Welcome to Pitner Elementary
Home of the Patriots
Building a Strong Foundation for a Lifetime of Learning

     The mission of Pitner Elementary is to
cultivate student achievement by creating a culture of excellence.




Principal:  Dr. Ashley Hosey

Assistant Principal: Deborah Blake      

SSA: Jane Griffeth      Administrator: Jason Traster

 

 

Upcoming Events and Things to Remember-

  • Friday, January 20th is Hat Day.  Students may wear their hats all day for $1.

  • PTSA Spirit Night at Jumping World is on Friday, January 27th from 4 - 8 pm.  Please check the side calendar for additional information.  There is a dress code in place at Jumping World and a waiver you can download ahead of time if you'd like.

  • Science Fair! - The Pitner Elementary School competition will be held on Thursday, February 2nd from 8:00-11:00 for judges only. Students may drop off their projects in the STEM lab from 7:15-8:00 that morning. See below for more information.

  • Pitner Elementary School yearbooks are on sale!  The 2016 - 2017 yearbook is hardcover and costs $25 if your order is placed before February 1st.  After this date, the price increases to $30.

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STEM

GA Tech to host 5th Annual Latino College & STEM Fair on Saturday, March 18th 

Free bilingual family event! Hands-on activities and workshops for the entire family. Free lunch & no pre-registration required.

 

For more information, please visit: www.gostem.gatech.edu

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Spelling Bee

Annual Spelling Bee News

Pitner’s annual Spelling & Vocabulary bee was held on January 11, 2017. 

4th and 5th graders participated in a class Spelling/Vocabuarly bee prior to the winter holiday.  The two top winners in the class were invited to participate in our school bee. 

Classes and parents were invited to observe and cheer on their class spellers.  Participants went through a spelling round, followed by a vocabulary round, finishing up with more spelling.  

The thrilling competition ended with our champion: Bradley Boyd, 4th Grade/Ms. Scales!  Aaron King, 5th Grade/Ms. Corcoran, was the runner up.  We are elated to share in their victory! Both received a trophy to celebrate their hard work.   

Bradley Boyd has been invited to compete in the Cobb County Spelling/Vocabulary Bee on January 28th at Kennesaw Mountain High School at 9:00 a.m.  Good Luck!!

Spelling Bee 1

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Pitner Science Fair - February 2nd, 2017

Perform a science-based investigation and share the results

The Pitner Elementary School competition will be held on February 2nd from 8:00-11:00 for judges only. Students may drop off their projects in the STEM lab from 7:15-8:00 that morning.  

The county level competition will be held on Saturday, February 11th @ 8:15 at Kennesaw Mountain High School. Please visit the Cobb site for more county competition info at: http://ccsdscience.weebly.com/k-5.html

Parents of grade level winners will need to drop off their child’s project at Kennesaw Mountain High School. More information will be sent home with the winners.

Download a flyer with more information here:  Science Fair Flyer

Please direct any direct questions to:  patricia.dianto@cobbk12.org

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Six Flags Read to Succeed is Back!

Back by popular demand, Pitner Elementary will once again participate in the Six Flags Read to Succeed Program.

To participate, each student is to read 6 hours before the middle of February, log it, have a parent sign it, return it to your student's teacher.  The cutoff date for all entries is Friday, February 17, 2017.  Students in grades K - 5 who read for 6 hours will earn a free ticket to Six Flags!

Information will be sent home in students folders or you may access both the parent letter with the rules and guidelines and the student reading log by clicking on the links below:

Parent Letter - English

Parent Letter - Spanish

Student Reading Log - English

Student Reading Log - Spanish

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Competition

Cobb Regional Technology Competition

The Cobb Regional Technology Competition (CRTC) is a technology competition for students who reside in Cobb County, Georgia.

The CRTC provides great ways to highlight students’ technology knowledge. Students are able to demonstrate creativity and practice their presentation skills, while receiving constructive feedback from judges.

Students in grades 3-12 are eligible to participate. The competition will be held on January 21, 2017 at Wheeler High School. Participants may include students who attend public schools, private schools, and home schools in Cobb County.

First Place winners in the competition qualify to participate in the 2017 State Georgia Educational Technology Fair.   See the website for more information and to register:  Cobb Regional Technology Website.

A informational flyer with all the important details can be downloaded here:  CRTC Informational Flyer  Registration must be postmarked by December 16, 2016.

Please contact Stacey Buckalew, Digital Transformation Supervisor, at stacey.buckalew@cobbk12.org, or Nancy Ranasinghe, Cobb Regional Technology Competition Director, at nancy.ranasinghe@cobbk12.org if you have any questions.

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Georgia Parent Survey

Parents, we welcome your feedback! 

Please complete the Georgia Parent Survey on your personal computer, smart phones, tablet, or a computer at Pitner.  Survey data will be collected between now and March 3, 2017 and used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating.  There will be computers set up in the front hall during conference week so that you may complete your survey.

All responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis.  Individual data results from the Georgia Parent Survey will not be available to the public and will not be posted online. 

The URL address for the Georgia Parent Survey is posted below.  Thank you!!

Georgia Parent Survey:  http://apps.gadoe.org/schoolclimate/parents.nsf/Survey.xsp

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Readers and Writers Workshop Information

If you were unable to attend our Parent University Curriculum Night, we want to ensure that you have access to the material that was presented that evening.

Please visit the links below for valuable information about your child's writing and reading curriculum and strategies to help your child succeed.

A Parent's Guide to Reading Workshop

A Parent's Guide to Writing Workshop

Writing Workshop Overview Presentation Link

Reading Workshop Overview Presentation Link

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Want To Stay in the Loop?  Here Are Several Ways!

  • Follow our Patriot #1, Dr. Hosey, on Twitter at:  @pitnerprincipal to receive morning weather reports, motivation and news from our classrooms!

  • Follow the school on Twitter at: @pitnerpatriots

  • Join the PTSA website so that you have online access to many functions involving the school.  Click this link to join:  https://pitnerptsa.membershiptoolkit.com/login?r=%2FOpen_Forms

  • Sign up for Dr. Hosey's callouts and alerts from the county.  It's easy!  Go to:  https://cobbk12.bbcportal.com/. Please email Kathy Parks if you have any questions or need assistance.

  • Ask to join the Pitner PTSA page on Facebook.  It's a valuable resource for news and a place to have questions answered!

  • Always make sure your contact information is kept current in the office and with your student's teacher!  It's very important that we be able to reach you if needed.

It's easy to keep up with all the news and events at Pitner!  We hope to have you join us!

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Dress Code

When school begins, our Georgia weather is always still very warm. Please make sure that your child's clothing meets the dress code standards. Please click here to view specific dress code specifications from the handbook.  Students need to remember they should be in closed toe shoes at all times, not sandals or flip-flops.

Straps on shirts should be at least 3 fingers wide and shorts/skirts/skorts should be below your child's longest finger when their arms are relaxed at their sides. If you have any questions about a specific garment's appropriateness, please consult the local school administration.

 

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Car Line Guidelines

For the safety of our students and staff, please be sure to adhere to the Car Line guidelines.  Please click here to download the most recent car line guidelines.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the front office.

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Microsoft Office 365

Have you heard the news?  Every student and employee in Cobb County Schools can download a free copy of Microsoft Office 365 on up to 5 personal devices!  This is a fantastic resource that your whole family can take advantage of as long as your child is a student in Cobb County!  It can be downloaded on Windows computers or Macs and also onto mobile devices such as phones and tablets.  You may also access it through a web browser if you can't download it to your computer.

Here are some things you need to know:

Step by Step Instructions can be found by clicking here.

Frequently asked questions can be found by clicking here.

If you still have any questions or need other assistance, please feel free to email Kathy Parks at:  kathy.parks@cobbk12.org.

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School Bus Drivers Needed

Seeking professional, safety-minded individuals for School Bus Drivers!

This is a FANTASTIC Part-Time job with FULL-TIME BENEFITS! 

Just a few of the great benefits of working in Transportation:

Starting rate is $14.51/hour

Health, Dental, Life, and Cancer Insurance

Work days follow the Cobb County School Calendar

Making a difference in a child’s life

Apply online:  www.ccsdbusdriver.com

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Fire Lane Policy

From the Department of Public Safety:

Per the Fire Marshall's Office, no one is allowed to park in a Fire Lane, whether there is a driver in the vehicle or not, at any time other than the following:

  • 30 minutes prior to the end of the school day and 30 minutes after the end of the school day (this does not include the After School Program nor any other activity at the school)
  • When passengers are actively loading or unloading during the day. This would cover students unloading in the morning at the beginning of the school day.

The focus of this information is to reemphasize that the only time a vehicle would be allowed in a Fire Lane would be to actively drop-off and/or pick-up a student when there is no waiting.  Other times, such as After School Program or after school activities would not be included.

Please read the notification from the Department of Public Safety here.

Should you have questions or concerns, please contact the Department of Public Safety (678) 594-8620.

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Did you know?

Did you know that the Pitner Cafe offers a nutritious, affordable breakfast each morning to our students? Click here to read more!

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Cobb County Alerts

If you are interested in staying abreast of news and alerts in the Cobb County area, you may sign up for PENS (Police Email Notification System)/NIXLE alerts by clicking here to register.

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In Case of Inclement Weather...

There is always a possibility for inclement weather.  Please listen/watch to WSB (Channel 2) for school closings or delays.  If you have not already done so, consider signing up for a text alert via your cell phone.  It's a convenient way to receive alerts about changing weather conditions! 

When the decision is made to close school, details will be posted immediately on the school district website and on social media such as Twitter and Facebook. Additionally, the District will begin notifying parents using the automated calling system. The District also provides closing information to local news media outlets.

TELEVISION STATIONS RADIO STATIONS
WSB-TV (Channel 2) WSB 750 AM & 95.5 FM
WAGA-TV (Channel 5) WYAY All News 106.7 FM
WXIA-TV (Channel 11) WABE 90.1 FM
WGCL-TV (Channel 46)  

 

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