East Elementary School

"Expecting Excellence Every Day"

Coming Events

Aug. 29th - Back to School Bingo

Aug. 31st - NO SCHOOL - Closed for professional development

Sept. 3rd - NO SCHOOL

Sept. 4th - Lunch Visitors Allowed

Sept. 10th-14th - Smart Steps

Sept. 17th - Skating Party

Sept. 25th - Parent Teacher Conferences

Sept. 27th - Parent Teacher Conferences

Sept. 28th - Birthday Breakfast

Congratulations to our 2018-2019 News Crew!

Maggie Arthur

Ella Barker

Raegan Brown

Sean Cunningham

Erin Davis

Lucas Graves

Darl Gustin

Shaun Hathcoat

Jacey Johnson

Alida Lewellen

Hunter McCord

Evan McKinney

Grace Moore

Daniel Schlabach

Kaylee Smith

Emily Stephenson

No School next Friday, August 31st (Teacher In-Service Day) or Monday, September 3rd. Enjoy your Labor Day!

Lunch Visitors Allowed Sept. 4th

Lunch Visitors are welcome starting Tuesday, Sept. 4th. You need to bring in a photo ID and you must be listed on the students parent portal.

Support Those That Support East!

Student Council

Are you interested in being a leader in your school and helping your community? Maybe you should run for Student Council! Applications are available in the office. All applications are due to homerooms teachers by Thursday, August 30th.

Campaigning will take place September 4th-September 6th. Students will give their speeches during special area on September 6th. See Mrs. Davis if you have questions about the election please feel free to contact Mrs. Davis at ldavis@smcsc.com or 779-4445 ext. 3007

Drama Club Meeting

East Elementary Drama Club is proud to present The Music Man (Kids) for the 2018-2019 school year. For those in grades 4-6 that are interested in auditioning, there will be a mandatory parent meeting on Thursday, September 6th at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. Some brief things to know before the meeting.

  • Auditions will be held the evenings of September 11th and 12th.

  • Most rehearsals are before school at 7:30 a.m. Monday-Thursday. There will occasional Friday rehearsals.

  • Show dates are November 29th and 30th.

  • If you are a 6th grade band student, you may participate in both.


Summer Brinkman

Lincoln Bronnenberg

Kate Cunningham

Sean Cunningham

Peyton DeShong

Maddie Dutton

Ty Frakes

Ella Goehring

Charlie Graddy

Arabelle Johnson

Jacey Johnson

Jael Johnson

Sawyer Koffer

Alida Lewellen

Josie Lowe

Evan McKinney

Grace Moore

Garrett Pederson

Brea Perry

Emma Reiger

Daniel Schlabach

Keira Shelton

Emily Stephenson

Troy Thorson

Holly Vaughn

Chase Wallace

Kaycie Warfel

Kaylee West

Lily Williams

Beta students serve in a variety of service rolls throughout the school. Some students serve as classroom helpers, tutor younger students, help in the office, shelve library books, etc. Mrs. Brinson is the Beta Club Sponsor

Back To School Bingo!!

Mom and Me Bingo

Wed August 29th @ 6pm

Check in begins at 5:45pm

$10 per family/each additional card is $2 at the door

Limited to the first 125 people

Flyers have been sent home. If you need another one they are available in the office.

Support Those That Support East

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.

Elf: The Musical, Jr.

Studio 3 Youth Theater (S3YT) is excited to announce this semester's production, Elf: The Musical, Jr. This opportunity is open to students ages 7 years-8th grade! Registration is now open, so be sure to sign-up soon to save your spot! Auditions will be held September 12, but all who register will be in the show! Find more information and register at S3YT.org, or email Tessa@Studio3MusicAcademy.com with questions.

Arabian Protection Plan Information

We have had some issues with students removing the chromebook from the protective case to install paper pictures or sticker under the clear plastic. APP insurance does not cover damage to the case if removed.

Support Those That Support East!

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!


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.

Davis Dynamite Dudes and Divas After School Groups

The first 9 weeks Mrs. Davis' group will be for girls in grades 3-6 and the topic will be on How to Be a Friend. The group will meet from August 29th - October 3rd on Wednesdays from 3:35pm-4:35pm in Mrs. Davis' office at East Elementary. If you have any questions contact Mrs. Davis at ldavis@smcsc.com or 779-4445 ext. 3007. There are also forms available in the office.

Outfitters Block Party & Fireworks

Saturday, September 8th 6pm-11pm

Fireworks at 10:45pm

$5 per person - 2 & under FREE

Linnie B's Laundromat Parking Lot

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)