Colin Powell Parent Newsletter

May 2019

As a school, it is our responsibility to partner with parents and the community to make sure that the needs of students are being met everyday. In order to do that, we need to connect with parents through positive communication. Keeping parents informed is a yearlong responsibility, but it is one that has the potential to make an affirmative difference in your child's educational experience. The purpose of this newsletter is to keep you connected and to inform you of school policies and upcoming events on campus.

SBAC Testing is April 29th-May 14th. It's IMPORTANT that your students are at school ON TIME EVERY DAY!

May 6th-May 10th is...

Let's show our teachers how much we appreciate them!

May 20th-24th is...

May 20th-May 24th in the Library

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8th Grade Promotion is June 13th @ 9:30 am. 5th Grade Promotion is June 13th @ 12:30 pm.

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May 1st

  • 1st Grade Field Trip (Santa Ana Zoo)
May 3rd
  • 4th Grade Field Trip (Long Beach City College)
  • Fundraiser Items Delivered
May 6th-May 10th
  • Teacher Appreciation Week

May 7th

  • Fundraiser Game Truck @ 1:00
May 8th
  • 4th Grade Field Trip (Knott's Berry Farm)
  • 5th Grade Parent Meeting @ 6:00
May 9th
  • DJ Party for Fundraiser @ 1:00
May 14th

  • Spring Concert @ 6:00 pm
May 16th
  • 4th Grade Field Trip (Sarabia/Fuentes) Rancho Los Cerritos
  • SSC @ 3:30 in the Parent Center

May 17th

  • Cheer @ Teen Conference
May 20th-May 24th
  • School Employees Week (office staff, custodians, cafeteria, rec. staff)
  • Scholastic Book Fair

May 22nd

  • Open House (5:00-6:30) MINIMUM DAY 2:00 DISMISSAL Grades 1-8
May 23rd
  • 4th Grade Field Trip (Lloyd/Leitner) Rancho Los Cerritos
May 27th
  • Memorial Day Holiday - NO SCHOOL
MAY 30th
  • PTO Meeting @ 4:00 in the Parent Center
May 31st
  • 5th Grade Field Trip (LB Museum of Art)
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  • PLEASE drop off & pick up students in the designated areas. DO NOT have students crossing the street by jay-walking. It is VERY DANGEROUS for students to get dropped off or picked up in the middle of the street.
  • STUDENTS NEED TO BE PICKED UP AFTER SCHOOL. If they are not in WRAP, or a school sponsored activity, they must be picked up at the end of the school day. They can not be on campus outside of school hours unattended.
  • DRIVE SLOW through the drop off/pick up zone, children are walking.
  • DO NOT park in handicap parking spots or double park.
  • Drive to the end of the drop off/pick up zone, DO NOT stop at the mouth of the driveway.
  • No early student pick up after 2:45.
  • You need identification when visiting campus.
  • We have a CLOSED CAMPUS during lunch from 12:00-1:00.
  • Make sure that parent/guardian & emergency contact information is current.
  • NO SNACKS (cupcakes, cake, cookies, etc..) at school/in classrooms for birthdays.
  • Attendance is VERY important for our students. Please make every effort to have your students at school on time everyday.
  • If your student is absent, please make sure that you send them to school with with a note or call the school to notify the attendance clerk.
  • Reasons for absence: EXCUSED vs. UNEXCUSED
*Excused absence = Illness, medical appointment (w/doctor's note), bereavement

*Unexcused absence = Family emergency, car issues, running late

Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL Monday, May 27th

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Powell Science Fair 2019

PTO Membership Form

Join PTO today for only $5.

PTO Meeting May 30th @ 4:00 in the Parent Center (Get a FREE DRESS WRIST BAND)

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Parent Concern Process

Please refer to the chart if you have a concern that you would like addressed.


ParentVue is a resource where you can view student information (attendance, test scores, etc.) & update student information (address, phone number, etc.).

School Messenger

School Messenger is a GREAT communication tool for the school, parents and teachers. DOWNLOAD THE APP.

School Loop

School Loop is a GREAT communication tool for middle school students & parents; and you're able to view student assignments & grades. MAKE SURE YOU REGISTER.

Colin Powell School Website

Stay up to date and connected by viewing our school website.

WRAP: Contact the WRAP Office 310-631-8794 ext.140 (10:00 am -6:00 pm)

May 22, 2019 5:00-6:30