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Welcome to Mamie P. Whitesides Elementary School

Greetings from Whitesides. This year we have approximately 700 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 2013 state PASS results were released in November, 2013, Whitesides earned an "Excellent" Absolute rating. Whitesides learned in March, 2014, that we also earned Palmetto Gold Recognition for "Achievement." We also earned an "A" rating on the ESEA Federal Report Card in November of 2014.

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!

The application process for screenings into our CD program for the 2016-2017 school year begins March 1st, 2016.  Pick up an application packet in the office on or after March 1st.  In addition to the documents listed below that are required for the application process, CD parents will need to provide proof of income.  2015 W-2 forms, 2015 Income tax form w/Schedule C, most recent pay stub, unemployment compensation records, and supplemental security income records are some acceptable forms of income documentation.  
  
Parents of students in K-5th grade need to pick up a registration form in the office.  Online registrations are not being offered at this time.  If you choose to complete the form at the school, please bring the following documents along to complete the registration.  Forms are given 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.

WHAT'S HAPPENING

Copies of the first Whitesides cookbook are still available for purchase. Please stop by the office to get your copy.  They make great gifts.  The cost is $15.  Get yours today!
Whitesides I Love Books & Family Week coming up February 22nd - February 26th.  Book Fair and Fun all week...read more


Please click on the links below to review the instructional materials up for adoption. 
Instructional Materials Public Review letter
Generic Textbook Eval Form
Public Comment Form
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Whitesides has Talent!  Try-outs were a success and now its time to put those talents to work.  Rehearsals will be on February 18th, 25th, and March 3rd at 5:30 p.m.  Parents, we do need volunteer help this year.  Please email Brooke Yarbrough at bgalvan@hotmail.com if you are available to help.  Thank you parents for all you do to make Whitesides a success!

Updated Academic Calendar 2015-2016     
Spanish Academic Calendar 2015-2016

The WES student council's next community venture is to work with One80 Place located on Meeting Street in Charleston.  One80 Place provides food, shelter, and hope to end homelessness. We will be collecting designated items for the shelter throughout the month of February. Additional information will be forthcoming via grade level newsletters. Thank you, in advance, for your support!

Check out THE WHITESIDES EXPERIENCE (on the PTA Website)
to learn more about upcoming events sponsored by WES PTA.  
Grandparents lunch date, The Roar Campaign, Steam Scream Family Night, the Whitesides Cookbook, Family portraits at Oyster Point, and more....

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 131). 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!
PrangPower

WES is a "Cool School!"  We had a "cool" visit with Octavia Mitchell of Channel 2 News in January 2012 and again in October 2014.  We have a lot to be excited about at WES!
Check out Mt. Pleasant Magazine's January 2015 issue.  Whitesides Elementary was voted #1 Elementary School in Mt. Pleasant!
  

Faculty Picture
The Awesome Staff at Whitesides Elementary School

QUICK LINKS

InfoSnap
Lunch Menu
Prepay Lunch

Staff Directory





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