Addison News - May 16, 2021
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Addison eAdvisor
May 16, 2021


Upcoming Events:

Monday, May 24 3:30-4:30pm FDL Materials Distribution


NEW! Mural Painting at Addison this Summer!
We are seeking Addison Community members to help paint murals in our new main building. This past year, majestic tree-scene murals have been developed and designed specifically for our lobby, main hallway, and library. We will be working on the installation between the dates of June 16 - 30th this summer and are creating teams to work together. If you like rolling up your sleeves and the "paint-by-number style", please contact Emily Meyer at to join the fun.   


NEW! Help Wanted - PTA Needs Help with 5th Grade Promotion Live Streaming
The PTA is in need of assistance with setting up and managing the live streaming of the 5th grade promotion ceremony on Thursday, June 3rd. Ideally this would not be a parent of a student who is participating in the ceremony. We have certain requirements from the district we need to adhere to, otherwise we’re open to any/all ideas. If you are able to help, please contact Lauren Williams @


PAUSD Annual Data Update - Due May 21!
Families who plan to continue at Addison (or any other PAUSD school) will need to complete the Annual Data Update by May 21, 2021.  If you need assistance with this update or you did not receive the email from the district office (subject read as “REQUIRED: PAUSD Annual Data Update by May 21 -- A Message From: Jodi Scherer”), complete a Let’s Talk request using the button “Annual Data Update Assistance” on the PAUSD website (


City of Palo Alto Youth Services Budget Cuts
The City of Palo Alto released its proposed 2022 budget, which includes cuts to many services that our students may use, such as crossing guard services, libraries, sports and recreation programming/classes, Children's Theater,, and Art Center programming/classes.  There are numerous other proposed cuts that will affect services for all residents.  Take the City of Palo Alto's Budget Survey to give your feedback. Deadline: 12:00 PM on May 21, 2021


Community Announcements

**UPDATED** Gabrielle Conway Memorial
May 16th 5:30 pm - 7 pm Lucie Stern Community Center
The memorial service being held Sunday, May 16th at Lucie Stern Community Center from 5:30 pm - 7 pm will be recorded. If you plan to attend in person, please note that the County COVID restrictions and guidelines will be in effect and monitored at the live event. Register here to attend the virtual event.
“Gabrielle Conway Memorial Scholarship.“ Donations to the scholarship fund  can be mailed to :  PAUSD Business Office / Attn: Roxana / 25 Churchill Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306


NEW! City of Palo Alto Safe Routes to School
Current 3rd families, please consider registering for a one-hour Third Grade Socially Distanced Bike Rodeo Summer Series event. 


NEW! Rising 6th grade middle School families should consider signing up for Wheelkids Middle School Bike Skills Classes.  Please see Palo Alto's Walk and Roll Suggested Route Maps for walking or biking to school safe routes. When driving, please share the road, providing 3 feet of passing distance to bicyclists. Park away from the school to avoid drop-off/pickup congestion and get a healthy walk in. For more educational resources, please click:  Safe Routes to School website.


NEW! COVID Vaccines for 12 years old & up are now available - sign up NOW!!
Great news! PAUSD will be having COVID Vaccination appointments for our students 12 years old and older needing a 1st dose. All the clinics will be located at the Peery Family Center at Palo Alto High School. We will have 1st dose clinics on May 16th and May 23rd. 2nd dose appointments will be 3 weeks later. Those eligible and interested may sign up through the links below:

For consent forms and map of PALY click the following link:

Estimada comunidad de PAUSD, ¡Una gran noticia! Tendremos citas de vacunación COVID para nuestros estudiantes de 12 años en adelante que necesiten una primera dosis. Esta clínica estará ubicada en el Perry Family Center en Palo Alto High School (mapa adjunto). Tendremos clínicas de 1ra dosis el 16 y 23 de Mayo. Las citas para la segunda dosis serán 3 semanas después.

Los elegibles e interesadospueden registrarse a través de los enlaces a continuación:

亲爱的PAUSD 家庭,您们好

在此告知您⼀个好消息!我们将为本学区需要第⼀剂COVID 疫苗的12 岁及以上的学⽣

开放接种预约,疫苗接种地点位于 Palo Alto ⾼中的Perry Family Center (附地图)。第⼀剂接种⽇期是5 ⽉16 ⽇及5 ⽉23 ⽇,第⼆剂约诊为3 周后。



NEW! Green Tip! Simple Ways to Save Water
As we head into drought conditions, here are some tips to conserve water: Cut your shower time down to 5 minutes. Replace lawns with drought tolerant plants. Turn on the sprinklers after sundown. Turn off the water when brushing your teeth. Fix your leaks. Only full loads in machines for laundry and dishes. More here: 


**UPDATED** Families welcome at Bike to Wherever Days on 5/21 or 5/22!
Stop by an Energizer Station on Friday, 5/21, from 3:30-6:30pm to be rewarded for bicycling!  Look for a canopy on the plaza at California Ave & Park Boulevard or downtown at University & Bryant, near local restaurants and shops in Uplift Local open air venues. Alternatively, on Saturday 5/22, from 2-5pm, find rewards by Mitchell Park Library or Rinconada Library. Pledge to ride here:  Get more info, maps to low-stress Palo Alto bike routes, and safe biking tips: Walk Bike Palo Alto – Promoting Active Transportation in Palo Alto



NEW! iSing Choir Auditioning Girls Entering Grades 1-5
iSing is an internationally award-winning choir based in Palo Alto serving more than 300 girls in 1-12 grade. If your daughter loves to sing, iSing is the perfect place for her to discover and develop her passion for music. Curriculum for young singers includes play, dance, instruments, musicianship, and of course, lots of signing! Opportunities for our older singers include performances with world-class artists, international travel, singing new music, and recording albums. We are now auditioning girls entering grades 1-5 for our 2021-22 season. To sign up for an audition, visit us at


NEW! Girl Scouts Informational Meetings
Curious about Girl Scouts? Want to learn more about the Girl Scout program and how to get involved? Join us at one of our Monday night, 7 pm, Open Houses:  


NEW! Try Out Girl Scouts   
Girls entering Kindergarten and First Grade this fall are invited to our Girl Scouts Daisy Meet-Ups! Meetings are on Thursdays at 4 pm throughout May. Sign up at
Girls older than Kindergarten and/or those who cannot make those meetings are invited on Sunday 5/23 at 4 PM or Wednesday 6/9 at 6 PM. Sign up at


Health & Wellness 

NEW! 6th District PTA Health & Wellness Webinar
What Children and Youth Need to Heal and Thrive in a Post-Pandemic World
Wed May 19 6:00 PM,
The pandemic has impacted everyone in our community, especially our youth and children. Do you see signs of 'pandemic-stress' or trauma in your student? In this presentation, Professor Rebecca London will discuss the ways that pandemic life has affected the typical development of school-aged children and youth. She will describe how adverse experiences, like living through a pandemic, can affect young people and the ways that parents, schools, and communities can aid the healing process. Register for this webinar at: Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Health and Wellness. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.


Where to go for Free COVID Vaccines
Where to go for Free COVID-19 Testing
**NEW** Free COVID-19 Testing in PALO ALTO CITY
California State PTA COVID-19 Resources
Family Resources here: Health Wellness Resources
Teen Mental Health Resources
Children's Mental Health Resources


Summer Camps

NEW! Paly Robotics Summer Camp 2021 Moving to in-Person, on the Paly Campus
Jul 26 - Jul 30 and Aug 2 - Aug 6, 10A-3P
Our camp is for middle school students (incoming 6th - 9th graders). Campers will be able to sign up for one of four sessions each week: Robot Design & Hardware, Programming, Entrepreneurship & Website Design, and Animation & Graphic Design. Camp will be held on the Paly campus in designated outdoor areas. We will be following all PAUSD COVID guidelines in place at the time of camp. For more information and to register, please visit If you have any further questions, please contact us at

NEW! Paly Science Camp 6/28-7/2 or 7/5-7/9
Registration for Paly Science Camp is NOW OPEN for middle schoolers in grades 6-9! The camp will be held online via Zoom and include a variety of STEM activities that students can follow along at home. Session 1 will be 6/28-7/2 and Session 2 will be 7/5-7/9. Camp is held from 1-4 pm everyday. Material will be identical for both sessions so there is no need to sign up for both! Each session is $280 per student and registration/payment information can be found at Paly Science Camp. Please email if you have any questions!


NEW! Math Enrichment Summer Sessions at Addison Elementary
Math Enrichment is a WASC accredited program that is offering an in person summer session to help students better prepare for next school year.  Students will get a foundational head start for next year in a teacher-led classroom environment in addition to many fun recreational activities. For more information or to register, visit WWW.MATHENRICHMENT.NET



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

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