AV Weekly Wildcat – April 11 2021

Register for the All City Track Meet

IN-PERSON for 5th Graders:
Sunday May 23, 2021 @ SPHS Track
Sunday May 16 – Saturday May 22
REGISTER NOW!  Registration closes Monday April 19th.
$10 registration fee for live event includes a t-shirt. 
T-shirts for parent supporters and virtual event participants may be purchased for $10.
Coming soon: Instructions, guidelines, and tips for live and virtual participation will be coming your way in the weeks leading up to the event. AV PTA will keep you organized with the high school track’s public hours, events assigned per grade, suggested locations for running a 50yrd or 100m dash, when/where to pick up ACTM T-shirts, how to submit proof of participation with photos and videos for the virtual leader boards, and of course, how to follow on social media! Stay tuned for more!
Visit ptav.org/allcitytrackmeet for more information.

 Megan Gardner or Eryn Kalavsky with questions.

CYRM Deadline Extended

Although the official California Young Reader Medal ballots are now closed, Mrs. Baydaline would like to give AV students an opportunity to cast their vote and voice their preferences for their favorite books. She will keep ballots open on the google site until April 30. Your student can click on the links below to enjoy videos of Mrs. Baydaline reading these wonderful books.  Which ones will your student vote for?

Picture Books for All:
Madeline Finn and the Library Dog
Poor Louie 
The Day You Begin
After the Fall
Primary Picture Book Wrap Up

Picture Books for Older Readers:
Sgt. Reckless

Six Dots
Step Right Up

 S.T.E.A.M Magic Show

Last Friday, AV PTA welcomed magician John Abrams from School of Astonishment for an awe-inspiring show. The magic show focused on S.T.E.A.M concepts like how science works to allow pencils to go through a plastic bag of water without causing the bag to burst, or how math can be used to guess a magic number! Is your student practicing the S.T.E.A.M magic tricks they learned? If so, give them a round of applause–and maybe have a few towels handy!

Spring Book Fair: 4/24-5/2

[AV Book Fair 4/24-5/2. Shop online and in-person.]

5th Grade Fundraiser: 4/21

[5th Grade fundraiser at Hi-Life Burger all day on 4/21 from 7am to 10pm. Return receipts to the box on the cashier counter after paying for your meal.]

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]

AV Dance Unit: Flashmob

Ms. Alison’s Dance Class is wrapping up! Please have your videos turned in by February 28th. Remember to video horizontally.

Click HERE for a link to the music.
Click HEREto submit your video.
Click HERE for week 1-6.
Click HERE for video explaining the 6-week unit.

This year, the theme is: Dancing through the Decades. Each week, Ms. Alison will send out a weekly dance tutorial that will end in a virtual flash mob to the song, “Put a Little Love in Your Heart.”

AV Active 

Our AV Active times may change each week through the end of the school year. Join  the live Zoom Workout this week on WEDNESDAY 4/14 at 3:00 pm:


Meeting ID: 815 0405 6987

Click for the printable version (pictured above).

Click HERE for an adorable and fun video of Whiskers and friends demonstrating how to do each exercise in the alphabet.

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.

[South Pasadena Chinese American Club and South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce will host FREE bingo events in support of small businesses. Please join and support local businesses in South Pas! Register at SPCC-WEB.ORG]

[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.]

[SPEF Summer Camp Registration is OPEN.]

[South Pasadena Library Spring children’s activities 3/15 – 5/10. ]

[Honorary Service Awards: Nominate a community member for their outstanding service to children. Provide nominees’ name and reason for nominating to [email protected] by 4/14.]

[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]