From The Principal's Desk

November 07, 2021

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Mrs. Beatriz B. Smith

Principal of the Dragons

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Book Fair is Here!

Visit the book fair from Nov 8 - Nov 12 in the media center. You can come from 9:00 - 9:24 and during class with a pass except during 'B' Lunch. The online book fair runs from Nov 8 - Nov 21.

You can find all the details at this book fair website:

https://tinyurl.com/2jk3tzcsLinks to an external site.

Don't forget to have your parents sign you up for an e-wallet so that you don't have to bring cash to school.

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You Still Have Time To Register Your Studend

We’re glad to be able to serve your family by offering free flu shots for students right here at our school on November 12th. Medical professionals do think this flu season may be a bad one. If you would like the convenience of safeguarding your child with a free flu shot, you just need to sign this consent form see the links below, and send it back to your student first-period teacher. A copy of the consent form, in English and Spanish, is also posted on our school website: www.odysseyms.ocps.net/

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Since the CDC and FDA have made the COVID-19 vaccine available to children ages 5-11, our nearby high school, University High, is going to host a vaccination clinic on November 09 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., COVID-19 vaccinations are voluntary but strongly encouraged. Our partner, Health Hero Florida, is providing these clinics now so your children can be fully vaccinated and protected against COVID by the Winter Break holidays. We hope you will seriously consider this opportunity to vaccinate your children, and consult your child’s medical provider if you have questions.

The walk-up event is open to our Dragon families as well as anyone from the public who needs a vaccine or booster. Parents or guardians must accompany children and sign the Department of Health’s consent form. Children will receive the two-dose Pfizer vaccine, but all brands and boosters will also be available for others. For more information about vaccines, go to ocps.net and click on the COVID-19 Vaccine Information graphic

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From our Athletic Director - Ms. Stanley

Odyssey vs. Roberto Clemente

Good morning blue and gold nation!

Both the boys and the girls had amazing victories in 2 games against Roberto Clemente Middle! If you see members of the teams, congratulate them. Also, please come out tomorrow night and support our Dragons as they battle against Pershing Middle in our first home match. Congratulations to both Coach Steven and Coach Epperson!!

ODYSSEY VS. PERSHING

Our first home match was filled with great moments and a lot of action! The boys fought hard but lost the game. The girls played two sets and came out victorious! Congratulations to both teams and their coaches: Coach Steven (boys) and Coach Epperson (girls)! We are proud of their motivation and competitive spirit! A big thank you to the teachers who came to the game to support our students.
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SPANISH SPELLING BEE - Ms. Vazquez

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FLORIDA ALL STATE CONCERT BAND - MS. FLANAGAN

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OCPS PARENT ACADEMY

The OCPS Parent Academy is an educational opportunity designed to enhance student achievement through the support of community and family engagement. The program’s purpose is to strengthen and increase the expertise of families.

Workshops are conducted by experts from the district, school-based personnel, and community partners. Parents will receive an array of support for their children and themselves.
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FROM OUR STUDENT SERVICES TEAM

We are excited to encourage our students to participate in an iReady initiative and need your help! From October 2021 through April 2022, we will be looking at each student’s grade level achievements every month in Math and Language Arts. Whichever grade level has the most progress, wins an award that we will provide during their lunch at the end of the month. We are hoping to encourage students to engage more in Reading and Math so they can make achievements in all areas.

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SAC and PTSA Meeting

Join us on Tuesday, November 9th for our next SAC and PTSA meetings, starting at 5 pm in person at the Media Center or virtual with the Microsoft Teams link:


Click here to join the meeting


PTSA Membership

Congratulations Mrs. Jordan, our orchestra director!!!! She is the winner of the October Membership raffle. Thank you Mrs. Jordan for all you do in our school, your dragon cup is on its way to you!

JOIN PTSA

If you haven't already joined our PTSA, November is the perfect month!!! It's only $10, and you will get some special perks and a chance to win a Publix $10 gift card. When you become a member you are supporting our school in many ways, helping us to advocate for our students and promoting activities sponsored by PTSA. Thank you for your support!

Here is the link to become a PTSA member:


https://odmsdragons.memberhub.com/store/items/124100

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ODMS BOOK FAIR - We Need Your Help!

If you have time and want to help our school, Book Fair is coming up Nov 8-12. We need our volunteers' extra hands on these days, you may choose 1 day or few days, and at least 1 hour. Volunteers must be OCPS Additions School Volunteers 2021-2022. This is the link in case you haven't submitted your volunteer application this year: https://www.ocps.net/departments/community_resources_/a_d_ditions_school_volunteers

Coca-Cola Rewards

Did you know all coca-cola beverages give back to local schools?

You just have to scan or enter a product code and select Odyssey Middle School to donate the rewards to our school! Here is the link to COCA-COLA GIVE: https://us.coca-cola.com/give/school-profile/?institutionid=4945335

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