• March 8th Weekly Report

    In this Edition

    School Survey – PLEASE COMPLETE by March 15: Below

    Restaurant Night March 13 at Verde Cocina: Below

    Odyssey Chant Submissions – Due March 22: Below & Attached

    Balancing Life & Technology Talk at Hayhurst April 9: Below & Attached

    2nd Annual Odyssey Skate Night April 7: Below

    Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon April 26: Below



    Upcoming Events


    Restaurant Night at Verde Cocina Sylvan location: Wednesday, March 13 – all day!

    School Survey – Please Complete by Friday March 15

    Odyssey Chant Submissions Due: Friday, March 22

    Odyssey 2nd Annual Family Skate Night: Sunday April 7, 5-7pm

    Balancing Life & Technology – at Hayhurst: Tuesday, April 9, 6 – 8:30pm

    Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon: Friday, April 26, 11:30-1pm

    Save the Date! Odyssey Art Show: Thursday, May 9



    School Survey – Please Complete by March 15!


    Dear Odyssey Families,


    We would really love your feedback about the school climate and culture at Odyssey.  The Successful School Survey will be used to tell us how we can improve the climate, school engagement, and safety at Odyssey.  The survey is completely anonymous and will take approximately 15-20 minutes.  


    To access the survey, click on this link https://surveys.panoramaed.com/portlandor/ppsfamily/surveys?language=en and scroll down to Odyssey.  The survey deadline has been extended to March 15.  


    We have good participation so far, but I know we can do even better!  Our goal is to hear from all of our families.  


    Thanks for your input and feedback.  If you have any questions, please let me know.

    Denise Self

    Assistant Principal



    March Restaurant Night is THIS Wednesday, March 13


    Verde Cocina, a stone's throw from Odyssey, will donate 20% of sales for people who mention Odyssey anytime that day. 


    Yes, lunch counts and they open at 11 a.m.!


    678 families, there's a performance that day!  Enjoy a nice, square dinner before or after the show with your student, or sneak away to Verde Cocina for drinks/dinner between show drop-off and pick-up, if you're seeing the show the next day.


    However you make it work into your evening plans is very much appreciated by the school!


    Verde Cocina at Sylvan Highlands

    5515 SW Canyon Court
    Portland, OR 97221
    Tel: (503) 297-5568

    They take reservations over the phone and on their website. https://www.verdecocinamarket.com/sylvan/


    With thanks,





    Odyssey Chant!  Submissions Due Friday March 22


    We have such a great Odyssey community that we want to chant about it at our next Monthly Salute!  Students, along with their families and friends, are invited to participate in the Odyssey Chant competition.  After writing a catchy chant about Odyssey, students should submit it to me by the end of the school day on Friday, March 22.  Be prepared, I will ask the students to perform it when they submit it to me.  I will record it, but they can perform it solo or with friends.  Just keep in mind that the chant should be simple, fun, and school appropriate.  The student, and family, who write the selected chant will receive a prize and the student will be asked to teach it at an upcoming Monthly Salute.  I can’t wait to hear what you come up with!  


    Let me know if you have any questions.

    Denise Self

    Assistant Principal



    Balancing Life & Technology Talk at Hayhurst 4/9


    Mark your calendars April 9, 2019 from 6-8:30 pm at Hayhurst Elementary for a night about Balancing Technology and Life with local author and speaker, Doreen Dodgen-Magee. The Odyssey and Hayhurst PTAs are jointly sponsoring this event and providing light snacks. Middle and high schoolers are welcome to attend. For more information about our speaker, please visit her website at doreen dodgen-magee psy.d. or her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/doreendodgenmageepsyd/



    SAVE THE DATE!! Odyssey Skate Night Sunday April 7

    Odyssey k-8 family skate night has been rescheduled to Sunday, April 7th. 5-7pm

    Second Annual Odyssey Skate Night at Oaks Park Roller Rink! 

    Suggested $5 donation per person! 


    Questions?  Katie Dill at ktdill78@gmail.com



    Odyssey Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon April 26


    Odyssey owes its success in large part, to the volunteers who generously donate their time to the program.  K12 cluster has 20 volunteers who come help on a weekly basis, and 80-100 volunteers helping with the performance.  345 cluster benefits from 50 volunteers over the course of the year, plus 60-65 field study volunteers.  Finally, 678 has 40 volunteers over the course of the year, and 60-65 helping out with field study!  Add another 40 art volunteers for k-5 and we've got a whole heap of volunteers!!!


    The school will recognize these wonderful volunteers with a luncheon on Friday, April 26th from 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.  We hope you're available to join us!


    I'd love the help of a couple people who can arrive at 11:00 to help with set-up. 

    Please e-mail me at gfu@aya.yale.edu if you can attend or help out.  Include dietary requests in your e-mail.


    With thanks,

    Genevieve Fu, gfu@aya.yale.edu