Welcome to Pitner Elementary
Home of the Patriots
Building a Strong Foundation for a Lifetime of Learning
The mission of Pitner Elementary is to
achievement by creating a culture of excellence.
Principal: Rattana Inthirathvongsy
Assistant Principal: Deborah Blake
Meet Our New Principal!
I am honored to have been named the
principal at Pitner. I am excited to begin serving the
students, staff, and community of this wonderful school.
Cobb County schools have been my second home for the past 15
years, with the last eight as a principal. I bring with me
a genuine passion for helping students be the best they can be!
I have four children ranging in ages from 3
to 17, so the I House is a busy place! Parenting is the
toughest, most rewarding job one can ever have and I embrace it
fully. In order to stay balanced, I engage in physical
outlets including tennis and golf and the occasional pickup
basketball game. Our family enjoys outdoor activities,
especially if it involves the beach or camping!
I desire to make Pitner a place where
students and staff love coming every single day. With the
combined efforts of parents, teachers, staff and other
stakeholders, I have no doubt this year will be one to remember.
I look forward to meeting you soon!
Kindergarten/1st Grade Bus Ride
Kindergarten and First Grade students
along with their parents are invited to ride the bus on
Friday morning, July 31st, as a practice run
prior to the first day of school. Buses will run at the regular
scheduled morning pick up times and parents/students should be
at the bus stop at least 5 minutes early.
Due to limited space, we ask that you
limit the number of additional family members riding. Only
school-age children are allowed to ride as our regular buses are
not equipped with car seats. The bus will follow the planned
route to school, and will immediately return everyone to their
assigned bus stop.
To find your bus stops and times, click
Sneak A Peek
Mark your calendar for our annual Sneak a
Peek taking place on Thursday, July 30th. Sneak
a Peek is a time to meet your child’s classroom teacher, enroll
in the After School Program, join PTSA, get bus routes/times,
apply for free/reduced lunch, pay for school meals, learn about
clubs and more!!
If your student's last name begins with A – L, plan
to attend from 2:00 – 2:45. Students whose last names
begin with M – Z should attend from 3:00 – 3:45. Class
Lists will be posted on the front and back windows of the
New Student Registration
New student registration will take place
on Monday, July 27th and Tuesday, July 28th from 9AM until 12PM
in the front office. For detailed
information, please visit the link at:
Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge
Scholastic is teaming up with Cobb County
schools for a Summer
Instead of recording titles on a paper log, students can
record their minutes online through Scholastic.
Last year, students across the world read 304,749,681
minutes during the summer!
At the end of school,
you should have received a pamphlet
that included your child’s name, USERNAME (provided by
Scholastic), and the PASSWORD that Scholastic also provided.
We recommend that you change the password to READ, which
will be easier for your child to remember.
Have fun reading and start breaking records!
You can login to the Reading Challenge by
Here are copies of the pamphlets:
Reading Challenge K - 2
Reading Challenge 3 - 5
for 2015 - 2016
Here is our Supply List for the 2015 – 2016 school year.
Click here to view the list:
Are you searching for a way to keep your
child reading this summer AND receive a little incentive for all
that hard work? Join the Barnes and Noble 2015 Summer
Reading Program. Download your free reading journal for
Imagination's Destination and start reading! How simple is
Read any 8 books
and record them in the
Reading Journal (PDF)
Bring the completed
Reading Journal to your local B&N Store.
Choose a FREE BOOK from
our selection on the Reading Journal list at the
Summer Bridge for 5th grade students
parents and/or students can preview the 6th math content for
free. There is no sign in required. Visit:
School Bus Drivers Needed
safety-minded individuals for
School Bus Drivers!
This is a FANTASTIC Part-Time job with FULL-TIME
Just a few of the great benefits of working in
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
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.
University 2015 Curriculum Night Program
Readers Workshop Overview Brochure
Readers Workshop Curriculum Night Presentation
Milestones Information Presentation
GA Milestone Assessment
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:
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.
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
Math Parent Roadmap:
ELA Parent Roadmap:
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.
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
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