The Pizitz Post
for Students, Parents & Families - November 28, 2022
A Season of Giving
It has been said that it is more blessed to give than to receive. That rang true as our students loaded up several vehicles with food on Friday before we left for the holidays. Daniel Cason, our choir's piano accompanist who works with Bread of Life Food Pantry, said, "Your school is going to bless thousands of individuals this Thanksgiving." Mr. Cason has been on the frontlines working with individuals struggling with homelessness in the Birmingham community for many years. What a wonderful opportunity for students to see a need, and be able to meet that need through giving.
Thank you, families, for your generosity. We are grateful to be part of cheerful giving at Pizitz. We hope you and your families had a wonderful time of Thanksgiving. We look forward to celebrating this holiday season with our students this December.
As we continue to consider how to provide students with opportunities to grow in character and academics here at Pizitz, we are having on-going conversations about our school's core values. Last year, we selected 12 character traits that we believe represent our school. This year, we are working to pair down that list to a more manageable number of traits that can be remembered by our students. Next week, we will be sharing a Google Form with our students to ask about their thoughts. What traits represent who we are now and who we want to become at Pizitz? We look forward to sharing their feedback with you as we continue on the character journey at Pizitz.
Here are a few important dates to note:
- December 8-9: 8th Grade Exams
- December 12: Holiday Choir Concert
- December 13: Pep-Rally; Holiday Band Concerts
- December 14: Holiday Assembly (for students and faculty)
- December 16: Holiday Class Parties & Early Dismissal
- December 19- January 3: Holiday Break
Holiday Assistance Program
Believe it or not, the holidays are right around the corner. At Pizitz, we would love to come together to provide support for families in our school community who have a need.
If you need assistance for the holidays or you would like to sponsor a student at Pizitz, please fill out this form by the end of this week.
If you have questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to one of our school counselors – Becca Poe, Nicole Howell, or Amber Payne. All information about student needs will remain confidential.
Spirit Night Fundraiser at The Ridge
Save the date for December 2! The Ridge will host a spirit night fundraiser supporting our Competition Cheer team on Friday, December 2 from 4:00-10:30 p.m. Dine in or Carry out. The proceeds will help send the team to Nationals! Check out more details here.
Community Movie Night
The Student Government Association of VHHS is sponsoring a Holiday Movie Night at the high school stadium on Thursday, December 8 to benefit our fall charity, The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Alabama. Check out more information about the event here.
Spanish Field Trip Fundraiser
Is Honey Baked Ham a part of your family's Holiday tradition? If so, please consider supporting a Pizitz 8th grade Spanish student in his/her fundraising efforts by purchasing a Honey Baked Ham gift card using this link. Gift Cards can be used to purchase hams, turkeys, desserts, and sides from any and ALL Honey Baked Ham locations! We truly appreciate your support!
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! 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.