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

Weekly Wildcat – January 14


AV Spirit Wear – Orders due 1/18

Head to the AV Spirit Wear virtual storefront to check-out the latest Spirit Wear and purchase your favorites! Place your orders by Thursday, January 18 to get them in time for this year’s Jog-A-Thon! Orders will be distributed the week of February 5th, 2024.

THANK YOU to the very talented and creative Andrea Knopf and Nathan Gelgud for helping to design the 2024 collection, along with Max Hellmann who contributed to the design, production, and made online shopping possible for our AV community!

Here’s a sneak-peek of some of our new designs!

PTA General Meeting – THIS WEDNESDAY @7pm

Join us virtually for our next General PTA Meeting on Wednesday, January 17 @7pm! Principal Blaney will be discussing school safety. See what else we’ll be discussing here.


January Wellness 

Celebrate 101 Days of School with AV Dines!

Save the date for Wednesday, 1/31 to get your breakfast and coffee at Cos & Pi after drop off, and your lunch or dinner at one of our favorite South Pasadena restaurants, Teamorrow! Word on the street is that a special wildcat is going to be making appearances at both businesses, Cos & Pi in the morning, and Teamorrow at 6:30 pm for some cute and furry photo ops! Yay Whiskers!

SPEF Presents – Descendants: The Musical!

It’s almost time for the annual Fifth Grade Musical, part of SPEF’s Afterschool program and a South Pasadena tradition! Support your 5th Grade students in this One-Act Disney musical, jam-packed with comedy, adventure, Disney characters, and popular Disney tunes! These Fifth-grade students from all three elementary schools have been busy rehearsing lines, songs, and dance numbers since October in preparation for their performances February 2-4.

There are four shows:

  • Friday, February 2nd, 7:30 pm (Blue Cast)
  • Saturday, February 3rd, 4:00 pm (Blue Cast)
  • Saturday, February 3rd, 7:30 pm (Red Cast)
  • Sunday, February 4th, 2:00 pm (Red Cast)

General Admission tickets start at $10, and a Live Stream Package is available by donation.

Get your tickets here:

Don’t miss this magical production!

1st 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. January is 1st grade month. If you are a 1st grade parent, please, please, please sign up for a day or 3 or 4. We need 4 volunteers per day!   Sign Up HERE.

2024-2025 PTA Executive Board Nominations

The Nominations Committee for the 2024-2025 PTA Executive Board will meet in January to review nominations for Executive Board positions. If you are interested in learning more about the PTA, the Executive Board, or how the nominations process works, please feel free to contact the Parliamentarian: Danielle O’Sullivan at [email protected]

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!