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.




Principal:  Dr. Ashley Hosey

Assistant Principal: Deborah Blake      

SSA: Jane Griffeth      Administrator: Jason Traster

 

Upcoming Events-

BUS TRANSPORTATION AND RIDE ALONG INFORMATION:


2016-2017 CCSD bus routes for the new school year are available on the CCSD website and will be posted at Pitner’s Sneak-a-Peek.


Kindergarten and First Grade Ride Along will be Friday, July 29, 2016.  K-1 students, along with their parents, are invited to ride the bus on Friday morning, July 29, 2016, as a practice run prior to the first day of school.  Due to limited space, we ask that you limit the number of additional family members riding.

Only school-age children are allowed to ride as our regular buses are not equipped with car seats. The bus will follow the planned route to school, then return back to the bus stop.

SNEAK A PEEK-

Come meet your teacher, get your bus route, join PTSA and prepay for student lunches during Sneak-A-Peek!

Thursday, July 28th - Grades K - 2   3pm - 5pm

Friday, July 29th - Grades 3 - 5  3pm - 5pm

 

FREE OR REDUCED LUNCH APPLICATION INFORMATION:

Cobb County Food & Nutrition Services would like to announce that the application for free or reduced meals is now available online for the 2016-2017 school year.

If you should choose to apply, follow the on-screen instructions (link below). Paper applications will also be sent home with your students in their back-to-school folder. Only one application is needed per household.

If you choose to complete the application online instead of the paper format, please keep the confirmation number for your records. The online application is available at http://mealapps.cobbk12.org in both English and Spanish.

Computers will be provided so that you may complete the application during Sneak A Peek on Thursday, July 28th or Friday, July 29th in the cafeteria.

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Additional Important Information:

New student registration-

New student registration for the 2016 - 2017 school year will be available at the school on Monday, July 25th from 10am - 2pm.  You may also register new students on Tuesday, July 26th between the hours of 9am - 2pm.  

If you have any questions about enrollment requirements, please visit: http://www.cobbk12.org/aboutccsd/enrollment/

To expedite the enrollment process you may download and fill out required forms HERE.

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL - Monday, August 1st.  The first bell rings at 7:15.

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Dr. Hosey

Meet Our New Principal!

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” ----Lao Tzu

Greetings Proud Pitner Patriots,

I am very excited to join the Pitner Elementary school family and community this school year as your principal.

After 19 years of serving in education, I am very excited to start my 20th year at Pitner Elementary. The Pitner community is a great community. At the heart of the Pitner community is a great school with awesome students supported by an incredible staff of caring adults.

We want and desire Excellence for every student who comes through the doors and walks the halls of Pitner Elementary and when they leave we want them to display the excellence that is our Pitner Patriot Pride. However, Excellence in education is a journey not a destination. It is a day by day, week by week journey that we will take with every student under the guidance of our Pitner staff.

This year we will begin OUR Journey to EXCELLENCE together!

Dr. Hosey

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Atlanta Braves Back to School Bash

The Atlanta Braves are hosting a Back to School Bash at Turner Field on Sunday July 31st   The event includes a fun, family-friendly environment and a Braves lunchbox for every ticket purchased and a pre-game party featuring games, music, and prizes! More information can be found at braves.com/backtoschoolbash

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School Supply Lists for 2016 - 2017

Parents, it's never too early to think about supplies for the upcoming school year.  So you can take advantage of the summer sales, you may download the supply list for the fall here:  School Supply List 2016 - 2017

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Cobb Summer Link

Parents, Cobb County is offering a great free resource for students and parents this summer!

The Cobb Summer Link incorporates both digital and print resources to extend learning opportunities to families of K-5 students through the summer. The summer link focuses on math learning guides for each grade level and independent reading learning guides specific to students’ current reading levels.

Access this valuable information here:  http://www.cobbk12.org/cobblink/

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Summer Reading Opportunities!

There are several great opportunities for summer reading programs during the summer break.

Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge: Visit http://www.scholastic.com/ups/campaigns/src-2016/kids to log minutes, unlock stories from favorite authors, earn digital rewards, and learn about new books to read. If user name or passwords have been forgotten or misplaced, please contact your public library or contact Scholastic at 1-800-Scholastic Monday-Friday from  8AM to 7 PM EST. 

Barnes and Noble:  Barnes and Noble book stores also offer a fantastic reading program each year.  You may pick up a reading log from any store and earn a free book when you turn the log in!

Cobb County Public Libraries:  Don't forget your local public library during the summer!  Many have special programs and/or guests throughout the summer.  Be sure to check them out!

Happy Reading!

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EOG Study Guides-3rd, 4th and 5th Grades

Parents, please click on the links below to find an overview of the Milestone test and examples of what the Milestone looks to students.

Download Study Guide for Grade 3 EOG

Download Study Guide for Grade 4 EOG

Download Study Guide for Grade 5 EOG

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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.

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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.

Please visit the links below for valuable information about your child's math and reading curriculum and strategies to help your child succeed.

Mrs. Boehringer's Blog

Mrs. Letendre's Blog

Readers Workshop Overview Brochure

Readers Workshop Curriculum Night Presentation

Georgia Milestones Information Presentation

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Bus Routes

CCSD Bus Routes for the 2015-2016 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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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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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 two  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...

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)  

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