O'Dell Elementary Campus News

Thursday, September 23, 2021


* Dismissal will begin at 12:00 p.m.

* Students will eat lunch in homeroom classes at 10:15 a.m.

* Bus schedules will be adjusted to run for early release.

AMPEd Running CLub

O’Dell Elementary is ready to continue AMPED (Amplifying Education with Activity), a grant-funded running program for grades 1-5 at our campus. Our school earned this grant through Kids in the Game and Active Schools, and we are excited to continue our AMPED program this year!

* AMPED will meet once a month after school from 3:30-4:15 p.m. for in-person events. Students MUST have arrangements for transportation home as this is an after-school program (there will not be any buses to take students home).
* If your child has a current doctor's note or note from parent excluding him/her from physical activities on that day, your child will be unable to participate in AMPED activities.

* AMPED dates will be announced soon!

Click on the link below to register your child. Registration deadline is tomorrow, September 24th.

Thank you,
Coach Tucker & AMPED program personnel
O’Dell Elementary School (micheletucker@celinaisd.com)

'21-'22 O'Dell AMPED Running Club Sign-Up

Progress Reports next week

Progress reports will be posted in Ascender Parent Portal next Thursday, September 30th. Paper copies of progress reports will no longer be sent home with students.


Spills and accidents sometimes occur at school, especially with our younger students. Nurse Baker keeps extra clothing in her office for students when these incidents occur, but her supplies are running low. Currently the clinic needs girls' sweatpants with elastic waists in youth sizes.

Donated items must be new and unused and can be brought to the front office. Also, if your child has borrowed items from the clinic, please return the used items (cleaned!) to Nurse Baker.

Gifted and Talented

Applications for Celina ISD’s Gifted and Talented Services for students in grades 1-12 will be accepted Monday, September 27th, through Friday, October 8th. Any parent of a student who wishes to apply for GT screening should contact his/her child’s teacher to receive the appropriate forms and more information.

Copy paper needed

O'Dell Elementary is currently in need of copy paper until our next shipment arrives. If parents would like to donate reams of paper to our school, they can be brought to the front office. Copy paper donations can even be designated for certain teachers or grade levels.

Thank you!

PTA Reflections Art Contest

Information was sent home last week with your child about the PTA Reflections Art Contest. Students are encouraged to use their 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...”.

Each entry must be accompanied by the official PTA entry form. Students may enter as many times as they like in as many categories as they like. A separate official PTA entry form is required for each entry (extra copies are in the front office). The theme, “I Will Change the World By...”, must be included in each submitted 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 1st- All entry forms DUE
  • October 7th- Mandatory parent meeting to review entry guidelines
  • November 5th- All entries due
  • December 1st- Participant Recognition/Advancement

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

Chess Wizards Club

Chess Wizards offers chess lessons for beginners to experienced players, exciting tournaments, fun team activities, and more!

Chess Wizards will meet on Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. beginning October 6th. For registration and pricing information, visit www.chesswizards.com or call 866-949-4386.

From the Counselor's Corner

RESPECT ACTIVITY: Hang a ruler somewhere in the house or make one out of a piece of paper and call it the “Respect Ruler.” Talk with your child about what each end of the ruler means – on one end is “disrespectful” and on the other is “respectful.” Anytime your child makes a choice that is disrespectful or respectful towards themselves or others, walk them to the “Respect Ruler” and have them self-identify where they think that choice was on the scale and why. Anytime your answer is different than theirs, talk about why!

O'Dell Elementary Campus Calendar

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

Lunch Information

Menu September 27-October 1

Monday - Pepperoni pizza, Chicken quesadillas

Tuesday - Max stick cheese, Chicken nuggets

Wednesday - Hot dogs, Cheese pizza

Thursday - Chicken sandwich, Corny dog

Friday - TBD

1st grade

10:30-11:00 a.m.

Link to 1st Grade Lunch Visitor Sign-up Genius - September:


2nd grade

11:00-11:30 a.m.

Link to 2nd Grade Lunch Visitor Sign-up Genius - September:


3rd grade

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

Link to 3rd Grade Lunch Visitor Sign-up Genius - September:


4th grade

12:00-12:30 p.m.

Link to 4th Grade Lunch Visitor Sign-up Genius - September:


5th grade

12:30-1:00 p.m.

Link to 5th Grade Lunch Visitor Sign-up Genius - September:


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.