Welcome Odyssey Families!
A Message from the PTA! 5/20/2021
Hello Odyssey Orcas! A huge thank you goes out to all those who came to our last virtual PTA General Meeting of the year! Your support for our school and our PTA is overwhelming and we thank you for joining us during this unprecedented and challenging year!
We were able to discuss and approve next year’s budget, discuss The Smart Talk program, announce the movie night winner, plan a 5th Grade Celebration, meet with Assistant Principal Mrs. Anderson and elect a new board for the 2021/22 school year!
Congratulations to our newly elected officers: Elizabeth Stewart (President), Linda Tepper (Vice President), Rebekah Desloge (Co-Secretary), Mrs. Sarah Keane (Co-Secretary) and Abdul Njie (Treasurer)!
Virtual Family Movie Night, Friday, May 28th
The kids voted during this week’s Wacky Wednesday Assembly! The Croods 2: A New Age won! Please check your email next week from Odyssey Elementary for the movie link and passphrase. We hope you enjoy our last virtual movie night of the year!
Smart Talk Program
As May is rapidly coming to an end, so is your chance to participate in The Smart Talk! Check out our Smart Talk Page for more information about talking to your child about digital safety. Participants have a chance to win a brand new bike or scooter and other prizes! Thank you for your participation!
As always, if you have any questions, comments, concerns or if you would like to hear about more volunteer opportunities, please email us firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a wonderful, fun and safe summer!
Join us on Zoom May 20th @ 7 PM for our last PTA General Meeting of the year to welcome our new PTA Board and learn about what we are planning for the new school year!
Week May 10
Election ballots were sent out to our PTA members this week. Please vote by May 19th!
Week May 3
Happy Teachers Appreciation Week! You are so appreciated!!!
Week April 26
Nominate someone awesome to be on the 2021-22 PTA Executive Committee using this link! Our election is on Thursday May 20th @ 7:00 pm.
Teachers Appreciation Week is coming soon! Click here to send a special message to tell your amazing teachers how much you appreciate them!!
Week April 12
Week Mar 29th March Supply Distribution Week!
Week Mar 15th Congratulations to our WA State PTA Reflections Contest Finalists!!
We are so proud of all of Odyssey's Reflections participants. You represented us so well with all of your incredibly creative and inspiring interpretations of the theme "I Matter Because...!" There were over 600 entries submitted by talented students in Washington State. We are thrilled to announce that two of our students have been recognized on the State level for their work. Way to go, that is just phenomenal!!
Adelayda Cruz-Lopez wins the Award of Merit for her submission in Literature- "You Still Matter!"
Mariama Kinteh wins the Award of Excellence for her original Music Composition - "What I Could Be When I Grow Up"
Check out all the WSPTA Reflections Finalists!
Week Mar 1st
Our Next General Meeting is Thursday, March 4th 7 :00 pm! We will be sending the Zoom link through Class Dojo.
Week of Feb 1st
We are celebrating our 13 talented Odyssey Reflections artists this week! You've amazed us with your unique interpretations of this year's theme: "I Matter Because..." Thank you for letting Odyssey see the beauty of art through you!! Reflections artworks slideshow!
ORCA WEAR order is DUE Thursday FEB 15th for March Material Pickup! Click HERE to place your order today!
Week of Jan 18th
- Jan 18th is the last day to turn in your Reflections artworks! Click HERE to submit your entry!
- Jan 22nd @ 7:00 PM is Family Movie Night! The PTA sent out popcorn for families last week! Please check your school emails for the movie link! Enjoy the show!
Week of Jan 11th
- Jan 16th FREE Dance Lesson via zoom by Mari's Place For the Arts! Sign up by 1/15 by emailing email@example.com.
Week of Jan 4th
- Reflections Contest Help Sessions on Wednesdays Jan 6th and 13th @ 3:15 - 4:00 pm. For zoom link, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. CONTEST Entries DUE JAN 18TH!
Week of Dec 21th and 28th
- Have a fun and safe Winter Break! Holidays Wishes from the PTA!
Week of Nov 30th
- School Material Distribution this week Monday - Friday. Look for a special gift from the PTA!
Week of Nov 23rd
- Conference Week! There is no school for Odyssey students
- Happy Thanksgiving! Send us your Reflections ideas to email@example.com
Week of Nov 9th
- Happy Veteran's Day on Nov 11th! Thank you to our veterans for your sacrifice and service!
- Remember to sign up for conferences with your child's teacher Nov 23 - 25th.
Week of Oct 25th
- Friday Oct 30th is the last day to order your Orca Wear!
- Pumpkin Carving Contest Voting on Wacky Wednesday! Thank you for sending in your AWESOME pumpkin photos!
- Thank you to the parents, staff and supporters who attended the first PTA General Meeting! Click here to see the meeting slides.
Save the date for our upcoming virtual FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT on January 22, 2021 @ 7:00 pm!
Popcorn will be provided by the PTA and can be picked up during January Material Distribution Week (1/4 - 1/8).
Students voted on Wacky Wednesday and have chosen Trolls World Tour!!
Click HERE to RSVP!
Odyssey PTA Pumpkin Carving Contest!
Can you match the pumpkin with its name?
WAR AGAINST COVID
Become a PTA Member!
Why Join the PTA?
- Get involved in your child's school!
- Help decide the PTA budget
- Plan PTA events and activities
- Contribute your
ideas and skills to our school
PTA membership comes with discounts to Avis and Budget Car Rentals, Photo Canvas Prints, FedEx, LEGOBags, Office Depot, Wild Waves, and more! For a full list, click to visit WA PTA Member Benefits.
Membership Fees 2020-2021
- $10 for one adult
- $18 for two adults
*Scholarships are available for families with financial hardship.
Odyssey PTA President and VP Positions are OPEN for 2021-2022!!
How Can You Help?
We are always on the lookout for anyone who wants to give a little of their time to help our school! Whether it is event planning, running a fundraiser, setting up a Zoom Bingo Night or designing a new bulletin board, WE NEED YOU! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be a part of an amazing team that loves our children and our school!
Teacher Grant Announcement!
Odyssey PTA has approved $1,895 in Teacher Grants for 12 deserving Odyssey staff members! Teacher Grants are for use in the classroom and allow teachers to provide an enhanced learning experience for their students. Thank you to all of the applications. We wish we could have granted everyone's requests. We want you to know that your dedication and hard work are greatly appreciated by all of Odyssey!
Odyssey has selected Gia Amador as the winner of the Odyssey Orca Wear Art Contest! Her design will be featured on our 2020-2021 Orca Wear! Congratulations to all of the students, who submitted their artworks! You all did so amazing!!