Wed Jul 17
  • PTA General Assembly Meeting 7:00 pm8:00 pm

Weekly Wildcat – August 27

Fall Forms

Thank you to everyone who filled out the Fall Forms and for your continued support of AV PTA!   Congratulations to those classes with an astounding 100% participation on their Fall Forms! What’s even better – 92% of our entire school (and counting!) participated and with such incredible participation, ALL CLASSES will receive a popsicle party in the coming weeks!

Wish Night

Wish Night donations are rolling in! Thank you to everyone who has supported AV classrooms through your Wish Night donations. While we are off to a great start, we had a few technical glitches on our website. These issues have been fixed and our website is now running like a charm! If you had trouble making your donation online earlier, we invite you to give it another shot. Your support means a lot, and we want to make the process as smooth as possible for you.

If you’re wondering whether your donation went through successfully or if you have any questions about contributions, please email us at [email protected]

Ready to contribute? You’ve got options! To make a secure online donation, visit You can also drop your donation form and check off at the school’s front office (please label your envelope with “Wish Night”), or mail to:

Arroyo Vista – Attn: Wish Night
335 El Centro St.

5th 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. September is 5th grade month. If you are a 5th grade parent, please, please, please sign up for a day or 3 or 4. We need 4 volunteers per day!   Sign Up HERE.

AV Equity Meeting – 8/31 @7pm

Do you want to be a part of creating a school community where everyone belongs, diversity is celebrated and you advocate for equity? Please join us THURSDAY, August 31 @7pm for our 1st virtual AV Equity Committee meeting of the 23/24 school year! We will be discussing our goals for the year and plans for celebrating Diversity Week in October. Come learn how you can be involved – All Are Welcome!

Zoom Link

Bike Bus – EVERY Tuesday!

The Bike is now riding weekly! Join the fun, make some friends, and enjoy the fresh air every Tuesday morning starting 7:55am. For more info, see

Traffic Reminders

The AV PTA would like to remind everyone that the safety of our students, staff, and families is of the utmost importance.


  • Take your time driving around campus.
  • Be extra cautious when driving through intersections.
  • Lookout for pedestrians & bikers.
  • When possible, park a few blocks away from campus and walk.
  • Utilize crosswalks & crossing guards.


  • Don’t double park while dropping off & picking up your child.
  • Don’t j-walk  or cross without the guard.
  • Don’t park or drop off your child in red zones.
  • Don’t block or park in driveways.
  • Doran St. (Back Gate) is closed to cars.

We encourage walking and biking! 
There is a bike locker on campus for kids to store their bikes and scooters

Popsicle Sales Are BACK!

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

Share Your Community 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!


Are you interested in joining Cub Scouts? Pack 7 is holding recruitment events in Garfield Park at the end of the month. You can see details on our website:

Please email [email protected] with questions.