Wed Apr 17
  • ACTM Volunteer Orientation 7:00 pm8:00 pm

Fri Apr 19
  • All City Track Meet 

Sat Apr 20
  • All City Track Meet 

Tue Apr 23
  • Popsicle Sales 

Tue Apr 30
  • Popsicle Sales 

Wed May 01
  • PTA Executive Board Meeting 7:00 pm8:00 pm

Thu May 02
  • Student Council - 5th Grade Only 7:40 am8:00 am

Fri May 03
  • Kinder Double Session Day 

  • Student Council - 3rd, 4th & 5th Grade 7:40 am8:00 am

Tue May 07
  • Popsicle Sales 

  • 5th Grade Ink Drinkers 3:00 pm4:30 pm

Wed May 08
  • 4th Grade Ink Drinkers 3:00 pm4:30 pm

Thu May 09
  • 3rd Grade Ink Drinkers 3:00 pm4:30 pm

  • Talent Show 6:00 pm8:00 pm

Mon May 13
  • Staff Appreciation Week 

Tue May 14
  • Staff Appreciation Week 

  • Popsicle Sales 

Wed May 15
  • Staff Appreciation Week 

  • PTA General Assembly Meeting 7:00 pm8:00 pm

Thu May 16
  • Staff Appreciation Week 

Weekly Wildcat – February 18


We are so excited for Jog-A-Thon happening this Friday, 2/23! Please have your children wear AV colors (blue and red) or any AV spirit wear to show their school spirit!

We are proud to continue our efforts to reduce our carbon footprint, so we ask that you send your children to school with a refillable water bottle, labeled with their name so that they are prepared to hydrate on Friday after their big run!

All parents are welcome on campus to cheer during the Jog-a-thon!  


With a new Jog-A-Thon date, we have a few volunteer slots still available!

Sign-up here: AV Jog-A-Thon Class Volunteer Sign Up


Updated Pledge Forms and Jog-A-Thon details can be found on the Jog-A-Thon page of our website.

Consider making your donations online — It’s so easy! Copy, paste, and share the following link with your friends and family:

Click Here to download Pledge Form

Click Here to download Information Sheet

AV Science Fair – Tuesday 5:30-7:30pm

Our annual Science Fair is on Tuesday 2/20 from 5:30-7:30pm in the MPR. Students who are participating in the fair should bring their projects to the MPR either before or after school on Tuesday. We are looking forward to seeing what our AV Scientist have come up with for their projects. Hope to see everyone on Tuesday evening!

PTA General Meeting – THIS Wednesday, 2/21 @7pm

Join us virtually for our next General PTA Meeting on Wednesday, February 21 @7pm! Mrs. Swanborn will present on the Visual Arts Program at AV. See what else we’ll be discussing HERE.


BD Crew Assembly Recap

February is Black History Month, and AV is enjoying a Celebration of Black Joy. On Friday, February 15th, our AV Equity Committee organized three incredible assemblies featuring the BD Crew, three phenomenal B-Boys who captivated the audience with their headspins and windmills. The kids went wild for their incredible moves and had the opportunity to learn about the orgins of Hip-Hop, as well as the dancers’ inspiring journeys as professional performers, spreading joy through dance. A heartfelt thank you to Eve Troeh for orchestrating this fantastic event, and O’ryan McKinney for emceeing, ensuring the celebration radiated positivity and inspiration throughout.

AV Equity Corner

AV Gives Back – March 9th

This event is open to all South Pasadena elementary schools! No need to register if your family  plans to participate, but we will need volunteers to help run the event! Click HERE to sign up.

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. February 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.

All City Track Meet 2024

It’s time to lace up your shoes and register for the All City Track Meet where the AV Wildcats compete against South Pasadena elementary schools in track and field events!

Friday – Field Day Fun activities on the turf for all athletes!
Spectators can purchase t-shirts
New Finish Line Technology
Opening Ceremonies on Friday featuring the SPHS Pep Squad & Color Guard & more!

All registration/payment done online ONLY.
All parents will receive a registration confirmation email from [email protected] that will include a link to the volunteer sign-up form. Please sign up to volunteer!

Relay Team Try-Outs will be held at school during recess or PE the Week of March 18th – 22nd.  More details to come.

(This ACTM 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.)

For general track meet questions contact: Eryn Kalavsky

For relay team questions contact: Cami Zappatera or Alexandra Lubenova

February Wellness

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

Popsicles AND CHIPS 

Did you know popsicle sales are one of the BIGGEST fundraisers for 5th Grade Promotion? Grab a frozen treat and/or a bag of chips to support our 5th graders EVERY Tuesday! 5th grade parents: Click HERE to sign up to help with popsicle sales.

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!

South Pas Parks – Ride & Picnic

MARCH 16th, 9am – 12pm

Join South Pas Active on Saturday, March 16th as they host a family bike ride, picnic, and day of learning in our community.

Starting at 9am, families will ride together from Garfield Park to The South Pasadena Nature Park,  where Friends of the Nature Park and South Pasadena Beautiful will provide education on native species and give children an opportunity to either plant in the park or take one home.

After a leisurely ride back to Garfield Park, enjoy a picnic of snacks and drinks at the Gazebos. The Hive will also be on hand hosting a “make + take” nature-themed craft table.

Afterward, stay and mingle with other parents as the children take over the playground.

To RSVP, please sign up here!