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December 2, 2022

Mrs. Mathe's Message

We can feel the holiday magic in the air on campus! With 2 weeks left until winter break, we work hard to maintain routine while making memories. There are many opportunities over the next 2 weeks to get involved at your child's school. We hope that you are able to join us for one of our events over the next couple weeks. PTO and our room moms have sent out sign ups for volunteers for classroom holiday parties as well as our Jingle Jam event.


If you are new to Powell, Jingle Jam is a special event that is put on by the PTO and occurs during specials time. Students participate in fun activities with their friends during this event. These activities include things like minute to win it games, crafts, blow up obstacle courses, and much more. The PTO provides the games, activities, inflatables, candy canes, crafts, cookies and the snow machine. After the Jingle Jam event, children return to class to finish out the school day as normal. We are looking forward to this event on December 15th!


In order to make Jingle Jam a success, we need 25 parent volunteers per grade level. Click the link below for available times and to sign up to help. Thank you for helping make this event a success!


Jingle Jam Sign Up


In addition to having a fun time at Jingle Jam, we are asking students to bring a food item to donate to the Montgomery County Food Bank. These items will be donated just in time for the holidays. If you are able to, send your donation to school on December 15th and as students enter into the gym for the Jingle Jam event, they will deposit their food donations into the designated boxes.

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Words of Affirmation- WE NEED YOUR HELP

We are creating a special gift for each of our staff members and we need your help! This gift will include words that describe each of our amazing educators...this is where we can use your help. Below is a link to a Google Form. Use this form to submit words that describe a Powell staff member (it takes about 20 seconds to do). We have ALL staff members listed including our paraprofessionals, custodians, front office support, and cafeteria staff.


Here is how it works,


  • Click this link
  • Select the team the person is on
  • Select their name
  • Submit 1-3 words that describes this person
  • You may submit as many as you would like- just click "submit another response"


Again, we will use these words to create a meaningful gift that is unique to each and every staff member. We ask that all submissions be made by December 4th. Thank you for your help with our little project!

Upcoming Dates

December 6: Honor Choir concert 6:00 pm


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


December Dress Up days

12: Grinch Day

13: Reindeer Day

14: PJ Day

15: Candy Cane Day

16: Tacky Holiday Sweater/shirt


December 14: 1st grade holiday party 10:30 am


December 14: 2nd grade holiday party 11:00 am


December 14: 4th grade holiday party 9:45 am


December 15: 3rd grade holiday party 12:30


December 15: Kindergarten holiday party 1:30 pm *Correction made to the date*


December 15: Jingle Jam- during specials classes


December 15: Food Drive for Montgomery County Food Bank During Jingle Jam


December 16: Holiday sing-a-long


December 16: Early Release 12:05 pm


December 17- January 3: No School- Winter Break

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Girls on the Run- Spring

ATTENTION- 3rd & 4th grade girls!

Join Girls on the Run! Register online!


Spring 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.


Practice will begin the week of February 6, 2023


(Powell Elementary: Mondays & Wednesdays, 3:30-5:00)


Girls on the Run 5K: April 29, 2022


*Please go to the website and click on register to sign-up your child for Girls on the Run.


Registration runs January 1st-17th, 2023 Financial assistance is available. Register: https://www.gotrgreaterhouston.org/program-registration


Questions? Contact Pam Owens at powens@conroeisd.net

Request for Assistance from our Counselor

Hi Powell Parents! I am Mrs. Nixon, the Counselor at Powell Elementary. This will be my 12th year as the counselor at Powell. My role on campus is to work with students, parents and teachers to provide a positive environment where students can become lifelong learners.

Another part of the counseling program is coordinating resources for students throughout the year. In order to meet the needs of our students I will need a little information from parents. This form will help guide me in providing families with the needed resources.


Holiday Assistance Request

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

CISD Calendar Feedback

Conroe ISD is seeking public input on the 2023-2024 school calendar. The CISD District-Level Planning and Decision-Making Committee (DLPDMC) is responsible for developing the 2023-2024 school calendar and has developed drafts for students, families, employees, and the community to review. Feedback may be submitted from Friday, November 18, 2022, through 8:00 a.m. on Friday, January 6, 2023 via the survey below. The DLPDMC will then review all feedback and plans to make a recommendation to the Board of Trustees at their Regular Board Meeting on Tuesday, January 17, 2023.


Information about developing the calendar drafts can be found in the presentation made to the Board of Trustees at their November Meeting posted on the Board of Trustees Information webpage.


Click Here to view draft calendars


Click here to complete the survey about your preference for school calendar

Tell Me More About Dreambox

At Powell, we have used the online program called Dreambox for the last 5 years. We have seen great success with closing learning gaps in math for our studnets as well as challenging students when the need a little extra push. Dreambox has recently published videos that explains to families what Dreambox is all about and the "rules" for how to work with this program at home. Click below to access the short 1-2 minute video for your child's grade level and learn more about this amazing program.


Kindergarten- 2nd grade video

3rd- 5th grade video


Your child can access Dreambox through their SSO. Just ask them how, every Panther can show you the way to log in and learn!

Supporting our Feeder Schools

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You are cordially invited to join the College Park Cavalier Band Booster Club as they host a Winter Festival and Family Fun day on Sunday, 12/4 at College Park High School. Admission is only $1 per person and includes FREE Pictures with Santa, FREE Kids Craft Corner, FREE Face Painting, FREE Balloon Twisting, FREE Instrument Zoo, food trucks and 70 vendors to start your seasonal shopping!
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Community Presentations

District Parent Resource Center Newsletter

Click the image to view the newsletter....
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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?

One great way to share words of encouragement, gratefulness and/or special recognition is by submitting a TAE for one of our staff members. This can be done through Parent Access Center (PAC).


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 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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Chick-fil-A Spirit Day

Thank you for supporting our PTO during our Chick-fil-A Spirit Day. We beat our goal of $600 and Chick-fil-A donated back $610 to Powell PTO! Thank you Chick-fil-A Alden Bridge for supporting our school!

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

Specials

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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.