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March 5, 2021

A Note From Mrs. Mathe

HOWDY Powell Families! We had the cutest cowboys and cowgirls show up to school today in Kindergarten! Thank you to our parent volunteers for coming to help run the western themed events!

This week was Educational Diagnostician's Week! We appreciate our campus diagnostician, Meghan Schuetz, and all she does for all our Powell Panthers! If you have had the chance to work with her, I am sure you know what an amazing person she is. Thank you Meghan for all you do!

As a reminder, there will be no school Friday, March 12th. It is a staff development day. So 4 more school days until Spring Break!

Western Day Photos

Mask Mandate Updates from CISD

This past week you should have received this information via email from the school district:

In light of Governor Abbott’s issuance of Executive Order GA-34 which goes into effect on March 10, 2021, Conroe ISD is seeking additional guidance from the Texas Education Agency regarding safety measures and health standards in place. All safety protocols will remain in effect in Conroe ISD schools and facilities until further clarification is obtained.

Conroe ISD is reviewing the newly released guidance from the Texas Education Agency which supports our current safety practices. District administration will be meeting with local health authorities and advisory groups this week to discuss the District’s health and safety protocols for the remainder of the year. All current safety protocols will remain in effect until further notice. Conroe ISD is committed to providing the safest learning environment for its students and staff and keeping schools open.

As this news was received this earlier week from the state, our district leaders are working diligently on how this announcement will impact our campuses. News will continue to be shared as it is received.

Upcoming Dates

March 9: 4th grade math benchmark

March 10: 3rd grade reading benchmark

March 12: No School

March 15-19: Spring Break!

March 23: Boosterthon Fundraiser Kick Off

March 23: Torchy's Taco spirit night

March 24: 3rd grade math benchmark

March 26: Kindergarten graduation and spring pictures

March 26: Report Cards sent home

April 1: Boosterthon Dance-a-Thon

April 1: Kindergarten egg hunt

April 2: No School


Positivity Project Focus- Social Intelligence

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PTO News

Powell PTO News

Donations Requested:

PTO will be visiting classrooms to deliver snacks and drinks to your child's teachers and our wonderful Powell staff. We are asking for donations of these items to fill our snack carts for the teachers to choose from. Sam's and Costco sized packs are encouraged but we are grateful for all donations. Please have your child take the items to Mrs. Frazier in the front office by Thursday, March 11 (before Spring Break). Thanks for your support!

Powell PTO: Staff Appreciation Snack Cart (signupgenius.com)

Powell's 2021 Boosterthon has been postponed until April 1st.

We are looking for individuals who want to help our PTO organize our Powell Elementary School Fall Carnival, in October 2021 - please send an email to president@powellpto.org if you have an interest in helping out!

Remember to follow us on Facebook at Powell Elementary PTO for the latest and greatest information from your Powell PTO!

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Collins PTO - Incoming 5th Grade Parents

Collins PTO needs your help! If you are interested in serving the students and learning community of Collins by serving on the PTO, please email Wendy Brueckner at collinsptopresident@gmail.com. Below are the openings for the 2021-2022 school year.

Mitchell PTO - Incoming 5th Grade Parents

Greetings Buckalew, Bush, Galatas and Powell Families,

It’s that time of year to start creating a slate for the Mitchell PTO Board for the 2021-2022 school year. Our Nominating Committee is looking for candidates to fill our Executive Board and Committee Chairs.

Attached please find the list of Mitchell PTO Open Board Positions 2021-2022 and more information on the positions and process.

If you are interested or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to any one of us. We look forward to hearing from you!

The Mitchell PTO Nominating Committee
Joanna Altimas, Becky Barton, Becky Harel and Melissa Mignogna


Teacher's Achieving Excellence

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!

Student COVID Screening

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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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.