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Weekly Wildcat – April 2

All City Track Meet 2023

This is the LAST DAY TO REGISTER for the All City Track Meet!

REGISTER NOW to ensure your child gets a t-shirt and please
VOLUNTEER as it takes many hands to put on this great school spirit event!

Event Dates: Friday, April 21st – Saturday, April 22nd
at the South Pasadena High School Track

Visit for all event details and registration.

*If your child didn’t try out or make the relay team, they can STILL participate in the individual events. All students K-5 can participate!
Contact Eryn Kalavsky with questions.

2023 Jog-A-Thon Golden Shoe Award Winners

The AV PTA would like to thank everyone for making the 2023 Jog-A-Thon a huge success!  Students brought strength, endurance, and miles of school spirit. Together, we have already exceeded our fundraising goal and we’re continuing to count! THANK YOU for your generosity!

Big congratulations to the 2023 Golden Shoe Award class winners!

  • TK/K: Mrs. Ishibashi’s Class
  • 1st Grade: Mrs. Jone’s Class
  • 2nd Grade: Mrs. Ebbert’s Class
  • 3rd Grade: Ms. Cabot’s Class
  • 4th Grade: Mrs. Reed’s Class
  • 5th Grade: Mrs. Wahbe’s Class

Individual placeholders for each grade:

1st Grade


  • 1st Place: Caleb Hager – Ramirez
  • 2nd Place: Lucas Hong – Ramirez
  • 3rd Place: Graeme Wocha – Jones


  • 1st Place: Maya Bhatti – Ramirez, Sofia Mychikina – Simon, Elise Claypool – Jara
  • 2nd Place: Solene Link – Jones, Molly Kreitz – Jara
  • 3rd Place: Sofie Dam – Ramirez

2nd Grade


  • 1st Place: Quinn Thompson – Sysock
  • 2nd Place: Ian Wochna – Malach, Keisuke Aihara – Malach
  • 3rd Place: Robert Bocharov and Kai Gonzales – Ebbert


  • 1st Place: Ava Schoenemann – Malach
  • 2nd Place: Isa Broyles – Jehue
  • 3rd Place: Isabella Zhang – Sysock, Eavie Robillard – Jehue

3rd Grade


  • 1st Place: Sawyer Severson – Diaz
  • 2nd Place: Aviel Suarez Martin – Diaz
  • 3rd Place: Isaak Tilley – Thieme


  • 1st Place: Vivian Gutierrez – Diaz
  • 2nd Place: Orla Given – Dr.M
  • 3rd Place: Georgia Gammell – Bose

4th Grade


  • 1st Place: Micah Zappaterra – Reed
  • 2nd Place: Isaiah Hong – Fiedler
  • 3rd Place: Jacob Rogers – Gresham


  • 1st Place: Rosalyn Koca – Haines/ Tolleson, Claire Kammas – Fiedler
  • 2nd Place: Eleni Plascencia – Haines/ Tolleson, Alexia Cronin – Fiedler
  • 3rd Place: Eleanor Robillard – Haines/ Tolleson, Isabelle Mi – Reed

5th Grade


  • 1st Place: Ezekiel Hong – Clark
  • 2nd Place: Archibald Bearden – Wahbe
  • 3rd Place: Takao Sakai – Wahbe


  • 1st Place: Elliana Lou – Clark
  • 2nd Place: Elodie Mishico – Rogers
  • 3rd Place: Stella Fuller Negre – Clark


Award for Most Money Raised and Most Pledges goes to:

Winona Bradshaw

Congratulations to all the winners!

Spring Book Fair – SAVE THE DATE!

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 Friday, April 21st. 

Please submit a separate form for each nominee.

Service Award Nomination Form

AV PTA Endorses YES on S!

Vote YES on S to maintain high-quality education in South Pasadena schools and renew local school funding before it expires. To learn more about Measure S or get involved in the campaign, please visit

Special SPRING Movie Night!!

Thanks to funds received from filming done on campus in early January, the PTA is excited to announce a Special SPRING Movie Night!!

Calling all movie night lovers! Movie night is a cherished tradition at AV and it wouldn’t be possible without the support from YOU- our beloved AV families and caregivers. Sign-up here to make sure movie night remains a seamless, well-supported success!

AV Talent Show

AV PTA Presents:

South Pasadena Middle School Auditorium – Friday, May 12 at 6:00 PM (Mandatory Dress Rehearsal – Wednesday, May 10 at 5:30 PM)

Please join us for our very own “MTV themed” show hosted by AV celebrity VJ’s Jessie and Nate Mobley and showcasing our best talent!

SIGN UP FOR TRYOUTS AT AV                                                                               Afterschool: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM, Wednesday, April 12 or Thursday, April 13

All grades & acts are welcome. Group acts are highly encouraged! Acts should be 1.5 minutes max & school appropriate. Sign up deadline is Monday, April 10.

Fifth Graders also wanted! Sign up for stage crew or be part of the Alison Smith choreographed finale!


THANK YOU!!!  Email for more info: [email protected]

*Depending on the number of student tryouts, we may request combining acts, or other changes to allow for maximum participation!

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.

Be an ART CART Hero!

Popsicle Sales

Grab a frozen treat and support our 5th graders EVERY Tuesday!

Share Your Photos!

Send AV Photos to [email protected]

We would love to have your best AV photos from the year for our archive!  Email photos to [email protected] any time throughout the year.

Do You Have Questions?

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Erik Gammell, PTA President, or Patti Urzua 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


Thank you!