Weekly Wildcat – August 29, 2021

Wish Night

You’ve heard from your teachers!

You’ve seen what they’re planning for your child!

You’ve looked over their Wish Night Lists!

Now it’s time to pitch in and help your class reach AV’s goal of 70% participation in each classroom! We realize August was heavy in expenses so please consider budgeting for a gift in September. Don’t forget to look into corporate matching if applicable.

Help our teachers create the vision they have for our students! Every dollar matters towards helping your child’s teacher and their experience at AV.  We encourage online donations at ptav.org/wish-night or you can mail a check along with your donation form to: Arroyo Vista, Attn: Wish Night, 335 El Centro St.

#WishNightGoals

Thank you!
Wish Night VP


Fall Forms 

Thank you to everyone who filled out the Fall Forms and for your continued support of AV PTA!   We hope all the classes enjoyed their Popsicle parties!  If you haven’t had a chance to complete your Fall Forms, you can still go online to ptav.org/fall to donate to the “No Sweat” fundraiser, Join the PTA (no volunteering required), and choose volunteer options.


Traffic and Drop -Off Lane Reminders

As we return to school, the PTA would like to remind everyone that the safety of our students, staff and families is of the utmost importance.

When using the drop-off lanes:

    • Please have your child ready to get out of the car, with their backpack, lunch, water bottle, mask, etc. on hand.
    • If your child needs help walking to the gate or getting out of the car, please park and walk until they get more independent.  Everyone must exit cars on the sidewalk side.
    • Drivers must remain in the car.

And for general traffic safety…

    • Please take your time when driving around campus.
    • Utilize crosswalks & crossing guards.  Please do not j-walk, walk in the street, or cross without the guard.
    • Let’s be good neighbors and not block driveways.
    • Please do not double park or drop off your child or park in red zones.

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


First Wildcat Assembly on Friday, 9/3

Parents, we encourage you to join Principal Sinclair and the PTA for the first monthly Wildcat Assembly of the school year.  The assembly will begin at 8:30 sharp.  Please join the Zoom We have some wonderful presentations planned, including one presented by the PTA Equity Committee to recognize Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month.  A special guest appearance is also planned, so join us if you can!


Dismissal Procedures

Arrival and Dismissal gates are as follows.  PLEASE remember to bring a sign with your student’s name and teacher printed in large letters to help with smooth and speedy dismissals.


First PTA Meeting of the School Year

Please join us on Wednesday, September 15th at 7pm for our first PTA General Association meeting of the school year.  There will be presentations from Dr. Michelle Kipke, AV’s school board representative, the DUDES, a South Pasadena non-profit organization that supports our schools and community, and SPEF.  This meeting will be held virtually.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Future meetings are scheduled for the following dates:

October 20th
February 16th
March 16th
May 18th

All meetings are held on Wednesdays at 7pm. Additional meetings may be added.


Reflections Art Celebration & Contest

Do you enjoy art, music, photography, film, writing or dance? Join us and have fun unleashing your inner artist with the PTA Reflections. The National PTA Reflections Art Program has been bringing the arts to life for more than 10 million students since 1969. This year’s theme is “I Will Change the World By…” Students use the theme as an inspiration for their art.

Special Artist Division for students who identify as having a disability.

Visit the Reflections national art gallery for inspiration and to learn more about prizes and scholarships: PTA Reflections

Please email Reflections chair,  Cami Zappaterra for questions or more information.

If you are a parent passionate about the arts and would like to help coordinate we are looking for either a co-chair or adult helpers that can spread the word to the AV community.

Submissions are due by October 15th.


Important Fall Dates

The PTA has compiled a list of important dates. Please click here to review and/or print it.


Subscribe to the Weekly Wildcat and PTA Calendar

Visit ptav.org/subscribe to learn how. If you are no longer an AV parent, you can unsubscribe from this list.


Arroyo Vista Elementary 2021-22 Bell Schedule

[Click HERE for a printable 2021-22 Bell Schedule]


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

你有問題嗎?您孩子的老師或學校辦公室可以將您與另一比特講您語言的AV家長聯系起來

Thank you!



 



 


South Pasadena Arts and Music Academy is holding their bi-annual $10 Music Lesson Week in-person and online from Monday, August 30th – Saturday, September 4th. Thirty-minute private music lessons are only $10 each (normally $42) and all proceeds will benefit the South Pasadena Educational Foundation. It’s a great opportunity for you and/or your child to explore new instruments while giving to a great cause!

The academy offers a range of lessons including piano, voice, drums, guitar, bass guitar, ukulele, violin, songwriting, and music theory. Ages 4 and up and all experience levels are welcome!

You can get a glimpse of instructors, classes, and recitals via their Instagram (@southpasadenaartsmusic) or on their YouTube channel.

To reserve a spot, please email [email protected], call (626) 808-4031 or fill out the contact form on their website: https://artsmusicacademy.com/book-an-intro.

Thank you.