O'Dell Elementary Campus News

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Pastries with Parents

It’s time to R.S.V.P. for Pastries with Parents! Parents and students will be gathering in the O’Dell courtyard for pastries, coffee, hot cocoa, and a photo op provided by O'Dell PTA. Parents will be required to present a valid driver's license or photo ID when checking in to the office.

To accommodate all of our families, this event will be divided out over three days:

7:00-7:45 a.m.

Monday, November 15th - - Last Name A-H

Tuesday, November 16th - - Last Name I-Q

Wednesday, November 17th - - Last Name R-Z

O'Dell PTA would greatly appreciate your turning in an R.S.V.P. for each family member planning to attend by clicking on this link https://www.eventbrite.com/.../pastries-with-parents...

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Progress reports today

Progress reports can be viewed in Ascender Parent Portal today, November 11th. Paper copies of progress reports will no longer be sent home with students.

Helping Hands of Celina Fall Clothing Event

Helping Hands of Celina will be offering an opportunity for qualifying students to receive fall/winter clothing, shoes and toiletries this Saturday, November 13th. This opportunity is available to all Celina ISD students in grades PreK through 12th.

Date: Saturday, November 13th

Time: 9am-12:00

Location: Lifeway Church, 701 E. Pecan Street (across from Celina Middle School)

It is important for students to have appropriate clothing as the weather turns cooler so they can stay warm. We want them to be comfortable so they can focus on their education while they are in school.

If your family needs assistance meeting your student(s) essential needs, please plan to attend this shopping event. There will be an application for you to fill out when you arrive and then you can proceed with your shopping. This is a first come, first served event and we cannot guarantee that we will have all sizes available.


Helping Hands of Celina

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Thanksgiving Food Drive

November 15-19

Next week is our annual food drive benefitting GraceBridge. The foods collected will be used to support local families during the Thanksgiving holidays. All nonperishable foods are appreciated; however, GraceBridge has shared their most needed items below. Each day, we will collect a different “most needed” food item:

  • Monday, Nov. 15: Canned Corn and Canned Carrots

  • Tuesday, Nov. 16: Ramen (no styrofoam cups please)

  • Wednesday, Nov. 17: Pasta Sauce (no glass containers please)

  • Thursday, Nov. 18: Peanut Butter (1 lb. plastic containers)

  • Friday, Nov. 19: Dried Beans (2 lb. plastic bags)

The homeroom class that brings the most food will win a class party! Thank you for helping us support Celina families!

Thanksgiving Holidays

Classes will be dismissed at 3:25 p.m. on Friday, November 19th, and will resume at 7:55 a.m. on Monday, November 29th.

We hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday week!

Scholastic Book Fair Coming Soon

* In-person book fair is December 6-10, and Virtual fair is December 6-19.

* Volunteer opportunities will be available, and O'Dell PTA will have a sign-up genius link soon.

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School Visitor Policy

All parents and visitors are asked to present a valid driver's license or photo identification when entering the building for parent conferences, lunch with your child, working as a classroom volunteer, etc. Identification is collected and a name tag is issued, which must be worn and visible at all times during your visit. Identification is returned when signing out of the building.

Reporting an Absence

Send an email to doesattendance@celinaisd.com. You may also send your child's doctor's notes to this email address.

The Counselor's Corner

GRATITUDE ACTIVITY: Start a Family Joy Journal where you keep an ongoing list of gifts (people, places, things) that you are grateful for and how you showed your Gratitude for that thing. Try to write in it each day for 30 days. Write as many things as you can think of for that day as possible. How many days until you reach 100? How about 1000?

O'Dell Elementary Campus Calendar

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

Lunch Information

Menu for November 15-19

Monday - Chicken quesadillas, Max stick cheese

Tuesday - Cheeseburger, Chicken nuggets

Wednesday - Pepperoni pizza, Chicken sandwich

Thursday - Crispito, Chicken sandwich

Friday - Super nachos, Corny dog

1st grade Lunch Sign-Up Genius - November 2021

10:30-11:00 a.m.


2nd grade Lunch Sign-Up Genius - November 2021

11:00-11:30 a.m.


3rd grade Lunch Sign-Up Genius - November 2021

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


4th grade Lunch Sign-Up Genius - November 2021

12:00-12:30 p.m.


5th grade Lunch Sign-Up Genius - November 2021

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.