Addison News - October 3, 2020
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Addison eAdvisor
October 3, 2020


Upcoming Events:

Monday, Oct 12th, 3-5pm 5th Cycle Pick Up/Drop Off
Wednesday, Oct 13th PTA Meeting


NEW! PTA President’s Message

Addison Community:

This week our K/1 families made the decision between Hybrid and Full Distance Learning options. Addison’s results are as follows: 

  • Kindergarten: 60% of students selected hybrid and 40% selected full distance learning
  • Grade 1: 62% of students selected hybrid and 38% selected full distance learning

Principal and school staff are focused on maintaining as much stability as possible for our students, however class assignments are ultimately driven by the learning option decisions made by Addison families. For Kindergarten and Grade 1, current Addison students will remain with the existing teaching teams, although classroom/teacher assignments may shift for some students. In both Kindergarten and Grade 1,  two Addison teachers will be assigned to hybrid learning and one Addison teacher will be assigned to a full distance learning. Hybrid students will begin returning to campus starting on October 12th. 

Principal Boyce hosted a Principal’s Coffee for all grade levels on Friday. If you were unable to make the meeting or are interested in reviewing the information, a recording is available HERE. The presentation is available HERE.

Wishing you all health,

Lauren Williams
PTA President


NEW! Counseling is Foundational
From classroom aides, to CASSY counselors, to college and career guidance, PiE funds support counseling, support, and wellness for every age at every PAUSD school. Every dollar makes a difference. Donate, pledge, or learn more about PiE today.


Community Announcements

NEW! 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.

Learn about structured literacy instruction - Join the Webinar: Beyond the Phonics Fights - Register for the Oct 15th webinar with Emily Hanford    For more information - Contact us or


NEW! School Board Forum co-hosted with the League of Women Voters
Thursday, Oct 8, 6:30-8:30pm 
Zoom link for the League-sponsored candidate forum.  Candidate Forum web page or School Board Forum link


NEW! Elementary School Board Forum
Wednesday, Oct 14, 6:30-9:30pm 
Join us and learn about the candidates for PAUSD school board.  Now is your chance to have your questions about PAUSD governance answered by every candidate. Submit your questions here.

Join the Webinar Here. 

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NEW! School Board Candidate Forum on Educational Equity & Access: the Achievement Gap and Special Education
Saturday, Oct 17, 3-5 pm
The event is jointly sponsored by PTA Council (PTAC), Palo Alto Community Advisory Committee for Special Education (CAC), the Latino Parent Network (LPN), and Parent Advocates for Student Success (PASS). 

Join the webinar Here.

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NEW! SAFE USE OF TECHNOLOGY - Children and Distance Learning

Navigate the challenges of increased and unavoidable digital usage during distance learning: Click Here to learn a few, easy-to-use tips to safeguard children’s health by maintaining safe use of technology at home. Fact sheet, references and research from best practices from children’s digital study environments: American Academy of Pediatrics, Mayo Clinic, Harvard health study, Environmental Health Trust, Parents for Safe Technology, Children’s Screen time Action Network, Commonsense Media, Apple and Microsoft Support.  Questions/ Info email:


NEW! Flu Vaccine and Pandemic
Because of the pandemic this year, it's more important than ever to consider getting the flu vaccine for your children and family members.  For more information on the influenza vaccine CLICK HERE.


NEW! Green Tip! Food Waste
When we waste food, we waste the resources used to produce the food, too. Plan meals, with space for lunches and leftovers, for how much your family eats. Before you plan or shop, look in the fridge, and bring to the front things that need to be used up fast. Encourage kids to take only what they can eat, and then get more if they want. Serve leftovers for snack, freeze them, repurpose them and finally, compost them. More tips here: International Day of Awareness on Food Loss and Waste Reduction


NEW! Pumpkin Decorating with Gamble Gardens
Saturday, Oct 24th 10-11am, via ZOOM
No trick-or-treating this year has your kids in a Halloween slump?  Do something fun.  Learn to decorate a pumpkin using the beautiful Indian art of mehndi.  This live Zoom class is taught by Priti Aggarwal, an acclaimed mehndi artist.  Design an unbelievable Halloween pumpkin using custom-made henna paste free from chemicals or dyes.  No carving required.  $40/student.  Recommended ages 8 - 18, but fun for the entire family.  All supplies (pumpkin and henna) provided and must be picked up at Gamble Garden in Palo Alto.

Register Today:


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

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Addison Elementary School
650 Addison Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Phone: 650-322-5935
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