The Pizitz Post
for Students, Parents & Families - November 14, 2022
Promoting Collaboration through Flexible Seating
Our Pizitz PTO Fall Fundraiser- Partner with Pizitz- began on Friday, November 4, but we haven't quite reached our goal yet. We plan to extend the fundraiser until Friday, November 18. 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! We are grateful for your support and are also excited about a fun homeroom competition!
Check out more information about how to make a donation on our PTO website here.
We are thankful for our parents and families at Pizitz. Next week, we hope you enjoy celebrating the season with family and friends. Remember that school is closed next week- November 21-25- for the Thanksgiving holiday week.
Attention: 8th grade parents! It is hard to believe it, but our eighth graders will be making decisions about their high school courses in just a few short months. We want to ensure that you are prepared with the right information to help them make the best decisions for their learning needs. As a district, we are helping with these transitional years through Next Steps. Parent meetings will take place in a variety of formats whether you are transitioning from elementary to middle school or middle school to high school. Make plans to attend the first Next Steps meeting for all current eighth graders on Tuesday, November 15 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Freshman Campus.
Canned Food Drive
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.
Students, let's work together to provide for those in need around us!
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.
Congratulations to these students on making the 2022-2023 Pizitz MATHCOUNTS team! The team of sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students will represent Pizitz at the Birmingham Chapter Competition in early February.
Our team membesr are: Aiden Billano (7th), Grace Ding (8th), Emely He (7th), Abigail Li (7th), Olivia Li (6th), Sophia Li (8th), Austin Lu (6th), Astha Mehta (7th), Jason Murong (8th), Alan Sheng (8th), Abigail Wang (8th), and Veronica Zhang (8th).
Attention: 8th Grade Students and Parents
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.
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!
Have you ordered a yearbook? Time is running out to pre-order. The deadline is THIS Thursday, November 17. 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!
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.