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September 23, 2021

Hello Pyle Families,

Ernie Pyle will be having our first "You Matter Day." Wednesday, September 29, Staff and students are encouraged to wear school-appropriate purple clothing to help spread the word that we all matter in this world. We are planning on leaving a PAWSitive paw print on the world around us. Our Counselor will be conducting special activities with the students on this day. Students who choose to wear purple to participate will not need to be in uniform if they are wearing purple.

Thank you and have a great day.

September 21, 2021

Hello Pyle Families,

There has been a change in our Fall Picture day Date. Our fall pictures are now scheduled for Wednesday, October 27, 2021. Fall pictures are taken in uniform, so please be sure that your student has on their uniform. There will be a spring picture day where students will be able to wear free dress.

Thank you and have a great evening.

September 20, 2021

Hello Pyle Families,

A huge thank you to the families who voted in our school site council elections.  This year your parent and family representatives will be Louie Carillo, Jessica Diaz, Yesenia Garcia-Contreras, Jazmin Soriano, and Evelyn Salgado.

This week students will be dismissed at 1:26 pm every day so that families are able to meet with teachers for conferences.  If you have not yet made your appointment please reach out to the teacher to schedule your appointment.

Thank you to all families who have completed data confirmation.  If you have not yet been able to confirm your data please call the school office and we would be happy to help.  All students in the Bellflower Unified School district must have their data confirmed.

Thank you and have a wonderful evening.

 

September 17, 2021

Hello Pyle Families,

Next week is parent-teacher conferences.  If you have not already signed up for a time to meet with your teacher either in person or virtually please reach out to them to schedule a time.  School will be dismissed at 1:26 pm all week to accommodate conferences.

Spirit wear shirts to wear on Fridays are still on sale.  You can order them on ErniePyleElementary.org by scrolling down on the homepage to place your order, then bring $10 to the office to pay.  The last day to order Shirts will be September 30.  They will no longer be available after that so get yours today!

School Picture Day is coming.  Fall pictures will be on Tuesday, October 5, 2021.  Fall pictures are taken in uniform, so please be sure that your student has on their uniform.  There will be a spring picture day where students will be able to wear free dress.

Thank you to those of you who have completed data Confirmation.  If you have not yet completed this process and need assistance please call the school office.  We are happy to help.

Thank you to those of you who attended our events this week: Back to School Night, PTA Meeting, Title 1 Meeting, 6th-grade camp meeting, GATE meeting, and Student of the Month Awards.  If you would like any additional information about any of these events please reach out to your teacher with questions or give us a call in the office.

Please take our annual Title 1 survey.  This survey will give us valuable input that we will use for planning purposes.  Thank you for sharing your input with us!  

English Survey - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ouJbtwrZnNGYika7tSMJKZZHRZCVkFwa6zjxojRH2uw/viewform?edit_requested=true

Spanish Survey - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1rVbjXmx1fooSCSKxuDECW0HLdQdPmDSiMqSrwYb33yA/viewform?edit_requested=true



Have a wonderful weekend Pyle Families!

 

 September 10, 2021

Hello Pyle Families,

Thank you for your support at our Book Fair this week.  It was a huge success.  A special thank you to the PTA volunteers who made it possible.  If you would still like to purchase books you can visit ErrniePyleElementary.org today to order books online.

Please visit our website to vote for your school site council representatives for the 2021-2022 school year.  Thank you to all parents who responded that you would like to be a part of this parent advisory group!

Tuesday, September 14, 2021, school will be dismissed at 12:35 pm as we have back-to-school night in the evening. Our Back to School Night will be virtual.

At 5:00 pm there will be a Title 1 meeting for all families, at 5:25 pm teachers and staff members of Ernie Pyle will be introduced followed by a short PTA association meeting.

We will have two sessions for you to log in to a meeting with the teachers. The first session will be from 5:50-6:20 pm and the second session will be from 6:25 to 6:55 pm. Please join us to see what we have planned for your child this year. 

 Have a wonderful Weekend!

Flyer with information about Back to School Night and Links to teacher Meetings - CLICK HERE

 

 

September 9, 2021

Hello Pyle Families,

Next Tuesday, September 14, 2021 school will be dismissed at 12:35 pm as we have back-to-school night in the evening. Our Back to School Night will be virtual.

At 5:00 pm there will be a Title 1 meeting for all families, at 5:25 pm teachers and staff members of Ernie Pyle will be introduced followed by a short PTA association meeting.

We will have two sessions for you to log in to a meeting with the teachers. The first session will be from 5:50-6:20 pm and the second session will be from 6:25 to 6:55 pm. Please join us to see what we have planned for your child this year. The links to join the meetings will be posted to ErniePyleElementary.org and sent out to our emails on file on Monday.

Thank you and have a wonderful evening!

 

September 7, 2021

Hello Pyle Families,

At Ernie Pyle, we have two parent advisory groups.

School Site Council is an advisory group that monitors and advises the school about programs, budget, safety, and other important topics. If you would like to be a part of this group and have your name included on the ballot please email EPPrincipal@busd.k12.ca.us before Friday, September 10, 2021, with your name, your child's name, and a brief introduction of yourself. This is a great way to be involved at Ernie Pyle.

Our second parent advisory group is ELAC. ELAC is an advisory group specifically for parents of English learners, but all parents are welcome to come to the meetings if you are interested in the programs that are provided for our students who are English Learners. Our first meeting of the year will be Thursday, September 16, 2021, at 8:30 am on campus in room 21. Please note, you will need to sign in at the meeting attesting that you are in good health and that you have not been in contact with anyone in the last 14 days who have had Covid 19 or symptoms of Covid 19.

Thank you and have a great evening.

 

 

September 3, 2021
 
Hello Pyle Families,

Our book fair started today and continues until next Friday at Ernie Pyle.  If your students would like to purchase books please send the money with them and message the teacher that they have the money so that they can go shopping at their recess time.  They will also have the opportunity to shop during the class tour of the book fair.  

Please remind students to wait on the sidewalk after school for you and to use the crosswalks only to cross streets on the way home.  We want to make sure all students and families stay safe when exiting campus.  Please pull up to the curb so that your student may enter the car, teachers will not allow students to go into the street to enter cars so that we can keep all panthers safe.

Monday is a school Holiday.  Have a great three-day weekend and we will see you all back on Tuesday, September 7.
 
 
 
 
September 1, 2021

 

Hello Pyle Families,

We are happy to announce that we will be hosting a scholastic book fair on campus From September 3-10.  Students will have the opportunity to visit the book fair with their class to purchase books as well as visit the book fair at first recess with a pass from their teacher.  You may send the cash with them in an envelope and message the teacher that they have the money for the book fair.

 

Parents, if you do not want to send the money with your student but instead would like to sign up to shop at our bookfair you may come to school by appointment only to purchase books by clicking on the link below to sign up for a time.  Masks will be worn inside at all times and all patrons of the book fair will practice social distancing while on campus.  Students will not be pulled out of class to shop with parents and parents will not be permitted in the book fair during the students' recess time.

Link to sign up for a parent to shop without their student at the book fair

 
 
 
August 31, 2021
 

Hello Pyle Families,

At Ernie Pyle, we have so many things to be thankful for.  We are thankful to have the opportunity to be back together and learning, thankful for each other, and for our extended Pyle family.  Some of our panthers wanted to share what we are thankful for with you.  Please click the link to see our Thankful Tuesday post.

Have a great evening and enjoy our message of gratitude!

Thankful Tuesday, August 31, 2021--

 

 

August 11, 2021

Hello Pyle Families

We are so excited to see you all for our first day of school tomorrow. School begins at 8:20 am so please plan to arrive between 8:05 am and 8:15 am tomorrow morning.

Kindergarten students will enter through the front Kindergarten gate or through the back gate with a sibling to escort them to the kindergarten yard and students in grades 1-6 may enter through the front or back gates to meet their teachers on the playground at 8:20 am. Staff and students are the only ones who will be allowed on campus.

A huge thank you to our families who have completed data confirmation. We still have some families who need to complete this important process to confirm your most up-to-date contact information. Please make every effort to complete this today if you have not yet done so.

Staff and students will be wearing masks inside so please send your student with a mask that fits comfortably over their nose and mouth. The first day of school is a shortened day so school will be dismissed at 1:26 pm tomorrow. All students will be able to receive a free meal through our cafeteria so you may send a lunch or have your student eat the food served here on campus.

Have a wonderful evening and we look forward to seeing you in the morning.

 

August 6, 2021

Hello Pyle Families.  We are excited to welcome you to the new school year.  On Monday, August 9, at 5:00 pm Mrs. Cummings, our school principal, will be sharing some welcome back information with families.  If you would like to join this virtual meeting please click the link below.  This meeting will be in English and in Spanish.  If you are unable to attend the meeting, we will post information from the meeting here on Tuesday, August 10th.  

Monday, August 9, 5:00 pm 

                 meet.google.com/mqk-rbiq-aha
 
                 Join by phone
‪                 (US) +1 608-520-0698‬ PIN: ‪358 565 744‬#
 
Ernie Pyle will be having three "meet your teacher" events for grades TK, kindergarten, first grade, and second grade.  If your child is in one of these grade levels one adult may bring the student during the meeting times listed below to meet their teacher for the year.
 
TK & Kindergarten: Tuesday, August 10, at 2:00 pm on the kindergarten playground
 
First-Grade: Wednesday, August 11, at 2:00 in the cafeteria.
 
Second-Grade Wednesday, August 11, at 2:30 pm in the second-grade classrooms.
 
All other students will have the opportunity to meet their teachers on the school playground at 8:20 on Thursday, August 12.

August 5, 2021

Hello Pyle Families,

This is Mrs. Cummings, your school principal.  Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year!  We are so excited to welcome our Ernie Pyle Panthers back on campus to full in-person instruction next week.  A special welcome to our new students.  We are so happy to have you as part of our panther family. 

Our first day of school is August 12, 2021.  The cafeteria will be open at 7:45 a.m. for breakfast and all other students can come on campus at 8:05 a.m.  Students in grades 1-6 may enter campus through the front gate off Woodruff or through our back gate off McNab.  Kindergarten students will enter through the front gate closest to Rosecrans, or through the back gate with an older sibling who also attends Ernie Pyle.  Please be sure to remind your student which gate to exit the school from on their first day so that they know where to meet you at 1:26 pm. (The first day is a shortened day) Our independent learners will enter the campus without an adult escort. Only staff and students will be allowed on campus.  Staff will be available to walk students to the playground and make certain they are able to navigate campus.  Students in grades 1-6 will go to the playground and meet their teachers there at 8:20 am. Kindergarten students will go to the front entrance and enter through the kindergarten gate.  Teachers will meet students on the playground on the first day; school begins at 8:20 a.m. and dismissal will be at 1:26 p.m.  Regular dismissal time is 2:45 p.m. and 1:26 p.m. every Wednesday.

Please update your student’s information through our data confirmation process prior to the start of the school year.  This must be done for all BUSD students. Completing Data Confirmation is our online process for new and returning students.  Once you complete Data Confirmation you will have access to Teacher, Classroom Number, Report Cards, and other pertinent information for the school year. In addition, it is highly recommended that you provide an updated and active email for home/school communication.  If you have any questions about data confirmation the school office is now open Please give us a call at 562-804-6528 and we would be happy to guide you over the phone or schedule an appointment.

If you have a school Chromebook checked out you may keep that at home to use, your student does not need to bring that to school on the first day.

Staff and students will be wearing masks while indoors.  For updates regarding Reopening Protocols for K-12 Schools please visit our school website: ErniePyleElementary.ORG and scroll down on the home page to the link for k-12 protocols.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing our Panthers for the first day of school next Thursday!  

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