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February 17, 2022

A Note from Mrs. Mathe

We had such a nice week focusing on showing kindness! We hope that by modeling kindness for our children, the world they grow up in will be a much kinder place.

This weekend is 4 day weekend. I hope you are able to do something you love as a family. I encourage you to spread a little kindness this weekend, modeling for your child what a great impact even a small act can make.

Dr. Null updated us last night on some changes that will occur next week with student isolation periods. According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, effective Tuesday, February 22nd, we are aligning our student isolation criteria for COVID-19 positive students (or symptoms consistent with COVID-19) and allowing an early return option with a properly fitting mask after 5 days since symptoms began, fever free 24 hours, and symptoms have resolved. An updated "Can my Child go to School" flow chart will be posted on the Roadmap to Remaining Open website soon.

Dr. Null's February 16th Update

Conroe ISD Update #24 - February 16, 2022

Upcoming Dates

February 17: Progress reports sent electronically grades 2-4

February 18: No School

February 21: No School

February 22: "TWOs-Day" 2/22/22

Tutus, Ties and Tennis Shoes Day!

February 24: Grub Spirit Day

February 25: PAWS-itive Awards

March 1: Voting on campus

March 4: Kindergarten rodeo day

March 4: Crossing Guard Appreciation Day

March 5: Sci-Tech Fair

March 11: No School

March 14-18: Spring Break

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Morning Car Line Updates

On Tuesday and Thursday mornings, our 4th grade choir rehearses. Parents are dropping off their 4th graders from 7:15-7:25 am, before our line for all other students opens up. This is causing some extra traffic, and students crossing in front of other cars, which is a cause for concern.

Starting Tuesday, February 22nd, if you arrive early (before 7:30) to wait in line to drop off your child, we will have a sign out to indicate where you should wait (line will start by the rock garden). This will allow our choir parents to safely pull around and drop their 4th grader off under the covered patio. Once the 7:30 bell rings, all other cars may start to pull forward and drop off.

Special note: Choir parents that also drop off other siblings after 7:30, please pull around our parking lot and rejoin the main car line. You may pull into a space until 7:30 in an effort to not block staff from getting into the parking lot.

Again, we ask for car line parents to follow these protocols on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. A sign will be placed in the parking lot to remind you of the system.

Supporting our Feeder Schools

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PTO News

Calling All Parents- Silent Auction

Hello Powell Panther parents! We are thrilled to announce that after two long years, our spring carnival is back! On March 26, 2022 we will be hosting our Spring Carnival and Silent Auction.

Do you have a small business you would like to advertise? If so, please consider donating merchandise or a gift certificate to our silent auction and we will advertise your business on our auction website! Do you have a timeshare you would like to donate? Do you have tickets you cannot use and would like to donate? These items can help raise PTO funds for field trips and technology!

To donate to our silent auction, please contact Jessica Mumme at jessica.m.mumme@gmail.com.

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Powell PTO News!


With your help we have raised over $50,000 for our students and staff for Teacher Incentives (teachers get 10% of their classroom total raised to spend on items for their classrooms - YAY!), Technology Enhancements (we are still working on becoming a 1:1 campus where we have one device per child), and Field Trips (current trips that have been planned are to the Downtown Aquarium, Blue Bell Creamery, HMNS & Sam Houston Memorial)!

We could not have done this without you!

Thank you from the bottom of our POWELL PANTHER hearts.

Our next SPIRIT NIGHT is Thursday, February 24th at GRUB BURGER on Research! We hope you can join us!

Powell Carnival is scheduled for Saturday, March 26 from 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. We hope to see all of our Powell families there!

Enjoy the long weekend!

Powell PTO


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District Information

Teachers Achieving Excellence

Do you want to recognize an AWESOME Powell teacher? If so, follow the steps below:

  1. Log in to Parent Access Center (PAC).
  2. Click on communication.
  3. Choose Staff/Teacher excellence from the drop down menu.
  4. Select the employee to receive recognition from the drop down menu.
  5. Click create TAE.
  6. Click any of the pre-populated choices that apply.
  7. Type any additional comments in the Additional Comment box.
  8. Click the box labeled Create Teachers Achieving Excellence button.
  9. Done!

Roadmap to Remaining Open

The most up to date information regarding the district's plan to remaining open through this pandemic can be found on the Roadmap to Remaining Open.

Prescreening for our Safety

Self-Prescreening: To ensure the health and safety of all students and staff, all individuals should conduct a self pre-screening daily for COVID-19 symptoms. Individuals waiting for COVID-19 test results due to symptoms or individuals currently experiencing any of the symptoms listed that are new and/or not normal for them, should stay home and consider seeking medical care and/or COVID-19 testing. Symptoms consistent with COVID-19 include:

  • fatigue
  • cough or shortness of breath
  • sore throat
  • congestion or runny nose
  • significant muscle pain or body aches
  • loss of taste or smell in the last 10 days
  • diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain
  • feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0F
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Powell Student Handbook

Please view our Powell Student Handbook Addendum. The purpose of this handbook addendum is to inform you of important information regarding day to day life at Powell; however, at times it may be necessary to make a few changes during the school year. In this event, the addendum will be updated, and you will be notified via letter, email, or website. I want to encourage you to visit our school website at http://powell.conroeisd.net as important information and events will be posted there frequently. In fact, you may want to bookmark this address for easy access. The 2021-2022 Conroe Independent School District Student/Parent Handbook is available to you online here.
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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.