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Weekly Wildcat – January 23

Family Science Night on 1/27!

Over 300 Students Registered!

We are excited for our Virtual Science Night this Thursday. A team of chemists from Caltech will join us on zoom and lead us through some science investigations. A Zoom link and experiment pickup instructions has been emailed to all registrants.

AV Gives Back January Program!

Don’t forget to watch our service project video to learn more about families facing food insecurity!

Email Kelly Kwan at [email protected] for drop-off location!

The Year Long Wildcat Adventure Continues in January!

Record your participation at for the AV Gives Back January Program and Family Science Night !

AV Parent Directories for PTA Members

AV Directories were distributed to all PTA members last week.  If you did not get an email with a link to the directory, this most likely means that you are not a PTA member.  Join the PTA HERE and we will send you a copy.   If you didn’t receive one, but you think you are a member, please reach out to Vivan Tran, Membership Chair, at [email protected].  Thank you to Marion Johnson and Alex Zepkowski for volunteering to prepare the directories.

SPUSD Transitional Kindergarten

Transitional Kindergarten (TK) is the first year of a two-year kindergarten program.  TK provides an early childhood education program that builds a bridge between preschool years and traditional Kindergarten.  TK is ideal for students who may benefit from an enriched foundational early childhood education program to prepare them for success in traditional Kindergarten.

Eligibility: Transitional Kindergarten (TK) is designed for students who turn 5 years old between September 2 and December 2 for the 2021-22 school year or between September 2 and February 2 for the 2022-23 school year.  A chart for additional eligibility years can be found in the link below.

More details about Transitional Kindergarten in SPUSD can be found here:

For TK FAQs: 

What is Social Emotional Learning (SEL)?

SEL – What is it? And why is it Important?

Local South Pasadena parent, Oscar Madrigal, recently explained both clearly and concisely what Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is and why it is so important!  Check out Oscar’s 16 minute video presentation here.

Stay tuned for more opportunities to learn about SEL from your AV PTA!

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.

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!

Come and celebrate the LUNAR NEW YEAR OF THE TIGER!

The Marengo Elementary School PTA in partnership with the City of South Pasadena and the South Pasadena Chinese American Club invite you to get your “passports” stamped and collect treats and giveaways from South Pasadena community organizations, Mandarin Dual Immersion classrooms and other sponsors on The Great Race zodiac trail.

Pre-order a dim sum sampler box, mochi donuts and boba drinks. Look out for lion dancers, tigers, and other performers! Reserve your 30‐minute race time today at Due to Covid-19 safety measures, space is limited. Please register and wear a mask.