Welcome to Pitner Elementary
Home of the Patriots

Principal:  Rattana Inthirathvongsy

Assistant Principal: Deborah Blake   

School Leadership Intern: Bridget Mullett   

Special Student Services Administrator: Jane Griffeth



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 Registration will take place on July 14th from 9AM until 6PM.  For detailed information, please visit the link at: 



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Good Luck Mrs. Hill!!!

Mrs. Hill has been a Pitner Patriot since the school doors opened in 2003.  She has served our school in the role of an Instructional Lead Teacher, Assistant Principal, and for the past seven years as our Principal.  We wish Mrs. Hill the best as she transitions to a new job in central office as an Elementary Assistant Superintendent.  Our dynamic, outgoing, fearless leader will be missed!!

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Summer Office Hours

Beginning the week of Monday, June 1, 2015 and ending Friday, July 17, our office will be open Monday through Thursday from 8:00AM to 4PM.  To support a green environment, all Cobb County offices will be closed on Fridays during the summer.

The office is closed the week of June 29th - July 3rd.  It will reopen with summer office hours on Monday, July 6th.

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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.  For your convenience, you can order your supplies online and they will be available to pick up during Sneak a Peek on July 30th.  Click here to view the list:  Supply List 2015-

The period for ordering has expired, but you may still compile a custom order based on the Supply list above.  Please visit www.BuildAKit.net and build your own kit. Please note that the "Build-A-Kit" website does not offer the exact kits offered through our school.  Order supplies for the grade that your child will be entering for the 2015-2016 school year.

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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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Are you looking for something this summer where your kids can have fun, get exercise, meet new friends AND play various sports?  There are great opportunties around Cobb this summer for elementary school aged children.  Listed below are some of the many programs available:

Allatoona Baseball Camp Information- http://www.ahsbucs.com/summer-camps/

Allatoona Basketball Camp - 3 camps available-Grades 1 - 8 https://ahsbucs.com/basketball/ahs-youth-basketball-camps/

Hoya Baseball Summer Fundamental Camps 2015 -          (2 Camps available) http://www.harrisonbaseball.org/camps1.html

KSU Nitra Perry's Basketball Co-ed Summer Camp for Grades 1 - 5 - http://ksuowls.com/camps

Kell summer basketball camp information-www.kellbasketball.com

North Cobb Summer Baseball Camp information (ages 5 - 14)  http://northcobbbaseball.com


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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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2015-16 School Choice

The Cobb County School District is again offering School Choice (HB 251 and SB10) transfers for the 2015-2016 school year.  Individual school capacity information and applications will be available beginning February 1, 2015 on the District website.  For more information, please see our 2015-16 School Choice webpage. 

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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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Important Health Information for Parents

The health and safety of our students and school staffs is our highest priority. As you know, national and international health authorities are currently working to manage an ongoing outbreak of the Ebola virus disease in several countries in West Africa.

As a result, the Cobb County School District is instituting a procedure that any current or new student who has recently travelled from Ebola-affected West African countries, including Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, or other affected regions as identified, will not be enrolled or permitted to return to school without proper medical documentation approved by the Superintendent or his designee.

You can read the complete letter from Cobb County by clicking here.

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Great News!Literacy

This year, 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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Climb Art at Pitner

Would you like to leave a permanent footprint at Pitner?  Here's your chance!  Pitner's PTSA and ASP have joined forces to bring you a rock climbing wall in the gym that has been hand painted by Scott McIntyre.  You can have a mountain, trail, or name in the mural for a small donation.  If you are interested in making a donation, please click here to download the form to send in with your child.

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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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Many thanks to Mrs. Sylvia Snyder for once again making a donation on behalf of Bill "Papa" Snyder that allowed our school to purchase an additional iPad cart this year for use in the classrooms!  This very generous donation will give our Pitner Patriots the opportunity to learn so many new things with technology!








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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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