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
Bridget Mullett Administrator: Jane
Upcoming Events This Week-
* Chuck E Cheese Night
Spirit Night at Chuck E
Cheese is Thursday, February 4th from 3-9 pm. Come have
fun and support the school!
* Access Testing
Access Testing for ESOL students continues this week.
The Cobb County School District is seeking
your input on our next Language Arts adoption. Please use
the link below and provide us with information to help us make
the best determination on resources and materials.
February STEM Cupid's Bow Challenge
Are you ready for our February STEM Challenge? This
month, parents and students have the opportunity to
design and construct a bow that will send Cupid’s arrow (wooden
clothes pin provided by the teacher) through a heart cut out.
The final project needs to be brought
to the school by the student on Friday, February 26th. The
students will be called to the STEM lab by grade levels for the
The rules and guidelines for the competition
can be found by downloading the flyer below. The
challenge is optional, but is a great opportunity for a fun
Cupid's Bow STEM Challenge Flyer: Download
To benefit Tyson Griggs
Tyson Griggs is a student at Keheley
Elementary who recently had brain surgery. Though the procedure
went well, Tyson suffered a stroke and has been in a coma ever
The Kell Longhorn family has rallied
and are doing whatever we can as a community to support Tyson's
family as they go through this journey.
Kell will be hosting a pancake breakfast on
February 13th from 8:00 am to 11:00 am and all proceeds will go
to Tyson's family to cover the medical expenses.
For additional details about this worthwhile
Going on Sale Soon!
5th grade committee will be selling valentine grams beginning
Monday, February 8th and continuing through Friday, February
12th. They can be purchased in the front hall from 7:15 -
7:45 am each morning for $1. These are great to send to
other students or teachers! They will be delivered each
afternoon at dismissal. A lollipop will be included with each
Pitner Loves Our Community
We are fortunate to live, work and learn
in such a generous, supportive community! We value all of
our Partners in Education and want to send a special thank you
out to Stars & Strikes
Bowling on Hwy 92 in Woodstock. Stars & Strikes provided a great
venue for food and team building for our committed teachers and
staff. We will continue to support them and the other
businesses in our community. Click
here for a
complete list of our Partners in Education.
In Case of Inclement Weather...
This time of year, 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)
If you're interested in signing up for the text alerts
for school closings or delays, please
Science Fair is Coming!
Calling all scientists! The Pitner Science Fair will now be
held on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23RD
and the winners will move on to the county level on
SATURDAY, MARCH 19TH at
Walton High School. Mrs. Ucciferri has
visited in each classroom to discuss the rules and guidelines
For more information about our fair,
download the updated student handout -
You may also email Mrs. Ucciferri with any
January's Character Kids
Our Character Word of the Month for January
was Resilience. The
students learned in January that resilience means
the capacity to manage high levels of change. This is such
a wonderful skill to master!
Congratulations to this great group of
students for always exhibiting resilience and being a role model for others!
We are very proud of you!
Six Flags Read to Succeed Program
Read to Succeed is a free program sponsored by Six Flags Theme
Parks. Every student who completes six hours of recreational
reading before the school’s deadline noted below is eligible for
a free admission ticket valid at one participating Six Flags
Theme Park. Students will develop a greater appreciation for
books when they see that you think reading is important too. You
are sure to have fun as you investigate the world of reading
together! The forms are due in to their teacher by no
later than February 26, 2016.
Click HERE to download a
parent letter and reading log in both English and Spanish.
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
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.
Please visit the links below for valuable information about your
child's math and reading curriculum and strategies to help your
Mrs. Boehringer's Blog
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. 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:
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 two 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.
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