• 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


Why we raise funds:
To maintain the same instruction schedule as that of the previous school year.  Friends of Sullivan’s Island School will try to raise $200,000 for Sullivan’s Island Elementary School during the 2012-2013 school year to underwrite needed teacher salaries for the 2013-2014 and some current funding needs for the 2012-2013 school year.

Simply put:
Last year SIES, through the PTA and Friends Organizations, we raised  approximately $150,000 for the direct benefit of our children.  These funds are being used this 2012-2013 school year to pay for the following  faculty salaries and programs:






Your donations have a direct impact on our children each and every day.  Thank you for your generosity, vision and commitment to not only  our children, but our entire community.
Economic forecasts do not indicate that these funding needs will decrease in the short term. Raising funds has become a necessity in maintaining the educational excellence at Sullivan’s Island Elementary. A flyer describing these allocations and our capital campaign can be downloaded here.  SIFriends Flyer 

A child’s SIES experience without fundraising:
frustrated child pic• No computer instruction
• ½ year art=one semester + shorter periods
• ½ year music=one semester + shorter periods
• No Spanish
• No Chorus (3rd-5th grades)
• No plays, May Day or grade level performances
• No way to replace broken computers, TVs, etc.
• Limited access to current technology
• Limited library collection/No open library time
• No common teacher planning periods
• Limited cultural and artistic programming

A child’s SIES experience with fundraising:
• Full-time art, music and computer instruction
• Full-time guidance services
• Spanish instruction for grades K-3, three times per week, using Vive el Espanol curriculum
• Chorus (grades 3-5)
• Plays (”Horton Hears a Who”)
• May Day, all grades + 5th grade graduation
• Grade level performances at PTA meetings
• Individualized instruction and enrichment (enhanced by additional teachers funded by FOSIS)
• Open library and computer lab
• Increased library collection
• Better teacher planning together
• Flexibility to purchase needed educational materials (i.e. replacement computers)
• Cultural and artistic programming (increases global awareness)
• Latest instructional technology (Smart Boards, document readers)
• Audio Enhancement classroom sound systems provide clear, uniform sound to all students in classrooms

Events Calendar
  • Events are coming soon, stay tuned!

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