PTA President’s letter

August 16, 2020

Dear Addison Community – 

Welcome back to returning families – and welcome to families who are new to Addison this year! It’s hard to imagine that the last time we were all on campus together was March 13th – and difficult to accept that as we start the new school year, we’ll be doing so remotely. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us all to do things differently and school life is not immune to the need for change. As we begin the 2020-2021 school year under the distance learning model, the PTA Executive Board remains focused on supporting our students, families, teachers and staff in every way that we can. We do this with our advocacy, community building and partnering with Ms. Boyce to determine critical funding needs for Addison. 

Our most important work remains to advocate for every child. I strongly encourage you to join the PTA and become more involved in shaping how education will move forward under the distance learning model and when safe, transitioning to our students to return to campus. 

We are proud of the role the PTA plays to support our school with items such as student learning materials, teacher grants, library books, field trips, enrichment programs for students and community-building family events throughout the year. The Addison Adult Party & Auction is a storied part of our history; our main fundraiser which fosters community building, memories and friendships during the event (and the parties that follow). Given the COVID-19 restrictions, we are adjusting our approach for the ​2020-21 school year and are shifting to a direct ask to support the aspects which will still continue such as teacher grants for distance learning, student learning materials to be brought home. ​A $150 per student donation is recommended, however we encourage families to give any amount appropriate for your financial situation.​ On behalf of the PTA Executive Board, I thank you in advance for your support. 

The key “Back to School” information is available on the ​PTA website. If you prefer to receive a printed copy by mail to your home address, please email ​addisonschoolpta@gmail.com or call 650-561-2512 and leave a voice message with your name and mailing address. 

I am honored to be serving as the PTA President again this year – I look forward to working with students, families and staff to make 2020-21 another successful school year at Addison!  

Respectfully, 

Lauren Williams 
Addison PTA President