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:  Rattana Inthirathvongsy

Assistant Principal: Deborah Blake

Administrator: Bridget Mullett       Administrator: Jane Griffeth

 

 

Upcoming Events This Week-

* Student Council collecting items for MUST Ministry

Our student council is collecting toiletry items for the MUST ministry each morning this week.  Items such as shampoo, soap, toothbrushes and other assorted items can be dropped off in the front hallway by the students in their grade level container.  The grade that contributes the most by the end of the week will win a prize.

* Valentine Grams for Sale

Valentine Grams are for sale each morning from 7:15 - 7:45.  They are $1 and can be sent to other students or teachers.

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Pitner Pride!!

Congratulations to Hannah Faith, one of our 5th grade students, for being such an amazing speller!  Hannah Faith was the first place winner of the Pitner Spelling Bee.  She competed at the county level and was the 2nd place winner at the Cobb County Spelling Bee.  Hannah Faith will now compete against all the best spellers in our surrounding school districts.  Good luck Hannah Faith!  We are proud of you!

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Input from Parents Needed!

The Cobb County School District is seeking your input on our next Language Arts adoption.  Please use the link below and provide us with information to help us make the best determination on resources and materials.

Click here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GMHHPNN

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February STEM Cupid's Bow Challenge

Are you ready for our February STEM Challenge?  This month, parents and students have the opportunity to design and construct a bow that will send Cupid’s arrow (wooden clothes pin provided by the teacher) through a heart cut out.

The final project needs to be brought to the school by the student on Friday, February 26th.  The students will be called to the STEM lab by grade levels for the final competition.

The rules and guidelines for the competition can be found by downloading the flyer below.  The challenge is optional, but is a great opportunity for a fun parent/student collaboration! 

Cupid's Bow STEM Challenge Flyer: Download here.

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Pancake Breakfast -

To benefit Tyson Griggs

Tyson Griggs is a student at Keheley Elementary who recently had brain surgery.  Though the procedure went well, Tyson suffered a stroke and has been in a coma ever since.

 The Kell Longhorn family has rallied and are doing whatever we can as a community to support Tyson's family as they go through this journey.  

Kell will be hosting a pancake breakfast on February 13th from 8:00 am to 11:00 am and all proceeds will go to Tyson's family to cover the medical expenses.

For additional details about this worthwhile event, click here.

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Valentine Grams Going on Sale Soon!

 

The 5th grade committee will be selling valentine grams beginning Monday, February 8th and continuing through Friday, February 12th.  They can be purchased in the front hall from 7:15 - 7:45 am each morning for $1.  These are great to send to other students or teachers!  They will be delivered each afternoon at dismissal. A lollipop will be included with each valentine gram.

 

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Pitner Loves Our Community


We are fortunate to live, work and learn in such a generous, supportive community!  We value all of our Partners in Education and want to send a special thank you out to Stars & Strikes Bowling on Hwy 92 in Woodstock. Stars & Strikes provided a great venue for food and team building for our committed teachers and staff.  We will continue to support them and the other businesses in our community.  Click here for a complete list of our Partners in Education. 

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In Case of Inclement Weather...

This time of year, 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)  

If you're interested in signing up for the text alerts for school closings or delays, please click here.

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Pitner's Science Fair is Coming!

 

UPDATE!!! Calling all scientists!  The Pitner Science Fair will now be held on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23RD and the winners will move on to the county level on SATURDAY, MARCH 19TH at Walton High School.  Mrs. Ucciferri has visited in each classroom to discuss the rules and guidelines for submissions. 

For more information about our fair, download the updated student handout - Science Fair Student Handout

 

You may also email Mrs. Ucciferri with any questions at patricia.dianto@cobbk12.org.

 

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January's Character Kids

Our Character Word of the Month for January was Resilience. The students learned in January that resilience means the capacity to manage high levels of change.  This is such a wonderful skill to master!

 

Congratulations to this great group of students for always exhibiting resilience and being a role model for others!  We are very proud of you!

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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 noted below is eligible for a free admission ticket valid at one participating Six Flags Theme Park. 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!  The forms are due in to their teacher by no later than February 26, 2016.

Click HERE to download a parent letter and reading log in both English and Spanish. 

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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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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.

Please visit the links below for valuable information about your child's math and reading curriculum and strategies to help your child succeed.

Mrs. Boehringer's Blog

Mrs. Letendre's Blog

Readers Workshop Overview Brochure

Readers Workshop Curriculum Night Presentation

Georgia Milestones Information Presentation

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GA Milestone Assessment Information

As you know, our students will be taking the GA Milestone Assessment at the end of the school year.  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: http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Assessment/Pages/Georgia-Milestones-End-of-Grade-Assessment-Guides.aspx

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Great News!Literacy

In the school year 2014-2015, 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.

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Bus Routes

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 website.

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Parent Curriculum Brochures

Math Parent Roadmap: Kindergarten First Second Third Fourth Fifth

ELA Parent Roadmap:  Kindergarten First Second Third Fourth Fifth

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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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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 two  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 chart.

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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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Common Core


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.

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Dress Code


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 school administration.

Pitner/District Calendar
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