O'DELL ELEMENTARY CAMPUS NEWS

THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2022

January is School Board Appreciation Month

We would like to say a special thank you to the members of the Celina ISD School Board for your leadership and commitment to our students, staff, and community. We are grateful for your many hours of service and dedication, and for your vision, which is focused on the future success of the children in our district. Thank you for making Celina ISD a great place to teach and learn!

CISD School Holiday-Monday, January 17th

Classes will dismiss at 3:25 p.m. on Friday, January 14th, and will resume at 7:55 a.m. on Tuesday, January 18th.


O’Dell Elementary School teachers and staff wish you a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend!

Message from Nurse Baker

STUDENT ILLNESS:

When your child is ill, please contact the school by sending an email to doesattendance@celinaisd.com to let us know he or she won’t be attending that day.


IF YOUR CHILD HAS A FEVER OVER 100 DEGREES, HE OR SHE MUST STAY OUT OF SCHOOL UNTIL FEVER FREE FOR 24 HOURS WITHOUT FEVER-REDUCING MEDICATIONS.


IN ADDITION, STUDENTS WITH VOMITING OR DIARRHEAL ILLNESSES MUST STAY HOME UNTIL THEY ARE DIARRHEA/VOMIT FREE WITHOUT MEDICATIONS FOR AT LEAST 24 HOURS.


** If a student is absent or sent home by the nurse with any of the above conditions, and returns to school before the 24 hours is up, parents will be called to pick up their child.

Watch D.O.G.S.

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.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4badab22a2f9c70-watch


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.

Welcome new staff members

We would like to say welcome to 3rd Grade Homeroom Teacher Jenna Lorick. We are glad to have you as part of the O'Dell Elementary teaching staff.


We also have several current staff employees who have new job assignments this semester:

Bri Johnson - Registrar/PEIMS

Austin Grant - Technology instructor

Madonna Mosley - 5th Grade instructional aide

Danielle Totman - 4th Grade instructional aide

O'Dell Yearbooks for Sale

Order the 2021-2022 O'Dell Elementary yearbook at www.balfour.com.

Questions? Contact O'Dell PTA Vice President Lindsey Watson at odellptavicepresident@gmail.com.

January Teacher and Staff Birthdays

Tammi Renfro - Jan. 1

Heidi Calzavara - Jan. 7

Staci Griffin - Jan. 11

Andrea Slawson - Jan. 13

Bubba Stastny - Jan. 20

Cody Moles - Jan. 27

Carrie Resing - Jan. 30

The Counselor's Corner

This month we are talking about the social-emotional skill of Empathy. We are using this definition at school:

Empathy: the ability to understand and connect to the feelings of another.

Empathy is a crucial skill for being in community with others and a powerful skill to develop in personal and professional relationships. We are focusing on a few key pieces of Empathy: knowing how we feel (and having language to describe those feelings!), understanding what others are feeling, and listening to others well so that we can connect in more meaningful ways! We will reflect on powerful images that will inspire conversations about emotions, connection, and friendship. We will think about incredible people like the Indian author Arundhati Roy and our past president Barack Obama have to say about Empathy. We will celebrate what makes us different and find the amazing things that bring us together.

Kids Heart Challenge

Our school cares about heart health! American Heart Association Kids Heart Challenge starts soon. To register, download the Kids Heart Challenge App or go to www.Heart.org/KHC

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O'Dell Elementary Campus Calendar

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

LUNCH INFORMATION

Menu for January 10-14

Monday - Pepperoni pizza, Bobcat potato bowl

Tuesday - Spaghetti with meatballs, Max stick cheese

Wednesday - Chicken nachos, Cheese pizza

Thursday - Chicken sandwich, Corny dog

Friday - Super nachos, Calzone


1st grade Lunch Sign-Up Genius - January 2022

10:30-11:00 a.m.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f4aaba829a5f85-1stgrade3


2nd grade Lunch Sign-Up Genius - January 2022

11:00-11:30 a.m.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f4aaba829a5f85-2ndgrade3


3rd grade Lunch Sign-Up Genius - January 2022

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

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f4aaba829a5f85-3rdgrade3


4th grade Lunch Sign-Up Genius - January 2022

12:00-12:30 p.m.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f4aaba829a5f85-4thgrade3


5th grade Lunch Sign-Up Genius - January 2022

12:30-1:00 p.m.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f4aaba829a5f85-5thgrade3

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.