The Pizitz Post
for Students, Parents & Families - September 19, 2022
Celebrating Art Education
Speaking of the arts, we are grateful to have many pathways for students to grow in creativity- one of the character traits emphasized here at Pizitz. Our choir, band, art, dance and theatre classes are thriving. We have an amazing group of teachers growing our middle school talent.
In an effort to showcase and support the arts programs in Vestavia, we have Vestavia Art Merchandise available. At checkout you can choose which school and which program you want the profits to fund. There are new color options, car magnets, and stickers this year. They will be sold through October 1st and delivered by November 1st. We are grateful for the support! Check out the link to order here.
As a reminder, we keep our school calendar updated with pertinent information about activities happening in and around the school. Check out our school calendar on our website here.
Our website is a helpful tool for parent and family resources. In our announcements section, we post each week's Pizitz Post for your reference as well.
On Friday, September 23, during your Academic Strategies class, all students will be voting for the SGA Representatives for your grade. Each student will vote for six (6) representatives from their grade.
Check out the slideshow on the SGA Website and on the TVs throughout the school to see the campaign posters!
Spirit Night at Troup's Pizza
Pizitz PTO is partnering with Troup's Pizza to hold a Spirit Night on September 26. Purchase pizza at Troup's next Monday evening, tell them you are with Pizitz, and a percentage of the proceeds will come back to our school. Great pizza for a great cause- it's a win-win!
Liberty Park and Pizitz are joining together for a middle school bass fishing team. Here are the basic requirements for any Pizitz or Liberty Park student in 6th-8th grade: must have your own captain, must have your own bass boat or access to a boat (16 ft. in length, working live well, kill switch min 40 hp-max 250 hp).
For more information, email Bridgette Rayfield at firstname.lastname@example.org. Interested students, join the Google Classroom: kzaojzq.
Your Cross Country team is competing in two races this week. On Tuesday, September 20, we will host the Rising Rebel Run versus Liberty Park at Pizitz. Join us at 4:00 p.m.
On Friday, September. 23, we will run in the Spain Park Twilight Race at Spain Park High School at 5:45 p.m. Come out and support your Pirates!
Come out and support the volleyball teams TODAY, September 19, against Helena! Our 8th grade team will play at 5:00 p.m., followed by the 7th grade team at 6:00 p.m. in the Lower Gym. Tickets are $5 and can be found on GoFan. The teams will also play on Wednesday against Thompson at Pizitz! Go Pirates!!
The Pizitz Debate Team
Interested in research, current events, and verbal argument? Join the Pizitz Debate Team- open to all 7th and 8th grade students! A virtual parent interest meeting will be held on September 20 at 6:00 p.m. Here is the link to join us. Please email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about Debate Team.
If you are a 7th or 8th grader interested in trying out for tennis this year, please go to the tennis tryout Google Classroom by joining with this code: bpby5k2
Come see or contact Coach Spain (room A111) or Coach Tice (room A128) for more information.
First Priority is a student-led club at Pizitz. This is a Christian organization that meets before school. Come join us as we gather every Thursday morning at 7:25 AM in the choir room! Our next meeting will be this Thursday, September 22. Everyone is welcome! Contact Mr. Sutter or Mrs. Windle if you have questions.
First Priority Leadership Team: Please check Google Classroom for details about this week's leadership meeting.
The AHSAA has named Girl's Wrestling as an emerging sport and we are planning on having a full team this year. Coach Tucker is hosting a parent meeting on Tuesday, September 20. Parents and athletes are encouraged to meet at Pizitz at 5:45 PM in the library. If you want to know more before the meetings, please email Coach Nick Tucker email@example.com
Did you miss picture day? Make-up picture day is this Thursday, September 22. If you missed the first picture day, Mrs. Wade will be contacting you with a pass to take your make-up picture on Thursday.
Did you order a yearbook this year? We currently have 780 orders, but we have over 1000 students. You don't want to miss out on the yearbook in May. You can check your order history on My School Bucks. If you didn't order a book at the time of registration, you can still place your order now.
Share your photos with the yearbook staff to help us make the best yearbook in 2023. Anyone can go to this link here. We love to collect photos taken by parents at games and competitions. You can also use the HJ eShare app on your phone. You will have to put in the code pirates22189. Upload your photos for possible use in the 2023 Pirivia.
Winter Athletic Parent Meeting
Parents, mark your calendars! If you have a child who will be participating in a winter sport this year, plan on joining our athletic directors and coaches for a parent meeting at 6:30PM on October 20.
Mark Your Calendars for Softball Tryouts
7th & 8th grade students: Pizitz Softball Team Tryouts will be held on October 5 at the VHHS softball field from 4:30-6:00pm. You will need to bring cleats, a glove, and bat (if you have one). Join the Google Classroom for more information. Code: pftomi3
Coach Robinson's email is RobinsonB@vhcs.us . Feel free to reach out to her with questions.
October Adjustment for Parent Teacher Conferences
In October, our students have October 7, 10, and 11 off of school. We had originally planned for October 7 to be our parent-teacher conference date. However, due to changes in our professional learning schedule (with our outside speakers), we will need to make an adjustment. Instead, we will provide opportunities for a parent-teacher conference on Tuesday, October 11.
Of course, our teachers will be flexible to schedule these virtually or at a later time if a parent-teacher conference is requested for your child and you are unable to meet on that date. Thank you for understanding.
Partners in Education (PIE)
Our PIE program, in conjunction with PTO, has been a wonderful opportunity to engage individuals and businesses in our community in what is happening here at Pizitz. We are grateful for the many community partners who help to support the work of our school. If you or your business is interested in supporting Pizitz, feel to reach out to our PTO chairperson, Caroline Neely. She can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications are due by October 15, and more information can be found on the PTO website here. Thank you, in advance, for your support!