AV Weekly Wildcat – April 18 2021

All City Track Meet Registration Closes 4/19

Register by Monday 4/19!

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.

Contact Megan Gardner or Eryn Kalavsky with questions.

4/22 Earth Day: Recycle Your Legos

Do you have Legos lying around your home that your kids are not using anymore? Instead of throwing them away, we will help you recycle them. Give old bricks a new life and get them to children who will be given the chance to learn through play! Bring the legos to school on Thursday /422 and drop them off in one of the boxes located at each gate or the front of the school

We will be recycling Legos through their Replay program. Over 4=300,000 pounds of Replay bricks have been given to over 42,00 children. If you would like to learn more about this program, please go to https://www.lego.com/en-us/aboutus/replay.

Spring Book Fair: 4/24-5/2

[AV Book Fair 4/24-5/2. Be sure that AV gets 20% of all sales by using this special AV Voucher when you shop in-person or online.]

Brightside Arrived!

Your Brightside magazine is here! We have over 200 orders and are so excited to get them to your homes. Our team will distribute to your child’s classroom Monday and Tuesday. For distance learners we will place on the carts outside the office. Please be on the lookout for a parent email with more details.

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

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 Active 

Our AV Active times may change each week through the end of the school year. Join  the live Zoom Workout this week on THURSDAY 4/22 at 4:00 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.

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.

[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. ]

[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]