AVPTA Monthly Paw Print

January 2022

Important Dates

February 3, 6pm - Virtual Family Art Night

February 9 - Rock & Brews Restaurant Fundraiser Night

February 14 - Deadline for Yearbook Purchase at Early Bird Price

February 16 - Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee Meeting

February 22 -Two's Day Tuesday

March 4 -Drive-In Movie Night at The Roadium

Join a Vibrant Volunteer Community Today!

The new year means new opportunities to get involved! PTA is in need of volunteers to make all the below events happen! Please email Bridget McVerry to learn more or sign up!


  • Teacher Appreciation Week
  • Multicultural Night (previously known as "International Night")
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Alta Vista Variety Show; and
  • Fun Run.

Celebrate the Season of Love with a Family Art Night

PTA and AR Workshop present a lively Family Art Night on February 3, 6pm. AR Workshop's talented instructors lead attendees in painting stylish wood planks. Just sign up online, pick up the supplies in Torrance, and log into Zoom at the scheduled time. The price is $30 and participants will receive three wood planks in addition to other supplies. One can choose from dozens of project options.

Rock & Brews Fundraiser Event

Wednesday, Feb. 9th, 3-9pm

6300 South Pacific Coast Highway

Redondo Beach, CA

Skip the cooking and enjoy a rockin' restaurant night! On February 9, order from Rock & Brews and support PTA at the same time. Make a reservation or place takeout orders at 310-378-4970.


At the restaurant, write your name and your kid's teacher's name on the sign-in sheet. The class with the highest participation wins a prize!

Get your Yearbook Order in by February 14!

PTA is currently taking orders for Dedication Ads for the yearbook! Lock in your ad while we still have space. Go to buytheyearbook.com and then search "Alta Vista" or use code 703662.


The early bird price of $28 on the AV Yearbook goes away after February 14! Order the yearbook through Cheddarup. See other important dates below and email Marissa Tusieseina with any questions.


February 14th

-Last day to purchase yearbook at the Early Bird price-$28

-Last day to purchase a PERSONALIZED yearbook @ the Early Bird price-$28 + $5 ($33)


March 18th

-Last day to purchase a Dedication Ad


March 29th

-Last day to submit completed Dedication Ad


April 1st

-Last day to purchase a yearbook-$40. NO YEARBOOKS WILL BE SOLD AFTER THIS DATE.

Gratitude Corner

The Alta Vista PTA would like to thank key people for their above-and-beyond contributions to our school community this month:

  • Oscar Rivera - Our dedicated custodian has been working tirelessly to keep the school facilities clean during this recent period.
  • Desiree Cruise - AV's own Valet VIP has been extremely agile and jumping in to help whenever there is a need.

Keep Informed on the Latest Quarantine Protocols

We thank everyone in the community for following health and safety protocols. Here are the updated student quarantine protocols in the event of exposure and in the event of testing positive. Additionally, each family can now access four free Covid-19 tests. Sign up to receive them here.

Two's Days Tuesday

Tuesday, Feb. 22nd, 8:15am

815 Knob Hill Avenue

Redondo Beach, CA

Did you know that 2/22/22 is on a Tuesday?! Let's celebrate the number 2 by wearing tutus or two of everything on 2/22/22! Wear 2 pairs of socks, 2 t-shirts, 2 hats, or 2 different shoes! Alternatively, you can pick a friend and wear matching outfits! Look for Paws in a tutu before school on 2/22/22 and get a free bookmark from PTA.

PTA Celebrates Black History Month

We observe the contributions of key figures in African American history. PTA has created resources to support teachers as they share about these contributions. For a reading list for grades K to 8 by or about African Americans, click here.

Happy Lunar New Year!

Happy Lunar New year to all in our community who celebrate this important day! Lunar new year (which is February 1 this year) marks the start of the new year for the many Asian cultures which follow the lunar calendar. In preparation for the new year, one spruces up and makes repairs in the home. On the actual new year, one gathers with family for a meal. Adults gift children and elders with red envelopes with cash to wish them prosperity in the coming year.

RBUSD is ranked 6 in Niche's 2022 School Analysis

RBUSD is proud to be recognized as a top 10 district in the LA area. The Niche analysis factored in: academics, teachers, athletics, diversity, test scores and surveys of student and parent experiences.