• Feb 5, 2018

    Principal's Message, 2/4/18: Dear Addison Families,

    We had a successful Code Red Drill and the students did a great job following the protocols.  This is a good time to remind all volunteers to please sign in the front office and wear a visitor badge whenever you visit campus so we can ensure the safety of all the adults on campus as well.  Also, students can only be released to the Emergency Contacts listed in your Infinite Campus registration so if you'd like to check or revise the contacts, please contact Nancy or Joy in the front office.

    This Wednesday, February 7, is our grade K-2 Ice Skating Party at the Winter Lodge.  The event runs from 5:30-7:30pm.  My husband braved the ice this past week with our 5th grade daughter so now it's my turn to strap on the skates and accompany our 1st grade daughter!  It's always a wonderful opportunity for families and students to connect with each other in a fun, festive outdoor setting.

    On Friday, Feb. 16, we have a Staff Professional Development Day so school will be closed. Please note, school will also be closed Monday, Feb 19th in observance of President's Day. The teachers will continue to learn about our Bridges Math Program and how to extend the program for deeper thinking.  We will explore how teachers can take an inquiry based approach to teaching mathematics that involves asking open ended, authentic questions that are grounded in real-world story problems.  The Principals will be leading this Staff Development so I'm looking forward to collaborating and engaging in thoughtful dialogue with teachers from across the district.

    Amanda Boyce

Additional News

Jan 27, 2018

Principal's Message, 1/21/18: Dear Addison Families,

Happy New Year! Hope you all had a wonderful winter break.

Dec 18, 2017

Student holiday activities update

Addison students have certainly been practicing December's Life Skill of generosity!

Dec 18, 2017

Principal's Message, 12/17/17: Dear Addison Families,

This past Friday we had a very energetic and exciting assembly hosted by The Lawrence Hall of Science.

Dec 5, 2017

Principal's Message, 12/3/17: Dear Addison Families,

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Nov 17, 2017

Family Giving Tree Holiday Wish Drive 2017

Addison is hosting a Family Giving Tree Holiday Wish Drive this season. Gift tags have been posted in the front office.

Nov 13, 2017

Help North Bay Wildfires Relief at Addison's Feather Frenzy

Addison's Feather Frenzy is coming up! This is a chance for students to donate to support the North Bay Wildfires relief efforts, and apprec

Nov 13, 2017

Principal's Message, 11/13/17: Dear Addison Families,

This past Thursday marked the end of our first trimester.  I want to acknowledge the amazing work of our teaching staff for implementing a n

Nov 13, 2017

Building Challenge Winners

The Addison Building Challenge has finished!

Nov 13, 2017

Principal's Message, 10/29/17: Hello Addison families,

THANK YOU very much for your participation in our Auction/Fundraiser this past weekend!

Oct 30, 2017

Donate your extra Halloween candy to Candy for Troops

Tomorrow is Halloween night, and after your student goes trick-or-treating, your house will be bursting with candy!

Nov 13, 2017

Principal's Message, 10/15/17: Dear Addison Families,

Thank you for your patience this past week as we grappled with the air quality index and how to protect student health.

Nov 13, 2017

Principal's Message, 10/01/17: Dear Addison Families,

I had a great time dancing and eating with your families this past Friday at the Hoedown!

Nov 13, 2017

Principal's Message, 9/17/17: Dear Addison Families,

The 2017-18 school year is in full swing!

Nov 13, 2017

Principal's Message, 9/03/17: Dear Addison Families,

Thank you for joining us for Back to School Night this past week.

Nov 13, 2017

Principal's Message, 8/20/17: Dear Addison families,

We had a very exciting first week of school as we opened our doors to 436 students in 20 classrooms.

Aug 4, 2017

Welcome Back to SY 2017-2018!

Dear Addison families, I hope you had a great summer and found time to relax, discover, and spend time with loved ones.Shortly after school

May 31, 2017

Last Day of School!

These past couple days have brought out the qualities I love most about Addison- fun, collaboration, partnership, support and encouragement.

May 22, 2017

Congratulations World Cup Winners!

The Addison World Cup tournament has concluded, congratulations to all the winners!

May 7, 2017

Principal's Message, 5/07/2017

Addison Principal's Message

Dear Addison,

Apr 27, 2017

Addison Elementary School National Anthem Singers

It's finally time for baseball!

Apr 25, 2017

May Fete Parade

Addison is participating in Palo Alto's 95th Annual May Fete Parade this May 6th! As the oldest school in Palo Alto, Addison has a long trad

Apr 23, 2017

Principal's Message, 4/23/2017

Dear Addison Families, Last week was busy and exciting for me as I was able to join our 4th graders in Coloma on Wednesday night and Thursda

Apr 13, 2017

World Cup Stage Two Schedule

Attention, Addison World Cup Players! We are now in Stage Two of the Addison World Cup.

Apr 10, 2017

Principal's Message, 4/9/2017

Dear Addison Families, I hope you had an enjoyable Spring Break!

Apr 2, 2017

Happy Spring Break!

Dear Addison Families, As you either plan some down time or a great adventure, I hope you and your families have a wonderful Spring Break!

Mar 31, 2017

Principal's Message, 3/26/2017

Dear Addison Families, We had an exciting week that started with two students supporting me as Principals for the Day on Monday.

Mar 12, 2017

Principal's Message, 3/12/2017

Dear Addison Families,

Mar 1, 2017
Mar 1, 2017

Principal's Message, 2/28/2017

Dear Addison Families, I hope you had a wonderful President's Day Holiday Weekend!

Jan 24, 2017

January Life Skill: Sense of Humor

January's Life Skill/Character Trait is Problem Solving: To be playful and laugh without hurting others.

Jan 23, 2017

Principal's Message, 1/22/2017

Dear Addison Families, I hope you enjoyed the Monday off last week.

Jan 2, 2017

Principal's Message, 1/2/2017

Dear Addison Families, Happy New Year!  I hope you had a wonderful winter break.

Dec 4, 2016

Principal's Message, 12/04/2016

Dear Addison Families, whether you stayed near or traveled far, I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving Break and were able to connect w

Nov 15, 2016

Family Giving Tree Holiday Wish Drive

Addison is hosting a Family Giving Tree Holiday Wish Drive this season.

Nov 14, 2016

Building Challenge Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the Addison Building Challenge!  Our Overall Winners (highest total score for all 3 challenges) are:

Nov 13, 2016

Principal's Message, 11/13/2016

Dear Addison Families, Since Tuesday's election, I've been immersed in thought and dialogue with various students, parents, and staff about

Nov 7, 2016
Oct 31, 2016

Donate excess Halloween Candy to US troops

It's Halloween! After your student goes trick-or-treating, your house will be bursting with candy!

Oct 31, 2016

Principal's Message, 10/30/2016

Dear Addison Families, I am very grateful to the many parents and guardians that attended the Addison Auction last weekend.

Oct 18, 2016

Principal's Message, 10/16/2016

Dear Addison Families, Last Friday, all PAUSD elementary staff attended Powerful Practices 4.0 STEAM Edition, a conference-style professiona

Oct 28, 2016

Donate Excess Halloween Candy on November 1

Halloween is coming soon, and after your student goes trick-or-treating, your house will be bursting with candy!

Oct 6, 2016

Volunteers needed for the Addison Building Challenge

Addison's 3rd Annual Building Challenge is about to begin!

Oct 4, 2016

Kinder extended day begins on October 10

Extended day for Kindergarten students begins on Monday, October 10.

Oct 10, 2016

October Life Skill: Problem Solving

October's Life Skill/Character Trait is Problem Solving: To find answers for challenging situations as well as everyday pro

Sep 20, 2016

Principal's Message, 9/20/2016

Thank you to all the parents who attended the Principal’s Coffee on September 9.

Sep 9, 2016

September Life Skill: Pride

September's Character Trait is Pride: To feel satisfied knowing you have done your best.

Sep 7, 2016

Calling all Addison Hoedown dancers

Does your student love to dance?

Sep 4, 2016

Principal's Message, 9/04/2016

It was wonderful to see so many of you at Back to School Night this past week!

Aug 23, 2016

Sun Safety Week

August 22-26 is Sun Safety Week!

Aug 15, 2016

In memory of Kari Taylor, Addison parent

Dear Addison parents and community, I am writing to share the very sad news that Kari Taylor, an Addison parent, passed away last week after

Oct 3, 2016

August 2016 Student Activities Calendar

Welcome back! We hope you have had a great summer break.

Aug 5, 2016
Jun 6, 2016

Have a great summer, Addison! (Principal's Message 5/29/2016)

To all Addison 5th graders, congratulations! We will miss your smiling faces.

Jun 5, 2016

2016-17 Kindergarten Schedule

At the May 24th PAUSD Board Meeting, the Board approved a change to our Kindergarten schedule.

Jun 5, 2016

Principals Message, 05/22/2016

Dear Addison Families,

Jun 5, 2016

Principals Message, 05/08/2016

Dear Addison Families,

Jun 5, 2016

Principal's Message 04/24/2016

Dear Addison Families, 

May 23, 2016

Congratulations to Team Italy, Addison World Cup champions!

The Addison World Cup wrapped up its final match last week, with Team Italy beating out Team Chile in the championship match to win the Addi

Apr 12, 2016

Principal's Message, 4/10/2016

Welcome back Addison Families!  I hope you all had a wonderful Spring Break.  I took my eldest daughter to Paris to visit m

Apr 11, 2016

April 2016 Student Activities Calendar

Welcome back! We hope you have had a great spring break.

Mar 31, 2016
Mar 21, 2016

Principal's Message, 3/13/2016

Dear Addison Families,

Mar 1, 2016
Feb 29, 2016

Addison World Cup Sign-ups are Open

Calling all Lionel Messi fans, athletes, and kids who just want to have fun -- the Addison World Cup Tournament is open for sign ups!

Mar 9, 2016

March Life Skill: Integrity

Integrity: To behave according to an understanding of right and wrong.

Feb 29, 2016

Principal's Message, 2/29/2016

Dear Addison Families,                          

Feb 21, 2016


The current version of the Addison School Calendar states that Heritage Night is scheduled for Friday, February 26.

Feb 16, 2016

February Life Skill: Resourcefulness

Resourcefulness: To meet challenges and opportunities in creative ways

Feb 9, 2016

Jump Rope for Heart tomorrow afternoon

We are learning about how to take care of our hearts, spreading the message to friends and family, and helping others when we can!

Feb 9, 2016

Principal's Message, 2/7/2016

This upcoming Thursday, teachers will be participating in both district wide and site Staff Development.  In the morning, t

Feb 4, 2016

Heart Healthy Activities for February

February is American Heart Month, and we have a lot of fun and exciting activiti

Feb 21, 2016
Feb 2, 2016

New Laws Affecting Immunizations

Please be aware of new laws affecting immunizations and California public schools.

Jan 29, 2016

Lice Protocol

Lice are common age-old pests that are easily transferred from person to person. All age groups and localities are susceptible. 

Jan 26, 2016

Principal's Message, 1/24/2016

It's hard to believe we are almost at the end of January and approaching the 100th Day of School on Jan. 27th!  

Jan 26, 2016

Road construction alert

Lincoln between Middlefield and Byron is going to undergo excavation during the week of Jan 25-29 as part of the Storm Drain Project.

Jan 25, 2016

Guidelines for keeping students home for illness

Colds and flu are very common during the cold, rainy months.

Jan 22, 2016

Winter and Spring After School Activities begin January 19

The Addison PTA has coordinated several excellent, well rounded Winter/Spring Addison After School Programs which start on January 19 and so

Jan 21, 2016

Principal's Message, 1/17/2016

Dear Addison Families,

Feb 17, 2016

New Parent Kindergarten Visitation

February 19 8:30-9:30 am in the Multi-Purpose Room

Jan 11, 2016
Jan 11, 2016

Principal's Message, 1/10/2016

Dear Addison Families,

Jan 6, 2016

Jan 13 - Parent Education - The Well-Balanced Child, 7:00 pm Addison MP Room

On January 13, at 7:00 pm in the MP Room Challenge Success will present a program called "The Well-Balanced Student" to Addison parents.  Du

Dec 16, 2015
Dec 14, 2015

Addison volunteers at the Family Giving Tree Warehouse

Our holiday gift drive with the Family Giving Tree was a great success!

Dec 8, 2015

December 2015 Student Activities Calendar

The December 2015 Student Activities Calendar is online!

Dec 8, 2015

Principal's Message, 12/6/2015

Dear Addison Families,

Dec 8, 2015

Noon Chorus performs Holiday Favorites

The Addison Noon Chorus kids have been busy spreading holiday cheer! Last week they performed not one, not two, but THREE holiday concerts.

Nov 16, 2015

Double your donation to PiE


Nov 16, 2015

Principal's Message, 11/16/2015

Dear Addison Parents and Guardians,

Nov 12, 2015

November 2015 Student Activities Calendar

The November 2015 Student Activities Calendar is up!

Nov 12, 2015

Principal's Message, 11/1/2015

During these past two weeks, I have been very grateful for the partnerships at Addison School.  Our PTA, staff and students worked closely t

Oct 23, 2015

Principal's Message, 10/18/2015

Last Tuesday, Addison participated in a district-wide  Disaster Drill.

Oct 23, 2015

Room 12 wins Golden Sneaker Trophy for Walk and Roll Week

Addison celebrated another successful Walk and Roll week, with students from all grades walking, carpooling, biking, scootering, and skatebo

Oct 7, 2015

Principal's Message, 10/4/2015

Coinciding with the start of this new school year, I made the decision to run my first half-marathon.  I do not consider myself naturally at

Sep 21, 2015

Principal's Message, 9/21/2015

Thank you to all the families and participants who joined me this past Thursday evening at our “Designing Your Dream School” parent/ student

Aug 31, 2015

September Student Activities Calendar

The Student Activities Calendar for 2015 is up!

Aug 23, 2015

Principal's Message- Aug. 23, 2015

Dear Addison Parents and Families,

Aug 11, 2015

Principal's Welcome Letter 2015-16


Aug 2, 2015

Back to School for 2015-2016

Summer has flown by, and it’s time to get ready for the new school year!