Addison News - February 7, 2021
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Addison eAdvisor
February 7, 2021


Upcoming Events:

Monday, Feb 8th, 3:30-4:30pm FDL Pick Up/ Drop Off Gr K-5
Tuesday, Feb 9th 2-3pm Grade 1 Hybrid Student Family Meeting - Zoom
Tuesday, Feb 9th, 5-6pm PTA Meeting - Zoom
Monday, Feb 15th NO SCHOOL - President's Day


NEW! PTA President's Message
Addison Community,

This week Principal Boyce announced a pilot of full return to school for our first grade students.  With each step forward to expand the hybrid program; our teachers and staff remain focused on COVID safety on campus. It is critical that our community does our part off-campus to limit the spread of COVID-19 by following all county health guidelines including the following:

  • Students may participate in only one program outside of in-person school at a time - more info available here
  • Mandatory directive on travel - more info available here
  • Mask up! More info available here
  • Limited social gatherings outside of your household members - more info available here

At the end of each school year, the PTA recognizes and thanks our graduating families. This week, I am going to stretch my “presidential” duties and acknowledge and thank the Renners Family - Hope, Brodie, Grace, Susan and JC -  who will be moving out of the community this month. The Renners have been a positive influence since arriving at Addison in summer of 2016. JC served on the PTA Executive Board, including 2 terms as president. In JC’s honor, one more dad joke - “I like telling Dad jokes. Sometimes he laughs!”   

Photo: 2018 Addison Auction - Welcome to the Jungle.
JC 's costume selected by "highest bid".

Wishing you all health,

Lauren Williams
PTA President

NEW! Save Cubberley from PG&E Eminent Domain Claim

Cubberley is part of the history of Palo Alto and many of us have enjoyed using these facilities including PAUSD’s youngest students at Greendell - PreSchool Family and several other pre-schools on campus. Cubberley also houses our district post-secondary classes for students in special education, family sports and arts activities, and social activities and classes for seniors in our community to enjoy. PG&E) is aggressively seeking to acquire permanent easements spanning about half an acre at Cubberley. Without any meaningful discussions with PAUSD or the City of Palo Alto, PG&E has unilaterally determined that Cubberley is the only suitable space to conduct testing of its natural gas pipeline running under Middlefield Road. Please help PAUSD’s efforts to stop this action by considering signing a petition sponsored by the school district -  SAVE CUBBERLY. Sign the Petition. You can also learn more about this important issue at

PTA Nominating Committee for 2021-22 School Year Forming
Each year, a PTA nominating committee is formed to recruit volunteers to fill board and chair positions. If you are interested in joining the nominating committee, please reach out via email - Nominating Committee is a once a year commitment and is a great way to help ensure a wide range of community members are aware of open positions and helps us get more families involved throughout the school year.


Community Announcements 

NEW! 2021 Palo Alto Chinese New Year Zoom Fair (Virtual)
Sat Feb 13, 2.00 - 3:30 PM
Palo Alto Chinese Community is cordially inviting you and your family to celebrate 2021 Chinese New Year, the Year of the Ox.  A great opportunity for you and your family to learn dumpling making, Taichi and win a lucky Red Envelope. If you are dumpling making pro, time to show your skill and enter dumpling competition. To check out more click  Co-sponsored by the PTA Council


NEW! 2021 Annual CAC Sweetheart Awards - Call for Nominations
Is there a bus driver, friend, teacher, administrator, neighbor, aide, crossing guard, coach, fellow student, therapist, physician, volunteer or relative that has done something for your special needs child with an IEP or 504? Honor that person by nominating him or her for a CAC Sweetheart Award. Submit Nomination Form before 2/19. The Awards Ceremony will be on Saturday, February 27, from 10am to noon on Zoom. The Zoom link will be emailed to nominators and nominees directly to retain privacy. For info or questions contact or go to


UPDATE: PTA Parent Series: Parenting in a Pandemic
Free online webinars for parenting in a pandemic, organized by 6th District PTA. Please CLICK HERE to register for any of the talks below: 

  • ESPAÑOL -  Estrés y El Bienestar de nuestra Salud Mental / Miércoles, 3 de febrero de 2021, 7 PM
  • Improving Family Life While Working at Home / Thurs, Feb 11  7 PM
  • Parenting During the Pandemic: First, Adjust Your Own N95 Mask! Creating Happiness for You and Your Family / Wed Feb 24  7 PM
  • Supporting Children in our Changing World / Wed March 3 7 PM


NEW! Policy Setting Sessions on Teen Vaping & Youth Health.
Feb 23 and 25
The Palo Alto PTA Council successfully championed a 2020 CAPTA Resolution on Vaping: Resolution A. The Santa Clara County Health Department is holding policy setting sessions specific to PTA advocacy. If you have elementary and middle school aged children, please consider attending one of these sessions. Register here: eventbrite/ PTA Advocacy Sessions. Questions? Please contact Jade Chao at


NEW! NEW Health Wellness
Free COVID-19 Testing in Palo Alto:
Family Resources: Health Wellness Resources


NEW! Green Tip! Show Your Love Sustainably
For this Valentine’s Day, giving experiences can be just as valuable, if not more, than stuff. You can also opt for Fair Trade chocolates, pesticide-free flowers, and conflict-free diamonds. Finally, share some baked goods or get crafty with homemade, recycled Valentines. Everybody say love!

NEW! School Holiday & Summer Camp Registration + Virtual Fair
ActivityHero has local, in-person camp schedules -- small groups and socially distanced -- for President's Day, Spring Break and Summer. You can also find online classes. Attend the Virtual Camp Fair on March 20 and get a chance to win a free week of camp. The PTA earns a % of your purchase when you book online with this link.


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
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