From The Principal's Desk

October 23, 2022

Welcome to Our Newsletter!

Meet us here weekly to know what's happening at Odyssey!


Communication is the key to success! Stay informed by viewing our website and staying connected via Facebook and Twitter.



Mrs. Beatriz B. Smith

Principal of the Dragons

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ODMS HOTLINE - 407- 207 3850. Ext. 5222257

STARTING MONDAY, OCTOBER 17. You can call and leave us a message any day, at any time! We will call you back!


Please leave a voice message with the following pieces of information:


  • Your name
  • Your student's name and grade level
  • Your phone number
  • A brief description of what you and your family need.

A member of our Student Support Services will call you back. All calls are confidential.

We are Family. You are not Alone. Talk to Us.

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Parents,


Please talk to your students about their grades. Report Cards will go home tomorrow, Monday, October 24. You can also go to Skyward Parent Access to view your children's grades.


As always, thank you for your support,


Beatriz B. Smith

Principal

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From Student Services

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FROM THE ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT

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Tickets sold at the door. Cash Only. Students: $2 - Adults: $3

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FROM MS.LEBRON

The National Junior Honor Society of ODMS is announcing a project WE CARE-Hurricane Help! There will be boxes in all grade levels ELA and other classes, as well as in the main office and the media center.

We will be reaching out to help OUR community that has been displaced due to Hurricane Ian. We will be collecting TOWELS, toiletries, soaps, shampoos, and towels - bath towels, and hand towels.


The due date for the donations will be Thursday, October 27, 2022.



Also, NJHS will be working with our ODMS PTSA on Movie Night and will be selling candies, chips, and refreshments. Mark your calendar and join us in November for the MOVIE NIGHT. We will have loads of fun!


Mrs. Janice Lebron
7th Grade Language Arts
Odyssey Middle School
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From Ms. Erickson - Tutoring Opportunities


Advanced 7th Grade Math Students: Tuesday and Friday before school in Room 707


Regular 7th Grade Math Students: Wednesdays before school in Room 720


Tracy G. Erickson

Tier 1 Math Intervention Teacher


Questions? Email :Tracy.Erickson@ocps.net

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DRESS CODE

DRESS CODE Non-Negotiables:


NO PAJAMA PANTS or SLIPPERS


1. Clothes shall be worn as they are designed. For example, suspenders should be over the shoulders, pants secured at the waist, belts buckled, no underwear as outerwear, and no underwear exposed.


2. Clothing must cover the body from one armpit across to the other armpit and down to

approximately mid-thigh. Tops must have straps. Undergarments must not be viewable. Rips, holes, or tears in clothing must be below mid-thigh.


3. Shoes shall be worn at all times and should be safe for the school environment. The following shoes are not acceptable for any OCPS student: cleated shoes or shoes with wheels.


4. Headgear shall not be worn on campus during the school day unless the headgear is approved by the principal.


6. See-through, revealing, or mesh garments must not be worn without appropriate coverage

underneath that meets the minimum requirements of this dress code.


7. Clothing and accessories that endanger students or staff shall not be worn.


Individual schools are expected to use the state and district dress and grooming guidelines as minimum standards; any adjustments may be made upon approval of the principal’s supervisor. The principal at each school reserves the right to determine what appropriate dress is for the school as detailed in these minimum standards.

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Eletronic Device

No electronic devices are allowed during instructional hours. Cell phones should be turned off and concealed.

Phones confiscated by school administrators will be available for parent pick up in the front office.

FROM MS. SANTANA

Hi Everyone.

In the hopes of encouraging school spirit and discouraging misbehavior, Odyssey is offering a new elective called the Dragon Student Advisory Council.

The purpose of the Dragon Advisory Council is to strengthen students’ voices by providing the Administration with feedback and guidance on matters of importance and concern within Odyssey. This Council will ensure student voices are heard, promote school spirit by engaging in conversations with the principal and school administrators, and seek input from students to provide recommendations to the administration that will develop and sustain a positive and happy school climate.

The Dragon Advisory Council has already been hard at work planning and meeting with the administration to get some fun activities approved.


Thank you,

Delia Santana

Odyssey Middle School

Civics Instructor

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Spooky Door Decorating Contest

The doors will be judged on Friday, October 28th on Creativity, Effort, and Spookiness. The winner will be announced on Monday, October 31st and the winning class will get to have a pizza lunch

Candy Gram

For $2, students will get to order a Candy Gram that will be delivered to their friend during the 6th period on Monday, October 31st. The Candy Grams will be sold at the start of all lunches on Tuesday, October 25th, Wednesday, October 26th, and Thursday, October 27th.

Character Dress Up Day

The students will be allowed to dress up as their favorite book, movie, or Anime character on October 31st. The costume MUST BE SCHOOL APPROPRIATE and MUST follow our school dress code policy or parents will be called to bring the student a change of clothes. NO MASKS or TOY weapons of ANY kind will be allowed.

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Happy Sunday ☀


Thank you to all of you who joined us at Astro last Friday, it was such a fun skate party!!! Thank you Astro Skate and our dragon families for supporting our school, we really appreciate it.

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Donations for students affected by Hurricane Ian Oct 24th - 28th


As you know many families were affected by Hurricane Ian and unfortunately few students from Odyssey had their houses flooded. Our NJHS and PTSA are collecting donations for these families.

If you want to contribute, PTSA has a box in the front office to collect gift cards this week. Some gift card suggestions: Restaurants, Movie Theater, Walmart, Target, Publix, Aldi, Kohls, Home Depot, and Lowes.

All donations will be delivered to those families in the following week. Thank you for your kindness and generosity.

October 26 - Wednesday - Texas Roadhouse Spirit Night!!!

📣Texas Roadhouse Spirit Night!!!


This Wednesday, October 26, dine to donate at Texas Roadhouse by Semoran. Take a break from your kitchen and order a fresh meal from scratch at Texas Roadhouse from 5 to 9 pm.


Remember to mention Odyssey MS or show this flyer and 10% will be donated to our school.

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS


🎃 October 31st - Monday 9-9:20 am

PTSA invites you for some fun and FREE Halloween Games in the morning at the school entrance by Media Center, you don't want to miss it. Play to get a treat sponsored by your PTSA!!!

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COMING SOON!

📽 November 4th - Friday - 6-9 pm FREE Family Movie Night at Odyssey bus loop

We are looking for donations and volunteers for this event, if you would like to help please email us at odysseyptsaorlando@gmail.com.

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Join Us!

If you haven't joined our PTSA yet, it’s never too late… your support is greatly appreciated!


Here is the link: https://odmsdragons.memberhub.com/store
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