Addison News - March 7, 2021
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Addison eAdvisor
March 7, 2021


Upcoming Events:

Monday, Mar 8th 3:30-4:30pm FDL Materials Pick Up/Drop Off
Tuesday, Mar 9th, 5-6pm PTA Meeting (Zoom) 
Friday, Mar 12th Progress Reports
Monday, Mar 15th NO SCHOOL


NEW! Student Photos: FDL Scheduling
Picture Day is on March 19 for FDL Students.  Use the link below if you would like your FDL student(s) to participate in picture day.  It will occur after the hybrid students have ended their day and it will be a touchless process with the photographer in the MP Room with plenty of ventilation.  If you have any questions, reach out to Nancy at 650-322-5935 or

FDL Student Sign-up for Picture Day

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.


NEW! California Arbor Week!
From the Desk of Ms. Ohanian - Teacher Librarian
Here at Addison, we love trees! March 7-14 is California Arbor Week!  That is a week to celebrate TREES in California. We have lots of books about trees in the library.  You can go onto our online catalog through your Rapid Id, look for OPALS and request a tree book:
or at To request a book be sure to login using your 950 number, no password is needed. Do you like drawing?  You can also enter a poster contest!
Check out this Blog post about the California Arbor Week:  Be sure to hug a tree next week!


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!


Community Announcements 

NEW! 2e Self Advocacy Panel—Help Your Student Understand Their Brain, and Help Their Teachers Understand It, Too! (For parents of K-12 students)
Mon Mar 29, 7-8:30pm Zoom info sent the day before the event
Panel Featuring: Dr. Keri Berquist, Psychologist, Nancy Kong, Educational Therapist,Toni Ratzburg, Clinical Director, MFT, RSVP here:
Twice-exceptional, or 2e, students have exceptional talents and experience learning challenges such as autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, dyslexia, anxiety, and more.Knowing how your brain learns is touted as one of the most important skills 2e students should develop. Explore the prerequisites to self-advocacy, discover how to help students understand what their brain needs to succeed at school, learn specific developmentally-appropriate techniques to try with your 2e learners, and gain skills to help you and your child communicate with educators about your child’s needs. Sponsored by Palo Alto CAC (CAC Palo Alto), Palo Alto Council of PTAs ( and REEL (


NEW! PTAC Environmental Action Committee
Green Tip! Zero Waste Lunches. Refill and Reuse to cut down waste! Pack lunches in reusable containers suchs as: beeswax wrap, thermoses, silicon storage bags, bento and lunch boxes. Use refillable containers for smaller portions of yogurt, fruit, juice, chips and crackers. Bring your own stainless or bamboo cutlery, cloth napkins and reusable water bottles.


NEW! 2021 Palo Alto Speech and Debate CampOnline
June 7-11 and June 14-18, Speech from 10AM-12PM and Debate from 1PM-3PM
Registration for the seventeenth annual 2021 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. To ensure the safety of our campers, we will be planning for a full virtual camp like the previous year, with counselors who are experienced with the online platform. Please visit our website or contact to learn more about the program.


NEW! Help Students Who Need You Most - Learn about All Students Matter
Thu Mar 25, 10 AM
Come learn about volunteering next school year, once a week in a K-8th grade classroom in eastern Menlo Park and East Palo Alto. Over 80% of East Palo Alto and eastern Menlo Park students are performing below grade level in reading and math. As a classroom volunteer, you will work with the same teacher and student for one hour, every week during the full school year. It’s an opportunity to build a relationship with a student and impact his or her life.  All Students Matter provides training and coordinates logistics with you and your schedule in mind. Hear about the impact you can have by joining us virtually for an Information Session at (zoom invitation sent pending RSVP to Learn more about us or sign up to volunteer at 


NEW! Summer Camp Fair 
Saturday, March 20 10:00-11:00am 
Meet summer camps at the Virtual Camp Fair on March 20. Join online to hear their plans for in-person summer camps. RSVP and you'll get a chance to win a free week of camp! 


NEW! Summer & Spring Break Camps
ActivityHero has local, in-person camp schedules -- small groups and socially distanced -- for Spring Break and Summer. You can also find online classes. 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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Addison Elementary School
650 Addison Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Phone: 650-322-5935
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