Weekly Wildcat September 19

Dine AV 9/21 -9/23!

This year’s first DINE AV is a 3 DAY event with 3 WAYS to support our local business – plus you can earn Wildcat Adventure points & prizes simply by dining or ordering out!
Don’t forget to wear your Spirit Wear or AV colors, and send your photos to us via Instagram at @arroyovistpta or email at [email protected].


Start Your Wildcat Adventure at Dine AV!

YOUR Wildcat Adventure starts THIS WEEK!  Your first stop…Dine AV!  Visit any participating business during the 3 days of Dine AV on 9/21 – 9/23 and earn points for your class.  The class with the most participation in school activities and programs throughout the year and at the Wildcat Adventure scavenger hunt on April 23rd will earn the “Top Wildcats” title!
What is the AV Wildcat Adventure Anyway?

To earn points for your class at Dine AV, scan the QR code on the flyer (see example below) at participating locations.  If you ordered for delivery, you can scan at your arrival gate at school.


Teacher Feature 

Your teachers and school wide staff will be receiving their preliminary Wish Night totals this week! We have about a third of the classrooms almost at their goals. If you haven’t considered gifting, now is the best time to do it so classrooms can budget for the year.

To best serve our parents, I will be highlighting Wish Night in our new Weekly Wildcat segment, Teacher Feature!

Names and dollar amounts are not shared. If applicable, check for corporate matches through your workplace. Send your gift online at ptav.org/wish-night or mail a check along with your donation form to: Arroyo Vista, Attn: Wish Night, 335 El Centro St.

Thanks!

Your Neighborhood Wish Night VP


9/15 PTA Meeting Recap

In case you missed it, you can watch the recording of the AV PTA General Association Meeting from 9/15 HERE.

Highlights:

00:03:10:  Report from Dr. Michelle Kipke, AV’s School Board representative

00:34:00:  PTA President’s report  – Megan talks about what the PTA pays for and some of this year’s spending initiatives.

01:03:55:  Principal Sinclair’s report and presentation on AV’s Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) by Mrs. Hayes and Mrs. Johnson

 


Ink Drinkers is Back!

Hello all parents of book-lovers!  Ink Drinkers book club is starting up again soon with AV’s wonderful librarian, Mrs. Baydaline, once again at the helm.   Ink Drinkers will be virtual this fall, with the hope that we may be able to return to in-person later in the year.  Please see the attached flyer for further details.

Sign up at HERE to join.

First Meetings:  

    • Tuesday 9/28:  5th Grade
    • Wednesday 9/29:  4th Grade
    • Thursday 9/30:  3rd Grade

Please feel free to email Mrs. Baydaline with questions at [email protected].


Reflections Art Celebration & Contest

Do you enjoy art, music, photography, film, writing or dance? Join us and have fun unleashing your inner artist with the PTA Reflections. The National PTA Reflections Art Program has been bringing the arts to life for more than 10 million students since 1969. This year’s theme is “I Will Change the World By…” Students use the theme as an inspiration for their art.

Special Artist Division for students who identify as having a disability.

Visit the Reflections national art gallery for inspiration and to learn more about prizes and scholarships: PTA Reflections

Reflections student entry forms are available for parents and kiddos to fill out now here https://ptav.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Reflections-2021-Student-Entry-Form-pdf-fillable.pdf .  Please email Reflections chair,  Cami Zappaterra for questions or more information.

Submissions are due by October 15th.


A Word about our Community and SPUSD Core Values


Meet our PTA Board

It takes a village to run the PTA programs and events!  If you have any questions about the PTA, or if you’re interested in joining, please reach out. You can find contact information for every member of the leadership, from Executive Board members to Committee Chairs at ptav.org/leadership/.  

2021-2022 AV PTA Executive Board.  
(Some members not pictured)

5th Grade Musical Parent Info Meeting

5th grade parents!  The musical auditions are coming up!  Please check spef4kids.org/programs/5th-grade-musical/ for more information. Download the 5GM Info Packet to find out about the Parent Info Meeting on Tuesday, September 28th.  Performances are February 4th, 5th, and 6th.


Lane Volunteers Needed – Let’s Keep the Lanes Running!

Each month, a different grade will be asked to volunteer to keep our drop-off lanes running. Without volunteers, we will have to close the lanes. September is 5th grade month. If you are a 5th grade parent, please, please, please sign up for a day or 3 or 4. We need 4 volunteers per day!   Sign Up HERE.

4th Grade Parents will be Needed in October!


Reminders to Parents About Arrival, Dismissal and Your Dogs

  • You can find the arrival and dismissal gates and traffic reminders HERE.  Please remember to abide by all traffic and crosswalk rules when driving and walking around campus.

We love dogs!  Your dogs are members of our AV family, and we welcome them to drop-off and pickup.  Please keep in mind that some children are afraid of dogs, so pay attention when kids are around and keep your pup on a leash and close to you at all times.  And of course, always remember to clean up after them!


Subscribe to the Weekly Wildcat and PTA Calendar 

The PTA has compiled a list of important dates. Please click here to review and/or print it.

Visit ptav.org/subscribe to learn how. If you are no longer an AV parent, you can unsubscribe from this list.


Do You Have Questions?

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Megan Gardner, PTA President, or Erik Gammell, PTA Executive Vice President.

¿Tienes preguntas? El maestro de su hija/o o la oficina principal pueden ponerlos en contacto con una familia en AV que hable español. 

질문 사항이 있으십니까?자녀의 담임선생님 이나 학교 사무실에서 필요한 언어를 사용하는 학부모와 연결해 드립니다

你有問題嗎?您孩子的老師或學校辦公室可以將您與另一比特講您語言的AV家長聯系起來

Thank you!