AV Weekly Wildcat – September 20 2020

AV Active Workout 

Hey, AV– wanna play? We’ve got a fun exercise game for you.

Each week we will offer a short workout based on a word or phrase. This week the phrase is, WHISKERS LOVES AV.  Each letter in the phrase corresponds with an exercise move on the alphabet chart below. For example, W = wall sits, H = bunny hops, I = high knees. 

Click HERE for an adorable and fun video of Whiskers and friends demonstrating how to do each exercise in the alphabet.

Want the hardcopy? Click for two different printable versions of the workout:  the printable alphabet chart (with images) (pictured above) or the printable phrase (with images).

. . . Stay tuned for next week’s phrase from Mrs. Gresham’s 4th grade class! 

Equity Committee Meeting: 9/24 

Greetings from the Equity Committee! Our first meeting is on Thursday, September 24th at 7pm. We hope you can attend as we feel excited to engage in this important work together. Please click HERE to RSVP. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Amber Jaeger & Patti Urzua  (Co-Chairs)

AV Parent Party: RSVP 9/26

Attention parents: This is the last week to get tickets for our Fright Night Parent Party! Reserve your party pack now and look forward to classic pub trivia, meeting neighbors, and fun treats from local vendors.

$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.


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!


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. ]

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)

Fall Boxtops Contest 

The Box Tops Program has gone digital; no more clipping Box Tops! AV loves a contest, so let’s get competitive: The top two classes with the most receipts-scans and money earned by November 19 will win a surprise! Get started in 3 easy steps:

  1. Download the Box Tops App on the App Store or on Google Play.
  2. Scan your grocery receipts within 14 days of your purchasethe amount earned from Box Tops will be collected and the rest of your receipt information will be kept private.
  3. Add your teacher’s last name (only one, please) to the memo to get credit for your student’s class. Click HERE for a video tutorial.

Extra Bonus: Invite a friend to download the  Box Top App! If your friend scans their first receipt between 9/21 and 9/27, you’ll both earn 50 extra Box Tops!

[Census 2020: Learn more HERE.]

[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. ]