Welcome to Pitner Elementary
Home of the Patriots
Principal: Sherri Hill
Asst. Principal: Deborah Blake
Bedtime, Books and
You are cordially invited to attend the 5th Annual Pitner
Elementary School’s Bedtime, Books and Brownies event on
Thursday, March 5th at 6:00 p.m. The evening will end at
Each year, our teachers and staff come together for an
amazing night that not only promotes literacy and the love of
reading, but also brings our community together for a free
evening of fun and laughter. The outreach we achieve is
amazing. It is always a magical night.
We have 10+ rooms where staff will “perform” a book, complete
with costumes and staging. The students and their parents
can choose two rooms to visit, where they will be entertained
for 15 – 20 minutes watching stories come to life. They
get a small token in each room, and then go to the Under the Sea
Cafeteria for a snack.
Along the way, they can be interviewed by our fantastic team
of roving reporters from our PNN News crew, take a picture at
one of our photo booths and/or shake the hand of Clifford or
Our book fair is also open before the event begins so that
parents and students may browse.
We like to say…”We read you a bedtime story, give you a
bedtime snack, and then send you home to bed.”
It’s a fantastic evening of smiles and fun. We’d love
for you to attend.
The Read-a-Thon sponsored by PTSA will take place
Friday, March 6th during the school day after our Bedtime, Books
and Brownies kick-off on Thursday night. Pledge sheets for K-2
(blue) and 3-5 (gold) were sent home last week. Students
will read in their classrooms on Friday, take their pledge
sheets home to be tallied, and collect their pledges.
Teachers, please make sure each student fills in their name,
grade and Teacher name!
*Turn in all pledge sheets and monies (cash or
checks payable to Pitner PTSA) collected on Monday, March 9th
but no later than Tuesday, March 10th to earn prizes provided by
The Jammin' Pie!
The top fundraising class from EACH grade level will
win a Pizza Party! All individuals who collect $15 in
pledges will get a FREE Pizza Slice coupon, too! The TOP 2
individual fundraisers from Grades K-2 and Grades 3-5 will also
earn a special
You can access and download the information here:
Pledge Sheet for K - 2nd
for 3rd - 5th Grade
Read on, Pitner Patriots!
Scholastic Book Fair News
It’s that time again! Our spring
Scholastic Book Fair is right around the corner. Your
child will be bringing home a flyer very soon. If you are
unable to come to see all of the wonderful books that will be
featured or we run out of a title that your child wanted to
purchase, we have a simple solution. Our online book fair
is open 24 hours a day, and you can shop for books that will be
delivered to the school. The last day to purchase items
from our online fair is Friday, March 13th. After that
date, merchandise will then be mailed directly to the school,
and we will deliver them to your child’s classroom teacher.
Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity! Thank you in
advance for supporting our library media program.
Online Book Fair Ordering Form - Click Here
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.
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.
University 2015 Curriculum Night Program
Readers Workshop Overview Brochure
Readers Workshop Curriculum Night Presentation
Milestones Information Presentation
Georgia Parent Survey
Parents, please take a moment to complete the
Georgia Parent Survey. This survey contains 24
questions which will be used to calculate our School Climate
Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous and will be
submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for
analysis. Data results from the Georgia Parent Survey will not
be available to the public and will not be posted online.
You may complete the survey using your personal computer,
smartphone or iPad. If you do not have access to the Internet,
there will be computers available during our March 5th Bedtime,
Books and Brownies evening event.
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.
GA Milestone Assessment
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:
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
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.
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
Math Parent Roadmap:
ELA Parent Roadmap:
Car Line Guidelines
For the safety of our students and staff, please be sure to
adhere to the Car Line guidelines. Please click
download the most recent car line guidelines. If you have
any questions or concerns, please contact the front office.
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.
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.
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
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...
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
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
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.
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