Mon, Jun 4 12:37pm

Dear AMAZING PEOPLE!!   Note: I say people not parents.  You were amazing people BEFORE you became amazing parents and THAT is why you are amazing parents!   Thank you So very much for the incredibly ... [More]

End of School Year Information

Thu, May 31 4:41pm

Dear Addison Families,   It's hard to believe tomorrow is the last day of school.  The students have changed in so many positive ways and I was so honored to witness and support their growth this past ... [More]

Field Day- Last Call!

Tue, May 22 9:32am

Hello Parents,   We still need a few more volunteers for Field Day! It's our last big event of the year and all the kids look forward to it.  It would be great to have a few more volunteers, so that w ... [More]

Principal's Coffee Reminder

Thu, May 17 3:50pm

Just a reminder that tomorrow morning , Friday May 18, there is a Principal Coffee with Mrs. Boyce in the MP Room at 8:15am.   Co-hosting will be our Construction Project Managers to give an update on ... [More]

Construction and Principal's Coffee

Wed, May 9 4:45pm

Dear Addison Families,   We have great news about the Addison School Modernization Project.    Last night the PAUSD Board of Education approved the project funding so a Notice of Award will go out to ... [More]

Field Day 2018- PLEASE SIGN UP!

Tue, May 8 7:50pm

Dear Addison Families,   Please see the following message from Ben and Ana, our Field Day Coordinators.  PLEASE NOTE that there was an error in the May Activity Calendar: Field Day is on Wednesday, Ma ... [More]

Spring Books Inc Night - Wednesday May 9th, 5-8 pm

Tue, May 8 9:40am

Books Inc.  Fundraising Night!   Stock your shelves for summer reading!   We’ll be there to greet you with some yummy treats! 20% of all purchases are donated to Addison PTA!   Wednesday, May 9th from 5 to 8pm

May Fete Parade Float and Parade Route Details

Tue, May 1 1:06pm

Dear Addison Parents,   May Fete Parade float decorating and parade details:   Come join Addison students this Wednesday, May 2nd and Friday, May 4th during lunchtime to help decorate the Addison floa ... [More]


Fri, Apr 27 11:41am

Dear Addison Families,   With many events and things happening at Addison during this busy time of year, I thought I'd send a reminder about two items that were previously communicated and that are du ... [More]

2018-19 Open School Site Council (SSC) Positions

Fri, Apr 20 11:37am

Dear Addison Families,   Once again it's time to fill our parent positions for the 2018-19 School Site Council (SSC).  SSC is a school community leadership group that meets monthly to discuss faciliti ... [More]

National anthem rehearsal dates and music links

Fri, Apr 20 9:06am

Hello everyone,   Joanna here from the National Anthem team.  Please find attached music links for the National Anthem main melody and harmony.   Please note, any 4th or 5th graders who would like to ... [More]

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Lunch

Thu, Apr 19 12:41pm

Our Teacher & Staff Appreciation lunch is fast approaching on Wed May 9th.  Please use the link below to help with this fun event. Please allow 5th grade parents to sign up as servers.  Thank you in a ... [More]

Used Book Sale continues tomorrow morning and after school!

Wed, Apr 18 6:08pm

The Used Book Sale is continuing tomorrow morning and after school.  We still have lots of fantastic books left and you can't beat our prices anywhere - guaranteed!   When will the book sale happen? T ... [More]

Updated Info Regarding the Celebration of Life for Nathan - Message from the Carlsen Family

Mon, Apr 16 6:21pm

All members of the Addison community - regardless of grade level - as well as their entire family are invited to join the Carlsen family for this service. The service will be child friendly and childr ... [More]

Walk and Roll Week is Coming!

Fri, Apr 13 9:23am

  ADDISON – SPRING into ACTION! Join your fellow Addison community members by encouraging students, families and school staff to walk, bike, scooter or carpool to school next week.   As part of Earth ... [More]

Used Book Fair - Please donate books!

Thu, Apr 12 11:37am

The Used Book Fair needs your books!   Please bring your used children's books to the MP Room before Wednesday April 18th.   All proceeds from the sale will go directly to the charity, Access Books.  ... [More]

Addison Author Visit/Book Ordering

Wed, Apr 11 10:43am

Author Visit and Ordering Books! The deadline to order books for the author visit (Dan Santat and Aaron Reynolds) on April 27th has been extended.  You may now turn your order form in by Friday April ... [More]

Parent Ed Event starting tomorrow: Take it Personally

Tue, Apr 10 11:39am

Addison parents and caregivers are invited to attend the parent ed workshop "Take It Personally: Project Cornerstone's Engaging Workshop for Parents and Caregivers"   A strong family is the best predi ... [More]

Message from the Carlsen Family - Celebration of Life for Nathan

Sun, Apr 8 9:03pm

The Carlsen Family - Isabelle, John and Christina - would like to invite the Addison Community to join them in celebrating Nathan’s life on Saturday April 21, 2018 at 11 am at Menlo Church in Menlo Pa ... [More]

School Dismissal Today at 1:15

Fri, Mar 30 8:56am

Just a reminder that school dismissal today, Friday, is at 1:15pm.   Have a good Spring Break!

Reminder: Math Night - Tonight 6-8 pm @ Addison MP Room

Wed, Mar 28 10:32am

TONIGHT!   Join us for a festive evening of math games that are sure to inspire even the most math-reluctant. This is a hands-on, self paced exploration into the fun of mathematics, with activities fo ... [More]

Two Announcements from our Library

Wed, Mar 28 10:19am

As we get ready for our spring break, two reminders from Ms. Ohanian in the Addison Library:   First, the library has audio books on cd available for check out.  These audio books are great for listen ... [More]

Calling All Addison National Anthem Singers!

Mon, Mar 26 6:00pm

Calling all National Anthem Singers! This event is a blast for the kids (and parents) every year, so please encourage your child to get involved! Especially this year... Joanna's final year!   It's fi ... [More]

Support for the Carlsen Family

Thu, Mar 22 7:21pm

Please consider supporting the Carlsen family by providing a meal.  https://www.takethemameal. com/SCVQ0065   The Carlsen family have additional needs during this difficult time.  If you are intereste ... [More]

After School Activities at Addison

Wed, Mar 21 2:41pm

SIGN UP FOR AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES - SPRING 2018   Some after school activities for Spring 2018 will start from this week.   Please see the link below to sign up for Spring After School Activities.   ... [More]

Addison Schedule Updates and Progress Reports

Wed, Mar 7 9:44am

Dear Addison Families,   We have two changes to our regular schedule.  Please see below: All Kinders are dismissed at 12pm on Friday, 3/9.  Kindergarten teachers are participating in professional deve ... [More]

Family Library Night THIS TUESDAY!

Mon, Mar 5 5:37pm

This Tuesday, March 6th is Read Around the World Day and Family Library Night at Addison from 6:00pm to 7:30pm.  We hope your family can join us at Family Library Night!   If your family speaks anothe ... [More]

Family Science Night this Thursday 6:00-7:30pm

Tue, Feb 20 6:59am

  Join us for Addison’s annual Family Science Night.  This year’s theme is Adventures with Chemistry.  The Children’s Discovery Museum will be at Addison with lots of interactive exhibits.  Conduct yo ... [More]

Project Cornerstone Fundraiser

Tue, Feb 13 1:32pm

Last Week for the Project Cornerstone Fundraiser!   Thank you to everyone who has donated to Addison's Project Cornerstone fundraiser! Unfortunately, the link to donate online in the eAdvisor did not ... [More]

Follow Up: Mountain Lion Sighting

Mon, Feb 5 7:51am

Good Morning All,   Our Superintendent spoke with the PAPD this morning and there have been no further mountain lion sightings yesterday or last night; therefore, we can proceed as usual.   PAPD will ... [More]

Mountain Lion Sightings

Sun, Feb 4 9:44pm

Dear Addison Families,   It was just brought to my attention that there were two mountain lion sightings in the area last night: ... [More]

Code Red Drill Tomorrow

Thu, Feb 1 5:13am

Dear Addison Families,   All PAUSD schools have been asked to conduct a Code Red Drill so ours is scheduled for tomorrow, Feb. 2, @ 1:15pm. The drill should last approximately 30 minutes. This type of ... [More]

Reminder - Ice Skating Parties!

Wed, Jan 31 12:03pm

The Addison Ice Skating Party for Grades 3-5 is TONIGHT at the Winter Lodge from 5:30 to 7:30pm!   If you did not already purchase a ticket, walk-ins for ice skating are welcome!   If you did not alre ... [More]

Great News!

Thu, Jan 25 1:27pm

Dear Addison Families,   Some of you might know that in June 2017, the PAUSD Board voiced their support for creating more inclusive playgrounds at all Palo Alto schools and approved funding for the cr ... [More]

Palo Alto School District - Equity Lecture Series Taking Place Tuesday, January 9th (6-8 PM)

Mon, Jan 8 9:12pm

“Until we have honest dialogue about race and culture in schools for children of color, the educational outcomes for these groups will never change.” ~ Tyrone Howard, Ph.D.   Palo Alto Unified School ... [More]

Letter from Judy, our crossing guard

Mon, Jan 8 1:59pm

Hello Addison Community, Judy, our sweet crossing guard, wrote a note (below) that she wanted us to to share with you. -------------------------------------------------------------- To the Addison Com ... [More]

Minimum day tomorrow Dec 21st (1:15pm dismissal)

Wed, Dec 20 1:44pm

Hello Addison Community~ Just a friendly reminder that tomorrow is a minimum day, classes will be dismissed at 1:15 p.m. and the Addison office will be closed at 2 p.m.   If your child is not attendin ... [More]

Gift for Judy, our crossing guard

Wed, Dec 20 11:31am

Hello Addison Community, Amy Adams asked me to pass along this message: Judy received a holiday goodie bag yesterday containing some holiday foods and a card with $1150, thanks to the generosity of th ... [More]

A message from the Addison Library

Fri, Dec 15 2:48pm

Dear Addison Families, As you are thinking of your winter break plans, please remember a few things....  Students may need some extra books to enjoy some quiet time away from the hustle and bustle of ... [More]

Noon Art This Thursday

Wed, Dec 13 8:36am

Hello Addison Parents,   The last Noon Art for 2017 will take place this Thursday, December 14.  We are looking for parent volunteers to help with the crafts from 11:45am to 12:30 pm tomorrow.   Pleas ... [More]

Holiday gift donations for crossing guard Judy

Mon, Dec 11 1:10pm

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]

Please Support Addison while shopping on Amazon

Sun, Dec 10 4:59pm

Dear Addison Community   Tis the season for giving and Amazon offers an easy way to add to your giving without extra spending.  And, it will directly benefit our own Addison Elementary School.  How co ... [More]

Sad News

Fri, Dec 8 4:46pm

Dear Addison Families,   It is with a heavy heart that I share the news that one of our Addison parents, Essi Makelainen, passed away yesterday.  Essi had a rare and aggressive form of cancer that was ... [More]

Joy is Back!

Tue, Dec 5 10:03pm

Dear Addison Families,   Joy is back!  She had a cough leading up to her scheduled surgery today so after being evaluated, the surgery was postponed until Jan. 2.  Joy will return tomorrow but Nancy i ... [More]

Winter/Spring 2018 After School Programs

Tue, Dec 5 10:27am

SIGN UP FOR AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES - WINTER/SPRING 2018!   Please find the attached flyer with all the updated After School Programs at Addison for Winter/Spring 2018.  The programs include all the a ... [More]

A note from the Addison Library

Wed, Nov 15 5:50pm

A note from Ms Ohanian in the Addison Library....   One thing I am thankful for is the Addison Library and all the materials available for students and parents to check out.  Did you know that we have ... [More]

Principal's Coffee

Tue, Nov 14 1:27pm

Dear Addison Families,   I'd like to personally invite you to the Principal's Coffee this Friday, 11/17, at 8:15am in the Library.  I will spend about 20-30 minutes updating the community on recent or ... [More]

Addison Spirit Wear is Here!

Tue, Nov 7 3:24pm

It's time to show your Addison spirit with the latest Addison Spirit Wear. This year we have the classic blue t-shirt ($10) and the old-school favorite hoodie ($25). We have youth and adult sizes (S-X ... [More]

Candy for Troops Donations this Wednesday

Mon, Oct 30 8:42am

CANDY FOR TROOPS   Halloween is coming soon, and after your student goes trick-or-treating, your house will be bursting with candy! Do your children's teeth and waistlines a favor, and donate your lef ... [More]

Addison Helping Hands - Request for Support

Thu, Oct 26 7:37pm

A message from the Addison Helping Hands team:   Please support the Reyes family.... Daughter Mia (who is a graduate of Addison & current 7th grader at Jordan) will be having back surgery on Nov 13th ... [More]

Parent Ed - Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age - Thursday, October 26th

Wed, Oct 25 8:52pm

Join other PAUSD parents and children tomorrow evening (Thursday, 10/26) for a free screening of Screenagers.  The film deals with the complex realities that families face in the digital age. After th ... [More]

Hooray hooray for Addison Auction Day!

Sat, Oct 21 9:49am

The Addison Auction is TODAY!!  We are excited to see all of you this evening at Lucie Stern in your 80s gear.   If you haven't bought them yet, Auction Tickets are $60 per person at the door.    We a ... [More]

Online auction is live; Auction Party is this Saturday 6-10:30pm

Thu, Oct 19 12:27pm

The online auction is live: .   Both the online auction and the adult party bidding at the event end on Saturday, Oct 21st, at 8pm on the dot!!   Some family and kids par ... [More]

The Online Auction is Open!

Tue, Oct 17 1:37pm

The Online Auction is open! You can bid here:   Many Family and Kids Parties are first come first served, with limited spots at a fixed price. So login and grab a spot! Up ... [More]

Addison Auction - Everything you need to know!

Sun, Oct 15 2:17pm

Pls use this Cheat Sheet to look through what the auction has to offer. Bidding starts Monday October 16th, 7am!     Auction 2017 FAQ Is there childcare provided at the Auction Party? Where is the Onl ... [More]

North Bay Wildfire Donation Drive

Thu, Oct 12 12:30pm

While we experience the unhealthy air quality here in Palo Alto, it is hard to imagine the devastation of the families directly impacted by the wildfires in the North Bay counties.     As part of the ... [More]

Air Quality Control

Wed, Oct 11 8:23pm

Dear Addison Families,   Due to heavy smoke from the wildfires in the North Bay counties causing unhealthy air quality throughout the Bay Area, including here in Palo Alto, we have been advised by our ... [More]

Helping Hands and Building Challenge Volunteer Opportunity

Wed, Oct 11 5:23pm

Hello Addison Families, Please read on for information about how to help an Addison family in need and how to sign up to volunteer at Addison's building challenge starting next week.   Helping Hands: ... [More]

Preview the Addison Auction Items and Parties!

Mon, Oct 9 2:01pm

The auction is right around the corner! You can preview the online auction items and parties here: Addison Auction 2017  Bidding will start next week, Monday Oct 16th. From the auction website click o ... [More]

No School Tomorrow/ Disaster Drill

Thu, Oct 5 9:36am

Dear Addison Families,   I wanted to send out a reminder that there is NO SCHOOL tomorrow, October 6.  We have a  professional development day.  The Addison Staff will be focusing on continued convers ... [More]

Addison Weekend Update

Fri, Sep 29 7:09am

  What a busy week we have behind us and busy week ahead for all of us at Addison!   For those of you who need a quick weekend refresh about what's happening around Addison, this is your chance.   Hoe ... [More]

Support ADDISON and get absurdly fresh groceries at the same time

Tue, Sep 26 7:49pm

Support Addison and get $25 of free groceries! *sign up by October 15 to win a week of free dinners* Participation is easy - Earn $ for Addison while you order good food for your family!  1. Fill your ... [More]

Addison Book Fair – Starting Tuesday at 10 am!

Mon, Sep 25 8:25pm

Hello Addison community, The wait is over! Tomorrow, on Tuesday, the Book Fair will open its doors just in time for recess to welcome the crowds! Be sure to stop by and visit the best bookstore in tow ... [More]

Auction Update - No ticket needed to bid on online auction items!

Mon, Sep 25 2:00pm

We have heard from the community that you want to be able to bid on the online auction items even if you don’t have an auction ticket for the I Love The 80s party.     So, we are going to to do just t ... [More]

Addison Hoedown - Ticket Information (Correction)

Sun, Sep 24 7:58pm

Hi - In tonight's eAdvisor, the price of food tickets for this week's Hoedown was incorrect.  The correct price is $15 per person in advance, $20 per person at the door. Tuesday is the final day to pu ... [More]

Addison Auction - Donations Still Needed

Fri, Sep 22 4:38pm

Friday is here at last! As you cruise into the weekend, some of you may find yourself with that nagging feeling that you're forgetting to do something. Here is the reminder you've been waiting for all ... [More]

Auction Update - the Crawfish Boil returns CONFIRMED!

Thu, Sep 21 3:39pm

After a 2 year break, the Crawfish Boil is returning to Addison!!    Crawfish is flown in live from the swamps of Louisiana for this Family Party.  Interested? Check out this party video... https://yo ... [More]

Auction Update - The "Bad Moms" Party is Confirmed!

Mon, Sep 11 3:21pm

Great news! One of the most popular parties from last year, "The Bad Moms" party is confirmed for this year's auction!   Interested? Check out the video at the top of our Facebook Page (or on youtube ... [More]

Inclusion Week 9/11- 9/15

Fri, Sep 8 11:36am

Dear Addison Families,   Next week, the teachers and I will be discussing with students the importance of inclusion and accepting our differences as part of Inclusion Week.  Also, each student will be ... [More]

Update- Additional Precautions Today

Thu, Aug 31 12:40pm

Dear Addison Families,   I recently heard from our Superintendent who has been in close contact with PAPD Sergeant Becker regarding the mountain lion sighting early this morning.  We have been given t ... [More]

Additional Precautions Today

Thu, Aug 31 9:52am

Dear Addison Families,   The PAPD stopped in this morning to inform me that a mountain lion was spotted at 6am near Lowell/ Webster.  They are looking for it now. Both Hays and Addison will have an IN ... [More]

After School Program Class Assignment

Tue, Aug 29 10:14pm

A couple of after school activities will begin this week and most are starting next week.  Please find the below information about class assignment.   Monday Class Start Date Grade Room # Intro to Cod ... [More]

Addison Auction Donation and Ticket Purchase

Tue, Aug 29 9:51pm

Addison Families,   The Auction team is looking for items and services to auction off. If you would like to: - donate sports or event tickets - host or co-host a party - offer a weekend at your vacati ... [More]

Addison Spirit Day/ Back to School Night

Thu, Aug 24 9:26am

Dear Addison Families,   It's almost Friday! This is just a reminder that on Fridays we encourage staff and students to show their Addison School spirit by wearing blue or their Addison clothing.   I ... [More]

Help Needed for Addison Family (from Helping Hands)

Wed, Aug 23 3:04pm

A member of our Addison community, Julissa, mom of Chloe Johnson in 3rd grade, is ill (currently hospitalized) and the family needs support. There are 2 ways to help.   Please access the mealtrain to ... [More]


Mon, Aug 21 7:23am

Attached is the flyer with all the updated After School Programs at Addison for this Fall.  Please use the links provided in the flyer to register or contact the providers. These programs often fill u ... [More]