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

Asst. Principal: Deborah Blake    Administrator: Bridget Mullett


Thank you Christmas

Thanks For All Your Help!

We'd like to share some information with you about our “Holiday Help” this year. It’s a great feeling to know we helped a lot of families in need during this holiday season. Look at all we've done as a community this year!  We are indeed Proud Pitner Patriots!

 Pitner’s Holiday Help 2014

·    Thanksgiving Baskets collected by Pitner students & Turkeys donated by Mission For Life Church served 20 families

·    Heritage Presbyterian Church: Santa’s Caravan Outreach Ministry served 11 families ( 30 children total)

·    Kell H.S. Shop with a Longhorn Program served 20 Pitner students

·    Pitner’s Angel Tree served 9 families ( 22 children total)

·    The Gorman & Cooper Family donated goody bags/stocking stuffers to those 22 children as well on our Angel Tree

Isn’t that awesome news???

Enjoy the time off! Happy Hanukah! Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! Season's Greetings! Happy Kwanzaa! Happy New Year! Just happy happy joy joy!!!

See you next year!!

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Pajama Day and Bake Sale!

At Pitner, we have generous spirits and good hearts.  During the holiday season, when asked to help with community needs, our staff and family of parents and students has risen to the occasion in spectacular fashion!

Today's Pajama Day has been a terrific success!! This morning, our front hall was filled with eager children in cute pajamas and smiles on their faces ready to donate to our fundraiser! The classrooms and hallways are joyful places today!

Thanks to the students and parents, we were able to raise $2400 to provide a family in need money for living expenses and medical bills!

Thank you for all you do!  We have amazing students and wonderful parents.  Whatever traditions your family has at this time of year, have a great break full of love and fun.

Thanks as well go out to Mrs. Lanier, Ms. Thayer, the Pitner Student Council and the PTSA for all the help with organizing the fundraiser.  Everyone pitched in and it was a great day!

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GA Milestone Assessment Information

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: http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Assessment/Pages/Georgia-Milestones-End-of-Grade-Assessment-Guides.aspx

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Thank You!

Pitner PTSA would like to thank YOU for helping to make Dinner with Santa 2014 a great success!

Our 5th Grade Committee Chairs, Shelley Armitage, Tricia Gleason and Jennifer Melko, did an amazing job!  Thanks to those 5th Grade Committee Members, Students, Teachers and Parents who prepped for, decorated and worked at the event!  We appreciate the many Pitner students, middle and high school students, Parent and Teacher volunteers who gave an hour or more of their time.

Thank you to Mary Joiner, our Room Rep Coordinator and all of our K-5 Room Reps for creating the incredible baskets for our Basket Raffle!  Special thanks to Julie Charles and Cynthia Dell-Omo Thimou for helping Julie Montague prep for and run the Class Basket Raffle. We appreciate all of our business donors and patrons.  Congrats to all the raffle winners! 

We are so thankful for Mrs. Rhonda Bryant and her amazing Pitner Chorus for a festive and wonderful performance.  Additional thanks to Mr. Charles Laux and the KSU Strings for entertaining us with their fabulous holiday musical talent.

Thank you to Twisted Kitchen for catering our delicious dinner. Thank you to the many 5th Grade families and Board of Directors who donated drinks and desserts.  Thank you to our custodial staff for staying late to clean up!

Finally, a very special thanks to Santa for making our event magical and joyful!  We wish all of our Pitner Patriots the merriest of holidays and and a Happy New Year!

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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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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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