AVPTA Monthly Paw Print

November 2021

Important Dates

November 16, 7pm - Social Media and Online Safety Forum (via Zoom)

November 17, 6pm - Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Meeting (via Zoom)

November 18, 6pm - PTA Association Meeting & Virtual Bingo Night (via Zoom)

November 18 - Riviera Mexican Grill - Restaurant Night Fundraiser

November 22-26 - No school - Thanksgiving Break

November 29-December 3 - Scholastic Book Fair Fundraiser

December 3, 3:30 to 5:30pm - Kids' Winter Marketplace

Celebrate Fall Reading at AV's book fair

There are just a couple weeks left until the AV Scholastic Book Fair Fundraiser! Every single purchase benefits AV PTA and the Wildcat community.

Consider volunteering to help out at the fair. Get more info and sign up here.


  • November 29 to December 3: Those with scheduled parent-teacher conferences are welcome to shop in Room 19 before or after their meeting. Kids may shop any date during lunch.
  • December 3: All parents and family members are welcome to come shop the book fair at the front of the school from 3 to 5:30pm.


  • November 29 to December 12: AV family members are welcome to purchase online here. Books ordered online are expected to arrive to the AV campus before Winter Break.


Create a virtual wallet so your child may buy books at the fair without having to carry and handle cash.


Parents are welcome to purchase books for specific classrooms. Teachers will be creating "Classroom Wish Baskets" listing their wish lists for their class collection. Parents may choose to purchase for any teachers' classrooms.

We look forward to celebrating the love of books with the AV community.

Kids' Winter Marketplace

Friday, Dec. 3rd, 3:30-5:30pm

815 Knob Hill Avenue

Redondo Beach, CA

Calling all WIldcat entrepreneurs! PTA will be holding our 3rd annual Kids' Marketplace on December 3rd after school. If your child would like to host a booth and sell their handmade items, please learn more and sign up in advance here.

Join the PTA meeting on November 18, 6pm

AV PTA invites you to join in the next PTA meeting on November 18 via Zoom. Special guest, Dr. Susan Wildes, answers parents' questions on MAP Growth Assessment and results. Please submit questions in advance here.

At 6:45pm, grab the kids for Virtual Bingo Night.

Join the meeting by clicking here. The meeting ID is 794 846 0428 and the passcode is 815815.

Riviera Mexican Grill Restaurant Fundraiser

Thursday, Nov. 18th, 5-9pm

1615 South Pacific Coast Highway

Redondo Beach, CA

Indulge in tacos on Thursday, November 18 and support PTA at the same time. Whether you order takeout, order delivery or dine in,15 percent of proceeds will go to AV PTA. Make reservations at 310-540-2501. Online orders may be placed here.

AV Run Club Will Get Back on Track

The Run Club helps students start their day with energizing physical activity and community. Run Club will be held before school starts. Please consider volunteering to help out at the track and keep tabs of laps. To sign up to be a volunteer, email the Run Club representative.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee celebrates Native American Heritage Month

The DEI Committee recognizes November as Native American Heritage month. We invite you to learn about the contributions of Native Americans.

Here are some helpful links to learn more about Native American Heritage Month:

You are invited to participate in the next DEI meeting which is on November 17, 6pm via Zoom. Access the meeting here. The meeting ID is 794 846 0428. The passcode is 815815.

Give back with Project Unified

Project Unified is a joint RBUSD / PTA effort to sponsor families in need for the holidays. Alta Vista will be collecting donations for our "Adopted Families" from November 12 through December 3. Please stay tuned for more details and consider donating to this worthy cause.

Gratitude Corner

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

  • Champion Reflections Chair - Jo Kothari
  • Amazing Halloween Event Execution - Renee Joyce
  • Spooktacular Event Contributions - Volunteers, trunk decorators, pumpkin painters/carvers, and attendees
We also thank the businesses that supported us this month including Tanaka Farms, Baran's 2239, Rock & Brews, Hop Saint Brewery and Simms Restaurants.

Get involved! PTA still has open Chair positions!

PTA is still seeking volunteers to fill the following positions for the 2021-2022 academic year:
  • Legislative Chair;
  • Valet Chair;
  • Book Fair Co-Chair;
  • Hospitality Chair; and
  • Teacher Appreciation Week Chair.

Contact Bridget McVerry for more information.