Principal's Message, 9/17/2018

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 4:59pm

Dear Addison Families,

Thanks to everyone who attended the Principal's Coffee this past Friday; we had approximately 40 parents representing K-5 families so it was great to connect and hear your thoughts.  The highlights of our conversation included a discussion regarding the proposed construction at 980 Middlefield (old funeral home), our current construction project, how the construction is impacting day-to-day operations, traffic/ safety/ parking, and field trip funds.  Along with the Principal Coffees, I'm always available to hear your thoughts and questions regarding school so feel free to email me or stop me on campus before or after school.

Many exciting programs have begun in the past couple weeks including Dance in Schools for Kindergarten-2nd grade thanks to a partnership with Palo Alto Children's Theater.  Also, our 5th grade Age of Sail overnight field trips are starting this week in San Francisco. Noon activities are in full swing including Playworks games, noon chorus, teaching students the Hoedown Dance in preparation for the event on September 28th, the introduction of big blue building blocks, and the return of Noon Yoga for 4th and 5th graders (see below).  Our new playground space is being utilized well and it's exciting to observe the various opportunities for activities and play!

Our next School Site Council (SSC) Meeting is this Wednesday @ 3pm in the Library.  The agenda can be found by clicking on the event on the Addison Website Calendar or checking the SSC shadow box outside the Library.   After SSC, there is a Neighborhood Community Construction Update meeting in the Library from 5:30-6:30pm. This meeting was originally intended for the larger neighborhood community to specifically update neighbors that don't receive communication from Addison School.  However, all are welcome to join and we will be sharing construction updates and project milestones and taking time for comments and questions.

Have a great week!

Fondly,
Amanda Boyce
Addison Principal

Addison News

  • Principal's Message, 10/14/2018

    Hello Addison Families, This past week our Kindergarten students began their full-day program. We are excited to have them on campus for a longer time block!


  • Principal's Message, 10/01/2018

    Dear Addison Families, we had an exciting week with the 3rd Grade Bike Rodeo, Book Fair, and Hoedown!


  • Frequently Asked Questions: Addison childcare portables

    September 25: Principal Boyce answers questions regarding the new Addison Kids Club (AKC) portable buildings.


  • Construction Update: September 19, 2018

    September 19, 2018: The Contractor has been delayed in manufacturing anchor bolt templates, which has stalled foundation work.


  • Principal's Message, 9/17/2018

    Dear Addison Families, thanks to everyone who attended the Principal's Coffee this past Friday; we had approximately 40 parents representing K-5 families so it was great to connect and hear your thoughts. 


  • Construction Update: September 5, 2018

    Construction updates for September 5, 2018: The Contractor has completed installation of reinforcing steel and installing batter boards and edge forms for the foundations. They will set column bolt templates  this week and plan to pour the footings soon.


  • Principal's Message, 9/3/2018

    Dear Addison Families, It was great to see so many new and returning families at Back to School Night this past Tuesday.


  • Construction Update: August 28, 2018

    Aug 28, 2018: The Contractor has completed installation of reinforcing steel in the foundations, and are currently installing batter boards and edge forms. 


  • Construction Update: August 13, 2018

    August 13, 2018: The Contractor has completed digging out foundations for Building 1, and has compacted the bottom of the footings for approval by the soils inspector. 


  • Construction Update: August 13, 2018

    Construction update for the week of August 13, 2018:  The Contractor has completed digging out foundations for Building 1, and has compacted the bottom of the footings for approval by the soils inspector.