AV Weekly Wildcat – May 23 2021

5th Grade Egg Drop

The fifth grade egg drop was a cracking success!


AV Equity Committee Meeting: 5/27

Please join us for the LAST AV Equity meeting of the school year!! We will be giving important updates about the group and the District DEI Committee, and sharing hopes for next year.
We hope to see you there!
Thursday, May 27th, 7pm

As always, we want your voice heard. If you have thoughts, questions or concerns, please reach out to us!

Amber Jaeger:  [email protected]
Patti Urzua:  [email protected]
Andy Perry:  [email protected]


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 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:
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.


[Register for fall 2021 AYSO.]


[Book Donation Drive at South Pasadena Public Library 5/22.]


[SP Council PTA-HSA Pandemic Special Awards on 5/27. Click HERE for the Zoom link.]


[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! Online and In-Person Classes available!]


[SPEF Summer Camp Registration is OPEN! Online and in-person classes available!]


[Register for the 2021 Virtual Summer Reading Programs at the South Pasadena Library.]


[Register for the 2021 Virtual Summer Reading Programs at the South Pasadena Library.]


[Friends of the South Pasadena Library are accepting book donations 5/22 1-3 pm at the Community Room of the South Pas Library.]


[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]eSolace.org. Call: (888) 515-0595]