Tue May 28
  • 5th Grade Ink Drinkers 3:00 pm4:30 pm

Wed May 29
  • School Service Awards 8:30 am10:30 am

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

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

Fri May 31
  • Sports Day 

  • PTA Retirement Coffee 8:00 am9:00 am

Tue Jun 04
  • 5th Grade Promotion 8:30 am10:00 am

Wed Jun 05
  • Kinder Double Session Day 

  • Last Day of School 

  • Last Day of School Coffee 8:00 am9:00 am

  • Early Dismissal - 1st through 5th Grade 12:30 pm12:30 pm

Weekly Wildcat – November 5

All School Sing Spirit Wear!

All School Sing rehearsals are underway! Our SCHOOL OF ROCK theme incorporates songs spanning 6 decades and several genres of rock music. We encourage kiddos to dress the part for our December 15th performance! Clothing inspired by any style of rock is preferred, as long as it adheres to the AV Appropriate School Dress Policy. Denim and Black clothing are Rock n’ Roll staples that you may already have in your closet. Pinterest is also a great resource for DIY ideas. If you need assistance, contact Kelly Kwan.

For the first time, we’re introducing All School Sing Spirit Wear specific to our theme! Participation is TOTALLY OPTIONAL, but an easy way to dress your kiddo for the performance (and get some AV rock merch for yourself!!). Last day for orders is November 15th.

Click HERE to order AV School of Rock merch.

AV Equity – Gratitude Tree

Fall Book Fair – November 13-17

Our in-person fair starts in ONE WEEK! Can’t wait? You can shop online now! This year, stationary items will be sold separately. Please bring cash!

In-person Fair – Monday, 11/13 – Friday, 11/17: 11:30am-3:30pm
Story Night – Thursday, 11/16: 6-8pm
Book Club – Open all year! Click HERE to learn more

Email Kelly Kwan or Jenn Koca with questions. Click HERE to volunteer at the fair!

Kiddos will receive raffle tickets with each purchase for a chance to win one of these prizes:

AV 5GP Presents Karaoke Night!

Unleash your inner superstar and sing your heart out at Karaoke Night, presented by 5th Grade Promotion! This event is open to ALL AV parents.

Get your tickets HERE before they sell out!

AV Equity Corner

AV Equity Meeting – 11/9 @7pm

Do you want to be a part of creating 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, 11/9!

We will be discussing our upcoming plans to kick off 2024 with celebrations honoring Lunar New Year and Black Joy. 

Come learn how you can be involved – all are welcome!


Wish Night Alert – Embrace the Season of Thanks!

As we step into November, and close out our first trimester of school, we give thanks for the incredible staff at Arroyo Vista. Your support of Wish Night is not only a chance to create lasting memories for your child but also a fantastic way to show our staff how much they mean to your family.

If you haven’t had a chance to donate, now is the perfect moment to make a meaningful difference. Remember to check with your employer on matching donations, and let’s extend the invite to Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, and friends.

Head over to or drop your form and donation off at the front office in an envelope marked “Wish Night.”

3rd 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. November is 3rd grade month. If you are a 3rd 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 – Every Tuesday!

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!

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!

SPMS PTA Needs A Nominating Committee!

Every PTA elects a Nominating Committee in the fall.  The committee is responsible for creating a slate of candidates for next year’s PTA Executive Board, which for SPMS will be voted on in March 2024.  In terms of commitment, committee members have an introductory meeting and then start reaching out to current board members and other parents in the community to see who would be interested and a good fit on next year’s PTA Executive Board, before ultimately “nominating” a slate of candidates.  (These candidates may include those serving on the committee.). SPMS PTA will be electing its Nominating Committee at the next General Association meeting in mid-November.  If you are a parent/guardian of a current 5th grader who plans to attend SPMS next year and are interested in serving on the committee, please email [email protected].  Thank you, and go future Tiger Cubs! – Brian Mahler / SPMS PTA Parliamentarian