Powell Publisher

August 5, 2022

A Note From Mrs. Mathe

The countdown has begun... 5 more days until our first day of the 2022-2023 school year!


Over the last couple weeks, Powell staff has been busy preparing for another amazing year! There has been a wonderful buzz around campus as staff decorated their classrooms, planned with their teams, and brainstormed amazing activities for your child(ren). There is something special about the start of the school year. The anticipation of what is to come over the next 175 school days together is exhilarating.


We hope you are able to join us Monday for Meet the Teacher. We are thankful that our neighbor, Celebration Church, has allowed us to use their parking lot during this event. Please do not park in the spots marked for their Pastoral Staff.

At meet the teacher you will be able to:


  • Meet your child's teacher
  • Drop off schools supplies (or pick up pre-ordered supplies)
  • Drop off student medication
  • Register for the bus
  • Add money to your student's cafeteria account
  • Meet the PTO
  • Talk with community services
  • Treat yourself to KONA ice!


On the first day of school we will open the doors at 7:15 am. We will have extra staff on hand to welcome students from 7:15-8:00 am. Exterior grade level hallway doors will be open to avoid congestion at the front doors of the school.


I sincerely hope you take time over the last days of summer to make memories with your child(ren). See you in a few days!

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.
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Upcoming Dates

August 5: Teacher assignments emailed to families (emails will be sent throughout the day). If you do not receive an email by the end of the day, please contact the school on Monday, August 8th, to receive the name of your child's teacher.


August 6: Life Skills Meet the Teacher and Pizza Party 11:30-12:30


August 8: Meet the Teacher 4:00-5:30

This is a come and go event. If you ordered school supplies, they will be delivered to your child's classroom. If you purchased your own supplies, please bring them to this event. Please do not label your child's supplies. If you have medication to drop off at the nurse, she will be available during these hours.


August 10: FIRST DAY SCHOOL

Doors will open at 7:15 am for the first day only. We welcome families to walk their child to class on this first day only but kindly ask that you limit the number of guests to 2 per family to lessen the number of people on campus at one time.


August 23: Parent Information Night

5:00-5:45 (grades K-2; life skills)

6:00-6:45 (grades 3-4; life skills)

Girls on the Run

ATTENTION- 3rd & 4th grade girls!

Join Girls on the Run! Register online!

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 September 6th.

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

Girls on the Run 5K: November 19th, 2022


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

Registration begins August 1st.

Financial assistance is available. Register@ https://www.gotrgreaterhouston.org/3rd-5th-grade-program-details

Questions? Contact Pam Owens at powens@conroeisd.net

Conroe ISD Update #27 - August 4, 2022

How Will Your Child Go Home?

Parents may select from four modes of transportation for their child. At Meet the Teacher, you will be asked to designate how your child will get home from school daily.


Bus:

A student is eligible for service if their home is 1 mile or further from the school. You will need your child's student ID # to register for bus service. Please use the link below to find your child's bus number, pick-up/drop-off locations and times.

Bus Registration and Find Your Bus Route


Car Rider:

All students will receive 1 car rider sign for pick up at our Meet the Teacher event. The car rider line is at the front of the school. You will receive additional information on the arrival/dismissal process and procedures closer to the start of school. If your family needs more than 1 sign, you may request additional car rider signs by clicking here.


Daycare:

Confirm that your daycare picks up at Powell Elementary.


Walker/Biker:

Walker/Biker dismissal is intended for use by families that live within 1 mile of the school and do not receive bus service. These students will dismiss at the back (Capstone) and front (Cochran's Green) of the school. Students in kindergarten and 1st grade will not be released to walk/bike without an adult. *this is a change for 1st grade students*


On severe weather dismissal days, student will not be allowed to walk or bike home. If you select biker/walker as your primary mode, then you will also be asked to select a second choice for severe weather dismissal (bus if eligible or car rider).

Dismissal Early First 3 Days

In order to practice our dismissal routines, and to keep the bus routes close to on-time, we will start dismissal 15 minutes early for the first 3 days of school.
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School Supply Information

If your family ordered the pre-packaged school supplies at the end of the year last year, they will be distributed to your child's teacher for Meet the Teacher.


If you purchased your own school supplies, please bring them with you on the night of Meet the Teacher. This allows our staff to organize the supplies before the first day of school.

Click below to access Powell's School Supply List

Library News

Thanks to everyone who came to our summer library days! It was wonderful to see current, former, future, and new Powell Panthers! If you have books to return, there are 3 easy ways to get them back us.


*Return them to the library carts in the hallways at Meet the Teacher.

*Return them the first week of school.


Please complete this short survey regarding library hours. We appreciate your opinion and will use the results to make adjustments to this event for next summer.

Summer Library Hours Survey

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.

Have you Moved?

If you received this Publisher, we may not have record of your move. Please contact our registrar, Michelle Lutes, to notify our school of your move or if you do not plan to attend Powell Elementary for the 2022-2023 school year. Thank you!

PTO News

Box Tops for Education

Want to raise money for Powell? Collecting Box Tops supports our students. All you need is your phone! Download the Box Tops app, shop as you normally would, then use the app to scan your store receipt within 14 days of purchase. The app will identify Box Tops products on your receipt and automatically credit your school’s earnings online. Twice a year, Powell will receive a check and can use that cash to buy whatever it needs!
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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

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.