Addison News - December 15, 2019
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Addison eAdvisor
December 15, 2019

Calendar: Upcoming Addison Events
Addison Google Calendar

Wed, Dec 18 Noon Chorus Holiday Concert, 6:30pm Walter Hays
Fri, Dec 20 Minimum Day Dismissal, 1:15pm
Dec 23 - Jan 6 No School - Winter Break
Jan 7 School Resumes

NEW! PTA President's Message

Addison participated in the annual Family Giving Tree Holiday Drive this year and collected over 120 gifts to help fill the 80,000+ wishes the organization is trying to fill this year.  A special thanks to Ana Picazo, Director of Student Activities, for organizing this effort again this year! Several Addison Families spent a few hours this morning helping at the "wish warehouse" getting presents ready to distribute. A special thanks to our student volunteers - Elliott & Julia Lam, Caroline & Duffy Williams, Henry & Charlie Germain, Karam Dhillon, Erika &  Geoffrey Kivett, Sophie Mazlish, Maia Wadhwani and Lief Gustavson.                      

As Winter Break draws near, I want to take this opportunity to wish everyone in the Addison Community a very happy and joyous holiday season - and I look forward to a great 2020!
My best,
Lauren Williams
PTA President


NEW! Winter/Spring After School Program Registration

Registration for Addison Winter/Spring 2020 After School Activities is now available.  Click here for more information. Questions? Please contact


NEW! Holiday Collection for Judy the Crossing Guard
Anyone who has to cross Middlefield Road knows Judy, the crossing guard as we all appreciate that she keeps us safe! Please consider donating whatever amount of money you can to show your appreciation to Judy this holiday season. There a collection container in the school office (cash only) or you can contribute via PayPal using this link(please put "Judy" in the Note section). Donations are welcome in the office up until school end on Tue, Dec 17 and on PayPal until 6pm  on Wed, Dec 18


Noon Chorus Holiday Concert - Wed, Dec 18th
Addison’s Noon Chorus will be performing its Holiday Concert on Wed, Dec 18 at 6:30pm in the MP Room at Walter Hays. The entire Addison community is invited to come and enjoy the performance.


Support Addison While You Shop on Amazon!
Did you know that while doing your holiday shopping on Amazon, you can help support Addison by simply going to AmazonSmile instead? It's the same Amazon you know: same products, same prices, same service. The only difference is that every time you make a purchase, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to Addison’s PTA. Happy Shopping!


Community Announcements

NEW! Superintendent's Newsletter and PAUSD News

NEW! Winter Break Camps
Register for winter break camps on ActivityHero to raise money for our PTA. Winter break camps are available for one or two days or a full week between Dec 23-Jan 3.  See schedules on ActivityHero. Our PTA earns a percentage of your purchase when you register online. Financial aid is available by applying here.

NEW!  2020 PAUSD Leadership Summit 
Sat Jan 25, 8:30-2pm, Gunn High School  This parent-centered conference will empower and engage you as we deepen parents’ learning around important topics that affect your child at school and at home.  The theme of this year's event is “Opening Doors to Student Well-being and Success."  We will welcome our Keynote Speaker, Jonathan Mooney.  Childcare, continental breakfast, and lunch provided.  Register Here.

Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto - a PTA Council Sponsored organization 
Help us spread holiday cheer to low-income families and individuals within the PAUSD.  The Christmas Bureau is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization. Donate Online at:  Send checks to: Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto, P.O. Box 51874, Palo Alto, CA 94303, Tax ID:  23-7135890   All donations are tax deductible. Donor and recipient lists are strictly confidential. Thank you for helping us spread joy.

Teen Vaping - Advocacy Against Teen Vaping: 2020 Convention Resolution
PTA Council Anti-Vaping Committee is drafting a resolution due Jan 2, 2020. If you are interested in receiving an advanced copy and you are a current PTA member, please email: Erwin Morton at:

Addison Info & Quick Links
Addison School Website
Addison PTA Website
Report Your Student’s Absence
Lunch Menus
Principal: Amanda Boyce
PTA President: Lauren Williams

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