O'Dell Elementary Campus News

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Kids Heart Challenge

We have officially kicked off the Kids Heart Challenge Road Trip with the American Heart Association, and we need your help! Over the next 4 weeks students will be learning about their heart and raising awareness and funds for the American Heart Association. Our school's goal is to raise $7500 in donations and for every student to complete Finn's Mission.

Are we there yet? Complete Finn's Mission to get a little closer to our destination of better health. Finn has had multiple heart surgeries. Who do you know who has been affected by heart disease or stroke? Download the Kids Heart Challenge app or go to www.heart.org/khc and register today!


Monday, February 7th

6:30 p.m.

Celina Middle School Cafeteria

Attention 5th Grade parents! Please make every effort to attend the parent information meeting for incoming 6th grade students. Celina Middle School Principal Mrs. Briscoe will discuss course selections and other important registration information for the 2022-2023 school year. Parents will receive course selection papers to take home to review with their children, and then those papers will need to be returned to O'Dell Elementary.

CISD Book drive

Monday, January 24th - Friday, February 4th

We are collecting gently used books for students of all ages, which will benefit children in Celina ISD schools. Students wanting to donate books can give them to their homeroom teachers. A collection box will be set up in each homeroom class.

The top three classes who bring in the most books will win a prize!

Welcome New Staff Member

We would like to say welcome to our newest staff member, Angela Mosley, who has accepted a position as one of our Special Education Instructional Aides.


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.


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.

The Counselor's Corner

EMPATHY ACTIVITY: Go for a nature walk to a park or lake. As you sit outside, close your eyes and imagine what it would be like to be visually impaired. What challenges would you face on your nature walk? What beautiful things would you not be able to see? Imagine if you were in a wheelchair. How would your nature walk be more challenging? Discuss how you can show empathy to someone who is disabled.

O'Dell Elementary Campus Calendar

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Menu for January 24-28

Monday - Chicken nuggets, Pepperoni pizza

Tuesday - Big D Pepperoni pizza, Chicken rings

Wednesday - Hamburger, Pepperoni pizza

Thursday - Chicken sandwich, Corny dog

Friday - Popcorn chicken, Super nachos

1st grade Lunch Sign-Up Genius - January 2022

10:30-11:00 a.m.


2nd grade Lunch Sign-Up Genius - January 2022

11:00-11:30 a.m.


3rd grade Lunch Sign-Up Genius - January 2022

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


4th grade Lunch Sign-Up Genius - January 2022

12:00-12:30 p.m.


5th grade Lunch Sign-Up Genius - January 2022

12:30-1:00 p.m.


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.