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November 11, 2022

Mrs. Mathe's Message

Today, we celebrated Veteran's Day with a school program. Our 3rd graders did an amazing job honoring those that are currently serving as well as those that have served our country in the past. A heart felt thank you to all of the Veterans that are a part of our Powell community. Your dedication, service and sacrifice for our country is admirable!


Thank you to all of our family members that attended today's program. We have taken some notes regarding dismissal for next year. We appreciate your cooperation as we worked to get everyone matched up with their parent safely.

Upcoming Dates

November 12: Powell School Carnival 2:00-6:00 pm


November 15: Wear a college shirt day


November 17: Willie's Spirit Day


November 18: Kindergarten Plymouth Day


November 21-25: Thanksgiving Break


November 29: PTO Meeting 11:15 am


December 6: Honor Choir concert 6:00 pm


December 9: PAWS-itive Celebration “Self-Control”

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Generation Texas Week

Generation Texas Week is November 14 – 18. Throughout this week we will discuss how Powell Panthers are the future of Texas! We will emphasize the belief that all students belong on a path to education beyond high school. Each day we will feature important information about career exploration and the suggested next steps to pursue those ambitions.

We encourage all students to wear a college shirt on Tuesday, November 15.

Gifted and Talented Nominations

GT Referral requests are now open for Conroe Independent School District Gifted and Talented program. Although the testing will not take place until late January, referral requests are accepted at this time. Referral requests can be made by parents and/or campus staff.


It is recommended that parents of 2nd grade students wait until CogAT (Cognitive Abilities Test) scores have arrived before nominating their child as CogAT scores are part of the GT assessment. All 2nd grade students will take the CogAT October 18 & 19. 2nd grade parents will be contacted if their child will be nominated for further testing in the spring.


Referrals will be accepted October 3- December 16, 2022. You may request a referral packet from Mrs. Nixon at snixon@conroeisd.net

Community Presentations

2023 Hometown Hero

We are proud to share that Conroe ISD has been named a 2023 Hometown Hero by Interfaith of The Woodlands! This honor is bestowed upon individuals, corporations and organizations who embody the spirit of volunteerism, exhibit the values of The Woodlands community and show consistent dedication and commitment to worthy causes.

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Conroe ISD Realtor Course

We are excited to offer an opportunity for area realtors to become experts in all things Conroe ISD. Please help us share the news about our first-ever Conroe ISD Realtor Course to learn about zoning, tax rates, school district funding, growth, programs, and more! This event will take place on Friday, December 2, 2022, from 9 AM - 3 PM at the Jett Center at Woodforest Bank Stadium.


Visit the Conroe ISD Realtor Course webpage for more information!
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Want to Recognize your Child's Teacher?

Teachers Achieving Excellence


Do you want to recognize an AWESOME Powell teacher? If so, follow the steps below:


  1. Log in to Parent Access.
  2. Click on communication.
  3. Choose Staff/Teacher excellence from the drop down menu.
  4. Select the employee to receive recognition from the drop down menu.
  5. Click create TAE.
  6. Click any of the pre-populated choices that apply.
  7. Type any additional comments in the Additional Comment box.
  8. Click the box labeled Create Teachers Achieving Excellence button.
  9. Done!

PTO News

PTO Email

The PTO has a new general email address. It is


colin.l.powell.pto@gmail.com


You may email any general questions you may have for the PTO.

Powell Silent Auction

Our 2022 Silent Auction is LIVE and we are excited for you to check out this year’s items. The auction will close at 5:00 PM on the day of the Carnival, Saturday, November 12.


Some of the featured items this year are First in Car Line for the rest of the school year, Principal for the Day to one lucky student, special student experiences with our Powell teachers, family entertainment from Main Event, Cinépolis, and Xscape 1488, sports programs, autographed soccer balls, membership to museum and aquarium, themed grade level gift baskets, restaurants, and much more!


As new items are donated, they may be added to the auction, so be sure to check back. We encourage you to share the auction site with your family and friends! If you have any questions about the auction or any auction item(s), please contact Molly Anders (Silent Auction Chair)mollyanders13@gmail.com. Happy Bidding!


CLICK HERE to access the Silent Auction

Powell Carnival FAQ

Can I buy the punch cards on the day of the carnival? Yes, for $5 per punch card. Each punch card has 10 tickets.
How much does each game or activity cost? 2-5 tickets, depending on the activity.
What activities will be at the carnival? This year we are proud to have a wide variety of activities, including: a turn to control the award-winning College Park HS robotics team's robots, hands-on experience with animals from The Learning Zoo, get balloon art made by Michael Crayton of Magical Balloons, air brush tattoos, a photo booth, inflatables, dunk tank, paint a rock for the playground's rock garden, carnival games, and more!
Can I use tickets for the food trucks? Nope!
Does buying food from the food trucks help Powell? Yes! A percentage of the proceeds made at the carnival will be donated to Powell.
Where should I park? Part of Powell's parking lot will be the location of food trucks and tables, so parking in the adjacent church parking lot would be great!
Can I get money back if I do not use all of my tickets? The punch cards/tickets are non-refundable so we have tried to come up with a lot of different ways to use the tickets! All proceeds from the carnival go directly back to the students in the form of fieldtrips, new music/art/PE equipment, technology purchases/repairs, Jingle Jam, classroom activities/seating/decorations, etc.
Do I need to be present to win items from the Silent Auction? No, you will be contacted by Molly Anders (Silent Auction Chair) to notify you that you're a winner, and to arrange delivery of your item(s).
Can I share the Silent Auction website with family and friends? Absolutely! The more visibility of our auction items, the more opportunity to raise funds for our students and teachers. Please feel free to share!
Can I bring a friend? Please do! Invite friends, family and neighbors, whether or not they have a Powell student, to come participate in the activities, or simply to eat at the food trucks.
Can my child(ren) play on the playground during the Carnival? Yes, but they must be supervised by a parent/guardian.
How do I know where to find certain activities? (link to map and list of activities)
What if it rains? The carnival will go on - rain or shine!
Will it be as crowded as last year? We still hope to have a wonderful turnout, but to create more space in hallways, we have moved some of the experiences into classrooms and moved the food truck seating outside to allow more space in the cafeteria for our 14 games, 9 interactions, 6 experiences.

The FAQ can be found linked on the Powell PTO webpage. Stay tuned for more information about the carnival, including a map of where attractions will be located!

PTO Sponsorships

Do you own a business or know of a business that would want to be a Powell PTO sponsor? Check out the flyer below for more details.
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Powell Yearbooks On Sale NOW!

YEARBOOK 2022-2023

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.

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4th Grade Yearbook Ads

CALLING ALL 4th GRADE PARENTS!

Place a special message for your graduating 4th grader in the 2022-2023 Powell Yearbook!

Yearbook Ads are on sale through November 18th, 2022!

Powell Elementary School The Woodlands, TX Products - Graduation Products from Jostens


Any questions, please email yearbook@powellpto.org

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Volunteer, Donate - Corporate matching program

Do you know that when you join the Powell PTO, donate to the PTO or volunteer with the PTO, some employers will match your contribution, in some cases up to 200%. Learn more on how you can amplify your volunteer hours, or donation.

https://powellpto.com/employee-matching.html

Support the Powell PTO before Thanksgiving

Every time you make a purchase at Kroger, or Amazon, those companies will donate a portion of your purchase to your child's PTO. It costs you nothing to support your child's PTO.


Learn More

https://powellpto.com/shop-and-support-the-pto.html

Grade Level Newsletters

Kindergarten

Click the image below to access the newsletter.

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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PRIDE PRODUCTIONS

How to sign your child in late
How to Sign in as a Visitor

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

Mission:

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!

Vision:

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.