Family Weekly Owl Update 03/08/2024

Owl Families,

Happy Spring Break everyone! I hope everyone enjoys your week away from school and spends time renewing, relaxing, and having family adventures! 

PTA Needs your help 😊 - PTA needs a new Secretary of the Board and is having a Treat the Teachers event on 3/20.  If you would like to help O’Dea be more amazing come to March 18th PTA meeting or sign up to Treat the Teacher on 3/20!  

1.      3/20 Treat the Teacher - bring a treat for O'Dea Staff 

2.      Our O'Dea PTA is in need of a Secretary of the Board next school year. A summary of the roles and responsibilities is included below, but feel free to reach out to the current Secretary, Julie Reeves, at or at pickup/drop-off (she's the one with the little black puppy, Yukon) if you would like to know more. It is imperative that we fill this position on the PTA Board, and elections will be held on at our next PTA meeting March 18th @ 6:00   

O'Dea PTA Secretary: Estimated time commitment (not including Board meetings) ~ 1-2hrs/week on average.  Position includes: Take minutes at each PTA meeting & type them up, sending to members for review and approval, Check the email account regularly and respond as needed, Lead on Mini-Grant Process and coordinate with the main office on purchases, Work with Communication Coordinator to compile a wish list for the teachers and communicate wish list with families, and Keep the PTA google drive and website updated. 

Spring CMAS (Colorado Measures of Academic Success) is coming up for 3rd thru 5th grade students (April 1st -19th).  This is an incredibly valuable assessment that informs us on student learning, instruction, and how we are doing as a school.  

PSD News – On 3/18 the PSD Long Range Planning Team will release 3 scenarios for school consolidation/closure/attendance boundary changes for the 2025-26 School Year.  A series of listening sessions will be held in March and April 2024. These are opportunities for members of the public, including staff, families, students, and community members, to provide feedback on the scenarios that the PSD Facilities Planning Steering Committee is developing.   

·         11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday, March 18, at the PSD Information Technology Center at the Johannsen Support Services Complex, 2407 Laporte Ave., Fort Collins   

·         6-8 p.m. Monday, March 18, at Rocky Mountain High School, 1300 W. Swallow Road, Fort Collins  

·         4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, at Lincoln Middle School, 1600 W. Lancer Drive, Fort Collins   

·         7:30-8:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 20, at Timnath Middle-High School, 4700 E. Prospect Road, Timnath  

·         6-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, at Fort Collins High School, 3400 Lambkin Way, Fort Collins  

·         6-7 p.m., Wednesday, March 27, online listening session (Link will be provided closer to event date)  

·         6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at the Future Ready Center, Suite 510 in the Foothills Mall, 215 E Foothills Parkway, Fort Collins. This session is for participants whose primary languages are Spanish and Arabic  

Have a wonderful weekend!  


Upcoming Events 

3/11-3/15 Spring Break!!! 

3/18 PTA Meeting @ 6:00   

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