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.
Dr. Ashley Hosey
Assistant Principal: Deborah Blake
Upcoming Events and Things to
Bedtime, Books and Brownies is Thursday, March 2nd! This
annual event is so much fun for the entire family! The
Pitner staff puts together a magical night of performances,
surprises and entertainment for our students and families.
The Book Fair has extended hours on Thursday and will remain
open all day until 6:15 pm. Bedtime, Books and
Brownies will kick off at 6:30 immediately following a short
PTSA meeting. This event is free! We can't wait
to see you there!
The Book Fair begins Wednesday, March 1st and runs through
Wednesday, March 8th. The online fair opens on
February 27th and is open until March 17th. Don't miss
this great opportunity to get some awesome new books for
Pitner's Happy Camper Book Fair
This year, the Spring Book Fair will begin on Wednesday, March
1st and run through Wednesday, March 8th.
Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that provides the
books kids want to read. It's a wonderful selection of engaging
and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans
to visit our Book Fair. All purchases benefit our school. There
is NO SALES TAX on purchases. REMEMBER ALL SALES ARE FINAL, and
we cannot accept rolled coins! The Book Fair will have
extended hours on Thursday, March 2nd and be open all day.
It will close at 6:15 that evening ahead of Bedtime, Books and
Also, in conjunction with the Book Fair, our annual BEDTIME,
BOOKS & BROWNIES event will be held Thursday, March 2 from 6:30
p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
See you at the Book Fair and at Bedtime Books & Brownies!
Beginning Monday, February 27th and continuing through March
17th, you may also shop the Book Fair online. This is a
great opportunity for grandparents or to shop the Book Fair with
your child from the comfort of your home. The link for the
online fair is:
Regional Science Fair Results!
This year, there was an amazing turnout of 166 elementary
projects at the Cobb-Paulding Regional Science fair on Saturday,
February 11th. The following students from Pitner placed or
received an honorable mention.
We are very proud of these students for representing Pitner so
1st Place: Aminah Kalley (Kindergarten)
2nd Place: Gabrielle Jemison (Grade 1)
3rd Place: Ansley Carter (Grade 2)
Honorable Mention: Madeline Bart (Grade 2)
Haylee Wendel (Grade 3)
Jackson Adams (Grade 4)
Ty Roldan (Grade 5)
2017-18 School Choice
The Cobb County School District is again offering School Choice
(HB 251 and SB10) transfers for the 2017-2018 school year.
Individual school capacity information and applications will be
available beginning February 1, 2017 on the District website.
For more information, please see our
2017-18 School Choice webpage.
Deadline for applying is Tuesday, February 28, 2017.
GA Tech to host 5th Annual Latino College & STEM Fair
on Saturday, March 18th
Free bilingual family event! Hands-on activities and workshops
for the entire family. Free lunch & no pre-registration
For more information, please visit: www.gostem.gatech.edu
Additional STEM activities offered:
GA Tech Offering K.I.D.S. Club (Grades 2 - 5)
Georgia Tech is offering STEM-related, Saturday activities for
2nd-5th graders on the Georgia Tech campus.
Six Flags Read to Succeed is Back!
Back by popular demand, Pitner Elementary will once again
participate in the Six Flags Read to Succeed Program.
To participate, each student is to read 6 hours before the
middle of February, log it, have a parent sign it, return it to
your student's teacher. The
cutoff date for all entries is
Friday, February 17, 2017. Students in grades K - 5
who read for 6 hours will earn a free ticket to Six Flags!
Information will be sent home in students folders or you may
access both the parent letter with the rules and guidelines and
the student reading log by clicking on the links below:
Reading Log - English
Reading Log - Spanish
Georgia Parent Survey
Parents, we welcome
Please complete the
Georgia Parent Survey on your personal computer, smart phones,
tablet, or a computer at Pitner. Survey data will be collected
between now and March 3, 2017 and used as part of the
calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. There will be
computers set up in the front hall during conference week so
that you may complete your survey.
All responses are
anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia
Department of Education for analysis. Individual data results
from the Georgia Parent Survey will not be available to the
public and will not be posted online.
The URL address for
the Georgia Parent Survey is posted below. Thank
Readers and Writers Workshop
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.
Please visit the links below for valuable information about your
child's writing and reading curriculum and strategies to help your
A Parent's Guide
to Reading Workshop
A Parent's Guide
to Writing Workshop
Writing Workshop Overview Presentation Link
Reading Workshop Overview Presentation Link
Want To Stay in the Loop? Here Are Several
Follow our Patriot #1, Dr. Hosey, on
Twitter at: @pitnerprincipal to receive morning
weather reports, motivation and news from our classrooms!
Follow the school on Twitter at:
Join the PTSA website so that you have
online access to many functions involving the school.
Click this link to join:
Sign up for Dr. Hosey's callouts and
alerts from the county. It's easy! Go to:
https://cobbk12.bbcportal.com/. Please email
Kathy Parks if
you have any questions or need assistance.
Ask to join the Pitner PTSA page on
Facebook. It's a valuable resource for news and a
place to have questions answered!
Always make sure your contact
information is kept current in the office and with your
student's teacher! It's very important that we be able
to reach you if needed.
It's easy to keep up with all the news and
events at Pitner! We hope to have you join us!
When school begins,
our Georgia weather is always still very warm. Please make sure that your child's clothing meets the
dress code standards.
here to view specific dress code specifications from the handbook.
Students need to remember they should be in closed toe shoes at
all times, not sandals or flip-flops.
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
Car Line Guidelines
For the safety of our students and staff,
please be sure to adhere to the Car Line guidelines.
to download the most recent car line guidelines. If you
have any questions or concerns, please contact the front office.
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
Here are some things you need to know:
Step by Step Instructions
can be found by clicking
Frequently asked questions
can be found by clicking
If you still have any questions or need
other assistance, please feel free to email Kathy Parks at:
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
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.
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...
There is always a
possibility for inclement weather. Please listen/watch to WSB (Channel 2) for school closings
or delays. If you have not already done so, consider signing up for a text alert via your cell phone.
It's a convenient way to receive alerts about changing weather
When the decision is made to close school,
details will be posted immediately on the school district
website and on social media such as Twitter and Facebook.
Additionally, the District will begin notifying parents using
the automated calling system. The District also provides closing
information to local news media outlets.
|WSB-TV (Channel 2)
||WSB 750 AM & 95.5 FM
|WAGA-TV (Channel 5)
||WYAY All News 106.7 FM
|WXIA-TV (Channel 11)
||WABE 90.1 FM
|WGCL-TV (Channel 46)