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Pizitz Announcements 05/06

 Louis Pizitz Middle SchoolAnnouncements  Parents  Attn 6th, 7th, 8th grade parents:  There will be a math placement meeting on May 7 at 6:00 pm in the Pizitz media center for anyone who has questions about their child’s math placement for next year.    Attn 8th grade parents - 8th Grade Banquet is May 17.  See the attached for more information.  8th Grade Parent letter  Attn 8th grade parents: your student received a course verification form from the high school in homeroom this week.
* This form is a list of courses that your student requested and is not his/her high school schedule. 
* The math course listed is the recommended math class.  This may not be the math he/she signed up for. 
*  If there are no errors, you and your student will sign the form and return to his/her homeroom teacher.  * If there ARE errors, have your student mark through the incorrect courses and write the correct courses on the form.  You and your student will also sign this form and return to his/her homeroom teacher. 
*These forms are due back to the homeroom teacher by May 9th.    If your course verification form is misplaced or damaged, you will need to contact the high school to get a new course verification form.   Due to scheduling conflicts, VHHS baseball tryouts for rising 9th graders will use the second set of dates given on the handout from Coach Harris. Those dates are below. Tryouts for rising 8th graders who wish to go out for freshman baseball will also be the second set of dates.Rising 9th Grade Tryouts will be held:Sunday, May 19, 2:00-4:30 pmMonday, May 20, 4:00-6:00 pmWednesday, May 22, 4:00-6:00 pmThursday, May 23, 4:00-6:00 pmRising 8th Grade Tryouts will be held:Sunday, May 19, 4:30-6:30 pmMonday, May 20, 6:00-8:00 pm
If your students plan on participating on any Pizitz athletics team for the 2019-2020 school year, your students have the opportunity to get their 2019-2020 physical on Friday, May 17 @ VHHS.  In order for us to complete a physical for any athlete, you/the parent must have electronically completed and signed
the Preparticipation Physical Evaluation Form on Dragonfly.   All Physical Registration and Required Forms must be completed on DragonFly by Wednesday, May 8. Pre-Physical evaluations will be Friday, May 10 during your P.E. class.  The Transportation Release form is due to your student's coach or P.E. teacher no later than May 10.  Athletes will be bussed on Friday, May 17 to VHHS beginning at 1:30 and must be picked up at VHHS after their physical. Athletes will be allowed to call home at the conclusion of their physical.  Please see the attached Physical Letter for more information. 
Safety is one of our school’s top priorities and to help safeguard our school community, we have a new communication tool that we would like to share with you.  Our district is now using SafeSchools Alert, a tip reporting service that allows students, staff, and parents to submit safety concerns and kudos to our administration in five different ways.  This site is a reporting tool and is only monitored during school hours on Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Please click HERE for the parent letter for more information. 
Safe Schools Alert App instructions: Safe Schools Alert App       Students  5/6 Monday  - Girls' Choir Auditions 2:30-5:30 pm5/7 Tuesday - Math Placement Meeting 6:00 pm in the Media Ctr                     - Football Spring Training for rising 7th graders until 4:30 pm
                     - Girls' Choir Auditions 2:30 - 3:30 5/8 Wednesday - Football Spring Training for rising 7th graders til 4:30pm                            - Girls' Choir Auditions 2:30 - 5:30 5/9 Thursday - Football Spring Training for rising 7th graders til 4:30pm                       - Girls' Choir Auditions 2:30 - 5:30 5/10 Friday - Spring Musical "Annie, Jr." - Activity schedule                   - Beg Band away at Bham Beg Band Invitational until 8th period                  - Girls' Choir Auditions 2:30 - 4:00
  Extracurricular Attention athletes who competed on this year’s Cross Country/Indoor Track/Outdoor Track teams:  There will be a pizza and ice cream end-of-the-year celebration on this Friday, May 10th at 2:35 in the Lunchroom/Cafeteria. Please bring $4 to Coach Spence (Room 207) by Thursday, May 9th if you plan to attend.     All rising 8th and 9th grade boys interested in trying out for the Freshmen Boy’s Soccer Team must attend one of the following interest meetings in Coach Elmore's room at 7:30 am:
  April 30th Tuesday
  May 2nd  Thursday
  May 7th Tuesday
  May 9th Thursday   VHHS GIRLS Bowling tryouts will be Tuesday-Thursday May, 7-9 at Vestavia Bowl from 3:30-5:00pm. All days are required.  Students must have a Dragonfly account that is up-to-date with current paperwork.  If you have any questions, email Coach Broome at broomeda@vestavia.k12.al.us.
  Football spring training for rising 7th graders will be May 7-9.  In order to participate, please make sure you have completed your DragonFly requirements as soon as possible.  Attn 6th & 7th graders interested in taking Art next year for the first time:  You must attend an Observational Drawing Tryout on May 9 OR 10th from 3:10-3:45.    Attn 6th & 7th graders:  If you are interested in taking Adv Art next year and are NOT already IN Adv Art,  you must submit 2 of these 3 drawings to Larry Gibson by May 13:
  1) Self-portrait in pencil
  2) Building/House in pen
  3) Pet/Animal in watercolor 
Submit with ADV Art Coversheet
and see Adv Art Instructions for more information.  Boys basketball spring training- team camp tryouts are May 13-16 in the back gym. Times for upcoming 8th graders are from 8th period to 4:30 and upcoming 7th graders from 4:30-6:00. All paperwork must be uploaded into Dragonfly by May 6th in order to tryout. For inquiries, email Coach Wyman at wymanjf@vestavia.k12.al.us.        Attention Students:  If you plan on participating on any Pizitz athletics team for the 2019-2020 school year, you have the opportunity to get your 2019-2020 physical on Friday, May 17 @ VHHS.  Please see your Coach or your P.E. teacher for registration and payment information.  In order for us to complete a physical for any athlete, the parent must have electronically completed and signed
the Preparticipation Physical Evaluation Form on Dragonfly.   All Physical Registration and Required Forms must be completed on DragonFly by Wednesday, May 8. Pre-Physical evaluations will be Friday, May 10 during your P.E. class.  The Transportation Release form is due to your coach or P.E. teacher no later than May 10.  Athletes will be bussed on Friday, May 17 to VHHS beginning at 1:30 and must be picked up at VHHS after their physical. Athletes will be allowed to call home at the conclusion of their physical.  Please see the attached Physical Letter for more information.    Any rising 8th or 9th grader (current 7th or 8th) interested in trying out for baseball at the high school next year that was unable to attend the meeting on 4/24 should let Coach Harris know ASAP.  You may email him at harrisje@vestavia.k12.al.us.  If you were at the meeting, there is no need to send him an email.  Tryout dates are dependent upon how far the VHHS Varsity team advances in the state playoffs, but will be before school is out.  More information can be found by visiting 1rebelathletics.com and clicking on baseball, or by going to any of our social media pages (@VHHSBaseball on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter).   Louis Pizitz Middle School · 2020 Pizitz Drive · Vestavia Hills, AL 35216 · (205) 402-5350Where Pirates Lead, Others Follow