Panther News

Ernie Pyle Elementary School ~ January 27, 2023

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Message from the Principal

The staff and students enjoyed spreading kindness throughout the campus as we participated in Kindness Week activities. Thank you to all families who participated.

Today, students enjoyed a movie reward party in the cafeteria for entering the Tell Me A Story Writing Contest. We are so excited to see whose story will be chosen to be acted out by the Imagination Machine Assembly next Tuesday. Thank you families for encouraging our panthers to be authors!

We still have room in our literacy class for parents. Mrs. Ashton will be teaching the Latino Family Literacy Class in English where families will learn about ways to help build literacy in your students through the love of reading. Sign up for this fabulous free parent workshop series by completing and returning the flyer.

Our PTA is planning a Members Only dance party. If you are not yet a member of PTA you can still join. Visit click on the parents tab and PTA to join. Don't miss out on this GLOWtastic Time!

Next week we will be back in our school uniform. Please see the handbook for more information about our school uniform.

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Parent Workshop - Drug Awareness & Prevention

The Bellflower Unified School District has invited representatives from The Drug

Enforcement Administration (DEA), Community Family Guidance (CFG), and the Los Angeles Center for Alcohol and Drug Abuse (LA CADA) to share with parents what trends they are seeing, explain what to look for, and share how parents/guardians can support their children. Please join us in person on January 31st from 6:00 pm-7:30 pm in the District Board Room. Please click HERE to register. Registration is first come, first served and seating is limited to the first 50 responses.

This workshop will take place on January 31, 2023. Hope to see you there.

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Ernie Pyle is a Uniform School

Thank you for adhering to our school uniform policy. Please remember that the school uniform is plain blue or khaki pants or skirts with no stripes or designs. Sweats, joggers, leggings, and jeggings are not permitted as uniform bottoms. The uniform shirt is a blue or white shirt with a collar. Please do not send your student to school in only a jacket or sweatshirt without a uniform shirt underneath. The full uniform policy is listed below for more details. If you need assistance with uniforms please call the school office at 562-804-6528 and ask for Edna Amezcua. We are here to help our panther families.
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In a world where our students have access to information at the touch of a button, we are working to prepare them to continue to make PAWSitive choices when online. The website offers families resources and newsletters, information about movies, and best media lists for families. Please check out this information and discuss it with your students so that we can ensure that our students have the tools necessary to make great choices when in person and online.

Paper Tutoring

Students have access in their Clever accounts to a program called Paper Tutoring. This program is for students in grades 4 through 12 and it is completely free on-demand tutoring assistance. Please remind your students that this is available to them should they want or need any help on any assignments.

Who Are Paper Tutors?

How do students access 24/7 live help on Paper?

How Do Students Use PAPER's Essay Review?

Paper for Parents Webinar (Spanish)

School Office

The school office is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:00 to 3:45 daily. If you need assistance with registration or have any questions please call the office at (562) 804-6528. If our friendly office staff is assisting another parent, please leave a message and your call will be returned.

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BELL Program

Bell is a free interactive program for children 0-5 years of age and their

parent/caretaker. At BELL you will engage your child in activities that

develop your child's cognitive, social emotional, physical development and

most importantly you will have fun and learn alongside your child!

Registration is required, but is FREE for families residing within Bellflower

Unified School District attendance boundaries.

Start date: Monday January 30, 2023

Email: please include your name and

contact information and ECE staff will contact you to set up an appointment

to complete registration.

Location: 9301 Flower St. Bellflower, CA 90706 (west of the ECE building)

For any questions, please contact 562) 461-2227