Fulk, Brendan Galvin, Mia Haynes, Cole Hineman, Aubrey Jarvis, Emily Kuhns, Paige Lawyer, Aniston McGee, Dexton Mong,

Taryn Shepard, Kayden Stout, Makayla Sturgeon, Kaden Terrell, Alyssa Wallace

Congratulations to our August Readers of the Month!

Ava Adkins, Neve Apple, Lowan Beal, Lily Blosser, Eli Boicourt, Olivia Boicourt,

Angelina Bridgewater, Cas Clark, Riley Coots, Lydia Dulworth, Ryan Farmer, Chloe Franklin, Madison Godbey, Ella Goehring, Nolan Hobbs, Arabelle Johnson, Jack Johnson, Wyatt Krieg, Alida Lewellen, Iris Lowe, Isabella McHatton, Xavier McNeil, Evelyn Moore, Makayla Morrison, Jacey Perry, Bayla Robinette, Mason Robinson, Tarin Runyon, Luke Sellers, Sophia Sorrells, Isaiah Summers, Caroline Tyron, Micah Watson

Grandparents Gathering

Save the Date!

K, 2, 4 & 6

Wed. Oct. 3rd


1, 3, 5 & REACH

Thurs. Oct. 4th


Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences are Tuesday, Sept. 25th from 4:00pm - 8:00pm and

Thursday, Sept. 27th from 4:00pm - 8:00pm. Teachers will be reaching out to set up times.

Art To Remember Fundraiser

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Friends For Paws Donation Drive

Friends For Paws Donation Drive

Ms. Sommerville’s class will be collecting items for

Friends For Paws, an organization that fosters and cares for local stray animals. We will collect items October 1st- 5th. Please be on the lookout for these and other pet supplies!

Purina One- Cat food

Kitten chow

Dog Food

Tidy Cat clay cat litter

Paper towels

Lysol wipes


Box Tops

Clip 'em and Bring 'em In!

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

The deadline is Oct. 5th.

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Growing Up in the Digital Age

SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age

Special Screening and Discussion

Sunday, September 23rd

2:00 p.m.

Pendleton Community Public Library

595 E. Water St.

Pendleton, IN 46064

The Pendleton Community Public Library is hosting a special screening of the documentary SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age, an award-winning film that probes into the vulnerable corners of family life and depicts messy struggles over social media, video games and academics. Screenagers is the first feature documentary to explore the impact of screen technology on kids and offer parents and families proven solutions that work. What started out as a personal story for one has grown into a national movement, helping millions of teens and their families navigate growing up in a world with instant access to screens.

Following the film, Stephanie Nancarrow with the Indiana State Police will lead a discussion on important related topics. Stephanie worked at the Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) as a family case manager for 5 years specializing in sexual abuse cases during her later years. Stephanie is now a youth educator with the Indiana State Police and ICAC Task Force educating youth on social media safety.



Physician and filmmaker, Delaney Ruston decided to make SCREENAGERS when she found herself constantly struggling with her two kids about screen time. Ruston felt guilty and confused, not sure what limits were best, especially around mobile phones, social media, gaming, and how to monitor online homework. Hearing repeatedly how other parents were equally overwhelmed, she realized this is one of the biggest, unexplored parenting issues of our time.

As a director, Ruston turned the camera on her own family and others—revealing stories of messy struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. We meet Hannah, a 14-year old victim of social media bullying who struggled trying to hide her social media use from her mom. And Andrew, whose love of video games turned into an addiction taking him from earning straight A’s to flunking out of college.

Interwoven into these stories, are cutting edge science and insights from thought leaders Peggy Orenstein, Sherry Turkle, Simon Sinek, as well as leading brain scientists who present evidence on the real changes in the brain when kids are on screens. SCREENAGERS goes far beyond exposing the risks of screen time, it reveals multiple approaches on how parents and educators can work with kids to help them achieve a healthy amount of screen time.

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Student Information Shared

The South Madison Comm. School Corp. may publish student information (name, city of address, age, etc.), at their discretion, pertaining to information related to the schools. For example: older students participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, degrees and awards received, photographs or videotapes or student work put on display (at the discretion of the teacher with no grade displayed). Information about younger students could include similar items, pictures for newspaper or school website or samples of successful class projects, student work, etc. None of this information will be sold or shared with groups outside the corporation or put into a directory listing student names and information. If you would prefer that your child's name, information, picture, or student work NOT be displayed in local publications or websites, you will need to notify the school office in writing by Friday, September 7, 2018. Thank you!

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Outfitters is a Christian based service organization that provides new and quality used, in-style clothing to children in need in Madison County. If you have received an Outfitters voucher by mail and would like your child(ren) to access these services, please follow the online registration instructions on the flyer attached to your voucher. Do not delay! Shopping appointments will be scheduled through Saturday, September 15, 2018. For questions, please contact 765-778-9097 or email Outfitters4kids@gmail.com.

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Sinewave Audio

Sinewave Audio

4518 Madison Avenue

Anderson, IN 46013

(765) 374-3845

Outfitters Block Party & Fireworks

Saturday, September 8th 6pm-11pm

Due to the weather, the Block Party will be held inside at

Rock Church Assembly Pendleton Campus

3501 St. Rd 67

Pendleton, IN 46064

Admission is $5, children age 3 and younger are free.

The material and/or activity is neither sponsored, promoted, or endorsed by South Madison Community School Corporation. The sponsoring organization agrees that South Madison Community School Corporation as well as its individual school board members, administrators, teachers and other employees, will be held harmless by the sponsoring organization for any liability, cost, damage and attorney fees that result directly or indirectly from the material contained in the distributed literature and from the programs conducted by the sponsoring organization.

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)