Weekly Wildcat – February 27

Jog-A-Thon -3/11 – Pledge Forms Are Here!

Pledge forms and details of the Jog-A-Thon should have come home with your student(s) this past week. Digital versions of the form and details are below along with the donation link!


Black History Month at AV!
If you missed last week’s email about all the amazing things our PTA volunteers put together for the students, staff, and families at AV, check it out on our PTA website at ptav.org/av-equity.

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, 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]


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!


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


February Wildcat Adventure Raffle Tomorrow!

Record your participation for February PTA programs, AV Gives Back Valentine Cards for Seniors and Dine AV, at ptav.org/wildcat.

All participants will be entered into the raffle drawing on Monday 2/28 at 5pm!

Check Instagram @arroyovistapta for the winners.  Prizes will be delivered to winners in their classrooms


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
Auditor
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.


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

您有問題嗎?您孩子的老師或學校辦公室可以將您與另一位講您語言的AV家長聯系起來。

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: https://www.southpasadenaca.gov/home/showpublisheddocument/28029