Edward White Elementary

Edward White Elementary, a growing K-6 school with 573 students, sits in the heart of the North Scott School District between the high school and the junior high.  A recent 5.2 million-dollar update has added 28,000 square feet of classrooms, offices, a media center and a full-size competition gymnasium to the facility.  

Edward White Elementary has partnered with  the University of Northern Iowa and was named a State Model PCL {Partnerships in Comprehensive Literacy} school in 2014.  Edward White teachers have a reputation as highly skilled instructional strategists and their students consistently achieve at high levels.

Calendar of Events

2         Picture Day 
5         No School (Labor Day)
19       No School (Professional Day)
23       Fun Run
26       PTA Meeting 7:30

10      No School (Professional Day)
24      PTA Meeting 7:30 PM
25      Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30-7:45
27      Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30-7:45
28      Two Hour Early Dismissal
31      Halloween Parade/Party

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School Picture Day

posted Aug 25, 2016, 12:12 PM by Jill Brunkan   [ updated Aug 25, 2016, 12:12 PM ]

HR Imaging partners will be here to take school pictures on Friday, September 2.  

Flyers will be coming home soon!

Meet Our Administrators

posted Aug 19, 2016, 10:37 AM by Jill Brunkan   [ updated Aug 21, 2016, 6:42 AM ]

My name is Bernadette 'Bernie' Brustkern and I am thrilled to be the principal of Ed White Elementary.  I feel extremely fortunate to work with such wonderful students and a caring, dedicated staff, all while being surrounded by a supportive and involved school community.   I was born and raised in the North Scott Community School District.  I attended both the University of Iowa (Go Hawks!) and the University of Northern Iowa for my undergraduate work.  After graduation I was hired on as a fourth grade teacher at Ed White.  After five years in the classroom, and after graduating from the University of Western Illinois with my Masters in Educational Leadership, I was fortunate to transition into the associate principal role at Ed White.  This will be my eight year in the building and my second year as principal.  

My husband, Chad, and I have a 20 month old named Bennett and are expecting our second child this November.  In our free time we love trying out new recipes, being outdoors, spending time with family and friends and traveling when we have the opportunity.  

I look forward to connecting with new and old Ed White families this coming school year and working with all stakeholders to make the 2016-17 school year the best one yet! 

Ed White Families,


Hello! My name is Chad Ruth.  I am thrilled to be joining the North Scott Community School District and excited to be working with the staff and students at Ed White Elementary. I am originally from Ely, Iowa which is located just outside of Cedar Rapids. I graduated with my Elementary Education degree from The University of Iowa. Go Hawks!!! After graduation, I moved to Omaha, Nebraska where I taught 2nd and 5th grade. After teaching in Nebraska for a couple of years, my wife Meghan and I returned to Iowa and began teaching in the Pleasant Valley Community School District where I taught both 1st and 6th grade. My wife, Meghan, still teaches 4th grade at Pleasant View Elementary. Outside of work, I love to spend time with my family and friends. I  have two amazing children named Charlotte (3) and Keaton (7 months). I am so proud to be a part of all the amazing things going on at Ed White Elementary! Go Lancers! 

Parking Lot Safety

posted Aug 19, 2016, 8:31 AM by Jill Brunkan   [ updated Aug 19, 2016, 8:32 AM ]

Ed White's parking lot is a busy place every morning and afternoon. We have outlined some procedures below to ensure our students arrive and leave safely each day. Above all, we ask that drivers exercise caution and patience while on school grounds.

  • Drive slowly
  • Stop at all crosswalks
  • School buses have the right of way when entering and exiting the parking lot
  • Cars should follow the traffic flow outlined in the illustration above.  Parents have the option to drop-off/pick-up at a variety of entrances.  For those dropping off near the main entrance, please follow the loop all the way around the south east side of the building. If dropping off at the west entrance along 5th street, parents can bi-pass the loop by veering left as they enter the parking lot from 5th street.
  • Students should exit vehicles from the passenger side regardless of drop-off location. This will ensure they do not step out into traffic.  
  • The lane closest to the building on the west side is reserved for buses only. Please do not use this lane to park or for pick-up/drop-off.
  • The middle lane on the west side of the building should remain open to allow a constant flow of traffic.
  • There will be a parking lot attendant on the west side of the building to control traffic and assist with pick-up and drop-off in the AM and PM. Please be patient as we get assist students in and out of cars and across crosswalks. 
  • Students who are walking or riding bikes, scooters, or skateboards need to use the crosswalks when at school.  They need to remember to walk their bicycle or scooter while they are on campus to avoid collisions and ensure the safety of walkers. 

Unpack Your Backpack Night

posted Aug 18, 2016, 6:20 AM by Jill Brunkan   [ updated Aug 18, 2016, 6:20 AM ]

Unpack Your Backpack night is August 22 from 4:00-5:30.  This is a time to meet your teacher, get familiar with your classroom, and unpack all those school supplies.  We look forward to seeing you!

School Supplies

posted Jun 1, 2016, 10:42 AM by Jill Brunkan   [ updated Jun 1, 2016, 10:43 AM ]

Ed White Suggested Safe Snack List for 2016-17

posted Jun 1, 2016, 10:42 AM by Jill Brunkan   [ updated Aug 18, 2016, 9:38 AM ]

If you are looking for ideas for a safe birthday treat, please see below:

Food must be store bought  and come in original packaging (not homemade).

Pepperidge Farm Goldfish - any kind


Nabisco Teddy Grahams - chocolate or honey

Nabisco or Keebler graham crackers - original or honey

Rold Gold or Kitchen Cooked  pretzels

Barnum animal crackers - original

Kellogg’s plain rice krispie treats - original

Oreos original or Double Stuf

Plain Popsicles, Bomb Pops

Fruit snacks:  Welch’s, Kelloggs, Betty Crocker

Hostess Twinkies and Cupcakes

Water, juice boxes, Gatorade, PowerAde

Non Food Items: Stickers, pencils, erasers


NSCSD does not promote certain brand names nor does it consider all items on this list to be healthy.

Nurse Note

posted Jun 1, 2016, 10:22 AM by Jill Brunkan   [ updated Aug 18, 2016, 9:55 AM ]

Reminder to Kindergarten Parents:
Please remember to have all immunizations and forms turned in to the nurse before the first day of school.
Students are also required to have a dental and vision checkup.

Reminder to All Parents:
A medication administration form must be filled out if your child needs to take medication at school.

Library Talk with Pat McCaw M.D.

posted Jun 1, 2016, 9:39 AM by Jill Brunkan   [ updated Aug 25, 2016, 12:57 PM ]

Eastern Iowa Regional Crisis Line

posted Jun 1, 2016, 9:19 AM by Jill Brunkan   [ updated Aug 26, 2016, 12:23 PM ]

Parenting Successful Kids Series 2016-2017

posted May 31, 2016, 1:34 PM by Jill Brunkan   [ updated May 31, 2016, 1:34 PM ]

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