AV Weekly Wildcat – April 12 2020

How to Get Tech Support for Distance Learning

Let’s ensure our teachers can focus on teaching and not tech support! If your child is struggling with technical difficulties, try one of these options: 

  1. Get help from an AV parent volunteer in your child’s class: Click Here for the parent helper list.  Most classrooms have at least one parent helper assigned.  If your child’s does not, feel free to call another parent from the same grade or anyone else on the list!
  2. Get help from SPUSD tech support: Hotline number: (805) 285-2526 (8:00-3:30 starting April 6) or [email protected]

You can still add your name to the list of parent helpers!   We will take more helpers for any classroom, but we NEED helpers for these classrooms: Giberson, and K. Clark.

If you are unable to access the list of helpers, you may contact Megan Gardner at [email protected] or call her at (310) 409-7800.


Distance Learning Program Information

The district announced that SPUSD schools will be closed till the end of the school year. Distance learning will continue through the end of the school year. Any additional information you need regarding distance learning can be found at  spusd.net and arroyo.spusd.net.


General PTA Meeting May 20th

Our General PTA meeting and Executive Board election will be held on May 20th at 7pm on a virtual platform. Stay tuned for more details.

On February 19, the Nominating Committee presented to those in attendance the following slate of candidates for next year’s Executive Board. On May 20th General Association PTA meeting, those in attendance will vote upon next year’s Executive Board. The association will also be voting on the following proposed changes to the Standing Rules: (1) adding a 5th Standing Committee Chairperson, the Website and Technology Chairperson, to serve as an appointed member of the Executive Board; (2) modifying the duties of the 2nd VP of Communications and setting forth the duties of the Website and Technology Chairperson; (3) adding four new event coordinators (Cultural Liaison, Parent Education, Sustainability, and Traffic); and (4) removing one event coordinator (Website).

President, Karissa Adams; Executive Vice President, Megan Gardner; 1st VP, Ways and Means, Jennifer Wang; 2nd VP – Communications, Sarah Kovatch; 3rd VP – Wish Night, Erik Gammell; 4th VP – Volunteer Coordinator, Jennifer Koca; 5th VP – Programs and Assemblies, Brian Mahler; Treasurer, Judy Asakura; Financial Secretary, Jaclyn Tolj; Recording Secretary, Patti Urzua; Auditor, Marcela Owens; Historian, Panda Korman


[Click HERE to learn how you can volunteer to deliver groceries for those in need OR receive delivered groceries from volunteer shoppers.]


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