AV Weekly Wildcat – May 30 2021

All City Track Meet

Great job, athletes on participating in the ACTM In-Person and Virtual Events! We are thrilled to have preserved this traditional event in a non-traditional year, and we were in awe of everyone’s performance. Kuddos to the 5th graders at the live event who showed an incredible amount of determination and true sportsmanship! 

And finally, a GOLD MEDAL to Megan Gardener and Eryn Kalavsky for organizing and producing this event. Thank you to all of the parents and volunteers who helped make the ACTM possible. 

Lost and Found

Don’t forget your lost and found items! You can access them OUTSIDE by the FRONT OFFICE. Please be sure to check in to claim missing belongings before the end of the year.

AV Equity Committee

If you haven’t had a chance to fill out the survey from AV Equity, you still have time! The deadline has been extended to Friday, June 4th. (Paper copies available outside of the front office through next week Tues-Fri, 8:30am-2pm).

As we continue exploring ways in which the PTA can support equity and inclusion at AV, we would be grateful for your input to help the PTA identify the needs of our families as accurately as possible. 

Taking part in this survey is OPTIONAL and you may do so ANONYMOUSLY. Surveys available in the languages below:

Chinese Traditional


AV Winners at SP Council PTA-HSA

South Pas Council PTA-HSA Pandemic Special Awards on May 27th recognized two AV Superstars! Our very own Megan Gardner and AV Super-Dad Mike Mayne won special awards Click HERE to view the thank you video.

TK-5th Reopening Resources

We are including some resources to keep handy:

The School Reopening Playbook includes important protocols and information for a safety on campus.
Here is the drop-off and pick-up gate map and schedule.
Please also check out our AV Reopening Video!

[Click HERE for a printable Hybrid Cohort Schedule.]

SPUSD Pandemic Resource Guide 

The Pandemic Resource Guide for SPUSD Families is chock full of useful community resources for families in need of support. Whether you are searching for a therapist, a tutor, or needing assistance with paying bills or securing affordable housing, this guide has you covered. We also have translations available in Spanish, Chinese, and Korean

Thank you to Amy DeGaetano and the AV Equity Committee for their work in creating this helpful guide. The Pandemic Resource Guide can also be found HERE on theAV Website.

AV Art Project

Our April/May school wide art project is based on the work of the Jean-Michel Basquiat. Materials should be included with your class supply pickup, or distributed through your teacher for in-person classrooms. If you’d like to lead this project as a parent volunteer, please let your teacher know!

Click the image below to access the project deck, which includes a short lesson on Basquiat, step by step directions and additional resources:

For more info or questions please contact: [email protected]

Elementary Wellness Classes

The 3 elementary schools are excited to offer Friday wellness classes to all SPUSD students. The classes will be led by Ms. Kristin Pittman, wellness coach, mindfulness educator and Marengo 5th grade teacher. The classes are optional, but a wonderful way for our students to connect with their grade level peers across the district.

Classes will begin this Friday, January 8th, at the following times:

10:00-10:30 AM for 2nd & 3rd Grade:

10:30-11:00 AM for TK, K & 1st Grade:

11:00-11:30 AM for 4th & 5th Grade:

How to Use the Box Tops App 

It just takes 2 easy steps to get started with the Box Tops App!

Step one: Get the Box Tops App on the App Store  OR Google Play.

Step 2: Add your teachers last name (only one please) to the memo to get credit for your child’s class. Click HERE for a video tutorial.

[Register for fall 2021 AYSO.]

[This summer, SPHS’s Chemistry Club will be hosting a FREE, one-week STEM exploration camp for incoming 4th and 5th graders. It will take place in room 912 at South Pasadena High School every day during 6/21/21- 6/25/21 from 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM. Students will get to try out various fun experiments and learn about science through our volunteers’ presentations and demonstrations! Adult supervision will be present, and all camp activities will be conducted in a safe, socially-distant manner.]

[SPEF is seeking committed, energetic individuals who want to help operate the vital programs and fundraising efforts SPEF provides for schools. Interested? More info (and applications) found at the SPEFwebsite. ]

[SPEF Summer Program Registration is OPEN! Online and In-Person Classes available!]

[SPEF Summer Camp Registration is OPEN! Online and in-person classes available!]

[Register for the 2021 Virtual Summer Reading Programs at the South Pasadena Library.]

[Register for the 2021 Virtual Summer Reading Programs at the South Pasadena Library.]

[Free meals for anyone 1-18. For more information call Food and Nutritional Services at (626) 441-5820 ext 2951 or 2950. Menu available at www.spusd.net. ]

[Connecting students to providers who treat mental health and substance use disorders. Email: [email protected]. Call: (888) 515-0595]