The Pizitz Post
for Students, Parents & Families - March 13, 2023
Hand-in-Paw at Pizitz
As we continue to promote opportunities for service in our community, we want you to share in the joy that we get to experience alongside our students. Many of our students at Pizitz serve as peer helpers with our students needing assistance. We seek to create an inclusive environment at Pizitz that increases opportunities for students to build meaningful relationships and show compassion toward each other.
We are grateful for our community partnerships at Pizitz. If you would like to learn more about Hand-in-Paw, check out their website here.
Charlie & the Chocolate Factory
This week, our theatre department has the opportunity to showcase their work in a spring show. Parents, families, students, and community members are welcome to come support the show this Thursday at 6:30p.m. or Saturday at 2:30p.m. Tickets for Thursday and Saturday will be sold through Go Fan. See the link below to purchase your tickets.
Click here to purchase tickets for Thursday, March 16.
Click here to purchase tickets for Saturday, March 18.
Students also have the opportunity to attend the show on Friday morning at 8:15. If students would like to attend, they can purchase tickets via cash or check to Pizitz Middle School during 8th period Monday-Thursday of this week for $5 outside of the library.The cast and crew have chosen to use their funds from student tickets to support our schoolwide philanthropy, The Miracle League.
Blue Out the Brook
The SGA has created plans for showing school spirit for our spring sports. THIS Wednesday, they would like all students to wear blue in support of our tennis teams. Let's Blue Out the Brook!
Our Pizitz tennis teams continue on their shutout streak after last week's wins! They defeated both Helena Middle School and Bumpus Middle School 9-0, 9-0 for both boys' and girls' teams!
This Week's Schedule:
Monday at Homewood
Tuesday at Bragg
Wednesday vs. Mountain Brook at VHHS
Thursday vs. Hewitt-Trussville at VHHS
Wear Green on March 17!
The 7th Grade Party will be THIS Friday, March 17 from 3:15 to 5:00 PM in the upper gym. Wristbands will be on sale for $5 beginning Monday, March 13 through 4th period on Friday, March 17 in the library.
Water and snacks will be available at the party for $1 each. Drinks will be available at the party for $2 each.
Parents should pick up their students through regular 7th grade carpool at 5:00 PM.
Learning Opportunity for Parents
If you have a child who currently receives services for special education, we would love for you to join us in the Pizitz library on Wednesday, March 22 at 10:00 a.m. Dr. Sandy Ritchey, our director of exceptional education, will be joining us to share more about the services provided in Vestavia Hills City Schools. She and her team are looking forward to sharing information with parents to ensure that everyone knows about our programming, and the systems put in place across the district to support our students' needs. We would love to have you join us for this conversation.
Here is a link to the invitation from the exceptional education team.
We have an alternate schedule THIS Friday for a Help the Hills student visit.
Pizitz Parents: YOU are invited to Girls' and Boys' PE!
We would love to have you come participate with our girls' PE on March 22 or with boys' PE on March 23. We will be playing 9-Square in the Air! Don't forget your sneakers! You will need to sign up for time slots using the links below.
Girls PE Sign-up for March 22: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080E4BAEAB283-pirate
Boys' PE Sign-up for March 23: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0F4EADAE2DAAF58-parent
Attention Rising 7th Grade Parents: Athletic Meeting
If you are a parent of a rising seventh grader interested in playing sports at Pizitz next year, plan on joining us for our informational meeting on Monday, March 20th at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be in the Upper Gym and will provide an overview of athletics at Pizitz, including eligibility requirements. If your student plans on participating in a sport at Pizitz next year, please make plans to attend next Monday evening.
Students in 6th and 7th grade interested in trying out for Pirate Ambassadors, please join the Google Classroom (Code to join: i2sb5wi).
In order to try out, the online form, money, report card, and interview questionnaire must be completed and turned in no later than Tuesday, March 14th at 3:00 p.m. (that's tomorrow).
Check out this handout for more detailed information.
Sixth and seventh grade girls interested in auditioning for Pizitz Majorettes should join the Google Classroom for auditions with the code: tfjcubn. All audition dates and other important information will be posted on the Classroom. Contact the majorette sponsor, Amelia Parker, for specific questions at email@example.com.
Track & Field Update
Congratulations to our Track & Field team for a great performance at the Hewitt-Trussville Metro Meet on Tuesday, March 7.
The following athletes placed in the top 3 in their events:
Ella Grace Strickland - 3rd in the 400m dash
Lizzie Griem - 3rd in Pole Vault
Baker Huntley, Patrick Arnold, Cance Mills, and Garrett Jones (Boys 4x100m Relay team) - 1st place
Walker McInnis - 1st in High Jump, 3rd in the 110m Hurdles
Caleb Farrar - 1st in Pole Vault
Alan Sheng - 1st in Triple Jump
Morgan Butler - 1st in Shot Put
Colin Strevy - 2nd in Triple Jump
Cance Mills - 3rd in the 200m Dash
Garrett Jones - 3rd in High Jump
Attention: 7th Grade Parents
Parents, you are invited to Math 7 classes on PI DAY - March 14, 2023. Stay tuned for details from your child's teacher! We can't wait to see you!
Blood Drive at Pizitz on March 22
The 7th grade science department is hosting a blood drive to provide funds for our dissections. The blood drive is for anyone over the age of 16. It will take place in the wrestling room from 7:30-2:30 on March 22. Please sign up for a time using the link below to ensure you are able to give blood as soon as you arrive. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C094EA5AA2AA6FBCF8-pizitz
Author Visit & Book Orders
Author and former UAB football player, Timothy Alexander, will speak at Pizitz on Tuesday, April 4. To learn more about his story, check out this overview here.
If you would like to purchase a signed copy of his book Ever Faithful, Ever Loyal, please stop by the library to get an order form and return it with your payment–cash or check made payable to Pizitz for $20. Orders must be returned to the library by March 24 at 3:00 PM.