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.




Principal:  Dr. Ashley Hosey

Assistant Principal: Deborah Blake      

SSA: Jane Griffeth      Administrator: Jason Traster

 

Upcoming Events and Things to Remember-

  • Pitner's holiday shop will open on Monday, December 5th  and be available until Friday, December 9th for students to purchase gifts for family members.  The shop will be open each morning from 7:15 am - 8:30 am. The shop will also be open during our Dinner With Santa event on Friday night, December 9th.  A flyer was sent home with additional details.

  • Remember that Angel Tree gifts are due by no later than Monday, December 12th.  Please bring your unwrapped gifts with gift receipts to the counselor's suite.  Donations of wrapping paper and/or gift bags are appreciated!

  • Pitner Elementary School yearbooks are on sale!  The 2016 - 2017 yearbook is hardcover and costs $25 if your order is placed before February 1st.  After this date, the price increases to $30.

  • Chick-fil-A calendars are still on sale through the 5th grade committee.  Support the PTSA and get a great money saving calendar!  The price is $7.

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Reflections

Reflections Participants

We would like to recognize the students that participated in this year's PTA Tom Mathis Council Reflections contest.  PTA Reflections is a nationally acclaimed student recognition program to encourage artistic creativity in the classroom and at home. Students of all grades and abilities participated and explored the arts based on the 2016-2017 theme: What Is Your Story?

This year we had some spectacular entries submitted by our students.  They are great representatives of Pitner!!

We also had 3 students go to the county level.  Emily Martinez (5th grade) placed 3rd in the Dance category, Ansley Carter (2nd grade) placed 2nd in the Photography category and Reagan Waters (Kindergarten) placed 1st in the Visual Arts 3D category.  Ansley and Reagan will move on to compete at the state level.  Congratulations!

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Pitner's Angel Tree

During this season of joy we hope there will be time for some true sharing/giving to other families in our school community who are in need of a little extra help.

The Pitner School Counselors & the PTSA have decorated a tree with holiday ornaments. Each ornament will have a wish request that has been specified for a family needing assistance.  The tree is located in the front lobby of the school.

  • Please select an ornament off the tree & purchase the item.. 

  • All gifts are DUE no later than Monday Dec. 12th

  • Please return all gifts to the Counselor's Suite

  • All gifts should be UNWRAPPED with ornament & gift receipt attached

  • It would be helpful to include a gift bag or a roll of wrapping paper

  • We are also accepting Wal-Mart gift cards for families

If you have any questions, contact one of the School Counselors. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Ms. Aisha Perry: aisha.perry@cobbk12.org or Ms. Alice Gilner: alice.gilner@cobbk12.org  

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Holiday Dinner and Basket Raffle

Pitner's Annual Holiday Dinner and Basket Raffle will be held on Friday, December 9th in the Pitner Cafe from 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm.  Our holiday shop will also be open for students to shop for family members in room 007.

Dinner is PRE-ORDER ONLY!! There will be no dinner purchases at the door.  Flyers went home with the students last week with all the details of how to order dinner and information about the evening.  You may download the form here:  Dinner with Santa Form

Festivities this year include crafts and holiday pictures, entertainment by Great Gig Dance and KSU Strings, a spectacular basket raffle, and a chance to have pictures made with Santa (bring your own camera).

All dinner orders must be placed by Thursday, December 1st!!

Don't miss this festive event!  It's a night to remember!!

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Attention 3rd & 5th Grade Parents!

Student scores for the 2016 IOWA Test will be sent home with your child this week.  Please refer to this brochure for detailed information on understand the test and the results.  If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to ask your child’s teacher.

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Six Flags Read to Succeed is Back!

Back by popular demand, Pitner Elementary will once again participate in the Six Flags Read to Succeed Program.

To participate, each student is to read 6 hours before the middle of February, log it, have a parent sign it, return it to your student's teacher.  The cutoff date for all entries is Friday, February 17, 2017.  Students in grades K - 5 who read for 6 hours will earn a free ticket to Six Flags!

Information will be sent home in students folders or you may access both the parent letter with the rules and guidelines and the student reading log by clicking on the links below:

Parent Letter - English

Parent Letter - Spanish

Student Reading Log - English

Student Reading Log - Spanish

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Competition

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 County.

First Place winners in the competition qualify to participate in the 2017 State Georgia Educational Technology Fair.   See the website for more information and to register:  Cobb Regional Technology Website.

A informational flyer with all the important details can be downloaded here:  CRTC Informational Flyer  Registration must be postmarked by December 16, 2016.

Please contact Stacey Buckalew, Digital Transformation Supervisor, at stacey.buckalew@cobbk12.org, or Nancy Ranasinghe, Cobb Regional Technology Competition Director, at nancy.ranasinghe@cobbk12.org if you have any questions.

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Georgia Parent Survey

Parents, we welcome your feedback! 

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 you!!

Georgia Parent Survey:  http://apps.gadoe.org/schoolclimate/parents.nsf/Survey.xsp

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Readers and Writers Workshop Information

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 child succeed.

A Parent's Guide to Reading Workshop

A Parent's Guide to Writing Workshop

Writing Workshop Overview Presentation Link

Reading Workshop Overview Presentation Link

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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!

  • 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 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!

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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.

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School Bus Drivers Needed

Seeking professional, safety-minded individuals for School Bus Drivers!

This is a FANTASTIC Part-Time job with FULL-TIME BENEFITS! 

Just a few of the great benefits of working in Transportation:

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 child’s life

Apply online:  www.ccsdbusdriver.com

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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.

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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!

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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)  

 

Pitner/District Calendar
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