Addison News - March 1, 2020
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Addison eAdvisor
March 1, 2020

Calendar: Upcoming Addison Events
Addison Google Calendar

Thurs, Mar 4 Project Cornerstone Training, , 8:30-9:30am, Flex Space
Mar 6-9 NO SCHOOL - Local Holiday
Tue, Mar 10 PTA General & Exec Meeting, 6:30-8:00pm, Flex Space
Fri, Mar 13 Progress Reports in Infinite Campus
Thu, Mar 19 Family Library Night, 6-7:30pm, Addison Library

NEW! PTA President's Message
Addison Community -

A few weeks ago I shared that the PTA Nominating Committee was going to kick off it’s recruiting efforts for the 2020-21 school year. I’d like to thank Raluca Perkins, Julia Moran, Jamie Merkel, Robin Mullery and Gayle McDowell for their time and effort in working to convince as many people as possible to get involved!  Thank you to everyone who has already made a commitment to support our school community in key volunteer roles for the coming school year. We still have open opportunities that have all levels of time commitment (e.g. single event, ongoing through the school year, etc.). If you are able to help, please review the list of open “jobs” and contact or one of the Nominating Committee Members to get more information. 

Speaking of getting involved, the second evening PTA Meeting takes place on Tuesday, March 10th. Please join us if you are curious about what we do or if you have an item you’d like to discuss with the board. The meeting starts at 6:30pm and will be held in the Flex Space.

My best,
Lauren Williams
PTA President

NEW! Thank you Family Science Night Volunteers!
Many thanks to all the Addison parents who volunteered at Family Science Night last Thursday.  Because of their help, we were able to have the full set of exhibit tables as planned.  Everyone had a great time.  We're looking forward to having the event in the new Addison MP room next year!

NEW! SAVE THE DATE - Family Library Night, Thu, Mar 19th
Family Library Night will be Thursday, March 19th from 6:00-7:30pm in the NEW Addison Library!  All are welcome to join us for fun, reading and more!  More details to come.

Community Announcements

NEW! Superintendent's Newsletter and PAUSD News

NEW! Coronavirus Update
PAUSD and PTA Council is continuing to closely monitor guidance from the Santa Clara County Department of Education and the Santa Clara County Public Health Department as this is an ongoing and evolving situation.  If you have any questions, you may email  
Santa Clara County Office of Education - Coronavirus
Santa Clara County Public Health Department - Coronavirus
PAUSD - Coronavirus
PTA Council - Coronavirus
** Updated US Department of State - Travel Advisory
CDC - Coronavirus
CDC - Washing Hands

NEW! PTAC Invites Parents to Escaping Vaping Talk by Palo Alto Youth Council (PAYC)  
Thu, Apr 2, 7:30-9P Mitchell Park Community Center 
PTAC invites parents (and teachers) with students transitioning to middle or high school to attend this event.  This will be a student-led panel discussion featuring teenagers from our community, as well as experts from medicine, law enforcement, academia and government.  Come hear from the teens directly so you can better understand how to talk with your student(s).  Free admission and refreshments are provided. For more info, please CLICK HERE or contact Palo Alto Youth Council at

NEW! 4th Annual Foster5K 
Sun, Apr 26, 10A, Sunnyvale Baylands Park
By running or walking for an hour or so with your kids, you can model good citizenship, good health and good parenting; a parenting hat trick!  All proceeds benefit Child Advocates, CASA of Silicon Valley. Last year, 677 Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers advocated for 964 foster children - mostly funded by donations.  Entries include a race shirt and a Finish Party with live music, fun booths, prizes and refreshments! See the flyer HERE. Note: $5 off each registration when 4 or more sign up at once.  SIGN UP or DONATE at  

NEW! Gunn Robotics Summer Camp 2020 
1st Session: Jun 8 - 12, 2nd Session: Jun 15 – 19,  9 AM - 3 PM  Gunn High School Robotics Lab L-5  
Come enjoy a thrilling and valuable robotics experience with GRT!  Campers (rising 5th - 8th grade) will collaborate to build and code a fully-functioning VEX IQ robot to complete robotic challenges while learning the fundamental skills for being an engineer.  There will be two identical weeklong sessions, and registration will begin in early spring.  Contact Information: or contact us at

NEW! 2020 Palo Alto Speech and Debate Camp 
Jun 8-12 and Jun 15-19,  Speech from 9A-12P and Debate from 1P-4P, Palo Alto High School
Registration for the sixteenth annual 2020 Palo Alto Speech and Debate Camp (PASDC) is open.  Year after year, elementary and middle schoolers leave PASDC with improved public speaking, research skills, critical thinking abilities, and self-confidence.  Taught by Palo Alto’s nationally ranked high school Speech and Debate team, our unmatchable 4:1 student-to-counselor ratio provides students with individualized attention and support.  PASDC’s basic and advanced programs offer customized curriculum for campers of all experience levels and prepare students for high school level competition. Please visit our website or contact to learn more about the program.

NEW! Science Backstage with TheatreWorks Silicon Valley and Science is Elementary 
Sat, Mar 21, 10A-12P at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto 
Science Backstage introduces children and their parents to the science of theatre. Students begin their experience backstage where they witness aspects of science in action. They then conduct hands-on experiments where they explore and understand the science. To register or for more info:  

NEW! iSing Silicon Valley - Now auditioning girls entering grades 1-5 for our 2020-21 season! 
iSing is a world-class choir of over 300 girls in grades 1–12 based in Palo Alto.  Our mission is to provide young women with an exemplary choral music education that will foster artistry, leadership, and community in a creative and supportive environment led by internationally acclaimed teachers.  To sign up for an audition, visit us at  We look forward to singing with you soon!  For more information, please visit

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

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