AV Weekly Wildcat – December 6 2020

AV Marketplace

The 4th Annual AV Marketplace is here!  We are bringing our favorite Arroyo Vista event to everyone this year via a digital shopping catalog so you can shop from the comforts of your home.  The students/entrepreneurs at AV have been working hard to bring their businesses to life.
Please visit AV PTA – AV Marketplace starting TODAY, Sunday, 12/6 to look through the catalog and start shopping!   You can place your orders by contacting the owners directly.  The digital catalog will be available until Sunday, 12/13.

WOW Workshop Magic Show: UPDATES!

On Friday, December 11th, Arroyo Vista students will attend an assembly hosted by “School of Astonishment.”  It will be a 30-minute interactive magic show called the WOW Workshop.  During the assembly, students will learn how to perform three cool magic tricks with few household items.  For the tricks, students will need (1) an empty toilet paper roll (no paper), (2) a dollar bill and a coin, and (3) a deck of cards.  If they don’t have these items, they can still watch and enjoy the show.

Does your student want to be chosen to participate in the show? If so, please have them fill out this google form to add them to the list of possible assembly volunteers. One student will be chosen at random and notified of participation prior to event. Please submit form by Tuesday December 8th. 
Assembly start times and new Zoom webinar links are below.  (Please note we are now going through SPUSD’s Zoom account for this assembly.)
10:00 am: Grades 3, 4, 5, K Reddy, and K Yee:
Passcode: 799213
11:am Grades TK, 1, 2, K Ishibashi, K Martinez, and K LIttlefield
Passcode 221171

AV Spirit Day: 12/04 

Friday, December 11th is our next Spirit Day. The theme is “Dress up as your favorite character.” Let your student’s favorite books and movies inspire them!

Check the PTA calendar for more Spirit Days to come.

Pausing on Popsicle Sales  

The fifth grade promotion committee will be taking a break from selling popsicles in the month of December. We will be back with sweet frozen treats in January. 

AV Active 

Join the live Zoom Workout on Wednesday December 9th  at 2:30pm:


Meeting ID: 815 0405 6987

Click for the printable alphabet chart (pictured above).

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

AV Gives Back At Home

This holiday season, join us for some kid-friendly community service projects! Visit our AV Gives Back page to find ideas that can be done on your own time with items from around the house. Click on the link for project instructions, video demonstrations (with book readings!), and related printable activities. Don’t forget to email a pic of your completed creations to [email protected]!

New Contactless Supply Pickup

With LA County’s new Safer at Home order issued to begin on Monday (11/30) and in an effort to keep the AV community as healthy as possible, we are going to implement a contactless supply pick-up. When picking up your child’s materials, the bag will be labeled with your child’s name and will be placed on a table in your teacher’s designated pick-up location. We ask that you drive through and quickly grab your materials (without students in tow), asking only one family to be at the materials table at a time. Until we hear otherwise, I believe this is the safest way to get learning materials out while still following county mandates and safety protocols. Teachers or volunteers will not be present during your pick-up time.  Please do your best to pick-up your child’s materials during their designated time.  We want to keep all of our teachers, staff, students and families as safe and healthy as possible.

COVID Protocols for ALL Volunteers

Anyone volunteering at AV must complete online health screening and temp check before coming. Kid helpers will not be allowed on campus during volunteer shifts. Complete your health screening HERE.

AV Directory 

On Thursday 11/5, all AV PTA members should have received a link to the AV Directory via email. If you are a PTA member and you did not receive the link, or you are not a member and would like to join to receive a copy, please email  Megan Gardner. Not a PTA member yet? Don’t forget to join the PTA .

Thank you to our directory volunteers, Marion Johnson and Alex Zepkowski, for their hard work putting the directory together.

AV Dance Unit: Week 3

Ms. Alison’s Dance Class is underway!

Click HERE for week 3 .
Click HERE for previous weeks.
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.”

November/December Art Project

Our November / December school wide art project is based on the work of contemporary Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. Materials will be included with your classroom supply pickup. If you’d like to lead this project as a parent volunteer, please let your teacher know!

To access the project deck, which includes a short lesson on Kusama, step by step directions and additional resources, click the following:

Level One Deck (Tk/K – 2nd)
Level Two Deck (3rd – 5th)

For more info or questions please contact: [email protected]

Math Kangaroo 2021

For more information visit the Math Kangaroo Website to register online.

AV Gives Back

[Contact [email protected] for more information.]

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.

Board of Education Meeting date change  

The regular Board of Education meeting in December has changed from December 8th to December 15. This change is required to be in compliance with AB 2449, which requires the annual reorganizational meeting and swearing in of Board members to be held after the second Friday after the November elections.

[Winter activities at SP Library through December 17th. Visit SP Library Website for more information.]


[Emotional Wellness 2-part series Dec 2nd and 9th. Register now at SPEF.]

[SPEF Virtual Holiday Craft Event: December 16. Visit SPEF4Kids for more information.]

[SPEF Fundraiser: Virtual Wine Tasting on 1/23. Register by 1/18 at SPEF4Kids .]

[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]



[South Pas Parents of Special Needs Support Group. For more information, mail [email protected] or [email protected]]