Wish Night Update
Greetings, all! Almost half the classrooms have reached our goal of 70% participation in Wish Night giving. Thank you! Our teachers have a vision and you’ve seen it in their Wish Lists. Stay tuned because in the coming weeks we will feature the teachers from each grade to highlight and their plans for wish night funds. Not only do your funds directly benefit and enhance the science, social studies, STEM, math, reading and writing curriculums in our classrooms, don’t forget you can also designate a portion of your donation to the Principal’s Discretionary fund and the School Wide fund, which supports art, music, theater, occupational therapy, speech therapy, school psychologist, and more. Every dollar makes a difference.
Our teachers will get their preliminary totals this week to plan out the months ahead. Names and dollar amounts are not shared. Giving now allows them to plan ahead for an exceptional year!
First PTA Meeting Wednesday 9/15 – All Are Welcome
Please join us on Wednesday, September 15th at 7pm for our first PTA General Association meeting of the school year. There will be reports from Principal Sinclair, Dr. Michelle Kipke, AV’s school board representative, the DUDES, a South Pasadena non-profit organization that supports our schools and community, and SPEF. This meeting will be held virtually. We look forward to seeing you there.
Please Join the AV PTA if you have not already. Only members may vote at the meetings!
Save the Date! DINE AV returns Sept. 21–23 with 3 days and 3 ways to support our local businesses. Featuring Dinner at Tomato Pie, Desserts at Berry Opera, and Drinks at Jones Coffee. Mark your calendars for the first Wildcat Adventure of the year!
A Word about our Community and SPUSD Core Values
Reflections Art Celebration & Contest
Do you enjoy art, music, photography, film, writing or dance? Join us and have fun unleashing your inner artist with the PTA Reflections. The National PTA Reflections Art Program has been bringing the arts to life for more than 10 million students since 1969. This year’s theme is “I Will Change the World By…” Students use the theme as an inspiration for their art.
Special Artist Division for students who identify as having a disability.
Visit the Reflections national art gallery for inspiration and to learn more about prizes and scholarships: PTA Reflections
Reflections student entry forms are available for parents and kiddos to fill out now here https://ptav.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Reflections-2021-Student-Entry-Form-pdf-fillable.pdf . Please email Reflections chair, Cami Zappaterra for questions or more information.
Submissions are due by October 15th.
If you are a parent passionate about the arts and would like to help coordinate we are looking for either a co-chair or adult helpers that can spread the word to the AV community.
5th Grade Drop-Off Lane Volunteers Needed – Let’s Keep the Lanes Running!
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. September is 5th grade month. If you are a 5th grade parent, please, please, please sign up for a day or 3 or 4. We need 4 volunteers per day! Sign Up HERE.
Reminders to Parents About Arrival, Dismissal and Your Dogs
- You can find the arrival and dismissal gates and traffic reminders HERE. Please remember to abide by all traffic and crosswalk rules when driving and walking around campus.
We love dogs! Your dogs are members of our AV family, and we welcome them to drop-off and pickup. Please keep in mind that some children are afraid of dogs, so pay attention when kids are around and keep your pup on a leash and close to you at all times. And of course, always remember to clean up after them!
Arroyo Vista Elementary 2021-22 Bell Schedule
2021-2022 Bell Schedule
|AM Kindergarten, SDC K, TK||8:10-11:35|
|Kinder Double Session||8:10-11:35|
|1st/2nd/SDC 1/2||8:10-2:25 Friday (*8:10-1:05)|
|3rd||8:10-2:45 Friday (*8:10-1:05)|
|4th/5th||8:10-2:50 Friday (*8:10-1:15)|
|SDC Preschool AM||8:30-11:30 Friday (*8:30-10:30)|
|SDC Preschool PM||11:45-2:45 Friday (*11:00-1:00)|
Important Fall Dates
The PTA has compiled a list of important dates. Please click here to review and/or print it.
Subscribe to the Weekly Wildcat and PTA Calendar
Visit ptav.org/subscribe to learn how. If you are no longer an AV parent, you can unsubscribe from this list.
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.
South Pasadena Arts and Music Academy is holding their bi-annual $10 Music Lesson Week in-person and online from Monday, August 30th – Saturday, September 4th. Thirty-minute private music lessons are only $10 each (normally $42) and all proceeds will benefit the South Pasadena Educational Foundation. It’s a great opportunity for you and/or your child to explore new instruments while giving to a great cause!
The academy offers a range of lessons including piano, voice, drums, guitar, bass guitar, ukulele, violin, songwriting, and music theory. Ages 4 and up and all experience levels are welcome!
You can get a glimpse of instructors, classes, and recitals via their Instagram (@southpasadenaartsmusic) or on their YouTube channel.
To reserve a spot, please email [email protected], call (626) 808-4031 or fill out the contact form on their website: https://artsmusicacademy.com/book-an-intro.