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-

  • April 18 - 27 - Last day for lunch guests in the Cafeteria through the Milestone Testing Window.  We also ask that no volunteers are in the building during the testing window.

  • April 21 - Pitner Movie Night: 6:30 pm - 9 pm (details below)

  • April 19 - April 25 - Milestone Testing for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade.  Please make sure your child is well rested and arrives at school on time!

  • April 26 - April 27 - Milestone Testing for 5th Completion

  • April 26 - Progress Reports go home

  • April 28 - Kindergarten Orientation 8:30 - 9:30

  • May 23rd and May 24th - Early Release Days

  • May 24th Last Day of School

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5th Grade Parents - Dates to Remember!

As the year is winding down, here are some important dates for 5th grade parents to remember.

May 3:  Field Trip to Palmer Middle School

May 19:  Fifth Grade Luau

May 23: Kickball Tournament

May 24:  Awards Ceremony/Walk of Honor/Last Day of School

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PTSA Family Movie Night

Come join us for another Family Movie night on Friday, April 21st from 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm.  The movie shown will be Trolls, a family rated film. 

We will show the movie on the front playground field.  Admission is free for PTSA members.  Non-PTSA members must pay $3.00 at the entrance and children under 2 years old are free. 

Water, sodas and popcorn will be sold by PTSA. The Patty Wagon Food Truck will be on site for other food purchases.  Kona Ice will also be on site. 

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CareerDay

Come join us for Career Day!  It's an exciting day for students to explore many different career options.

 We are searching for volunteers who are willing to donate
an hour of their time to talk about their chosen career.
This promises to be an easy way to share skills and experiences with our future leaders.

To volunteer or find out more information, contact your
school counselors at aisha.perry@cobbk12.org, alice.gliner@cobbk12.org, or (678) 594-8320.

Download this form and return it to the school to volunteer!

Volunteer Request Form 2017

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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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