O'Dell Elementary Campus News

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Yearbook Picture Day - Wednesday, Sept. 15th

O'Dell Elementary Yearbook Picture Day is Wednesday, September 15th, and Legacy Studios will be taking your child's portraits this year.

* Parents can pre-order portraits prior to picture day at shop.legacystudios.com and are encouraged to do so for the discounts that are offered.

* Picture proofs will be available to view online about 1-2 weeks after picture day.

* Legacy Studios keeps online photo galleries active for a year so parents can buy pictures as long as the gallery is open.

* All purchases are online. No cash or checks will be accepted.

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Friday, September 10th

7:20 a.m. in the music room

All students are invited to attend. The club will be involved in:

* Community service projects

* Listening to guest speakers

* Participate in special events

For more information, please contact Leanne Thompson at leannethompson@celinaisd.com.

5th Grade Parent Meeting for Camp Allaso

Monday, September 13th

6:30-7:30 p.m.

O'Dell Elementary gym - - Parents will need to enter through gym door at north side of building.


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

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

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

O'Dell PTA Homecoming spirit items for sale

The O'Dell PTA "mum moms" are hard at work filling orders. Deadline to order is Monday, September 20th, at 6:00 p.m. Place your order here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScyjCk4fTl1RobCFYw7Ix0bj04xxQUHG2ROdKFwQr-N6jI3wA/viewform?fbclid=IwAR0p_lx2XcVMeskwgftPiKt_bfo5bNuzkYkwKc2w2DRuoEIpigFfKKVGQG0

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Reminders about Carpool Drop-off/Pick-up

The front parking lot (facing east towards Bluewood) is for morning carpool drop-off and afternoon pick-up, only. The back parking lot (facing west towards Carter Ranch) is for faculty parking and buses. Even if there is rain or other inclement weather, the faculty parking lot is not to be used for morning carpool.

Thank you for your cooperation!

Vision and Hearing Screenings

Students in 1st, 3rd, and 5th grades and all new students will be screened for vision and hearing next week. If your child wears glasses, please make sure your child brings them to the screening.

From the Counselor's Corner


Talk with your child about what it means to be respectful, to be courteous and to use their manners, to solve conflict peacefully, and what it means to treat others the way they want to be treated.

After-School Clubs at O'Dell

Drama Kids

Drama Kids is a unique and fun-filled drama program that helps young students develop confidence, creative thinking, public speaking skills, self esteem, and more!

Drama Kids meets on Mondays from 3:25-4:25 p.m. and will begin September 13th. For registration and pricing information, visit www.dramakids.com/tx5 or call 214-592-4066.

Kids Beach Club

Kids Beach Club is a fun, free, non-denominational, faith-based program led by trained volunteers for 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade students. Students enjoy games, have snacks, sing worship songs, and learn character-building principles. Beach Club will meet on Tuesdays in the cafeteria from 3:15-4:30 p.m. beginning September 21st.

There is no cost to attend, but your child must be registered at kidsbeachclub.org/clubs/Texas/odell-elementary. If you have any questions, please contact Lori Franklin at 972-382-3171 or lori@fbccelina.org.

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.

O'Dell Elementary Campus Calendar

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

Lunch Information

Menu September 13-17

Monday - Big D Pepperoni pizza, Chicken quesadillas

Tuesday - Stuffed pepperoni pizza, Chicken rings

Wednesday - Cheeseburger, Max stick cheese

Thursday - Cheese pizza, Chicken sandwich

Friday - Hot dog, Max stick cheese

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.