O'Dell Elementary Campus News

Thursday, March 31, 2022

CISD Holiday and Bad Weather Makeup Day

Classes will be released at 3:25 p.m. on Thursday, April 14th, and will resume at 7:55 a.m. on Monday, April 18th.

Due to the unexpected weather-related closures we experienced during the month of February, CISD will need to utilize one of the scheduled Bad Weather Days.

F.C.A. Meeting Tomorrow

Friday, April 1st

7:20 a.m. in the music room

All 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students are invited to attend. For more information, please contact Leanne Thompson at leannethompson@celinaisd.com.


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:



CISD students are invited to submit a drawing or photo for consideration for the 2022-2023 CISD Traditions Magazine cover. The contest judges will be looking for artwork that shows what makes Celina unique. Submissions need to be turned in to our art teacher, Mrs. Brignon by Wednesday, April 13th.

STAAR Testing

Please avoid scheduling doctor or dental appointments for your child on the following dates:

Tuesday, May 10th - 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades Math

Wednesday, May 11th - 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades Reading

Thursday, May 12th - 5th grade Science

April Teacher and Staff Birthdays

Amy Kalb - April 2

Leanne Thompson - April 6

Briann Johnson - April 11

Misty Warrick - April 14

Hollie Robles - April 14

Danielle Totman - April 20

Honey Lacy - April 21

Emma Pace - April 21

Cheryl Hudson - April 23


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

This month we’re talking about Honesty! The dictionary defines it as: “fairness and straightforwardness of conduct; adherence to the facts.” The definition we are using in class is:

Honesty: living truthfully in your words and actions and thoughts!

Honesty is a lot more than just telling the truth – it is also about thinking and acting in a way that feels consistent, kind, and sincere. What do we do with honest thoughts that aren’t very nice? How do our actions in Honesty help or hurt our relationships. Over the course of the month, we will talk about people from Emily Bronte to Jackie Robinson who lived out Honesty in their words and actions. We discover new games and techniques to make us more honest competitors and more thoughtful friends. It will be a time of challenging, but rewarding conversations – thanks for being a part of them!

Egg My Yard

Support the 2022 Celina High School Cheerleaders with this great fundraiser!


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Lunch Information

Menu for April 4-8

Monday - Chicken nuggets, Pepperoni pizza

Tuesday - Pepperoni pizza, Hamburger

Wednesday - Chicken strip melt, Pepperoni pizza

Thursday - Chicken sandwich, Corny dog

Friday - Popcorn chicken, 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.