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Weekly Wildcat – February 20

Join us for Coffee!

We would like to invite parents and guardians to join us for coffee and a short gathering to meet Principal Sinclair, to talk with your PTA leadership, and to walk the school grounds for a brief tour of the outside of the new building, the playground, and the courtyard area.

8:30 – 9:00
Meet at the El Centro gate
Tuesday, 2/22 – TK and Kinder
Wednesday, 2/23 – 1st Grade
Tuesday, 3/1 – 2nd Grade
Wednesday, 3/2 – 3rd Grade
Thursday, 3/3 – 4th and 5th Grade
* *Attending more than once is not necessary, even if you have children in different grades.  You may attend any session regardless of grade if the schedule does not work for you.

Please RSVP HERE.  RSVP not required but appreciated if you plan to attend.  Please email us if you have questions.  

Megan Gardner & Erik Gammell
AV PTA President & EVP
[email protected]
[email protected]

2022-2023 PTA Executive Board Election on 3/16

The nominating committee met on January 13, 2022, to consider all eligible candidates for the 2022/2023 term of office. The nominating committee presents the following slate of officers for the association’s consideration:

Board Position 2022/2023 Nominations
President Erik Gammell
EVP Patti Urzua
Ways & Means Stella Jang
Communications Kelly Kwan
Wish Night Panda Korman
Volunteer Coord. Charles Do
Programs Janis Ortega
Recording Secretary Maelyn Haeger
Treasurer Jenn Koca
Financial Secretary Cindy Shin
Historian Xochi Castro
Parliamentarian Oryan McKinney-Bruskin
Art Docent Cassandra Kaldor
Membership Vivan Tran
Community Ryan Dwyer
5th Grade Promotion Danielle Williams
Website Jaime Thompson
Equity Amber Jaeger

The election will take place at the PTA General Association Meeting on 3/16.

Read Across America!

Read Across America focuses on motivating children and teens to read through events, partnerships, and reading resources that are about everyone, for everyone.  Encourage your student this year to dress up for Read Across America!

2/23 Dine AV – 4 Locations to Dine!

Grab a coffee at Charlie’s Coffee House, lunch and boba from Teamorrow, and dinner at Canoe House or Shaker’s on Wednesday, 2/23!  Help support the 5th Grade Promotion by eating out/ordering take-out at one or all the locations.  Please be sure to mention “Dine AV”

**Reservations are encouraged at Canoe House and Shakers if you plan on dining in**

AV AAPI Heritage Month Volunteer Sign Up

AV Equity is gearing up to celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month and we would love for you to be involved!  There are many ways to participate in making May an educational and celebratory month here at AV.  Please sign up by Friday, February 25th.  We will have our first meeting the following week to talk about the timeline, share ideas and learn how we would each like to contribute.

AAPI Heritage Month Volunteer Sign Up

AV Gives Back – February Service Project

The Community Outreach Committee is excited to resume in-person AV Gives Back service projects on campus! This month, third graders in Mrs. Bose’s and Mrs. Cabot’s classes, and fourth graders in Mrs. Reed’s and Mrs. Gresham’s classes collectively made over 350 valentines for local senior citizens!! Valentines will be delivered to the South Pasadena Care Center and Senior Center on Monday.

Don’t Forget to collect your Wildcat Adventure Points!

Email Kelly Kwan with any questions.

SAVE THE DATE – Jog-a-thon 3/11

Pledge Forms and more information will come home with your student(s) this week!

AV Popsicle Sale – Every Tuesday!

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

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


Thank you!


South Pasadena children and teens are encouraged to use their imagination and design a one-of-a-kind bookmark inspired by the 2022 Summer Reading Program theme “Read Beyond the Beaten Path” or that promotes books, reading and libraries. Bookmark Contest entries must be delivered to the Children’s Services desk by Wednesday, March 1, 2022.

Entries will be judged according to four age categories. Winners will be announced in early April in honor of National Library Week. Winning entries will be reproduced as bookmarks and will be distributed during the summer of 2022. All entries must have a parent or guardian signature as approval for the bookmark artwork to be submitted into the Bookmark Contest.

There is also a link on our Children’s webpage to download the form: