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Week of August 19-23, 2019

A Note From Mrs. Garrison

We had a great first week of school. Don't forget to order your child a grey 1994 t-shirt for our 25th year Anniversary picture, field trips, and spirit day on Friday. The link closes on Monday. Thank you so much for sharing your children with us!

Powell Spirit Shirts

Here is the link for our Powell Spirit Shirts. The link closes Monday, August 19th so order yours today.


Parent Information Night

Parent information night is Tuesday, August 27th.

  • PPCD, Pre-K, Kindergarten, First and Second grade: 5:30-6:30 pm.
  • Third and Fourth grade: 6:30-7:30 pm.

Please plan to attend to learn about your child’s classroom.

School Communication

Conroe ISD is in the process of switching emergency notification platforms used to communicate with parents and staff. This change requires an opt-in to the new system to continue receiving text messages. If you would like to receive SMS (text message) notifications on your mobile device, please text "Y" to 67587.

Failure to opt-in by August 20 could result in not receiving timely or emergency text messages from Conroe ISD or your child’s campus.

For more information, please visit https://www.conroeisd.net/department/communications/schoolmessenger/.
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Parents will be welcome at lunch beginning Tuesday, September 3rd. If your child has a birthday before then and you would like to have lunch with them, please contact your child’s teacher and the front office to make arrangements.

Beginning of the Year Dismissal

The first couple weeks of school EVERYTHING takes a little more time. Dismissal will begin 10 minutes early until August 23rd. We appreciate your patience as we perfect our systems.
  • Cochran’s and Capstone Riders: If you are meeting your child as a bike rider or walker, please plan to be there by 3:00 pm until August 23rd .
  • Bus Riders: Please be patient with our bus service during the first two weeks of the school year. The drivers are getting to know their students and ensuring that a parent is present to pick-up Kindergarten students. Buses may be running late to pick-up and drop-off.

Carline Information

Please be patient as it usually takes a few days for everyone to settle into a carline routine. We are working hard to make it go as smoothly as possible.

Tips for the Car Rider Line

  • Write your child’s name in bold black marker on the green car rider sign.
  • Hang your sign from the rear view mirror with a clothes hanger.
  • Pull up closely to the car in front of you.
  • Don’t stop to look for your child. We will bring your child to you.
  • Do not get out of the car.
  • Put your child’s car seat on the passenger side. We will not walk around the car to place them on the driver’s side
  • Teach your child to buckle up. If they need help with this, pull into a parking space.
  • Don’t hold up the line.

WE APPRECIATE YOUR PATIENCE and are working hard to get your child home safely!

Clinic Happenings from Nurse Melissa

All medications, including prescription medication, over the counter medication, cough drops and inhalers, must be signed into the clinic by a parent or guardian. Students are not allowed to transport medication to and from school.

Accidents and spills happen often. Please send an extra change of clothing with your child in their backpack. We have a limited supply on hand in the clinic.

Girls on the Run

This fall, Powell Elementary, will once again be a site for Girls on the Run (GOTR). GOTR will be open to girls in 3rd and 4th grade. It is a program that inspires girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind!

GOTR is a 10-week program where girls develop essential skills to help them establish lifetime appreciation for health and fitness. During the program, we also focus on the importance of teamwork, healthy relationships, and the role they can play in positively affecting and shaping our world. The girls will influence their community through a service project and physically and emotionally prepare for a celebratory 5K event!

The fall season begins the week of September 9. We meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00. Mrs. Owens will be talking to the 3rd and 4th grade girls about GOTR in PE class next week. If you are interested, please go to www.gotrgreaterhouston.org to get more information and register your daughter for the fall. We are looking forward to a great season!

Wanted: Library Volunteers

Volunteers are essential to our library program. We had a WONDERFUL group of volunteers in the library last year, and we are excited about having another great year of help and support. If you would like to volunteer in the Powell library, please fill out the form linked below.


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Join the PTO today!

2019-2020 PTO Membership-$25:
Includes family PTO membership, a Powell PTO notepad and Powell PTO pen.

Your generous donations help the PTO support the following:
*yearly grade level and teacher funding for classroom supplies, enrichment and subscriptions
*Field trip admissions and transportation
*Classroom technology upgrades
*Staff appreciation events
*Online math and language art enrichment programs
*Special programs
*Campus environmental beautification
*Maintaining playground structures
*Powell Panther yearbook publication
*3rd and 4th grade in-line skating
*Campus enhancements

Please join today! http://powellpto.com/index.html

PTO News

Don’t forget to like Powell Elementary PTO on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @PtoPowell.

Bookmark Art Contest

The Dispute Resolution Center of Montgomery County, Inc. (DRC-MC) is pleased to announce its 6th Annual Conflict Resolution Day Bookmark Art Contest which begins today and continues until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, September 30, 2019. This contest is open to all students in public, private and home school students who reside in or attend school in Montgomery County.
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Feeder Shirts for TWHS and College Park Feeders

Both The Woodlands and College Park Feeders are offering T-shirts to celebrate the feeders. Follow the links below to see and order the feeder shirts.

College Park Feeder: https://nhathletics.com/college-park-family/

The Woodlands Feeder: https://conroeisd.schoolcashonline.com/Fee/Details/11828/195/False/True

Upcoming Events

August 27

Parent Information Night

  • PPCD, Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd- 5:30 pm
  • 3rd and 4th- 6:30 pm

August 29

Cookie Dough Fundraiser Kick-off

September 2

Labor Day Holiday

September 6

Fall Individual Pictures

September 20

Doughnuts with Dudes

October 4

Walk to School Day

October 11

Early Release

October 14

Student Holiday

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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.