Addison News - September 6, 2020
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Addison eAdvisor
September 6, 2020


Upcoming Events:

Monday, Sept 7 NO SCHOOL - Labor Day Holiday
Tuesday, Sept 8, 8:30 - 9:30am PTA Meeting (Zoom)
Monday, Sept 14 3-5pm 3rd Cycle Pick Up/Drop Off Grades K-5


NEW! PTA President’s Message
Addison Community:

Thank you to all of our families that were able to attend our Principal/ PTA/ PiE Back-to-School Night presentation this week. If you were not able to attend and would like to watch the recorded presentation, please click here

I hope everyone is enjoying the long weekend. As a reminder, there is no school on Monday, September 7th. School resumes on Tuesday starting with the first learning block - there is no school-wide assembly this week. 

Wishing you all health,
Lauren Williams
PTA President


NEW! Don’t Delay - Last days of PiE Challenge Grant
Join our community in supporting PiE today! Your donations make a difference in the education and wellbeing of all of our students. PiE funds go to every PAUSD school and help principals to staff programs in wellness and counseling,  the arts, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Learn how PiE dollars support your child's school:

Donate or pledge now to double your impact. Gifts and pledges made by Sept 8th will be matched by a $500,000 Back-To-School Challenge Grant. Donate today at



NEW! Help Addison Teacher Evacuated due to CZU Fires
Mrs. Deutsch and her family were evacuated due to the CZU fires. Thankfully her family and home are all safe, however they have a lot of work ahead of them to get back to normal. Please help if you can! GoFundMe for Mrs. Deutsch & Family

NEW! A Student’s Guide to Safe Biking
Our Safe Routes team shared this AWESOME LEGO presentation on safe biking practices. With the 3rd grade Bike Rodeo postponed until the spring, this is a great refresher on bike safety for all students in all grades. With more bikes on the road now, this is a great reminder for all families!  

Community Announcements

NEW!  Learning Continuity Plan Community Meeting - Thu, Sept 10th @ 5pm

PAUSD - Dr. Judy Argumedo, Director of Academic Supports will hold the second LCP (Learning Continuity Plan) Virtual Community Meeting on Thursday, September 10th at 5:00 pm.  The meeting agenda includes: Information on LCP, Stakeholder questions, Feedback

La Senora Judy Argumedo llevara a cabo la segunda reunion comunitaria el nieces, 10 de septiembre, 5:00-6:30pm. La agenda es - informacion sobre el plan de LCP -preguntas 

All Stakeholders Invited:  Join Zoom Meeting LCP Community Meeting

Meeting ID: 955 6228 9480

PAUSD-學術支持總監Judy Argumedo博士將於9月10日(星期四)下午5:00舉行第二次LCP(學習連續性計劃)虛擬社區會議。會議議程包括:有關LCP的信息,利益相關方的問題,反饋

加入Zoom Meeting
會議ID:955 6228 9480


Voting begins when ballots arrive.  Election day is Tue Nov 3. Please pay attention to your ENTIRE ballot. Don’t miss:

  • PAUSD Parcel Tax (Vote for Measure “O”)
  • School Board & City Council Elections
  • 11 Propositions.  [State PTA positions]

REGISTER and VOTE  Questions? or

School Board Candidate Forums
Thurs. Oct. 8,  6:30 - 8:30 pm  School Board Forum co-hosted with the League of Women Voters - register here
Sat. Oct 17 3-5pm School Board Candidate Forum on Educational Equity & Access: the Achievement Gap and Special Education
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).  For questions, contact or 

Vote to Support for Measure O
PTA Council Executive Board supports Yes On O! Our Palo Alto schools are among the best in the state and nation, thanks to dedicated teachers, high-quality academics, and rich and varied programs to support and enrich our children’s growth.  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. If we don’t renew our local parcel tax, our budget would be cut and our teachers, staff and programs could face devastating losses.  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 this critical funding. For more information please visit the website or email


NEW! CENSUS For All Families and Community Stakeholders
2020 is an important year for all Californians. It's the once-per-decade time that every person in America is counted in the U.S. Census. The census asks questions that provide a snapshot of our community, state and the nation. The census affects Federal funding, and much more.  Learn more! You have the power to shape the future for the children of California. If you haven't yet been counted, please do it right away.  Questions?

NEW!  $20 Off After School Art classes from Pacific Art League
Classes beginning after Labor Day - register now: Pacific Art League - Youth Art Academy

This fall, students can go on an after school art adventure. Self-expression… inspiration from famous artists… STEAM… nature… and their own personal experiences. Brought to you by the Pacific Art League. Plus, Addison’s own fabulous Spectra Art teacher Andi Werboff is teaching two classes this Fall: Drawing Madness and Pop and Street Art. Use promocode fallpromo20 for $20 off your class registration.

Junior Museum Science Outdoors, September 8th - December 17th

The Palo Alto Junior Museum is offering outdoor fall science programming for 1st-5th graders beginning early September after school in our beautiful local open spaces. Activity sites include Baylands Preserve, Arastradero Preserve, and Foothills Park meeting Tuesday or Wednesday afternoons for two hours. In this Junior Museum Science Outdoors program, your child will learn about the unique plants, animals, and the ecology of a special place, while enjoying the beauty and adventure that local wild spaces have to offer. Registration is open now. Minimal enrollment must be met to run the programs. Social distancing, masks, and other health and safety protocols will be maintained. To learn more, or to register, please visit:; 650-329-2111


Saturday, September 19th, 10-11am Zoom registration here   $40/student
Supplement your child's school art curriculum. Remember when you did macrame? It's making a comeback!  Learn to design, knot and create a macrame plant hanger for your pandemic garden. Choose a free 4" potted succulent from Gamble Garden's "Plant Shop" to put into your completed macrame hanger. This live one-hour Zoom class is taught by Lexi Bakkar, an artist based in Sonoma, California. All supplies provided and can either be picked up at Gamble Garden or mailed directly to your home (for an additional $10 fee). Recommended for ages 10-18 years (parents can join if child needs assistance). Fun for the entire family!


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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