Panther News

Ernie Pyle Elementary School 2022-2023 ~ February 3, 2023

Message from the Principal

This week Ernie Pyle staff and students had the amazing opportunity to see our student's stories come to life. Congratulations to all of our students who entered the contest and a HUGE well done to our playwrights who saw their words come to life. At Ernie Pyle, learning is full of fun and excitement!

Our 6th-grade students had the opportunity to visit the middle school and have a personal visit with the counselor. They are so excited about what the future brings.


  • We are pleased to share that applications for BUSD’s Dual Language Immersion Program for incoming kindergarten students will be accepted from February 6 through February 21, 2023, at 4:00 p.m. On February 6th, you can find application and enrollment information on our BUSD website under the Registration tab using the Dual Immersion Enrollment button. Detailed information about the program is under the Programs tab using the Dual Immersion button.

Parent Meetings

Latino Family Literacy Project - Parent Workshop Classes

We have an amazing opportunity for families. Mrs. Kim Ashton will be leading parents through a ten-week series of literacy parent workshops. Please complete the bottom portion of the flyer and return it to school to register. Space is limited for this workshop. Sign up today for this amazing workshop.

Click HERE to see the Flyer


Tuesday, February 21, we will be having our next ELAC meeting. This meeting is open to all parents. We will be reviewing the ELPAC test, English Learner Goals, and Uniform Complaint Procedure, and we will have a special guest speaker from the Community Resource Center. Please join us on Tuesday, February 21, 2023, at 9:00 am in room 21.

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Ned Show

Tuesday, February 7, our students are invited to a NED show performance where the message is that "There's a Champion in Every Kid." This is a pay-it-forward assembly that does not cost our school anything and in exchange we sell their yoyos to fund the next performance. Students will be able to purchase yoyos on a preorder form or at the front or back gate after school next week. There will also be a supervised yoyo play area for the week on campus at lunch recess for students who purchase them.
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Meet Patricia Reyes - Ernie Pyle Community Service Worker

Hello, my name is Patricia Reyes, and I am the new community services worker at Ernie Pyle Elementary. I have been working for Bellflower Unified School District for 11 years and serving as a case manager for 5 years. I am excited to work with Pyle’s community to help connect families with academic, social, and essential resources. I am excited to be at Ernie Pyle Elementary and can’t wait to meet all of Ernie Pyle’s families!

Safety First

This week our teachers were provided a special safety training by an LA County Sheriff. We appreciate the partnership that we have in BUSD with our police department and the plans that have been made to keep our staff and students safe at Ernie Pyle!

If we were to have an emergency on campus that would require students to not return to the classrooms, our student pick-up area would be in the back of the school on McNab. The two gates at the corners of the field would be used for parents to come based on the letter that their last name begins with. Last names with A-L would be at the gate closest to the staff driveway and students with a last name that begins with M-Z would be dismissed from the gate closest to Rosecrans. Parents or guardians would need to bring their ID and be one of the designated people allowed to pick up the student from school based on what was completed and included during the data confirmation process. If you need to add or change this please contact the school office. We would communicate this through our automated calling and email system as well. If we were to have an emergency where students needed to evacuate the campus our pick-up area would be Bellflower High School.

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School of Choice & Kindergarten Registration

SOC Open Window: Opening @ 8:00 a.m. Monday, Feb. 6, 2023, through 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 21, 2023.

Open enrollment for Kindergarten and TK begins on Monday, Feb. 6, 2023, and will continue until the last day of school and will reopen in August when the school sites return from the summer break. A link for the TK application and enrollment for 2023-24 will be made available on the District website for parents/guardians beginning Monday, February 6th.

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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