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Weekly Wildcat – March 6

Coffee & Conversation Hosted by AV PTA & SPEF

Please join us for FREE COFFEE after drop-off next to the El Centro gate.  Everyone is welcome!

Jog-A-Thon This Friday 3/11!

We are so excited for our Jog-A-Thon happening this Friday, 3/11! Please have your children wear their AV blue and red to show school spirit!

AV is proud to be going green! Please send your children to school with a refillable water bottle, labeled with their name so that they are prepared to hydrate on Friday after their big run.

Did you know you can donate to the Jog-A-Thon online? It’s so easy! Copy, paste, and share the following link with your friends and family:

Digital versions of the Jog-A-Thon pledge forms are below and also on the Jog-A-Thon page of our website.

Click Here to download Pledge Form 

Click Here to download Information Sheet


Since we cannot have any parent spectators at our Jog-A-Thon this year we will be livestreaming the event according to the run schedule below so you can still watch and cheer from wherever you are! Please see below for the livestream links.

Read Across America Week Recap

Even after a year off, Read Across America was a tremendous success. Thank you to all the volunteer parent readers and community readers (David Plenn from the Dinosaur Farm, the South Pasadena Police Department, and Mr. Ross just to name a few). Whiskers also made an appearance in many of our youngest readers’ classrooms!  A local citizen came by with her mobile Little Free Library and handed out 60 books, a grandparent made the Pigeon driving the bus as a fun photo op, and the kids had a blast dressing up each day. All in all, what a nice way to bring the community and a sense of normalcy back to AV.   Thank you to Mrs. Baydaline for her library support, and finally, thank you especially to Monica Ott and Natalie Barral for co-chairing the committee and escorting community readers to classrooms all week.

AV Gives Back March Service Project


Don’t forget to watch our Project Video to learn more about individuals experiencing homelessness, and collect Wildcat Adventure Points for your classroom!


Collect Wildcat Adventure points:

Email Kelly Kwan at [email protected] with questions.

Wish Night Update

It’s March and many of our classrooms are so thankful to have your Wish Night donations to enrich the experience of our students! Check out Mrs. Wahbe’s classroom that created lava lamps with Whiskers.

As classroom gifts are utilized, we want to remind our AV community Wish Night is all year and contributions can continue to be made. We have 3 more months so consider making a small contribution if you can.

These can be made online at or mail a check along with your donation form to: Arroyo Vista, Attn: Wish Night, 335 El Centro St.


Your Neighborhood Wish Night VP

2022-2023 PTA Executive Board Election on 3/16

The nominating committee met on January 13, 2022, to consider all eligible candidates for the 2022/2023 term of office. The nominating committee presents the following slate of officers for the association’s consideration:

Board Position 2022/2023 Nominations
President Erik Gammell
EVP Patti Urzua
Ways & Means Stella Jang
Communications Kelly Kwan
Wish Night Panda Korman
Volunteer Coord. Charles Do
Programs Janis Ortega
Recording Secretary Maelyn Haeger
Treasurer Jenn Koca
Financial Secretary Cindy Shin
Historian Xochi Castro
Parliamentarian Oryan McKinney-Bruskin
Art Docent Cassandra Kaldor
Membership Vivan Tran
Community Ryan Dwyer
5th Grade Promotion Danielle Williams
Website Jaime Thompson
Equity Amber Jaeger

The election will take place at the PTA General Association Meeting on 3/16.

AV Popsicle Sale – Every Tuesday!

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.

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!