May 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.


CALLING ALL NEW FAMILIES TO WHITESIDES ELEMENTARY... you are invited to attend a brief overview of our school on Monday, May 18th at 6:00 p.m.  At 6:30, you are free to tour our school, talk to staff and meet parents in our multipurpose room as we celebrate the year's end with a PTA sponsored ice cream social from 6:30 - 7:00 p.m.   We hope you will join us!
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***REGISTRATION FOR 2015-2016 K-5th grade IS HAPPENING NOW***
Please come into the school office to pick up your registration form Monday - Friday during the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 1:30  p.m.  Thank you!
If you are the parent of a child that will be 4 on or before September 1st and would like to be considered for our Childhood Development program, please come by the office to sign up for the application to screen for this program.  The first screenings will take place late May with final screenings to be held in August. 

Nurse.png From the Director of Nursing...Measles Outbreak Letter

In addition to implementing service projects and helping out around school, the WES student council has decided to go out into our local community over the next couple of months to get involved.  Students will attend a Mt. Pleasant Town Council meeting in April and then May 1st, they will form a "team" of walkers to represent our school in the Relay for Life "Walk for a Cure" event.   Pictured below are the friendly faces of the WES student council.  


The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program at Whitesides Elementary...
January 2015
February 2015
March 2015

Please review our dismissal procedures, as well as, the information in our Parent/Student Handook.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the office.
WES Dismissal Procedures
Parent Student Handbook 2014-15


Computer News / Cyberbullying Issue...Read 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