Attached is a graph showing attendance, by grade level, for the past week. Our goal is to have at least 80% of our students "on target" each week. Most of our student absences are due to family vacations. We want to remind you that school calendars are made available in January for the the next school year providing a lot of time to plan vacation during school breaks. We ask that you consider this moving forward. We know from research, as well as first hand knowledge, that regular school attendance has a positive impact on student achievement and excessive absences have a negative impact on student learning and student gains. We strongly encourage regular attendance for the sake of our student and their academic success. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. Thank you. ... See MoreSee Less
Cookie dough will be available for pick up on Thursday 12/7 in the cafeteria from 4p-6p. If you ordered cookie dough, please make arrangements to get this picked up as we have no place to store it at school.
Thank you for all your support and wishing all of our Odessa families a happy holiday season! ... See MoreSee Less
Hello, Wildcat Families! As you may have already heard, preview of the Wildcat Holiday Gift Shop began today and continues through tomorrow. The Shop will be open for purchases Monday through Friday of next week (12/4/17 - 12/8/17) during school, and Tuesday (12/5/17) from 5:30-7:30 during the Wildcat Winter Wonderland Holiday Night! The Shop is located in Portable 11, and can accept cash or checks. Please remember that all checks should be made out to ODES and include a phone number and student number. We strongly encourage those of you sending in checks with your children to include a Do Not Exceed amount on the memo line of the check rather than filling out the check amount. A receipt will be sent home for your records when you provide a check in this format. Also, please be aware that tax is already included in the prices at the Shop.
Wildcat Winter Wonderland Holiday Night is just around the corner! It will be held at the school on Tuesday, December 5th from 5:30-7:30 pm. We invite you all to attend this night of family fun! Admission will be $8 for children 2 years old and up. The theme this year is The Polar Express, so children are invited to attend in their PJ's. There will be readings of the book, crafts, a train ride, photos and more! Hot cocoa and cookies will be available. We hope to see you all there! ... See MoreSee Less