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
BUS TRANSPORTATION AND RIDE ALONG
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.
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
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 -
FREE OR REDUCED LUNCH APPLICATION
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.
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.
have any questions about enrollment requirements, please visit:
To expedite the enrollment process you
may download and fill out required forms
FIRST DAY OF
SCHOOL - Monday, August 1st. The first
bell rings at 7:15.
Meet Our New
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!
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
School Supply Lists for 2016 - 2017
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
Supply List 2016 - 2017
Cobb Summer Link
Parents, Cobb County is
offering a great free resource for students and parents this
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:
Summer Reading Opportunities!
There are several great opportunities for
summer reading programs during the summer break.
Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge:
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!
EOG Study Guides-3rd, 4th and 5th
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
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
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
Mrs. Boehringer's Blog
Readers Workshop Overview Brochure
Readers Workshop Curriculum Night Presentation
Milestones Information Presentation
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
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 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
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.
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||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)