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
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
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.
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!
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
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
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: email@example.com
or Ms. Alice Gilner: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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!!
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
detailed information on understand the test and the results. If
you have further questions, please do not hesitate to ask your
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:
Reading Log - English
Reading Log - Spanish
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
First Place winners in the competition
qualify to participate in the
State Georgia Educational
Technology Fair. See the website for more information and
Cobb Regional Technology Website.
A informational flyer with all the important details can be
CRTC Informational Flyer Registration must be
postmarked by December 16, 2016.
Please contact Stacey Buckalew, Digital
Transformation Supervisor, at
email@example.com, or Nancy Ranasinghe, Cobb
Regional Technology Competition Director, at
firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Georgia Parent Survey
Parents, we welcome
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
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:
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Health, Dental, Life, and Cancer Insurance
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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)