4575 Wade Green Road
Acworth, GA 30102
Phone: (678) 594-8320
FAX: (678) 594-8319

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.


Upcoming Dates and Things to Remember

  • Dinner with Santa  - Thursday, December 14th (Volunteers needed)
  • Holiday Shop Begins (Schedule Change) - Wednesday, 12/13 - Monday, 12/18
  • Holiday Hat Day - Thursday, December 14th
  • Holiday Tacky Sweater Day - Friday, December 15th
  • Holiday Character Day - Monday, December 18th
  • Candy Cane Day (Wear red and white) - Tuesday, December 19th
  • Pajama Day and Holiday Sing-A-Long - Wednesday, December 20th

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Volunteers Needed!!

Holiday Shoppe starts Wednesday, December 13th to Monday, December 18th from 7:45am-10:45am each morning

Parents, please have your children bring in their money for the Holiday Shoppe starting on Wednesday.   Have your children store their money in the Holiday Shoppe envelope that was sent home with the flyer or provide them with something to keep their money in.   The Full Holiday Shoppe schedule will be on Pitner’s Website by Wednesday.  

Volunteers are needed. If you would like to sign up to help with the Holiday Shoppe, please click on the following link:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4da5ac28a5f85-pitner6


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Rescheduled Date for Dinner With Santa:    
Thursday, December 14th 5-8pm


Volunteers are needed. If you would like to sign up to help during Dinner With Santa, please click on the following link:      http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4da5ac28a5f85-pitners   This is a new sign-up genius!!  You must sign up again to volunteer!!

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Sibling Transfers - Parents/guardians of a student who has a sibling already enrolled in a District school through an approved transfer may apply for a younger sibling to attend the same school in accordance with District Administrative Rule JBCD-R. This provision attempts to address siblings enrolled in different schools at the same time due to an approved transfer. A sibling is defined as a brother, sister, step-brother, or step-sister living in the same household and who otherwise meets the requirements for enrollment.  The application window for the 2018-2019 school year will be open from January 4, 2018 through January 31, 2018. 

For more information about this opportunity, and for a link to the online application, visit: http://www.cobbk12.org/generalinfo/transfers/schoolchoice.aspx.


Partnership With Freedom Church

Our school is partnering with Freedom Church to bless some underprivileged kids this Christmas. They will be giving away a limited supply of new Razor scooters! Registration is open Nov 29 - Dec 10. You can register here! You may also contact Freedom Church at info@freedomchurch.tv.


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Georgia Parent Survey

Each year, we ask parents to complete the Georgia Department of Education Parent Survey.  Your feedback is very important to us.  Please follow the link to take the survey.  It will only take 5 - 10 minutes.  Thank you!!

http://gshs.gadoe.org/parents


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Back by popular demand, Pitner will participate in the Six Flags Read to Succeed program!

Read to Succeed is a free program sponsored by Six Flags Theme Parks. Every student who completes six hours of recreational reading before the school’s deadline listed on the bottom of this page is eligible for a free admission ticket, valid at the participating Six Flags Theme Park that the school has selected.  All entries must be received by Friday, February 16, 2018 to be eligible.

Students will develop a greater appreciation for books when they see that you think reading is important too. You are sure to have fun as you investigate the world of reading together!

Here’s what you need to know:
• Only students in grades K through 6 are eligible to participate.
• Review the attached reading log. Your child should use this reading log to record what and how long he/she reads.
• Your child must complete 6 hours, or 360 minutes, of recreational reading.
• Please initial each entry and then sign the reading log to verify that the 6 hours of reading has been completed.
• Your child can read books, magazines, newspapers, or comic books (digital or hard copy). Reading for homework or a class assignment does NOT count.
• Students can read silently, aloud, or with an adult—you can read to your child, or your child can read to you.
• Remind your child to return the reading log to his/her teacher by the due date. Your child’s school will submit your child’s information and hours read.
• Late entries will NOT be accepted.

Download the parent letter and reading log below and start reading!

Parent Letter - English

Parent Letter - Spanish

Reading Log - English

Reading Log - Spanish


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  • If you have a student in the Cobb County School District, your information is ALREADY in our Automated Contact System and you will receive notifications by every means you have provided to your local school (landline, cell phone, text, email, etc.). However, it is critical that you make sure we have your most up-to-date numbers and addresses.

  • Please contact your local school front office to verify or change your information in our system.

  • You may also text the words "Subscribe CCSD" to 23177 to activate text messaging from Cobb County.

You can also visit the district page at http://www.cobbk12.org/aboutccsd/closinginfo/ to learn about our county's emergency notification plan on the Inclement Weather Information page.  Dr. Hosey will also keep Pitner parents updated as he receives any updated information.


Important Information you need to know for the 2017 - 2018 School Year:

The Pitner App - Parents, we are happy to launch a new way to communicate with you this school year! We have created a Pitner App for your Smartphone! It is free and instantly connects you to all the important information about Pitner!

Pay on your student’s ASP account, get the information about lunch schedules, check your Parent Vue account, view & upload Pitner photos, view the Pitner calendar, get Push notifications of breaking Pitner news and much more!

Download it for FREE in your App store.

Links to download APP:

iPhone users can use this direct link to download the app

Android users can use this direct link to download the app


Want To Stay in the Loop?  Here Are Several Ways!

  • Follow our Patriot #1, Dr. Hosey, on Twitter at: @pitnerprincipal to receive morning weather reports, motivation and news from our classrooms! You can also scan this QR code to go directly to his Twitter account!
    QR@pitnerprincipal
  • Follow the school on Twitter at: @pitnerpatriots
  • Join the PTSA website so that you have online access to many functions involving the school. Click this link to join: https://pitnerptsa.membershiptoolkit.com/login?r=%2FOpen_Forms
  • 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 share information with other parents. Click HERE to join!
  • Always make sure your contact information is kept current in the office, clinic 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!


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.


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.


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!


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)