Addison News - December 13, 2020
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Addison eAdvisor
December 13, 2020


Upcoming Events:

Monday, Dec 14th - 3-5pm FDL Materials Pick up/Drop off Gr K-1-3-4
Tuesday, Dec 14th - 5pm Deadline Request for Change of Learning Mode
Tuesday, Dec 15th - 4-5pm Principal's Coffee (Zoom)
December 21st - January 6th NO SCHOOL - Winter Holiday Break


NEW! PTA President’s Message

Addison Community:

The Addison community traditionally hosts a holiday gift drive on campus in partnership with Family Giving Tree. Unfortunately due to health and safety concerns, we are not able to host the program this year. In its place, four of our amazing community members (Lisa & Jacob Kivett, Sarah Kimball, and Roberta Pinheiro) have teamed up to launch the Addison Gift Drive. Details were sent via Konstella on Friday – if you’d like to participate by donating, please click here.

Below are a few reminders of important events taking place this week:

  • If you are interested in a learning model change, please complete the Request for Change of Learning Model form by December 14th at 5 pm. Link to form here
  • There have been updates to the A/B hybrid calendar in 2021. Check the school calendar for more details.
  • Principal Boyce will host her final Principal’s Coffee of 2020 on Tuesday, Dec. 14th at 4pm. Zoom link is updated in the school calendar.

This is the last eAdvisor of  2020 – we'll be back in January. I want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a peaceful holiday season and share continued hope that we all will have a happy and healthy 2021.

Wishing you all health,

Lauren Williams
PTA President


NEW! Holiday Collection for Judy the Crossing Guard
Anyone who has to cross Middlefield Road while walking, biking or scootering to school knows Judy, Addison’s treasured crossing guard. We all appreciate that she keeps our students and families safe on the way to and from school. Please consider contributing whatever amount you can to show your appreciation to Judy this holiday season. Contributions can be made via PayPal using this link or by dropping cash/checks in the collection box that will be in front of the school office doors before school this Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, from 8-8:15am each morning. All funds collected will be presented to Judy on Friday after school. 

Judy was featured a few years ago in a newspaper article describing a local charity, The Christmas Bureau. She was quoted as being thankful for the $35 she gets every year from the charity. Judy was quoted as saying she often puts the money toward some new gloves or boots, to help make her crossing guard salary and Social Security check stretch further.  Since she does not get paid over the winter break holiday, a little extra this time of year really helps her out.


Community Announcements 

NEW! Help Local Families Financially Impacted by COVID-19
The Palo Alto Community Fund (PACF) is supporting the urgent need in our nearby community, including PAUSD families. The most recent shelter-in-place order will bring additional financial concerns to many families. PACF is working with school district staff to identify and support families of students attending PAUSD schools who are struggling to meet basic life needs. As PACF’s fund grows, so will the support to the community. Please donate if you are able to support this local effort.


Health and Wellness: Santa Clara County Announces Expanded Testing Options and Self-Administered Testing Free COVID-19 Testing Sites

By-appointment testing will be available at the Palo Alto Art Center on Friday, December 18th. Go here for more information and to sign up for an appointment, now available.

Latest COVID-19 Updates for Santa Clara County:


NEW! Mandatory Directive on Holiday Travel
The new travel directive by the Santa Clara County Department of Health contains information about how to slow the transmission of COVID-19. Directive on travel will require people to quarantine for 14 days upon return to the County from travel of more than 150 miles. CLICK HERE for more information.


NEW! Webinar Series: Stanford Pediatrics COVID-19 in Children Seminar Series
Weekly Thursdays in December/January from 12-1pm via Zoom
Stanford Pediatrics welcomes the Stanford Children's community and general public to this weekly seminar series. This forum is explicitly devoted to the COVID-19 pandemic and is focused on its impact on the pediatric population and the surrounding community. 
December 10: COVID-19 Open Forum
January 7: COVID-19 and Neurology
Join the event via Zoom:
You can also call in at: (650) 724-9799  Zoom ID: 948 4693 8153  Password: 802044


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

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Palo Alto, CA 94301
Phone: 650-322-5935
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