Dear Odyssey Families,

Thank you so very much for helping us launch our summer program with purpose and high energy. Your children are coming in rested and ready to learn, and they have embraced our routines with enthusiasm and serious commitment. We appreciate your honoring our attendance policies and arrival and departure times. If your child has a change in transportation, please know that we may not see a late afternoon message (contact information below). Car riders should be picked up between 4:30 and 4:45, and this will prevent a child from missing the bus if there is confusion.

Next week Odyssey Elementary has several field trips: Fourth grade to The Georgia State Capitol on Monday the 18th (9:30 – 11:30); First Grade will visit The Georgia Aquarium on Tuesday the 19th from 9:00 – 11:30; Second Grade to The Blue Heron Nature Center on Thursday, June 21st (9:30-11:30); Third Grade will have a workshop in Yoga and Mindfulness on our campus on Tuesday and Thursday; Fifth grade will visit The Center for Civil and Human Rights on Friday, 9:30-12:00. We will provide Odyssey tee shirts to wear on these trips. You also may want to send a water bottle on field trip days.

The students are moving into their grade level Projects (PBL) through which we are teaching academic skills and higher level critical thinking. Ask your children about their learning each day and I think you will be amazed. Also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram (@OdysseyAtlanta) to receive daily pictures and updates of scholar work. They have written self-reflection pieces that would touch your heart and make you very proud as well. We have covered our character value precepts of respect and responsibility in morning meetings, and we hope to emphasize this as an essential component of being an Odyssey Scholar.

Thank you again for your support as we strive to offer your children a unique and rich learning experience this summer!


Ann Tedesco
Director Odyssey Elementary