Addison News - May 31, 2021
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Addison eAdvisor
May 31, 2021


Upcoming Events:

Tuesday, June 1 Field Day  Grades 4-5
Wednesday, June 2 Field Day  Grades 1-3
Thursday, June 3, 8:30-9:15am 5th Grade Promotion
Thursday, June 3 Last Day of School/Minimum Day


NEW! PTA President’s Message
Addison Community - 

Over the past 2 years, I have had the extreme privilege of serving as Addison PTA President. It has been a wonderful experience that has provided me the opportunity to meet and work with so many great people - including this year’s PTA Executive Board. I’d like to thank Julia Moran, Raluca Perkins, Adrienne Germain, Sarah Gibbs, Patty Dhillon, Liz Eden, Sarah Kimball, Courtney Fennimore, Lisa Bertelsen-Kivett and Roberta Pinheiro for serving this year. I’d also like to thank Karen Kitayama for serving as the teacher/staff representative in her final year! I’d also like to thank Principal Boyce for her amazing partnership and leadership throughout this school year. 

I am honored to introduce Julia Moran as the PTA President for the 2021-22 school year. Julia has been an active member of the community since the first of her three children started at Addison. I can’t think of a more generous, kind and energetic person to lead the PTA organization at Addison.

This also marks my final sign off from Addison. My family and I have enjoyed seven wonderful years being part of this community. I will always reflect fondly on the time I spent on campus and the times I have been met with an energetic greeting as I crossed paths with a student (present or past) off campus. Please don’t ever stop saying hello or saying you recognize me from Addison! 

Wishing you all continued health,
Lauren Williams
PTA President


NEW! Addison Yearbook - Still Time to Order & Distribution Info
The Addison Yearbook is on schedule to be delivered in time for the students to receive their books on the last day of school. FDL students may pick up their yearbooks from the materials pick up cart during school office hours beginning on June 3rd at noon.  If you haven’t had a chance to order a yearbook for your student, there is still time! Click here to place an order for the 2020-21 Addison yearbook. Yearbook scholarships are available – please contact Nancy ( in the office for more information.
A very special thanks to Ola Hopper who worked extremely hard to put together the yearbook for our students and staff this year.


NEW! Save the Date!
Wednesday, August 18, 7:00pm - 8:00pm via Zoom
Join CASSY and PiE for an educational and interactive evening as your children return to school campuses in the fall. You will learn what to expect from their behavior and tips on how to help them adjust. 


NEW! Tall Tree Wrestling Club for Elementary Students - Coach Kessler!
Tall Tree Wrestling Club is a non-profit organization that teaches beginner, intermediate and advanced wrestling technique to boys and girls grades 2nd-8th grade. For more information, contact head wrestling coach and Addison’s own Coach Kessler ( 


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.


Community Announcements

NEW! PTA Council Congratulates the Gunn and Paly High Schools Graduating Class of 2021.  
This is a time to celebrate all your achievements, prepare for a future, and embrace a world filled with possibilities. This is a remarkable milestone, and we wish you the best in your next adventure. 
For all of our rising students, we salute you.  We know that this school year has been challenging, and we hope that you can take a moment today to savor all of your hard work and accomplishments. Bravo!


NEW! PTAC - Gabrielle Conway Memorial Scholarship - FINAL UPDATE
Thank you to those of you who have generously contributed to the Gabrielle Conway Memorial Scholarship. Gabrielle Conway was a long time PTA volunteer (Walter Hays, Jordan/Green, PTSA/PTAC), parent, mother, friend, and colleague. We are pleased to announce at least two female PAUSD graduates heading to MIT will be applying for this distinguished scholarship. If you would still like to contribute to the scholarship fund, please do so now. Thank you for helping to advance our women going into STEM, engineering, and the sciences. 
Make your check payable to: “PAUSD” and in the Memo: Gabrielle Conway Memorial Scholarship
Mail check to: PAUSD Business Office, Attn: Roxana Valdez, 25 Churchill Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306

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

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