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



Meet Our New Principal!

Mr. I at the Pitner Sign

Greetings Pitner Patriots!

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!

Mr. Inthirathvongsy

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Kindergarten/1st Grade Bus Ride Along


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 here.

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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 schools.

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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: 



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Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge

Scholastic is teaming up with Cobb County schools for a Summer Reading Challenge.  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 clicking here.

Here are copies of the pamphlets: 

Summer Reading Challenge K - 2

Summer Reading Challenge 3 - 5 

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Supply List for 2015 - 2016

Here is our Supply List for the 2015 – 2016 school year. 

Click here to view the list:  Supply List 2015

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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 that??

Here's How:

Step 1.  Read any 8 books and record them in the Reading Journal (PDF)
Step 2. Bring the completed Reading Journal to your local B&N Store.
Step 3. Choose a FREE BOOK from our selection on the Reading Journal list at the store.

Happy Reading!!!


Summer Bridge for 5th grade students

This summer parents and/or students can preview the 6th math content for free. There is no sign in required.  Visit:   http://www.gavirtuallearning.org/Resources/SharedMSMath6.aspx

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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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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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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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