O'Dell Elementary Campus News

Thursday, October 21, 2021

CISD Student Holiday

Monday, October 25th

Classes will be dismissed at 3:25 p.m. on Friday, October 22nd, and will resume at 7:55 a.m. on Tuesday, October 26th.

We hope you and your family have a wonderful and restful holiday weekend!

Red Ribbon Week is Next Week

Red Ribbon Week is a time in which students pledge to live safe and drug-free lives. Each day has a different theme, and we encourage your child to participate. Attire for each day must meet CISD dress code.

Monday Oct. 25th – Parent Conference Day/Student Holiday

Tuesday, Oct. 26th – Don’t Get Tied Up In Drugs! Wear hair ties, neck ties, bow ties, tie dye!

Wednesday, Oct. 27th – Drugs Are Old School! Dress in clothes from the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, or 90s.

Thursday, Oct. 28th – We Don’t Need Drugs! We’re Out of This World! Dress in a space theme (Star Wars, Star Trek, Aliens, Astronaut)!

Friday, Oct. 29th - Drugs Are Scary! Wear your Halloween costume. No weapons or fake blood are allowed.

Report Cards Today

Report cards are being sent home with your child today. Please sign the report card envelope and return it to your child's homeroom teacher by tomorrow, October 22nd. Keep your child's report card for your records.


Contest forms are due by tomorrow, October 22nd. The actual product will be due November 5th. Click here for the contest form. Learn more about Reflections by clicking here.

Reflections is a National PTA sponsored arts recognition program that encourages artistic expression. Use your imagination to create a film, song, artwork, photograph, poem, short story or dance routine. The Reflections theme for 2021-2022 is “I Will Change the World By...”.

Use your imagination to create a film, song, artwork, photograph, poem, short story or dance routine. Please see the attached flyer for more information on contest categories.

Each entry must be accompanied by the official PTA entry form attached. You may enter as many times as you like in as many categories as you like. A separate official PTA entry form is required for each entry. Be sure to reflect the theme, “I Will Change the World By...”, in your work. Any student who enters the contest must have at least one member of their family as an active PTA member. To become a PTA member click this link: https://txpta.secure.force.com/JoinPTA/

Important Dates:

  • October 22nd- Entry form due
  • November 5th- All entries (product) due
  • December 1st- Participant Recognition/Advancement

*All dates are subject to change. Any changes will be communicated.*

Contact Tiffany Johns at odellptaprograms@gmail.com with additional questions.


5th grade students are encouraged to enter artwork for the 2021 CISD Christmas card contest! The Celina Administration team will vote for the best entry, and the winning design will be used for this year's card.

The deadline to submit entries is Wednesday, October 27th. Entries should be given to our art teacher, Mrs. Brignon.


* Use normal paper size 8 1/2 x 11 - or close to that size

* No notebook paper

* Any writing must be legible and spelled correctly

* No pencil showing -cover pencil marks with marker/pen/paint/etc.

* Full name, homeroom teacher, and school must be on the BACK

* Phrases beyond “Merry Christmas” are welcome to encompass all who will receive the card

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.

The Counselor's Corner

RESPONSIBILITY CONVERSATION STARTER: When is the last time that you didn’t take your responsibilities seriously? What were the consequences? What did you have to do to fix it, to make it right?

O'Dell Elementary Campus Calendar

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Lunch Information

Menu for October 26-29

Monday - CISD Student Holiday

Tuesday - Max stick cheese, Chicken nuggets

Wednesday - Macaroni & cheese with smokies, Cheese pizza

Thursday - Chicken sandwich, Corny dog

Friday - Max stick cheese, Super nachos

1st grade Lunch Sign-Up Genius - October 2021

10:30-11:00 a.m.


2nd grade Lunch Sign-Up Genius - October 2021

11:00-11:30 a.m.


3rd grade Lunch Sign-Up Genius - October 2021

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


4th grade Lunch Sign-Up Genius - October 2021

12:00-12:30 p.m.


5th grade Lunch Sign-Up Genius - October 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.