Welcome to Pitner Elementary
Home of the Patriots
Principal: Sherri Hill
Asst. Principal: Deborah Blake
Take a peek at our new HOT Spot!
Pitner's new HOT spot is officially open! The students are
on a schedule and will visit as part of their Technology
rotation. We've been having a great time learning in new
and inventive ways. We've started with our K-2 students,
but 3rd through 5th will have their chance in the HOT spot in
the coming weeks. It's an exciting time to be a Pitner
Sleighbells on the Square 2014
Come join in the fun on Saturday, December 13th at the Marietta
Square for the annual Sleighbells on the Square 1K/5K/Tot Trot
at 8:30am. All proceeds will benefit the Cobb County Bar
Children's Emergency Fund. The Children's Emergency Fund assists
Cobb County School District and Marietta City Schools students
and their families with emergency financial needs. Donations are
You may register in person at any of the six Big Peach Running
Co. stores through 12/10/14 or online until 12/12/14 at 9 p.m.
Come participate and support a great cause!
Upcoming PTSA Events:
Dinner with Santa and Class Basket Raffle
Dinner with Santa is coming
Thursday, Dec. 4th! Dinner will be catered by Twisted
Win a Class Basket or a signed Braves' jersey by Marquis
Pitner Chorus and KSU Strings will perform
Come visit with Santa and have a cup of hot cocoa
*Dinner with Santa is Pre-Order
Order forms are due this Friday, Nov. 21st
*Class Basket Donations are due this Friday, Nov.
21st. Please give the donations to your homeroom
teacher and they will make sure the Room Rep gets them.
5th Grade Spirit Night at Nutin'
Wednesday, November 19th,
2:30 - 7:30 pm.
Important Health Information for Parents
The health and safety of our students and school staffs is our
highest priority. As you know, national and international health
authorities are currently working to manage an ongoing outbreak
of the Ebola virus disease in several countries in West Africa.
As a result, the Cobb County School District is instituting a
procedure that any current or new student who has recently
travelled from Ebola-affected West African countries, including
Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, or other affected regions as
identified, will not be enrolled or permitted to return to
school without proper medical documentation approved by the
Superintendent or his designee.
You can read the complete letter from Cobb County by clicking
This year, 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.
GYSTC and AT&T Presents:
"Hands on Science Saturdays"
Georgia Youth Science and Technology Centers (GYSTC), Inc. and
AT&T presents "Hands on Science Saturdays" for students in
Grades 3 - 5. The classes will take place at Kennesaw
State University in the A.T.O.M.S. Center.
If your child loves science, this is a great opportunity to
sample exciting concepts such as Lego Robotics, Rocketry, Spooky
Science and more. You can download the information by
The registration form for the classes can be found
Classes begin on September 27th and the cost is $25 for each
Saturday you choose to attend. There are five sessions
available. More information can be found at:
http://www.gystc.org or you may call (770) 794-7592.
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.
During the months of August and September if the temperatures
reach 90 degrees or higher students may bring water in
containers with a screw on lid to drink on the bus.
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 Roudmap:
Car Line Guidelines
For the safety of our students and staff, please be sure to
adhere to the Car Line guidelines. Please click
download the most recent car line guidelines. If you have
any questions or concerns, please contact the front office.
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.
Climb Art at Pitner
Would you like to leave a permanent footprint
at Pitner? Here's your chance! Pitner's PTSA and ASP have
joined forces to bring you a rock climbing wall in the gym that
has been hand painted by Scott McIntyre. You can have
a mountain, trail, or name in the mural for a small donation.
If you are interested in making a donation, please click
here to download the form to
send in with your child.
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
to Mrs. Sylvia Snyder for once again making a donation on
behalf of Bill "Papa" Snyder that allowed our school
to purchase an additional iPad cart this year for use in the
classrooms! This very generous donation will give our
Pitner Patriots the opportunity to learn so many new things with
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