• Fall Fest plan are rolling! Great group of volunteers working on another successful fundraiser & fun time for our students & families. - posted on 09/24/2012

  • Don't forget Sandcastle day is the 28th! Picture day October 1st and all gift wrap order due tomorrow! PTA meeting October 2nd. - posted on 09/23/2012

  • @postandcourier Ed Board opines on "new idea" puts SIES in town park. Fact: Stith Park site eliminated 2 yrs ago, not a new idea. @CCSDSupt - posted on 09/23/2012

SIES Wig & Stache Auction 2.0 starts Friday March 7th at 4:00 pm

SIES 2014 Wig & Stache Auction 2.0 opens Friday March 7th at 4:00 pm closes Monday March 10th at 6:00 pm Text 2335 to 843.606.5995 to start bidding! SIES 2014 Wig & Stache Auction 2.0 Brochure

Immortalize you, your child or your business with a personalized brick at the entrance to the new beachfront SIES!

FRIENDS of Sullivan’s Island Elementary School are excited to offer you and your family or business the opportunity of a lifetime!

Through the efforts of dozens of people throughout the last few years, SIES is finally being rebuilt and construction is going to plan. The lovely design, location, parents and teachers are sure to make SIES one of the preeminent elementary schools in the country. And now you have the opportunity to display your support for the school and its mission by purchasing an individualized brick to be placed at the front entrance of the new school!

We are now offering bricks for your purchase and addition to the entrance to the new, beachfront Sullivan’s Island Elementary School. They make excellent alumni gifts, family gifts, birthday gifts and a really cool memorial for your student’s days of “learning by the sea.”

There are two options:

1. a 4×8” brick with three lines of text, 18 characters per line

2. an 8×8” brick with six lines of text, 18 characters per line

Along with each brick, you will receive a commemorative brick with the inscription on it. This brick with be 1.5×3” and will look great in any room as a memory of your generous participation in the construction of the new SIES.

Thank you so much for your continued support and generosity to FRIENDS of SIES and the special school that is in a class by itself in many ways!


Yes… is coming….the best event in Charleston (we think)…..WIG AND STACHE 2014

It’s back!  You know how much fun you had last year and this year is poised to be even better!

Invite ALL of your friends, not just parents or friends of SIES.  Why would you want them to miss out on the party and supporting a great cause!

Friday, February 28th @ Cinebarre, 7 pm

Tickets are $45 each if you purchase by February 7th!

After February 7th, tickets are $60…so buy now!

Let’s top last year’s successful & incredibly fun inaugural bash with…..more wigs, more staches, more great stuff to bid on, and more money raised for our students and teachers!

The Wig & Stache bash includes drinks & food compliments of Cinebarre, silent and live auctions, great music, and back by popular demand, the highly entertaining Wig & Stache Contest!

All proceeds to benefit SIES school programs.


SIES Welcome back to School 2013-2014

Dear SIES Parents, First of all, thank you for helping our school year begin so smoothly and positively. As I have visited classrooms, the lunchroom and the recess field I have been very pleased to see students talking with one another, asking great questions, listening, and using good manners! These are all such important ingredients to lifelong learning and success! Way to go! Next week is just as important as the first week. Please plan to attend Open House to learn about your child’s classroom guidelines. See the schedule below. Open House will begin in the cafeteria. If needed, childcare is available for school aged students. Parking is available on the playground off Myrick Rd. Do not park on Rifle Range Rd. This week I am asking that all families, both returning and new, carve out some time toreview the parent/student handbook. You will find the 2013-2014 handbooks on our website at Monday, students will walk to class without parents. SIES staff will be stationed throughout every hallway to assist students if needed. Plan to arrive before 7:25 if you are dropping off in the car line. The carline and walk-up side walk close at 7:33 sharp and students must be in their classrooms by 7:35 ready to start the day. Our goal is to have100% of students on time this week. I will report back next week and let you know exactly how we did! Permission slips for our marine biology field trips will be sent home in the backpacks this week! Our kindergarten and first grade cluster will seine and beach comb with naturalist, Jim Koenig. The second and third grade cluster will examine the complex ecosystem of Caper’s Island, and the 4th and 5th grade classes will learn about conservation efforts on Bull Island. Additionally, all grade levels, including Child Development Blend, will participate in Sand Castle Day. Get ready for some great learning in these outdoor classrooms! I hope that you will take time as a family team to rest-up and prepare for the weeks ahead. Starting of the year on a positive, organized note is so important. Warmly, Susan R. King, Principal OPEN HOUSES: 1st – 2nd Tuesday, August 27 @ 5:30p.m. 3rd – 5th Tuesday, August 27 @ 6:30p.m. CD Blend and K Thursday, August 29 @ 5:30p.m. SAIL Gifted Program  Thursday, August 29 @5:30 pm

Our Vision Statement:

To create inquiry based learners equipped with the skills to explore and contribute as stewards of the Earth and environment.

My Principal Matters!

Congratulations to Principal Susan King for winning the “My Principal Matters” award!  The National AfterSchool Association “My Principal Matters” Awards Program recognizes excellence in school leadership and celebrates highly effective afterschool collaborative relationships between principals and afterschool programs leaders. The program is designed to be a local level event to honor exemplary principal who share effective collaboration relationships with afterschool personnel and show strong commitment to the development  of high-quality extended learning opportunities for children and youth in school.

Welcome Back to School everyone 2012-2013 is going to be great at SIES!

Another school year has begun and the first week was excellent! Many new families attended the open house just for them and we have rescheduled the Open House cancelled due to weather for September 6th at the same times as before.

The gift wrap sale will kick off soon so get ready to sell, win some prizes and do some good for SIES.

T-shirt order forms are due 8/31/2012 – please turn them in if you want to purchase an SIES T-shirt. Each year they are different so don’t miss this “old school” look – very different than last year’s tie-dye look.

If you want to make your donation to Friends of SIES there is a link on the right of the page to razoo it says DONATE NOW!

See you around school.

Thank you. Dr. McGinley!

Thank you Dr. Mcginley for the wonderful presentation on the progress Charleston county schools have made and the direction we are heading. We really appreciate the visit!

Dr. McGinley

Dr. McGinley to speak at PTA tonight!

Please be sure to come to the PTA meeting tonight to hear Dr. Nancy Mcginley, Charleston County Superintendent of schools speak.

Also on the agenda is a presentation from Loren Ziff about new school construction.

SIES Fall Fest a HUGE Success

Thanks to all of the Sponsors, Volunteers and families that made SIES Fall Fest a HUGE success. It was such a wonderful event that brought SIES families together to have fun and it raised much needed funds for Friends of SIES so we can continue to support our schools educational excellence by funding positions that CCSD does not fund. Please remember the dollars raised for Friends benefit every child attending SIES.

After Spring Break – a busy schedule at SIES.

We had another wonderful Field Day – lots of good sportmanship on display, great participation and effort by everyone!  Field Day 2011 was sponsored by Publix on Ben Sawyer Blvd.  Jay O’Dell, the manager has been extremely supportive of SIES by sponsoring the Teacher Coffe and Tea supplies as well. Publix very generously donated the apples and water for Field Day too. A special thanks to Publix!

When students and faculty return to school on April 25th it will be a busy spring! 

  • May 2nd to the 6th is SIES 2011 Teacher Appreciation Week. 
  • May 3rd at 6:30 SIES is co-hosting with Jennie Moore Elementary, The Children’s Garden School and another pre-school a free showing of the movie ”The Race to Nowhere”. It will be shown at Jennie Moore Elementary School. Tickets are FREE but you must reserve them by following this link  For more information about the movie go to
  • May 6th is Bubble Day
  • May17th is Spanish Night and the last PTA meeting. Enjoy some food, friends and spanish culture!
  • May 27th is May Day at SIES
  • May 31st is the last AR party of the year!


If you want to volunteer to help during Teacher Appreciation week please email

Events Calendar
  • Events are coming soon, stay tuned!

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This button will take you to our secure giving site at for general donations. All Friends of Sullivans Island School funds are managed and held by the Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina.