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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 7:25 am to 2:25 pm 

Child Development Program  7:25 am - 2:05 pm
Kindergarten 7:25 am -2:15 pm
Grades 1- 5   7:25 am - 2:25 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 2017-2018 school year begins in March  2017.  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.  2016 W-2 forms, 2016 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 registration is available using the Smart Choice registration under student registration on the CCSD website.  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 AT WHITESIDES ELEMENTARY...
Parent Survey  ‚ÄčWE NEED YOUR HELP!

Please participate by clicking the parent survey link below before December 16th. This survey is an important part of the accreditation process with the State Department of Education. Students will also be participating here at school.  We value and thank you for your input!
CLICK HERE FOR PARENT SURVEY


Check out our Parent Resources under the parent section for valuable information to help your student be successful at school. These include helpful hints in math, science, and more.
 

The WES Student Council is gearing up and ready to get involved in school and community service endeavors.  A HUGE thank you for your support during the Ameris Bank/Helping Fight Hunger Campaign!  In December, the students will be dedicating a beautiful holiday tree to our school.  It will be located in the lobby, and we'll be planting it on the grounds before winter break.  We're also planning a combined "Planting Pansies on our campus" and "holiday caroling" afternoon at the Franke Home.  lights
               

Check out THE WHITESIDES EXPERIENCE (on the PTA Website)
to learn more about events sponsored by the WES PTA.   If you are interested in being a part of our PTA, we would love to have you join and help our school through your ideas and volunteering.  Membership info is located on the website.

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 2016-2017

The Awesome Staff at Whitesides Elementary School