Principal's Message, 12/2/2018

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 3:20pm

Dear Addison Families,

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. With the poor air quality and spending most of our time indoors, the Addison Staff experienced a difficult week before break. I was so grateful for their flexibility, patience, and cooperation in responding to the daily directives to change our routines in order to keep students safe and healthy. Personally, I developed a greater
appreciation for where we live and the fact that we normally have the privilege of spending so much time outdoors. I also thought a lot about the families who have lost their homes and are finding a new way of life after the Camp Fires.

I'm so proud to share that before the Thanksgiving break, Addison raised $1,150 in two days and donated the funds and gift cards to the Boys and Girls Club in Rocklin. Our Student Council supported the efforts by designing collection boxes and collecting funds that Ms. Wright
donated during her time off. Our fundraiser is continuing for two more weeks so students are encouraged to bring "Pennies, Plastic (gift cards), and Paper (dollars) for Paradise". First grade students are also decorating origami cards for the families affected by the fires.

At this past Monday's school-wide assembly, I talked to the students about the importance of the December Life Skill, Generosity. I asked them to consider different ways to give rather than receive this month. In addition to the fire fundraiser, we also have the Giving Tree Drive. Addison
families can pick up a wish tag at the office, purchase the new toy listed on the tag, and drop the toy off (unwrapped) at the office. Our Activities Director, Ana, will drop the toys off at the warehouse, and the toys go to underprivileged kids around the Bay Area.   Also, next Wednesday Dec 5th is the Addison Books, Inc. Night.  If you can stop by Books Inc. between 5-8pm, we would greatly appreciate your support! 

Finally, Ed. Code requires public school districts to send out truancy letters if a child has three or more incidences of arriving to school late over 30 min. or unexcused absences. Unexcused absences include vacations and other incidents unrelated to health or health appointments.
Truancy letters will be sent out next week. Additionally, tardy letters will also be sent if a child has five or more occurrences of being late to school less than 30 min. If you have any questions about these letters or our attendance records, please contact Joy Frick in the front office:
jfrick@pausd.org.

Thank you,
Amanda Boyce
Addison Principal

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