The Pizitz Post

for Students, Parents & Families - May 23, 2022

The Pirate's Creed

Our school takes great pride in The Pirate's Creed. In a time-honored tradition at Pizitz, we are going to celebrate our students' display of The Creed- character, excellence, and family- on Tuesday. Students from both our SGA and Ambassadors will be sharing their thoughts on what it looks like to see these characteristics on display in our school and throughout our community. We also look forward to hearing our band and choir perform.


Students have nominated candidates for the grade-level specific character awards, and teachers have nominated candidates for the legacy awards. We will celebrate a commitment to excellence by recognizing students who have earned the A or A/B honor roll this year as well.


Each grade-level will have their own assembly during different periods that day. We are encouraging all of our students to dress nicely for the assembly. Our schedule will follow the typical bell-schedule, but students will attend the assembly associated with his/her grade-level.


Tuesday, May 24:

6th grade Pirate Creed Assembly during 2nd period (at 8:53 am)

7th grade Pirate Creed Assembly during 5th period (at 11:57 am)

8th grade Pirate Creed Assembly during 7th period (at 1:43 pm)


We look forward to celebrating our students this week.

Thursday is the last day of school. Remember that we release at 1:00 on Thursday afternoon.

Yearbooks

Yearbook distribution is TODAY. All pre-ordered books will be delivered to students on Monday during 4th period. If you did not order a book, but you would like to purchase one now, the cost is $65. A very small number of books are available for sale. Students should see Mrs. Wade in room A101 to purchase one of these extra yearbooks.

Pirates' Day is WEDNESDAY!

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).


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 have pre-ordered. 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

Inaugural Beth Neighbors' Geography Bee

On Thursday, the seventh grade held their first Beth Neighbors' Geography Bee. Congratulations to Charlie Graveline for his first place finish, Connor Moorhouse for second, and Akash Parekh for taking third place. Way to go, Pirates!

Advanced 6th Grade Social Studies

The winner of the 6th grade advanced social studies project goes to Duke Harris for "Music Over the Decades."


Great job to our advanced social studies students for showcasing your work!

Magic City Clarinet Festival

On Saturday, May 14, Jaymin Bae, Autumn Berry, and Wyatt Smith-Moody competed in the Magic City Clarinet Festival competition at the University of Montevallo. They won the middle school division for their trio performance, and received a cash prize of $200.


Way to go, Pirates!

VHHS Swim & Dive

Any rising 7th or 8th grader interested in joining the VHHS Swim and Dive team for the 2022-2023 school year, please email Mr. Aaron (aaronco@vestavia.k12.al.us). You must complete DragonFly (enter the high school code: KC8GKK) and have an updated physical. Please contact Mr. Aaron if you have questions (205) 402-5226.

VHHS Boys' Golf Team

If you are interested in trying out for the 2022-2023 boys' golf team, please join the google classroom ASAP (google code: 4w6elih). You MUST have a CURRENT DragonFly account to tryout!! If you have any questions email Coach Meadows @ meadowssl@vestavia.k12.al.us

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.