Tue May 28
  • 5th Grade Ink Drinkers 3:00 pm4:30 pm

Wed May 29
  • School Service Awards 8:30 am10:30 am

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

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

Fri May 31
  • Sports Day 

  • PTA Retirement Coffee 8:00 am9:00 am

Tue Jun 04
  • 5th Grade Promotion 8:30 am10:00 am

Wed Jun 05
  • Kinder Double Session Day 

  • Last Day of School 

  • Last Day of School Coffee 8:00 am9:00 am

  • Early Dismissal - 1st through 5th Grade 12:30 pm12:30 pm

Weekly Wildcat – January 21

AV Spirit Wear – Orders due TONIGHT!

Head to the AV Spirit Wear virtual storefront to check-out the latest Spirit Wear and purchase your favorites! Place your orders by Sunday, January 21 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!

AV STEM Night Recap

We had an amazing turnout for our 2024 AV STEM Night! Thank you to our community partners for teaching families about everything from robotics to water filtration. The PTA would like to give a special THANK YOU to Casey Law, Unmesh Jadhav, and Eugene Lubenov for organizing such a fun and educational evening!

Celebrate 100 Days of School with AV Dines!

Save the date for Wednesday, 01/31 to get your breakfast and coffee at Cos & Pi after drop off, and then to get 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!

PTA-Funded 3rd Grade Field Trip to VT Ranch

Earlier this month, our 3rd graders went on a field trip to VT Ranch. Your donations make it possible for every student at Arroyo Vista to attend a grade-level field trip with bus transportation!

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!

5th Grade Parent Night @ SPMS

Dear New SPMS Families,

Please join us for an in-person 5th grade parent night on January 30th from 5:30 – 6:30pm at South Pasadena Middle School in the Auditorium. Principal Cheryl Busick and Assistant Principal Stephen Lewis are excited to discuss all things SPMS like Student Clubs, Courses, Sports, etc. The presentation will be shared via ParentSquare after the event in case you are not able to attend. Hope to see you there!

Parking is available in the Staff Parking lot and the adjacent streets surround the campus.

For more information about SPMS, please visit our website linked below.

Save The Date – JOG-A-THON Friday, 2/9

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

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.

January Wellness 

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!