Addison News - March 15, 2020
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Addison eAdvisor
March 15, 2020

Calendar: Upcoming Addison Events
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All PAUSD Schools closed March 16 - April 10

NEW! PTA President’s Message
Addison Community -

This week has been filled with much information and change! Thank you for your continued support as our principal, teachers, and staff have been working to keep up with the latest changes from PAUSD and the county.

Per the PAUSD announcement made on Friday, March 13th, all schools are closed starting on Monday, March 16th and will remain closed through April 10. During this time, updated information from PAUSD, Principal Boyce and the PTA will be sent as it becomes available. As a result of shifting to information being shared as it becomes available, the PTA will pause the weekly newsletter.

As a reminder, Chromebooks are available for check out from the front office on Monday, March 16th, from 9am-3pm. If you need a Chromebook but are not able to pick one up on Monday, please email Nancy npanayides@pausd.org and the PTA will arrange delivery. Please indicate to Nancy if you need internet access when reserving a device.

The Addison staff will be on campus tomorrow to discuss and plan guided learning opportunities for all students.  Principal Boyce will send out information by end of day Monday, March 16th including plans for teacher outreach to each family to reconnect with students and ensure we all feel supported while Addison is closed.

In health,
Lauren Williams
PTA President

NEW! Volunteers needed for 2020-21 PTA positions 
Thank you to all the volunteers who have taken on roles for the coming school year. We still have over a dozen positions available (click here to see this list). If you are interested in getting more involved, please reach out to the Nominating Committee (addisonschoolpta@gmail.com).

NEW! Project Cornerstone’s March book available online
Since school is currently closed, we encourage you to read/watch the March Cornerstone book at home with your child(ren). Here is a link to an online book reading of our March Cornerstone book, Enemy Pie by Derek Munson. Enemy Pie emphasizes the importance of taking time to learn about people before passing judgment. This book reminds us that caring adults can create opportunities for friendships to bloom, even when misconceptions, prejudice and fear are obstacles. As the most influential and caring adult in your own child’s life, look for opportunities to help guide and promote behaviors promoting acceptance, inclusion and forgiveness. Your actions will help your child learn to use friendship boosters as secret ingredients to form and maintain friendships. These secret ingredients are the friendship boosters that will help your child connect with others, find common ground and build assets! 

NEW!  Donate to “Slow Down for Kids” Initiative
The PAUSD Community recently lost a 6th grader in a tragic bicycle accident.  The family has started a “Slow Down for Kids” safety initiative. If you would like to donate to this cause, please do so here

Community Announcements

NEW! Superintendent's Newsletter and PAUSD News

NEW! Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Update 
PTA Council is continuing to closely monitor the Coronavirus situation as this is an ongoing and evolving situation.  If you have any questions, you may email health@paloaltopta.org.  Please read the following links for further information:
**CDC - Recommendation for Santa Clara County**
CDC - Coronavirus
CDC - People at Risk for Serious Illness from COVID-19
PTA Council - Coronavirus
PAUSD - Coronavirus

NEW! City of Palo Alto State of the City Address: Mayor Adrian Fine 
Palo Alto City Mayor Adrian Fine spoke at Wednesday’s live streamed State of the City address at Mitchell Park.  Mayor Fine showed a powerpoint of the many awesome reasons to live and work in Palo Alto. He also included remarks on upcoming improvements in progress.  Palo Alto PTA Council was one of the featured speakers. Please visit the PA City website for civic engagement opportunities for you and your teens.  https://youtu.be/pQ-bHw9j_RY Starting at Time Stamp: 36:14 (about 5.5 min).

PTAC Invites Students to Apply for Grant Funding $$  - Now Available 
The City of Palo Alto’s ThinkFund grant program is a unique opportunity for high school students, either living in Palo Alto or attending school in Palo Alto, to receive a microgrant for their project or idea.  In addition to funding, students will also receive mentorship and support in order to turn their vision for a project into reality. For more information on how to apply please visit City of Palo Alto, CA - Think Fund.

PTA Council seeks Officers and Committee Volunteers 
Are you interested in being a part of the PTA council nomination committee?  The charge of the nominating committee is to recognize and recruit the most qualified people for the 2020-21 PTA Council Executive Board and Collaborative Committees.  As we are forming this nom-committee, we are looking for community members who have a passion for improving the educational experience of all students and preferably have experience on their school PTA or site council.  We are currently seeking both nominations and expressions of interest from individuals in the community who would like to learn more about becoming a member of the PTA Council. Talk to us about stepping into a leadership role or how you can participate on a committee. Contact us at:parliamentarian@paloaltopta.org

NEW! U.S. Census 2020 Coming Soon!! 
The census is a once every-decade count of everyone living in the country.  When we know how many people live in our community, we’re better equipped to evaluate services needed, such as clinics, schools and roads.  It also determines how seats in Congress are distributed among the 50 states. Watch your mailboxes in mid-March because the Census Bureau will send every household an invitation to complete a questionnaire about everyone living at your address on April 1st. You can respond online, phone or mail.  Responses are confidential. Help make Palo Alto Count. Details at: About the 2020 Census | Census CA

NEW! The PiE Survey Is Here!
Each spring, we ask for your feedback to guide our decision-making for the next year.  This year's survey is now available - please check your email inbox. It only takes a couple of minutes. We want to hear from you!

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

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