AV Weekly Wildcat – February 23 2020

Jog-A-Thon: This Friday 2/28

We hope you can join us at the Jog-A-Thon this Friday, 2/28. Please have your children wear their AV blue and red to show school spirit. 

Important: AV is proud to be going green this year! Please  send your children to school with a refillable water bottle, labeled with their name, on Thursday 2/27 so that they are prepared to hydrate on Friday after their big run.  

Did you know you can donate to the Jog-A-Thon online? It’s so easy! Copy, paste, and share the following link with your friends and family: 


Digital versions of the Jog-A-Thon pledge forms are below and also on the Jog-A-Thon page of our website. Please note updated Kindergarten run times. In the meantime, mark your calendar and plan to cheer on your runner!

Download a pledge form
Download an information sheet 


5th Grade
8:30am – 9:00am

1st Grade
9:10am – 9:40am

4th Grade
9:45am – 10:15am

2nd Grade
10:40am – 11:10am

3rd Grade
11:20am – 11:50am

Kindergarten and TK

TK (Littlefield)  8:30am – 8:45am
K1 AM (Ishibashi) 9:00am – 9:15am 
K2 AM (Martinez) 9:40am – 9:55am Updated
K2 PM (Yee) 11:50am – 12:05pm Updated
K1 PM (Reddy) 12:20am – 12:35pm

Drop-off Lane Volunteers: Calling All 4th Grade Parents

Each month we are asking for parent volunteers from one grade-level to to staff the morning drop-off lane from 7:45-8:15 am.  March is 4th Grade. 

Volunteering takes 30 minutes and you can bring your kids. So let’s rise, shine, and grab a neon green safety vest! Thank you for helping keep students safer at school! 

4th Grade parents, click HERE to sign up for a day or three in March.  

Dine AV: 2/25

[Click HERE for Mamma’s Brick Oven online menu]

BoxTops Due 2/26

This is the last week of the school year to submit BoxTops for money. Please bring in all of your collected box tops by Wednesday, 2/26. We thank you for your effort! 

Read Across America Week

Upcoming PTA Meeting: 3/18

All welcome. We hope to see you there!

On February 19, the Nominating Committee presented to those in attendance the following slate of candidates for next year’s Executive Board. On the March 18 General Association PTA meeting, those in attendance will vote upon next year’s Executive Board.

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

Attention 5th Grade Parents!

We’ve only Just begun!

Can you believe it? Promotion planning is in full swing. Please consider making a small donation of $20 (or any amount that works for you) to our 5th Grade Promotion TODAY.

Your donation helps cover:

  • A FANTASTIC yearbook
  • Lunch and the infamous PARTY IN THE PARK directly following promotion
  • A super-hip, Class of 2020 tee-shirt
  • Class gift to AV

[D.U.D.E.S fundraising event for after school athletic programs. 21 and over only. Dads, moms, friends, and neighbors are all welcome. For more information, and to register, click HERE ]




[South Pasadena Educational Foundation is accepting applications for new board members. Click HERE for the online application to become a SPEF board member. Due March 1st.]

[Special Education Conference Cancelled]





[South Pasadena Chinese American Club Dinner Gala: Buy tickets HERE.]

[Donate used baskets to SPEF. Drop off at El Centro office between 8am-4pm]