Addison News - May 9, 2021
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Addison eAdvisor
May 9, 2021


Upcoming Events:

Monday, May 10 FDL Materials Distribution
Tuesday, May 11, 5 pm PTA Meeting (Zoom)


NEW! 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 (


NEW! Addison School Site Council - Open Positions for 2021-22 School Year
Addison staff is busy planning for next year and Principal Boyce needs your support!  It's time to fill the parent positions for the 2021-22  School Site Council (SSC).  SSC is a parent leadership group that meets monthly to discuss facilities, the social/ emotional climate on campus and instructional goals.  The Addison SSC includes the principal, three other staff members, and four parents. Members serve for two years. The School Site Council is a great opportunity to allot state funding to programs, initiatives, and resources that support the whole child. If you are interested in one of the open SSC positions or serving as an alternate, please email a letter of interest to Principal Boyce ( with the following information: name, grade levels of your children, and a brief statement explaining why you want to be a member of the School Site Council. The deadline for SSC letters of interest is Friday, May 14. 


NEW! Final PTA Meeting of the School Year - Tuesday, May 11th
The final PTA meeting of this school year will take place on Tuesday, May 11th (on Zoom). Among other topics, we will be discussing the 2021-22 budget. Zoom details are updated on the school calendar.


NEW! 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

NEW! Memorial for an Outstanding PTAC Volunteer
The memorial for Gabriel Conway is planned for Sunday, May 16 at 5:30 PM. You may make
Donations to the “Gabrielle Conway Memorial Scholarship“ fund to :  
PAUSD Business Office - Attn: Roxana / 25 Churchill Avenue / Palo Alto, CA 94306
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.


Health & Wellness eNews
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
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
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


NEW!  3rd Annual Family Leadership Summit – 2021 Series Day 3: Building Future Leaders
Sat, May 15, 11:05 AM
AAPI Racial Affinity Group Sharing Opportunity- We want to hear from YOU!
Gunn’s very own Diane Ichikawa (English/Yoga) along with Fletcher Middle School’s Kristen Lee (Teacher Librarian) and Cherish Larsen (7th grade Math) and Melenaite Tupou (PAUSD PI Family Engagement Specialist) are moderating the AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islander) Racial Affinity Group at the  PAUSD - 3rd Annual Family Leadership Summit – 2021 Series: 
Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting
Come share your experiences, concerns, fears, celebrations


NEW! Understanding the Asian American and Pacific Islander Experience
Thurs May 13, 20 and 27 6:30 - 8:00 PM
This series will feature a diverse group of AAPI leaders and community members from across the country. The discussions will provide a foundation for understanding our diverse AAPI community, discussing its culture and history, origins of prejudice and violence, and notions of identity within the AAPI community. Virtual, free and open to the public. Sponsored by SCC Superintendent Joe Simitian and AACI (Asian Americans for Community Involvement). Register at or


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


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


NEW! Green Tip! Free E-waste Recycling Event
Sat May 15, 9 AM -  3 PM
Ohlone Green Team is hosting an E-waste drive at their school parking lot, 950 Amarillo Ave, Palo Alto. It's open to the public; masks and social distancing are required. For a list of what items will be accepted, check out PLEASE DO NOT BRING ANYTHING ON THE UNACCEPTED LIST - a fine will be incurred otherwise. Anyone with a TV or monitor will need to fill out a form before dropping their item off at the event. FORM FOUND HERE


NEW! 2021 Palo Alto Middle School Math Camp for Rising 6th-9th Graders
2 sessions: 06/28-07/02 or 07/05-07/09, 1:00 - 4:00 PM on Zoom
Run by the Paly and Gunn Math Clubs, The Palo Alto Middle School Math Camp fosters incoming 6th through 9th grade students’ passion for mathematics. Our instructors include multiple participants of the MOP (Math Olympiad Program), several USA(J)MO qualifiers, and students involved in high-level research. Students will learn problem-solving techniques geared towards the MathCounts and AMC 8 competition series through individually paced, one-on-one teaching. If you are interested, please register using this form: Due to high demand, registration is on a first-come-first-serve basis. For more information, please refer to the following flyer or contact with any questions.


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

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