Weekly Family Update 10/18/23

A short but mighty week – Wednesday was the highlight as we celebrated Boosterthon completion with PJ/Stuffy Day, Mr. Joyal on the roof, and 40 students getting to pie me in the face!  We loved seeing you at conferences and special shout out to PTA for providing soup and salad for teachers working long hours this week!!!

We will have our first School Accountability Committee (SAC) meeting on 11/28 5-6pm.  SAC is a parent committee that will work with O’Dea to provide parent voice/input into strategic planning, priorities, budget, and other important O’Dea business.  If you are interested in joining this committee, we will have additional meetings on 1/30 and 4/2.  Please let me know if you have questions or can attend (e: alexm@psdschools.org)!

We have quite a few events coming up! 

10/26 Volunteer Crossing Guard Training @ 4:30. Want to help keep O’Dea safe?  We are looking for volunteers to help us supervise O’Dea crosswalks that do not have staff supervision.  Sign up here!

10/31 Halloween Parade @ 2:30 – We are moving the parade back indoors!  Parents will be invited into the gym to watch the parade.

11/6, 7, 8 & 9th Book Fair with two special events!

  • Tuesday 11/7 Family Book Fair and Burrito Event – come have burritos and shop for books as a family!
  • Thursday 11/9 Family Book Fair and Donuts Event – come have a donut and shop for books as a family!
  • If you can help, PTA will be looking for parent volunteers to help – sign up coming soon!

11/17 New Principal Coffee Talk @ 8:00

11/28 - School Accountability Committee 5-6pm – Review O’Dea school data and school goals for this and next year.  Parents learn about O’Dea current level of success, strategic priorities, and provide input on next steps to keep O’Dea great!

Thanks for making our school great and enjoy your 4 days off!!!!!!


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