AV Weekly Wildcat – April 25 2021

All City Track Meet: In-person Registration Closes MONDAY 4/26

In-Person Event Registration and T-shirt Orders Closes Monday, 4/26 

We are also still accepting registration for the Virtual Event and will be up until May 22nd


IN-PERSON for 5th Graders: Sunday, May 23, 2021 @ SPHS Track- REGISTRATION CLOSES Monday, 4/26 REGISTER NOW! 

* $10 registration fee for live event includes a t-shirt.

VIRTUAL for ALL GRADES: Sunday, May 8 – Saturday May 22 – Registration open until 5/22 REGISTER NOW!
*T-shirts for parent supporters and virtual event participants may be purchased for $10.  T-SHIRT ORDERS CLOSE MONDAY, 4/26

CLICK HERE to watch the Virtual Event Video Instructions: Written instructions, guidelines, and tips for live and virtual participation will be coming your way in the weeks. They will include 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!
Visit ptav.org/allcitytrackmeet for more information.

Megan Gardner or Eryn Kalavskywith questions.

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.]

AV Equity Committee Meeting: 4/29

The next AV Equity Committee meeting will be Thursday, April 29th at 7pm. We will be discussing how best to recognize Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Come with ideas! As always, we want your voice heard–if you cannot make the meeting but have questions, concerns, or ideas, please email us anytime. Hope to see you there!

AV Equity Committee

AmberPatti, and Andy

Zoom link:

Recycle Your Legos

Thanks to the help of AV families, we will be recycling over 100 pounds of Lego bricks to the Lego Replay program! If you or someone you know has Legos you are ready to part with, you can still recycle them on your own. CLICK HERE to get your own pre-paid shipping label!

[CLICK HERE to purchase SPMS  gear for your 5th grader! 10% of proceeds will benefit 5th Grade Promotion Committee]

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

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 MONDAY 4/26 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.

[CLICK HERE to view a video of A New Beginning, the crowdsourced community poem woven together by South Pasadena Poet Laureate, Ron Koertge and performed by South Pasadena High School Drama students.]

[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! Online and In-Person Classes available!]

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

[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]