Panther News

Ernie Pyle Elementary School 2022-2023 ~ October 28, 2022

Message from the Principal

Thank you for helping us to pledge to Celebrate Life by being Drug-Free! Staff and students had a great time this week participating in the activities that PTA had for us.

If you or a loved one are a veteran, we would like to honor you. Please complete the form that was sent home and turn it in by November 1st to reserve a spot.

Next Friday is the end of the first trimester and it will be a short 1:26 dismissal. Report cards will be available in your parent portal after school on November 14th.

Please click HERE to see our Red Ribbon Video.

Please click HERE to see the Red Ribbon Cheer & Dance Club

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Red Ribbon Week

Thank you to all of our PTA for the exciting Red Ribbon activities and for helping us to know that we can celebrate a Drug-Free Lifestyle.
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Shortened Day ~ 1:26 pm dismissal ~ Friday, November 4, 2022

Next Friday, November 4, is a 1:26 pm dismissal day. Friday is the end of the first trimester and teachers will be preparing report cards. Monday, November 14, Report cards will be available after school to parents in the Parent Portal.

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Meet kindergarten teacher Hillary Pedersen

Hello! I am Hillary Pedersen, a kindergarten teacher at Ernie Pyle. I have been working at Ernie Pyle since I first started teaching eight years ago. I spent the first six years teaching sixth grade and then decided to make the jump to kindergarten. I love being a primary teacher and seeing how our students absorb the learning with high energy and excitement. I am also the Technology Instructional Leader on campus and enjoy helping all of you have an easier time integrating technology into our teaching. When I am not at work, you can find me with my family- my husband and 4-year-old twins.

Free Virtual Parent Workshop in Spanish

Topic: “The Emotional and Mental Effects of the Pandemic on the Lives of Your Children”

Objective: Parents will learn to differentiate between bad behavior and deteriorating mental health in their teens/children. Children scream for belonging and significance through kind and firm parenting when misbehaving. In addition, parents will obtain practical tools to improve their self-care to better their parenting.

You are invited to this free parent class opportunity offered to Ernie Pyle families by Disciplina Positiva.

“Children and Teens do better when they feel better” - Dr. Jane Nelsen.

This Conference is a Monthly Complementary Parenting Training for our parents because we have a relationship with Disciplina Positiva.

Date: October 29, 2022

Time: 9 am to 10:30 am

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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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