AV Weekly Wildcat – May 2 2021

All City Track Meet: Virtual Event and T-Shirt Pick-up Instructions


Saturday, May 8th from 1pm to 3pm
**Stand by: T-shirt pickup location will be emailed later this week**

IN-PERSON EVENT for 5th Graders
Sunday, May 23, 2021 @ SPHS Track

* An email was sent to the parents of all the students participating in the in-person event requesting your feedback for volunteer opportunities and friend requests. Please contact Eryn Kalavsky if you have not received that email. We will be sending out your child’s session time and a sign-up genius for specific volunteer duties on May 10th.


Sunday, May 8th – Saturday, May 22nd
REGISTER  until May 22nd

In the instructions you will find virtual event guidelines and tips such as high school track’s public hours, 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.

Contact Megan Gardner or Eryn Kalavsky with 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.]

Volunteer Appreciation Event

AV PTA’s Annual Volunteer Appreciation and Service Awards Ceremony will be held virtually on Friday, May 14th. If you volunteered this year and did not receive an invitation but would like to attend, please email Jenn Koca.

[CLICK HERE to purchase SPMS  gear for your 5th grader! 10% of proceeds will benefit 5th Grade Promotion Committee. Orders due FRIDAY MAY 7th.]

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 Friday 5/7 at 10:30 am:


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.]

[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. ]

[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 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]