November 2015  
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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 2015-2016 school year begins March 2nd, 2015.  Pick up an application packet in the office on or after March 2nd.  In addition to the documents listed below that are required for the application process, CD parents will need to provide proof of income.  2014 W-2 forms, 2014 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.


Parent Bully Prevention Newsletter Nov. Edition

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

Color Palette.pngART FOR EDUCATION

Art for Education wishes to giveback to Whitesides with the hopes of creating and supporting extraordinary learning experiences for all of our students! Danielle Cather Cohen, a local artist and parent of two students who attend Whitesides, is donating 100% of the profits of the sale of her art each month to Whitesides. These funds will be used for programs, needed supplies, or to support school initiatives that are not funded by CCSD. To view the “Painting of the Month”, please visit her website at www.DanielleCatherCohenArt.comand click on Paintings.   These are beautiful paintings that would look perfect in any home or office!  Thank you for supporting ART FOR EDUCATION, and please share with family and friends!


Our WES Student council consists of students in grades 3-5 that are nominated by homeroom teachers as representatives for our school. We have 29 members this year! We'll be assisting with activities for Relay for Life and conducting a pet food/supply drive for the Charleston Animal Society in December. We'll be hosting a bake sale during the chorus performance on Nov. 19th.  Please be on the lookout for more information.

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!

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!


The Awesome Staff at Whitesides Elementary School


Staff Directory

 Lunch Menu



District 2 Rezoning
January 29th Letter

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Year 2015-2016

The Whitesides Cookbook will
be here soon! Look for the order
forms in your child's folder on
November 30th.