Weekly Wildcat – October 24

Virtual AV Marketplace 2021 – Information Sessions Dates 

Information Sessions and Business Workshop Dates:

  • Monday, 10/25 @ 7pm
  • Tuesday, 10/26 @ 7pm

Virtual Meeting Room for Both Sessions: AV Marketplace Info Session Zoom Link


AV Spirit Wear Now Available!

Go to the AV Spirit Wear Order Form to check out the new AV Spirit Wear available for purchase. Place your orders by 5pm on Monday, November 1. 

Hats off to the creative and incredible Erin Bonz, Ryan Dwyer and Cassandra Kaldor for designing the 2021-2022 collection. Thank you to Jaime Thompson for making online shopping possible on our website!

Here’s a sneak-peek of some of our new designs in this year’s collection.

Happy Shopping!


Teacher Feature 

Thank you to those who contributed to Wish Night. We hit our AV goal of over 70% participation school wide! You can give gifts all year round online or by dropping off a check to the office.  Now meet our 5th grade teachers and read what your Wish Night gifts go to!
Your friendly neighborhood Wish Night VP,
Panda Korman

10/28 Dine AV – Baja Fresh, Gus’s BBQ and Menchies! 

Take a night off from cooking or treat your kiddos to an afternoon snack/dessert this Thursday, 10/28!  Not only will you be saving yourself from having to do the dishes, but more importantly, you’ll be supporting the 5th Grade Promotion!

For Wildcat Adventure Points and Raffle entry, click HERE.


10/28 – 5th Grade Promotion Kick-Off Meeting

5th Grade Parents!  If you are excited to celebrate your child’s achievements with their upcoming promotion…we would love for you to get involved and help as we prepare to send our 5th Graders off in style.  Looking forward to “seeing” as many of you as possible on Thursday, 10/28 at 7pm.


Reflections, AV Gives Back and Dine AV

Record your participation at ptav.org/wildcat for Reflections, AV Gives Back, and Dine AV.



Know Anyone Who Could Help with this Project?

The pulley system used to hang large banners over the stage at AV needs a revamp. Maybe you are a set-designer or gaffer?  Or maybe you know someone who is?  Please reach out to Megan ([email protected]) or Erik ([email protected]) if you think you can help.


Parent Party

Even though our party packs are, like, totally SOLD OUT, you can still be kind and rewind and join us for our 80s and 90s virtual trivia night. Click here to register.

AV Traffic Reminders

Over the past few weeks traffic has increased around campus and this has created some safety concerns for our students and families. The AV PTA would like to remind everyone that the safety of our students, staff and families is of the utmost importance.

  • Please take your time when driving around campus.
  • Be extra cautious when driving through intersections and be on the lookout for pedestrians in the crosswalks.
  • When possible, park a few blocks away from campus and walk to & from the gate.
  • Utilize crosswalks & crossing guards. Please do not j-walk, walk in the street, or cross without the guard.
  • Let’s be good neighbors and not block driveways.
  • Please do not park or drop off your child in red zones or double park.
  • We encourage walking and biking! There is a bike locker on campus for kids to store their bikes and scooters.

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.


AV Playground Supervisor Needed!

Want a job at AV?  We have an opening as a playground supervisor.  Email Principal Sinclair at [email protected] if you are interested.


AV Special Ed Family Meet Up – Garfield Park


Have you joined the PTA?

Did you get the flyer below in your child’s backpack last week?
If so, that means you have not yet joined the PTA!

JOIN by 10/28 in order to

Get a copy of the AV Directory (only for PTA members!)

Help your child’s class win the big RAFFLE PRIZE on 10/29

Help us top Marengo and MHS in the district contest!

PTA Membership was not included in our Fall Forms this year, so it’s understandable that you may have missed it.

Questions?  Ask PTA Membership Chair  Vivan Tran.


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

您有問題嗎?您孩子的老師或學校辦公室可以將您與另一位講您語言的AV家長聯系起來。

Thank you!