Odyssey Updates 11/05/2023
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Greetings Dragon Families!
I hope this message finds you well. It is with a heavy heart that we share the news that Principal Beatriz Smith is embarking on a new chapter in her life as she approaches retirement from OCPS on December 1. Having served as the esteemed leader of Odyssey Middle School, we like to take this opportunity extend our heartfelt gratitude and deep appreciation for her contributions to our school community. Over the years, she has been a beacon of guidance and a source of inspiration to many.
Ms. Smith has decided to relocate to 'Boston to be closer to her family and we hope that this new chapter of her life will be filled with joy, laughter and cherished moments with her loved ones.
Principal Smith, you will be greatly missed, but your legacy will endure in the hearts and minds of all those you have touched. Thank you for your dedication, passion, and unwavering commitment to the success of Odyssey Middle School.
We Are United, We Are Family!
Odyssey Middle School
On November 3, all A/B Honor Roll Recipients were recognized.
Book Fair Coming Soon!
Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Odyssey November 6 through 10. Visit https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/odysseymiddleschool to preview books that will be available for purchase as well as a link to set up an "ewallet" account for your child. This allows your child to shop without having to bring cash to school. Your support in helping us reaching our goal of selling 600 books would be appreciated.
October Spirit Day Highlights
HAPPY SUNDAY ☀
📽 November 10th - Vista Lakes Elementary PTA and Odyssey Middle PSTA are working together to provide you an outdoor FREE family event! Friday, from 6:15 to 8:30pm we will be hosting a Family Movie Night at Amhurst Park. There are no bathrooms available at the 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
· We will have a raffle contest available during the movie night, If you sign up to be an ODMS PTSA member you have a chance to win $25 gift card to DQ!
Fundraisers: We will be selling Texas Roadhouse Peanut Brittle at the Movie Night on 11.10.23. For every bag purchased ODMS PTSA with get a portion back that we will used to help fund other events at ODMS.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
· Movie Night at Amhurst Park- November 10th
· SAC/PTSA Meeting 11.28.23 at 5pm in Media Center
· Winter Wonderland Dance 12.10.23 from 6-8pm
JOIN US! We are still in need of 18 more PTSA memberships! If you haven't joined our PTSA yet, it’s never too late… your support is greatly appreciated! We have 182 members our goal is 200 PTSA members.
Here is the link: https://odmsdragons.memberhub.com/store
Did you know that there are benefits to being a PTSA / PTA member? Click the link to discover the discounts you get by being a PTSA member https://www.pta.org/home/run-your-pta/marketplace/Save-Money-with-Member-Offers
A truly great principal is hard to find, difficult to part with and impossible to forget. Mrs. Smith, we will truly miss you and all the support you gave to PTSA. Thank you, we wish you the best of luck on your next adventure.
Red Ribbon Week Poster Contest Winners
Thank you to all of the students who submitted a poster for Red Ribbon Week. A special shout out to Ms. Landry for promoting students to enter their artwork for the contest! Students voted for their top choice for best poster.
First Place: Saraphina Hall
Second Place: Destiny Lugo
Third Place: Mario Pinilla
Resiliency Trait of the Month- Gratitude
Resilience is the ability to bounce back from a challenge. Developing resiliency is an important skill because we all face challenges on a daily basis and being able to recover quickly can increase the likelihood of a better quality of life.
According to research, those who practice gratitude tend to be more happier, less depressed, and more resilient.
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
Book Fair- November 6 - 10
Boys and Girls Volleyball Home Game vs Discover MS 5PM in Gym
Boys and Girls Volleyball away at Corner Lakes MS 5PM in Gym
PTSA Family Movie Night @ Amhurst Park - 6PM November 10
Boys and Girls Volleyball Home Game vs Timber Springs November 13
National Education Week- November 13 - 17
Boys and Girls Volleyball away at Legacy MS 5PM in Gym
Teach-In- November 16
Thanksgiving Break- November 20 - 24
PTSA Spirit Night at Tokyo Steakhouse- November 29
Progress Reports posted in Family Access - November 30