ODYSSEY PTA FALL INFORMATION BLAST!

1st General Meeting, Website, Pumpkin Contest...OH MY!

Dear Odyssey Families and Staff,

Whether you're new to Odyssey or an Odyssey veteran you know that this year has started out unlike any other! We hope that everyone is staying well and is navigating this "new normal" as best as they can. We're right there with you! We are missing you all and can't wait for the safe return to school, whenever that may be.


Stay safe, be well, GO ORCAS!

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29TH at 7PM

All Odyssey Families and Staff are invited to join us for our first General Meeting via ZOOM.

It will be held Thursday, October 29th at 7pm.


Connect with other Odyssey Families and help shape our year.

We need your input on events, budget, and even appointing a new Treasurer!



We look forward to seeing you there!


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We've gone virtual!

We're adapting how we're managing Orca Wear and Membership sales this year to keep families safe. PTA Memberships and Orca Wear can be purchased online from our website.


Why join the PTA?


1. With many voices comes change. Every membership we have on the state and local level helps the PTA have clout when advocating for students before our state and national legislators.

Because of the PTA, we have access to:

  • Early childhood education
  • "Breakfast-After-the-Bell" and free and reduced lunch programs
  • Countless programs that have helped better the lives of students, teachers and families.

2. There is ZERO time commitment required. We hold 3-4 meetings a year. This year meetings will be conducted virtually, sweatpants are acceptable! Attendance at meetings is not required but it sure is helpful! Connect with other families and contribute your ideas about what you'd like the PTA to do this year.

3. It feels good to support our school! Memberships- $10/Individual or $18/Dual for the year.

4. Membership comes with benefits and discounts for your family.


CONTEST WINNING ORCA WEAR DESIGN ON SALE NOW UNTIL OCTOBER 30th!

This year's Orca Wear was designed by Gia Amador. Her artwork was chosen by the school via an online vote right before Summer Break and we're happy to say it's now available for purchase on our website!


Please submit your order BEFORE OCTOBER 30th!


When submitting your order you will have two options-


  • Elect to have your Orca Wear shipped to your home by selecting the extra $10 shipping fee
  • If not selected, your Orca Wear will be shipped to the school for FREE and can be picked up on material distribution day from Odyssey with the rest of your school supplies!*


*PayPal will ask you for a shipping address even if you didn't select the Ship to Home option. Entering your address WILL NOT ship your items to you if you did not add the Shipping Option to your cart.



Check out the Odyssey Orcas Facebook Page and Odyssey PTA website for updates and expected Orca Wear arrival dates!


Look for opportunities to sport your Orca Wear for Wacky Wednesdays and Spirit Fridays throughout the year, they go great with pajama bottoms!


NOW AVAILABLE IN PINK!

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PTA PUMPKIN CARVING AND CANDY CORN CONTEST

Only ONE ENTRY per student for each contest!


Odyssey PTA Pumpkin Carving Contest!


Click here to enter https://forms.gle/QwjVe6AS3AF2kovF6


Entries must be received by 6pm on October 26th, school-wide vote on the 28th. The carver of the winning pumpkin will be announced at our General Meeting Thursday October 29th at 7pm and will receive an Orca Wear t-Shirt in the size and color of their choice!


Check out the Odyssey Orcas Facebook page to join and enter to win our Guess the Candy Corn Contest!


We'll post a picture of a candy corn filled jar on our Facebook page on October 21st. Have your parent private message us your first and last name, your teacher/grade, and your best guess by 6pm on October 26th. Only one guess per student, please! The student with the closest guess wins an Orca Wear t-shirt in the size and color of their choice!

Help Odyssey PTA continue to provide resources for our school!

This year we won't be able to fundraise like we have in previous years. But we still want to make a difference for our students and teachers! We are able accept direct donations online year round and looking towards the Spring for possible school wide fundraising opportunities.


Here's how you can help the PTA with very little effort and no cost to you-


  • Join Fred Meyer Community Rewards! Last year 38 families generated $524.03 for our PTA just by doing their regular grocery shopping and linking their Rewards Card to Odyssey Elementary PTA! Don't a have a Rewards Card? They're free and can be picked up at any Fred Meyer Customer Service desk.
  • Create an AmazonSmile account! Select Odyssey Elementary PTA (in Everett) as your charity and your purchases will earn money for our PTA. Last year we only earned $79.60. Given the state of things, we know that everyone's doing a lot of online shopping and we hope you'll help us smash last year's Amazon donation check.
  • You don't have to have kids at Odyssey to enroll in either program. So spread the word! Hit up your co-workers and your Great-Aunt Sally! Everyone can help generate funds for the PTA!


Click the button below for more information!

CONNECT WITH US-

To join our Facebook Group, you'll be asked your connection to the school and a group administrator will approve your membership. If you have trouble joining, send us an email and we'll get you in! Keep checking our website for updates throughout the year. And feel free to contact us anytime!

Odyssey Elementary PTA

13025 17th Ave W, Everett, WA 98204