Powell Publisher

July 28, 2023

Back to School Edition

A Note From Mrs. Anderson

Powell Family,

Let me begin by introducing myself! My name is Erin Anderson and I have the honor of being the new principal at Powell Elementary! While this will be my first year in this new role, I am not new to Powell. Over the last many years, I have taught Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 3rd grade and been an Assistant Principal at Powell. For the last two years, I have served as the Assistant Principal at Oak Ridge Elementary. The beginning of a school year is always an exciting time, and we are looking forward to another successful year! We are eagerly anticipating the arrival of your child.

I am currently out on maternity leave and will return to campus on September 5. In the meantime, Linda Ross, a retired CISD Principal, is serving as my long term sub. If you need anything, she will be happy to assist!

At Powell Elementary, we believe in collaboration with parents and community members. 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!

I am looking forward to working together with you and your child(ren), and I feel certain that you will enjoy being a part of the Powell Panther family! If we haven't had the opportunity to meet in person yet, please come by and introduce yourself when on campus. I look forward to working alongside all of you this year!

Erin Anderson


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Upcoming Dates

August 3: Meet the Teacher for Life Skills and SDC Students, 5:00 - 6:00 PM

August 4: Teacher assignments emailed to families (emails will be sent at the end of the day). If you do not receive an email by 5:00 PM, please contact the school on Monday, August 7th, to receive the name of your child's teacher.

August 7: "Panther Premiere" (Meet the Teacher) 4:30 - 6:00

This is a come and go event. If you ordered school supplies, they will be delivered to your child's classroom. If you purchased your own supplies, please bring them to this event. Please do not label your child's supplies.


Doors will open at 7:30 am. We welcome families to walk their child to class on this first day only but kindly ask that you limit the number of guests to 2 per family to lessen the number of people on campus at one time.

August 22: Parent Information Night

5:00-5:45 (grades 3-4)

6:00-6:45 (grades K-2)

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Child Nutrition Meal Prices

Breakfast Meal Prices

  • Student Breakfast $2.00

  • Student Reduced Breakfast $0.30

  • Non-student Breakfast/2nd Student Breakfast $3.00

Lunch Meal Prices

  • Student Lunch $3.20

  • Student Reduced Lunch $0.40

  • Non-student Lunch/2nd Student Lunch $4.60 (Teachers, Parents, Siblings)

Parents can pre-pay online for meal accounts beginning August 1, 2023, at


Immunization Information

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Register for the Bus

Click the link below to register for the bus and to find out your child’s bus number. You will need your child's ID number and birthday.


SMART Tags on Backpacks

If your child attended Powell last year, they should have ended the year with a SMART tag badge on their backpack. Students will use the same badge from last year to load and unload from the bus this year. If you have this tag at home, please be sure it is attached to your child's backpack for the upcoming school year.

School Supply Information

If your family ordered the pre-packaged school supplies at the end of the year last year, they will be distributed to your child's teacher before "Panther Premiere" (Meet the Teacher).

If you purchased your own school supplies, please bring them with you on the night of the Panther Premiere (Meet the Teacher). This allows our staff to organize the supplies before the first day of school.

The school supply list for each grade level is listed below:

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Library News

Thanks to everyone who came to our summer library days! It was wonderful to see current, former, future, and new Powell Panthers! If you have books to return, there are 2 easy ways to get them back us.

*Return them to the library carts in the hallways at Panther Premiere (Meet the Teacher).

*Return them the first week of school.

Parent Acces Center

Parent Access Center (PAC) is the CISD system for parents which provides online access to all your child’s class assignments, assignment grades, test grades, as well as attendance, discipline, progress reports, and report cards. If you currently have a Parent Access Center account, there is no need to renew your account as you have had to do in previous years. Parents can register for a PAC account from the Conroe ISD home page under the Student/Parent link. Student data will not be available until school begins.

Have you Moved?

If you received this Publisher, we may not have record of your move. Please contact our registrar, Michelle Lutes, (mlutes@conroeisd.net) to notify our school of your move or if you do not plan to attend Powell Elementary for the 2023-2024 school year. Thank you!

STAAR Information

STAAR results from the Spring 2023 administration should be available to families on August 16th. Please view the flyer below for more information if you had a 3rd or 4th grader participate in STAAR last year.

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Girls on the Run

ATTENTION- 3rd & 4th grade girls!

Join Girls on the Run! Register online starting August 1st!

Fall Season 2023

Girls on the Run is a national program that promotes self-esteem and teaches girls healthy social and emotional behaviors while encouraging exercise. Practices will begin the week of September 4, 2023. Practices are held at Powell Elementary on Mondays & Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00. The Girls on the Run program will conclude with the 5K that will be held on November 18, 2023.

*Please go to the website and click on "Register" to sign-up or learn more about Girls on the Run. Registration runs from August 1-22, 2023 Financial assistance is available.

Register: https://www.gotrgreaterhouston.org/program-registration

Questions?: Contact Pam Owens at powens@conroeisd.net

Destination Imagination

If any Powell students/parents are interested in forming a Destination Imagination (DI) team this year, there is an informational meeting on Tuesday, September 5 at Mitchell Intermediate.

If you have any questions, please contact Assistant Principal, Monica Hock, at mdhock@conroeisd.net.

PTO News

Happy Friday Panthers! Your Powell PTO is busy putting on the finishing touches to our 2023-2024 family membership drive. Please be sure to join the Powell Elementary PTO Facebook page to stay up to date on everything your PTO has coming up.

Be sure to stop by and visit our PTO booth at Panther Premier Monday, August 7th to join PTO. Joining PTO not only supports our school financially, but it keeps you in the loop on the fun things we are doing for your Panther, teachers, staff, and school.

Get a head start on the CISD background check for a smooth check-in process at Powell! (https://apps.conroeisd.net/volunteer/) The background check will allow you to enter Powell Campus during our events, volunteer opportunities, and get togethers.

The first few days of school will go by quickly as a courtesy to our teachers we are asking for a few Volunteers to help with the first 3 days of school lunch. We are asking for help from 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade parents for Kinder and 1st grade lunches. The kids will be learning a new routine and might be a little distracted if they see family there. Click on the link to our signup genius.


(You do not have to be a PTO member for this volunteer opportunity)

The incentive for joining PTO this year will be a color changing cup and straw with our Powell Panther logo on it. So you can slurp up some of your favorite drink while looking cool!

This year our Fundraising team is partnering up with Mabels Labels to help out our PTO and your Panther. Labeling items such are jackets, shoes, water bottles, and lunchboxes will ensure these items make it back to your panther and not into Lost & Found. Go to campaigns.mabelslabels.com and search for Powell Elementary PTO.

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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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Our Mission and Vision


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!


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.