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Principal's Message

I am delighted to welcome you to a new school year.  All of us at Ernie Pyle want to make this a successful year for your child. Our shared expectation for all staff of a Standard of Excellence; Nothing Less combined with your active support and involvement will ensure a successful school experience.

We keep children first in all that we do. Education is our #1 priority. With those core values, we stand ready, willing and able to do what is needed for educating the students you entrust to us each day. Our mission at Ernie Pyle is to provide a positive learning environment focused on high academic and social-emotional success for all students.

The Ernie Pyle staff takes the business of loving and teaching children seriously. Each staff member approaches his/her task with a keen understanding of the honor that it is to be able to touch the future through the lives of children. This important work can’t be done alone; however, when we work together we become more powerful by empowering each other.  With parents, teachers and school staff working together as a team, towards the same goal, every child will succeed.

As your principal, I seek and welcome your support, ideas, suggestions and involvement. I encourage you to join our team through volunteering, participating in advisory councils, attending school events, becoming active in the PTA or staying informed through parent meetings,  school communication notices, automated telephone messages or the website.

We embrace a growth mindset and dedication to continuous improvement.  I look forward to working together as partners in learning and making Ernie Pyle Elementary a place children delight in and enjoy learning.

With kind regards,

Jessica Cummings,


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