Principal's Message, 2/10/2019

Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 11:09am

Dear Addison Families,

This past week, our new Superintendent visited the Addison Staff to share his insights from the past seven months and future goals.  One his primary initiatives includes working with Principals on revising our Site Safety Plans so they are thorough and comprehensive.  Our staff asked great questions and it was wonderful to have his time and attention. I plan to also invite Don Austin to an upcoming Principal's Coffee or PTA meeting. Once that date is secured, I will message our community.

We have a short but busy week ahead! All 5th grade families (and any interested 4th grade family) are invited to the Health Connected Puberty Talk Information Night at Walter Hays on Monday, Feb. 11 at 6:30pm. Health Connected representatives will be providing an overview of the 5th grade curriculum that will be taught at Addison from March 18-22.  In case you can't make it, copies of the lessons will be kept in the front office for preview.

On Wednesday, Feb. 13, we have our first Addison Ice Skating Party at the Winter Lodge!  This party is for 3rd-5th graders but other Addison siblings are welcome to join. The event runs from 5:30-7:30pm. Hope to see you there!

There is no school from Feb. 14-18 and we'll look forward to welcoming back students on Feb. 19.  On Feb. 14, PAUSD schools have a Staff Development Day. In the morning, Addison teachers have a choice of workshops at Paly including Math Differentiation, Coding for K-5, 3-D Science Learning, Mindfulness, and Responsive Classroom. In the afternoon, our teachers will return to Addison to focus on Writing Grammar and Mechanics. The staff is going to create a scope and sequence of standards-based skills in K-5 and review resources for writing instruction.
I hope you enjoy the long holiday weekend!  If you're planning to stay in town and want to consider Valentine's related activities, check out Five Activities that Teach Children about Love!

Amanda Boyce
Addison Principal

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