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!
We are grateful and awed by the incredible work of our Kindergarten and First Grade teachers as they engage our young learners in civil rights history and create a deep foundation of empathy, courage, and social justice.
Enjoy this clip from their student-created newspaper honoring Ruby Bridges.
If you haven’t yet, be sure to buy your tickets today! See you Saturday!
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!
Save the date for November 15th and remember to RSVP for child care!
Positively Odyssey! is Saturday, December 3rd at Altamont Theatre with Free Planet Radio. Our annual celebration to support Odyssey School is not to be missed. Food catered by Bhramari and an amazing silent auction. Get your pre-sale reservation at just $20 each before the end of October!
Positively Odyssey! welcomes Free Planet Radio, whose performances expertly weave elements of jazz with the subtleties and harmonic vocabulary of Western classical music, Middle Eastern, Indian and North African melodic and rhythmic structures. Performing mostly original compositions and emerging from three of the country’s finest music schools, Free Planet Radio consists of two-time Grammy winner Eliot Wadopian leaping effortlessly between rhythm and melody on electric and string basses; River Guerguerian on an extensive array of global percussion instruments including Middle Eastern frame drums and doumbek, the Indian kanjira, African shakers, and Western drum set; and Chris Rosser exploring melody on the 17-stringed Indian dotar, Turkish cumbus oud, guitar, piano and melodica.
For Odyssey parents, childcare is provided while adults enjoy this event!
We’ll see you there!
Teachers and students are getting excited about this sweet family day. We also are excited to welcome Odyssey’s founder, John Johnson, back to campus for a special presentation on Integral Education.
We are looking forward to meeting and celebrating with the elders in our community!
Parent Orientation is the first of two annual community meetings, and the most important first step is to RSVP for childcare if you plan to bring your school age kids with you! To ensure we are well-prepared and that every child has a great experience, we do require RSVPs and have limited spots, so please make sure to do so before Monday, September 12th. Child care will be available from 6:30-8:00.
This night is not to be missed! Classroom teachers will review critical classroom information, you’ll have an opportunity to sign up for volunteer opportunities to earn your monthly hours, and you’ll get a chance to hear about what it means to learn in an Integral school.
To RSVP, please email our Registrar, Mayven, at email@example.com.
Each year, we invite families to join us for our Founders’ Day celebration on the first day of school. We gather around the Sword in the Stone, weave natural objects into the Web of Life, sing together, and take our annual all-school and class photos!
Please be sure your student(s) bring a natural object (flowers, long grasses, leaves, vines, etc) with them to weave into the web. Choosing an object together is a great way to get ready for their first day. In addition, parents are welcome to join us for coffee in the Café between drop-off and the start of our celebration, which will run from 9:30-10:30.
Keep a look-out for our next newsletter (and be sure to add us to your safe/important contacts so as not to miss the news!) for drop-off procedures and other back-to-school details… See you soon!
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!
Save the date for Thursday, April 28th! This party is complete with live music, slam poetry, a silent auction, and the delicious libations of Bhramari’s brewers: don’t miss it! All proceeds from our auction and admissions will contribute to Odyssey’s scholarship fund, sharing the opportunity for progressive education with even more families!
Please feel free to share this with local family and friends: the more, the merrier! For Odyssey families, complimentary child care will be provided at the school, but an RSVP is required for this service and we do have limited availability (school-age kiddos only, please). Please let us know in the front office (or via email) if your kids will be joining us (5:45-8:15). You can also RSVP for the event on Facebook (or, again, via email)!
Keep a look out on Facebook as we reveal a sneak peek into some exciting auction items: Be the first to review the great local, high end craft, and experiential silent auction items at Odyssey’s highly-anticipated Bee Social, Thursday, April 28th from 6 to 8 PM at Bhramari Brewhouse! You can also share the event! Odyssey Community School’s Bee Social is a great way to introduce others to our unique approach to integral, alternative education, and a great way to spend a Thursday!