o'Dell elementary campus news

thursday, october 7, 2021


Monday, October 11th

Classes will be dismissed at 3:25 p.m. on Friday, October 8th, and will resume at 7:55 a.m. on Tuesday, October 12th.

We hope you and your family have a wonderful and restful holiday weekend!

Yearbook picture retakes

Wednesday, October 20th

8:00 a.m.

Photographers from Legacy Studios will retake student portraits if you are not satisfied with your child's picture proofs. New O'Dell Elementary students and students who were absent on the first picture day will be able to have their pictures made on October 20th.

* Picture proofs will be available to view online about 1-2 weeks after picture day at shop.legacystudios.com

* Legacy Studios keeps online photo galleries active for a year so parents can buy pictures as long as the gallery is open.

* All purchases are online. No cash or checks will be accepted.


Spills and accidents sometimes occur at school, especially with our younger students. Nurse Baker keeps extra clothing in her office for students when these incidents occur, but her supplies are running low. Currently the clinic needs girls' sweatpants with elastic waists in youth sizes.

Donated items must be new and unused and can be brought to the front office. Also, if your child has borrowed items from the clinic, please return the used items (cleaned!) to Nurse Baker.

Helping Hands "Fill that bus" Event

On Friday, October 8th, Helping Hands of Celina is challenging Bobcat Fans and our community to FILL THAT BUS! They are parking a bus outside of Bobcat Stadium and are asking for donations of spirit wear, college shirts, tennis shoes, cleats, and sports equipment. Monetary donations will be accepted as well. They will be collecting items that are new or in prime condition in various sizes to include; 5T – XXL. Shoes 10Y – 10 Adult. Before you head to the game, bring some items to FILL THAT BUS!!!
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Chess Wizards Club - New schedule coming soon

The Chess Wizards after-school club is in the process of setting up new dates for the club to meet. This information will be provided once the new schedule has been confirmed.

If your child is interested in joining Chess Wizards, there is still time to join. For registration and pricing information, visit www.chesswizards.com or call 866-949-4386.

October Teacher and staff birthdays

Katt Brown - October 3

Kelly Cox - October 8

Jami Waldrum - October 14

Tami Cox - October 18

Megan Burchfield - October 23

Joanna Bennett - October 30

O'Dell "Class Of" t-shirts for sale

Shirts are $15 each and can be purchased through the MySchoolBucks Store at https://www.myschoolbucks.com/ver2/getmain.action?clientKey=&requestAction=home.

Sorry, no cash or checks accepted.

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O'Dell PTA Reflections contest

Information was sent home recently with your child about the PTA Reflections Art Contest. Students are encouraged to use their imagination to create a film, song, artwork, photograph, poem, short story or dance routine. The Reflections theme for 2021-2022 is “I Will Change the World By...”.

Each entry must be accompanied by the official PTA entry form. Students may enter as many times as they like in as many categories as they like. A separate official PTA entry form is required for each entry (extra copies are in the front office). The theme, “I Will Change the World By...”, must be included in each submitted work. Any student who enters the contest must have at least one member of their family as an active PTA member. To become a PTA member, click this link: https://txpta.secure.force.com/JoinPTA/

Important Dates:

  • October 1st- All entry forms DUE
  • October 7th- Mandatory parent meeting to review entry guidelines
  • November 5th- All entries due
  • December 1st- Participant Recognition/Advancement

Contact Tiffany Johns at odellptaprograms@gmail.com with additional questions.

from the counselor's corner

RESPONSIBILITY CONVERSATION STARTER: What are the responsibilities you have at home? How do people know what they are responsible for? Which responsibilities are you really good at?


Wednesday, October 13th

5:30-7:00 p.m.

O'Dell Elementary parking lot

Please support O'Dell PTA by purchasing dinner tickets for this great fundraiser! Tickets are $5.00 each and are on sale now until October 10th at this direct link:


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O'Dell Elementary Campus Calendar

Click on the button to view upcoming events at our school.

Lunch Information

Menu for October 12-15

Monday - CISD School Holiday

Tuesday - Max stick cheese, Chicken nuggets

Wednesday - Pepperoni pizza, Bobcat potato bowl

Thursday - Cheese pizza, Corny dog

Friday - Super nachos, Pepperoni pizza

1st grade Lunch Sign-Up Genius - October 2021

10:30-11:00 a.m.


2nd grade Lunch Sign-Up Genius - October 2021

11:00-11:30 a.m.


3rd grade Lunch Sign-Up Genius - October 2021

11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.


4th grade Lunch Sign-Up Genius - October 2021

12:00-12:30 p.m.


5th grade Lunch Sign-Up Genius - October 2021

12:30-1:00 p.m.


Contact Us

* Office # 469-742-9106

* Fax # 214-851-3667

* Report an absence or submit absence note from doctor/dentist - email doesattendance@celinaisd.com

* Website - www.celinaisd.com

* Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/celinaodellelementary

School Hours: 7:55 a.m.-3:25 p.m.

Doors Open: 7:20 a.m.