Week of January, 16, 2024
A Note From Mrs. Anderson
Hello Powell Families,
Please view the video below for information regarding the upcoming week!
January 15: School Holiday
January 18: Choir Rehearsals begin for the semester
January 22: Chess Club begins for the semester
January 25: 100th Day of School
January 30: 3rd Grade Performance, 2:05 (Bettencourt, Alvarez, Snyder, Swenson) (see sign-up below)
January 31: 3rd Grade Performance, 2:05 (Sorenson, Irby, Burchardt, Driver) (see sign-up below)
February 1: Boosterthon fundraiser begins
February 7: World Read Aloud Day
February 7: PTO Meeting, 11:50, Library
February 9: Boosterthon Fun Run (during specials class period)
February 10: Science Festival (see below to participate)
February 14: Valentine's Day
February 16: Inclement Weather Day (School Holiday)
February 19: School Holiday
February 23: Spring Pictures and Kindergarten Pictures
February 26: 120th Day of School (celebrated by 1st grade)
February 28: PAWSitive Awards during Specials classes
Attention 3rd Grade Parents!
We are excited to inform you about our upcoming 3rd grade performance. On January 30th and 31st we will be doing a family Drumfit activity during your student’s PE class. You will learn how to Drumfit alongside your student, as we lead you through various energy-filled routines. Drumfit is a cardio drumming program that enable people of all ages to improve their physical and mental wellness. The Drumfit performance will take place on two different days to accommodate all students and their parents. Both performances will occur at 2:05 in the Powell Cafeteria.
If you are planning on attending please sign up using the Google form below. Please make sure that you sign up for the day your child will be attending PE. The following classes’ performance will be on Tuesday, January 30th (Bettencourt, Alvarez, Snyder, Swenson). The classes of Driver, Burchardt, Irby and Sorenson will be on January 31st.
We recommend that you wear comfortable clothing and come prepared to get sweaty. Due to the large number of students at Powell, we will be limiting the number of guests to two guests per 3rd grade child.
We look forward to showing off our Drumfit skills!
Boosterthon Fun Run is Coming!
Our 14th Annual Panther Fun Run fundraiser is kicking off soon! Lookout for more information in the coming weeks. For now, mark your calendars with these key dates!
● REGISTRATION OPENS - 01/18/2024
Register on MYBOOSTER.COM
● 14th Annual Panther Fun Run Kickoff - 02/01/2024
● Event Day - 02/09/2024
Thanks for your support, Powell families!
2nd Grade Lunch Bunch
These wonderful 2nd graders were chosen by their teachers to have pizza with the principals because they make good choices and are a positive role model to their peers!
Proclamation 2024 Instructional Materials Adoption
Conroe ISD is seeking community feedback for the Proclamation 2024 Instructional Materials Adoption through April 5, 2024. Community members may review materials online or they may request to view the materials in person at the Conroe ISD Textbook Warehouse. More information is located on the CISD Instructional Materials website.
Community Rewards at Kroger and Office Depot
Support your child and teacher when you shop at Kroger or Office Depot
Did you know your purchases at Kroger and Office Depot can make a difference?
Kroger and Office Depot will donate a portion of your purchase to Powell Elementary Parent Teacher Organization when you shop. Follow these easy steps:
- For Office Depot’s Give Back to School Program, use this school ID to get 5% back for Powell: 70101594
- For Kroger, please add Colin Powell Elementary PTO to your account under Community Rewards, organization number YY143
Thank you for your support!
Grade Level Newsletters
Updated Cell Phone Policy
(Updated based on CISD Cell Phone Guidelines developed Fall 2023)
The Conroe ISD Board adopted new guidelines regarding student cell phone use during the October Board meeting. While it is not a substantial guideline change at the elementary level, there are changes in which parents need to be aware. Our Foundations team is working to ensure that these procedures are being implemented on our campus and that we are helping students adapt to these changes. The student handbook is currently being updated to reflect these changes. The new guidelines state the following:
- Cell phones and smartwatches may be used respectfully and responsibly before school and after school.
- Cell phones and smartwatches should not be used to capture video, audio, or images at school or on the bus.
- Cell phones and smartwatches should be set on silent mode and kept in backpacks, lockers, or other designated storage areas and should not be visible during school hours including instructional time, reward time, free time, lunch, and in the hallways.
- Use of cell phones and smartwatches may be permitted in extenuating circumstances with permission from a staff member. (ex. to notify parent/ guardian of a late bus)
While we are already enforcing a majority of the policy, our goal at Powell is to help our students adjust to the biggest change, which is smartwatches remaining on silent mode and kept in backpacks, lockers, or other designated storage areas. Our plan is to begin adhering to all sections of the policy on Wednesday, January 3, 2024, when we return from the Winter Break. Our staff will provide students with reminders to help them to adjust to this change. We appreciate your help and support.
With the exception of service animals, dogs and other pets are not allowed on school grounds during arrival and dismissal. This is for the safety of our students and staff.
We still welcome dogs in vehicles in the car rider line, but will no longer allow leashed dogs on our sidewalks on school property.
Parent Access Center
School SMS Messages
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.