Addison News - February 21, 2021
Sun, Feb 21 4:30pm

Addison eAdvisor
February 21, 2021


Upcoming Events:

Monday, Feb 22nd, 3:30-4:30pm FDL Materials Pick Up/Drop Off
Thursday, Feb 25th, 5-6:00pm Addison Kinder Info Night (Zoom)


NEW! PTA President's Message
Addison Community,

As we begin the  final week of Black History Month, I am excited to share additional opportunities for Addison students and families to join with other elementary students across PAUSD to learn, honor and explore ways that Black leaders have improved our lives and made the world a better place. 

Black History Celebration Newsletters
Each newsletter highlights at least five Black Leaders, two Black History moments, and four Black History learning opportunities. During our 2/26 Family Fun Night, some of the concepts of  Bingo and Kahoot games will be based on the newsletter content.

Black History Celebration Bedtime Story Night on Wednesday, 2/24 at 6:30pm
We are excited to host children’s book author, Patrice McLaurin, for a virtual author evening visit. Patrice will read from her wonderful picture book Have You Thanked an Inventor Today? At the end of the presentation, there will be a 12-book giveaway with a signed book going to a student participant from each of the 12 PAUSD elementary schools. Books can be purchased before or after the event for a special PAUSD discount as well. 

Black History Celebration Family Fun Night on Friday, 2/26 at 6:30pm
Join us for a high-energy celebratory online event where our students will keep the learning and fun going beyond the Black History Celebration Newsletters and Bedtime Story Night with Black History-focused Bingo, Kahoot, Scavenger Hunt, and more – with prizes! You don’t want to miss this! Zoom details to be updated on the school calendar.

Wishing you all health,

Lauren Williams
PTA President


NEW! Time to Order a Yearbook!
It's time to order your student's 2020-2021 yearbook  - a year like no other! You definitely want to remember this one. If you are interested in ordering a yearbook for your student(s), complete the online form: Yearbooks are $20 - online payments are highly encouraged! Payments can be made via check/cash, however all orders must be placed using the online form. Scholarships are available – please contact Nancy ( in the school office for more information.


NEW! Save the Date - Student Photos: March 17th & 19th
Individual student photos will be taken on campus on the following dates: 

  • Cohort A & AM Kinders: Wednesday, March 17
    Cohort B & PM Kinders: Friday, March 19
  • FDL Students: Friday, March 19 - by appointment (more details coming)

All students are encouraged to participate in the yearbook.  If a student is not available/able to have his/her photo taken on campus, instructions will be available on how to submit a student photo to the yearbook editors. Please contact for more information.


Community Announcements 

UPDATED! PTA Parent Series: Parenting in a Pandemic
Free online webinars for parenting in a pandemic, organized by 6th District PTA. Please CLICK HERE to learn more/register for upcoming events.


NEW! Stanford presents COVID-19 Virtual Community Town Hall on Adolescent Mental Well-Being During the Pandemic
Thu Feb 25, 4:00 - 5:00 PM via Zoom or Facebook Live
Register Today |
Submit Town Hall Questions |
Join by Zoom (Spanish Translation available on Zoom only),  Passcode: 258795.
Join by Facebook Live Join by Telephone | US: +1 650 724 9799 +1 833 302 1536 (Toll Free) or +1 877 853 5257 (Toll Free), Webinar ID: 990 4957 1414, Passcode: 258795


NEW! Green Tip! Some Great Dirt
Saturday March 6th, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Noon
Use compost to enhance your garden's health while reducing your carbon and water footprint! Zero Waste Palo Alto will host a Zoom workshop on composting at home,  Palo Alto resident attendees receive a free compost bin. Register at: and visit for more information about compost workshops.


NEW! Acterra's “Promise to Our Planet” Online Climate Action Benefit
Sat March 26 5:00 - 8:00 PM
This event will bring awareness to the urgent need for climate action and shine a light on how our very own Bay Area community is shaping and leading the fight. Please join us on Hopin (an online platform) for an evening that combines the presentation of this year's Spare the Air Leadership Award (sponsored by the Bay Area Air District) with a not-to-be-missed show of inspiring guest speakers, breakout sessions, music, and much more. To register, visit our event page at


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

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