Powell Publisher

November 18, 2022

Mrs. Mathe's Message

I hope that you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving break! I hope that you are able to slow down and take time to make memories as a family. Our family tradition is to have a traditional Thanksgiving meal, watch football and decorate for the holidays. We love to spend this time together, talking about old times and family memories. This is our family tradition. I hope your family has taken the time to create family traditions that are special to you as well. These memories are what remains when all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is over.

Words of Affirmation- WE NEED YOUR HELP

We are creating a special gift for each of our staff members and we need your help! This gift will include words that describe each of our amazing educators...this is where we can use your help. Below is a link to a Google Form. Use this form to submit words that describe a Powell staff member (it takes about 20 seconds to do). We have ALL staff members listed including our paraprofessionals, custodians, front office support, and cafeteria staff.


Here is how it works,


  • Click this link
  • Select the team the person is on
  • Select their name
  • Submit 1-3 words that describes this person
  • You may submit as many as you would like- just click "submit another response"


Again, we will use these words to create a meaningful gift that is unique to each and every staff member. We ask that all submissions be made by December 4th. Thank you for your help with our little project!

Upcoming Dates

November 21-25: Thanksgiving Break


November 29: PTO Meeting 11:15 am


December 6: Honor Choir concert 6:00 pm


December 9: PAWS-itive Celebration “Self-Control”


December Dress Up days

12: Grinch Day

13: Reindeer Day

14: PJ Day

15: Candy Cane Day

16: Tacky Holiday Sweater/shirt


December 14: Kindergarten holiday party 1:30 pm


December 14: 1st grade holiday party 10:30 am


December 14: 2nd grade holiday party 11:00 am


December 14: 4th grade holiday party 9:45 am


December 15: 3rd grade holiday party 12:30


December 15: Jingle Jam- during specials classes


December 16: Holiday sing-a-long


December 16: Early Release 12:05 pm


December 17- January 3: No School- Winter Break

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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

Supporting our Feeder Schools

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You are cordially invited to join the College Park Cavalier Band Booster Club as they host a Winter Festival and Family Fun day on Sunday, 12/4 at College Park High School. Admission is only $1 per person and includes FREE Pictures with Santa, FREE Kids Craft Corner, FREE Face Painting, FREE Balloon Twisting, FREE Instrument Zoo, food trucks and 70 vendors to start your seasonal shopping!
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Community Presentations

2023 Hometown Hero

We are proud to share that Conroe ISD has been named a 2023 Hometown Hero by Interfaith of The Woodlands! This honor is bestowed upon individuals, corporations and organizations who embody the spirit of volunteerism, exhibit the values of The Woodlands community and show consistent dedication and commitment to worthy causes.

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Conroe ISD Realtor Course

We are excited to offer an opportunity for area realtors to become experts in all things Conroe ISD. Please help us share the news about our first-ever Conroe ISD Realtor Course to learn about zoning, tax rates, school district funding, growth, programs, and more! This event will take place on Friday, December 2, 2022, from 9 AM - 3 PM at the Jett Center at Woodforest Bank Stadium.


Visit the Conroe ISD Realtor Course webpage for more information!
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Want to Recognize your Child's Teacher?

One great way to share words of encouragement, gratefulness and/or special recognition is by submitting a TAE for one of our staff members. This can be done through Parent Access Center (PAC).


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!

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.

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


Not sure if you ordered a yearbook, call 877-767-5217. Press 1, then press 1 again for yearbook sales to double check if you are unsure.

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4th Grade Yearbook Ads-TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO PURCHASE

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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Volunteer, Donate - Corporate matching program

Do you know that when you join the Powell PTO, donate to the PTO or volunteer with the PTO, some employers will match your contribution, in some cases up to 200%. Learn more on how you can amplify your volunteer hours, or donation.

https://powellpto.com/employee-matching.html

Support the Powell PTO before Thanksgiving

Every time you make a purchase at Kroger, or Amazon, those companies will donate a portion of your purchase to your child's PTO. It costs you nothing to support your child's PTO.


Learn More

https://powellpto.com/shop-and-support-the-pto.html

Grade Level Newsletters

Specials

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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
How to Sign in as a Visitor

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.