Addison News - November 8, 2020
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Addison eAdvisor
November 8, 2020


Upcoming Events:

Monday, Nov 9th, 3-5pm 7th Cycle Pick Up/Drop Off
Tuesday, Nov 10th, 5-6pm PTA Meeting
Wednesday, Nov 11th NO SCHOOL


NEW! PTA President’s Message
Addison Community:

This week our final group of hybrid students - Grades 4 & 5 - return to campus and full distance students move into their new virtual classrooms. Echoing Principal Boyce’s words of appreciation for all those who have put in the time and effort to support this transition - thank you, thank you, thank you

Two key reminders from this week’s Principal’s update that aim to keep us all healthy and reduce the risk of transmission:

  • Children/youth receiving in person instruction in a K-12 school, can attend school and ONE additional child/youth activity (such as a before or after school program activity). Students should not move from one program to another more than once every (3) weeks.
  • Minimize the number of people who come into contact with each other (i.e. playdates, etc.).

As  a reminder, there will be NO SCHOOL for either hybrid or full distance learners on Wednesday, November 11th in observance of the Veteran's Day holiday.

Wishing you all health,
Lauren Williams
PTA President


NEW! Challenge Grant: A Second Chance to Double Your Impact!
Generous donors have offered a second and final challenge grant this year, and will match donations up to $210,000 through November 16. Every donation at any level will be doubled! Support our students by donating to PiE. If you have already given or pledged, thank you so much. Every dollar makes a difference. 
Donate or pledge today, and double your impact


Community Announcements

NEW! MEASURE  O  - A Victory for Palo Alto Schools
Palo Alto PTAs on Parcel Tax: Measure O
THANK YOU to all PTA volunteers, parents, students, neighbors, and friends. You did it! You helped to pass this parcel tax **Measure O** by historical numbers in support for our schools, teachers, staff, bus drivers, and students. During an especially difficult year, Palo Alto came together for our public schools and all families. We are in your debt for your generosity and priority. Thank you! 


NEW! Rethinking Adulthood: A Neurodiverse Trajectory
Thu Nov 12, 7-8:30pm
ZOOM info sent the day before the event; please RSVP at
What does it mean to be an adult? How is the transition to adulthood addressed in neurodiverse populations? Neurodivergent educator Amy Faigin will explore the social and emotional elements of this transition and how we can better support our students and children through this process. REEL, the Palo Alto CAC and PTA Council are proud to co-host this event for parents and educators. Questions:


NEW! Help PAUSD Middle School Students Reach Their Full Potential
This has been a challenging school year for all of us. Imagine all of those challenges alongside the stress of financial insecurity while trying to maintain focus on your student’s education. DreamCatchers provides Fletcher, Greene and JLS middle school students living in East Palo Alto and Palo Alto with a community of support that keeps students engaged in school to reach their full potential.  At the same time, it provides Gunn and Paly students with meaningful leadership and mentorship opportunities.  Learn more about how you can help by donating or volunteering.


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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