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Parent Orientation on September 6th

Please mark your calendars with this very important date! Parent Orientation is not a night to be missed, as so much valuable information is shared and connections are made. Start the year off right, earn volunteer hours for your attendance, and join us!

Here is some information that will likely be covered in your meetings:

  • How your child’s teacher incorporates Odyssey’s philosophy into his or her teaching
  • Classroom policies
  • Technology at Odyssey
  • Daily schedule
  • How we communicate
  • How to volunteer and get involved
  • Ways to connect with other parents in your class
  • Registration for Listening Conferences.
  • The Parent Handbook.

Middle & High School meetings will also cover:

  • Grading Philosophy
  • College Readiness
  • Experiential Seminar
  • Journey Week
  • Absences Policies

Child care will be provided with RSVP!


Community Pool & Pizza Party!

We are excited to see you on Friday, August 25th!

Our pool party is a great way to get your feet wet (pun intended) before the first day of school, meet your teachers, see old friends and make new ones. Faculty will make sure you get all the information you need to feel ready on Monday, August 28th, and there will be plenty of time to enjoy handmade pizza cooked in our student-made cob oven and swim in the pool!

Please remember to register so that we ensure we have enough pizza dough, and so that we know what toppings your family is planning to bring. The registration link was included in your Back to School newsletter, sent on August 8th. If you didn’t receive your newsletter, please let us know right away! You can also search your Promotions tab for the title: “Welcome Back to School! 💚 Odyssey School Supplies & News.”

Let’s go swimming!


Elders Day on October 27, 2017

We love celebrating intergenerational relationships, and every year we look forward to this celebration with our community elders – grandparents and other great, grand family members our students hold dear.

Please save the date for this day of shared stories, discovery, and play! Stay tuned for scheduling and other details as the day approaches!


Founders Day on August 28th, 2017

Join us as we celebrate the first day of school, our founders, and Odyssey’s 10th birthday!

There will be light snacks and coffee in the cafe for parents and guests leading up to the celebration, and we have the honor of welcoming our beloved 2015 commencement speaker, Kat Williams, back to our campus for a Founders Day performance. Attendees will join our students in the traditional weaving of a natural object into the Web of Life, and kick off another wonderful academic year!

Looking forward to see you there,

Megan & Cory



Teaching Kids About Racism & Racial Justice Event Series

RSVP Online or give us a call to let us know you plan to attend, if you need child care, and if you have any questions!


Meet the Teachers on Feb. 22!

If your child is rising into a new classroom next year, this evening is for you!

Parents of rising K-9th grade students are invited into your next year’s classroom to enjoy a presentation about classroom culture and what to expect in your new grade level. Because we are a close-knit community, you may often see your next grade level teachers around the halls, but we encourage you to take this opportunity to get to know them better! You can ask questions, see learning artifacts, and experience a deeper view into your new teacher’s philosophy and style.

Please RSVP, especially if you plan to use childcare! As always, we plan very carefully for the number of children we expect to be in our care to ensure they have a safe and fun experience. Thank you for letting us know your plans!


Pancake Breakfast!

RSVP with Jen for this fun family tradition!


Festival of Light

Join us for our annual holiday performance & pot luck: The Festival of Light!

Our classrooms prepare unique and thematic artistic expressions of how we celebrate inner, natural, and poetic light in times of shortened days and the cold of winter. Following performances, we will celebrate the light in our community with a potluck and social gathering. We hope to see you there!


Integral Night & Parent Potluck

Save the date for November 15th and remember to RSVP for child care!

 


Community Pool & Pizza Party!

We are excited to welcome you back to campus for pizza, swimming, and fun!

Our Annual Community Pool & Pizza Party is a great way for old friends to reunite, to meet new friends, to enjoy our swimming pool, and to get ready for the first day of school! Some time will be just for play, and we will also spend some time together in our classroom communities so you feel all ready for that first day back.

We provide the dough, and we all potluck toppings, so please RSVP if you’re able to join us!


Community Centering

Every Monday morning, our prekindergarten through fifth grade classrooms gather each week to ground and center together!

Together, we practice breath-work, visualization, music, singing of a diverse, global variety of devotional songs, including those in Hebrew and Sanskrit languages. During our centering practices, we aim to cultivate and develop a relationship with our interior world. Children feel inside their bodies through the aesthetics of sound and vibration to connect with their authentic self. When we are meditating together, we are creating an experience that is invisible and experiential!

Community Centering teaches children techniques to relax their bodies and mind. Students are able to connect to the present moment. This is an integral practice because the children are cultivating and developing a relationship within themselves, and at the same time having an experience together, integrating different perspectives while in the midst of growing and learning.


Preparing students, families, and educators to lead the 21st century with an authentic sense of self.

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