April 2014  
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Welcome to Mamie P. Whitesides Elementary School

Greetings from Whitesides. This year we have approximately 650 precious children in grades Child Development through grade 5. Our dedicated professional staff is highly qualified and includes seven National Board Certified teachers, guidance counselor and nurse. Our parents provide exceptional support for our school through the PTA, by volunteering in classrooms, by tutoring students, by attending parent conferences, and by supporting home-school relations. This dynamic partnership enables Whitesides to provide a warm and nurturing environment for children to learn and "Reach For The Stars." When 2012 state PASS results were released in November, 2012, Whitesides earned an "Excellent" Absolute rating and "Excellent" Improvement rating as well as recognition for growth gains in the Absolute rating. Whitesides learned in March, 2013, that we also earned Palmetto Gold Recognition for "Closing The Achievement Gap."

School Day 7:45 am to 2:45 pm 

Child Development Program  7:45 am - 2:25 pm
Kindergarten 7:45 am -2:35 pm
Grades 1- 5   7:45 am - 2:45 pm

Please visit our Parent Resources page to find forms, school supply lists and more!

Registration for screenings into our CD program for the 2014-2015 school year begins March 4th, 2014.  Pick up a registration packet in the office on or after March 4th.
Parents of students who are K-5th grade are asked to complete a registration form online (InfoSnap link on homepage of website).   Please bring the following documents to the office of the school between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday:

      * certified copy of birth certificate of student
      * social security card of student (if available)
      * S.C. immunization records of student
      * two proofs of residency to include the following:
1) copy of lease rental or proof of ownership of home, purchase agreement property tax or mortgage bill.
sales/property title
2) utility bill, cable, electric, water etc.

If you have any questions, please call the office at 843-849-2838 for assistance.


It is time for pre-registration for screenings for our 4K CD program. Beginning  March 4th, you may come into the office and pick up a registration packet.  Each school will be conducting their own screenings, so you must pick up the registration packet and schedule a screening at the school in your attendance zone.

Please click below to learn about our Birthday Book Program

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The WES Student Council and Charleston Animal Society send their thanks to all who donated animal food, toys, blankets, and supplies throughout the month of December.  Our donations made an amazing difference for the efforts of the organization!

We are busy again with another worthwhile community service endeavor.  We will be collecting travel size toiletries for the homeless through the Interfaith Crisis Ministry on Meeting Street. The items needed are:  shampoo, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and deodorant. This collection will continue through Wednesday, February 19.  

BLT Tuesdays

Keep clipping Box Top$ for Education coupons, Campbell’s Labels for Education, and Tyson Support your School panels throughout the year!  Turn them into Top Flap Fallon (Room 111). Your name goes in a drawing for small prizes each Tuesday and you’ll be supporting WES too!

Prang Power
Check out the link for our new school fundraiser in Prang Products.  They include Ticonderoga, Prang, Dixon, Lyra, Oriole, and Das brand school supplies.  Clip the labels and turn them in to the school for credit.  Thank you for your support!

WES is a "Cool School!"  We had a "cool" visit with Octavia Mitchell of Channel 2 News in January 2012.  We have alot to be excited about at Whitesides!

Whitesides Faculty

The Awesome Staff at Whitesides Elementary School