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

 

Things to Remember This Week -

Fall Picture Days

Our fall school pictures will be taken this week.  You should have received a flyer in the student folder.  You may also check your child's classroom blog for any additional information.

Tuesday, August 23rd - Grades K - 2

Wednesday, August 24th - Grades 3 - 5

College Day - Friday, August 23rd

As a kickoff to the official start of College Football season, Pitner will have College Day August 26th . We encourage your student to wear their favorite college or your favorite college tshirt  or team colors on Friday. Our teachers will also share fun college facts about the colleges they attended. It is never too early to start our Patriots thinking about college.

Back to School Bash

Come and join us for our Back to School Bash at Stars and Strikes on Friday, August 26th from 6 - 8 pm.  Please fill out your flyer and return it to school by August 22nd.  PTSA members receive a admission discount.  You must present your card at the door to receive the discount.  Star and Strikes is located at 10010 GA-92, Woodstock, GA 30188.  We hope to see everyone there!

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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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Meet Mr. Traster!

You may have noticed a new face in the front office.  We are so happy to welcome Jason Traster to Pitner as one of our administrators.  He is a wonderful addition to our school.  Next time you see him, please introduce yourself and make him feel welcome!

Mr. Traster and his wife have both worked in education for many years, first in Florida and then in Georgia for the past 11 years.  He has 3 elementary age sons.

Welcome to our family!

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EOG Study Guides-3rd, 4th and 5th Grades

Parents, please click on the links below to find an overview of the Milestone test and examples of what the Milestone looks to students.

Download Study Guide for Grade 3 EOG

Download Study Guide for Grade 4 EOG

Download Study Guide for Grade 5 EOG

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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 2015-2016 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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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 two  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...

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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