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
On Tuesday, October 20, 2015, The Cobb Schools Foundation has
partnered with Carrabba’s Italian Grill & Outback Steakhouse!
Simply dine out at the nearest participating restaurant for
lunch or dinner and mention that you support Cobb Schools.
A portion of all sales (15%) will be donated to
Please visit one of the following
locations on Tuesday, October 20, 2015:
Carrabba’s – Barrett Parkway, Kennesaw
Carrabba’s – Cumberland Blvd, Atlanta
Outback Steakhouse – Barrett Parkway, Kennesaw
Please share this information with family, friends, parents,
PTA’s, and anyone who loves a great meal!
The Georgia Parent Survey is also
modeled after the student survey and contains 24 questions.
Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer,
smartphones or tablet. For parents that do not have access
to the Internet, school administrators should consider
scheduling dates and times to allow parents to complete the
Georgia Parent Survey at school. All parents should be
encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey because
the data will be used as part of the calculation of the School
Climate Star Rating. Survey 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.
Laptops will be available the week of parent
teacher conferences, October 19-25, in Pitner’s conference room
for your convenience.
School Council Meeting
A school council meeting will be held on
Friday, October 16th at 9:00 am.
Did you miss the Book Fair? Don't
worry, our online fair continues through this Friday! You
can still order the great books your children want and help out
our school as well! Please visit our on-line
book fair site. Just click the link below:
Orders will be delivered to Pitner AFTER
October 16 (the closing date of the on-line fair), and we will
personally deliver the purchases to your child’s classroom.
Feel free to share this link with grandparents and family
members who are far away but who would love to purchase
meaningful gifts for your children.
Cobb EMC is once again
sponsoring a Lego Building Competition to be held at East Side
Elementary School on Friday, October 16th. The event is
open to students grades 2-8. There will be prizes
awarded. Funds raised through this event will benefit the Cobb
County School System - Elementary Science Olympiad
2nd through 8th grade students are invited
to enter the Cobb EMC LEGO® Building Competition. A limited
number of LEGO® builders (40 in each heat) will display speed
and accuracy for a chance to win a $150 LEGO® Gift Card.
Each entrant will receive a basic LEGO® set for the first level
of competition. The first six builders in each heat that
accurately complete the assigned set will advance to a finalist
round of timed competition to win a $100 LEGO® Gift Card.
Visit this link for information and to sign
Cobb EMC Lego Building Competition Sign Up Information
Meet Our New Nurse!
There's a new face in the clinic!
Tricia Patterson has joined our staff as our nurse. While
we will miss Nurse Sarris, we are happy to welcome Nurse
Patterson. If you have any concerns or questions to
address concerning your child, you may email her at:
August Character Kids
Our Character Word of the Month for August
Congratulations to this fine group of students for displaying
respect and being a role model for others!
We are proud of you!
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.
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.
University 2015 Curriculum Night Program
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 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:
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 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
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...
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
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