February 3, 2023
Mrs. Mathe's Message
Thursday we kicked off our main fundraiser for the year, Boosterthon Fun Run. We started with a pep rally to get students excited about this event. Throughout the week next week, students will learn about character traits as well as virtually travel to 5 different national parks. It is going to be a blast! We hope you can join us Friday to cheer on your Panther as they run laps around the Boosterthon track!
On a different note, we have a new attraction here at Powell; a pencil machine. Students will now have the opportunity to spend a part of their hard earned money to purchase their very own pencil. Each pencil costs 50 cents. Students are able to make a purchse in the mornings, or if they have permission from their teacher to go during class time.
BONUS PRIZE THIS WEEKEND
This weekend ONLY, students can earn a BONUS PRIZE by getting pledges on mybooster.com. Thanks for helping our school raise funds this year and have a GREAT weekend!!
Boosterthon Fun Run Volunteers
Our annual Fun Run is just around the corner and we are looking for volunteers to help with this exciting event.
The Fun Run is Friday, February 10th! The volunteer spots are only 55 minutes in length! Please click the link below to sign up!
Powell Panther Fun Run Volunteer Sign Up
Thank you for your help to make our school amazing! We appreciate your support!
Powell PTO Communications & Room Parent Liaison
February 4: SciTech Fair
February 7: Raising Cane's Spirit Day
February 9: No Honor Choir
February 10: Boosterthon Fun Run
- 1st: 8:15
- Kinder: 9:10
- 2nd: 10:05
- 3rd: 1:10
- 4th: 2:05
February 10: Progress reports available online (grades 2-4)
February 14: Valentine’s Day
February 13-16: Kindness week
February 17: No School
February 18: Destination Imagination Competition
February 20: No School
February 24: PAWS-itive Celebration “Trustworthy”
February 28: PTO Meeting (11:15 am)
Powell's Philanthrapy Project
We had such an amazing response to our philanthrapy project last year, raising money for the Sickle Cell Foundation. We have decided to continue this tradition of helping others with another Penny War! This year we want to raise funds for another organization that will impact our Powell community in a positive way. Please use the space below to submit your suggestion for a deserving organization. Our Campus Events Committee will consider all submissions. A blind vote will occur to select the organization we will raise funds for this school year.
*Penny Wars will occur in March* Information to come soon about the Penny Wars.
Click Here to submit your suggestion for an organization
Car Rider Sign Request
3rd Grade: 11:30-12:00
1st Grade: 11:50-12:20
2nd Grade: 12:10-12:40
Kindergarten: 12:30- 1:00
Jeans for Love
Last week your child should have brought home an envelope and a note explaining Jeans for Love. The last day to purchase passes will be February 13th. We will deliver all gifted passes to our staff on February 14th. If you are in need of more passes, please let us know, the front office has extra copies.
Thank you for always being so supportive of our teachers and staff!
We continue to receive emails and phone calls from concerned community members regarding Powell families parking along their streets and on the grass along the curb in neighborhoods when picking up children from school. We dismiss 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 has been leaving deep divets in the grass and creates a safety hazard for those that utilize the street to walk home.
We all would appreciate your cooperation in ensuring a safe and orderly dismissal daily at Powell and respecting our neighbors. Thank you!
A Note from the Attendance Office
We have noticed a significant increase in students arriving tardy at Powell. If you are driving or walking your child to our campus in the morning, please note that our doors open at 7:30am and tardies are taken by scanning your child’s backpack tag as they pass through our front doors after 8:00am. We realize that our car line can get backed up the closer you arrive to 8:00am so we suggest you make plans to arrive early enough to not only get through the carline, but also early enough that your child enters our doors by 8:00am. We cannot control traffic, nor weather, so please make adjustments to your morning routine so we can cut down on our students habitually arriving late.
Attendance 101- Did you know that parents are requested to call our front office EVERY DAY their child is absent along with the reason for the absence? Many parents let the teachers know but that should not take the place of calling or email the front office at 936-709-1700 or ContactPowell@ConroeISD.net. When you let us know of their absence, we are able to excuse the absence if they are sick, attending a doctor or dentist appointment, or funeral for example. Then, if they were sick and see a doctor, we ask that you send in the doctor’s note upon their return. Letting the teacher know of the absence is helpful for making up missed work but the attendance office may not always receive notes from the teachers during their busy days.
Powell's Federal Report Card
Powell's Federal Report Card can be found at the following link or by following the steps below. If you would like to request a paper copy, you may do so by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
From our school’s website:
· Go to "Our School/Campus"
· Click “View School Profile"
· Select “Accountability Reports”
· Click “2021-2022"
· Select "Federal Report Card "
SMART Tags on Buses Coming Soon
The district announced eairler this year that the transportation department will be rolling out the use of SMART tags for all bus riders. We will be implementing this system over the next couple weeks at Powell. Please click the link below for more information about the SMART tag system. You will receive an email from the school district prior to the implementation of the program.
Supporting our Feeder Schools
Would you like to get an early start on Valentine's festivities? The Woodlands High School Interact is holding our Valentine's Day Fest on February 10th from 5-7 PM in the large courtyard at TWHS Senior Campus. Stop by to participate in games, receive candy, and earn prizes. Make sure to tell your friends!
CISD YOUniversity is a day to build strong students and strong families. Parent YOU, Teen YOU, and Kid YOU will offer a variety of topics that support our students' overall wellness.
Want to Recognize your Child's Teacher?
One great way to share words of encouragement, gratefulness and/or special recognition is by submitting a TAE for one of our staff members. This can be done through Parent Access Center (PAC).
Do you want to recognize an AWESOME Powell teacher? If so, follow the steps below:
- Log in to Parent Access.
- Click on communication.
- Choose Staff/Teacher excellence from the drop down menu.
- Select the employee to receive recognition from the drop down menu.
- Click create TAE.
- Click any of the pre-populated choices that apply.
- Type any additional comments in the Additional Comment box.
- Click the box labeled Create Teachers Achieving Excellence button.
You may email any general questions you may have for the PTO.
Powell Yearbooks On Sale NOW
Yearbooks are on sale NOW!
Get your yearbook for the current price of $40!
Follow the link to order your 2022-2023 Powell Elementary Yearbook!
Powell Elementary School The Woodlands, TX Products - Graduation Products from Jostens
Not sure if you ordered a yearbook, call 877-767-5217. Press 1, then press 1 again for yearbook sales to double check if you are unsure.
Grade Level Newsletters
This year, we have fallen in LOVE with books! Your child may choose a book and create a valentines box that represents the book's setting, characters, or theme. Your child will also create a book report to accompany the box. They will present the report on the day of the party.
2nd Grade News
3rd Grade News
School SMS Messages
Powell Handbook Addendum
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.
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