Welcome to Pitner Elementary
Home of the Patriots
Principal: Sherri Hill 

Asst. Principal: Deborah Blake    Administrator: Bridget Mullett

 

 Bedtime, Books and Brownies

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You are cordially invited to attend the 5th Annual Pitner Elementary School’s Bedtime, Books and Brownies event on Thursday, March 5th at 6:00 p.m.  The evening will end at 8:00 p.m.

Each year, our teachers and staff come together for an amazing night that not only promotes literacy and the love of reading, but also brings our community together for a free evening of fun and laughter.  The outreach we achieve is amazing.  It is always a magical night.

We have 10+ rooms where staff will “perform” a book, complete with costumes and staging.  The students and their parents can choose two rooms to visit, where they will be entertained for 15 – 20 minutes watching stories come to life.  They get a small token in each room, and then go to the Under the Sea Cafeteria for a snack.

Along the way, they can be interviewed by our fantastic team of roving reporters from our PNN News crew, take a picture at one of our photo booths and/or shake the hand of Clifford or Geronimo Stilton.

Our book fair is also open before the event begins so that parents and students may browse.

We like to say…”We read you a bedtime story, give you a bedtime snack, and then send you home to bed.”

It’s a fantastic evening of smiles and fun.  We’d love for you to attend.

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Pitner's Read-A-Thon

The Read-a-Thon sponsored by PTSA will take place Friday, March 6th during the school day after our Bedtime, Books and Brownies kick-off on Thursday night. Pledge sheets for K-2 (blue) and 3-5 (gold) were sent home last week.  Students will read in their classrooms on Friday, take their pledge sheets home to be tallied, and collect their pledges.  Teachers, please make sure each student fills in their name, grade and Teacher name!

*Turn in all pledge sheets and monies (cash or checks payable to Pitner PTSA) collected on Monday, March 9th but no later than Tuesday, March 10th to earn prizes provided by The Jammin' Pie!

The top fundraising class from EACH grade level will win a Pizza Party!  All individuals who collect $15 in pledges will get a FREE Pizza Slice coupon, too!  The TOP 2 individual fundraisers from Grades K-2 and Grades 3-5 will also earn a special prize!

You can access and download the information here:

Read-a-thon Flyer

Pledge Sheet for K - 2nd Grade

Pledge Sheet for 3rd - 5th Grade

Read on, Pitner Patriots!

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Scholastic Book Fair News

It’s that time again!  Our spring Scholastic Book Fair is right around the corner.  Your child will be bringing home a flyer very soon.  If you are unable to come to see all of the wonderful books that will be featured or we run out of a title that your child wanted to purchase, we have a simple solution.  Our online book fair is open 24 hours a day, and you can shop for books that will be delivered to the school.  The last day to purchase items from our online fair is Friday, March 13th.  After that date, merchandise will then be mailed directly to the school, and we will deliver them to your child’s classroom teacher.  Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity!  Thank you in advance for supporting our library media program. 

Online Book Fair Ordering Form - Click Here

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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.

Below you will find the program from the evening, a Readers Workshop overview and power point presentation, and a power point that provides vital information concerning the new Georgia Milestones test that will be administered this year to our third, fourth and fifth grade students.

Parent University 2015 Curriculum Night Program

Readers Workshop Overview Brochure

Readers Workshop Curriculum Night Presentation

Georgia Milestones Information Presentation

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Georgia Parent Survey

Parents, please take a moment to complete the Georgia Parent Survey.  This survey contains 24 questions which will be used to calculate our School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis.  Data results from the Georgia Parent Survey will not be available to the public and will not be posted online.   You may complete the survey using your personal computer, smartphone or iPad.  If you do not have access to the Internet, there will be computers available during our March 5th Bedtime, Books and Brownies evening event.

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

 

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2015-16 School Choice

The Cobb County School District is again offering School Choice (HB 251 and SB10) transfers for the 2015-2016 school year.  Individual school capacity information and applications will be available beginning February 1, 2015 on the District website.  For more information, please see our 2015-16 School Choice webpage. 

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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 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: http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Assessment/Pages/Georgia-Milestones-End-of-Grade-Assessment-Guides.aspx

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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 here.

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Great News!Literacy

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.

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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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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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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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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.

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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 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 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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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 click here.

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THANK YOU!!

Many thanks 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 technology!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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