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-

  • Family Movie Night - Friday, September 23rd from 6 - 9:20 pm.  The movie will begin at 7:30.  See below for more information!                   

  • UPDATE:  Extra parking for Movie Night will be available at   Wildwood Baptist Church located at 4801 Wade Green Rd, Acworth, GA 30102. All volunteers and families, please check in at the pop up tent by the playground when you arrive!

  • Fall Break is September 26th - 30th.  Have a wonderful, fun and safe week with your family!  We'll see you back at school on October 3rd, rested and refreshed and ready to learn!

  • Parents, review our policies for arrival and dismissal procedures.  Please remember that student check out through the office MUST be completed by 1:45. Also note that if your child is not picked up through the carpool lane by 2:30, they will be sent to ASP where a registration fee of $10 (if they are not already registered) and a $7 daily ASP fee will apply.  Thank you so much for helping to keep our students safe!  You can download a current letter that details our policies here:  Transportation Letter from Dr. Hosey

  • Please remember that our ASP program now picks up in the back bus lanes.  Go to the traffic light and turn in.  The checkout desk is just inside the door.  Remember also that there is no one to buzz you into the front entrance after school hours.  Thank you for your continued assistance and cooperation with keeping our students safe and our policies this year!

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Have you Heard???

Pitner's Family Movie Night is this Friday!

Friday, September 23rd 6 - 9ish pm

Movie starts at 7:30 pm and ends at 9:20 pm...

Come watch Ice Age: Collision Course with all your Pitner friends and family!  This movie is not yet available to rent or buy!  If there is a chance of rain, the event will be rescheduled.

Feel free to bring your lawn chairs, blankets, etc.  A bounce house will be available for FREE for the kids to jump in until the movie begins.  Concessions will be sold during the event and will include:  Nathan's Hot Dogs, polish sausages, corn dogs, chicken tenders, fried Oreos, and more! Drinks, cotton candy, popcorn and  glow sticks will also be sold.

Admission is FREE for each PTA member, please present membership cards during admission! Admission for Non-Members-$3 per person. PTA Memberships will be sold during this event... To become a member: $7 per person Your PTA membership gets you into Pitner events for free!

A huge thank you to AquaDoc Plumbing, Jumpy Fun, Salon three-13, Sparkles and Roy's Royal Hotdogs for sponsoring our event!

We hope to see you there!!!

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We are looking for 15 motivated and highly qualified students to join our Pitner Science Olympiad team.  The team can consist of third, fourth and fifth grade students with a maximum of 8 fifth graders.  The best combination of third, fourth and fifth grade students will be selected in order to insure Pitner a strong, competitive team.

If you are interested in applying, please review the schedule of practices and events, then download the application form.  Pages 3, 4 and 5 of the application must be returned by no later than Friday, October 7th to either Mrs. Ucciferri or Mrs. Franco to be considered for the team.  Please read the entire form for more details and follow the directions.

Good Luck!!!

Download the application here:  Science Olympiad Application Form

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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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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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Bus Routes

CCSD Bus Routes for the 2016-2017 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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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.

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)  

 

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