Parent Newsletter


Big picture
As a school, it is our responsibility to partner with parents and the community to make sure that the needs of every student are being met everyday. In order to do that, we need to connect with parents through positive communication. Keeping parents informed is a yearlong responsibility, but it is one that has the potential to make a positive difference in your child's educational experience. The purpose of this newsletter is to keep you connected and to inform you of school policies and upcoming events on campus.

School Safety Reminders

  • Students need to be picked up after school. If they are not in WRAP, or a school sponsored activity, they must be picked up at the end of the school day. They can not be on campus outside of school hours unattended.
  • DRIVE SLOW through the drop off/pick up zone, children are walking.
  • DO NOT park in handicap parking spots or double park.
  • Drive to the end of the drop off/pick up zone, DO NOT stop at the mouth of the driveway.
  • No early student pick up after 2:45.
  • You need identification when visiting campus.
  • We have a CLOSED CAMPUS during lunch from 12:00-1:00.
  • Make sure that parent/guardian & emergency contact information is current.
  • NO SNACKS (cupcakes, cake, cookies, etc..) at school/in classrooms for birthdays.

The Weather is Changing

The weather is cooling off, please be sure to dress your students to accommodate for the chilly weather.

November Highlights

Big picture
Mini CORE Survey

The purpose of this survey is to help our staff best meet the needs of both students and parents. Please take a a few minutes to provide feedback for us, thank you in advance. Computers are available in the Parent Center if needed.

Instant Family Movie Student Council Fundraiser

Powell Student Council can earn money if you buy tickets to see the movie Instant Family. Click on the button for details.

PTO - Parent Teacher Organization

  • Fundraises for school events
  • Plans school events
  • Helps pay for field trips, classroom items, and teacher requests
  • Supports a positive school culture & climate
Our next meeting is November 29th at 4:00. Parents who attend will receive a FREE DRESS wristband for their student.
Big picture

Winter Break is December 24-January 4, December 21st is a MINIMUM DAY for ALL students. We will return to school on Monday, January 7th.

Holiday Letter (Attendance)

The holidays are approaching, but it is VERY important that we have your student at school with us everyday.

High School Choice Information

The HS Choice application opens on December 6th & closes on December 18th. Information is available in English & Spanish. Computers are available in the Parent Center if needed.

Parent Workshops

FREE Parent Workshops are available in November & December.

Parent Concern Process

Please refer to the chart if you have a concern that you would like addressed.


ParentVue is a resource where you can view student information (attendance, test scores, etc.) & update student information (address, phone number, etc.).

School Messenger

School Messenger is a GREAT communication tool for the school, parents and teachers. DOWNLOAD THE APP.

School Loop

School Loop is a GREAT communication tool for middle school students & parents; and you're able to view student assignments & grades. MAKE SURE YOU REGISTER.

Colin Powell School Website

Stay up to date and connected by viewing our school website.

FOR ALL WRAP NEEDS: Contact the WRAP Office 310-631-8794 ext.140 (10:00 am -5:00 pm)