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Week of August 26-30, 2019

A Note From Mrs. Garrison

The first full week of school was a success! We are looking forward to seeing you at Parent Information Night on Tuesday, August 27th

  • 5:30: PPCD, Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grades
  • 6:30: 3rd and 4th grades

This is a parent only event and is great time to learn about what is going on in your child's classroom.

Pre-K Parent Information night has been moved to Tuesday, September 24th at 5:30 pm.

This morning we practiced fire, security, and lock out safety drills. The children did an excellent job following directions and participating.

Each morning, we have a moment of silence at the end of morning announcements. During this time, students may reflect, pray, meditate or engage in any silent activity that is not likely to interfere with or distract another student. Please talk with your child about your expectations for them.

If you haven't joined the PTO, WE NEED YOU! We have a fun group of parents leading this organization and would love for you to join us. http://powellpto.com/index.html

Enjoy the weekend!


Week at a Glance


Parent information night

  • PPCD, Kindergarten, First and Second grade: 5:30-6:30 pm. (Pre-K Parent Information Night has been moved to Tuesday, September 24th.)
  • Third and Fourth grade: 6:30-7:30 pm.


Cookie Dough Kick-off

Powell Patriotic Shirt Day – wear your Powell patriotic shirt or red, white and blue


Powell Spirit Day – Purple out day at Powell! Wear a Powell or purple shirt

Monday, September 2

Labor Day- Student Holiday

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School Communication

Conroe ISD is in the process of switching emergency notification platforms used to communicate with parents and staff. This change requires an opt-in to the new system to continue receiving text messages. If you would like to receive SMS (text message) notifications on your mobile device, please text "Y" to 67587.

Failure to opt-in by August 20 could result in not receiving timely or emergency text messages from Conroe ISD or your child’s campus.

For more information, please visit https://www.conroeisd.net/department/communications/schoolmessenger/.
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Thank you for your patience as everyone learns our arrival and dismissal procedures. Our first concern is always the safety of our students. Here are a few reminders concerning arrival and dismissal.

· Please say goodbye to your child at the front door and allow students to walk to class themselves. Parents are not allowed on the front porch at arrival or dismissal time.

· Front Walker parents may meet their children at the corner of Cochran’s Crossing and N. Cochran’s Green Circle. A crossing guard will help them cross the street safely.

· Do not let students out in parking lot in the mornings. It is not safe for them to walk across our carline traffic.

· Do not park in Cochran’s Green or along Cochran’s Crossing. CISD Police and Montgomery County Sherriff’s Office will be patrolling to prevent this. We strive to be good neighbors!

Carline Information

Please be patient as it usually takes a few days for everyone to settle into a carline routine. We are working hard to make it go as smoothly as possible.

Tips for the Car Rider Line

  • Write your child’s name in bold black marker on the green car rider sign.
  • Hang your sign from the rear view mirror with a clothes hanger.
  • Pull up closely to the car in front of you.
  • Don’t stop to look for your child. We will bring your child to you.
  • Do not get out of the car.
  • Put your child’s car seat on the passenger side. We will not walk around the car to place them on the driver’s side
  • Teach your child to buckle up. If they need help with this, pull into a parking space.
  • Don’t hold up the line.

WE APPRECIATE YOUR PATIENCE and are working hard to get your child home safely!


Parents will be welcome at lunch beginning Tuesday, September 3rd. If your child has a birthday before then and you would like to have lunch with them, please contact your child’s teacher and the front office to make arrangements.

Clinic Happenings from Nurse Melissa

All medications, including prescription medication, over the counter medication, cough drops and inhalers, must be signed into the clinic by a parent or guardian. Students are not allowed to transport medication to and from school.

Accidents and spills happen often. Please send an extra change of clothing with your child in their backpack. We have a limited supply on hand in the clinic.

District Art Show Open House is September 7th from 11am - 3pm at the Sadler Administrarion Building.

James Cotham, Lena Gillis, Mika Pucan Yalung, Holland Slocum and Rachel Sorensen will represent Powell Elementary on September 7, 2019 at the District Art Show. This is quite an honor as over 1000 works of art were submitted for the selection process. The art work will be displayed at the Administration building for the 2019-20 school year.

2018-2019 artwork pick-up is at 3:00 pm following brief meeting.

Wanted: Library Volunteers

Volunteers are essential to our library program. We had a WONDERFUL group of volunteers in the library last year, and we are excited about having another great year of help and support. If you would like to volunteer in the Powell library, please fill out the form linked below.


Volunteer Background Check

All volunteers in our school must complete the CISD Volunteer Background Check. This includes classroom readers, party volunteers, field trip chaperones and event volunteers. You can complete the free background check here. http://www.conroeisd.net/parents/get-involved/

Parent Access

Please sign up for a Parent Access account (PAC), if you have not done so already. This account will allow you to receive announcements, newsletters, safety information, absence and tardy notifications and other important updates. Throughput the year, you can log in to view grades, report cards, discipline records, cafeteria accounts and STAAR scores. If you registered for an account last year, you will not need to re-register for an account this year. To register, please visit http://www.conroeisd.net/parents/

Girls on the Run

This fall, Powell Elementary will once again be a site for Girls on the Run (GOTR). GOTR will be open to girls in 3rd and 4th grade. It is a program that inspires girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind!

GOTR is a 10-week program where girls develop essential skills to help them establish lifetime appreciation for health and fitness. During the program, we also focus on the importance of teamwork, healthy relationships, and the role they can play in positively affecting and shaping our world. The girls will influence their community through a service project and physically and emotionally prepare for a celebratory 5K event!

The fall season begins the week of September 9. We meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00. Mrs. Owens will be talking to the 3rd and 4th grade girls about GOTR in PE class next week. If you are interested, please go to www.gotrgreaterhouston.org to get more information and register your daughter for the fall. We are looking forward to a great season!

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Join the PTO today!

2019-2020 PTO Membership-$25:
Includes family PTO membership, a Powell PTO notepad and Powell PTO pen.

Your generous donations help the PTO support the following:
*yearly grade level and teacher funding for classroom supplies, enrichment and subscriptions
*Field trip admissions and transportation
*Classroom technology upgrades
*Staff appreciation events
*Online math and language art enrichment programs
*Special programs
*Campus environmental beautification
*Maintaining playground structures
*Powell Panther yearbook publication
*3rd and 4th grade in-line skating
*Campus enhancements

Please join today! http://powellpto.com/index.html

PTO News

Bookmark Art Contest

The Dispute Resolution Center of Montgomery County, Inc. (DRC-MC) is pleased to announce its 6th Annual Conflict Resolution Day Bookmark Art Contest which begins today and continues until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, September 30, 2019. This contest is open to all students in public, private and home school students who reside in or attend school in Montgomery County.
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Feeder Shirts for TWHS and College Park Feeders

Both The Woodlands and College Park Feeders are offering T-shirts to celebrate the feeders. Follow the links below to see and order the feeder shirts.

College Park Feeder: https://nhathletics.com/college-park-family/

The Woodlands Feeder: https://conroeisd.schoolcashonline.com/Fee/Details/11828/195/False/True

Upcoming Events

August 27

Parent Information Night

  • PPCD, Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd- 5:30 pm
  • 3rd and 4th- 6:30 pm

August 29

Cookie Dough Fundraiser Kick-off

September 2

Labor Day Holiday

September 6

Fall Individual Pictures

September 7

District Art Show (DAS) Open House 11:00 am - 3:00 pm at the Sadler Admin Bldg

September 9

Cookie Dough Fundraiser Orders Due

September 11

College Park Red Wagon Parade

September 13

Progress Reports Sent Home

September 20

Doughnuts with Dudes 7:15 am

September 24

Pre-K Parent Information Night

September 26

Sk8 Town Spirit Night 6-8:30 pm

October 4

Walk to School Day

October 11

Early Release

October 14

Student Holiday

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Our Mission

Powell Elementary School is committed to creating an environment that promotes academic excellence, and a love for learning. Our goal is to build relationships that empower students, and develop responsible, patriotic citizens, and confident leaders.