Fri Apr 19
  • All City Track Meet 

Sat Apr 20
  • All City Track Meet 

Tue Apr 23
  • Popsicle Sales 

Tue Apr 30
  • Popsicle Sales 

Wed May 01
  • PTA Executive Board Meeting 7:00 pm8:00 pm

Thu May 02
  • Student Council - 5th Grade Only 7:40 am8:00 am

Fri May 03
  • Kinder Double Session Day 

  • Student Council - 3rd, 4th & 5th Grade 7:40 am8:00 am

Tue May 07
  • Popsicle Sales 

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

Wed May 08
  • 4th Grade Ink Drinkers 3:00 pm4:30 pm

Thu May 09
  • 3rd Grade Ink Drinkers 3:00 pm4:30 pm

  • Talent Show 6:00 pm8:00 pm

Mon May 13
  • Staff Appreciation Week 

Tue May 14
  • Staff Appreciation Week 

  • Popsicle Sales 

Wed May 15
  • Staff Appreciation Week 

  • PTA General Assembly Meeting 7:00 pm8:00 pm

Thu May 16
  • Staff Appreciation Week 

Fri May 17
  • Staff Appreciation Week 

Weekly Wildcat – March 10

AV Gives Back Recap

We had an amazing turnout for the AV Gives Back Family Volunteer Day! Families from every South Pasadena elementary school came to complete kid-friendly service projects, including rope toys for shelter dogs out of recycled t-shirts, birthday bags for food-insecure youth, hygiene kits for unhoused individuals, and emergency kits for at-risk neighbors! Families also spent time reading children’s books addressing social issues. Thank you to all of the volunteers that helped make this community event a success! Big thanks to Kelly Kwan and her organization, Good SamariTots, for planning and running the event.

All City Track Meet 2024

It’s time to lace up your shoes and register for the All City Track Meet where AV Wildcats compete against South Pasadena elementary schools in track and field! It’s one of the best school spirit events of the year!

Event Dates: Friday, April 19th – Saturday, April 20th*
Visit for all event details and registration.
Click here for the Event Order Schedule

Registration with a guaranteed t-shirt closes on March 28th**

AV RELAY TEAM TRYOUTS will be held at school next week (March 18th – 22nd) during PE (and Motor Moms & Dads for Kinder).  

New this year, please register your child HERE if they would like to participate in the tryouts.

*SPLL is aware of the ACTM and is adjusting the schedule so that kids do not miss their games.

**Like all wonderful PTA events we will need a significant number of parent volunteers to pull this off. Make sure to sign up to volunteer and get the very stylish 2024 ACTM T-shirt! This is a team effort!

For general track meet questions contact: Eryn Kalavsky

For relay team questions contact: Cami Zappatera or Alexandra Lubenova

We Did It! Jog-A-Thon Update

Our kids gave it their all and SO DID YOU! Our entire teaching and administrative staff, and hundreds of volunteers came together to make this year’s event a success – beating our fundraising goal and raising over $57,000 from well over 1,000 pledges received from across the nation.

Thank you to all the friends and family, near and far, who invested in our school community! Students brought strength, endurance, and thousands of miles of school spirit.

Together, we SURPASSED OUR GOAL of $55,000.  These funds will go directly to help fund assemblies, field trips, special services, events, and technology that AV PTA brings to our children year after year! We couldn’t do it without you!!!!

Stay tuned for more updates on the winners of the coveted Golden Shoe and final results on lap tallies!

PTA General Meeting – Wednesday, 3/20 @7pm

Join us virtually for our next General PTA Meeting on Wednesday, March 20 @7pm! We will be holding our 2024/25 PTA Executive Board elections, and Counselor Kristine Hoang will be discussing the School Counseling Program at AV. See what else we’ll be discussing HERE.


PTA Executive Board 2024/25 Nomination Slate

AV Equity Meeting – Thursday, 3/14 @7pm

Want to be a part of continuing to create a school community where everyone belongs, diversity is celebrated, and you advocate for equity?

Please join us at our next AV Equity Committee meeting via Zoom, THIS THURSDAY. We will be discussing how to celebrate the end of this school year and plans for 2024/2025. Come learn how you can be involved – all are welcome!


AV Equity Corner

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.

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!

South Pas Parks – Ride & Picnic

MARCH 16th, 9am – 12pm

Join South Pas Active on Saturday, March 16th as they host a family bike ride, picnic, and day of learning in our community.

Starting at 9am, families will ride together from Garfield Park to The South Pasadena Nature Park,  where Friends of the Nature Park and South Pasadena Beautiful will provide education on native species and give children an opportunity to either plant in the park or take one home.

After a leisurely ride back to Garfield Park, enjoy a picnic of snacks and drinks at the Gazebos. The Hive will also be on hand hosting a “make + take” nature-themed craft table.

Afterward, stay and mingle with other parents as the children take over the playground.

To RSVP, please sign up here!