Powell Publisher Weekly Bulletin

December 10-14, 2018

A Note From Mrs. Garrison

We had a terrific response for our Food Drive this morning! It was a wonderful festive morning! Thank you to all of the families who donated so generously and helped make the holiday brighter for someone in our community.


Week at a Glance


  • 7:20 - 8:00 am Treble-Makers
  • 8:15 am PTO Meeting
  • 6:00 pm Kindergarten Holiday Program
  • 7:00 pm TWHS Boys Varsity Basketball Feeder Night


  • 7:20 - 8:00 am Treble-Makers


  • 6:00 pm Treble-Makers Concert


  • Kindergarten and Second Grade Grinch Day

Positivity Project Trait of the Week- Humility

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Will you be moving over the Holidays?

If you are moving over the holiday break, please contact our Registrar, Michelle Lutes, at 936-709-1711 or mlutes@conroeisd.net. We request that you sign withdrawal papers which makes for a smoother transition to your child's new school.

PTO News

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:


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.

Help the Village of Cochran's Crossing Earn Grant and Scholarship Money!

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This fall we had over thirty 3rd and 4th grade girls participate in the GOTR program. GOTR is a program that inspires girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind! It is a 10-week program where the girl have developed essential skills to help them establish lifetime appreciation for health and fitness. Registration for our spring 2019 group will start on December 10th and the season will begin the week of February 4th. For more information please click the link: https://www.gotrgreaterhouston.org/. You can also email Pam Owens at powens@conroeisd.net if you have any questions.

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.

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.

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/

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.

Hope for the Holidays

Hope For The Holidays presents its first musical holiday stage show, benefiting the Cassidy Joined For Hope Foundation. The show features local performers and combines singing, dancing, and humor with traditional scenes. The star performers are local professional singer-songwriters, as well as students and dancers representing high schools in Montgomery County.

The show was created by Producer / Choreographer Jodie Schrier along with a remarkable Crew; Directors Debra and Rae Moses (The John Cooper School), Tech Director Valerie Labonski (College Park High School), Artistic Director Bonnie Schuetz (Boni’s Dance and Performing Arts Studio), and Danielle Brasher Rapp (Drill Team Leader Workshop Facilitators).

Solo performances by Michelle Brown (Singer-Songwriter, Award Winning Recording Artist and Lead Vocals for Sawdust Road), Alyssa Porter Smith (Children’s Choir Instructor; The Woodlands UMC, J.R. Smith (Choir Director; Grand Oaks High School, Member of Houston Men’s Choir), Gary Lynn Floyd (Singer-Songwriter, Award winning Recording Artist / Performer) and David Troth (Theatre Lead Roles in Jekyl & Hyde, Phantom of the Opera). Vocalists, dancers and actors are all students of CISD.

A rendition of Radio City Rockettes' "Parade of the Wooden Soldiers", revised by Radio City Rockette Angie Everett Hawes, along with excerpts from The Nutcracker will also be a highlight to the show as well as a visit from St. Nick himself!

All proceeds benefit the Cassidy Joined For Hope Foundation, a local 501(c)3 non-profit foundation focused on teen suicide awareness and prevention throughout the schools and community.

Show Dates and Times are as follows:

Saturday, December 15, 2018 | 2:00PM Matinee & 6:00PM Evening at College Park High School

Tickets available for purchase at www.tututix.com/cassidy

More show details are on our Hope For The Holidays Facebook Page and website: www.cassidyjoinedforhope.com/hopefortheholidays

Jodie Schrier

Producer | Hope For The Holidays


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Upcoming Events

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.