It's not too late to make your donation to Pass the Hat! Thank you to all the parents who have already donated this year – have you requested matching funds from your employer where possible?
Odle Teachers Received $4,500 in PTSA Grants from “Pass the Hat” Fundraiser
The awards for the 2014-2015 academic year are:
- $1,000 Library Books
- $ 949 Bass for Orchestra
- $ 613 Equipment for Rocketry Club
- $ 600 Sheet Music for Choir
- $ 585 Sheet Music for Grade-Level Bands
- $ 500 Guest Music Instructors for Band
- $ 250 Leadership Projects
With your support, the PTSA can fund even more programs to enrich your school this year
It is as simple as fill out the form, and submit it into main office
ODLE PTSA Seeks 2015-2016 Officers
The 2015 Odle Nominating Committee is seeking interested, qualified individuals to serve on the Executive Committee (EC) for next school year (2015-2016).
If you are interested or would like to nominate an individual for a position, please visit our nomination form at http://tinyurl.com/kwzn8u3 or email the nominating committee email@example.com. You may nominate as many people as you like. Each nominee will be considered equally. Nominees must be a member of ANY PTA in the state of Washington 30 days prior to our election, which will be March 17.
Nominations must be received by Friday February 20th, 2015.
We ask EC nominees to commit to serving for one year - and encourage them to plan to continue for a second year to make the most of their experience on the PTSA. If you have any questions regarding the duties of any executive post, please email the Nominating Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your time and consideration and we look forward to hearing from you!
The 2015 Nominating Committee:
Susie Pietz, Shirley Sun, Shaila Shetty
Rocket Club Announcement
Rocketry Club 101- Second Semester
Mr. Williams will again offer Rocketry Club 101 for any interested Odle student second semester of this year. Participants in 101 will learn the basics of rocket design and construction as they build and then fly their own model rockets! We will meet every other Monday starting February 23rd from 7:30 till 8:30 in the morning. Space is limited due to safety concerns so please have your student fill out a lottery form and place it in the Rocketry Club box. Forms and the Rocketry Club box can be found in the main office. Deadline for submitting a lottery form is February 10th. The 24 lucky participants will be announced February 11th via a posting in the office, the cafeteria and outside the STEM shop (room 406).
Rocketry Club 201 - Second Semester
Mr. Williams will again offer Rocketry Club 201 for Odle students that successfully built and flew their 101 rockets at a club launch. Participants will practice their construction skills as they build and fly another model rocket! These students will also construct a launch pad and electronic launch controller. The controller will include an introduction to circuits and soldering. We will meet every other Monday starting February 9th from 7:30 till 8:30 in the morning. If you completed 101 and are interested in 201 please stop by the STEM shop (room 406) and let Mr. Williams know.
Rocketry Club TARC (Team American Rocketry Challenge)
Our TARC team is a group of students that completed 101 and 201 last year and they are now working to design, build and fly a custom rocket to fulfill a demanding flight profile. The team has completed most of their CAD design work and has started construction with materials purchased with a PTSA grant. Thank you Odle PTSA! The team's goals include February test flights/design tweaks and then judged, qualifying flights in March to determine if we advance to nationals.
"Plunder Shack" Donation Needed
Hello Esteemed Parents,
I am writing to ask for your help. Since last year, Odle students have been working hard to earn "Odle Bucks" from their teachers by doing well in their classes or random acts of kindness that are deserving of a reward. The students then use their "Odle Bucks" to buy various items at our school "Plunder Shack" every Friday during lunch in the cafeteria. Almost all of the items for the store are donated and we are running low on items. If you have the capacity to donate items either personally or through company connections, that would be so appreciated. Some examples of items that have previously been donated are: toys, hats, school supplies, notebooks, jewelry, Sounders and Seahawks gear, stuffed animals, headphones, card games, video games, gift cards, Microsoft Surface tablets, and Amazon Kindles. Anything would be greatly appreciated as we hope to keep the Plunder Shack going and make it even more exciting for the future.
Donated items may be brought to the front office or mailed to the school. Thank you so much for your support!
Odle Middle School
Important Notice about eScrip
Through the eScrip program, merchants have contributed millions to schools and groups throughout the nation! Whether an independent local merchant or a national chain-merchant commitment to the education of our children should be commended, including Safeway. For November 2014, Odle will receive $186 via eScrip program. Odle school will get more when...
Payment Types That Earn Contributions
Safeway and Vons eScrip contributions are not earned on purchases paid for with a credit card. So please note, purchases made with a credit card do not earn contributions.
Please use any of the following payment types to earn for your organization:
Debit Card, Check, Cash, SmartCheck, Gift Card, WIC, SNAP/CalFresh, and Fast Forward Debit Card (Northern California Only)
Second Round of Box Tops Submission
Look for "Box Tops for Education" coupons on the boxes and cans that can be cut out, and redeemed for cash for our school. Each box top is only worth 10 cents, but could be worth hundreds of dollars to Odle when combined!
Please look around at home, especially for products like General Mills, Pillsbury, Betty Crocker, Kleenex, Nature Valley, Progresso soups, Old El Paso, Hamburger Helper, Lloyd's Barbecue, Yoplait, etc.
Cut the Boxtop labels and put them into Ziploc bags with your 7th period teacher name. Turn in the bags of labels to the collection box in the office. The class with the most labels will have donuts. Collection deadline will be Feb 13, 2015.
Walkabout Program at Odle
Thank you to all who attended the Walkabout training given by Principal McDowell. It was well attended and extremely informative. If you would like to see the presentation, please email email@example.com
Come join other parents in building a strong, safe community at Odle any day of the week. A positive adult presence can deter bullying and create a happier academic and social environment. You are not there to police the student body or enforce rules...just enjoy Odle's dynamic campus. Please sign in at the office and don a gorgeous, orange vest! Check the signupgenius link
for times. Even a few minutes here or there is appreciated!