Powell Publisher

August 4, 2023

A Note From Mrs. Anderson

Our staff has had an amazing few days preparing for the school year! We are eager to see the growth and knowledge gained for every Powell Panther this year!

We hope to see everyone at the Panther Premiere (Meet the Teacher) on Monday! This is a come and go event from 4:30-6:00. Students are encouraged to bring their school supplies to the classroom during this event. If you purchased school supplies at the end of last year, they will be in your child's homeroom class.

Wednesday, August 9th is the first day of school!!! Doors will open at 7:30. Parents are welcome to walk their child to class on the first day. We ask that no more than 2 guests per child enter the building to lessen the crowds in the hallways. There will be an abundance of traffic on the first day of school. Please plan accordingly and bring your patience! We will be dismissing a few minutes early the first few days of school to help with traffic.

After the first day of school, join us at Torchy's from 4:30-8:30 for a Spirit Night!

Below is a video recording of a book I loved to read to my classes on the first day of school! I hope you can share the video with your child(ren) to help get them excited for the first day!

Erin Anderson


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Upcoming Dates

August 4: Teacher assignments emailed to families (emails will be sent at the end of the day). If you do not receive an email by 5:00 PM, please contact the school on Monday, August 7th, to receive the name of your child's teacher.

August 7: "Panther Premiere" (Meet the Teacher) 4:30 - 6:00

This is a come and go event. If you ordered school supplies, they will be delivered to your child's classroom. If you purchased your own supplies, please bring them to this event. Please do not label your child's supplies.


Doors will open at 7:30 am. We welcome families to walk their child to class on this first day only but kindly ask that you limit the number of guests to 2 per family to lessen the number of people on campus at one time.

Torchy's Spirit Night from 4:30-8:30

August 22: Parent Information Night

5:00-5:45 (grades 3-4)

6:00-6:45 (grades K-2)

Powell Elementary Student Handbook

The purpose of the Powell Student handbook addendum is to inform you of important information regarding day to day life at Powell. This Powell Student Handbook is provided in addition to the 2023-2024 Conroe Independent School District Student/Parent Handbook. The CISD handbook is available to you on the CISD website.
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Powell Elementary Lunch Sign-Up

We look forward to having parents join us at lunch beginning August 21st! During the first few weeks of school, our students are learning the lunch routines and procedures.

Due to our growing student population, parents will be asked to sign up in order to attend lunch to eat with their child. Two guests will be allowed to sign up per child. Parents will sign up using the Sign Up Genius below.

Parents and guests will still need to show their valid ID at the front office upon arrival.

Please be aware that no adult can use their child's lunch money account to pay for their own lunch. The federal government requires strict record keeping on the lunches provided to students only for reimbursement procedures. If you would like to buy a lunch from the cafeteria when eating with your child, it must be rung out separately.

Powell Elementary Lunch Sign-Up

Child Nutrition Meal Prices

Breakfast Meal Prices

  • Student Breakfast $2.00

  • Student Reduced Breakfast $0.30

  • Non-student Breakfast/2nd Student Breakfast $3.00

Lunch Meal Prices

  • Student Lunch $3.20

  • Student Reduced Lunch $0.40

  • Non-student Lunch/2nd Student Lunch $4.60 (Teachers, Parents, Siblings)

Parents can pre-pay online for meal accounts beginning August 1, 2023, at


Immunization Information

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Register for the Bus

Click the link below to register for the bus and to find out your child’s bus number. You will need your child's ID number and birthday.


SMART Tags on Backpacks

If your child attended Powell last year, they should have ended the year with a SMART tag badge on their backpack. Students will use the same badge from last year to load and unload from the bus this year. If you have this tag at home, please be sure it is attached to your child's backpack for the upcoming school year.

School Supply Information

If your family ordered the pre-packaged school supplies at the end of the year last year, they will be distributed to your child's teacher before "Panther Premiere" (Meet the Teacher).

If you purchased your own school supplies, please bring them with you on the night of the Panther Premiere (Meet the Teacher). This allows our staff to organize the supplies before the first day of school.

The school supply list for each grade level is listed below:

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Library News

Thanks to everyone who came to our summer library days! It was wonderful to see current, former, future, and new Powell Panthers! If you have books to return, there are 2 easy ways to get them back us.

*Return them to the library carts in the hallways at Panther Premiere (Meet the Teacher).

*Return them the first week of school.

Parent Acces Center

Parent Access Center (PAC) is the CISD system for parents which provides online access to all your child’s class assignments, assignment grades, test grades, as well as attendance, discipline, progress reports, and report cards. If you currently have a Parent Access Center account, there is no need to renew your account as you have had to do in previous years. Parents can register for a PAC account from the Conroe ISD home page under the Student/Parent link. Student data will not be available until school begins.

Have you Moved?

If you received this Publisher, we may not have record of your move. Please contact our registrar, Michelle Lutes, (mlutes@conroeisd.net) to notify our school of your move or if you do not plan to attend Powell Elementary for the 2023-2024 school year. Thank you!

STAAR Information

STAAR results from the Spring 2023 administration should be available to families on August 16th. Please view the flyer below for more information if you had a 3rd or 4th grader participate in STAAR last year.

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Girls on the Run

ATTENTION- 3rd & 4th grade girls!

Join Girls on the Run! Register online starting August 1st!

Fall Season 2023

Girls on the Run is a national program that promotes self-esteem and teaches girls healthy social and emotional behaviors while encouraging exercise. Practices will begin the week of September 4, 2023. Practices are held at Powell Elementary on Mondays & Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00. The Girls on the Run program will conclude with the 5K that will be held on November 18, 2023.

*Please go to the website and click on "Register" to sign-up or learn more about Girls on the Run. Registration runs from August 1-22, 2023 Financial assistance is available.

Register: https://www.gotrgreaterhouston.org/program-registration

Questions?: Contact Pam Owens at powens@conroeisd.net

Powell Chess Club

Chess Enrollment Is Now Open (KG – 5th Grade)! Enroll Online Right Here:


Our Powell Elementary Chess Team wants you! Brand-new beginners as well as advanced players are welcome, so come check us out! This year take the plunge and join us as we laugh and train in daily mardi-gras bead chess tourneys and compete for prizes in our daily music-driven chess puzzlers and watch zany chess movies and interface and intertrain with The Knight School chess teams across the US. There has never been a party-based approach to chess like this, and our unique, kid-oriented philosophy has made us 51-0 in our history, and counting!

Our high-energy chess classes are developmentally and cleverly targeted directly for Elementary kids! Come join the fun as kids learn to love learning, learn that they are unspeakably smart, and learn how to absolutely crush their parents in chess! The Knight School is the most compelling, kid-centered chess party in America. Learn more and sign up for our school chess team at www.theknightschool.com or call and chat with Coach Justin at (325) 668-6913.

Destination Imagination

If any Powell students/parents are interested in forming a Destination Imagination (DI) team this year, there is an informational meeting on Tuesday, September 5 at Mitchell Intermediate.

If you have any questions, please contact Assistant Principal, Monica Hock, at mdhock@conroeisd.net.

PTO News

Happy Friday Panthers! Your Powell PTO is busy putting on the finishing touches to our 2023-2024 family membership drive. Please be sure to join the Powell Elementary PTO Facebook page to stay up to date on everything your PTO has coming up.

Be sure to stop by and visit our PTO booth at Panther Premier Monday, August 7th to join PTO. Joining PTO not only supports our school financially, but it keeps you in the loop on the fun things we are doing for your Panther, teachers, staff, and school.

Get a head start on the CISD background check for a smooth check-in process at Powell! (https://apps.conroeisd.net/volunteer/) The background check will allow you to enter Powell Campus during our events, volunteer opportunities, and get togethers.

The first few days of school will go by quickly as a courtesy to our teachers we are asking for a few Volunteers to help with the first 3 days of school lunch. We are asking for help from 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade parents for Kinder and 1st grade lunches. The kids will be learning a new routine and might be a little distracted if they see family there. Click on the link to our signup genius.


(You do not have to be a PTO member for this volunteer opportunity)

The incentive for joining PTO this year will be a color changing cup and straw with our Powell Panther logo on it. So you can slurp up some of your favorite drink while looking cool!

This year our Fundraising team is partnering up with Mabels Labels to help out our PTO and your Panther. Labeling items such are jackets, shoes, water bottles, and lunchboxes will ensure these items make it back to your panther and not into Lost & Found. Go to campaigns.mabelslabels.com and search for Powell Elementary PTO.

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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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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.