Powell Publisher

October 6, 2022

A Note From Mrs. Mathe

The first nine weeks was a success! We are excited to celebrate the end of the 1st nine weeks with a much deserved 4 day weekend. I hope you have something fun planned as a family, or just plan to catch up on some R and R time.


There is a lot of illness going around not only Powell, but Montomery County. These illnesses, while not COVID related, can be mitigated with similar strategies including good old fashioned hand washing and covering our coughs. We are hopeful this 4 day weekend will help clear out some of the germs we seem to be sharing this week. Remember, if your child is ill, please keep them home to avoid spreading germs. Contact Mrs. Lutes, mlutes@conroeisd.net, or your child's teacher to report their absence if they do become ill.


Check out our new segment geared at informing our families about campus expectations brought to you by Pride Productions. These short videos will be posted in the Publisher for your information. We hope you enjoy and understand our campus routines better!

How to Sign in as a Visitor

Upcoming Dates

October 7-10: No School


October 13: 4th Grade Fine Arts Day


October 14: Walk to School Day


October 14: Report Cards sent home


October 17-21: Book Fair


October 20: Kindergarten field trip to Old McDonald's Farm


October 21: Class pictures/ Individual retake day


October 25: PTO Meeting @ 11:15


October 26: MOD Pizza Spirit Day


October 24-28: Red Ribbon Week


October 28: Storybook Character Parade

Walk to School Day- October 14th

On Friday, October 14th, Powell students will be participating in the International Walk to School Day. The focus of the day is to encourage our students to “get out of the cars and onto the sidewalks” not just for the event day, but also for the rest of the school year. This event encourages more physical activity, more family involvement, and a better, safer, cleaner environment for all of us. For those students who live too far away from the school to walk, Mrs. Owens will meet you at Capstone Park at 7:30 and our group will walk to school from there. If you want to meet Mr. Kirbo, he will start walking from the corner of Cat's Cradle and Research. Meet him at 7:30 am if you wish to walk to school from that location. So, put October 14th on your calendars and we will SEE YOU ON THE PATH!

Save the date! The Fall Book Fair is coming!

Book Fair Dates: October 17-21

Shopping Hours: 8:30 am to 3:00 pm (October 17-20)

8:30 am to 1:00 pm (October 21)

Special Events: Family Event, October 20, 5:00-7:00 pm

We need volunteers!

Sign up to help and get a discount at the book fair!!

http://tiny.conroeisd.net/si8E8

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Powell Perk- Donations Requested

We are so excited to announce the start of our Powell Perk cart! The purpose of this is to grow our LifeSkill's student's communication, form relationships across campus, and produce a variety of positive impacts including knowledge base in vocational training, job skills, and life skills. The student's will be supervised throughout the entire process, being shadowed and taught how to be fully functional in the various roles of our Powell Perk cart.


Below is a wish list of items to help get our cart started. All proceeds from the cart will be used towards various activities that our students participate in and furthering the enhancement of our overall learning experience.


We would love and appreciate any donations that go towards the success of our snack cart!! Please label donations *Powell Perk* and send to the front office.


Powell Perk Donation Sign Up


Thank you! From the Speech and Life Skills Team!

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Couselor's Corner

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Gifted and Talented Nominations

GT Referral requests are now open for Conroe Independent School District Gifted and Talented program. Although the testing will not take place until late January, referral requests are accepted at this time. Referral requests can be made by parents and/or campus staff.


It is recommended that parents of 2nd grade students wait until CogAT (Cognitive Abilities Test) scores have arrived before nominating their child as CogAT scores are part of the GT assessment. All 2nd grade students will take the CogAT October 18 & 19. 2nd grade parents will be contacted if their child will be nominated for further testing in the spring.


Referrals will be accepted October 3- December 16, 2022. You may request a referral packet from Mrs. Nixon at snixon@conroeisd.net

Community Presentations

The following community events are presented by our Special Education department. Take a look below to learn more about these wonderful learning opporutnies for our famlies of students with special needs and dyslexia.


Also, the district publishes a wonderful newsletter for our families of children with special needs. Click below for the Parent Resource Center Newsletter.

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CISD- Now Hiring

Conroe ISD is now hiring Teacher Aides in campuses across the district. If you are interested in a rewarding career and making a difference in the lives of students, click here!

https://bit.ly/ConroeISDTeacherAide

Want to Recognize your Child's Teacher?

Teachers Achieving Excellence

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


  1. Log in to Parent Access.
  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!

SUPPORTING OUR FEEDER SCHOOLS

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PTO News

PTO Email

The PTO has a new general email address. It is


colin.l.powell.pto@gmail.com


You may email any general questions you may have for the PTO.

MOD Pizza Spirit Day

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Powell Yearbooks On Sale NOW!

YEARBOOK 2022-2023

Yearbooks are on sale NOW!


Get your yearbook for the current price of $40!


Follow the link to order your 2022-2023 Powell Elementary Yearbook!

Powell Elementary School The Woodlands, TX Products - Graduation Products from Jostens

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4th Grade Yearbook Ads

CALLING ALL 4th GRADE PARENTS!

Place a special message for your graduating 4th grader in the 2022-2023 Powell Yearbook!

Yearbook Ads are on sale through November 18th, 2022!

Powell Elementary School The Woodlands, TX Products - Graduation Products from Jostens


Any questions, please email yearbook@powellpto.org

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Grade Level Newsletters

Kindergarten

Click the image below to access the newsletter.

1st Grade

2nd Grade News

3rd Grade

4th Grade

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School SMS Messages

All SMS messages received from the Conroe ISD District Office and Powell Elementary will begin with "Conroe ISD:" and come from the subscribe code 67587. If you have not yet opted-in to receive SMS messages, you can do so at any time throughout the school year by texting "Y" to 67587.
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PRIDE PRODUCTIONS

How to sign your child in late

Powell Handbook Addendum

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, as well as 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 2022-2023 Conroe Independent School District Student/Parent Handbook is available to you online here.

Our Mission and Vision

Mission:

At Powell Elementary, we are dedicated to providing a positive learning environment that empowers students to strive for excellence, accept others, and treat everyone with kindness. Our goal is to encourage all students to persevere academically and be responsible citizens in our school, community, and the world around them!

Vision:

The vision of Powell Elementary is to be a supportive, inclusive and intentional school community through:

  • collaboration that provides consistent instructional practices to ensure daily learning and individual growth;
  • focused instruction with high expectations that meets the needs of a diverse student population;
  • cooperative partnerships with staff, parents, and the community to ensure a safe learning environment; and
  • fostering compassion and character development through strong classroom communities.