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 This Week-

  • Red Ribbon Week Daily Details

    Monday - RED-y to live a drug-free life:  Wear red clothing to kick-off Red Ribbon Week

    Tuesday - We CAN be drug-free:  Bring canned goods for our canned food drive and receive a treat!

    Wednesday - TEAM up against drugs!  Wear your favorite sports team apparel.

    Thursday - Don't get MIXED UP in drugs:  Wear mix-match clothing

    Friday - UNITED we stand against bullying and drugs:  Wear your Pitner Patriot gear

  • Pitner's Fall Festival is this Saturday, October 29th from 12 - 4 pm at Pitner Elementary School  Be sure to attend for a day filled with great fall fun!You may park in the front lot or additional parking is available at Wildwood Baptist Church.  When you arrive, please check-in and enter for admission on the front side of Pitner.  Click to download a flyer with more info:  Pitner Fall Festival Flyer

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Red Ribbon Week - 10/24 - 10/28

This year's theme is "United We Stand Against Bullying and Drugs".  All students and staff will receive a red ribbon to wear all week.  K - 2nd grade students will also receive a special bookmark and 3rd - 5th grade students will receive a bracelet.  We will have fun theme days for the week for all students and staff to participate in.  Flyers will be sent home with students, please check their folders.  You may also download a flyer HERE.

There are also two awesome contests taking place.  K - 2nd grade students are encouraged to create a poster displaying what it means to lead a healthy life.  3rd - 5th grade students are encouraged to write an essay persuading their peers to say no to drugs and/or bullying.  The top 3 entries will be shared on the PNN news and displayed in the Counselor's suite.

Our Annual Thanksgiving Canned Food Drive also begins on October 25th and will run through November 11th.  Pitner's school Counseling Program and PTSA have been providing Thanksgiving baskets to our families in need for 14 years.  Please see the flyer for more information about what to send in.  Thank you!

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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

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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Have you heard?  There's a new Pitner Hoodie!

We are introducing a brand new All Star Pitner hoodie available just in time for this great fall weather!  Everyone will be wearing it!  The new hoodie is available now for pre-order until Friday, October 21st. Orders will be available for pick-up at the Fall Festival or delivered to the classrooms the following week. The cost is $20 for youth and adult S-XL / $25 for 2XL. The hoodies are available in sports grey and red.  Don't miss the opportunity to get this great new spirit wear product first!

Download an order form Pitner All Star Pre-order Form.

If you have any questions, please contact Jenifer Farmer at:  jfarmer724@gmail.com

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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.

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)  


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