Weekly Family Update 2/16/24

O'Dea Owl Families,

Special thanks to PTA and all the parents that helped with Treat the Teacher on Wednesday - staff loved the sweet and savory snacks!  We also had a wonderful week of Heart o Grams!  Looking forward we have Read Across America Week/Spring Book Fair! See below for all of our fantistic events!!!!!

Have a great weekend and stay warm!


Read Across America Week / O’Dea Spring Book Fair (2/26-3/1)

O'Dea Spring Book Fair - PTA always helps O'Dea run the Book Fair and facilitate the two parent breakfast events (2/27 and 2/29). Help us make Book Fair a great experience for the O'Dea Community - sign up for Book Fair or breakfast slots here! Thanks in advance for all your support - your strong partnerships are what makes O'Dea great!!    


2/27 8:00-8:40 Books and Breakfast 

2/29 8:00-8:40 Books and Breakfast 

To Celebrate Read Across America Week – we will have school spirit days each day! 

2/26 - *Give Back the Giving Tree Way - Wear Green/Spread kindness 

2/27 - *PJ/Stuffy Day - Snuggle Up with a good book 

2/28 –*Wacky Wednesday - crazy hair, socks, outfits 

2/29-*Beach Day - Reading takes you to faraway places! 

3/1- *O'Dea Spirit Day - Gear/owl/blue 

Other Upcoming Events 

2/20 Dinner Night Out (4-8 pm) at Corner Slice – Join O’Dea families for a night out and support O’Dea PTA.  Corner Slice donates a portion of all sales back to O’Dea PTA! 

2/22 Rollerland Skate Party - Students/staff/families/friends can come roller skate and rollerblade between 5-8:00pm and it will be just for O'Dea. 

Other Important News

PSD Long Range Planning 

PSD Long Range Planning (Community Input Sessions) - PSD is looking at how to navigate changing demographics and declining birthrates across the community.  PSD Facilities Planning Steering Committee is charged with optimizing PSD services to support the community.  They specifically are exploring modification to school attendance areas, including consolidation of schools, buildings in which PSD should not invest more capital dollars, and the placement of educational programs.  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 
PSD does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, age or disability in access or admission to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. A lack of English speaking skills will not be a barrier to admission or participation.