The Pizitz Post
for Students, Parents & Families - August 22, 2022
Thank you for attending our parent orientation this week. It was great to have an in-person experience for you to hear from teachers about your child's learning experience. If you were unable to attend, take a moment to watch this video to learn more about our school's core values.
We had a great turnout this week for our first PTO meeting, and were thrilled to see some of our sixth grade parents back in the building for student presentations during social studies classes. Some of you were able to volunteer in PE this week as well. We appreciate your partnership with us in making meaningful experiences for our students.
As we move into the routines of the school year, feel free to reach out to your child's teachers, counselors or administrators to help answer questions you have about their learning experiences at Pizitz.
Stay tuned in to our regular events at school through our website and calendar here or follow us on social media.
Our yearbook staff meets during 8th period to document the events at Pizitz and creatively plan for the Pizitz yearbook publication for the end of the year. Yearbook applications are available now. See your English teacher or Mrs. Wade in room A101 to pick up an application. All applications are due on Friday, September 2.
Get involved, be creative, learn something new, and help document the year!
As we get back into the routines of school, please remember that all absences require a note from a parent, guardian or doctor. Our guidelines allow for a total of 10 parent-excused OR principal pre-approved absences for the year. A pre-approved absence allows for your child to plan in advance and/or gather school work to be completed while away from school. If your child is out sick, a doctor's excuse can also be provided. You can find the pre-excuse form on our website here.
Pizitz Digital Media Class
See Mrs. Wiggins for an application for the Pizitz Digital Media Class. This class meets 8th period and produces Pirate Vision, a student-driven news broadcast; Pirate Pages, the Pizitz newsletter; and The Cutlass, our own literary magazine.
Partners in Education (PIE)
Our PIE program, in conjunction with PTO, has been a wonderful opportunity to engage individuals and businesses in our community in what is happening here at Pizitz. We are grateful for the many community partners who help to support the work of our school. If you or your business is interested in supporting Pizitz, feel to reach out to our PTO chairperson, Caroline Neely. She can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications are due by October 15, and more information can be found on the PTO website here. Thank you, in advance, for your support!
Dance & Theatre Update
Applicants will hear from the dance and theatre teachers this week. Ally Dreisewerd (email@example.com) will be teaching our dance class, and Anna Lynn Starr (firstname.lastname@example.org) will be teaching the theatre class.
Come out and support the volleyball teams as they take on Simmons on Monday (8/22) - 8th grade at 5:00pm and 7th grade at 6:00pm in the Lower Gym. Admission is $5! The first 20 students will receive a FREE t-shirt!!
Off-Season Track and Field
Attention 7th and 8th Graders! Do you like running? Do you like jumping? Do you like throwing? Do you like team camaraderie? Do you like winning? If you answered yes to any of those questions, then the Pizitz Track and Field Off-Season is for you!
The Track and Field Off-Season Program is open to any 7th or 8th grader who is not currently participating in a fall sport. We will condition/work-out Monday-Thursday from 8th period until 4:00. On Fridays, we will work out during 8th period only. If you are interested in participating in the Track and Field Off-Season program, please join the Track and Field Off-Season Google Classroom for additional information.
The class code is SVEDZ7G. All paperwork must be completed in DragonFly in order to participate. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Wilder at email@example.com.
Mark Your Calendars for Softball Tryouts
7th & 8th grade students: Pizitz Softball Team Tryouts will be held on October 5 at the VHHS softball field from 4:30-6:00pm. You will need to bring cleats, a glove, and bat (if you have one). Join the Google Classroom for more information. Code: pftomi3
Coach Robinson's email is RobinsonB@vhcs.us . Feel free to reach out to her with questions.
Rebels Helping Rebels
Rebels Helping Rebels is a grace fund used to financially support students in need. The fund assists in paying school-related fees and activities. The goal of the program is to ensure that cost is not a
reason a student would not participate in a school activity or have the supplies needed.
If you would like to learn more about getting support or how to donate, check out the flyer here.