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: Niki Bristow     Assistant Principal: Jason Traster    

  SSA: Jane Griffeth

 

 

Important Information For the 2017 - 2018 School Year-

Summer Break - May 25th - July 28th!

We'll see you SOON for OUR Voyage to Excellence in the 2017 - 2018 school year!

  • New Student Registration - Please visit the CCSD page for all the requirements you need to know in order to register your student for the upcoming school year.  You will also find forms to download and fill out ahead of your visit to save time. Visit this link for more information: Enrolling Your Student

  • Homeroom Lists - Class Homerooms will now be posted on the front windows at the school on Wednesday, July 26th. This will let you know who your student’s homeroom teacher will be for 2017-18 school year.  Class changes for valid academic concerns or reasons will be considered once school begins.

  • Sneak-a-Peek – The Pitner Sneak-A-Peek is on Thursday, July 27th from 3 pm - 5 pm . Students with the last names beginning with A-L will attend from 3 pm - 4 pm. Students with the last names beginning with letters M-Z will attend from 4 pm - 5 pm.  Please remember that Sneak-A-Peek is not time for a conference but rather a small time to meet your student’s teacher and to drop off school supplies if you wish. We will have Open house and conference week later in the school year.

  • Download the Supply List for the 2017 - 2018 school year HERE.

  • Bus Routes - All Pitner bus routes and information will be posted on Thursday, July 27th in time for Sneak-a-Peek. However, you may go to the Cobb County School District website to view transportation information at anytime.   http://www.cobbk12.org/centraloffice/transportation/busroutes.aspx

  • The Pitner App -  Parents, we are happy to launch a new way to communicate with you this school year! We have created a Pitner App for your Smartphone! It is free and instantly connects you to all the important information about Pitner! 

    Pay on your student’s ASP account, get the information about lunch schedules, check your Parent Vue account, view & upload Pitner photos, view the Pitner calendar, get Push notifications of breaking Pitner news and much more!

    Download it for FREE in your App store.

    Links to download APP:

     iPhone users can use this direct link to download the app: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pitner-elementary-school/id1244590700?ls=1&mt=8

    Android users can use this direct link to download the app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.aplus.pitneres

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Welcome Letter from Dr. Hosey

The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. Marcel Proust

Ahoy Proud Pitner Patriots!

I am very excited to once again lead the Pitner Elementary school family and community into another school year as your principal. Our school theme for the 2017-18 school year is “OUR Voyage for Excellence”! 

We are casting off from the shores of the familiar and mundane and setting our course into the vast oceans of adventure in search of Excellence! This voyage is sure to yield great treasures, new adventures, increased skills, expanded knowledge and great school memories!

All of our Pitner Patriots will be guided by our first rate teaching staff who are some of the best navigators in all of Cobb County! No matter your child’s grade level we will take them with us on this voyage! As wide as the ocean and as deep as the sea, such is our dedicated search for Excellence. This year we will cover many nautical miles, dive to uncharted depths, make land on new isles of content, hitch rides on currents of discovery, and make new memories together. At the heart of the “Pitner fleet” is a great school community with awesome students supported by incredible, caring adults.

Excellence in education is a journey not a destination. It is a day by day, week by week journey that we will take with every student at Pitner elementary! So let’s hoist our sails, raise our anchors, secure our cargo, put on our life jackets, set our course, and cast off from our port of harbor! “All hands on Deck!” “All Aboard who are coming aboard!!” “Full Speed AHEAD!!”

Let OUR Voyage for Excellence begin!

 

Dr. Ashley B. Hosey

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Meet our new Assistant Principal!

We are happy to welcome Mrs. Nicole Bristow to Pitner this year as our new Assistant Principal!  Click the Administration link at the top of the page to read a little more about her.  It's going to be a great year!

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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!  You can also scan this QR code to go directly to his Twitter account! 

    QR@pitnerprincipal

  • 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 share information with other parents.  Click HERE to join!

  • Always make sure your contact information is kept current in the office, clinic 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)  

 

Pitner/District Calendar
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