Addison News - October 25, 2020
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Addison eAdvisor
October 25, 2020


Upcoming Events:

Monday, Oct 26th, 3-5pm 6th Cycle Pick Up/Drop Off
Saturday, Oct 31st, 9am Halloween Breakfast & Parade 


NEW! PTA President’s Message
Addison Community:

This week our 2/3 hybrid students return to campus and full distance students move into their new virtual classrooms. Thank you to all staff who have been working countless hours, days and weeks preparing for this! 

Halloween is almost here!  Check out the message sent out by the PTA this week for more details and/or questions, please contact

Wishing you all health,

Lauren Williams
PTA President


NEW! STEM Teaches Problem Solving
STEM education teaches problem-solving, teamwork, experimentation, and fosters creativity. Students learn to cultivate curiosity and apply scientific thinking to real-world problems. PiE funds STEM programs at all elementary schools, and supports stem electives at the middle and high schools. Every dollar makes a difference. Donate, pledge, or learn more about PiE.


NEW! Parent Ed: Navigating Remote Learning for Families
Tuesday, October 27th, 7-8pm, EVERYONE IS WELCOME - Mandarin and Spanish translation will be available.
No matter whether you're choosing Hybrid or Full Distance Learning, online learning will continue to play a big part in your child's school experience. To help our families, we're partnering with Challenge Success to provide practical advice on what you can do to support your child's well-being and engagement with learning at home. In addition, we will talk about how parents can assist their children during this time of transition as they move to new learning models, teachers, and classmates. So please join us for what will be an informative evening! To register for the event please click on the link below:


Community Announcements

Vote Yes on Measure O
Call to Action: Donate online, endorse, advocate! 
Volunteers needed to place lawn signs in your school neighborhood. Be a volunteer to help get the word out to voters. Lawn sign and precinct walkers (to get out flyers to each home/business) are needed. Please reach out to fellow parent volunteers: Randolph Tsien at or Laura Stark at or  The PTA Council supports Yes On O!  For almost 20 years, our local parcel tax has generated over $15 million in locally-controlled funding to keep our schools strong. This essential local funding is set to expire soon. Vote YES on Measure O, a parcel tax renewal measure that has been placed on the November 2020 ballot to ensure our schools continue receiving critical funding. 


Safe Routes to School
Walk and Roll to School 2020
No matter your learning environment, families, neighborhoods, and schools are invited to participate in Walk to School celebrations this year. During the ensuing weeks as more grades open, consider these 20 ideas to help encourage your school to celebrate Walking to School in 2020


Literacy and the Science of Reading
Wednesday, October 28th 5:00-6:30pm
Ever wondered how kids learn to read, write and spell? Want to better support your child during distance learning? If you are the parent or teacher of an elementary or middle school student who struggles to read or write, whether they are dyslexic or not, please join us for a session with two Stanford professors to hear: How does the reading brain work from a neuroscience perspective, and how do we apply what neuroscience has discovered to develop strong readers & writers? Organized by the Palo Alto CAC and PTA Council. Join Webinar here:

Meeting ID: 898 6386 4534   Passcode: 330632 or Dial by your phone +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)  More info at  


October Is Dyslexia Awareness Month 
Do you have a reluctant or struggling reader or writer? 1 in 5 children have learning differences, and only a subset may be identified. Strong reading ability changes lives.

For more information - Contact us or


NEW! You're Invited to a Halloween Trunk or Treat Drive-Thru & Parade
Saturday, October 31st 4-8pm
Gunn High School Parking Lot, 780 Arastradero Road
PAUSD families are cordially invited to a Trunk or Treat Drive-Thru & Parade on October 31st from 4-8 PM. Your family is invited to drive through the Gunn High School parking lot, see decorated cars, and receive no-touch treat bags (while supplies last). Dress up in costume and decorate your car too if you'd like! This event is hosted for you by the YCS-Interact Club (Youth Community Service), Gunn Student Council, and Gunn PTSA. This is a FREE event but Eventbrite registration is requested.  Please click here to register and for more information. County and district health guidelines will be strictly enforced for the safety of our volunteers and guests. (No pedestrians, bicycles or exiting from cars.) We hope you can join us! For questions contact, or


NEW! PTAC School Board Candidate Forums

Watch the 9/24 School Board Candidate Forum on Secondary education 

Watch the 10/8 School Board Forum co-hosted with the League of Women Voters.

Watch the 10/17 School Board Forum on Equity & Access co-hosted by Palo Alto CAC, PASS and Latino Parent Network.


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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