Addison News - October 27, 2019
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Addison eAdvisor
October 27, 2019


Calendar: Upcoming Addison Events
Thu, Oct. 31                Halloween Breakfast & Parade, 7:45-9:20am
Mon, Nov. 11              No School, Veterans Day Holiday
Tue, Nov. 12               PTA Meeting, 8:20am AKC 1 Classroom
Addison Google Calendar 

NEW! Principal’s Message     
Dear Addison Families,

We’ve had an exciting week celebrating Unity Day and practicing our Disaster Drill procedures.  In preparation for Unity Day, I told the students at our school-wide Monday assembly that what I love about Addison is our differences.  Some students have strengths in math, reading, soccer and others have strengths in patience, reflection, and being a good listener.  We acknowledged that what we all have in common is being part of the Addison community and working on kindness, inclusion, and appreciating our differences.
On Unity Day, all the students participated in a school-wide activity either drawing or writing what it means to be kind and/or inclusive.  We hung the school-wide chain on the Kindergarten fence near the corner of Addison and Webster.  Hopefully you’ve had the chance to read some of the student’s thoughts.

Our Disaster Drill went well on Thursday. The students were patient and cooperative as we evacuated the building and formed our emergency teams to practice procedures.  As a reminder, if we had a large earthquake and had to evacuate the buildings, all students would need to be picked up at the gate near the corner of Middlefield/ Lincoln.

I hope you can join us this Thursday for our annual Halloween Parade!  On Oct 31, please come to our annual Halloween Breakfast from 7:45-8:15am near the field and play structure.  At approximately 8:30am, the Halloween Parade will begin at room 15.  The 5th graders will lead the parade as we make our way to the Kindergarten classes.  After picking up our last class from room 3, all students will walk out to the field for performances and a costume showcase.  There will be a parent viewing area identified with signs and cones on the field so please stay in that area to view the event.  Please keep the hallways and path to the field along the green fence open.  Remind your child to leave toy weapons and fake blood at home so that all students feel safe on this day.  Finally, if your child does not want to participate in the Halloween activities, please email me ASAP as we have made special arrangements for non-participation.  Thank you for your cooperation and we look forward to seeing you next week!
Amanda Boyce

New! Spirit Wear Deliveries     
Spirit Wear orders placed through the “One Payment Form” will be delivered this week to student classrooms (oldest child in each family will receive the order). In some cases items were not in stock and had to be ordered separately. If your order falls into this category, you will receive an email from with more information.

Candy for Troops - Collection on Fri, Nov. 1 at Addison     
The day after Halloween donate your leftover Halloween trick-or-treat candy to  Candy For Troops. We will have donation boxes outside the Addison office Fri, Nov. 1. Please do not bring homemade candy, cookies, or Pixie Stix. Candy will be donated to Operation Shoebox and Operation Gratitude. If you have any questions, please contact Ana Picazo ( 

Parking Reminder    
Please be conscious of parking around school and do not block driveways or parking lot spaces, especially on Addison Ave by the Webster Woods Apartments. Please be respectful of our neighbors around our school. If you are driving to school, please plan extra time to find a safe parking spot.

Community Announcements

**NEW**STOP VAPING: Harming Our Kids     
Palo Alto PTA Council urges all parents and guardians to self-educate on the dangers of vaping related illness and deaths as well as the addictiveness of vaping tobacco products.  See the Fact Sheet. 

**NEW**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. 

PAUSD Middle School Theatre presents THE ADDAMS FAMILY    
Fri, Nov .1, 7pm Sat, Nov. 2, 2pm & 7pm Sun, Nov. 3, 2pm JLS 480 E Meadow Dr

PAUSD middle school drama departments join forces to present you a fun wacky musical adventure, a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family, featuring an original story live on stage.  Tickets are $5 for children (8th grade & younger) and $10 for adults, available for purchase at the door.

**NEW**An Evening with Jonathan Mooney     
Tue, Oct. 29, 6:30-8pm Paly Haymarket Theater, Palo Alto High School

Children's Health Council's (CHC) event with Jonathan Mooney (Normal Sucks: How to Live,Learn and Thrive Outside the Lines) has been moved to Haymarket Theater at Paly 10/29 6:30-8pm so to accommodate more attendees.  PAUSD staff had the chance to hear Mr. Mooney at the October Professional Development Day.  This event is FREE but you must reserve your seat.

**NEW**Award Winning Gunn Concert Choir, Treble Choir & Chamber Singers     
Sun, Nov. 3, 7 pm, Grace Lutheran Church, 3149 Waverley Street, Palo Alto

The award winning Gunn Concert Choir, Treble Choir and Chamber Singers, led by William Liberatore and Angelina Fitzhugh, will perform a wide variety of choral literature including renaissance, baroque, classical, jazz, gospel, and music from countries around the world including South America and Macedonia.  Tickets will be available at the door $7 for adults, $5 for children on in advance from any Gunn Choir member.

**NEW**Santa Clara Valley Water 101 Academy     
The Water 101 Academy is a program for community members who want to gain an understanding of local water issues, existing opportunities and challenges in the water industry, and current or future projects going on in their local communities.  The program begins February 2020 at Valley Water headquarters and includes six mandatory evening sessions (dinner will be provided), including a Saturday field tour of various Valley Water facilities.  Applications can be found online.  Questions about the program or application or nomination can be sent to or call us at 408-630-2333.

Palo Alto High School Cheer and Dance Teams Fundraiser-Gizdich Ranch Pies!     
The best part of the holidays is sharing amazing meals and desserts with friends and family.   This holiday season, the Paly Dance & Cheer teams are selling farm fresh pies from Gizdich Ranch in Watsonville. The Apple, Two Berry, and Pumpkin pies are $20 each, or 3 for $55.  They will be available for pickup in person outside of the Tower Building at Paly on Mon, Dec. 9th from 3-7pm, or we are happy to deliver them to you that day for an extra $5.  Pies arrive frozen and baking instructions are included, so order several and enjoy them throughout the season!  Download and print order form: Pie Order Form Deadline to order is Fri, Nov.  15th, so please put your orders in early.  Thank you in advance for your support to help pay for our team expenses-we really appreciate it!  Please contact for more information.

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Principal: Amanda Boyce
PTA President: Lauren Williams

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