The East Side

May 2023

A Year To Remember

What an exciting and eventful school year we have had! Together, we have navigated the ebb and flow of elementary school. Together, we have shared challenges and struggles. Together, we have overcome obstacles and barriers. Together, we have celebrated successes and triumphs. There isn't much that we can't do at East Elementary, especially when we are together.

As we begin the process of ending our school year, teachers will be sharing information regarding end-of-year activities. We are definitely going to celebrate our students; and, we are going to have some fun along the way.

Planning Ahead

In planning for the 2023-2024 school year, there is a set of criteria taken into account to ensure that each class is equal in student distribution. While we make every effort to place your child in an environment that will be optimal for success, we understand that each child is unique. As each teacher is a professional educator that meets the requirements to fulfill the mission at East Elementary School, we will not honor teacher requests nor denials; however, if there is information that will be beneficial regarding your child’s placement (learning style, personality, friendships, history with teacher, etc.) please share that with Principal Wiggins in writing, via letter or e-mail, by 3:00 p.m. on May 25. We will take any information you provide in consideration of placement. Class assignments, when mailed, are final; and, no changes will be allowed.
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The EES PTO is sponsoring this year's Boosterthon Fun Run. This two-week character education and physical fitness curriculum culminates with an energizing and exciting fun run on May 12 for students, teachers, and even families. More information to come.
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Student Medication Collection

Student medications can be collected from Nurse Baker anytime in the coming weeks. Medications not collected by May 26 will be destroyed.


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Student Celebrations

Our annual honors assemblies to celebrate student achievements will take place as follows:

  • Grade 6 - Tuesday, May 23, 10:00 a.m.
  • Grades 2 & 3 - Wednesday, May 24, 12:00 p.m.
  • Grades 4 & 5 - Wednesday, May 24, 1:30 p.m.

Spirit Night at Chick-fil-a

Mr. Wiggins has asked for his last EES Spirit Night to be where is all stared in 2006. Chick-fil-a is happily hosting us Tuesday, May 23, 4:00-8:00 p.m. He will be at the event and hopes that you will come in for a high-five and a hug. Don't forget to tell the cashier that you are supporting EES in order to raise money for our little elementary school.


Tuesday, May 9th, 11am-1:45pm

608 4th Avenue Southeast

Cullman, AL

Our CubCat Cafe Crew will be grilling hamburgers and Nathan's hotdogs, complete with trimmings, for a special picnic lunch on the lawn. Yes, you can bring your own picnic lunch; but, let us save you the hassle. Either way, we hope that you can join us for the cookout.