O'Dell Elementary Campus News

Thursday, March 17, 2022

Report cards today

Report cards are being sent home with your child today. Please sign the report card envelope and return it to your child's homeroom teacher by tomorrow. Keep your child's report card for your records.

Homeroom Class Picture Day and Spring Individual Picture Day

Homeroom class pictures - Thursday, March 24th

* 8x10 photos are $10 each. Extra order forms available in the office.

* Cash or check accepted. Make checks payable to Legacy Studios.

Spring individual pictures - Wednesday, March 30th

Information about ordering spring pictures will be provided soon.

O'Dell Elementary's Teacher and Paraprofessional of the Year

Congratulations to Megan Burchfield for being chosen by her peers as our Teacher of the Year! We also congratulate Briann Johnson for being chosen as our Paraprofessional of the Year!

Miss Burchfield has worked for CISD as a classroom teacher for 12 years, and Miss Johnson has worked for CISD for 7 years in several roles including instructional aide, Technology instructor, and most recently as campus registrar.

Both of these ladies are extremely dedicated to our students and staff, they are creative and energetic, and their positive attitudes are contagious! Working with them is such a blessing, and we appreciate everything they do for our school!

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O'Dell talent show permission slips due Friday, March 25th

O'Dell Elementary will be hosting its annual talent show on Thursday, May 26th. If your child would like to audition for the talent show, please sign and return the permission slip by Friday, March 25th. Extra copies of the permission slip are available in the office.


We would like to say a special welcome to our newest staff member, Emma Pace! She is working in 1st Grade as an instructional aide.

And congratulations to Shannon Cole who recently accepted the position as one of our 4th Grade homeroom teachers!

Helping Hands of Celina Adopt A Teacher Fashion Show

Helping Hands of Celina is hosting Adopt A Teacher Fashion Show on Sunday, March 27th, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at Two 29 on The Square. There will be 33 CISD teachers from across the district who have volunteered to model clothing from local Celina retail stores.

All ticket proceeds will go to provide every full time classroom teacher with a $50 gift card for the next school year to use as needed in their classrooms. Click on this link to purchase your tickets today! Hurry, because this event sells out quickly!


Thank you for supporting CISD teachers!

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City of Celina Code Red Emergency Alert System

Spring time weather in North Texas can change from calm to turbulent rather quickly! Since we have so many new O'Dell families who have moved to our area from outside of Texas, we want to make you aware of the City of Celina Code Red Emergency Alert System. To receive alerts for incoming severe weather or other critical community alerts, click on this link to subscribe for this free service:


Pre-k and Kindergarten Registration

If you have a younger child who will be enrolling in Pre-K or Kindergarten this fall, please click on this link for registration information:


Watch D.O.G.S. Volunteers Needed

Our Watch D.O.G.S. Program is going great, and we would love for more dads to volunteer! Watch D.O.G.S. is a program that allows for fathers/father figures to participate as volunteers on our campus and provides positive male role models for our students. Please follow these steps if you are interested in participating in Watch D.O.G.S.:

1) Click on this link to review the district volunteer expectations prior to submitting the background check form https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/123D5uy_7eCI9ZOcK9f2VLNjc7XFtNd_YK4hB97Qci-Q/edit#slide=id.p

2) Click on the Google form link https://forms.gle/RiE9BzNMY3YdrMR47 to express your interest in participating in the program.

After completing the background check, click on this Sign Up Genius link below and select a half day or full day to volunteer.


When you arrive at school to volunteer, please check in at the front office. You will be given a t-shirt to wear and a schedule to follow. Your schedule will include time in your child's classroom as well as volunteer opportunities in other areas of the building.

We are so excited to see you on campus soon! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Mrs. Welch via email lauriwelch@celinaisd.com or by calling 469-742-9106.

The Counselor's Corner

COOPERATION CONVERSATION STARTER: When we are working with others, it can be tough when a teammate is not cooperating. How do you deal with that frustration? What can you say to the teammate to tell them how you feel?

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O'Dell Elementary Campus Calendar

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

Lunch Information

Menu for March 21-25

Monday - Chicken nuggets, Pepperoni pizza

Tuesday - Pepperoni pizza, Chicken rings

Wednesday - Hamburger, Pepperoni pizza

Thursday - Chicken sandwich, Corny dog

Friday - Popcorn chicken, Super nachos

1st grade Lunch Sign-Up Genius - March 2022

10:30-11:00 a.m.


2nd grade Lunch Sign-Up Genius - March 2022

11:00-11:30 a.m.


3rd grade Lunch Sign-Up Genius - March 2022

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


4th grade Lunch Sign-Up Genius - March 2022

12:00-12:30 p.m.


5th grade Lunch Sign-Up Genius - March 2022

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.