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

Weekly Wildcat – January 28

JOG-A-THON Friday, 2/9 – Volunteer Sign-Up & Pledge Forms Are Here!

Jog-A-Thon is officially upon us, and we’re ready to bring together the volunteers that make Jog-A-Thon a success!

Since Jog-A-Thon volunteer slots are usually in high demand, please only sign up for one class, no matter how many children you have at the school.   Didn’t get a slot to become a tally volunteer? We would still love for you to come and cheer on your child during their run, or stand by (!) — we may, in fact, still need you to tally, but we want to make sure as many caregivers as possible can participate before additional tally spots are given.

Sign-Up Here: AV Jog-A-Thon Class Volunteer Sign Up


Printed pledge forms and details of the Jog-A-Thon will come home with your student(s) this week (if you haven’t already received them). You can find digital versions of the form on our website:

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!

At Teamorrow, please be sure to mention the code AV101 to the cashiers, upon making purchases in person. For online purchases ONLY VALID at please use the code AV101 in the “special instructions” area.

AV Celebrates Kindness Week

Last week, Arroyo Vista participated in The Great Kindness Challenge! Students did kind acts for others and brainstormed ways to Be The “I” in KIND!

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.

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:

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.

LAST WEEK – 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!