Greetings Odyssey Charter School Families,
The spring holidays have concluded and April has been bringing in some really nice warm weather. It has been great to have the students playing outside for recess, getting fresh air, and soaking up the sunshine. As we continue into our last quarter, we are working to help our students keep focused on becoming better readers, writers, and mathematicians.
The warm weather is also helping to spur on the work at our new upper school. With the successful completion of our nearly $35 million bond offering now completed, we have begun the actual project of renovating the campus at Barley Mill Plaza. Recently two of the eight buildings we purchased as part of our Barley Mill Plaza purchase are in the process of being demolished, according to plan. The area around these buildings is slated to become our playing fields and track.
Our new upper school in BMP #22 has been gutted. The first floor already has new metal studding and drywall. According to Dimitri Dandolos, Project Supervisor for Odyssey School, we are moving ahead on time and according to budget. It is truly exciting to see the beginnings of our new unified campus begin to take shape with these new developments.
We are also seeing significant increases in enrollment applications through the choice process. Odyssey had over 1400 student applicants this year. In addition, the number of fifth-grade students electing to continue with sixth-grade at Odyssey next year has improved dramatically.
We have been working hard to help our students keep up an emphasis on their studies, even with the advent of the many new activities families have scheduled for the spring and summer. If you are interested in our summer camp, please contact Fratzeska Bellafemine, Greek Program Coordinator, for more information about the Greek Language and Summer Camp offerings.
We are only six weeks from the end of our school year. With the weather changing and starting to get much warmer, spring fever has sprung. We have focused on helping our children to end the school year strong. Please make every effort to help support us in this effort and have your children give the end of the year their best effort.
As always, thank you for your continued efforts in support of Odyssey Charter School. We have begun our annual PTO Paving the Way fundraising for the school. Please look for letters from each of the school’s administrators talking about how your generous supplemental financial support helps to support our school’s programs. Please support our PTO with this program if at all possible.
Dr. Nick T. Manolakos
Odyssey Charter School