Weekly Wildcat – April 17

Camp AV Book Fair – 4/18 through 5/1

 

 

Want to volunteer at the Book Fair?
Email Kelly Kwan at [email protected] with questions.

AV School Talent Show Tryouts on 4/19

Visit ptav.org/talent-show for info and sign-up links.[ptav.org/talent-show]


4/23 AV Wildcat Adventure Scavenger Hunt – Last Chance to Register!

Tomorrow is the last day to register.
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.

Be sure to sign up early so you get your preferred time slot to start your adventure!  The Scavenger Hunt is the final stop of your Wildcat Adventure so come join the fun and earn some extra points to earn your class the title of “Top Wildcats”!
If you have any questions please email Jennifer WangStella Jang, and Keri Tuazon, co-chairs of the AV Wildcat Adventure Scavenger Hunt.

Celebrate Autism Acceptance Month – Wear Gold/Yellow on 4/20!


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:

Movie Night
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!


Lets do our Part to Help the Earth!

Drop off any of the below items any day this week.  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 have any questions, 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 

ALL CITY TRACK MEET 

Saturday, May 7, 2022 at the South Pasadena High School Track

It’s time to start training for the meet! 

Volunteer and participant details will be coming soon! In the meantime, click HERE for some training videos and tutorials to help your children prepare for their events! 

Registration is still open, but we can no longer guarantee t-shirts or sizes for participants and volunteers. For all details about this great event, visit ptav.org/allcitytrackmeet.

Schedule of Events or the week of ACTM

Practice Schedule
at SPHS Track (optional but recommended)
Tuesday, May 3: 5:00- 7:00pm
Thursday, May 5: 5:00- 7:00pm

All City Track 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: 11am**

* 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:

  1. Certificate of Appreciation: Certificates are given to an individual in the PTA, school, or community to recognize their special contribution.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Service Award Nomination Form

Thank you!
AV PTA


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?

The PTA Parent Education Committees at AV, Marengo, and MHS are excited to bring you this opportunity to learn and discuss this important topic on Thursday, April 28th at 6:30, via Zoom!  Please click here to RSVP.

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 PostThe 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

Email Kelly Kwan at [email protected] with questions.

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

您有問題嗎?您孩子的老師或學校辦公室可以將您與另一位講您語言的AV家長聯系起來。

Thank you!





Zoom link: https://spusd.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkfu2hrDItEteGZuqOXIefykNGErsZvaMw