Addison News - April 25, 2021
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Addison eAdvisor
April 25, 2021


Upcoming Events:

Monday April 26  Grade 3 and 4 Hybrid Returns to Everyday
Monday, April 26 3:30-4:30 pm FDL Materials Distribution
Friday, April 30, 4 pm Parent Input Forms Due
Mon-Fri, May 3-7 Staff Appreciation Week


NEW! PTA President’s Message

Addison Community - 

On Friday we celebrated the final day of PAUSD+. One of the parent volunteers reminded me that this program was only possible at Addison because Principal Boyce wouldn’t let any challenge hinder the progress she knew was necessary to support students who needed it most. I want to once again thank Principal Amanda Boyce  for her leadership. I also would like to give special thanks to Addison parent, Jacob Kivett, who was a critical reason the program was a success. 

Tomorrow (Monday) marks the return to everyday learning for the last group of Addison hybrid students. It was no easy task to get to this point and we’re not done! Please continue to do your part to keep everyone safe and limit the spread of COVID by following the latest guidance from Santa Clara County Health Department, including the following:

  • Stay masked
  • Get vaccinated

Wishing you health,

Lauren Williams
Addison PTA President


NEW!  From the Desk of Principal Boyce - Parent Input Form
Over the next few weeks, the teachers and I are going to work on class building for the fall.  We strive to create balanced classes with a range of learners in each group.  While we do not accept requests for specific teachers, you are welcome to share with us any information you feel would be helpful in determining your child’s placement. Please do not contact your child’s current teacher regarding special requests as all parent input should be recorded on this form.  In order for this information to be considered, you must complete this form by Friday, April 30, 2021, by 4pm.


NEW!  From the Desk of Ms. Ohanian - Author Visit! Thursday, April 29
Dr. Temple Grandin will be Zooming in to speak with some of our Palo Alto students on Thursday, April 29th.  She has a new book out for kids of all ages: The Outdoor Scientist: The Wonder of Observing the Natural World.  If you are considering purchasing the book please use the link below to find out more information and how to order the book through Kepler's Books.  By purchasing the book through the link, you support a local bookstore and support our author visits.


NEW! Staff Appreciation Lunch - May 5th
It's time to celebrate Addison's teachers & staff at the annual appreciation lunch on Wednesday, May 5th.  We will be hosting a "special edition" event on campus this year. We need help from Addison families to make this event a success! Click here for more info on how you can help.  


Parent Education

NEW! Parent Event - Building Skills for College and Life: Why Service Matters
Thu Apr 29, 7:00 – 8:00 pm
RSVP at 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 This panel is hosted by Youth Community Service (YCS), DreamCatchers, and PTA Council.


NEW! Positive Parenting During COVID by Stanford Medicine Series: How Parents Can Support Teens with the Changing Challenges of COVID
Fri May 21 and Pre-recorded Videos
Stanford Medicine presents an online series of recordings:
CLICK HERE to view the recordings or register for upcoming webinars


Community Announcements

NEW! Green Tip!  Foot and Pedal Power to the Rescue!
Non-electric sport utility vehicles, pickup trucks, and minivans are the #1 producer of greenhouse gas emissions. Walking or biking to school, or for trips of 2 miles or less, supports others to do the same, and do it more safely. Other tips:


NEW! City of Palo Alto Safe Routes to School
Students in grades K, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 and 8 will have received a 30-45 minute bike and/or pedestrian safety virtual presentation taught by a Safe Routes to School instructor. Also offered are the Third Grade Socially Distanced Bike Rodeo Summer Series and the Wheelkids Middle School Bike Skills Classes. PAUSD promotes the physically distanced, active transportation options to support healthy, safe and efficient student transportation to and from school. 

Palo Alto's Walk and Roll Suggested Route Maps support walking or biking to school. More educational resources available on the Safe Routes to School website.


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! Tips For Preventing Bike Theft
Bike theft continues to be a problem in Palo Alto with several bikes recently stolen at PALY and Greene. Please register your bike by CLICKING HERE and  always lock your bike. If your bike is registered it may help you get your bike back if it goes missing.


NEW! Gunn Robotics Summer Camp 2021 for Rising 6-8th Graders
Mon - Fri June 14 - 18 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Come join one week intensive online summer camp in which students get an introduction into the basics of engineering and computer science. Taught by members of the Gunn Robotics Team. We are a student-led robotics team, experienced in peer-mentoring and teaching through a learn-by-doing mentality. We offer lessons and activities pertaining to the basics of engineering and robotics, as well as more specific skills that we have worked on extensively as a team.The summer camp will be held online over Zoom. Please click here for registration and more info GRT


NEW! Gunn High School Speech and Debate Club Summer Camp for Rising Gr 6-9th
July 26 - August 1
Gunn High School's nationally-ranked Speech and Debate Club invites you to participate in their week-long online summer camp from July 26th to August 1st! The program is open to all rising 6th to 9th graders, regardless of prior experience. Students will be placed in small batches with experienced instructors and will spend the week developing argumentative and speaking skills. For more information, visit or contact


Health Wellness

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


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


Addison Info & Quick Links
Quick Links
Addison School Website
Addison PTA Website
Principal: Amanda Boyce
PTA President: Lauren Williams

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