O'Dell Elementary Campus News

Thursday, April 21, 2022


Doors open at 5:45 p.m.

2nd Grade - Group 1 (Anderson, Dobbs, Vulpitta)

6:00-6:10 p.m. - Students report to gym/Parents to cafeteria

6:15-6:45 p.m. - Spring music program

6:45-7:30 p.m. - Open House and Book Fair

2nd Grade - Group 2 (Calzavara, Covington, Cox, Jaquez)

5:45-6:30 p.m. - Open House and Book Fair

6:30-6:40 p.m. - Students report to gym/Parents to cafeteria

6:45-7:15 p.m. - Spring music program

Parents may shop at the Book Fair throughout the evening. Please note that grade level classrooms will only be open during the designated Open House times.

Boosterthon Fun Run Monday, April 25th

The Boosterthon Fun Run will be tomorrow, April 25th. Students will run during their SPECIALS classes:

4th grade - 8:20-9:20 a.m.

3rd grade - 10:30-11:30 a.m.

5th grade - 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

1st grade - 1:00-2:00 p.m.

2nd grade - 2:10-3:10 p.m.

All students are included in the Fun Run regardless of financial participation. Students will be running 30-35 laps, and we would love for parents to attend and cheer for our students!

Parents wanting to watch the Fun Run will need to sign in at the front office with a driver's license or government issued ID


Tuesday, April 26th

If you have a younger child who will be enrolling in Pre-K or Kindergarten this fall, please click on this link for registration information:


Snow Cones for Field Day

O'Dell Elementary Field Day will be Friday, May 20th, and Hairy Gorilla Snowballs will be here that day to serve special frozen treats. If your child would like to enjoy a snowball, you must pre-order it online through the MySchoolBucks store. Click on this link to order and make payment:


The cost is $2.00 per snowball, and MySchoolBucks is the only approved method of payment. (Sorry, no cash or check accepted.)

The deadline to pre-order a snowball is Friday, May 6th. No late orders will be accepted.

Field Day Volunteers Needed

We are excited for our upcoming Field Day on Friday, May 20th, and we need your help to make this year's day better than ever! Please fill out the Google form through this link to let Coach Tucker know you would like to help:


Volunteers signing up must fill out a CISD criminal background check online, which can be found on the Celina ISD website at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSckz5n92BewM_G1ah4XYgXiZloHY52IIqr4wVC-ayfVTnsEOw/viewform

Parents who have already been approved for this year do not need to fill out an additional background check form.

Special Olympics Update

Congratulations to our Special Olympics' athletes for their accomplishments in their first Track & Field event this past week at McKinney's Ron Poe Stadium. A tremendous thank you goes out to the staff, students, and community members in McKinney for hosting us, for all their hospitality, and for putting on an amazing event. We appreciate Bobcat Moms for their continued contributions to our snack bags! Our team family of staff and peer helpers are such a blessing by providing their help, assistance, dedication and knowledge. Our athletes competed against other students from Anna, Blue Ridge, Denison, Lovejoy, McKinney, Prosper, Rockwall, Sherman, and Wylie. Each athlete participated in one Track event and one Field event. Here are the results from the competition:

Special Olympics' Track & Field Athletes

Jackson Coutts- 1st place in 50M Dash and 2nd place in Standing Long Jump

In the next couple of weeks, our Bobcats will be traveling to Anna for the Track & Field competition. Go Bobcats!! Make that IMPACT!


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

HONESTY ACTIVITY: Is exaggerating dishonest? How common is it? Challenge the family to look with intention for examples of exaggerating in reading, internet time, and/or television shows this week. Make it a competition to see who can come back to the table with the most or best examples and use them to talk about how exaggerating distorts the truth and about the difference that words like always, never, everybody, everywhere, all might make as we work to practice Honesty.

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Lunch Information

Menu for April 25-29

Monday - Mini corny dogs, Cheese pizza

Tuesday - Max stick cheese, Chicken nuggets

Wednesday - Mac & cheese, Cheese pizza

Thursday - Chicken sandwich, Grilled cheese sandwich

Friday - Max stick cheese, Super nachos

1st Grade Visitor Lunch Sign-Up Genius - April

10:30-11:00 a.m.


2nd Grade Visitor Lunch Sign-Up Genius - April

11:00-11:30 a.m.


3rd Grade Visitor Lunch Sign-Up Genius - April

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


4th Grade Visitor Lunch Sign-Up Genius - April

12:00-12:30 p.m.


5th Grade Visitor Lunch Sign-Up Genius - April

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.