The Pizitz Post
for Students, Parents & Families - October 31, 2022
Opportunities to Give and Serve
We hope you all have a safe and happy Halloween!
A Few Things to Note
As the year continues, there are a few things we all need to remember to help things run effectively and efficiently here at Pizitz:
- Please refrain from dropping off outside food items at Pizitz.
- Keep in mind that the bell rings at 8:00 each morning to begin class. A student is counted tardy if he/she is not in the classroom by 8:00.
- We do not allow checkouts after 2:30. Please do not plan on checking your child out during 8th period.
- Carpool runs each afternoon from 3:05-3:30. Please make sure to pick up your child by 3:30 each afternoon.
Living History Day
Here is our schedule for Thursday's event:
8:00-8:35 1st Period
9:00-10:20 Living History Assembly & Parade
10:25-11:00 3rd Period (8th Grade Lunch)
11:05-11:40 4th Period (7th Grade Lunch)
11:45-12:20 5th Period (6th Grade Lunch)
12:25-1:00 2nd Period
1:05-1:40 6th Period
1:45-2:20 7th Period
2:25-3:00 8th Period
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 need.
If you need assistance for the holidays or you would like to sponsor a student at Pizitz, please fill out this form no later than Thursday, November 10.
If you have questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to one of our school counselors – Becca Poe, Nicole Howell, or Amber Payne.
Partner with Pizitz!
Our Pizitz PTO Fall Fundraiser- Partner with Pizitz- will begin this Friday, November 4 and end on November 11! This year, we are focused on raising funds to purchase furniture options for our school that will promote student engagement and collaboration in our classrooms. Our goal is to raise $25,000 and we need your help to reach it! More information about how to donate will be coming this week. We are grateful for your support and are also excited about a fun homeroom competition!
Attention: 8th Grade Students and Parents
The 8th Grade Panoramic Picture will be taken Tuesday, November 1 in the lower gym during 8th period. Please make your plans to be at school for this picture. You will be able to order your own copy of the panoramic picture. More information will be provided on November 1.
Pizitz Competition Cheer BBQ Fundraiser
Pizitz Competition Cheer is pre-selling Thanksgiving Turkeys and Boston Butts from Firehouse BBQ! Orders are due November 15 and will be available for pick up on November 22 at Pizitz. Turkeys are $60 each and Boston Butts are $45 each. Bring cash or check to Mrs. Logsdon's room (E205) or order through one of the competition cheerleaders. Thank you for supporting our team!! You can complete the Google form here to order.
Canned Food Drive
The SGA will be sponsoring a canned food drive Wednesday, November 2 through Thursday, November 17 benefitting Bread of Life Food Pantry (the ministry of Mr. Daniel Cason, the accompanist for the choirs). Please bring in canned goods that you would like to donate to your homeroom teacher. NO GLASS will be accepted. Please think of things that YOU would like to eat when making your donation. The homeroom in each grade which brings in the most canned goods will receive a donut party.
Vestavia Hills Spirit Shop
Don't miss out the opporutnity to order from the Vestavia Hills Spirit Shop in partnership with Bandwagon! PTO has provided a great opporutnity to shop and order for items to arrive before the holidays. If you are interested, check out the shop, they have great items for all of our schools- including Pizitz. Part of the proceeds come back to Pizitz when you select our school at purchase. Check out the link here, and place your order.
Attention: Parents of Indoor Track Athletes
Indoor Track & Field will have a make-up parent meeting on Monday, November 7 at 4:30p.m. in the Library/Media Center for those who could not attend the Winter Athletics Parent meetings in October.
Creative Writing Class
Creative Writing Workshop (CWW) is a class taught by Mr. Brock during 8th period. It is designed for students who have an interest in writing, and enjoy writing but may not have a whole lot of time to write.
We will cover writing techniques,
We will write in-class
We will occasionally watch a movie or parts of a movie to further understand some technique of writing fiction.
Because this is a workshop class, we will also read our work aloud in class and discuss each other's work.
You will be expected to write in class, but typically not much outside of class. We will have 1-2 homework days per week. We will also work in conjunction with Mrs. Wiggins's Digital Media class. If you are interested in participating in the class, please fill out the following form: https://forms.gle/quFAr4vQyu1DL3Um8
Have you ordered a yearbook? Time is running out to pre-order. The deadline is Monday, November 14. Please don't count on buying an extra in May. Only a small number of extras arrive with our order. Email Mrs. Wade with any questions!
Turn in Your Reading Logs
Reminder to Students: Turn in your reading logs to earn a family pass to a Birmingham-Southern Men's home basketball game. They are due tomorrow, Tuesday, November 1 to Mrs. Smith in the library.
Hike the Hill
Hike the Hill was established by the Vestavia Hills Rotary Club as a family fun event promoting health and wellness to support Vestavia Hills Community Schools. The “hill” symbolizes a student’s climb from elementary school that finishes on the “hill” at VHHS and recognize the climb of life-long learning that connects all of us. Everyone is encouraged to wear their t-shirt and hike one of the four routes found at www.vestaviarotary.org during November 1-15 (during the heart of Veteran's Day Celebrations) and join the community hike on Sunday, November 13 at 2:00 p.m. (beginning at the bridge across from Andy’s Nursery).
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.