AV Weekly Wildcat – October 4 2020

AV Spirit Day: 10/9

Friday, October 9 is our first Spirit Day of the year. The theme is, “bring a stuffed animal to class.” Check the PTA calendar for more Spirit Days to come.

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 Movie Night Video Montage

The next school-wide assembly video montage will be Movie-Night-Themed, and we would love to see your family!

Send a photo of your family’s AV Movie Night by Monday October 5. Be sure to include your child’s name & grade AND the name of the movie you watched. Send photos to [email protected] . Feel free to post your photos on other AV PTA platforms, just be sure to refer to the media policy on PTAV.org.

Reflections Art: Due 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. ]

AV Gives Back


[Contact [email protected] for more information.]

AV Active Workout 

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.

“The Bright Side” Submissions Extension

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.

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.

Children With Special Needs Support Group: 10/8 


[South Pas Parents of Special Needs Support Group. For more information, mail [email protected] or [email protected]]

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 Marino
AYSO 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 .]

[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. ]