East Elementary School

"Expecting Excellence Every Day"

Coming Events

Sept. 18th - Mom and Me Bingo

Sept. 20th - 4th grade Field Trip to Lucas Oil/State Museum

Sept. 23rd - Skating Party

Sept. 24th - Parent/Teacher Conferences 4-8

Sept. 26th - Parent/Teacher Conferences 4-7:45

Sept. 27th - All Pro Dads

Sept. 27th - Oct. 3rd Book Fair

Oct. 2nd - Grandparents Night

Oct. 4th - Book Fees Due

Grandparents Night - Calendar Change!!

Save the Date for our annual Grandparents' Night on Wednesday, October 2nd!

K, 2nd, 4th & 6th grade from 5-6pm and 1st, 3rd & 5th grade from 6-7pm with fun activities in the classroom during that those times!

The Book Fair will be open from 4:30-7:30 pm and the Good's Ice Cream Truck will be here as well - only $4 for a serving of delicious ice cream!

More details coming soon!

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2019-2020 Textbook Fees

You may pay with cash, check, money order or debit/credit cards in the office. You can also pay with echeck/credit cards by accessing EFunds on the Parent Portal. If you pay by debit/credit in the office or through EFunds there is a small fee. The due date is Oct. 4th

Kindergarten: $142.64

1st Grade: $110.98

2nd Grade: $104.91

3rd Grade: $135.90

4th Grade: $141.23

5th Grade: $166.18

6th Grade: $156.40

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Congrats BETA Students

Maggie Arthur

Kamryn Beatrice

Lily Blosser

Raegan Brown

Zane Carey

Harley Coleman

Lilly Coleman

Erin Davis

Graycen DeVault

Emerson Ehrgott

Tayler Estes

Wade Filbrun

Hunter Findlay

Grace Fisher

Hayden Fox

Lucas Graves

Brycen Hamilton

Cassie Hayes

Jack Johnson

Isabella Kline

Parker Kline

Lilly McLaughlin

Avry Miller

Braydon Noland

Aiden Powers

Nicholas Radcliff

Ashaan Singh

Blayne Spegal

Ava Wallen

Whitney Waterman

Lauren Wiggins

Corbin Youtsey

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

Student Council

Persephone Atkinson, Adelin Blake, Lachlan Brown, Reyce Cleveland-Smith, Gisele Cook, Isla Dannelley, Erin Davis, Kody Day, Barrett DeVault, Graycen DeVault, Nolan Dujmovich, Wyatt Elijah, Emerson Ehrgott, Colton Fulk, Elijah Gallegos, Hendrix Gerard, Andrew Hernandez, Max Hineman, Lucy Howell, Lillian Johns, James Johnson, Kaytlinn Johnson, Mia Leyva, Kaylee Oliverio, Aiden Paul, Ava Reed, Logan Romine, Jamison Smith, Ava Stafford, Taylor Sturgeon, Madison Teague, Mackenna Tooke, Ellie Warfel, Whitney Waterman, Wyatt Waterman, Isaac Weaver, Joel Weaver, Jordan Weaver,

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

East Elementary was top 10 in the state for raising money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society! Thank you to everyone who donated!
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Arabian Leaders of Respect

Jager Balbuena, Andrew Bledsoe, Olivia Boicourt, Noah Brkljacic, Parker Davidson, Macey Frazier, Rowan Harless, Johnathan Hersberger, Beckham Holland, Zariah Hughes, Ashtyn Keegan, Rocko Leibovitz, Maddie Marsh, Kaylee Meeker, Adam Navalo, Zion Palmieri, Jacey Perry, Hunter Salisbury, Taryn Shepard, Jase True, Whitney Waterman
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Readers of the Month

Case Baker, Elliot Brinks, Megan Bruce, Eliza Cleveland-Smith, Reyce Cleveland-Smith, Kaylee Cunningham, Summer Estes, Jonathan Hersberger, Isaiah Hobbs, Nolan Hobbs, Allie Johnson, Myles Koffer, Ivan Kopp, Isabella Kline, Cruz Leyva, Chloe McMahon, Lilly McLaughlin, Jase Mackey, Travis Messer, Emily Moore, Easton Paull, Karaline Petty, Landon Richardson, Willow Richmond, Sophia Roman, Sophia Sorrells, Landon Smith, Ella Williams, Luke Woodyard
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Box Top Contest

Clip 'em, Scan 'em and Bring 'em In!

The class with the most box tops wins a pizza party!!

The class with the 2nd most box tops wins a popsicle party!!

The deadline is Oct. 25th!!

Digital Citizenship Week

September 9-13 was declared “Digital Citizenship Week” in Indiana. Your child took part in lessons from Common Sense Education’s Digital Citizenship Curriculum, designed to educate and guide young people to harness the power of the Internet and digital tools so they can become safe, responsible, and respectful digital citizens.

WHAT FAMILIES CAN DO: Common Sense Education takes a whole-community approach to digital citizenship by providing parent resources at www.commonsense.org to help you support your child’s learning.
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Lunch Visitor Procedures/Times

  • 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.
  • 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 3rd.

  • Student Lunch Hours

    Kindergarten: 10:25

    1st Grade: 10:45

    2nd Grade: 11:00

    3rd Grade: 11:15

    4th Grade: 11:40

    5th Grade: 1:00

    6th Grade: 12:35

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.

Important Policies and Procedures

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.

  • 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 x 3100. 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.

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 6, 2019. Thank you!

Community News


Outfitters 13th Annual Block Party will be held on Saturday, September 28th from 6 - 10 pm.

The Block Party will be held in downtown Pendleton on the corner of State Street and Pendleton Ave. in the Linnie B's Parking Lot.

Admission is $5 (3 years old and under are FREE)

Enjoy activities for the entire family. Kid & Teen Zone, Gaming Truck, Food Truck, Live Band & Fireworks

For more information or updates please visit our website at www.outfittersclothes.org

Pendleton Music Academy

Do you have a child interested in music? Please call Pendleton Music Academy at (765)608-7432 for more information about private music lessons. Pendleton Music Academy is also the home of The Pendleton Children’s Choir, which is open to any child grades 1-6 who loves to sing. Please call us for more information or email Mr. Gallion at the middle school for details dgallion@smcsc.com.

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YMCA Basketball

Click on the link below for more information about the YMCA basketball programs:


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 $18.25 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

All About East

Principal - Mr. Andrew Kruer (akruer@smcsc.com)

Assistant Principal - Mr. Brandon DeHart (bdehart@smcsc.com)