The Pizitz Post
for Students, Parents & Families - October 17, 2022
The First Nine Weeks
We had a wonderful first nine weeks at Pizitz. Parents, we hope you have taken the opportunity to look at your child's grades through the PowerSchool Parent Portal. Take a moment to discuss what they have learned so far this year, and help them set goals for the second nine weeks. Our teachers have provided some opportunities for you to be part of what is happening at Pizitz. Stay tuned in to the school calendar on our website and the Pizitz Post each week to find opportunities for you to step into our classrooms to see a project, performance, or presentation. We are grateful for our partnership with parents.
Attention: 8th Graders!
The Help the Hills 1Rebel Party is coming up! It will be THIS Friday, October 21 from 9:00-10:00 p.m. in the main gym at VHHS immediately after the football game against Tuscaloosa County. Admission is free. There will be games, music, and concessions. We hope to see the 8th graders from Pizitz and Liberty Park come together for this fun event. Go Rebels!
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 THIS Thursday, October 20 at 6:30p.m. We will begin our meeting in the upper gym, and then each sport will break up into different spaces around the school.
As we enter into the second nine weeks, this is a good time for everyone to revisit technology usage. Our teachers work to use technology for engagement and efficiency. Chromebooks are the property of the school, and the students should be utilizing them for educational purposes only. We encourage families to have a place in your home- outside of the student's bedroom- to keep their Chromebooks charging each night so they are ready for use the next day.
Although cell phones are allowed at school, we ask students to keep them in their locker during the school day. Please help us to reinforce this when discussing technology with your child at home.
Lost & Found
At the end of each nine weeks, we sort through the Lost & Found at the school and display all of the items outside on tables (under the front awning). The items will be sorted and displayed this week. We encourage all students and families to check to be sure they have not left items behind. At the end of the week, all items will be donated.
8th Grade Advanced History Parent Invitation
8th Grade Advanced History Parents: You are invited to join us in the classroom on Friday, October 21, during your student's history period, for Pharaoh Project presentations. We would love to have you be our guest! Please check in at the front desk (with your license) and then come to room C117 (Mrs. Knickrehm's room) during 1st, 2nd, or 4th period.
Pizitz Band Family & Friends In Class Concerts on October 25
On Tuesday, October 25, all bands will present an in class fall concert. For parents who plan to attend in person, register here. This will allow you to have your ID checked at Door 28, the band room entrance, across from the football field. If you do not complete this form, you will need to check in with ID at the main entrance. The performance will also be recorded and shared in your student's Google Classroom.
Schedule for October 25: Symphonic Band: 8a.m. Concert Band: 9a.m. Beginning Band: Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Percussion: 9:55a.m. Beginning Band: Trumpet, Saxophone, French Horn: 10:50a.m. Beginning Band: Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon, String Bass: 1:40p.m.
7th & 8th Grade Monster Mash
The 7th and 8th grade Monster Mash will be held on Friday, October 28 from 3:00 - 5:00p.m. Wear your costume to school and party with your friends! Wristbands will be sold before school in the library and in the lunchroom during lunch, Monday, Oct. 24 through lunch Friday, Oct. 28 for $5. Drinks ($2) , Snacks & Water ($1) will be sold at the party. All proceeds go to our school wide philanthropy, Miracle League Vestavia Hills. We encourage students to stay for the entire party. They will not have access to their phones during the party. If you plan to pick your child up early, he/she will need to touch base with a chaperone to escort him/her out.
Attention: 6th Graders!
Sixth graders can wear your costume to school on Friday, October 28. Purchase a wristband for $2 before school or during lunch Monday, Oct. 24 - Thursday, Oct. 27 to wear your costume to school Friday, October 28. Wristbands will not be sold Friday for this event. All proceeds go to our school wide philanthropy, Miracle League Vestavia Hills.
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 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).
Today is the deadline to register for Hike the Hill www.vestaviarotary.org to recognize a veteran in your family and be included on the Hike the Hill t-shirt. Proceeds will support the Pizitz
Veterans Day program, Vestavia City Schools Foundation and more!
Reminder: All school portrait picture orders are due on October 12. Please get your orders submitted online or return the envelope to school as soon as possible. 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!
Indoor Track & Field
Attention 7th & 8th Graders:Indoor Track & Field is coming soon! There are events for everyone: sprints, relays, long distance, hurdles, jumps, pole vaulting and throwing! If you are interested in competing on this year's Indoor Track & Field team, go to the Google Classroom for all team information: ugiewmk.
Birmingham Southern Basketball
If you are interested in attending a Birmingham-Southern Men's Basketball game for FREE, stop by the library to pick up a reading documentation form. Read five books before November 1, fill out the form, return it to Mrs. Smith by November 1, and you will receive a FREE family pass to attend any BSC home basketball game!
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.