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Week of December 2-6, 2019

A Note From Mrs. Garrison

Mark your calendars now for our Annual Interfaith Holiday Food Drive and first-ever PTO Holiday Jingle Jam on Friday, December 13th. During specials, each grade level will participate in the food drive and then celebrate the holiday season with fun activities. Our PTO will have an inflatable obstacle course, slide, holiday themed games, activities, and milk and cookies for each child. We will need volunteers and will send a link out on December 2nd.

During this month of gratitude, I want to thank each of you for your love and support of our teachers and school. I hope you enjoy Thanksgiving Break with family and friends.


Week at a Glance

Saturday, November 23


November 25-29

Thanksgiving Holiday



7:25 -7:55 am Treble Makers

11:00 am-9:00 pm Gringo's Powell PTO Spirit Day

4th Grade Yearbook Ad Deadline



7:25- 7:55 am Treble Makers


3rd Grade Planetarium

Kindergarten Rudolph Day

Knox Orchestra/Knox Choir Visit

The Positivity Project Strength of the Week: Kindness

The PTO needs help for December 6th Lunch/Recess Duty.

Each semester, PTO covers a lunch/recess duty for our teachers, and this semester’s day is Friday, December 6th. Please check out the Sign Up Genius to see how you can help out!



Congratulations to the Spelling Bee Contestants from each grade level who qualified for the School Spelling Bee. 2nd grade contestants are: Azu Wittick, Aubrie Wyble, Praneil Dharl, Dauwood Ahmed. 3rd Grade contestants are: Virginia Freeman, Mikkie Palmer, Jonlynn Batton, and Luisa Ta'ai. 4th Grade contestants are: Alice Pain, Ike Donovan, Amira Trinidad and Uzo Wittick. We are so proud of all of the students who participated in the classroom spelling bees.
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CISD Police Department : Children in Santa's Dream Toy Drive

The CISD Police Department is holding it's Children in Santa's Dream Toy Drive now. You can deliver donations to our front office. Please see the flyer below. Your donations go directly to CISD students and are deeply appreciated!
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Holiday Assistance

Different organizations reach out to Powell Elementary to assist our students and families with items for the holidays. Please let us know if you would welcome assistance and would be willing for Mrs. Nixon, our counselor, to call or email you if an organization volunteers to donate this year. In the past we have had organizations offer to donate food, clothing, and toys to our families in need. If you are interested in receiving assistance, please email Mrs. Nixon at snixon@conroeisd.net or call her at 936-709-1700.
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GOTR coaches needed for the spring!

Girls on the Run fall season just finished and we are looking forward to the spring season. We are in need of a few more coaches for the spring. If you are interested in finding out about how to become a GOTR coach please email Pam Owens at powens@conroeisd.net.

Nominations for Gifted and Talented Testing

Nominations are now open for Conroe ISD Gifted and Talented program. Although the testing will not take place until the end of January, nominations are accepted from October 1- December 19th. Nominations can be made by the parents and/or teachers. It is recommended that parents of 2nd grade students wait until CogAT scores have arrived before nominating their child because CogAT scores are part of the GT assessment. If you are interested in nominating your child, you may want to discuss this with your child’s teacher at conferences. Nominations will be accepted no later than December 19, 2019. Please see the attachment for the nomination form and submit it to our GT coordinator, Sarah Radford at sradford@conroeisd.net. Paper forms can also be turned into the front office.

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4th Grade Yearbook Ad Deadline has been extended!

Josten's has graciously extended the 4th Grade Ad deadline to Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019!

Be sure to get your child's 4th grade ad in the yearbook (and purchase their yearbook, too!) ASAP!


Any questions, please email Beki Smith at yearbook@powellpto.org

Yearbooks are on Sale!

Yearbooks are on SALE for $35 – and will be on sale until January 31st. Please follow the link below to reserve your copy!


PTO needs your help!!!

The following positions will be available next year.

Please email Becky at president@powellpto.org for more information. This spring semester would be a great time to shadow a possible position and see if it’s the right fit!!
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Holly Jolly Jingle

Thursday, Dec. 5th, 6-8pm

2005 Lake Robbins Drive

The Woodlands, TX

Christmas comes early!

A holiday concert tradition that highlights the best and brightest orchestras and student musicians from across Conroe ISD – and a whole lot more! Don't forget caroling, performances in the plazas and everything you could possibly hope for to help get ready for the Holiday season!

Gates open at 6:00 PM and the show begins at 7:00 PM.

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Upcoming Events

December 11

Third Grade Math Benchmark

December 12

4th Grade Reading Benchmark

6:00 pm 4th Grade Choir Performance

December 13

Jingle Jam and Interfaith Food Drive

Kindergarten Grinch Day

December 16 School Wide Spelling Bee

December 17

6:00 pm Kindergarten Holiday Program

December 18

Classroom Winter Parties

December 19

Early Release

End of 2nd 9 weeks/Semester

December 20-January 7

Winter Break

January 8

Second Semester Begins/Beginning of 3rd 9 weeks

January 20

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

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.

CISD Non-Discrimination statement

The Conroe Independent School District (District) as an equal opportunity educational provider and employer does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in educational programs or activities that it operates or in employment matters. The District is required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as Board policy not to discriminate in such a manner.

For information about Title IX rights or Section 504/ADA rights, contact the Title IX Coordinator or the Section 504/ADA coordinator at 3205 W. Davis, Conroe, TX 77304; (936) 709-7752.