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February 25-March 1, 2019

A Note From Mrs. Garrison

This Friday, March 1st , we will celebrate Go Texas Day in conjunction with our Kindergarten Rodeo festivities! Dress in you favorite western wear!

March 8th we will celebrate reaching our Boosterthon goals with a PJ and movie day. Thank you again for your incredible support. Our Powell families continue to amaze us!

Congratulations to Heidi Van Poppel, Allison Zha, and Ariel Yakubovich. They received blue ribbons in the Houston General Go Texan Hat Decorating Contest!

If you haven't tried Dreambox Math at home, I want to encourage you to ask your child about this unique program. We are seeing great results in increasing math skills with our students who are accessing from home. If you need any assistance, please let your child's teacher know! A big shout out to PTO for funding this learning initiative.

Thursday is Crossing Guard Appreciation Day. A quick thank you to these special people would be deeply appreciated!

Have a terrific weekend!


Week at a Glance


  • 3:30 GOTR


  • 7:20 am Treble-Makers Rehearsal
  • 3:10-4:30 pm Treble-Makers Auditions for Spring Show


  • 7:20 am Treble-Makers Rehearsal
  • 3:10-4:30 Treble-Makers Auditions for Spring Show
  • 3:30 GOTR


  • Crossing Guard Appreciation Day- Bring your crossing guard a picture or card.
  • No Treble-Makers Rehearsal
  • 3:10-4:30 Treble-Makers Auditions for Spring Show
  • Go 'Texan Day
  • Kindergarten Rodeo Day

  • Popcorn Day
  • 7:30 am Spirit Store in the library

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Clinic News

It's flu season! According to the Department of State Health Services, the percentage of people testing positive for influenza has risen sharply over the last few weeks. To prevent the spread of the flu, use these tips:

  • Sudden onset of fever, cough, and headache are signs of the flu. Body aches and fatigue may be present as well.
  • Your child should STAY HOME if ill. The flu virus is easily transmitted to others about one day before symptoms begin, and for up to a week, even if antiviral medication is being taken.
  • Contact your health care provider ASAP if you become ill. Medications are available to reduce the severity and duration of flu symptoms, but are most effective if started early.
  • Practice washing hands and covering coughs with your child so they can protect themselves, and their friends.
  • If you haven't already received a flu shot, it's not too late. Flu shots are recommended for most individuals 6 months of age and older.

If your child does become ill, allow them to rest at home. These guidelines have been provided by CISD to help you determine whether or not your child should come to school:
  • Students must not come to school if temperature is greater than 100.0 F
  • If medications like Tylenol, Advil or Motrin are being used to control or prevent fever, your student should stay at home. Students must be fever-free (below 100.0 F) for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication before returning to school.
  • Please contact us if your child tests positive for the flu.

Thank you for helping to keep our Powell Family healthy and happy by observing these guidelines!

Nurse Melissa

Strengthen your child's math skills from home using Dreambox!

Dreambox is now available for all Powell students. Click here to learn more!


Save the date! The Spring Book Fair is Coming!

Set up: March 8

Wishlist week: March 18-21

Special event: March 22

Shopping week: March 25-29

****We need volunteers!****

Sign up to help and get a $5 gift certificate to the book fair!!


PTO News

Powell parents, if you are a local business owner and would like to donate to our Silent Auction this year, please contact Carrie Mathes via e-mail at carrie_mathes@yahoo.com. We would love to support our local businesses and our Powell parents by advertising their place of business in our Spring Carnival Silent Auction Catalog! Also, our silent Auction Chair is also looking for a volunteer to help put together our silent auction this year, if interested please contact Carrie Mathes at the email address posted above.

If you are interested in helping with the Spring Carnival, please contact Abbie and Jessica at carnival@powellpto.org for more information.

Our Lost & Found is overflowing! All unclaimed items will be donated on 3/1.

We need volunteers for Popcorn Day. See the Sign Up Genius below to help!

If your Fourth Grader is going to Mitchell next year, please take note of important dates!

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Knox Drama Theatre Arts Workshop

Saturday, March 2nd, 9am-12pm

12104 Sawmill Road

Spring, TX

Cost – $15.00 You can pre-register or pay at the door that morning.

Open to ages K-6!

Groups will be K-2nd grade, 3rd - 4th grade, and 5th- 6th grade.

Workshop classes

1. Puppets

2. Stage Makeup

3. Theatre Games

4. Stage acting with costumes and

short script

Questions? Email Kami Jackson at Kjackson@conroeisd.net

Upcoming Events

March 5

Skate Night at Sk8town 6-8:30 pm

March 8

Early Release

End of Grading Period

March 10

Daylight Saving Time Begins

March 11-15

Spring Break

March 18-21

Book Fair Preview

March 19

PTO Meeting

March 22

Book Fair

Donuts With Divas

March 25-29

Book Fair

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.