AV Weekly Wildcat – March 28 2021

Magic Show Assembly: 4/9

On Friday, April 9th, AV will host another magic show assembly. Magician John Abrams from School of Astonishment will use Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) concepts to teach students how magic works. Please make sure your students magically appear on time!
10:00 am: Grades 3, 4, 5, K-Reddy, and K-Yee
11:00 am: Grades TK, 1, 2, K-Ishibashi, K-Martinez, and K-Littlefield

Honorary School Service Award 

It’s time to honor the volunteers who help make our school community special.  Each year the Arroyo Vista PTA recognizes members of the AV community for outstanding service to our youth during the annual Honorary School Service Awards ceremony. These honorees have shown outstanding service to Arroyo Vista outside of routine or assigned responsibilities. The HSSA Committee is currently seeking nominations of deserving candidates from the community.  If you would like to submit a name for consideration, please complete the form linked below.  Thank you!

Awards may be given in the following three categories, although your nomination does not need to specify which one:

  1. Certificate of Appreciation: Certificates are given to an individual in the PTA, school, or community to recognize their special contribution.
  2. Honorary School Service Award: HSSAs are given to an individual in the PTA, school, or community in special recognition of outstanding service, often over the course of several years.
  3. Continuing School Service Award: CCSAs are given to individuals in the PTA, school, or community for their continued outstanding service, often even after leaving Arroyo Vista.
    Nominations are Due April 9th.  Please submit a separate form for each nominee. 

Service Award Nomination Form

Thank you!
AV PTA


All City Track Meet: Save the Date

C’mon 5th Grade Wildcats!
Let’s Show ’em What We’ve Got!

Executive Board Election Results

Following our March 24 AV PTA election, we are proud to announce the 2021-2022 Executive Board:

President, Megan Gardner; Executive Vice President, Erik Gammell; 1st VP, Ways and Means, Stella Jang; 2nd VP – Communications, Xochi Castro; 3rd VP – Wish Night, Panda Korman; 4th VP – Volunteer Coordinator, Jennifer Koca; 5th VP – Programs and Assemblies, Patricia Urzua; Treasurer, Judy Asakura; Financial Secretary, Teresa Wong; Recording Secretary, Jessica Henderson; Auditor, Tracy Aoki; Historian, Kelly Kwan


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 Art Project

Our February/March school wide art project takes a look at the work of 20th century artist Paul Klee. Materials (a slim brown paper bag labeled “Paul Klee Art Project”) should be included in your student’s 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 Klee, step-by-step directions and additional resources, click the image below:

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


AV Dance Unit: Flashmob

Ms. Alison’s Dance Class is wrapping up! Please have your videos turned in by February 28th. Remember to video horizontally.

Click HERE for a link to the music.
Click HEREto submit your video.
Click HERE for week 1-6.
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.”


AV Active 

Join the live Zoom Workout on TUESDAY 4/6 at 4:00 pm:

https://spusd.zoom.us/j/81504056987

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.


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:
https://classroom.google.com/c/MjQ5MDkzNzgxMzcw?cjc=guv5dho

10:30-11:00 AM for TK, K & 1st Grade:
https://classroom.google.com/c/MjQ5MDk0MjA0NDg3?cjc=hjfluvx

11:00-11:30 AM for 4th & 5th Grade:
https://classroom.google.com/c/MjQ5MDkzNzgxMzg0?cjc=v4nrm4a


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.


[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. ]


[Honorary Service Awards: Nominate a community member for their outstanding service to children. Provide nominees’ name and reason for nominating to [email protected] by 4/14.]


[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]