4575 Wade Green Road
Acworth, GA 30102
Phone: (678) 594-8320
FAX: (678) 594-8319

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.


Upcoming Dates and Things to Remember

  • Kindergarten Registration Opportunity  - Thursday, April 19th, 2:45 - 4:30
  • Milestone Testing - Tuesday, April 10th - Friday, April 20th
  • No Visitors Allowed for Lunch - Tuesday, April 10th - Friday, April 20th
  • Jump Rope for Heart - Wednesday, April 25th and Thursday, April 26th
  • 5th Grade Trip to Palmer - Thursday, April 26th, 9:45 - 11 am
  • 5th Grade Panorama Picture - Thursday, April 26th, 11 am
  • Color Fun Run - Friday, April 27th
  • Pitner's Career Day - Friday, May 4th

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Our Milestone Testing window begins on Tuesday, April 10th and will run through Friday, April 20th.  Below are some tips to remind everyone of things to do that will help to prepare our students to do well on the test.  We will not allow visitors to eat lunch with students (in any grade level) until Monday, April 23rd due to testing and shifting lunch schedules.  Please remember to get your students to school on time and plan to not check them out early or schedule appointments during our testing window.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation!!

Georgia Milestones Tips:

1. Go to bed 30 minutes earlier than you normally do so that you will be rested for the test.

2. Eat breakfast before coming to school and if you do not have time, get breakfast at school.

3. Be at school and be on time. You may not take the test with your class if the test has started before you arrive at school.

4. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes while taking the test.

5. Relax and show your best work. You are ready for the test. Use your time wisely during the test.

Here's a fun video to remind you of ways to ROCK THE TEST!!!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oT_HlRugrR8


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Additional Opportunity - Kindergarten Registration for 2018 - 2019 School Year

There will be an additional opportunity to register your child in Kindergarten for the 2018 - 2019 school year on Thursday, April 19th from 2:45 - 4:30 pm in the Media Center.  This is a great time to register your child, turn in paperwork and make sure your child will be ready to start school on the first day in August! 

If you need information about what forms and documentation you will need to bring in order to complete registration, please check out the helpful links below. The website and information about immunizations offers both English and Spanish versions.  There is also a copy of the student enrollment form.  To save time when registering, you may download it, fill it out and bring it with you to registration. If you have additional questions, please call the school at (678) 594-8320.  We hope to see you soon!

Enrollment and Immunization Requirements

Kindergarten Immunization Requirements - English

Kindergarten Immunization Requirements - Spanish

Student Enrollment Form


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Jump Rope for Heart

Pitner is participating in Jump Rope for Heart!  Students will be receiving information during PE class on April 10th and 11th and will be bringing home the fundraising packets.  We encourage donations to be made online and will be raising money until April 24th.   The Jump Rope for Heart Days will be held on April 25th and 26th.  You can download the parent flyers below for more information.

We appreciate your support for this very important event!

Jump Rope for Heart Flyer - English

Jump Rope for Heart Flyer - Spanish


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Are you willing to help Pitner students prepare for their future?

We are searching for volunteers who are willing to donate up to three hours of their time to talk about their chosen careers.” This promises to be an easy way to share skills and experiences with our future leaders.

To volunteer or find out more information, contact your school counselors at aisha.perry@cobbk12.org, alice.gliner@cobbk12.org, or (678) 594-8320.  Please fill out and return the form in your child's folder to volunteer!


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Come join us for Pitner's first Color Fun Run on Friiday, April 27th.  We will announce the starting time soon!  The purpose of the Pitner Color Run is to help by raising money for our school so that a Digital Marquee can be purchased for the front of our school! 

  • Color Run Fundraiser Ends on Tuesday, March 27th 

  • Color Run Envelope Turn in Date: Tuesday, March 27th

  • Drop Fundraiser Tickets for prizes in the PTSA vault in the main hallway

  • Prizes related to the tickets will be delivered to classrooms at the end of each week. 

Higher level prizes will be delivered to the school after fundraiser ends.  

If you have any questions about the Fundraiser, email Danielle Armstead: danielleqarmstead@gmail.com

If you are having Issues with the fundraising website, call the customer service number: 855.686.3496

See below for the following information: Info about prizes, a copy of the envelope form (in case  you have misplaced your turn in envelope, additional info about what the Color Run is all about, a form with details about the ingredients that will be in the Color Dust, info on how to setup donation page. 

Also, see link for Color Run Video, giving you a brief overview of how the Color Run will work:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/8k5sqkp11sqqvtm/Don8zone%20Spring%20Kickoff%20Video%20With%20Prizes.mp4?dl=0

You can view copies of the information sent home by clicking the links below:

What is a Color Run?

Prize Information

Copy of the Donation Envelope

Color Dust Information

Together We Can Reach Our Goal


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Parents,

Yearbooks are $25.00.  It's important you get your order in early, because when they are sold out, they're gone!  This year's book will include many special memories from our great school year.  Make sure to order yours today!!  For the rest of the year, you may send $25 in cash to the school with your child to secure a yearbook.  Please put your child's name, their teacher's name and that the payment is for the yearbook on the receipt.  Thank you!


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Dear Parents,

As you know we are constantly battling viruses and bugs at school.  Please use the guide below from our school nurse to help you determine when to keep your student home and when to send them back to school after illness. Please contact your teacher or our school nurse if your student is diagnosed with the flu or has any airborne virus or illness. Our custodian staff is following sanitizing protocols and our teachers are taking extra precautions. Please emphasis the importance of hand washing and the use of hand sanitizer with your students.  

Also if you have an extra bottle of sanitizer or disinfectant wipes at home, your teacher or our school nurse would appreciate any donations items.  Thank you!

Download a guide to help you decide whether your child should stay home here:  I Need To Stay Home If..


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Useful Math Information for Parents

Do you ever wonder what your child is learning in math this year?  Cobb County has put together videos for parents that explain what your child will learn in math organized by grade level and units. This resource will help you keep up to date on what to expect during the school year for each grade.  Click on the link to find the information.  Scroll down to the bottom of the page to access the videos.

http://academics.cobbk12.org/index.php/ad/tl/iandi/math/


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  • If you have a student in the Cobb County School District, your information is ALREADY in our Automated Contact System and you will receive notifications by every means you have provided to your local school (landline, cell phone, text, email, etc.). However, it is critical that you make sure we have your most up-to-date numbers and addresses.

  • Please contact your local school front office to verify or change your information in our system.

  • You may also text the words "Subscribe CCSD" to 23177 to activate text messaging from Cobb County.

You can also visit the district page at http://www.cobbk12.org/aboutccsd/closinginfo/ to learn about our county's emergency notification plan on the Inclement Weather Information page.  Dr. Hosey will also keep Pitner parents updated as he receives any updated information.


Important Information you need to know for the 2017 - 2018 School Year:

The Pitner App - Parents, we are happy to launch a new way to communicate with you this school year! We have created a Pitner App for your Smartphone! It is free and instantly connects you to all the important information about Pitner!

Pay on your student’s ASP account, get the information about lunch schedules, check your Parent Vue account, view & upload Pitner photos, view the Pitner calendar, get Push notifications of breaking Pitner news and much more!

Download it for FREE in your App store.

Links to download APP:

iPhone users can use this direct link to download the app

Android users can use this direct link to download the app


Want To Stay in the Loop?  Here Are Several Ways!

  • Follow our Patriot #1, Dr. Hosey, on Twitter at: @pitnerprincipal to receive morning weather reports, motivation and news from our classrooms! You can also scan this QR code to go directly to his Twitter account!
    QR@pitnerprincipal
  • Follow the school on Twitter at: @pitnerpatriots
  • Join the PTSA website so that you have online access to many functions involving the school. Click this link to join: https://pitnerptsa.membershiptoolkit.com/login?r=%2FOpen_Forms
  • 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 share information with other parents. Click HERE to join!
  • Always make sure your contact information is kept current in the office, clinic 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!


Dress Code

When school begins, our Georgia weather is always still very warm. Please make sure that your child's clothing meets the dress code standards. Please click 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 school administration.


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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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Microsoft Office 365

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 computer.

Here are some things you need to know:

Step by Step Instructions can be found by clicking here.

Frequently asked questions can be found by clicking here.

If you still have any questions or need other assistance, please feel free to email Kathy Parks at: kathy.parks@cobbk12.org.


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.


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!


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...

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 conditions! 

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.

TELEVISION STATIONS RADIO STATIONS
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)