Addison News - May 2, 2021
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Addison eAdvisor
May 2, 2021


Upcoming Events:

Mon-Fri, May 3-7 Staff Appreciation Week
Monday, May 10 FDL Materials Distribution
Tuesday, May 11, 5 pm PTA Meeting (Zoom)


NEW! PTA President’s Message

Addison Community - 

This week we celebrate the Addison Staff as part of Staff Appreciation Week. This year, more than any other in recent memory, seems remarkable considering what our school community has experienced and accomplished in order to keep Addison’s students engaged and learning. I encourage everyone to take a moment this week to find a special way to let a staff member know how much you appreciate them.

Wishing you health,

Lauren Williams
Addison PTA President


Parent Education

NEW! Re-Entry for Our Youth: Supporting Our Kids’ Transition Back to ‘Normal’
CLICK HERE to listen to podcast
As more and more people are vaccinated and COVID restrictions ease, the time has come for us to figure out how to re-enter the world. According to a report from the American Psychological Association (APA), about half of Americans are feeling anxious about re-entry after sheltering in place for so long. In this podcast episode, we sat down with licensed clinical psychologist and CHC’s Chief Clinical Officer, Dr. Ramsey Khasho, to talk about how to ease our way back into the world and support our kids in that process.


Community Announcements

NEW! Memorial for an Outstanding PTAC Volunteer
Our dear friend and colleague Gabrielle Conway passed away on March 31 after a long battle with cancer. Gabrielle contributed so much to our family of PTAs, and her loss is immeasurable. She served as a parent volunteer at Walter Hays, Jordan/Greene, Paly, and on the PTA Council as VP of Communications for many years. She was a recipient of a PTAC Honorary Service Award for her tireless work on revamping and streamlining the communications piece for all 17 PTAs. Gabrielle led many committees and training sessions, and offered support and advice to many other parent volunteers. She was a leader and team player, and professional and friendly every step of the way. She was a constant advocate for our students, and she will be genuinely missed. A memorial event (May 15 or May 16) is in the planning process, as is The Gabrielle Conway Memorial Scholarship. More details on these two components will be forthcoming. 


NEW! Advanced Authentic Research (AAR) Needs Mentors for 2021-22! 
AAR gives high school students in grades 10-12 a capstone project opportunity to explore and conduct original research in a topic of their choosing in a supportive, personalized environment. We need continued support in recruiting a strong pipeline of volunteer mentors. Topics include STEAM, Humanities, Business, and Social Science. Would you be willing to devote a few hours per month mentoring one or two students? Your interactions with the students can be through multiple platforms including virtual meeting space, emails, etc. For more info or to sign up, Click here. Or there are other options for involvement, including guest speaker and industry expert advisor.


NEW! Biking or Driving to School Again?
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.Current 3rd families, please consider registering for a one-hour Third Grade Socially Distanced Bike Rodeo Summer Series event.  Rising 6th grade middle School families should consider signing up for Wheelkids Middle School Bike Skills Classes.


NEW! Bike to Wherever Day
Fri May 21
Bike Everywhere Day. Join Us for Bike Month and Bike to Wherever Day! Have fun and win prizes! Sign up HERE


NEW! Learn About South Palo Alto Bike Path Plans
The City of Palo Alto is undertaking an effort to improve bicycling along East Meadow Drive, Fabian Way, and the Waverley Bike Path in South Palo Alto. These corridors serve as key walk-and-roll routes for students traveling to multiple schools and connect the community to the new Highway 101 Pedestrian/Bike Bridge Project at Adobe Creek, as well as other Palo Alto communities. Join us for a series of upcoming virtual events to share your input and learn more about potential bikeway enhancements under consideration. Register and get more info at

  • Introductory Webinar – Thursday, May 13 @ 6:30 PM
  • Virtual Route Tour 1 –Saturday, May 22 @ 11:00 AM
  • Virtual Route Tour 2 – Thursday, May 27 @ 6:30 PM
  • Engagement Summary – Tuesday, June 22 @ 6:30 PM


Health Wellness

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

COVID Information for Spanish Speakers
Please click on the following links for Free COVID vaccines CLICK HERE
Facts About COVID-19 Vaccine
Qué esperar después de la aplicación de la vacuna
contra el COVID-19
Seguridad de las vacunas contra el COVID-19
Mitos y datos acerca de las vacunas contra el COVID-19
Preguntas frecuentes sobre la vacunación contra el COVID-19
Spanish language forum: “COVID-19 Vaccine: My Wellness, My Community!”
Learn more about important vaccine topics. Pre-recorded in Spanish El Foro Comunitario: Vacuna COVID-19


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
Phone: 650-322-5935
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