East Elementary School

"Expecting Excellence Every Day"

Coming Events

March 11th & 12th - School is in Session - Snow Make-up Days

March 13th - 22nd - Spring Break

March 25th - 29th - IREAD

March 25th - 29th - Time for Change

March 27th - Mom and Me Bingo

March 29th - Birthday Breakfast

April 2nd - Kindergarten Round-up 1p-6p @ East Cafe'

April 4th - 3rd & 5th Grade to PHHS for Drama Production 8:30am-11:00am

April 8th - Registration starts

April 9th - Kindergarten Blast Off

April 11th - Kindergarten Program

April 12th - Spring Picture Day

April 15th - Skating Party

April 16th - 3rd Grade to PHHS 9:30-11:15

April 19th - All Pro Dads

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6th Grade Lady Arabians!

Congratulations to our 6th Grade Lady Arabians & Coach Hathcoat on an undefeated season and the County Champion 3 years in a row!!

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Leaders of the Month

Savannah Bolander, Gunner Bowlin, Parker Davidson, Kyler Dong, Carson Earls, Ryan Huffman, Savanna Hersberger, Ashtyn Keegan, Kaden Kendall, Korban Kiritsis, Teagan McGee, Jake Marsh, Jensen Oyler, Ava Reed, Rowan Revard, Landon Richardson, Ashaan Singh, Lilly Shock, Simon Summers, Sydney Weiandt, Ben Young

Drama Club Parent Meeting

East Elementary Drama Club is proud to present Frozen Jr. for the 2019-2020 school year. For those that will be in grades 4-6 and are interested in auditioning, there will be a mandatory parent meeting on Thursday, April 4th at 7:00p.m. in the cafeteria. We are having auditions for next fall because we will be rehearsing a little over the summer. Some brief things to know before the meeting.

  • Auditions will be held the evenings of April 16th and 17th.

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

  • Show dates are November 20th and 21st. Plus the all school show on the morning of the 22nd.

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

  • We will be hosting an audition workshop on April 13th.

Mom & Me Bingo is Back!

Mom & Me Bingo

East Cafeteria

Wed. March 27th

5:30pm-7:00pm

$10 per family

Additional cards will be sold at the door for $2 per card

Limited to the first 125 people

There are flyers available in the office.

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Math Bowl

Congratulations to our Math Bowl team & Mrs. Collins team who received 4th place in the competition!

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Readers of the Month

Ryan Alford-Poitras, Colton Ashton, Alayah Batt, Wyatt Biddle, Andrew Bledsoe, Harley Coleman, Boston Cortez, Maelena Delph, Austin Earls, Addyson Gaw, Conner Givens, Izzy Kline, Ivan Kopp, Allie McAllister, Jackson McHatton, Evan McKinney, Alida Lewellen, Olivia Martin, Hutson Merz, Abbygail Miles, Jensen Oyler, Paige Peluchette, Brea Perry, Emma Rieger, Adel Roberts, Cooper Shreves, Zyler Sidwell, Simon Summers, Gabriel Walker, Elijah Watson, Hali Williamson

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

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)