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

Monday, August 21, 2017 - 9:40am

We had a very exciting first week of school as we opened our doors to 436 students in 20 classrooms. It was wonderful to see so many of you at our Back to School Coffeeon Tuesday morning. Thank you for all your support.
This Tuesday, 8/22, I will be hosting Addison 101 (along with a few PTA representatives) in the MP Room at 6pm. This event provides an overview of all the "nuts and bolts" at Addison including attendance, communication, homework, and many other items. I've been told it's been especially helpful for new families. Additionally, it may be helpful to review our Addison Parent Handbook.

Please note that the 2016-17 Handbook has not been updated because there are a couple PAUSD policies that are being presented to the Board next Tuesday and if passed, they will be included in the 2017-18 Handbook. However, much of the information will remain the same so feel free to browse if you are seeking information regarding school policies, procedures, etc.

Next week, we will be focusing on Sun Safety. Please send your child to school each day with a hat and sunscreen and discuss sun safety at home. We will have activities and educational discussions related to this topic. Also, we are seeking PARENT VOLUNTEERS on Monday, 8/21, for our solar eclipse viewing party! Each teacher has different activities planned so contact your child's teacher for details. Furthermore, I received questions regarding what glasses will be used during the eclipse since some of the products were recalled. The glasses students will be given are certified ISO 12312

Thank you to the Coulson family for ensuring that we had the correct glasses and supporting the viewing event.

Finally, I am seeking lunch supervisors to help with campus supervision. Specifically, we need (2) supervisors on Tuesdays and Fridays and (1) on Thursday from 11:45am-12:45pm. If you can only assist one of these days, I would greatly appreciate it. Please email me at if you want more information regarding responsibilities and compensation and/or if you're ready to sign up!

I'm looking forward to a great year ahead! I will always make myself available to discuss what you feel is going well or needs improvement at the site.

Additionally, members from our PTA and School Site Council are liaisons between the parent community and myself. Feel free to reach out to these parents:

JC Renners, Peter Phillips, Heather Noone, Irene Wong and Nishita Kothary 

Amanda Boyce
Addison Principal

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