Welcome to Pitner Elementary
Home of the Patriots
Building a Strong Foundation for a Lifetime of Learning
The mission of Pitner Elementary is to
achievement by creating a culture of excellence.
Principal: Rattana Inthirathvongsy
Assistant Principal: Deborah Blake
It’s Book Fair time! That’s right, the book fair is here and will open bright and early Monday
morning, October 5th. If you are either unable to visit in person or
want to see even more available titles, please visit our on-line
book fair site. Just click the link below:
Orders will be delivered to Pitner AFTER
October 16 (the closing date of the on-line fair), and we will
personally deliver the purchases to your child’s classroom.
Feel free to share this link with grandparents and family
members who are far away but who would love to purchase
meaningful gifts for your children.
Kell basketball junior program tryouts will be held this again
weekend at Kell!
5-8 GRADE BOYS TRYOUTS:
5-7 grade 1:00 - 3:00 pm
8th grade 3:00 - 5:00 pm
5-8 GRADE GIRLS TRYOUTS:
5-7 grade 12:00 - 2:00 pm
8th grade 2:00 - 4:00 pm
www.kellbasketball.com for more information!
Meet Our New Nurse!
There's a new face in the clinic!
Tricia Patterson has joined our staff as our nurse. While
we will miss Nurse Sarris, we are happy to welcome Nurse
Patterson. If you have any concerns or questions to
address concerning your child, you may email her at:
CogAT & IOWA Testing Coming Soon
Our 1st and 3rd grade
students will take the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) on
September 29th – October 1st to measure students’ learned
reasoning abilities in three areas that closely relate to
success in school; verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and
Our 3rd and 5th grade students will take the
IOWA Test October 5th – 8th to measure achievement in Reading,
English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.
Testing begins each at 8:00 am. Please
ensure your child gets plenty of rest, has a healthy breakfast
and comes to school on time during our testing window.
1st and 3rd
CogAT – Verbal
1st and 3rd
CogAT – Quantitative
1st and 3rd
CogAT – Non-Verbal
3rd and 5th
IOWA – Reading
3rd and 5th
IOWA – Language Arts
3rd and 5th
IOWA – Math
3rd and 5th
IOWA – Science/Soc Studies
August Character Kids
Our Character Word of the Month for August
Congratulations to this fine group of students for displaying
respect and for being a role model for others!
We are proud of you!
Car Line Guidelines
For the safety of our students and staff,
please be sure to adhere to the Car Line guidelines.
to download the most recent car line guidelines. If you
have any questions or concerns, please contact the front office.
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
Here are some things you need to know:
Step by Step Instructions
can be found by clicking
Frequently asked questions
can be found by clicking
If you still have any questions or need
other assistance, please feel free to email Kathy Parks at:
School Bus Drivers Needed
safety-minded individuals for
School Bus Drivers!
This is a FANTASTIC Part-Time job with FULL-TIME
Just a few of the great benefits of working in
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
Useful Information for Parents
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.
Below you will find the program from the evening, a
Readers Workshop overview and power point presentation, and a
power point that provides vital information concerning the new
Georgia Milestones test that will be administered this year to
our third, fourth and fifth grade students.
University 2015 Curriculum Night Program
Readers Workshop Overview Brochure
Readers Workshop Curriculum Night Presentation
Milestones Information Presentation
GA Milestone Assessment
As you know, our
students will be taking the GA Milestone Assessment at the end
of the school year rather than the CRCT. Many parents
would love to have more information about this new assessment
and information about how it will impact their student.
The link below explains the GA Milestone assessment and gives
sample questions for parents to view. It's a wonderful
learning opportunity for parents to review the online link with
their student in preparation for the upcoming assessment.
The information about
the EOG Assessment Guides can be found by clicking this link:
In the school year 2014-2015, Pitner was
selected as a Promising Practices Grant Award recipient!
There were 38 schools that applied with over $1.1 Million in
requests. Bridget Mullett, our newest administrator, wrote and
submitted the grant application for our school. We
received over $31,000 to further our literacy goals at Pitner!
The Promising Practices Grant is a locally-funded grant to
support schools in promoting the Cobb County School District
core belief of creating flexible and innovative learning
opportunities that promote increased student achievement.
CCSD Bus Routes for the 2014-2015 school year
are available on the CCSD Website. The link is located on
the left side of this page or click
here to see your child's bus route or schedule.
If you have any questions, please contact the Transportation
Department at 678)594-8000, or email your transportation area
supervisor whose email can be found on the Transportation
Math Parent Roadmap:
ELA Parent Roadmap:
Fire Lane Policy
From the Department of Public Safety:
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
Should you have questions or concerns, please contact the
Department of Public Safety (678) 594-8620.
Scholastic Reading Inventory
Students in grades 1-5 take a reading
comprehension test called the Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI)
which is given in the computer lab three times during the
year. You have probably seen the parent report coming home
in your child's folder but then wondered what it meant.
Here is a chart that will help you get a better understanding of
your child's lexile level. Please understand that the SRI
is only one assessment that the teachers use as part of your
child's instruction. Please click
here to see the
Did you know?
Did you know that the Pitner Cafe offers a
nutritious, affordable breakfast each morning to our students?
Click here to read
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
here to register.
In Case of Inclement Weather...
If there happens to be inclement weather,
please listen/watch WSB (channel 2) for school closings.
Please consider signing up for a text alert via your cell phone.
If you're interested in signing up for the text alert, please
A Georgia Common Core video is posted on our website and gives information about the standards for our students.
Click here to view the video.
With the early start to the school year and the warm/hot weather
forecasts, please be sure that your child's clothing meets the
dress code standards.
Please click here to view specific dress code specifications from the handbook.
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