Week of October 23, 2023
A Note From Mrs. Anderson
We are excited to host our annual Storybook Character Parade on Friday, October 27 at 8:30! The parade will take place outside (weather permitting). Students are invited to wear a costume of their favorite storybook character to school on Friday and bring the book that the character is from. All students will parade with their class. Parents are invited to watch the parade from the front of the school or the back bus ramp.
Parking: Celebration Church has offered their parking lot as overflow parking for this event.
No parents checking in: We will not be checking parents into the building before, during, or immediately following the parade. If your child intends to change clothes after the parade, please be sure they are able to get their costume off and their regular clothes on by themselves.
Checking out students after the parade: Friday is a full day of school and teachers have instruction planned for the entire day. However, we know some parents will choose to check their child out after the event. If you choose to check your child out, you will need to come to the front of the building and present your ID at one of the tables set up after the parade is complete. If you plan on checking your child out, please fill out the Google form (also linked below) to notify us that your child will be checking out early. (This form will close Wednesday at noon.) This will allow their teacher to get their backpack and folder/binder ready before the event so that they are ready to leave immediately following the event. If you plan to check your child out, please plan to watch the parade from the front of the school. Our gates will be closed after the parade and you will not be able to get from the back to the front of the school easily.
Video/Pictures on Social Media: Social media allows parents to share special moments and milestones with family and friends. However, it is important to remember that each family approaches posting to social media differently. Parents should be respectful of these choices and not post pictures or videos of other children to social media. During school events, parents should keep this in mind and limit, as much as possible, pictures and video to their own child.
Fall Family Movie Night is also Friday! Doors will open at 5:30 (not 5:15 like I mention in the video below) and the movie begins at 6:00. Please purchase your tickets and join us Friday night!
October 23-27: Red Ribbon Week (see below for themed days)
October 23: Crust Spirit Day, Alden Bridge Location (see below for more details)
October 27: Storybook Character Parade, 8:30, outside (weather permitting)
October 27: PTO Movie Night, doors open at 5:30, movie begins at 6:00
November 6: Gringo's Spirit Night
November 7: Student Holiday
November 8: 4th Grade Math Interim Test
November 9: 3rd Grade Math Interim Test
November 10: Class Pictures and Retakes
November 10: Author Visit- Susan Stevens Krummel
November 14: 2nd Grade Family Folk Dancing (Ray, Beach, McMlellan, Chapman, 1/2 of Seltz)
November 14: 4th Grade Reading Interim Test
November 15: 2nd Grade Family Folk Dancing (Shuler, Williams, O'Leary, Lowery, 1/2 of Seltz)
November 15: 3rd Grade Reading Interim Test
November 17: Kindergarten Old Plymouth Day
Storybook Character Parade
CISD Bond Information
Prop A includes funds for land for some of the schools in Bond 2023 and future schools, transportation, and technology infrastructure. Transportation funds will be used to buy buses and make transportation department improvements. Technology infrastructure funds will be used to update and replace aging components that maintain speed, reliability, and security of the network. Get more information about Bond 2023 at conroeisd.net/bond. Early voting starts Monday, October 23!
Report Cards and Parent Access
Electronic report cards for the first grading period will be available on Parent Access on Friday, October 13. If you have not signed up for a Parent Access account, please follow the steps below. If you need to add a student to your current account, there are directions for that as well! Paper report cards will not be sent home.
How to sign up for Parent Access, 1st Student:
Go to ConroeISD.net/Parents/Students/Parent Access Center
Complete all fields, which includes your child’s student ID. This number was sent to you by email when you registered for school or it is on their last report card from last year. If you are unable to locate it, please contact us at ContactPowell@ConroeISD.net and we can help you.
Once you have completed the application, it will let you know that it was successful and you will receive an email in 24 hours to set up your password. If any information is incorrect, it will let you know which field to correct.
How to sign up for Parent Access, if you already have an account set up for an older child:
Go to ConroeISD.net/Parents/Students/Parent Access Center
Log in by entering your UserID (email) and Password but DO NOT HIT ENTER. Instead, scroll further down on that webpage and click on the “Register” link. It will then prompt you to add another student. Once that is complete, then every time you log in to Parent Access, it will first ask which student account you wish to view.
If you have a student in KG or 1st Grade and wish to review their Report Card:
Log into your Parent Access Account
Under Student Information, scroll down to Standard Based Report Card (PreK-2) to view
If you have a student in 2nd-4th Grade and wish to review their Report Card:
Log into your Parent Access Account
Under Student Information, scroll down to Report Card to view
In June, you will receive a printed Report Card by mail that covers the entire year.
2nd Grade Lunch Bunch
Upcoming Author Visit
On November 10, the author Susan Stevens Crummel will be visiting our school to speak to each grade level. Mrs. Crummel has written many books for children including The Donkey Egg, Help Me, Mr. Mutt, and Cook-a-Doodle-Doo.
Powell students are already big fans of Mrs. Crummel's books, so her visit will be an excellent reading and writing motivation. We are looking forward to hosting her next month!
If you would like to purchase books to be autographed by Susan Steven Crummel, please scan the QR code or go to the online order form no later than Wednesday, October 25.
Referral Requests for Gifted and Talented
Testing 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 the parents and/or campus staff. It is recommended that parents of 2nd grade students wait until CogAT scores have arrived before nominating their child because CogAT scores are part of the GT assessment. If you are interested in referring your child, you may want to discuss this with your child’s teacher. Referrals will be accepted October 2 - December 15, 2023. You may request a referral form from the front office or your child's teacher. You can also find the referral form and other GT information on the CISD GT homepage https://www.conroeisd.net/department/tl/gifted-talented/ > scroll down to program forms > referral forms. Please send the completed form to the school addressed to Monica Hock.
Automated Library Notifications
Conroe ISD Library Services enabled daily email notifications, so you are informed of the items checked out by your student. Daily emails will list the item(s) currently checked out. If the book(s) your student selected is not a good fit, please have your student return it to the campus library and choose a new title. If you have questions about the book(s), please contact the school librarian. Notifications for these daily messages can be managed in Parent Access Center (PAC). If you don’t have a PAC account, you will need to register for one to access the email settings. You can also view the item(s) your student checked out by logging in to Destiny Discover through your student's SSO account. You can further manage your student’s access to library materials by completing the Library Access Form found on the Library Services website along with viewing other helpful information. Please do not reply to this email as it comes from an unmonitored email account.
Community Rewards at Kroger and Office Depot
Support your child and teacher when you shop at Kroger or Office Depot
Did you know your purchases at Kroger and Office Depot can make a difference?
Kroger and Office Depot will donate a portion of your purchase to Powell Elementary Parent Teacher Organization when you shop. Follow these easy steps:
- For Office Depot’s Give Back to School Program, use this school ID to get 5% back for Powell: 70101594
- For Kroger, please add Colin Powell Elementary PTO to your account under Community Rewards, organization number YY143
Thank you for your support!
Grade Level Newsletters
Attention Powell Panthers!
Would you like to get an early start on the Halloween festivities? You're in luck! The Woodlands High School Social Studies National Honor Society is holding a Truck or Treat on Saturday, October 28 from 4-6 PM in the front parking lot at TWHS Senior Campus. Stop by to receive some candy and participate in crafts and games. Make sure to wear your costume and tell your friends!
2023 Robotics Contest
2023 ROBOTICS CONTEST DATE: Saturday, November 4, 2023 TIME: 8:00 am LOCATION: McCullough Junior High 3800 S. Panther Creek Dr. The Woodlands, Texas 77381 This contest is designed to offer students with an interest in STEM related fields the opportunity to compete against their peers in a
With the exception of service animals, dogs and other pets are not allowed on school grounds during arrival and dismissal. This is for the safety of our students and staff.
We still welcome dogs in vehicles in the car rider line, but will no longer allow leashed dogs on our sidewalks on school property.
Parent Access Center
School SMS Messages
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.