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November 6, 2020

A Note From Mrs. Mathe

Thank you to those of you that participated in our car rider survey a few weeks ago. We truly appreciate your feedback and take into consideration your concerns. Overall the feedback was very positive! We are so glad that this new system works to get our students dismissed in a safe and orderly fashion. We realized after reading some of the suggestions that you may not know as a parent some of the "behind the scenes" things that take place to make the system work. So below is a video explaining a bit about how our new system for car rider works.

Powell Car Line

Upcoming Dates

November 11: 8:00 am- CISD Veteran's Day Virtual Celebration (can be viewed on the CISD YouTube Channel)

November 12: Jersey Mikes spirit night

November 13: Progress Reports Sent Home

November 16-20: Generation Texas Week

Tuesday, November 17th: Students wear clothing from their favorite college

November 18: 3rd grade reading benchmark

November 19: 4th grade reading benchmark

November 20: Kindergarten Plymouth Day (more information to come)

2nd Grade Turkey Trot Day (more information to come)

November 23-27: Enjoy your Fall Break- No School


Generation Texas Week- November 16-20

CISD will be celebrating "Generation Texas" throughout the school district November 16 - 20. "Generation Texas" is about the belief that all students belong on the path to education beyond high school! During this week we emphasize the wonderful possibilities for your child's future. We encourage all students to wear a college shirt to school on Tuesday, November 17.

Powell Elementary Counselor Form- Request for Assistance

Hi Powell Parents! I am Mrs. Nixon, the Counselor at Powell Elementary. This will be my 10th 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.

Request Form

Positivity Project Focus- Bravery

PTO News


This week we wanted to spread awareness of where our PTO funds are spent each year!

  • Did you know that for around $10 a child, remote & in person learners have access to DreamBox to supplement their math instruction?

  • If your child has ever used RAZ KIDS at Powell, your fundraising efforts (Cookie Dough, Boosterthon & Carnival) have helped fund this important app for our KDG, 1st & 2nd graders. With RAZ KIDS, our students can have books read to them, practice reading the books independently, and then take a comprehension quizzes, all on their appropriate reading level!

  • Each year PTO sets aside up to $2000 per grade level to help fund enrichment activities and currently technology needs to help our students and teachers be successful. This year, we have been able to help our teachers out with webcams and wireless keyboard & mouse combos! We understand that teachers spend A LOT of their own money to help their students succeed, so we are grateful to be able to help ease that cost with yearly Teacher Allocations for their use on consumables, Teachers Pay Teachers activities, etc.

  • Each year our PTO budgets money for grade level field trips, Donuts with Dudes, Donuts with Divas, Jingle Jam, 3rd & 4th grade skating in PE, snacks for pajama movie days, and so much more!

  • As of today we say THANK YOU to the 147 Powell families and staff members who have joined PTO! There are almost 800 students at Powell and almost 75 staff members - please join our PTO or make a flat donation so we can continue to provide enrichment activities, technology, fun days, and so much more for our Panthers!


    When you join the PTO, you get a Powell mask as a THANK YOU! Please make sure you follow all the steps on the website! All current mask orders will be delivered Monday 11/09!

    We appreciate all your support!

Powell PTO Membership Drive

Your Powell PTO is excited to tell you about our Membership Drive for the 2020-2021 school year!

Our only fundraiser in the fall is our Membership Drive. This year we will use your membership dues ($25 per family) to help with technology needs around the building to aid our teachers in their online and in person teaching of our students.

Please visit the Powell PTO website below to not only help your child's school, but get a cool Powell mask while supplies last!

Powell Membership Form

Thank you for attending Willie's Spirit Night! Just by picking up lunch or dinner, Willies is giving back $500 to Powell PTO! Thank you all for your support!


Nominations for Gifted and Talented Testing

Nominations are now open for Conroe Independent School District Gifted and Talented program. Although the testing will not take place until late January for both remote and in-person platforms, referral requests are accepted at this time. Referral requests can be made by the parents and/or teachers.

All 2nd grade students will take the CogAT assessment in December. It is recommended that parents of 2nd grade students wait until CogAT scores have arrived before nominating their child. The CogAT scores are part of the GT assessment.

If you are interested in referring your child, you may want to discuss this with your child’s teacher at conferences. Referrals will be accepted through December 18. The referral form is attached and will need to be completed and emailed to Sarah Radford at sradford@conroeisd.net. Your child may also return a printed copy to their teacher that can be turned into the front office.

Student COVID Screening

Please review the information and be sure to keep your child at home if he/she is exhibiting any of the following symptoms.

  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Fatigue
  • Chills or shaking with chills
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Significant muscle pain or body aches
  • Have a new uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing or for individuals with a chronic allergic/asthmatic, cough, a change in your cough from baseline
  • Diarrhea, vomiting or abdominal pain
  • New onset or severe headache
  • Known close contact with a person who is lab confirmed to have COVID-19
  • Or if you are waiting for COVID-19 test results due to symptoms that began less than 10 days ago
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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.

CISD Non-Discrimination statement

The Conroe Independent School District (District) as an equal opportunity educational provider and employer does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in educational programs or activities that it operates or in employment matters. The District is required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as Board policy not to discriminate in such a manner.

For information about Title IX rights or Section 504/ADA rights, contact the Title IX Coordinator or the Section 504/ADA coordinator at 3205 W. Davis, Conroe, TX 77304; (936) 709-7752.