Friday, January 6th Family Update

Happy Friday O’Dea Core Knowledge Elementary Families! It was a short and sweet week and a nice transition back to school for our teachers and students.  It was so lovely hearing everyone’s stories of rest…family time…and winter adventuring.  It is also so nice to hear the teachers and students say how much they were looking forward to being back together again.  It is such a win…win.  We love our time here at school…and we love our holiday time as well.   We do miss each other and look forward to having a full house again at school.

There is not much news to share this week…yet I did want to remind families about our next Dinner Night Out Event being held at Crisp and Green on Thursday, January 19th from 5:00 – 8:00.  It is a great opportunity to take the night off from cooking dinner…to join with some families from our community…and have some of the proceeds donated back to our school.  I am attaching the flyer here for your review.

We are also hosting our next PTA meeting on Monday, January 9th from 6:00 – 7:00.  It is in a virtual format so you can join us from the comforts of your own home.  We will start planning our spring events and share out the district process for the hiring of our new principal.  I am including the link for families here:  CRISP+GREEN flyer.pdf 

Virtual meeting from 6 to 7 pm to talk about O'Dea Core Knowledge school and how parents, grandparents, and the community can help keep it a great place for our students.

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Meeting ID: 704 296 6946

We will also be hosting our Winter School Accountability Committee meeting on Thursday, January 12th from 6:00 – 7:00.  This will be an opportunity for families to learn more about our data collection processes for student achievement and growth as well to develop a deeper understanding of our budget and staffing processes.  If you are interested in learning more about the behind the scenes work of O’Dea Core Knowledge Elementary…please feel free to join us for our virtual session.  I am attaching the Teams link here:

Microsoft Teams meeting

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Meeting ID: 272 540 409 370
Passcode: LdHAAn

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+1 970-628-3103,,661893883#   United States, Grand Junction

Phone Conference ID: 661 893 883#

As always…thank you all for your love…support and commitment to our school community.  I cannot tell you how many times I had a student say, “I missed you.”  It feels good to have our school community be so strong…so supportive…and so loving that children miss it when they are not here.  It is the gift that will keep on giving.

Please reach out with any questions along the way…we are here to help.

Happy weekending!

Much love and support,


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