AV Weekly Wildcat – October 11 2020

Last Call for Reflections Submissions: THURSDAY 10/15

[Download the Reflections Student Entry Form.  Click HERE to learn more about the National Reflections Art Contest.  Got questions? Contact Reflections Art Chair, Chris Yule. ]

Virtual Field Trip to Natural History Museum

On Thursday, October 8th, AV PTA hosted a virtual field trip to the Natural History Museum called, “Animal Meet and Greet.” The “Whiskers and Hairs” theme featured rats and an opossum! A special whiskered guest from AV was also able to attend!

If your student was unable to attend the event, we have provided a recording of the program HERE.

AV Family Movie Night

Family Movie Night on Oct 2nd may have looked a little different this year, but our awesome popcorn & snack buckets made it a fun-filled, cozy night at home.

Noël Bahamón and Kelly Kwan, who organized the event and joined forces with Jennine Robinson and Laura McLennan for the 5th grade fundraiser. Additional thanks to Panda Korman, Stella Jang, Ryan Dwyer, Jaime Thompson, and all the volunteers who helped behind the scenes.

[You told us what movies your family loves, and we made a list! Click here  HERE if your family needs inspiration for a good flick.]

AV Active Workout: 10/14

Join the live Zoom Workout on Wednesday Oct 14 from 2-3pm:

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 Spirit Day: 10/16

Friday, October 16 is our next Spirit Day. The theme is, “Hat Day.” Check the PTA calendar for more Spirit Days to come.

Red Ribbon Week: 10/19-10/23

[Celebrate your health and wellness with Red Ribbon Week 10/19-10/23]

Next General Association PTA Meeting: 10/20

The next virtual General Association PTA Meeting is Wednesday, October 20, 2020. We hope to see you there!

Zoom Link: https://spusd.zoom.us/j/81730931376?pwd=SUJ2NjFKN2g5UkhLRDdXS0FEQVkvZz09
Meeting ID: 817 3093 1376
Password: 3BkNkj

In the upcoming PTA General Association meeting on Wednesday, October 20th, the PTA will be selecting its Nominating Committee, which consists of 5 members and 2 alternates. The committee is charged with forming a slate of candidates for next year’s Executive Board positions. (Those on the committee may also be candidates themselves). If you are interested in being a potential committee member/alternate, please email Parliamentarian Cindy Shin at [email protected]. Thank you.

Virtual AV Marketplace 2020: Information Session


[Virtual AV Marketplace 2020 information sessions 10/21 at 7pm and 3pm. Check email for zoom link. Got questions? Email Jennifer Wang [email protected] or Stella Jang [email protected] ]

Parent Party: Win Free Tickets/links

Great news! We are excited to offer a LIMITED number of donated trivia links to ONLY the trivia portion of the Oct 24 PTA Parent Party. While this doesn’t include all the Party Pack goodies, it DOES include 2 spots to participate in the trivia and be the winning team!
Additionally, in case you missed the deadline, the PTA prepared 5 extra Party Packs. The Party Pack includes exclusive AV swag, premium cocktails, snacks and items curated from local vendors like Berry Opera, Trader Joe’s, Gus’s, Cos & Pi, Jones Coffee, Tomato Pie and Dinosaur Farm.
We will raffle off two Party Packs to those who RSVP for a free trivia link.
Click HERE to RSVP and indicate if you’d like to purchase a pack or enter the raffle.


AV Student Council Decorating Ideas

[Submit photos to [email protected], if you’d like!]

October Art Project  

Supply bundles are available for all students for this month’s superfun, Day of the Dead inspired art projects. If your student did not receive a bundle (either via classroom pickup or the Art pickup on 10/2) please contact us at [email protected]

AV Gives Back

[Contact [email protected] for more information.]

“The Bright Side” Submissions Extension: 11/2

We are extending submissions to The Bright Side!

“The Bright Side,” is a new publication where AV families can share their unique experiences during this unprecedented time. 

Please send us your submissions of artwork, photos, writing, recipes, or crafting/how-to-activities that pertain to your time spent staying safe during the Pandemic by NOVEMBER 2.

Email your submission to: [email protected]

Include in your email your student’s name & grade, the category for which they are submitting, the submission attachment, and a brief description.Please include high-resolution images if possible (300dpi). Families with multiple children can submit separately or together! 

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.

South Pasadena School Board Forum

The South Pasadena PTA Programs (all five schools & council PTA) and the Special Needs Committee are collaborating to co-host a forum to hear from the school board candidates for 2020.

Here is a google form to help us gather questions from across our diverse interests and perspectives: https://forms.gle/Lb5TMfFG1E5px1FV9. Based on the questions we receive here, we will curate the questions in advance of the forum.

Our plan is to host the forum sometime in the week or two following the community forum on October 12. We will let you know the date and time as soon as we have solidified it.

If you have any questions, please email us:
Oscar Madrigal (Special Needs Committee Chair): [email protected]
Heather Bland (1st VP Programs, Council PTA): [email protected]

This material was not prepared by the South Pasadena Unified School District (SPUSD). Any programs and/or events described herein are not necessarily endorsed and will not be supervised by SPUSD.

[Census 2020: Learn more HERE.]

[South Pasadena and San MarinoAYSO Live Skills Academy: 10/12-11/19. Email Regional Commissioner at [email protected].]

[10/12/2020: Virtual candidate forum for the South Pasadena Unified School District. Free! REGISTER HERE .]

[Register HERE for drive through trick-or-treat on 10/23 from 5-7pm ]

[FREE Mobile Dental Clinic October 24-27. Click HERE for more information.]

[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. ]

[Click HERE to learn more about virtual programs for kids at the South Pasadena Library this fall: September 14-November 9. ]