AV Weekly Wildcat – September 13 2020

In-Home Monthly Art Project

Our AV Wildcats are known for their artistry, and this year will be no different! To keep creative outlets going, we’ve adapted our in-classroom Art Docent program to become an at-home monthly art project, scaled by grade level.

Every month we’ll send out a new project featuring a highlighted artist or theme, art concepts, materials list, step-by-step directions and additional resources. Keep your eye out for Advance Sign-Ups for projects involving speciality materials, which we will provide at a designated art supply pick up.

For more info or questions, please contact [email protected] Looking forward to another great year of art at AV!

LEVEL ONE DECK  (Tk / K –  2)
LEVEL TWO DECK (3 – 5)


Wish Night Update

We have 54% participation in Wish Night and it is not too late to push that number higher . We will be providing totals to teachers this week, so please make your donations by Monday, September 14. Donations can be made online or at the front office. Your teachers, staff, and administrators appreciate every dollar and 100% of your donation stays at AV. Thank you, families! If you have any questions, please contact Erik Gammell, AV Wish Night Chair, at [email protected].


General PTA Meeting: 9/16

The September General Association PTA meeting will take place on September 16th at 7pm. All are welcome!

We will have a brief presentation from the new AV Equity Committee.

This meeting will be VIRTUAL. 
Zoom link: https://spusd.zoom.us/j/81730931376?pwd=SUJ2NjFKN2g5UkhLRDdXS0FEQVkvZz09
Meeting ID: 817 3093 1376
Password: 3BkNkj


AV Movie Night: DATE CHANGE

October 2 is AV Movie Night! We can’t gather on the lawn this year, but we can still have fun. YOU provide the movie and AV will provide the popcorn. Stay tuned for more details! Pick up FREE popcorn at AV OR order your $20 AV Snack Pack: 10 LEFT! ORDER NOW!

Popcorn proceeds will support the 5th Grade Promotion Fundraiser


AV Parent Party

Attention parents of all the boils and ghouls at AV, your PTA presents: AV’s Quarantined Fright Night Trivia, October 24, 8:30-10:30 pm. 

Dare to join us for a spooktactular evening of classic pub trivia from the comfort of your own home. $75 tickets include a party pack for 2: premium cocktails, snacks, and limited-edition swag! Party Packs will disappear frightfully fast, so RSVP HERE by September 26 for a night of tricks and treats!


Submissions Open for “The Bright Side”

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

We are seeking 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! Submissions due: Sept 30th.


Home Health Survey

The following home health check is to be completed if you intend to visit the Arroyo Vista Campus. To complete, scan barcode or type https://go-job.io/ydto into your browser.


Reflections Art Contest

[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. ]


Recorded Meetings

Did you miss one of the many school-related meetings? We’ve got you covered. Find past recorded meetings, agendas, financial documents, and the zoom link for all public PTA meetings  HERE.


Technical Assistance

If your child is struggling with technical difficulties, try one of these options:

  1. Parent tech helper list.
  2.  SPUSD tech support hotline: (805) 285-2526
  3.  SPUSD tech support email:  [email protected]

Tip: If your class doesn’t have a helper and you’re in a tech pinch… try calling a helper from another class.


Other Ways to Support AV

One thing in 2020 is soothingly unchanged: Box tops. Scan your grocery store receipt showing purchase of Box Tops for Education pantry staples to earn money for AV.


[Girl Scout parent info meeting for AV Elementary: 9/14 at 7pm. Register HEREFor more information email [email protected]. ]


[After school SPEF classes begin online September 14. Click HERE to register.]


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