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Week of August 14, 2023

A Note From Mrs. Anderson

We have had an amazing first few days of school! We have seen a few tears and lots of smiles from all of our Powell Panthers! I hope that your children have make connections with their teachers and classmates and feel confident about their school year!

Please mark you calendar for Parent Information Night on Tuesday, August 22. 3rd and 4th grade will run from 5:00-5:45 and Kinder-2nd grade will run from 6:00-6:45. We ask that only parents/guardians attend this event so that teachers are able to present all of the information without interruption. Your child's teacher will provide information to help ensure your child has a successful year!

Each grade level newsletter is linked below. Please look at the newsletters appropriate for your child(ren) to stay up-to-date on grade level items.

I hope everyone enjoys their weekend and we look forward to another exciting week of learning!

Erin Anderson


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Upcoming Dates

August 21: Parent Lunches begin (see sign up below)

August 22: Parent Information Night

5:00-5:45 (grades 3-4)

6:00-6:45 (grades K-2)

September 4: Labor Day Holiday - no school

Powell Elementary Lunch Sign-Up

We look forward to having parents join us at lunch beginning August 21st! During the first few weeks of school, our students are learning the lunch routines and procedures.

Due to our growing student population, parents will be asked to sign up in order to attend lunch to eat with their child. Two guests will be allowed to sign up per child. Parents will sign up using the Sign Up Genius below.

Parents and guests will still need to show their valid ID at the front office upon arrival.

Please be aware that no adult can use their child's lunch money account to pay for their own lunch. The federal government requires strict record keeping on the lunches provided to students only for reimbursement procedures. If you would like to buy a lunch from the cafeteria when eating with your child, it must be rung out separately.

Powell Elementary Lunch Sign-Up

Powell Elementary Student Handbook

The purpose of the Powell Student handbook addendum is to inform you of important information regarding day to day life at Powell. This Powell Student Handbook is provided in addition to the 2023-2024 Conroe Independent School District Student/Parent Handbook. The CISD handbook is available to you on the CISD website.
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Child Nutrition Meal Prices

Breakfast Meal Prices

  • Student Breakfast $2.00

  • Student Reduced Breakfast $0.30

  • Non-student Breakfast/2nd Student Breakfast $3.00

Lunch Meal Prices

  • Student Lunch $3.20

  • Student Reduced Lunch $0.40

  • Non-student Lunch/2nd Student Lunch $4.60 (Teachers, Parents, Siblings)

Parents can pre-pay online for meal accounts beginning August 1, 2023, at


Immunization Information

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Register for the Bus

Click the link below to register for the bus and to find out your child’s bus number. You will need your child's ID number and birthday.


Parent Acces Center

Parent Access Center (PAC) is the CISD system for parents which provides online access to all your child’s class assignments, assignment grades, test grades, as well as attendance, discipline, progress reports, and report cards. If you currently have a Parent Access Center account, there is no need to renew your account as you have had to do in previous years. Parents can register for a PAC account from the Conroe ISD home page under the Student/Parent link. Student data will not be available until school begins.

Girls on the Run

ATTENTION- 3rd & 4th grade girls!

Join Girls on the Run! Register online starting August 1st!

Fall Season 2023

Girls on the Run is a national program that promotes self-esteem and teaches girls healthy social and emotional behaviors while encouraging exercise. Practices will begin the week of September 4, 2023. Practices are held at Powell Elementary on Mondays & Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00. The Girls on the Run program will conclude with the 5K that will be held on November 18, 2023.

*Please go to the website and click on "Register" to sign-up or learn more about Girls on the Run. Registration runs from August 1-22, 2023 Financial assistance is available.

Register: https://www.gotrgreaterhouston.org/program-registration

Questions?: Contact Pam Owens at powens@conroeisd.net

Powell Chess Club

Chess Enrollment Is Now Open (KG – 5th Grade)! Enroll Online Right Here:


Our Powell Elementary Chess Team wants you! Brand-new beginners as well as advanced players are welcome, so come check us out! This year take the plunge and join us as we laugh and train in daily mardi-gras bead chess tourneys and compete for prizes in our daily music-driven chess puzzlers and watch zany chess movies and interface and intertrain with The Knight School chess teams across the US. There has never been a party-based approach to chess like this, and our unique, kid-oriented philosophy has made us 51-0 in our history, and counting!

Our high-energy chess classes are developmentally and cleverly targeted directly for Elementary kids! Come join the fun as kids learn to love learning, learn that they are unspeakably smart, and learn how to absolutely crush their parents in chess! The Knight School is the most compelling, kid-centered chess party in America. Learn more and sign up for our school chess team at www.theknightschool.com or call and chat with Coach Justin at (325) 668-6913.

Destination Imagination

If any Powell students/parents are interested in forming a Destination Imagination (DI) team this year, there is an informational meeting on Tuesday, September 5 at Mitchell Intermediate from 6:00-7:00 PM.

If you have any questions, please contact Kellye Robinson, at kprobinson@conroeisd.net.

STAAR Information

STAAR results from the Spring 2023 administration should be available to families on August 16th. Please view the flyer below for more information if you had a 3rd or 4th grader participate in STAAR last year.

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PTO News


Get a head start on the CISD background check for a smooth check-in process at Powell! (https://apps.conroeisd.net/volunteer/) The background check will allow you to enter Powell Campus during our events, volunteer opportunities, and get togethers.

The incentive for joining PTO this year will be a color changing cup and straw with our Powell Panther logo on it. So you can slurp up some of your favorite drink while looking cool!

This year our Fundraising team is partnering up with Mabels Labels to help out our PTO and your Panther. Labeling items such are jackets, shoes, water bottles, and lunchboxes will ensure these items make it back to your panther and not into Lost & Found. Go to campaigns.mabelslabels.com and search for Powell Elementary PTO.

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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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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.