East Elementary School

"Expecting Excellence Every Day"

Coming Events

May 1st - AIM Club Meeting 3:30-5pm

May 2nd - Choir Performance @ 6

May 3rd - Moms and Muffins

May 6th - May 10th - Teacher Appreciation Week

May 13th - Skating Party

May 14th - 2nd Grade Field Trip to Indianapolis Childrens Museum

May 16th - 5th Grade Field Trip to Indianapolis Indians Game

May 16th - Kindergarten Field Trip Tour of Pendleton

May 16th- 4th Grade Music Program @ 6

May 17th - 3rd Grade Field Trip to Ball State

May 17th - 1st Grade Field Trip to Indianapolis Zoo

May 20th - Exercise Day

May 22nd - Super Reader Run

May 23rd & 24th - 3rd Grade Field Trip to Goods Candy

May 24th - 4th Grade to Conner Prairie

May 24th - Birthday Breakfast

May 27th - School Closed for Memorial Day

May 28th - 6th Grade Awards @ 6pm

May 29th - 3rd-5th Grade Awards @ 9am

May 30th - Last Day of School

Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6th - May 10th

If you can read this, thank a teacher!

Summer Make and Take Food Program

WEEM Radio and Fall Creek Christian Women's Ministry are partnering with the community to put together breakfast and lunch food boxes for student and families. Click here for more information! The deadline is May 4th.

2019-2020 Registration

Please visit the Parent Portal at https://www.arabiangrades.com/ and register your students for next school year. You simply log-in to your Parent Portal, click on the demographic change tab, review your info & make changes as needed. Check your transportation plans, click on the Acceptable Use policy and then submit. Spring Registration is important because it allows us to establish how many sections of each grade level will be needed in the fall. When building class lists, only those students that have completed spring registration will be placed in a class. Thank you for helping us obtain an accurate student count. If your student will NOT be returning to EES next year, please contact the office at 779-4445 or email Mrs. Hobbs @ khobbs@smcsc.com

Book Fair

Book Fair will be held May 13th-17th. We need parent volunteers!! If you can help please email Mrs. Griffin @ cgriffin@smcsc.com. There will also be a sign-up sheet in the office.

Parents Clubs Meeting!

Calling all parents!! We are having a parents club meeting on Tuesday, May 21st @ 6pm in the library. We will be changing officers this year so please attend if you would like to have a position or get more involved! If you can't make the meeting but are interested please email cgriffin@smcsc.com. Hope to see you there!
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Kids Connection Summer Program

We will start enrolling for our summer program beginning April 15th thru May 17th. The handbook and registration form are on our website. We create several positive experiences for children such as weekly field trips, swimming at Brown Pool, play at the park, make crafts and play lots of fun games. We are open 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and will be meeting at Pendleton Primary this summer. Be sure to join us for a fun filled summer.

Storytime STEM

South Madison Community Schools is hosting our first Hoosier Student Digital Leaders Conference.

This one day event will be held on June 18, 2019 at Pendleton Heights Middle School (8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.) and will provide current K-5 students the opportunity to engage in hands-on literacy-based STEM activities.

The day will have both structured and open ended opportunities for students to engage in STEM challenges, interact with various types of technology, and they will have access to Makerspace materials for self-guided learning.

Cost is $10 which includes a lunch and snack. Sign up here!

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Lunch Visitor Procedures


  • 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

Outfitters Spring/Summer Shopping & Upcoming Change in Voucher program

Outfitters, Inc. is now accepting families for the spring/summer shopping season. Families who shopped in the fall are now eligible for shopping, please contact Outfitters @ (765) 778-9097 to set up and appointment. We look forward to seeing you!


Outfitters Shopping & Scheduling News

Please look for the Outfitters flyer in the eligibility email for scheduling information. That will serve as your voucher in the fall. Fall shopping will begin tentatively on July 15th and be available through September 19th, 2018.

Additional information will available on our website at outfittersclothers.org



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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)