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PARENTS RAISE OVER $700 FOR ADDISON

Thanks to the generosity of Mendocino Farms restaurant and the support of our Addison families, we were able to raise over $700 at Give Back Night. On January 15th, over 45 families ate dinner at the restaurant, where 50% of all proceeds went to our school. Thanks to all of you for continuing to support our educational programs, field trips, library, and extracurricular activities at Addison!

Addison Elementary Fundraiser Night at Mendocino Farms

Addison fundraiser at Mendocino Farms

Wednesday, January 15th, will be “GIVE BACK TO ADDISON NIGHT” at Mendocino Farms. The restaurant has been a wonderful champion of Addison and continues to donate funds to our school. Please show your support by joining other Addison families for dinner between 5:00–8:00 pm on Wednesday, January 15th.

Bring the Addison flier (in your Monday take-home envelopes) and Mendocino Farms will donate 50% of your entire purchase directly to our school! This is an easy way to earn money for our programs and teachers.

We hope you’ll come and support us!

SUBASTA Y FIESTA PARA ADULTOS DE LA ESCUELA DE ADDISON – OCTUBRE 19, 1920.

Esperamos que todos estén animados para nuestro evento más grande de la escuela- La Subasta y la Fiesta para Adultos este año. Es algo único en el distrito y una de las tradiciones más antiguas que mantiene vivo el espíritu de Addison. También es importante, pues es una oportunidad para los adultos en nuestra comunidad conectarse – y en reconocimiento de eso, este año hemos hecho algo totalmente diferente. El evento es gratis. Sí, usted leyó bien – gratis. Pero, si usted quiere hacer una donación, también es bienvenida!

En la fiesta, tendremos música, comida, coctel y bailes. Y para aquellos que están interesados -una subasta. Al participar en la subasta de eventos, estamos ayudando a recaudar fondos para nuestra escuela. Padres pueden pujar en actividades que son auspiciadas cada mes. Estos eventos son todos donados por familias y profesores de Addison. Algunas son solo para niños y otras son para adultos o para toda la familia.

Tenemos unos consejos claves para estar preparados para la gran noche:

  • La celebración se realizará el 19 de octubre de 6:30 a 10:30 pm en el Centro Comunitario Lucie Stern. 
  • Todos los tickets son gratis. Pero los padres necesitan responder en línea para asegurar un puesto. Vaya a https://events.handbid.com/auctions/once-upon-a-time y clique en BUY TICKETS
  • Se encuentra disponible el cuidado de niños para padres que lo necesitan. El valor es de $20/niño para cuatro horas. El cuidado de niños está ubicado en Trinity Lutheran Church (cruzando la calle en donde va a ser la fiesta). Compre su lugar en línea cuando reserve sus tickets.
  • Para la próxima semana estaremos echando un vistazo y destacaremos algunos de los ítems más populares de la subasta. Para más actualizaciones síganos en Instagram, clique here y en Facebook, clique ere . Muchos de los ítems saldrán para la subasta la próxima semana, antes de la fiesta.
  • También, muchos de ustedes han preguntado cómo pueden participar antes y durante el evento. La mejor manera para hacerlo es contactar a Julia Moran y Lisa Bertelsen-Kivett a Addisonauction@gmail.com

Esperamos ansiosamente verlos allí,

Atentamente,

Julia Moran & Lisa Bertelsen-Kivett
Coordinadoras de la Subasta

One Month and Counting: The Addison Adult Party & Auction

We’re all ramping up for the big event, and there are a few things happening this week. If you have RSVP’d for tickets through the one check form, you will receive a notification from the Handbid website to register for the auction. If you haven’t, go to https://handbid.app.link/Addison.

There is one early auction item, the very popular Blue Angels Viewing Party in San Francisco. There are a limited number of spots and tickets will become available on a first come, first served basis on Monday, September 23rd.

We’ll be showing “sneak peeks” of more events, parties, and gifts on social media. To get the inside scoop, be sure to follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AddisonElementarySchoolAuction and on Instagram @AddisonAuction.

Also, many of you have asked how you can participate before or during the event. The best way to do this is to contact Julia Moran and Lisa Bertelsen-Kivett at Addisonauction@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you!

Addison Elementary School PTA 4th & 5th Grade Field Trip FAQ

How are field trips funded at Addison?
The Addison PTA sponsors 100% of the Kindergarten-3rd grade field trips and the 4th and 5th grade “day trips”.

If the PTA sponsors 100% of field trips, why is there a separate “ask” for 4th and 5th grade students?
The PTA funds 100% of field trips which take place during “classroom hours” (e.g 8:15 AM – 2:20/2:45 PM) for all grade levels. In 4th & 5th grade, Addison students are provided the special opportunity to participate in overnight/sleep away field trips. These programs have a significantly higher costs than the “classroom hours” programs. The PTA is not able to fund these programs and families of those students are asked for a contribution.

What is the “PTA Field Trip Transportation Fund” on the One Payment Form?
In order to provide safe and reliable bus transportation to more distant field trip locations, the PTA underwrites the transportation costs so that parent drivers are not needed. The PTA suggests a voluntary donation of $75 per student to the PTA Field Trip Transportation Fund. While participation in this contribution typically exceeds 50%, this fund does not cover all transportation expenses. Therefore the PTA also relies on our general funds to cover field trip transportation costs.

What does the 4th & 5th grade contribution cover?
Your contribution covers the program fees including admission, room & board, instruction and program supplies for each student, teacher and adult chaperones. For the 2019-20 school year, the suggested contribution is $315 per student.

Is a contribution mandatory for a student to participate?
While state law does not allow school districts to charge fees to students for educational activities, these programs rely on financial contributions from participating families. A donation is not required to participate.

What if I want to contribute less or more than the amount that is suggested?
Families that choose to contribute may do so at any amount. The goal is 100% participation. Give what your family is comfortable with contributing either as a one-time payment or over 9 months. Extra donations are always appreciated to ensure that the programs selected by the grade-level teaching teams are available to all students.