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2019-2020 Comprehensive Needs Assessment Survey 

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Comprehensive Needs Assessment Survey 


 As we approach the final phase of the 2018-2019 school year, be reminded of ESE’s vision, mission, and goals:                


All students will become proficient readers, writers, mathematicians, problem solvers, and productive citizens and graduate college and career ready.


In partnership with parents and the community, we, the teachers and staff of East Sunflower, commit to provide all children with a safe and positive environment where they will be empowered to become responsible, respectful, and contributing citizens. 


  • To ensure the safety of all students and staff  
  • To foster healthy relationships with all stakeholders based on respect, trust, and effective communication.  
  • To teach with rigor and relevance  
  • To increase student achievement and enhance school culture.  
  • To be a help to others and a life-long learner 
  • To always do what is in the best interest of ALL children 

Looking forward to a successful Fourth Nine Weeks!!


   --Principal Sawanda Washington   



Come on out and visit our Parent Center at East Sunflower Elementary. By visiting the center you will receive parenting literature and learning tools for you and your child. Our goal is to make a difference in the lives of children and provide support to parents. I am still looking forward to seeing you at workshops. Parents, we need your input. If there is a particular topic or area, you would like to see a workshop conducted, please do not hesitate to let me know.  Remember, we have different ways you can be involved in your child education, such as, Active Parents, Remind, PTO/PTA meetings, school events, and you may also volunteer.  You may reach me through e-mail at

Parents, the SCCSD is promoting a PERFECT ATTENDANCE contest. Students can win prizes and money by being at school daily. If a student is present the entire month, his/her name is entered into the drawing. Let the competition begin! 

My hours are Monday and Wednesday from 7:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.  

“With us plus you, there’s nothing our students can’t do”!

Geraldine Ray, Parent Liaison 


The word of the month for March is CURIOSITY! Curiosity is the search for information for its own sake. Active open-mindedness means exploring a wide range of relevant information when trying to draw a conclusion, including information that challenges our own initial assumptions. People who are eager to explore new things, ask questions to help them learn better, and are active in their learning process are curious people!

Counselor, Nearline Anderson                                                                                                         

Growing by Reading at E.S.E.

At E.S.E., February was a month of celebrating love, diversity, fairness, Black History, and reading. The focus of our second Reading is Fundamental book distribution on February 22, 2019 was by “Growing by Reading.” Students were provided a wide variety of books by and about African Americans who have been successful and who have made outstanding contributions to American history. Students wore “diversity” buttons to show that they understand that although people are different, all are equal.

On February 26, 2019, our celebration continued as one of E.S.E.’s own, Kaitlyn Price, represented not only E.S.E., but also the SCCSD, and the Region in the State Reading Fair.

The celebration continued into the month of March as well. The Panthers celebrated reading through our observance of Read Across America, a national celebration of reading held on or near March 2, the birthday of Dr. Seuss, beloved children’s author. Mayor Norwood signed a proclamation declaring Friday, March 1, 2019, as Read Across America Day in Sunflower, Mississippi; the Cat in the Hat made an appearance and read to students, thanks to the Sunflower County Library System. Guest readers from the SCCSD District office, and members of the E.S.E. Library Advocacy Committee donned their red and white stovepipe hats and entertained students in Pre-K through 5th grade with great stories by Dr. Seuss and other outstanding authors. Staff and students dressed in red, black and white, the signature colors of the famous Cat in the Hat. Students won prizes throughout the day by meeting the Read Across America Challenge offered by Principal Washington. In addition to prizes from the principal, Pre-K through 2nd grade students received treat bags hand delivered by Elder and Mrs. Diana Washington of Rash Temple C.O.G.I.C. in Sunflower, MS. These bags were prepared and donated in celebration of Read Across America.

Thanks to all of our community supporters, E.S.E. is moving forward in our efforts to grow proficient readers, writers, mathematicians, problem solvers and productive citizens in a safe and positive environment and who will graduate college, career, and community ready.

Gladys Williamson, Librarian 

3rd Grade Reading Assessment - 2018 → Click here for pdf.file  

Pre-K / East Sunflower Elementary