Odyssey Updates 10/22/2023
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Greetings Dragon Families!
I hope this message finds you well. Report cards will be posted in Family Access (Skyward) this week on October 26. A paper copy will be sent home along with a progress monitoring letter if the student received a failing grade in core classes. It is important to note, that all middle students are required to have passing grades in all core classes prior to transitioning to high school. Our school counselors are available to answer any questions you may have regarding course requirements and promotion.
Hope to see you at School Advisory Council (SAC) and Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) meeting on Tuesday, October 24. Both meetings will be held in the Media Center.
Odyssey Middle School
October Spirit Day
A huge thank you to Ms. Honeycutt's Peer Counseling class for coordinating this day for us!
Hispanic Heritage Month
First Place: Hazel Salas
Second Place: Lia Abreu
Third Place: Jeronimo Sanchez Duran
Other Highlights during Hispanic Heritage Month
Door Decorating Contest
A huge thank you to all that participated in the door decorating contest. Congratulations to Ms. Solomon's door that won. Her door highlighted prominent Hispanic scientists!
Hispanic Countries Projects
Students in Ms. Vazquez's Spanish courses engaged learning about Spanish speaking countries. Projects are located in the front office.
Media Center News
Congratulations to the Friday, October 13 Drawing Winners
6th Grade: Zini Perciballi and Adelyn Brockway
7th Grade: Aiden Westover and Nadiel Gonzalez
8th Grade: Bagriella Najera and Shalimar Cruz
Congratulations to Friday, October 22 Drawing Winners
6th Grade: Emmanuel Vidal and Hazel Salas
7th Grade: Elise Ramlochan and Soheilie Oquendo
8th Grade: Sara Vituriano and Amaih Polanco
The Scholastic Book Fair will be on campus November 6 through 10. Volunteers are needed. If you are able to volunteer, please sign-up on through this form https://forms.gle/rXyxYhH9ARfVqf4P8. Your support is appreciated!
HAPPY SUNDAY ☀
Thank you to everyone who joined us at our Fall Dance, we had such a fun time dancing together!!! Thank you to our dragon families and staff for volunteering at the dance! We wouldn’t have been able to have this dance without your help. We can’t wait for the next dance!
🍕 Spirit Night- 10.25.23 Your Pie located at 6889 Eagle Watch Dr., Orlando, FL 32822
Support our school by dining at Your Pie this Wednesday, October 25th! Remember to mention Odyssey Middle School and part of your purchase will be donated to our school! Check out their website! Pizzas are made just the way you want them! https://yourpie.com/locations/orlando-lee-vista/
🎃 October 31st - Tuesday 9-9:20 am
PTSA invites you for some fun and FREE Halloween Games in the morning at the school entrance by Media Center, you don't want to miss it. Play to get a treat sponsored by your PTSA!!! We will also have a spooky treat for our spooktacular faculty.
📽 November 10th - Vista Lakes Elementary PTA and Odyssey Middle PSTA are working together to provide you a outdoor FREE family event! Friday, from 6:15 to 8:30pm we will be hosting a Family Movie Night at Amhurst Park. The movie will start at 6:45pm, there will be concessions available for purchase! Bring a blanket or a chair and get ready to view the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem movie under the stars!
· We are looking for donations and volunteers for this event, if you would like to help please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fundraisers: We will be selling Bundt Cakes and Peanut Brittle soon, please be on the lookout for when you are able to purchase these items in our PTSA online store.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
· PTSA Meeting Tuesday, October 24th at 5:30pm in the Media Center
Everyone is welcome to attend our PTSA meetings. We would love to see more
staff, students, and parents at our meetings. We welcome your opinions and ideas!
· Your Pie Spirit Night- October 25th
· Halloween Games and treats- October 31st before school
· Movie Night at Amhurst Park- November 10th
If you haven't joined our PTSA yet, it’s never too late… your support is greatly appreciated! We are currently at 180 members we only need 20 to hit our goal of 200 PTSA members.
Here is the link: https://odmsdragons.memberhub.com/store
Fall Dance Highlights
Red Ribbon Spirit Week
Odyssey is looking for volunteers to participate in our annual Teach-In event. Participating in Teach-In is an opportunity to share with students about your career, interesting hobby or life experiences that helped you become successful in life. We can be flexible with the time you are available on Thursday, November 16, 2023.
Upcoming Calendar of Events
Red Ribbon Week Oct. 23 - 27
Health Hero Flu Clinic Oct. 24
SAC/PTSA Meeting Oct. 24 in Media Center
PTSA Your Pie Spirit Night Oct. 25
Report Cards posted on Family Access (Skyward) Oct. 26
Halloween Student Dress-Up October 31