Popsicles in the Park and Back to School

Welcome Back O’Dea Owls Families!

I hope everyone has had a wonderful summer!  I feel blessed to be joining the O’Dea community and am excited to meet everyone in August!  The O’Dea office team has been hard at work planning for your return.  We wanted to send you a quick email about important back-to-school dates and information.

Enjoy your last bit of summer and if you have questions don’t hesitate to reach out!


Alex Martin, Ph.D.

Principal O'Dea Elementary School 



“Leadership is the art of giving people a platform for spreading ideas that work."

O’Dea August Family Calendar


O’Dea Popsicles in the Park (5:30-7:00) – City of Fort Collins Recreation-O'Dea Elementary Popsicles in the Park.pdf sponsored event for families to learn about Fort Collins Recreation Activities @ Spring Creek – See Attached Flyer!


Classroom Material Drop Off and Popsicle Party 4:00-5:30 (1st-5th)

1st-5th Graders come drop off your materials, meet your teacher, see your classroom, and have a popsicle!


1st-5th First Day of School (breakfast opens at 8:40; first bell at 9:00; end of day at 3:38)

Kinder Assessment Days - Kindergarten Registration Information

In early August Kindergarten Parents will receive an email to sign up for a time to come meet with our three amazing kinder teachers on August 17 and 18.  Our teachers will work together to get to know your child socially and academically. 


Kinder Popsicle Party @ 3:00 by the playground

Kindergarten only popsicle party @ 3:00 where your students will learn who their teacher is.  They can also drop off their school supplies in their classrooms at this time.


K-5 Back to School Night (5:30-7:00) and 5th Grade Eco Week Orientation (7:15-8:00)


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