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

Weekly Wildcat – November 26

AV Gives Back – December 1-18 Toy Drive

AV Gives Back is collecting new & unwrapped toys for local kiddos in need. Consider purchasing from one of our favorite small businesses, The Dinosaur Farm! Age range of kiddos we support is 6-18 years. Contact Kelly Kwan with questions.

AV Marketplace – 12/9

AV All School Sing – 12/15

Giving Tuesday + Wish Night Alert 

Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement that encourages people to donate their time, resources, or talents to causes, fostering a spirit of philanthropy and community engagement. This Giving Tuesday, consider making a meaningful contribution to your child’s classroom through Wish Night. This special event empowers the remarkable AV staff to craft memorable and dynamic experiences for your child.

We’re currently at 62%, just a hair away from reaching this year’s goal of 70%. Last year, an impressive 75% of AV families successfully supported classroom funds, the principal’s discretionary fund, and the school-wide fund. Imagine what could happen if we surpassed that achievement this year! Your support for Wish Night is crucial; we can’t do it without you.

If you haven’t donated yet, seize the moment! Now is the perfect time to make a difference. Don’t forget to check with your employer for matching donations!

Head over to right now and make your donation. Can’t do it online? No worries! Drop your donation and form at the front office, marking your envelope “Wish Night.” Have a question about Wish Night? Not sure if your donation came through? Reach out to Wish Night Chair O’ryan McKinney: [email protected]

Happy holidays!

2nd 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. December is 2nd grade month. If you are a 2nd grade parent, please, please, please sign up for a day or 3 or 4. We need 4 volunteers per day!   Sign Up HERE.

Math Kangaroo

Click here to register

Click here for practice materials

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!

SPMS Music Boosters Dine Out – 12/4

Please join the SPMS Music Boosters for a fundraiser event at Gus’s BBQ! This fundraiser supports the SPMS music programs as well as the 5th grade bands from all elementary schools.
📅 Date: Monday, December 4th
⏰ Time: 11 am-10 pm
📍Location: Gus’s BBQ, 808 Fair Oaks Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030
Special Instructions: You can choose to either participate by dining in or by ordering takeout over the phone/in person. No 3rd party delivery orders at this time. Just mention to your server or takeout host that you are supporting the SPMS Music Boosters fundraiser.

SPMS Winter Concert Series

Get ready for a delightful array of musical performances at the SPMS Auditorium this December! We’re excited to showcase the talents of our students, and we invite all students and families to join us for these musical celebrations.

The SPMS Music Boosters will also be having a bake sale during the winter concerts. Please consider contributing by signing up to bring baked goods or cups, or helping with setup, sales, or cleanup. If you’re interested in volunteering at our concerts, please use the links below each concert time.

Choir Winter Concert (Middle School & High School combined) 📅 Date: December 6th ⏰ Time: 6:30 pm Choir Concert Volunteer Sign-up

5th Grade Band Concert 📅 Date: December 11th ⏰ Time: Multiple Performances: 5 pm- Arroyo Vista, 6 pm- Marengo, 7 pm- MHS 5th Grade Band Concert Volunteer Sign-up

SPMS Band Concert 📅 Date: December 12th ⏰ Time: 6 pm SPMS Band Concert Volunteer Sign-up

Orchestra Concert 📅 Date: December 13th ⏰ Time: 6:30 pm Orchestra Concert Volunteer Sign-up

Mark your calendars, invite your friends and family, and join us for these musical evenings. We look forward to seeing you there!

SPHS Tiger Run – 12/2

Celebrate 26 years of the SPHS Tiger Run!  Join us on Saturday, December 2 – or run virtually with your own date, route, and distance  – as we raise funds for the clubs, activities, and teams at So Pas High.  Continuing the tradition, it’s a 5K, 10K walk/run along with a Cub Run for those 10 and under.

Bring your family and friends –  invite your relatives, alum, and out-of-towners to join us virtually so we all can show our Tiger Pride

Register now at   You’ll receive a student-designed 2023 Tiger Run T-shirt and the Cubs will also receive their own Cub Run shirt along with a finisher medal.

Any questions – please reach out to [email protected]

SPHS Boosters appreciate your support!