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

  • Winter Break - Monday, February 19th - Friday, February 23rd
  • Read Across America Day - Friday, March 2nd (See Below!)
  • Book Fair - Monday, March 5th - Friday, March 9th
  • Bedtime, Books and Brownies - Thursday, March 8th
  • Early Release - Wednesday, March 14th
  • Kindergarten Registration for the 2018-2019 School Year - Wednesday, March 21st
  • Report Cards Sent Home - Wednesday, March 21st
  • PTSA Spirit Night at Jumping World - Thursday, March 22nd

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Read Across America Day - Volunteers Needed!

You are invited to be a Mystery Reader at Pitner Elementary School and read a book to a class of our students on Friday, March 2nd! Help us celebrate the day and spread the joy of reading with our students! Please click on the link below to view our flyer and a link to sign up!!  We love our volunteers!

Mystery Reader Information and Sign-up


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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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Kindergarten Registration for the 2018 - 2019 Year

Kindergarten registration for the upcoming 2018 - 2019 school year will be held on Wednesday, March 21st from 8:30 - 11:30 am in the Media Center.  Georgia law requires that kindergarten students be five years old on or before Sept. 1 and first grade students be six years old on or before Sept. 1 to be registered.  To make the registration process go more smoothly, you can visit the Cobb County School District website where you will find all the required documentation and/or forms you need to bring with you in order to register your child for school.  There are 5 main documents that ALL students are required to present in order to be registered. 

If you have any questions, please contact Diana Cochran in the front office.  You may call (678) 594-8320 or email Ms. Cochran at diana.cochran@cobbk12.org.

Click on this link for more information and to download needed forms:  http://www.cobbk12.org/aboutccsd/enrollment/


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School Choice Transfers Open February 5th

The Cobb County School District is offering School Choice (HB 251) transfers for the 2018 - 2019 school year.  Individual school capacity information and applications will be available beginning February 5th, 2018 on the District website.  The deadline for applying is Wednesday, February 28, 2018.

For more information, please see our 2018 - 2019 School Choice website at:  http://www.cobbk12.org/generalinfo/transfers/schoolchoice.aspx


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Parents,

Yearbooks are now $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!!

Order online at https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectJob

Yearbook ID Code: 13266618 


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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!
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  • 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)