April 18, 2021
|Monday April 19th||Grade 3 and 4 Hybrid Returns to Everyday|
|Friday, April 23rd||Gr K and 2 Asynchronous Learning Day at Home|
NEW! PTA President’s Message
Addison Community -
On Tuesday, April 13th, the PTA elected the following board for the 2021-22 school year:
- President – Julia Moran
- Executive Vice President – Lisa Kivett
- Secretary – Raluca Perkins
- Treasurer - Janice Park
- Financial Secretary: Rochelle Gerstner
- Auditor – Liz Eden
- Historian – Sarah Kimball
- Vice President, Outreach & Membership – Sarah Gibbs
- Vice President, Safety, Education, Health and Wellness - Roberta Pinheiro
- Vice President, Communications – John Young
- Parliamentarian - Arun Aggarwal
Congratulations to everyone and a special thanks to John Young for leading this year’s nominating committee. If you are interested in getting involved with the PTA, there are still many positions to fill for next year. Please contact any of the current or future board members for more details.
Wishing you health,
Addison PTA President
NEW! Safe Routes to School Update
As the transition back to school continues, PAUSD will continue promoting physically distanced, active and shared transportation options to support healthy, safe, and efficient student transportation to and from school. Last fall and this spring, all students in grades K-8 will have received a 30-minute bike and/or pedestrian safety virtual presentation taught by a Safe Routes to School instructor. Thanks to PAUSD teachers and the City of Palo Alto for accommodating these in-class lessons. Additional real-world bike commuting practice is available through supplementary summer bike safety classes, including a Third Grade Socially Distanced Bike Rodeo Summer Series.
Please use PAUSD Walk and Roll Suggested Route Maps to identify preferred local routes. Road safety concerns should be reported to Palo Alto 311.
NEW! COVID Vaccine Update
Great News! Vaccines are now accessible to all Californians, 16 years and older. For more information and to make an appointment visit http://sccfreevax.org/ or https://myturn.ca.gov/. More appointments are being added all the time, so if you don’t see availability, please keep checking.
NEW! Palo Alto May Fete 2021
Spring in Palo Alto usually means the May Fete Parade. Only truly unprecedented times have canceled the May Fete Parade, including World War II and now the Covid-19 pandemic.This year’s theme is What a Wonderful World. Decorate your home, porch, door, car and/or windows. We also can’t forget our furry friends, so please take photos of your pets in costume or doing their best trick for our category, Pets on Parade. Register at the link below and have decorations up by Saturday May 1st for a weeklong celebration and community building. For more information and to register please visit www.paloaltomayfeteparade.com
NEW! Summer Openings at PACCC for Elementary Students
Check out PACCC Summer Programs Openings at:
Each site will have stable cohorts; children will not commingle with other cohorts. Children will have ample outdoor time each day and daily enrichment opportunities! Sign up for an open spot by filling out the Enrollment Application form and paying the fee, which covers processing costs. After completing the enrollment application and paying the fee, our Directors will be in touch! If you sign up for a center with no openings, you will be placed on the waitlist. Questions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. PACCC Programs are vigilant in maintaining safety protocols, including maintaining stable cohorts and physical distancing as much as possible. 77% of our school-age educators within our agency have been vaccinated.
NEW! iSing Silicon Valley
Now auditioning girls entering grades 1–5 for our 2021–22 season! iSing is an internationally award-winning choir based in Palo Alto serving more than 300 girls in 1-12 grade. If you love to sing, iSing is the perfect place for you to discover and develop your passion for music! Our critically acclaimed program provides girls with an exemplary music education in a creative, supportive, and fun environment. We are dedicated to our mission: Champion Girls as Artists. Inspire Self-Discovery. Transform Lives. To sign up for an audition, visit us at www.isingsv.com. We look forward to singing with you soon! See our AMAZING girls in ACTION!
NEW! Green Tip: Earth Week Activities at PAUSD!
- Celebrate the Earth throughout the district. Click here to get started!
- Free bike repair clinic on April 24th for Fletcher and Gunn students, sign up here;
- A talk by climate activist Tim Guinee on April 19th, 6:00 - 7:00 PM, open to all PAUSD students 3rd grade and up, sign up here.
NEW! Parent Event - Building Skills for College and Life: Why Service Matters
Thurs, April 29 7:00 – 8:00 pm
RSVP at tinyurl.com/YCScollegeandlife
How does service-learning build & reinforce skills essential for success in college and the workforce? What are some impactful ways to earn community service hours that go beyond the checkbox? Answers to these questions and more will be discussed by our panelists repressing college admissions, local businesses, and more. The panel will be moderated by a former PAUSD college student and is open to all in the community. Questions? Email email@example.com. This panel is hosted by Youth Community Service (YCS), DreamCatchers, and PTA Council.
NEW! Positive Parenting During COVID by Stanford Medicine
Stanford Medicine presents an online series of recordings:
Is it Stress or a Pediatric Anxiety Disorder?
Pandemic Classroom Stress: Supporting CaregiversNavigating Screen Time During a Pandemic CLICK HERE to view the recordings.
NEW! Bike to Wherever Day
Fri May 21
Bike Everywhere Day. Join Us for Bike Month and Bike to Wherever Day! Have fun and win prizes! Sign Up Here.
NEW! Silicon Valley Biking Class
Tue Apr 27, 6-7P
For the month of April, we are discussing Family Biking! Come learn how to bike safely with kids of any age. We’ll cover gear and equipment options to help you have safe and enjoyable riding adventures! Presentation followed by time for Q & A with experienced family riders who are ready to share their experiences. Click Register
Where to go for Free COVID Vaccines
Where to go for Free COVID-19 Testing
California State PTA COVID-19 Resources
Family Resources here: Health Wellness Resources
Teen Mental Health Resources
Children's Mental Health Resources
NEW! COVID Information for Spanish Speakers
Please click on the following links for Free COVID vaccines CLICK HERE
Facts About COVID-19 Vaccine
Qué esperar después de la aplicación de la vacuna
contra el COVID-19
Seguridad de las vacunas contra el COVID-19
Mitos y datos acerca de las vacunas contra el COVID-19
Preguntas frecuentes sobre la vacunación contra el COVID-19
Spanish language forum: “COVID-19 Vaccine: My Wellness, My Community!”
Learn more about important vaccine topics. Pre-recorded in Spanish El Foro Comunitario: Vacuna COVID-19
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