Welcome to Pitner Elementary
Home of the Patriots
Principal: Rattana Inthirathvongsy
Assistant Principal: Deborah Blake
Special Student Services Administrator: Jane Griffeth
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 Registration will take place on July
14th from 9AM until 6PM. For detailed
information, please visit the link at:
Good Luck Mrs. Hill!!!
Mrs. Hill has been a Pitner Patriot since
the school doors opened in 2003. She has served our school in
the role of an Instructional Lead Teacher, Assistant Principal,
and for the past seven years as our Principal. We
wish Mrs. Hill the best as she transitions to a new job in
central office as an Elementary Assistant Superintendent.
Our dynamic, outgoing, fearless leader will be missed!!
Summer Office Hours
Beginning the week of
Monday, June 1, 2015 and ending Friday, July 17, our office will
be open Monday through Thursday from 8:00AM to 4PM. To
support a green environment, all Cobb County offices will be
closed on Fridays during the summer.
The office is closed the week of June 29th -
July 3rd. It will reopen with summer office hours on
Monday, July 6th.
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. For
your convenience, you can order your supplies online and they
will be available to pick up during Sneak a Peek on July 30th.
Click here to view the list:
The period for ordering has expired, but you may still compile a
custom order based on the Supply list above. Please
www.BuildAKit.net and build your own kit. Please note that
the "Build-A-Kit" website does not offer the exact kits offered
through our school. Order
supplies for the grade that your child will be entering for the
2015-2016 school year.
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:
Are you looking for something this summer
where your kids can have fun, get exercise, meet new friends AND
play various sports? There are great opportunties around
Cobb this summer for elementary school aged children.
Listed below are some of the many programs available:
Allatoona Baseball Camp Information-
Allatoona Basketball Camp - 3 camps
available-Grades 1 - 8
Hoya Baseball Summer Fundamental Camps 2015 -
(2 Camps available)
KSU Nitra Perry's Basketball Co-ed Summer
Camp for Grades 1 - 5 -
Kell summer basketball camp information-www.kellbasketball.com
North Cobb Summer
Baseball Camp information (ages 5 - 14)
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
2015-16 School Choice
The Cobb County School District is again
offering School Choice (HB 251 and SB10) transfers for the
2015-2016 school year. Individual school capacity
information and applications will be available beginning
February 1, 2015 on the District website. For more
information, please see our
2015-16 School Choice webpage.
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:
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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