O'Dell Elementary Campus News

Thursday, April 28, 2022

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

Your child will benefit greatly by getting a restful night of sleep and having a good breakfast prior to taking the tests.

2022-2023 EPI School Supplies Packs for Sale

O'Dell PTA is selling school supplies kits for the 2022-2023 school year! Shop early and save by clicking on the link below! Enter the O'Dell school ID, ODE018 (3 letters/3 numbers).


School supplies kits will be delivered directly to O'Dell Elementary and will be in your child's homeroom classroom at Meet the Teacher Night on Monday, August 8th.

For questions, please contact Amber Dymek at : amberdymek@gmail.com.

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Library Books Due

Students need to have all books returned to the library by Friday, May 13th.

Mrs. McCracken is having a snow cone party for the grade level that returns all of their books first! This includes all overdue materials and unpaid fines for lost books. Written notices will be sent home to parents regarding any outstanding items.


Parents need to pick up medications from the nurse's office by 12:00 p.m. on the last day of school, Thursday, May 26th. They will not automatically be sent home with your child. Any medication that is not picked up will be discarded.


O'Dell Elementary Field Day will be Friday, May 20th, and Hairy Gorilla Snowballs will be here that day to serve special frozen treats. If your child would like to enjoy a snowball, you must pre-order it online through the MySchoolBucks store. Click on this link to order and make payment:


The cost is $2.00 per snowball, and MySchoolBucks is the only approved method of payment. (Sorry, no cash or check accepted.)

The deadline to pre-order a snowball is Friday, May 6th. No late orders will be accepted.

May Teacher and Staff Birthdays

Hope Wilson - May 11

Sarah Diaz - May 18


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.

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O'Dell Elementary Campus Calendar

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The Counselor's Corner

This month we’re talking about the trait of Perseverance. The dictionary defines it as: “Persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.” The definition we are using in class is:

Perseverance: the ability to work through situations even when there are obstacles or challenges in the way.

A lot of research today is telling us that the highest indicators of success in our kids isn’t just about their grades or their IQ. The number one skill that helps people of all walks of life be successful is GRIT! The ability to persevere in the face of adversity or even failure. Over the course of the month, we will talk about inspiring people who faced many failures before they found success. We will talk about what it means to navigate tough stuff, even when it feels overwhelming or really hard. We will talk about having a Growth Mindset – to see challenges and failure as an opportunity to grow instead of a brick wall.

Lunch Information

Menu for May 2-6

Monday - Mini corny dogs, Cheese pizza

Tuesday - Max stick cheese, Chicken nuggets

Wednesday - Macaroni & cheese with smokies, Cheese pizza

Thursday - Chicken sandwich, Corny dog

Friday - Super nachos, Hamburger

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.