Welcome to Pitner Elementary
Home of the Patriots
Principal: Sherri Hill
Asst. Principal: Deborah Blake
Thanks For All Your Help!
We'd like to share
some information with you about our “Holiday Help” this year.
It’s a great feeling to know we helped a lot of families in need
during this holiday season. Look at all we've done as a
community this year! We are indeed Proud Pitner Patriots!
Holiday Help 2014
Thanksgiving Baskets collected by Pitner students & Turkeys
donated by Mission For Life Church served 20 families
Presbyterian Church: Santa’s Caravan Outreach Ministry served 11
families ( 30 children total)
Shop with a Longhorn Program served 20 Pitner students
Angel Tree served 9 families ( 22 children total)
& Cooper Family donated goody bags/stocking stuffers to those 22
children as well on our Angel Tree
Isn’t that awesome
Enjoy the time off! Happy Hanukah! Merry Christmas! Happy
Holidays! Season's Greetings! Happy Kwanzaa! Happy New Year!
Just happy happy joy joy!!!
See you next year!!
Pajama Day and Bake Sale!
At Pitner, we have generous spirits and good hearts.
During the holiday season, when asked to help with community
needs, our staff and family of parents and students has risen to
the occasion in spectacular fashion!
Today's Pajama Day has been a terrific success!! This morning,
our front hall was filled with eager children in cute pajamas
and smiles on their faces ready to donate to our fundraiser! The
classrooms and hallways are joyful places today!
Thanks to the students and parents, we were able to raise $2400
to provide a family in need money for living expenses and
Thank you for all you do! We have amazing students and
wonderful parents. Whatever traditions your family has at
this time of year, have a great break full of love and fun.
Thanks as well go out to Mrs. Lanier, Ms. Thayer, the Pitner
Student Council and the PTSA for all the help with organizing
the fundraiser. Everyone pitched in and it was a great
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:
Pitner PTSA would like to thank YOU for helping to make Dinner
with Santa 2014 a great success!
Our 5th Grade Committee Chairs, Shelley Armitage, Tricia Gleason
and Jennifer Melko, did an amazing job! Thanks to those
5th Grade Committee Members, Students, Teachers and Parents who
prepped for, decorated and worked at the event! We
appreciate the many Pitner students, middle and high school
students, Parent and Teacher volunteers who gave an hour or more
of their time.
Thank you to Mary Joiner, our Room Rep Coordinator and all of
our K-5 Room Reps for creating the incredible baskets for our
Basket Raffle! Special thanks to Julie Charles and Cynthia
Dell-Omo Thimou for helping Julie Montague prep for and run the
Class Basket Raffle. We appreciate all of our business donors
and patrons. Congrats to all the raffle winners!
We are so thankful for Mrs. Rhonda Bryant and her amazing Pitner
Chorus for a festive and wonderful performance. Additional
thanks to Mr. Charles Laux and the KSU Strings for entertaining
us with their fabulous holiday musical talent.
Thank you to Twisted Kitchen for catering our delicious dinner.
Thank you to the many 5th Grade families and Board of Directors
who donated drinks and desserts. Thank you to our
custodial staff for staying late to clean up!
Finally, a very special thanks to Santa for making our event
magical and joyful! We wish all of our Pitner Patriots the
merriest of holidays and and a Happy New Year!
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.
During the months of August and September if the temperatures
reach 90 degrees or higher students may bring water in
containers with a screw on lid to drink on the bus.
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 Roudmap:
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