Addison News - November 3, 2019
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Addison eAdvisor
November 3, 2019


Calendar: Upcoming Addison Events

Fri, Nov 8 Project Cornerstone Parent Meeting, 8:30am AKC
Mon, Nov 11 No School, Veterans Day
Tue, Nov 12 PTA Meeting, 8:20am AKC 1 Classroom
Fri, Nov 15 Progress Reports posted on Infinite Campus
Wed, Nov 20 Site Council Meeting, 3pm School Library
Nov 25-29 No School, Thanksgiving Break

Addison Google Calendar 

 NEW! PTA President's Message 

Addison Community, 

Campus was full of excitement and energy as we celebrated Halloween this week. Thank you to our PTA event leads Jane Kirk, Rob Babcock, Meredith Ackley and Missy Reller and all the volunteers who made this Addison tradition a success once again. A special note of thanks to Meredith and Missy who have been coordinating this event for many years and whose children are graduating from Addison this year.

The November PTA meeting will be held on Tue, Nov. 12 immediately after drop off. We’ll be recapping the results of the auction and other important items for our school community. If you are interested in becoming more involved at school, PTA meetings are a great way to learn about programs, events and issues that impact our students.

PiE Rally Days are here and there is an exciting opportunity that doubles your donation amount. If you haven’t yet donated to PiE, please consider doing so as your contribution helps fund important programs at Addison. PiE donations support classroom aide time, Spectra Art, Bill the Science Guy, counseling support and classroom intervention at Addison. No donation is too small and our goal is 100% participation at Addison.

My best,
Lauren Williams

 New! PiE Rally Days: The Challenge Grant Returns! 

If you have been waiting for the right moment to complete your PiE donation for the year, the time has come! Generous donors have offered up a special Rally Days challenge grant, and will match donations up to $254,000 through November 18. Please support our students by donating to PiE today. If you have already given or pledged, thank you so much. If not, now is a great time. Donate today!

 New! Student Photos from  Auction Available 

Photos of the students that were available at the Addison Adult Party & Auction can now be viewed online and are available for download.  View the photos here. A special thanks to Addison parent and Palo Alto photographer Ola Hopper for taking the photos, donating her editing services, and covering the cost of printing the images.

 New! Noon Chorus concert this Saturday, November 9th 
Addison Noon Chorus coming to Magical Bridge Playground on Sat, Nov 9.   Singers please meet at the colorful large playground inside Mitchell Park (600 E. Meadow Drive) . Arrive 9am, sound check starts 9:30am with the performance at 10:00am. Casual potluck immediately following!  Contact Jennifer Matsuzawa or Danielle Pashalidis for more information.  All are welcome to come listen, cheer and play!

 New! Help with Warm Gear for Brentwood Academy 
Several Addison families are part of a volunteer team that has “adopted” Brentwood Academy (K-5) in Ravenswood District (EPA).   Our efforts support teacher appreciation and retention. We'd love your help with a project to support the students.

Brentwood is 2.1 miles from our school, closer than many of the other PAUSD elementary schools.  The students at Brentwood are our neighbors and 45% of these kids are homeless. (REF Annual Report)  The teachers have asked for our support to provide warm gear for the winter months.  Our goal is to provide students with a fleece/hooded sweatshirt by Friday, Nov 8th.

We will be collecting new or very gently used hoodies or fleece. A collection bin labeled 'Warm Gear for Brentwood' will be located by the Addison lost & found closet. Also, feel free to shop this list: Amazon Shopping List Brentwood Academy.  Any contribution will help us achieve our goal. When you get to the check-out step "Choose a Shipping Address" you will see an option to ship to "Brentwood Academy Gift Registry".  Choosing this option will deliver the items to our team who will pass them along to the students of Brentwood Academy!

Community Announcements

 New!  Superintendent's Newsletter and PAUSD News

 New! Palo Alto PTA Council: 2020 Convention Resolution on VAPING 
We are working with PAUSD, City of Palo Alto Human Relations Commission, Santa Clara County Public Health Department to advocate for local legislation to protect all children.  If you are a PTA member and would like to work on local ordinances, please contact PTAC VP Advocacy-Erwin Morton or PTAC VP Health & Wellness-Eileen Kim. Please see an important press releases from the Disease Control & Prevention (CDC): Lung Injury  Audio Version

 PTAC - Annual Staff Appreciation Breakfast 
Wed , Nov. 6 District Office 25 Churchill Ave 
PTAC is giving thanks and hosting a breakfast for 2019 Staff Appreciation.   All Staff are invited to a light breakfast on Wed, Nov. 6.  Our district staff is amazing and does so much behind-the-scenes supporting our students and schools.  If you can also bring a dish, please sign up here and clearly label ingredients Food Donation Sign Up. Please deliver donated food between 7:30-8:30am in the back Board Room. We will have the side door open. 

Addison Info & Quick Links

Quick Links
Addison School Website
Addison PTA Website
Report Your Student’s Absence
Lunch Menus
Principal: Amanda Boyce
PTA President: Lauren Williams

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