Addison News May 31, 2020
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Addison eAdvisor
May 24, 2020

NEW! PTA President’s Message

Addison Community -

Congratulations to our 5th graders who will be promoted this week. Many of our students have been classmates since kindergarten and this marks a special time for them, their friends, and their families! As shelter-in-place restrictions ease, the PTA and 5th grade families will be evaluating opportunities to arrange a gathering to allow us to celebrate 5th grade promotion in person. A special thanks and farewell to our graduating families - the arches of Addison will always welcome you back!

The PTA wishes all students, families, staff, and teachers a safe and wonderful summer!

Wishing you all health,

Lauren Williams
PTA President


NEW! Principal’s Coffee - Wednesday, June 3 @  9AM
The final Principal’s Coffee will take place on Wed, June 3rd at 9AM. Spanish translation is available. Please click the link to join the webinar:


NEW! Spectra Art During Shelter in Place 
Spectra Art Teachers Andi and Aleksandra are excited to share "Spectra Art while Sheltering in Place". This presentation is a small selection of art by Addison K-5 graders that illustrates their creativity and ingenuity during this challenging time. 


NEW! Yearbook Update
Yearbooks are being printed and should be mailed to students this week. If you have questions about your student’s yearbook delivery, please contact


NEW! Great Addison Adventure Hunt of 2020 - Final Week
This is our final week of the Great Addison Adventure! In celebration of our 5th graders, this week's Great Addison Adventure Hunt* theme  is "Congrats Addison 5th Graders”. We'd love to see the creative ways you show the 5th graders how proud we are of their accomplishments. Send photos to and with your permission, we’ll share them on the Addison Facebook Page


NEW! PTA Updates over the Summer
Konstella will remain “open” over the summer break to allow PTA-related updates as needed. The eAdvisor will not be sent out, however the PTA will send information/updates periodically. If you have questions about PTA activities, please contact


NEW! Arches of Addison - 5th Grade Promotion Edition
This year 28 families will “graduate” from Addison. Many of these families have been a part of the Addison community for over 10 years! Thank you to these wonderful families for your  support and efforts over the years. Cameron/Ott Family (Addie & Carly), Carlstrom Family (Olivia), Comsa Family (Andy), Crady Family (Maggie), Curtis Family (Julia), Dogan Family (Elif), Drekmeier/Adams Family (Aiden), Elliott/Thomas Family (Dash), Fulton/Vasudeva Family (Kavita), Garcia Rojas Family (Jacob), Godoy Arellano (Kenneth), Kapbasov/Gabbassof Family (Nikita), Karmarkar Family (Kavita), Kenehan Family (Hiro), Lvov Family (Gleb), McCue Family (Katie), McKenna Family (Alex), Miller Family (Andre), Packard/Chang Family (Elsa), Reller Family (Mack), Salvatierra/Ackley Family (Elena), Schreve Family (Victor), St. Peter Family (Juliana), Sun Family (Jerry), Terman Family (Sabrina & Zachary), Wong Family (Abbie), Zehr Family (Ethan).


Community Announcements

NEW! Thank You Volunteers
A BIG thank you to all PTA volunteers at all school PTAs for your dedication to our schools, teachers, aides, students, and staff. This has been one of the most unusual school years but you have served with love and compassion to keep our community grounded and safe. Be well and enjoy the summer. See you next school year! 


NEW! Health & Wellness Links on Coronavirus (COVID-19) & Reopening Plans:
Please continue to follow CDC website for latest guidance: CLICK HERES
Santa Clara County's Free COVID-19 Testing Sites: CLICK HERE
Sign up for Santa Clara County Department of Public Health Newsletters CLICK HERE
Santa Clara County Department of Public Health NEWS on COVID-19 CLICK HERE


NEW! National Sunscreen Day
May 27th was National Sunscreen Day. Please click on the following links below to read about the importance of sunscreen protection in our children & youth:
FAQ on Sunscreens By American Academy of Dermatology 
Skin Cancer Prevention by CDC
National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention


NEW! Gun Violence Awareness Month
June is Gun Violence Awareness Month. Wear Orange on June 5th! The 6th National Gun Violence Awareness Day is when we honor the people shot and killed or wounded by gun violence, and survivors of gun violence. We honor them and renew our commitment to ending gun violence in America by taking action and taking part in Wear Orange. And for the entire weekend (June 5-7), we're holding virtual events across the country to raise awareness for gun violence prevention. Will you join us? We may be apart from one another, but we're going to celebrate Wear Orange Weekend together. Find a virtual Wear Orange Weekend event in your community and sign up to attend!


NEW! Summer Camps - Register through ActivityHero to raise money for PTA
ActivityHero has summer camp schedules and for online and in-person sessions. You can also find free online classes. Attend the Virtual Camp Fair on May 30 and get $15 towards your camp registration. The PTA earns a % of your purchase when you book online with this Live, online classes for kids


Family Outreach Number to Call for Assistance for PAUSD Families
English Family Outreach Toll Free Number
1-833-3HELPPA or 1-833-343-5772: The Palo Alto PTA and a group of community leaders have released a toll free Family Outreach phone line so families attending Palo Alto Schools can get information about where to get food assistance, school lunch, financial help, and school information.  Parents can also leave a message with their contact information and specify their needs so volunteers can help connect them to local resources. 1-833-3HELPPA or 1-833-343-7772

Spanish Línea Directa y Gratis para Familias 
1-833-3HELPPA or 1-833-343-5772: El PTA de Palo Alto  y un grupo de líderes comunitarios han lanzado una línea telefónica gratuita para que las familias que asisten a las escuelas de Palo Alto puedan obtener información sobre dónde obtener asistencia alimentaria, almuerzo escolar, ayuda financiera e información escolar. Los padres también pueden dejar un mensaje con su información y especificar sus necesidades para que voluntarios puedan ayudarlos a conectarse con recursos locales.1-833-3HELPPA or 1-833-343-5772


Addison Info & Quick Links

Addison School Website
Addison PTA Website
Principal: Amanda Boyce
PTA President: Lauren Williams

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