AV Weekly Wildcat – August 16 2020

Fall Forms Due August 19

We are asking EVERY FAMILY to fill out their fall forms by Wednesday, August 19. It couldn’t be easier and it just takes a few minutes (we promise!). To get started, please visit www.ptav.org/fall.  The top three classes with the MOST Fall Forms completed will WIN a SURPRISE for the entire class! Let’s check it off our to-do-list TODAY.

Back-to-School Teacher Lunch

AV PTA hosted a Welcome Back lunch for our teachers this week! Hats off to Stella Jang for organizing the event, and a big thank you you to our beloved South Pasadena restaurant,  Cos & Pi for the delicious fixings.

Distance Learning Photos

Please send us photos of your distance learning set-up! They may be featured at the next school assembly. Please send photos to our PTA Historian, [email protected]. Photos due, Wednesday, August 19.

Back-to-School Night: 8/20

Our wonderful teachers are looking forward to introducing themselves and discussing what to expect in their classrooms this school year.

Thursday, August 20
5:15 – 5:45  General Meeting
6:00-6:45 TK – 2nd grade
7:00 – 7:45 3rd grade – 5th grade

**Check your inbox for the event link.

General PTA Meeting: 8/19 

Please mark your calendars for the FIRST General PTA Meeting of the    2020-2021 school year.

August 19, 2020 at 7pm.

We are excited to introduce Principal Sinclair and discuss the year ahead. Additionally, we will be voting to approve the 2020-2021 budget.

**Keep an eye on your email for the Zoom link!**

Technical Assistance

If your child is struggling with technical difficulties, try one of these options:

  1. Parent tech helper list.
  2.  SPUSD tech support hotline: (805) 285-2526
  3.  SPUSD tech support email:  [email protected]

If you know your way around Google Classroom and can help parents navigate minor technical issues, the AV teachers would love your help!   The following teachers do not yet have helpers in their classes:

Ms. Littlefield
Mrs. Reddy
Mrs. Davis-Martinez
Mrs. Taormina
Mrs. Arreola
Mrs. Farmarco
Mrs. Ebbert
Dr. M
Mrs. Haines

Email Megan Gardner at [email protected] with your name, email address, and mobile phone number to be added to the list. We especially need TK helpers! 

New Equity/Inclusion Committee 

We are excited to introduce the Equity/Inclusion Committee coming soon to AV. Following the lead of our thoughtful and hardworking SPUSD School Board, AV PTA will be expanding it’s already existing Cultural Inclusion Committee to explore how to bring equity into the culture and classrooms of AV. Want to be involved? Keep an eye on the Weekly Wildcat for more information coming in the coming weeks.

Announcing 2020-21 Art Reflections Contest

[The theme of this year’s Annual PTA Reflections Art Contest is “I matter becuase…” To learn more about this national event, click HERE. Send any questions to HERE. ]


[Afterschool SPEF classes begin online September 14. Click HERE to register.]

[Cub Scout Pack 7 invites families of 1st-4th graders (all genders) to attend one of the following informational Zoom meetings: August 24, 7:00 p.m. OR August 25, 7:00 p.m.  To receive Zoom invitation information, send an email to [email protected]com.]

[Friends of South Pasadena Public Library is requesting donations.]