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:  Rattana Inthirathvongsy

Assistant Principal: Deborah Blake

Administrator: Bridget Mullett         Administrator: Jane Griffeth





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.

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Kell basketball junior program tryouts will be held this again weekend at Kell!








October 11

5-7 grade 1:00 - 3:00 pm

8th grade 3:00 - 5:00 pm



October 10

5-7 grade 12:00 - 2:00 pm

8th grade 2:00 - 4:00 pm


Visit www.kellbasketball.com for more information!

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Meet Our New Nurse!

Nurse Patterson

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:  tricia1.patterson@cobbk12.org.

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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 nonverbal reasoning.

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.




September 29

1st and 3rd

CogAT – Verbal

September 30

1st and 3rd

CogAT – Quantitative

October 1

1st and 3rd

CogAT – Non-Verbal

October 5

3rd and 5th

IOWA – Reading

October 6

3rd and 5th

IOWA – Language Arts

October 7

3rd and 5th

IOWA – Math

October 8

3rd and 5th

IOWA – Science/Soc Studies

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August Character Kids

Our Character Word of the Month for August was Respect.  Congratulations to this fine group of students for displaying respect and for being a role model for others!  We are proud of you!

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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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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.

Parent University 2015 Curriculum Night Program

Readers Workshop Overview Brochure

Readers Workshop Curriculum Night Presentation

Georgia Milestones Information Presentation

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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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Great News!Literacy

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.

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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.

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 Roadmap:  Kindergarten First Second Third Fourth Fifth

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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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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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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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