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August 26, 2022

A Note From Mrs. Mathe

Thank you to all our families that were able to join us for Parent Information Night. It was a great feeling to have you all back in our school, building great school/home relationships!

We are very excited and honored to welcome Dr. Stefanie Milam to Powell on Monday, August 29th. Dr. Milam, a Conroe ISD graduate, is the James Webb Telescope Deputy Scientist for Planetary Science. She will be sharing information about her involvement with the James Webb Telescope with our 1st-4th grade students. She will also share about what inspired her to work in planetary exploration. Below is a short news report by KHOU that was aired over the summer about Dr. Milam.

Upcoming Dates

August 29: Dr. Stefanie Milam visits Powell

August 30: PTO Meeting (11:15 am) Powell Library

September 2: Individual Picture Day

September 5: No School

September 8: Honor Choir begins

September 8: Art Club begins

September 9: Progress Reports available online for grade 2-4

September 12: Chess Club begins

September 20: PTO Meeting (11:15 am) Powell Library

September 21: Read for a Better Life Day

Individual Picture Day

School picture day is on September 2nd. Information will come home in your child's folder today regarding ordering photos or you can order via the link below. Please note, these photos are not only for purchase, but will also be utilized in our school yearbook.

Photo Texas Order Link

Cell Phones and Smart Watches

This year we have noticed an influx of students bringing cell phones and smart watches to school. We understand that some students may bring these items for use after school, however during school hours, electronic devices are expected to be turned off or in airplane mode. Students should not be receiving phone calls or text messages from any person during school hours, 7:30am- 3:30pm, as it interrupts the learning environment. If a child answers a call on their watch/phone during school hours, they will be given a warning and the staff member will explain the expectation for electronic devices. If there are repeated offenses, the device may be taken up and consequences will be handled as a student misbehavior.

If your child brings these items to school, please speak with them about these expectations.

Also, parents, please do not call or text your children during the school day. If an emergency arises, please call the front office and will will assist in getting the message to your child.

Concerned Community Members

I continue to receive emails and phone calls from concerned community members regarding Powell families parking along their street, on the grass, or blocking exits to neighborhoods when picking up children from school. We dismiss almost 900 students from school daily. Our number one goal is always safety, but we also value efficiency and respect for our surrounding neighborhoods. When Powell parents park along the curb in neighborhoods and wait for dismissal, it blocks the flow of traffic for emergency vehicles, buses, trash pick up, and residents. It also creates a safety hazard for those that utilize the street to walk home.

Below is a short video regarding our car rider line. Typically, we finish dismissing car riders in 20 minutes. The car line is a safe option for families that do not receive bus service or do not wish to utilize bus service.

We all would appreciate your cooperation in ensuring a safe and orderly dismissal daily at Powell. Thank you!

Student Water Bottles

Please send a water bottle with your child to school daily. We have 3 water bottles refill stations on campus students can utilize to refill their water bottles throughout the day. Also, please label your child's water bottle as many students shop at the same stores and have similar taste in design.

Counselor's Corner

Chess Club at Powell

Chess Club will begin September 12, 2022.

Powell Art Club

Hello Powell Panther Families! We are so excited to announce that we will begin our first ever Art Club here at Powell! Students who join Art Club will work on individual projects as well as school projects every Thursday after school in the art room from 3:30- 4:30 pm. There will be a Fall and Spring sign up available. Spots are very limited and will be on a first come first serve basis. Ms. Mier and Mr. Garcia look forward to working with your child on their Art skills this year!

Click the appropriate grade level link below to sign up your child. The sign up will be cut off after 3 students from each grade level enroll. If you don't get in this time, we will offer another session in the spring!

Kindergarten Sign Up

First Grade Sign Up

Second Grade Sign Up

Third Grade Sign Up

Fourth Grade Sign Up

4th Grade Honor Choir

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PTO News

Powell Carnival- Passport through Powell

Powell Carnival is approaching! We are currently looking for business and family sponsors. Please click below to access our sponsorship application for more information. Printed forms will go out in your child's MOOSE folder next week.
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Grade Level Newsletters


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1st Grade

2nd Grade News

3rd Grade

4th Grade

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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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Powell Handbook Addendum

Please view our Powell Student Handbook Addendum. The purpose of this handbook addendum is to inform you of important information regarding day to day life at Powell; however, at times it may be necessary to make a few changes during the school year. In this event, the addendum will be updated, as well as you will be notified via letter, email, or website. I want to encourage you to visit our school website at http://powell.conroeisd.net as important information and events will be posted there frequently. In fact, you may want to bookmark this address for easy access. The 2022-2023 Conroe Independent School District Student/Parent Handbook is available to you online here.

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.