AV Movie Night Recap
AV Movie Night was a hit! Hundreds of families filled the courtyard in celebration of our beautiful AV community. We enjoyed an evening filled with carnival games, playing, picnicking, concessions, sing-along and dancing inspired by our feature film, Encanto. The night ended with an impromptu conga line, filled with kids from all grades! It was a night to remember!
Thank you to the 5th grade promotion fundraising team for imagining and staffing a delicious concession stand, and to all of you who joined. Finally, a special thanks to the PTA for supporting family-friendly events, like this, for us all to enjoy.
Thank You to Janis Ortega and Noël Bahamón for chairing the event!
Camp AV Book Fair – 4/18 through 5/1
4/23 Wildcat Adventure Scavenger Hunt – 13 More Days!
The AV Wildcat Adventure is only 13 days away! If you haven’t registered yet, be sure to sign up on the AV Wildcat Adventure page.
This is a fun activity that the whole family can enjoy as you explore our beloved city of South Pasadena by finding clues and taking on challenges around town. This experience will be open between 10am and 2pm and could take 1 to 2 hours to complete, depending on if you walk, bike, scooter, etc.
Collect Yearlong Wildcat Adventure Points!
Your Wildcat Adventure ends this month with the Wildcat Adventure Scavenger Hunt! Don’t forget to record your participation at ptav.org/wildcat for all of these great April PTA programs:
Autism Awareness Art Exhibit
Spring Book Fair
AV Gives Back (April Project)
Wildcat Adventure on 4/23
The final raffle will be held on Monday April 25th!
Get Ready for Earth Week 2022
AV PTA will be starting a new tradition to help all AV families be more eco-friendly citizens to help our Planet Earth.
We would love for you to start gathering the following items so you can drop them off at school between Monday, 4/18 and Friday, 4/22 and we will recycle the items for you so they don’t end up in the landfill.
- Athletic sneakers with holes, etc.-they will be recycled and not donated, so these are the shoes that you would have thrown in the trash
- Jeans with holes, etc.– they will be recycled and not donated, so these are jeans that you would have thrown in the trash
- Batteries– instead of throwing away batteries that no longer work, start a box/container to collect the old batteries and we will recycle them for you.
If you would like to be a part of the Sustainability Committee this year and help us during Earth Week, please email Jennifer Wang and Cristina Kelley
Thank you in advance for helping us keep the planet as green as possible!
All City Track Meet 2022
The All City Track Meet is back to the traditional format and registration is live! For all details about this great event and to register, visit ptav.org/allcitytrackmeet.
Saturday May 7, 2022
at the South Pasadena High School Track
REGISTER BY SUNDAY, APRIL 7th!
(This event is for grades K-5 only, but TK is encouraged to come out and cheer for their school as they look forward to participating in years to come.)
LET’S SHOW ‘EM WHAT WE’VE GOT!!
SCHEDULE of EVENTS
at SPHS Track (optional but recommended)
Tuesday, May 3: 5:00- 7:00pm
Thursday, May 5: 5:00- 7:00pm
Meet Day Schedule – Saturday, May 7
Field Events for Grades 3-5: 8:30am*
Running Events for Grades K-2: 10am
Running Events for Grades 3-5: 11**
* Field events will be ongoing when K-2 running events begin
**3-5 running events will begin when K-2 running events end. 11am is the call time, but the exact start time cannot be predicted.
Contact Eryn Kalavsky or Megan Gardner with questions.
2022 Honorary School Service Awards
It’s time to honor the volunteers who help make our school community special. Each year the Arroyo Vista PTA recognizes members of the AV community for outstanding service to our youth during the annual Honorary School Service Awards ceremony. These honorees have shown outstanding service to Arroyo Vista outside of routine or assigned responsibilities.
The HSSA Committee is currently seeking nominations of deserving candidates from the community. If you would like to submit a name for consideration, please complete the form linked below. Thank you!
Awards may be given in the following three categories, although your nomination does not need to specify which one:
- Certificate of Appreciation: Certificates are given to an individual in the PTA, school, or community to recognize their special contribution.
- Honorary School Service Award: HSSAs are given to an individual in the PTA, school, or community in special recognition of outstanding service, often over the course of several years.
- Continuing School Service Award: CCSAs are given to individuals in the PTA, school, or community for their continued outstanding service, often even after leaving Arroyo Vista.
Nominations are Due April 29th.
Please submit a separate form for each nominee.
AV School Talent Show Tryouts and Info
AV PTA Parent Education
Over the past two years, we have all become one with our devices – we are online for school, work, exercise, catching up with friends and the list goes on. How can we help our kids and ourselves re-learn to socialize in person and to re-engage with the world while still building on the skills and opportunities that our digital connections have made possible during this challenging time?
AV PTA Parent Education is excited to bring you this opportunity to learn and discuss this important topic on Thursday, April 28th at 6:30, via Zoom!
Attend this virtual, live session to hear from expert Dr. Devorah Heitner, author of Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World and founder of Raising Digital Natives. Her mission is to cultivate a culture of empathy and social/emotional literacy. Dr. Heitner’s work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and CNN Opinion. She has a PhD in Media/Technology & Society from Northwestern University and has taught at DePaul and Northwestern.
Check out this recent NY Times article: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/24/well/family/child-social-media-use.html.
AV Sustainability/AV Gives Back April Service Project
Congratulations to all the winners!
3rd Grade Parents Needed!
Each month, a different grade will be asked to volunteer to keep our drop-off lanes running. Without volunteers, we will have to close the lanes. April is 3rd grade month! If you are a 3rd grade parent, please, please, please sign up for a day or 3 or 4. We need 4 volunteers per day! Sign Up HERE.
AV Popsicle Sale – Every Tuesday!
Do You Have Questions?
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Megan Gardner, PTA President, or Erik Gammell, PTA Executive Vice President.
¿Tienes preguntas? El maestro de su hija/o o la oficina principal pueden ponerlos en contacto con una familia en AV que hable español.
질문 사항이 있으십니까?자녀의 담임선생님 이나 학교 사무실에서 필요한 언어를 사용하는 학부모와 연결해 드립니다.