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
Friday, January 20th is Hat Day.
Students may wear their hats all day for $1.
PTSA Spirit Night at Jumping World is on
Friday, January 27th from 4 - 8 pm. Please check the
side calendar for additional information. There is a
dress code in place at Jumping World and a waiver you can
download ahead of time if you'd like.
Science Fair! - The Pitner Elementary
School competition will be held on Thursday, February 2nd
from 8:00-11:00 for judges only. Students may drop off their
projects in the STEM lab from 7:15-8:00 that morning. See
below for more information.
Pitner Elementary School yearbooks are
on sale! The 2016 - 2017 yearbook is hardcover and costs
$25 if your order is placed before February 1st. After this
date, the price increases to $30.
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.
Annual Spelling Bee News
Pitner’s annual Spelling & Vocabulary bee was held on January
4th and 5th graders participated in a class Spelling/Vocabuarly
bee prior to the winter holiday. The two top winners in the
class were invited to participate in our school bee.
Classes and parents were invited to observe and cheer on their
class spellers. Participants went through a spelling round,
followed by a vocabulary round, finishing up with more spelling.
The thrilling competition ended with our champion: Bradley Boyd,
4th Grade/Ms. Scales! Aaron King, 5th Grade/Ms. Corcoran, was
the runner up. We are elated to share in their victory! Both
received a trophy to celebrate their hard work.
Bradley Boyd has been invited to compete in the Cobb County
Spelling/Vocabulary Bee on January 28th at Kennesaw Mountain
High School at 9:00 a.m. Good Luck!!
Pitner Science Fair - February 2nd, 2017
Perform a science-based investigation and share the
The Pitner Elementary School competition
will be held on February 2nd from 8:00-11:00 for judges only.
Students may drop off their projects in the STEM lab from
7:15-8:00 that morning.
The county level competition will be held
on Saturday, February 11th @ 8:15 at Kennesaw Mountain High
School. Please visit the Cobb site for more county competition
Parents of grade level winners will need
to drop off their child’s project at Kennesaw Mountain High
School. More information will be sent home with the winners.
Download a flyer with more information
Please direct any direct questions to:
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
Cobb Regional Technology Competition
The Cobb Regional Technology Competition
(CRTC) is a technology competition for students who reside in
Cobb County, Georgia.
The CRTC provides great ways to highlight
students’ technology knowledge. Students are able to demonstrate
creativity and practice their presentation skills, while
receiving constructive feedback from judges.
Students in grades 3-12 are eligible to
participate. The competition will be held on January 21, 2017 at
Wheeler High School. Participants may include students who
attend public schools, private schools, and home schools in Cobb
First Place winners in the competition
qualify to participate in the
State Georgia Educational
Technology Fair. See the website for more information and
Cobb Regional Technology Website.
A informational flyer with all the important details can be
CRTC Informational Flyer Registration must be
postmarked by December 16, 2016.
Please contact Stacey Buckalew, Digital
Transformation Supervisor, at
email@example.com, or Nancy Ranasinghe, Cobb
Regional Technology Competition Director, at
firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
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)