The Pizitz Post

for Students, Parents & Families - May 16, 2022

Coming Up

We are coming up on the end of a wonderful school year. Here are a few upcoming dates you might want to note for the last two weeks of school:


May 16: Spring Choir Concert (in the PIzitz Stadium) at 7:00 p.m.

May 17-18: 8th grade exams for Math & Social Studies

May 19: Beginning Band Concert at 6:00 p.m. (in lower gym)

May 19: Symphonic & Concert Bands Concert at 7:00 p.m. (in lower gym)

May 19-20: 8th grade exams for ELA & Science

May 20: 8th Grade Banquet


May 23: Yearbook Distribution

May 24: Pirates' Creed Assemblies (by grade-level)

May 25: Pirates' Day

May 26: Classroom Parties; Last-Day-of-School (1:00 p.m. dismissal)


We look forward to celebrating student growth with our Pizitz family in the days ahead.

8th Grade Banquet

The 8th Grade Banquet will be held Friday, May 20 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Students may purchase a ticket for $25 from their 4th period teacher through Wednesday, May 18. Students may only purchase one ticket for himself/herself. Due to the fact that the dinner is catered, tickets will not be available after Wednesday, May 18. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Button Smith at smithel@vestavia.k12.al.us.

Library Books

If you have any outstanding library books, you should have received an overdue notice from your 4th period teacher. Please return these materials as soon as possible, as they were due Friday, May 13. If you cannot find your overdue book(s), please stop by the library to find out the cost to replace it.

Lost & Found

Just as we have done in the past, at the end of each nine weeks, we will empty our lost & found bins and prepare to donate any unclaimed items. During the last week of school, plan to stop by to look through items if your child is missing anything. All items with names are returned to students.

Pizitz Cross Country

Attention 6th & 7th Graders: If you enjoy long distance running, then Cross Country is the sport for you! If you are interested in running Cross Country next year - join the Cross Country Google Classroom using this code (6pou3gp) then click on the Team Information Link.


Athletes have until August 1 to complete their Summer Running, DragonFly Paperwork and sign up for the team. Practices begin August 10. Check the Cross Country Google Classroom for updated information this summer.

Attention: Rising 9th Grade Girls

Rising 9th grade girls, please join the following Google Classrooms for tryout information on golf, bowling and flag football for Vestavia Hills High School.


Girls' Golf Google Classroom: mtqqbsi

Tryouts are to be determined.


Girls' Bowling Google Classroom: eadsnfj

Tryouts will be held May 17-19 from 3-4:30 at Vestavia Bowl.


Girls' Flag Football Google Classroom: corlznz

Tryouts will be held Tuesday, May 17 from 5:00pm-7:00pm on the field behind the Competition Gym at VHHS Main Campus.

VHHS Cross Country

If you are interested in joining the VHHS Girls’ or Boys’ Cross Country team for the 2022-2023 school year, please join the Google Classroom (code: giwk7sq). You must complete the Google form listed there. Deadline is Thursday, May 19, 2022. Please email Coach Anderson at andersonrl@vestavia.k12.al.us with any questions.

Pirates' Day is May 25

Pirates’ Day is Wednesday, May 25, 2022. This day is filled with games, food and activities to provide our students fun and entertainment while serving as a very important school fundraiser. There are activities planned to appeal to all ages. We will sell wristbands for unlimited access to most activities. Items not covered by the wristband that will require pre- registration to participate include: Whiffle Ball Tournament (Coach McKenzie) & Basketball 3-on-3 (Coach Brown or Coach Matchen).


You may order wristbands and place lunch orders during your 4th period lunch from Monday, May 9 until Thursday, May 19. Wristbands are $25 and include lunch. Checks should be made out to Pizitz Middle School and include a contact phone number. Pre-ordered Wristbands will be given out in homeroom on Pirates’ Day.


Wristbands will not be sold on Friday, May 20- Tuesday, May 24.


Wristbands will be on sale at the bank on Pirates’ Day for $25. The bank will be located on the stage in the Cafeteria. Anyone needing financial assistance to pay for Pirates’ Day- Please contact your guidance counselor.


Each wristband has 1 pull-tab that serves as the lunch pass for either a Lunch Combo from the cafeteria or a combo from the food truck. Students also have the option to choose a box lunch from the cafeteria that comes out of their lunch account ( this is the free lunch available to all students). The free box lunch will be the option of PBJ box or Hummus and veggies box.


Lunch Combos in the Cafeteria include the following choices:

Dominos Pizza , fries and a drink

Chicken fingers, fries and a drink

Baked cheese sticks, fries and a drink


The Food truck is Three Men and a Pig- they will offer the following lunch combos:

BBQ Pork Nachos and a drink

Beef Brisket, chips and a drink

BBQ Pork sandwich, chips and a drink


In order to get food from the food truck, you must place your order when purchasing your wristband between May 9th and May 19th. ALL food truck items are PRE-ORDER ONLY. You will not be able to change to one of these on Pirates’ Day.


Please note that lunches cannot be delivered to students during Pirates’ Day. Coolers are also not permitted. The cafeteria will sell breakfast Pirates’ Day morning. Students are encouraged to purchase breakfast in the morning before Pirates’ Day begins.


“Pirate Pass” fast passes will be on sale on Pirates’ Day for $5 each at the bank. Each “Pirate Pass” allows students to go to the front of the line of any event up to four times per pass. Each time a “Pirate Pass” is used, a corner will be torn. Once all 4 corners are torn, that “Pirate Pass” is void. Students can purchase as many “Pirate Passes” as they desire. “Pirate Passes” will be confiscated for misuse and/or misbehavior.


Dress code still applies on Pirates’ Day. Please note that shirts/tank tops must have at least a 2” strap on the shoulder and shorts must be fingertip length. Hats are allowed and encouraged. Please wear sunscreen! Students are highly encouraged to bring their own refillable water bottles. There will be water stations available on Pirates' Day for students to refill their bottles.


Cell phones and all other electronic devices are not permitted during the day. All devices must be turned off and secured in students’ lockers during the homeroom session. Students will be allowed to get their devices at the end of the school day. Devices used/seen during Pirates’ Day activities will be taken up and turned in to the front office. Parents/guardians can pick these up after school.


PIRATES’ DAY SCHEDULE:

8:05-8:30 Homeroom - students will receive wristbands and pre-ordered tickets.

8:30-9:30 Talent show.

9:30-1:30 Pirates Day activities. (Students are not allowed to go into the school hallways until 3:00. Restroom facilities will be available outside.)

1:30 Report to the Lower Gym

1:30-3:00 Pep Rally in the Lower Gym


Pirates’ Day Activities

Badminton Basketball 3 on 3 Beach Volleyball

Bean Bag Toss Bingo Blongo Ball

Cake Walk Corn Hole Cyclone Swings

Double High Striker Horse Shoes Karaoke

Kart Racing Leaps N Bounds Pedestal Joust

Pente Ping Pong Moon Bounce

Putt Putt Rock- N-Roll Sports Zone 3-n-1

Talent Show Tattoos Tic Tac Throw

Ultimate Frisbee Whiffle Ball Whirly Bird

Wrecking Ball Wreckless Candy Guess

Cotton Candy Sno Cones