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September 25, 2020

A Note From Mrs. Mathe

I have referenced a few times the determination and GRIT exhibited by our staff this school year. Today I want to recognize the GRIT our students have exhibited this school year. The school norm they know has changed, and they have adjusted to this new way of learning with grace!

I found a video this week that discusses the correlation between grit and success with students. I am not a researcher and have not dedicated my life to that work, but I have been an observer of children in the educational setting for 17 years. Based on my experiences, and success stories I have heard, I know this to be true. Grit determines success! And a growth mindset is key. Teachers and parents are our student's number one model for how to overcome adversity and challenges. I hope you will take a few minutes to watch this video.

Why Some Students Fail And Other Students Succeed
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Upcoming Dates

September 28th: First day to Count Tardies

October 8th: Last Day of the 1st Nine Weeks

October 9- 12th: No School

October 11th- October 24th: Walk the Pathways Event (more information coming soon)

October 16th: Individual Picture Day

October 19th-October 22nd: Powell Spirit Days at Willie's (all day)

October 23rd: Report Cards sent home

Learning Platform Selection- Due MONDAY 9/28/2020

As we begin to prepare for the 2nd grading period, and the shift of many student's instructional setting, it may be necessary to adjust our master schedule. If you remember, at the beginning of the year, our teacher leaders chose to teach both virtually and remotely in order to lessen the number of teacher changes a student may have to make when switching learning platforms. Currently, teachers have been able to instruct their in-person students for half the day, and their virtual students the other half. This was due to the number of students enrolled in each mode of instruction. As students come back on campus, we will be making adjustments to accommodate this change.

One of the changes that may occur is that some of our teacher pairs will begin to instruct our in-person students and remote students simultaneously. Teachers will communicate to families any necessary changes to live instruction time, office hours, and/or small group instruction.

Below are the links that were emailed yesterday for requesting a change in instructional setting. Please click the link for the learning platform your child is CURRENTLY participating in.

In-Person Learners Click Here

Remote Learners Click Here

Student COVID Screening

**NEW** Please log into your child's PAC account to sign the COVID acknowledgement.**

Please review the information and be sure to keep your child at home if he/she is exhibiting any of the following symptoms.

  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Fatigue
  • Chills or shaking with chills
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Significant muscle pain or body aches
  • Have a new uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing or for individuals with a chronic allergic/asthmatic, cough, a change in your cough from baseline
  • Diarrhea, vomiting or abdominal pain
  • New onset or severe headache
  • Known close contact with a person who is lab confirmed to have COVID-19
  • Or if you are waiting for COVID-19 test results due to symptoms that began less than 10 days ago

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Writing a TAE

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!

If you have already taken the time to write a TAE for your child's teacher, THANK YOU! Our teachers are working tirelessly, learning a whole new way of teaching, and your kind words go a long way!

Library Book Check Out


Great news! All students, staff and families have access to digital texts! Through the Powell library, we have unlimited access to Capstone eBooks. Please click the corresponding picture below to access this GREAT resource!


Curbside checkout is still available. Click the image below for details.

Technology Information

Student Zoom Accounts for Remote Learners

Students in Remote/Online Instruction will receive an email between 9/23-10/2 to activate their free CISD Zoom account.

  • An email will be sent to the families of Remote/Online students asking them to help their student log in to their Conroe ISD email and activate their free Zoom account.
  • Email logins for students are the same as those used to login to the SSO.
  • Accounts affiliated with Conroe ISD can have consistent security measures applied to them.

Remote learners: Be on the look out for this email!

Notes from Nurse Wiles

When to Keep your Child Home From School

The district has created a handy flow chart to help understand if/when a child should stay home, who to notify, and what happens if a student is showing signs of illness. We hope you find this helpful as well.
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PTO News

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Powell PTO Membership Drive

Happy Friday Panthers!

Your Powell PTO is excited to tell you about our Membership Drive for the 2020-2021 school year!

Our only fundraiser in the fall is our Membership Drive. This year we will use your membership dues ($25 per family) to help with technology needs around the building to aid our teachers in their online and in person teaching of our students.

Please visit the Powell PTO website below to not only help your child's school, but get a cool Powell mask while supplies last!

Powell Membership Form

From the Community

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.

CISD Non-Discrimination statement

The Conroe Independent School District (District) as an equal opportunity educational provider and employer does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in educational programs or activities that it operates or in employment matters. The District is required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as Board policy not to discriminate in such a manner.

For information about Title IX rights or Section 504/ADA rights, contact the Title IX Coordinator or the Section 504/ADA coordinator at 3205 W. Davis, Conroe, TX 77304; (936) 709-7752.