Wed Jul 17
  • PTA General Assembly Meeting 7:00 pm8:00 pm

AV Gives Back

AV Gives Back

Welcome back to another year of at-home service projects with AV Gives Back! Complete fun projects to serve our community with your family AND earn Wildcat Adventure Points for your classroom!   When you’re done, snap a pic and send it to [email protected]! Don’t forget to scan the QR code or go to the Wildcat Adventure page to claim your Wildcat Adventure Points!

In collaboration with the AV Sustainability Committee and in honor of Earth Day, this month AV Gives Back is recycling YOUR old t-shirts into rope toys for sheltered dogs! Follow the steps below to collect Wildcat Adventure Points for your classroom!

  • 1st: Find old t-shirts around your home. Any size or color will work! You can even collect t-shirts from your family and friends (we need a lot!).
  • 2nd: Follow along with our project video to turn your old shirts into rope toys for sheltered dogs!
  • 3rd: Completed rope toys can be donated directly to any dog rescue or shelter, or placed in the AV Gives Back collection bin by the Lost & Found.
  • 4th: THEN drop the rest of your old t-shirts in the collection bins at ANY GATE between Monday, April 4th and Friday, April 8th to support our in-person service projects with the 2nd Grade and Kindergarten classes!

Email Kelly Kwan with questions.

Rope Toys from Recycled Shirts

In honor of Women’s History Month, our March AV Gives Back project will support local women experiencing homelessness. We’re collecting mini hygiene kits with travel-sized essentials for the Women’s Room at Friends in Deed! Watch the video below for more information and don’t forget to collect Wildcats Adventure Points for your classroom! Please email Kelly Kwan with questions.

We’re collecting Household Staples for local families financially impacted by the pandemic for this month’s AV Gives Back service project! We’ve been gifted storage space with a lot of empty shelves to fill, and will pull items from our stock for families as they reach out with a need. We need everything from non-perishable food to household cleaning products to full-sized hygiene items. Please email Kelly Kwan with questions and for drop-off information. Thank you for your support and don’t forget to watch our service project video and collect Wildcat Adventure Points for your classroom!

In partnership with The Dinosaur Farm, we invite AV families to donate to our December AV Gives Back project! Between now and Sunday, December 19th, families can pick out and purchase a toy for a child of any gender between the ages of 5 and 18, drop it in the collection bin at The Dinosaur Farm, and scan the QR code to earn Wildcat Adventure Points for your classroom! Donated toys will be given to foster youth at Hillsides in Pasadena, underserved youth at Union Station Homeless Services, and local families with a need. Please email Kelly Kwan with questions. Happy Shopping!

In partnership with Operation Gratitude, our November service project shows our appreciation for deployed service members! Join us as we make Blank Greeting Cards for troops overseas so they can send notes to their loved ones. Watch our project video for greeting card instructions and a short book reading, then drop your cards in the “Blank Cards for Troops” collection bin near the lost and found/El Centro gate anytime in November. Email Kelly with questions. Don’t forget to collect Wildcat adventure points for your class!

In partnership with the AV Equity Committee, our second October project supports the Special Olympics of Southern California in celebration of Disability Pride Month! Join us as we make Cheer Signs for special olympic athletes! Watch our project video for cheer signs instructions and a short book reading, then take a picture of your cheer sign and send it to Kelly at [email protected]. The Special Olympics will email your signs to their athletes before big events all year, so make as many signs as you want throughout the school year and earn Wildcat adventure points for your class!

In association with October’s Great Shakeout, this month we’re focusing on getting our at-risk neighbors, our families, and ourselves prepared for an earthquake! Be sure to print and fill out the family emergency plan so each family member knows what to do following a natural disaster. We’ve provided a main video featuring our service project for the month, and 3 short videos to help students learn their grown up’s cell phone number, pack a family emergency kit, and pack a personal emergency kit to keep near their bed.  

October Project- Neighbor Emergency Kits

Short on time? Use the index below to jump to specific parts of the video!
1:27 – Scavenger Hunt
3:47 Book reading: “What Can A Citizen Do?”
8:13 – Discussion & Project

Email Kelly Kwan with questions or comments.