Welcome to Pitner Elementary
Home of the Patriots
Building a Strong Foundation for a Lifetime of Learning
The mission of Pitner Elementary is to
achievement by creating a culture of excellence.
Dr. Ashley Hosey
Assistant Principal: Deborah Blake
Upcoming Events and Things to
Saturday, March 25th - Girl Scout Book Collection in the
front parking lot
Save The Date: Rising 6th Grade Spirit Night Date: Tuesday,
March 28th Time: 6:30-8:00. Please join
Palmer M.S. Administration, Faculty, & Counselors as we
present important information about your student’s
transition to Middle School.
2017 Kindergarten Registration - Wednesday, March 29, 8:30am
– 11:30am. There will be NO afternoon registration
available. See more details below.
Wednesday, March 29th - Pitner's Fine Art Show 5:00 -
Kindergarten Registration 2017
Kindergarten registration for the 2017 - 2018 school year will
be held on Wednesday, March 29th in the Media Center. You
may register between the hours of 8:30 am - 11:30 am.
There will be no afternoon registration available.
Information about what to bring to registration and forms that
can be filled out ahead of time are located at:
5th Grade Parents - Dates to Remember!
As the year is winding down, here are some important dates for
5th grade parents to remember.
March 28: Last day to submit photos for the slideshow
March 30: Fifth Grade Field Trip to Chattanooga, TN
May 19: Fifth Grade Luau
May 23: Kickball Tournament
May 24: Awards Ceremony/Walk of Honor/Last Day of School
Georgia Families® - New Plan Year
Georgia Families gives you choices for your health care! Choose
a health plan and a Primary Care Provider for each member in
your family who is in Medicaid or PeachCare for Kids.
The Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) has announced
that the new plan year for the Georgia Families® program will
begin on July 1, 2017.
Georgia Families® is the program which provides health care
services for Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids® members and
Planning for Healthy Babies® (P4HB) enrollees through Care
Management Organizations (CMOs). The CMOs serving the Georgia
Families members in the new plan year are Amerigroup,
CareSource, Peach State, and WellCare.
Open Enrollment for the new Georgia
Families® plan year will be held from
March 1 – March 31, 2017. All Medicaid and
PeachCare for Kids® members and P4HB enrollees covered under the
Georgia Families® program MUST re-enroll during
Open Enrollment and will be able to choose their CMO at that
time. Members who DO NOT choose a CMO will be auto- assigned to
Please visit the following link to enroll and for more
Girl Scout Book Collection
Girl Scout Troop 12436 is conducting a Bronze
project to collect new and gently used books. Troop 12436
includes eight 5th grade girls from Pitner. The troop is collecting books for all age levels from toddler - adult in
order to create a library for the residents of the Cherokee
Family Violence Center.
The primary goal is to receive books for children. The 4th
- 6th graders at the center would like to have a summer reading group, so they
would be in need of multiple copies of the same titles.
The main collection day will be Saturday, March 25th from 1 - 4
pm in the Pitner
main parking lot. We will also have boxes in the front
hall the week of March 20th - 24th where you may drop off books.
Please check your bookcases at home for books you can donate.
You can also donate a new book or
give a cash donation to help purchase new books for the shelter.
Please consider helping the Girl Scouts and this great cause!
Contact Barbara Gorman with any questions:
Readers and Writers Workshop
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
A Parent's Guide
to Reading Workshop
A Parent's Guide
to Writing Workshop
Writing Workshop Overview Presentation Link
Reading Workshop Overview Presentation Link
Want To Stay in the Loop? Here Are Several
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:
Join the PTSA website so that you have
online access to many functions involving the school.
Click this link to join:
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!
When school begins,
our Georgia weather is always still very warm. Please make sure that your child's clothing meets the
dress code standards.
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
Car Line Guidelines
For the safety of our students and staff,
please be sure to adhere to the Car Line guidelines.
to download the most recent car line guidelines. If you
have any questions or concerns, please contact the front office.
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
Here are some things you need to know:
Step by Step Instructions
can be found by clicking
Frequently asked questions
can be found by clicking
If you still have any questions or need
other assistance, please feel free to email Kathy Parks at:
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
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.
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...
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
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.
|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)