Principal's Message, 9/29/19

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 2:27pm

Last week, all three of our 5th grade classes went on their first overnight field trip of the year. They participated in the Age of Sail program in San Francisco. The students experienced a historical reenactment of how sailors worked and lived on the Balclutha boat in the early 1900's. Fifth graders learned perseverance, team work, resilience, and empathy through this experience!
Our lunchtime enrichment opportunities have begun for 1st-5th graders. Thanks to the school's partnership with PTA, students are offered games led by Jr. Coaches, art, science, lego building, library, noon chorus, sports, and dance! I enjoyed watching our noon chorus
group practicing this past Wednesday with over fifty students participating. Thanks to our parent leads, Jennifer Matsukawa and Danielle Pashalidis, who offer their time every Wednesday to guide students in music. Students are welcome to join at any time!
On October 7th, our Kindergarteners will begin their full-day program. We are excited to have them with us at school until 2:20pm. The Playworks Jr. Coaches plan to lead games for them on Wednesdays. In the past, we gave Kindergarteners the option of playing on the larger playground at lunch in January. At this point, there is no outdoor access from the Kindergarten to the main playground but I will work with our construction crew to hopefully gain access in January 2020 after the two-story building is open.
Thanks to everyone who attended the Hoedown on Friday! It was wonderful to see our community mingling, eating, and dancing. I hope you'll join us for the next community party on October 19th, the Addison Adult Party & Auction. This will be an adults-only event but childcare options will offered. The theme is storybook characters and in past years, many staff members attend as we enjoy any opportunity to dress up and spend time with the Addison families outside of school. Hope to see you there!


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