Powell Publisher Weekly Bulletin

December 3-7, 2018

Week at a Glance


  • 3:30 - 5:00 pm Girls on the Run
  • 4:00 - 8:00 pm Chipolte Spirit Night -3085 College Park Drive
  • 7:20 - 8:00 am Treble-Makers
  • Powell Spirit Apparel Orders Due on the website link below.


  • 7:20 - 8:00 am Treble-Makers
  • 3:30 - 5:00 pm Girls on the Run
  • First Grade Celebrations Around the World - Falb, Beach, McGrath, Copley

  • Third Grade Math Benchmark


  • 3:10 - 4:30 pm Treble-Makers
  • First Grade Celebrations Around the World-Blaney, Mayo, Pearce, White, Hart

  • Third Grade Planetarium in Library

  • Fourth Grade Math Benchmark


  • 7:30 - 7:55 am Spirit Store
  • 8:20 am Interfaith Food Drive
  • Kindergarten Rudolph Day
  • 8:00 am Girls on the Run 5K at the University of Houston

A Note From Mrs. Garrison

This Friday morning, December 7 at 8:20, we will host our Annual Interfaith Food Drive.This is one of our favorite Powell traditions started in 1996 to give back to our community! The festivities for that morning include our Treble-Makers Choir singing. We encourage each of you to participate in this wonderful cause. Parents are invited to join in the festivities that morning! The Interfaith Wish List is included below.

Have a terrific weekend!


PTO News

PTO is looking for a Spirit Store Co-Chair. Spirit store co-chair helps with the purchasing and running of the monthly spirit store. If you would like more information please email Becky Harel at president@powellpto.org.

Powell Families, as you begin your online holiday shopping, please remember to link your Amazon accounts to Powell PTO by going to www.smile.amazon.com and selecting our school. If you’ve already linked your account, remember to shop from www.smile.amazon.com (instead of through the app) to be sure your purchases will benefit our school and in turn, your child! Happy shopping!

Yearbooks on Sale:


We Need More Volunteers in All grades for Lunch & Recess Duty, Powell Elementary

Three times a year we seek volunteers to cover Lunch & Recess Duty for our teachers. During this time, the teachers are able to eat together as a team. All grades need more volunteers to make this successful!

The second request for Lunch/Recess Duty is Friday, December 7th.


Volunteer Background Check

All volunteers in our school must complete the CISD Volunteer Background Check. This includes classroom readers, party volunteers, field trip chaperones and event volunteers. You can complete the free background check here. https://apps.conroeisd.net/volunteer/

Girls on the Run (GOTR) Coaches Needed!

What is GOTR? GOTR is an afterschool program for 3rd and 4th grade girls that promotes: leadership, citizenship, health and fitness. Trained coaches lead the girls through research-based curricula, which includes dynamic discussions, activities and running games. The program runs for 10 weeks starting in February. It culminates with the girls positively affecting their communities through a service project and being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K event. GOTR is in need of a few coaches to help with the spring season. So warm-up your spirit fingers, lace up your sneakers and help inspire a group of girls to be strong and healthy. If you are interested in coaching, you will need to go to a training session and become CPR/First Aid certified. Please email Pam Owens as soon as possible at powens@conroeisd.net if you are interested.

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.

Parents Visiting for Lunch

Please be aware that we have limited seating for parents at all lunch times and may not have enough seats for all parents who may be interested in eating lunch with their child. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Nominations for Gifted & Talented Testing

Nominations are now open for Conroe Independent School District Gifted and Talented program. Although the testing will not take place until February, nominations are accepted at this time. 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 through December 18. You may request a nomination form from Erin Anderson at eanderson@conroeisd.net. You can also find the nomination form and other GT information on the CISD GT homepage.

Chipotle Spirit Night

Monday, Dec. 3rd, 4-8pm

3085 College Park Drive

Conroe, TX

Join us for a Spirit Night to benefit Powell!
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TWHS Boys Basketball Feeder Night

Tuesday, Dec. 11th, 7pm

6101 Research Forest Drive

The Woodlands, TX

TWHS Boys Varsity Basketball team is excited to be hosting our annual boys varsity basketball elementary night for our TWHS elementary feeder schools. The game is scheduled for Tuesday December 11th against Klein Cain High School. The game will start at 7:00 p.m. Our elementary schools will be recognized that evening at the game. We recommend encouraging attendees to arrive a few minutes early to get in and find seats.

As a reminder students from TWHS feeder schools who wear their school shirt to the game will be permitted entrance to the game free of charge. Everyone else, parents, siblings, spectators, etc. will be subject to the normal ticket rates/policy.

Ticket Prices are as follows:

Adults - $3.00

Senior Adults 60+ - $2.00

Students - $2.00

Children 6 & under - Free

As always, a CISD employee badge will allow the employee and immediate family into the games free of charge.

Upcoming Events

Saturday 12/8

8:00am Girls On The Run 5K@ the University of Houston

Tuesday 12/11

First Grade Sing Along

8:15 am PTO Meeting

6:00 pm Kindergarten Holiday Program

7:00 pm TWHS Boys Varsity Basketball Feeder Night

Thursday 12/13

6:00 pm Treble-Makers Concert

Friday 12/14

Kindergarten and Second grade Grinch Day

Tuesday 12/18

Winter Celebrations All Grades

Wednesday 12/19

Early Release/End of Grading Period

First Grade Polar Express

December 20-January 7

Winter Break

January 8

Second Semester Begins

7:00 pm Community Proposed Zoning Presentation at Irons JH

January 9

12:00 pm Community Proposed Zoning Presentation at Irons JH

7:00 pm Community Proposed Zoning Presentation at Knox JH

January 11

Spirit Store

January 15

PTO Meeting

January 21

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day School 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.