Panther News

Ernie Pyle Elementary School 2022-2023 ~ December 9, 2022

Message from the Principal

Hello Pyle Families,

This week we have been encouraging students to respect each other. We have reminded students how to solve problems with the "I message" and we have been reminding students that we keep our hands to ourselves at school. Our Panthers have been working on always showing their PAWS. Please ask your student what PAWS means to them.

The items for the fundraiser that we had in Oct/Nov will be delivered next week Wednesday, December 14th after school in the cafeteria. Please make arrangements to help your student after school on Wednesday to take these items home.

Our Lost and Found is filled with many jackets. Please encourage your student to stop by and ensure that they have everything that belongs to them. Any items left after December 22 will be donated.

Writing Contest - Bring your words to life!

Ernie Pyle is having a writing contest. Please encourage your student to participate. Students are invited to write a story that will be submitted to a group of actors who will choose a story and act it out for the school. We cannot wait to see the amazing stories come to life. Submissions are due to the school office by December 16 at 1:00 pm.
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Ernie Pyle All School Winter Concert

Save the date: Our ETMLA All school Music performance will be on Thursday, December 22 beginning at 8:45 am.

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Lost & Found

Families we have many coats and other items in our Lost & Found. Please remind students to come to take a look at the items and take what is theirs. Any items left after December 22, will be donated to a local charity. If you would like to come to look at the items please talk to the person at the front gate or visit the office. Thank you!

Here is a video of some of this week's current items.

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Hour of Code at Ernie Pyle

This week students participated in Hour of Code in many of our classrooms. This is something that takes place world wide to introduce students to coding. Students had a great time. Below are some of the links they used in class. These sites have wonderful activities that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Please ask your students to show you what they learned. Thank you Mrs. Hill for organizing this for us!


Hour of Code activity site:

TK-1/ pre-readers

grades 2-5


Meet Ms. Genesis Frausto - School Psychologist

Hello! I am Ms. Genesis Frausto, and I am the school psychologist of Ernie Pyle for the 2022-2023 school year. This is my first year in the Bellflower Unified School District and I am excited to be a part of the Ernie Pyle community. It is my goal to apply expertise in mental health, learning, and behavior, to help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. I look forward to partnering with families, teachers, school administrators, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments.

Parent Meetings


Tuesday we will be having our ELAC meeting. This meeting is open to all parents. We will be reviewing the importance of regular attendance, school safety, and we will have a special guest speaker from the Norwalk Adult school who will share about the free classes they offer. Please join us on Tuesday, December 13, 2022.

ELAC Agenda for 12-13-22

School Site Council - Public Safety Meeting

Tuesday, December 20, 2022, at 3:00 pm in room 21 we will have our public safety and school site council meeting. We will be reviewing our safety plan. Please join us if you would like to know more about our school safety plan.

Winter Break

Christmas break this year will begin on Friday, December 23 through Tuesday, January 10. School will resume on Wednesday, January 11, 2023.
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Ernie Pyle is a Uniform School

Thank you for adhering to our school uniform policy. If you need assistance with uniforms please call the school office at 562-804-6528 and ask for Edna Emezcua. 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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