Welcome to Pitner Elementary
Home of the Patriots
Principal: Sherri Hill 

Asst. Principal: Deborah Blake    Administrator: Bridget Mullett


Red Ribbon Week - Oct. 27th - 31st

Red Ribbon Week

We will celebrate Red Ribbon Week on October 27th - 31st. The theme this year is "My Future is Bright..No Drugs in Sight!"  We will have a slogan and an activity each day to help remind the students to be drug free!  Click here to view the flyer that was sent home with students.  There is also information on Pitner's Annual Thanksgiving Canned Food Drive.

Monday - "Team Up Against Drugs"  Wear a professional team jersey or shirt.

Tuesday - "I CAN Make Good Choices: DRUG FREE"  Bring food items for our Food Drive.  Giving out yummy treats because "Smarties Don't Do Drugs!!"

Wednesday - "My Future is Bright..No Drugs is Sight!" Wear college clothing.

Thursday - "Put Your Foot Down On Drugs!"  Students and staff wear funny or mismatched socks and shoes.

Friday - "My Character Counts... I'M DRUG FREE!" Dress as your favorite book character!

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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 here.

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Great News!Literacy

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.

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Conference Week Information:

Parent/Teacher Conferences will take place October 20th - 24th.  Letters will be coming home from your child’s teacher with a scheduled date and time.  Click here for tips for parents to improve your child’s study habits.  The tips are available in English and Spanish.


Please note:  Students will be dismissed 2 hours early during conference week.

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Hands on Science

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 clicking here.  The registration form for the classes can be found here.

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. 

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The Reflections Program is a theme-related cultural arts program established by the National PTA in 1969. The purpose of the program is to encourage students in all grade levels to pursue artistic expression by creating works of art for fun and recognition.

Students can enter in any of the six art areas; Literature, Visual Arts, Photography, Musical Composition, Dance Choreography and Film Production.

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Reflections 2014-2015

Get out your paintbrushes, pencils, paper, camera or dancing shoes!!! Create an original piece of art about what this year's Reflections theme means to you. The PTSA Reflections 2014-2015 theme is "The World Would Be A Better Place If...". Don't miss your chance to be recognized for your artistic talent!

All artwork entries must be accompanied by a Student Entry Form and are due to the school on October 21, 2014. A reception will be held and all students will be recognized for their artistic expression!

Visit: http://www.georgiapta.org/ for more information or feel free to contact
reflections@pitner.ptsamail.com with any questions.

For access to rules and forms for Reflections, click on the Reflection sub page "Reflections Rules and Forms".

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Bus Routes

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 website.

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Parent Curriculum Brochures

Math Parent Roadmap: Kindergarten First Second Third Fourth Fifth

ELA Parent Roudmap:  Kindergarten First Second Third Fourth Fifth

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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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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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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.

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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 chart.

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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...

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 click here.

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Many thanks 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 technology!








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Common Core

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.

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Dress Code
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 school administration.

Pitner/District Calendar
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