4575 Wade Green Road
Acworth, GA 30102
Phone: (678) 594-8320
FAX: (678) 594-8319

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.


Upcoming Dates and Things to Remember

  • Conference Week - Monday, 10/16 - Friday, 10/20 - Early Release each day at 12:30
  • 50th Day of School - Wednesday, October 17th - Dress in your best 50's attire!
  • Cape Day for Children's Health Care of Atlanta - Friday, October 20th - Wear a cape for $1 to support CHOA
  • Red Ribbon Week - Monday, 10/23 - Friday, 10/27
  • PTSA Fall Jamboree - Saturday, 10/28 10 - 2 pm  (see below for information)
  • Book Fair - Monday, 10/30 - Friday, 11/3

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Cape Day for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta:

The fundraiser for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta is Friday, October 20th.  Wear a cape..bring $1. Support CHOA!  #CapeDayATL


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Red Ribbon Week - 10/23 - 10/27

Theme:  Our School Rocks: Bully & Drug Free

Monday: “RED-y To Live A Drug Free Life” – Wear red clothing

Tuesday: “Team Up Against Bullying & Drugs” – Wear favorite team shirt

Wednesday: “Yes We Can Be Bully & Drug Free” – Canned–good drive to make a difference (candy giveaway)

Thursday: “Don’t Let Drugs Mix You Up” – Wear mismatched or backward clothing

Friday: “Hats Off To Being Bully & Drug Free” – Wear your favorite or crazy hat

~Poster Contest!! ~

K - 2nd grade students are encouraged to create a poster displaying what it means to live a healthy life

3rd - 5th grade students are encouraged to create a poster displaying why their peers should say no to drugs and/or bullying.

~Posters are due to the Counselor Suite by Friday, 10/20. Winners posters will be displayed in the hallways & will receive a special prize.


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Pitner Elementary Fall Jamboree

Calling all volunteers, Pitner PTSA needs volunteers to help with various stations during the Fall Jamboree on Saturday, October 28th from 10am-2pm. If you can spare 30 minutes to an hour of volunteer time, it would be very helpful to ensure that our event runs smoothly. We appreciate any help setting up or breaking things down after the event.  You may download a flyer with more information and a schedule of events by clicking here.

Please visit this link to sign up to volunteer:  Volunteer Sign-Up for Fall Jamboree

If you have any questions or concerns, please email or text Danielle Armstead at: DARMSTEADCOPRESIDENT1@gmail.com (404)217-7734.


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Attention Pitner families!! We are currently taking names for Holiday Assistance.  If you feel your family will need Thanksgiving or Christmas assistance contact one of our School Counselors, Ms. Perry or Ms. Gilner at 678-594-8320, or our School Social Worker, Ms. Barnes, at 770-402-5692.  We are accepting names until Friday, October 27th.


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  • If you have a student in the Cobb County School District, your information is ALREADY in our Automated Contact System and you will receive notifications by every means you have provided to your local school (landline, cell phone, text, email, etc.). However, it is critical that you make sure we have your most up-to-date numbers and addresses.

  • Please contact your local school front office to verify or change your information in our system.

  • You may also text the words "Subscribe CCSD" to 23177 to activate text messaging from Cobb County.

You can also visit the district page at http://www.cobbk12.org/aboutccsd/closinginfo/ to learn about our county's emergency notification plan on the Inclement Weather Information page.  Dr. Hosey will also keep Pitner parents updated as he receives any updated information.


Important Information you need to know for the 2017 - 2018 School Year:

The Pitner App - Parents, we are happy to launch a new way to communicate with you this school year! We have created a Pitner App for your Smartphone! It is free and instantly connects you to all the important information about Pitner!

Pay on your student’s ASP account, get the information about lunch schedules, check your Parent Vue account, view & upload Pitner photos, view the Pitner calendar, get Push notifications of breaking Pitner news and much more!

Download it for FREE in your App store.

Links to download APP:

iPhone users can use this direct link to download the app

Android users can use this direct link to download the app


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! You can also scan this QR code to go directly to his Twitter account!
    QR@pitnerprincipal
  • 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 share information with other parents. Click HERE to join!
  • Always make sure your contact information is kept current in the office, clinic 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!


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.


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.


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!


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)