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Week of September 3-6, 2019

A Note From Mrs. Garrison

Thank you so much for taking time to join us for Parent Information Night! It was great to see familiar faces and meet our new parents. The PTO Cookie Dough Fund Raiser kicks off this week. Your support is deeply appreciated.

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) today released its 2019 state accountability ratings for approximately 1,200 school districts and charter schools. Districts and charters once again received A-F ratings, but new this year are A-F ratings for individual schools. The A-F system has remained consistent with last year’s system. As in 2018, districts, charters, and schools are given an overall rating based on performance in three areas:

  • Student Achievement shows how much students know and are able to do at the end of the school year.
  • School Progress shows how students perform over time and how that growth compares to similar schools.
  • Closing the Gaps shows how well different groups of students within a school are performing.

A-F accountability uses a variety of indicators such as graduation rates, college, career and military readiness, SAT/ACT scores, and college prep course completion. The majority of a district’s rating is based on indicators other than the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) test. Our school's 2019 Campus Accountability Summary has been posted on the Powell website. Use the link below to see the summary.


Please be aware that space in our cafeteria is limited. If you are joining your child for a special lunch, we have a designated table for parents to sit with their children.

Monday, September 2nd is a school holiday. Enjoy the long weekend!


Week at a Glance


Labor Day- Student Holiday


Powell Patriotic Shirt Day – wear your Powell patriotic shirt or red, white and blue


Fall Individual Pictures

Powell Spirit Day – Purple out day at Powell! Wear a Powell or purple shirt

Saturday, September 7

11:00 am -3:00 pm District Art Show Open House


All SMS messages received from the Conroe ISD District Office and your child's campus 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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The Positivity Project


Conroe ISD is joining with The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion for an event on September 11. Beginning at 5:30 p.m., the annual Hats Off to Reading Festival will take place to celebrate Conroe ISD’s Read for a Better Life Initiative. Children will participate in super hero themed activities and leave with a special book. Following the festival at 7:30, the Houston Symphony will perform A Symphony of Heroes in honor of real-life including first responders and educators.

For this event, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion is reserving a group of seats for the first 200 CISD employees and their families in attendance. These seats are located in Section 107, Rows E-K. Additional free unreserved seating will be available.

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Cafe News

Beginning September 3, 2019 we will be offering the listed ala carte snacks daily to our 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders:

Prices for the ala carte items are listed below:

Brownie: $ .75

Fruit Roll Up: $ .50

Chips: $ .60

Cookie: $ .50

Rice Krispie Bite: .25

Ice Cream: $1.00

Kindergarten and 1st graders will be able to purchase ala carte snacks on Fridays only.

All students can purchase Domino’s cheese pizza every Tuesday for $2.25 a slice. This is an extra ala carte item and is not part of the actual school lunch.

To manage your child's purchases, log on at https://www.myschoolbucks.com/ver2/login/getmain?requestAction

The school lunch menu can be found at http://powell.conroeisd.net/menus/.

Library News

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Girls on the Run

This fall, Powell Elementary will once again be a site for Girls on the Run (GOTR). GOTR will be open to girls in 3rd and 4th grade. It is a program that inspires girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind!

GOTR is a 10-week program where girls develop essential skills to help them establish lifetime appreciation for health and fitness. During the program, we also focus on the importance of teamwork, healthy relationships, and the role they can play in positively affecting and shaping our world. The girls will influence their community through a service project and physically and emotionally prepare for a celebratory 5K event!

The fall season begins the week of September 9. We meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00. Mrs. Owens will be talking to the 3rd and 4th grade girls about GOTR in PE class next week. If you are interested, please go to www.gotrgreaterhouston.org to get more information and register your daughter for the fall. We are looking forward to a great season!

District Art Show Open House is September 7th from 11am - 3pm at the Sadler Administrarion Building.

James Cotham, Lena Gillis, Mika Pucan Yalung, Holland Slocum and Rachel Sorensen will represent Powell Elementary on September 7, 2019 at the District Art Show. This is quite an honor as over 1000 works of art were submitted for the selection process. The art work will be displayed at the Administration building for the 2019-20 school year.

Volunteer Background Check

All volunteers in our school must complete the CISD Volunteer Background Check. This includes classroom readers, party volunteers, field trip chaperones and event volunteers. You can complete the free background check here. http://www.conroeisd.net/parents/get-involved/

Parent Access

Please sign up for a Parent Access account (PAC), if you have not done so already. This account will allow you to receive announcements, newsletters, safety information, absence and tardy notifications and other important updates. Throughput the year, you can log in to view grades, report cards, discipline records, cafeteria accounts and STAAR scores. If you registered for an account last year, you will not need to re-register for an account this year. To register, please visit http://www.conroeisd.net/parents/

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PTO News

Join the PTO today!

2019-2020 PTO Membership-$25:
Includes family PTO membership, a Powell PTO notepad and Powell PTO pen.

Your generous donations help the PTO support the following:
*yearly grade level and teacher funding for classroom supplies, enrichment and subscriptions
*Field trip admissions and transportation
*Classroom technology upgrades
*Staff appreciation events
*Online math and language art enrichment programs
*Special programs
*Campus environmental beautification
*Maintaining playground structures
*Powell Panther yearbook publication
*3rd and 4th grade in-line skating
*Campus enhancements

Please join today! http://powellpto.com/index.html
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Upcoming Events

September 9

Cookie Dough Fundraiser Orders Due

GOTR Begins

September 11

College Park Red Wagon Parade

September 13

Progress Reports Sent Home

September 20

Doughnuts with Dudes 7:15 am

September 24

Pre-K Parent Information Night 5:30 pm

September 26

Sk8 Town Spirit Night 6-8:30 pm

October 4

Walk to School Day

October 11

Early Release

October 14

Student Holiday

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.