Progress Reports and Office Hours

Mon, Jun 3 4:12pm

Dear Families,   Hope you had an enjoyable first day of summer break with your kids!   Progress reports for the final trimester are now available through Infinite Campus.  The directions for accessing ... [More]

Minimum Day tomorrow / Lost and Found Closet to be emptied

Thu, May 30 10:09am

Hi Addison Families~ Tomorrow, Friday May 31st is a MINIMUM DAY - school ends at 1:15pm. Please pick up your child at that time.   Also, we want to remind you that the Lost and Found Closet near Room ... [More]

Seeking Feedback on Spring 2019 After School Activities

Thu, May 30 8:34am

If your child participated in any Addison after school activities this past spring, please consider giving us  feedback via this short form.   We are in the process of coordinating after school activi ... [More]

Wednesday- FIELD DAY

Tue, May 28 9:10am

Dear Addison Families,   Tomorrow the Addison students are participating in Field Day!  Thank you to all the parent volunteers who have signed up.  We still have a couple open spots that need to be fi ... [More]

Parent Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast May 24 7:45am-9:30am

Thu, May 23 2:54pm

Parents~ Please join us tomorrow morning for treats to celebrate YOU and all you do for Addison students and teachers!  The year end Principal Coffee will follow our breakfast. We look forward to seei ... [More]

Correction: Last Chance to Purchase a Yearbook!

Wed, May 22 12:01pm

Please note the correct email link below. We apologize for the error.    Did you forget to order a yearbook at the beginning of the school year? Don't stress - here's your second chance!  Yearbooks ca ... [More]

Last Chance to Purchase a Yearbook!

Wed, May 22 9:54am

Did you forget to order a yearbook at the beginning of the school year? Don't stress - here's your second chance!  Yearbooks can be purchased for $25 per book using the link below or by completing a y ... [More]

Upcoming events at Addison this week!

Mon, May 13 1:13pm

There are three important events taking place at Addison this week.  First up is the Special PTA Meeting on Tuesday, May 14th at 8:30 AM in the AKC Portable to vote in next year's board. We need at le ... [More]

Youth Art Show at the Palo Alto Art Center

Thu, May 9 9:31pm

Come and be inspired at the Youth Art Show, which is on display at the Palo Alto Art Center until May 19th.     Enjoy drawings, painting, sculptures, ceramics and more from PAUSD students from Kinderg ... [More]

Today - 1:15 Dismissal and Office Closing at 1:30pm

Wed, May 8 8:53am

Just a reminder today is 1:15 dismissal and the office will be closing at 1:30 due to the Staff Appreciation Lunch.

Play like you mean it!!! FIELD DAY is Wednesday May 29th!!!!!!!!

Fri, May 3 4:10pm

Hello Parents,   Want an opportunity to connect with your "inner child?"   Looking for an opportunity to lead kids in such fun-sounding activities as Germ Ball, Topple Ball, Clean Up Your Room, Mop Ba ... [More]

May Fete Parade Information

Wed, May 1 10:28am

MAY FETE PARADE INFORMATION   SATURDAY MAY 4th Arrival time:  9:30am to line up - parade starts promptly at 10am Addison Elementary School, Group #24 Staging Location: parking lot next to Pizza My Hea ... [More]

Save the Date!

Tue, Apr 30 6:33pm

Save the Date- Addison School will once again be participating in the Annual May Fete Parade this Saturday, May 4th!  The theme is "Happy 125th Birthday Palo Alto".  Last weekend, time capsules were o ... [More]

Mendocino Farms Grand Opening--all proceeds benefit Addison!

Mon, Apr 22 8:48pm

On Tuesday, April 30th, from 5 - 7:30pm, the new Mendocino Farms restaurant at 167 Hamilton Avenue is having a soft launch to welcome Addison families. The restaurant is generously hosting a Pay What ... [More]

Palo Alto Council of PTAs Honorary Service Award - Lesley & Peter Phillips

Fri, Apr 19 12:14pm

Each year the  Palo Alto Council of PTAs honors outstanding volunteers at the Honorary Service Awards Reception. Addison's honorees this year are Lesley and Peter Phillips.   The  Phillips' commitment ... [More]

Inquiry Fair- Tomorrow!

Thu, Apr 18 9:38am

Dear Addison Families,   As previously communicated, we are having our annual Inquiry Fair tomorrow.  There are changes from previous years due to construction and space.  Please see reminders below r ... [More]

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Lunch

Thu, Apr 18 7:37am

It's time to celebrate our teachers & staff at the annual appreciation lunch on Wednesday, May 8th.  We need your help to make this day special.    Please use the link below to sign up. 5th grade pare ... [More]

Site Council Parents Needed!

Mon, Apr 15 4:47pm

Dear Addison Families,   As we prepare for the next school year, it's time to fill our parent positions for the 2019-20  School Site Council (SSC).  SSC is a parent leadership group that meets monthly ... [More]

Principal's Coffee 4/12

Thu, Apr 11 5:37pm

Dear Addison Family,   Just a reminder that the Principal's Coffee is scheduled tomorrow at 8:15am in the Library.  I plan to provide updates on construction and end of the year activities and explore ... [More]

Don't Forget - Today is Early Dismissal at 1:15pm

Fri, Mar 29 8:13am

1:15pm Early Dismissal This Friday

Wed, Mar 27 11:13am

Just a reminder that this Friday, March 29 is a minimum day.  Dismissal is at 1:15pm and the office will be closing at 2:00pm.  Be sure to make plans for your student to be picked up on time.

Enrollment Survey for 2019-20 School Year Due Tommorrow, Friday

Thu, Mar 21 11:19am

If you have not already done so, this is just a reminder that the Enrollment Survey for 2019-20 is due tomorrow.  (This includes rising 5th graders indicating if you are staying in PAUSD)   Attached i ... [More]

Principal's Coffee- Postponed to 4/12

Tue, Mar 19 11:40am

Dear Addison Families,   As I mentioned in one of my previous newsletters, our Superintendent has been visiting schools to meet with staff and parents this year.  I wanted you to have the opportunity ... [More]

Student Safety

Thu, Mar 14 4:13pm

Dear Addison Families,   I'm sending this message with concern about how students are coming to and leaving school.  This week, two different staff members told me about students running across Middle ... [More]

Lincoln Ave.

Mon, Mar 11 7:52pm

Dear Addison Families,   Hope you enjoyed your long weekend!   Earlier today there was an accident on Lincoln that damaged a utility pole on the school side of Lincoln between Byron and Middlefield. A ... [More]

Progress Reports/ Informe de Progreso

Thu, Mar 7 10:40am

Dear Addison Families,   This is a reminder that Progress Reports (report cards) will be available to view online via Infinite Campus on Friday, March 8 @ 3pm.  Please let your teacher know if you'd l ... [More]

Bike Mobile Tomorrow 1:30-4:30

Tue, Mar 5 2:55pm

The Bike Mobile will be here at Addison tomorrow ,1:30-4:40,  rain or shine!

Sign up for new after school activities in spring!

Sat, Mar 2 2:56pm

The list of after school activities for spring 2019 has been updated.  Run for Fun, Starfire Math, Jackrabbit Running Track Club, and Hands on Science (spring session) will start in April.   New progr ... [More]

Free Bike Repair – Back at Addison!

Fri, Mar 1 3:06pm

Calling all bike riders!   Wed March 6th, Bike Mobile will be back at Addison: 1:30 - 4:30 near Lincoln Ave gate.   Bike Mobile provides FREE tune-ups and repairs to all Addison community bike riders. ... [More]

Family Science Night start time is 6:30 tonight

Thu, Feb 28 4:41pm

Dear Addison Community,   Apologies for the confusion!  I incorrectly listed Family Science Night on the Addison calendar as starting at 6 pm tonight.  In fact, it will start at 6:30 pm and run until ... [More]

Reminder: Addison's Family Science Night will be held at Walter Hayes Elementary

Tue, Feb 26 8:59pm

Family Science Night is this Thursday, February 28, from 6:30-8 pm    The Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose will be providing docents to lead Addison's Family Science Night this Thursday evening ... [More]

Reminder: K-2 Iceskating Party tomorrow night

Tue, Feb 19 8:04pm

Who: Addison students in grades K-2 What: Iceskating and pizza Where: The Winter Lodge When: 5:30 to 7:30 pm   Please help make this party run smoothly by volunteering to sell tickets or serve food.  ... [More]

Nathan's Cart is coming to Addison - Your help is needed!

Mon, Feb 4 10:53am

Addison Families & Friends - As Principal Boyce shared at the end of 2018, "Nathan's Cart" is coming to Addison. This positive memorial has been made possible by the imagination, creative spirit, pass ... [More]

Important Updates- Next Week

Fri, Jan 18 11:42am

Dear Addison Families,   I wanted to update you on a couple things before our long weekend. (As a reminder, schools are closed on Monday, Jan. 21, in honor of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday).   On ... [More]

School Holiday is Monday, January 21

Fri, Jan 11 10:02am

Unfortunately there was a misprint on the Activity Calendar that went home this week.  The school holiday for Martin Luther King Day is Monday, January 21.   We DO have school on Monday Jan 14.

Welcome Back!/ Friday Events

Tue, Jan 8 1:54pm

Dear Addison Families,   Welcome back to school and Happy New Year! I hope you and your families had an enjoyable Winter Break.  It was great to hear the laughter and stories of students and staff mem ... [More]

Thank You

Mon, Jan 7 3:22pm

Dear Addison Families, This will be my 6th Happy year at Addison.  I've welcomed several newborns and watched kindergartners graduate 5th grade and every single child and parent are happy and loving a ... [More]

Many thanks to all who contributed to fund for Judy!

Wed, Jan 2 8:08pm

Dear Addison Community-   I hope you all are having a peaceful and rejuvenating holiday break.  I am pleased to announce that because of your kindness and generosity, our crossing guard, Judy, receive ... [More]

Happy Holidays/ Early Dismissal @ 1:15pm

Fri, Dec 21 11:03am

Dear Addison Families,   Holiday cheer and goodwill are in the air as we prepare for the Winter Break.  This is a reminder that students are dismissed at 1:15pm today.   Thank you for all the wonderfu ... [More]

Reminder: wear class colors tomorrow for Inclusion Week rainbow!

Thu, Dec 13 8:59am

As we conclude Inclusion Week at Addison, each class will wear a designated color of the rainbow tomorrow, Friday, December 14th. The classes will organize for a school-wide rainbow photo in the morni ... [More]

Fund for crossing guard Judy

Tue, Dec 11 8:20am

Dear Addison community-   Anyone who has to cross Middlefield Road while walking, biking or scootering to school knows Judy, the crossing guard.  I am sure all of you appreciate that she keeps you and ... [More]

Books Inc Night Tonight! 5-8 pm

Wed, Dec 5 9:31am

Pick up holiday gifts at Books Inc and 20% of all your purchases will be donated to Addison PTA.   Tonight! Wednesday, December 5th from 5 to 8 pm Books Inc., Town & Country Village   Come early for r ... [More]

Sign up for new after school activities!

Mon, Dec 3 8:28pm

  The list of after school activities for winter/spring 2019 has been updated.  The programs include most of the activities from this past fall and a new program, a Peninsula Youth Theatre drama class ... [More]

Family Giving Tree Holiday Wish Drive

Tue, Nov 27 3:09pm

Addison is hosting a Family Giving Tree Holiday Wish Drive this season. Gift tags have been posted in the front office. Please assist your child in taking a gift tag (or send a note allowing them to t ... [More]

Update- Air Quality- Schools Open Tomorrow

Thu, Nov 15 7:09pm

Dear Addison Families,   I know you must be reading news reports regarding school districts and independent schools closing tomorrow due to poor air quality.  We had a Principals Meeting with our Supe ... [More]

Fundraiser for the Fires

Wed, Nov 14 8:37am

Dear Addison Families,   In response to the devastation caused by the Northern California Camp Fire, Addison’s Student Council launched a fundraiser this morning.  I made an announcement to all studen ... [More]

Air Quaility

Fri, Nov 9 8:06am

Dear Addison Families, I've received a couple emails regarding Air Quality and we are closely monitoring the levels and adapting accordingly. For now, the current air quality is classified as Orange o ... [More]

Thursday and Friday Morning at Before Drop-Off

Wed, Nov 7 10:29am

Addison Families, Please Join PiE on Thursday and Friday Mornings!!   Thursday, November 8th 7:30 to 8:15 am On the blacktop near room 21, Bill Gutoff PiE Funded Science Educator, Palo Alto Junior Mus ... [More]

PiE- Challenge Grant

Mon, Nov 5 10:53am

Dear Addison Families,   I am writing to you with a special message about Palo Alto Partners in Education (PiE). If you have already donated to PiE this year, I am grateful for your support and thank ... [More]

Halloween Breakfast

Tue, Oct 30 2:51pm

Just a reminder that the Halloween Breakfast will be set up by the Basketball Court/Play Structure at 7:45am.  The parade will follow at 8:20 on the field with parent viewing area outside the circle t ... [More]

Post Addison Auction Fire Sale & Collection of Purchased Items

Fri, Oct 26 11:43am

Thank you everyone who bid on the Online Auction and attended the 'Welcome to the Jungle' event.    We will be distributing physical items Tuesday, 0ct 30th and Friday, Nov 2nd from 8am to 8:30am at t ... [More]

29 hours to go until Online Auction closes!

Fri, Oct 19 10:58am

Please go to to bid!   All items, teacher & staff donations and family & kids parties, are auctioned online. The Online Auction closes  at 4pm on Saturday Oct 20th ... [More]

THURSDAY- sirens

Wed, Oct 17 7:19pm

Dear Addison Community,   I was just made aware of a Palo Alto Police notification sent earlier today.  I wanted to forward it so you would not feel alarmed (no pun intended!) if you heard the sirens ... [More]

Construction Update- THURSDAY

Tue, Oct 16 7:25pm

Dear Addison Families,   At my weekly construction meeting today, I received an important update.  Concrete is scheduled to be poured in the foundations this Thursday, October 18th.  A pump truck will ... [More]

Online Auction Bidding in Now Open!

Sun, Oct 14 9:03am

Please go to to start bidding   Online Bidding is open to all (even if you can't make it to the event )   All Items, Teacher & Staff Donations, Family and Kids Par ... [More]

Disaster Drill- Parent Volunteers Needed

Thu, Oct 11 3:38pm

Dear Addison Families,   On Wednesday, Oct. 17, Addison will participate in the district-wide Disaster Drill @ 10:45am.  The drill will last approximately forty-five minutes so our staff can practice ... [More]

Auction - October 20

Thu, Oct 11 2:59pm

It has come to our attention that the October Student Activity Calendar has the auction on the incorrect date.  The correct date is Saturday, October 20 from 6-10pm at Lucie Stern. Hope to see you there!

No School For Students On Friday, October 5

Tue, Oct 2 9:43am

Just a reminder that Friday is a Staff Development Day so there is no school for students. Have a good long weekend!

Water System Test Results

Fri, Sep 28 2:20pm

September 26, 2018   Dear Addison Elementary School Parents and Staff:   Maintaining safe and healthy schools is a high priority in our district.  Assembly Bill 746 contains statutory requirements for ... [More]

Update for Addison Community-Project Planned at 980 Middlefield

Wed, Sep 26 7:32pm

The project at 980 Middlefield (the old mortuary across from Addison) will be discussed at the October 1st City Council meeting. It will be a pre-screening hearing with Council to discuss a zoning cha ... [More]

Book Fair volunteers needed

Thu, Sep 20 1:41pm

It takes a village!   We need volunteers to assist students, work the floor, and operate cash registers.  Any amount of time you can give is truly appreciated.   Please check out our Book Fair Volunte ... [More]

Book Fair in the Library

Thu, Sep 20 8:49am

The Addison Library will be hosting the Book Fair all next week! Due to this, today Thursday is the last day to check out books. We will begin checking out books again Monday, October 1st. The Book Fa ... [More]

Auction Tickets and Childcare (thats fun, cheap and close by!)

Thu, Sep 13 1:15pm

We are excited to tell you that these adult parties are confirmed for this year's Auction:   Pub Trivia, Dad's Poker, Bad Moms Night, Moms Bollywood Night   Bid on spots at these parties ONLY at the A ... [More]

Principal's Coffee!

Wed, Sep 12 11:35am

Dear Addison Families,   This Friday, Sept. 14,  PTA and I will be hosting a Principal's Coffee in the Library after drop off @ 8:20am.  I love the opportunity to spend time with parents in a casual v ... [More]

Free Tickets- Tuolumne River Film Festival

Tue, Sep 11 9:51am

Dear Addison Families,   The annual Tuolumne River Film Festival is this weekend.  One of the films will be a segment of “Water from the Wilderness” that features 4th grade Addison students from last ... [More]

One Payment Form - Reminder!

Thu, Sep 6 8:55pm

If you haven't had a chance to complete Addison's One-Payment-Form there is still time! You can complete the form online by clicking here  or complete a paper form  & submit payment to the school offi ... [More]

Auction Information

Thu, Aug 30 10:31am

Addison Families,   Great to see everyone at the back to school night! Here’s a summary and link for the Addison Auction:   Addison Auction - 20th October 2018 Time - 6 pm - 10 pm Location - Lucie Ste ... [More]

Sign Up For After School Activities

Mon, Aug 27 8:09pm

The list of After School Activities for Fall 2018 has been updated.  There are several new classes and many previously-listed classes have updated locations.  Please visit http://addison.paloaltopta.o ... [More]

Picture Day Friday

Thu, Aug 23 2:56pm

Don't forget-tomorrow is Picture Day!

Please register for Konstella!

Mon, Aug 20 9:05am

The Addison community is an active one with lots of events, announcements, initiatives and volunteer opportunities. To help keep everyone informed in the most effective way possible, the Addison PTA h ... [More]