O'Dell Elementary Campus News

Thursday, October 14, 2021

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.


Monday, October 25th

Classes will be dismissed at 3:25 p.m. on Friday, October 22nd, and will resume at 7:55 a.m. on Tuesday, October 26th.

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

Chess Wizards Club Cancelled

Due to a scheduling conflict with the Chess Wizards company, we are sorry to announce that the Fall session is cancelled. Please expect a full refund back to your credit card within 3 to 13 business days.

If you have any questions, please contact Chess Wizards at 866-949-4386.

PTA Reflections Contest Extended Deadline

O'Dell PTA is still accepting Reflections entries! Contest forms are now due by October 22nd, so that detailed guidelines can be sent to you. The actual product will be due November 5th. Click here for the contest form. Learn more about Reflections by clicking here.

Reflections is a National PTA sponsored arts recognition program that encourages artistic expression. Use your 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...”.

Use your imagination to create a film, song, artwork, photograph, poem, short story or dance routine. Please see the attached flyer for more information on contest categories.

Each entry must be accompanied by the official PTA entry form attached. You may enter as many times as you like in as many categories as you like. A separate official PTA entry form is required for each entry. Be sure to reflect the theme, “I Will Change the World By...”, in your 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 22nd- Entry form due
  • November 5th- All entries (product) due
  • December 1st- Participant Recognition/Advancement

*All dates are subject to change. Any changes will be communicated.*

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

Attendance Alerts

  • Parents receive an email notification when their child is absent. This alert automatically generates a message saying your child has an unexcused absence. When a doctor's note or email for your child's absence has been received at school, Mrs. Cobb will change the unexcused absence to excused. Please allow up to 5 days for your child's records to be updated.

  • To report your child’s absence, send an email to doesattendance@celinaisd.com. Be sure to include your child’s first and last name along with a brief description of his/her symptoms. You may also send your child’s doctor’s note to this email address.

  • Emails, medical notes, or handwritten notes must be received within 3 days of your child returning to school from being absent.

  • If your child leaves early for any reason, please provide a doctor’s note or email.

  • Travel, unless approved by school administration, is an unexcused absence.

  • For accurate attendance information, please log into your parent portal to check your child's attendance.

Reading Time with Officer McKissick

Mrs. Garner's 3rd Grade class enjoyed spending time with Officer McKissick as he read to them this week!
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From the Counselor's Corner

RESPONSIBILITY ACTIVITY: Schedule some time to meet as a family over your favorite board game. Before you begin, ask aloud: What is our Responsibility to one another while we’re playing? Do we have a Responsibility to the rules? What is our Responsibility about how we act whether we win or lose? As you play, note the difference that an intentional focus on Responsibility makes.

O'Dell Elementary Campus Calendar

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

Lunch Information

Menu for October 18-22

Monday - Chicken quesadillas, Max stick cheese

Tuesday - Cheeseburger, Chicken nuggets

Wednesday - Pepperoni pizza, Chicken sandwich

Thursday - Crispito, Chicken sandwich

Friday - Super nachos, Corny dog, Cheeseburger

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.