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
Upcoming Events and Things to
Remember This Week-
Red Ribbon Week Daily Details
Monday - RED-y
to live a drug-free life: Wear red clothing to
kick-off Red Ribbon Week
Tuesday - We
CAN be drug-free: Bring canned goods
for our canned food drive and receive a treat!
TEAM up against drugs! Wear your
favorite sports team apparel.
Thursday - Don't get
MIXED UP in drugs: Wear
UNITED we stand against bullying and drugs:
Wear your Pitner Patriot gear
Pitner's Fall Festival
is this Saturday, October 29th from
12 - 4 pm at Pitner Elementary School Be sure to
attend for a day filled with great fall fun!You may park in
the front lot or additional parking is available at Wildwood
Baptist Church. When you arrive, please check-in and
enter for admission on the front side of Pitner. Click
to download a flyer with more info:
Red Ribbon Week - 10/24 - 10/28
This year's theme is "United We Stand Against Bullying and
Drugs". All students and staff will receive a red ribbon
to wear all week. K - 2nd grade students will also receive
a special bookmark and 3rd - 5th grade students will receive a
bracelet. We will have fun theme days for the week for all
students and staff to participate in. Flyers will be sent
home with students, please check their folders. You may
also download a flyer
There are also two awesome contests taking place. K - 2nd
grade students are encouraged to create a poster displaying what
it means to lead a healthy life. 3rd - 5th grade students
are encouraged to write an essay persuading their peers to say
no to drugs and/or bullying. The top 3 entries will
be shared on the PNN news and displayed in the Counselor's
Our Annual Thanksgiving Canned Food Drive also begins on October
25th and will run through November 11th. Pitner's school
Counseling Program and PTSA have been providing Thanksgiving
baskets to our families in need for 14 years. Please see
the flyer for more information about what to send in.
Cobb Regional Technology Competition
The Cobb Regional Technology Competition
(CRTC) is a technology competition for students who reside in
Cobb County, Georgia.
The CRTC provides great ways to highlight
students’ technology knowledge. Students are able to demonstrate
creativity and practice their presentation skills, while
receiving constructive feedback from judges.
Students in grades 3-12 are eligible to
participate. The competition will be held on January 21, 2017 at
Wheeler High School. Participants may include students who
attend public schools, private schools, and home schools in Cobb
First Place winners in the competition
qualify to participate in the
State Georgia Educational
Technology Fair. See the website for more information and
Cobb Regional Technology Website.
A informational flyer with all the important details can be
CRTC Informational Flyer
Please contact Stacey Buckalew, Digital
Transformation Supervisor, at
firstname.lastname@example.org, or Nancy Ranasinghe, Cobb
Regional Technology Competition Director, at
email@example.com if you have any questions.
Georgia Parent Survey
Parents, we welcome
Please complete the
Georgia Parent Survey on your personal computer, smart phones,
tablet, or a computer at Pitner. Survey data will be collected
between now and March 3, 2017 and used as part of the
calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. There will be
computers set up in the front hall during conference week so
that you may complete your survey.
All 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. Thank
Have you heard? There's a new
We are introducing a brand new All Star
Pitner hoodie available just in time for this great fall
weather! Everyone will be wearing it! The new hoodie
is available now for pre-order until Friday, October 21st.
Orders will be available for pick-up at the Fall Festival or
delivered to the classrooms the following week. The cost is $20
for youth and adult S-XL / $25 for 2XL. The hoodies are
available in sports grey and red. Don't miss the
opportunity to get this great new spirit wear product first!
Download an order form
Pitner All Star
If you have any questions, please contact
Jenifer Farmer at:
Readers and Writers Workshop
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 writing and reading curriculum and strategies to help your
A Parent's Guide
to Reading Workshop
A Parent's Guide
to Writing Workshop
Writing Workshop Overview Presentation Link
Reading Workshop Overview Presentation Link
Want To Stay in the Loop? Here Are Several
Follow our Patriot #1, Dr. Hosey, on
Twitter at: @pitnerprincipal to receive morning
weather reports, motivation and news from our classrooms!
Follow the school on Twitter at:
Join the PTSA website so that you have
online access to many functions involving the school.
Click this link to join:
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 have questions answered!
Always make sure your contact
information is kept current in the office 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!
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
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.
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.
|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)