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October 28, 2022

A Note From Mrs. Mathe

As we enter into November, I try to be more intentional refelcting on things I can be grateful for. Studies show that when we express gratitude, we release horomones that makes us feel happier, so why not be grateful more often. As I reflect on this year so far, I am extremly grateful for our parent volunteers. Whether you are volunteering at school, sending in needed items for an event, or helping out in the classroom, YOU are making a difference and helping our school be a better place! So today I am grateful for our community of volunteers!

In November we honor our country's veterans. This year, our 3rd grade students will honor those that have served our country during our Veteran's Day program. We are inviting all Powell Panthers and their veteran family members to attend this special event, as well as all 3rd grade parents. Due to limited seating in the gym, we will be streaming the program to all other grade levels in their classrooms.

There will be 2 ways you can honor a veteran in your life.

  1. Next week, your child will be bringing home a note with a star on it. Write the veteran's name on the star, cut it out and return it to school by November 10. We will display these stars in the gym as a way to honor all our loved ones!
  2. And/or you may click here to submit a photo and information regarding your veteran. These will be displayed on the screen in the gym for all to see as a way of honoring those that have served our country.

We hope you are able to join us in celebrating these very special people!

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Drop off on Tuesday and Thursdays


The Powell Honor Choir meets every Tuesday and Thursday morning. If you are joining our car line prior to 7:25 on Tuesday and Thurday morning, please start the car line at the fence line until the choir students have all entered the building.

If you are dropping your child off for choir and have younger siblings in your car, please remember to pull back around to the carpool line after dropping off your choir student. Those who sit in the front of the school after dropping their child off at 7:15am are making drop off for others difficult, and the choir parents are having to pull out to go around them. We are also having some children walking across the traffic, which is a safety concern.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Upcoming Dates

November 4: PAWS-itive Awards during specials classes- Perserverance

November 8: ELECTION DAY- No School

November 11: Veteran's Day Program

November 11: Progreess Reports availalbe electronically grades 2-4

November 12: Powell School Carnival 2:00-6:00 pm

November 17: Willie's Spirit Day

November 18: Kindergarten Plymouth Day

November 21-25: Thanksgiving Break

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

2023-2024 Calendar Feedback

Conroe ISD’s District-Level Planning and Decision-Making Committee is beginning the 2023-2024 calendar development process and seeking feedback from students, families, staff members, and the community. The results from this survey will be used in the creation of draft calendars that will be presented to the public in a follow-up survey. Please complete the survey below before noon on Friday, November 4. Thank you for your time in contributing to this important process.

Calendar Development Survey - English
Calendar Development Survey - Spanish

Community Presentations

Salute to Our Veterans

Join us on Friday, November 11, 2022, at 10 AM for our Salute To Our Veterans program at Woodforest Bank Stadium. This event will also be livestreamed on the Conroe ISD YouTube channel.

Veterans in attendance will receive a Conroe ISD JROTC challenge coin as a small token of appreciation for their service.

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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?

Teachers Achieving Excellence

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!


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PTO News

Chick-fil-A Spirit Day

THANK YOU Panther families! We surpassed our goal of raising $600 at the Chick-fil-A spirit day. This year we raised $610, just by eating at Chick-fil-A!

Also, a big thank you to Chick-fil-A Alden Bridge for giving back to our school!

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PTO Email

The PTO has a new general email address. It is


You may email any general questions you may have for the PTO.

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Carnival Tickets NOW ON SALE

Entrance is free! Tickets will be used to participate in various games and activities.

At the carnival you will be able to buy punch cards (10 tickets per card) for $5.00.

Now, until November 8th, you can buy a "passport" of 6 punch cards for the price of 5: $25 Per Passport!

1 Passport comes with 6 punch cards containing 10 tickets each (for a total of 60 tickets).

During Carnival 1 punch card will be $5.

Passports/tickets are nonrefundable.

​Passports from the pre-sale will be sent home with your child before the carnival (November 12th).

Click here to purchase pre-sale tickets.

Powell Silent Auction

Hello Powell Parents!

Monday is the big day, and we don’t just mean Halloween! Our 2022 Silent Auction will go LIVE and we are excited for you to check out this year’s items. The Silent Auction will open on Monday, October 31 and close at 5:00 PM on the day of the Carnival, Saturday, November 12. Some of the featured items this year are First in Car Line for the rest of the school year, Principal for the Day to one lucky student, special student experiences with our Powell teachers, family entertainment from Main Event, Cinépolis, and Xscape 1488, sports programs, autographed soccer balls, membership to museum and aquarium, themed grade level gift baskets, restaurants, and much more!

Please be on the lookout for an email on Monday with the link to the auction website or check the Powell PTO Facebook page. As new items are donated, they may be added to the auction, so be sure to check back. We encourage you to share the auction site with your family and friends! If you have any questions about the auction or any auction item(s), please contact Molly Anders (Silent Auction Chair) mollyanders13@gmail.com. Happy Bidding!

Thank you,

Powell Carnival Committee

Powell Carnival FAQ

Can I buy the punch cards on the day of the carnival? Yes, for $5 per punch card. Each punch card has 10 tickets.
How much does each game or activity cost? 2-5 tickets, depending on the activity.
What activities will be at the carnival? This year we are proud to have a wide variety of activities, including: a turn to control the award-winning College Park HS robotics team's robots, hands-on experience with animals from The Learning Zoo, get balloon art made by Michael Crayton of Magical Balloons, air brush tattoos, a photo booth, inflatables, dunk tank, paint a rock for the playground's rock garden, carnival games, and more!
Can I use tickets for the food trucks? Nope!
Does buying food from the food trucks help Powell? Yes! A percentage of the proceeds made at the carnival will be donated to Powell.
Where should I park? Part of Powell's parking lot will be the location of food trucks and tables, so parking in the adjacent church parking lot would be great!
Can I get money back if I do not use all of my tickets? The punch cards/tickets are non-refundable so we have tried to come up with a lot of different ways to use the tickets! All proceeds from the carnival go directly back to the students in the form of fieldtrips, new music/art/PE equipment, technology purchases/repairs, Jingle Jam, classroom activities/seating/decorations, etc.
Do I need to be present to win items from the Silent Auction? No, you will be contacted by Molly Anders (Silent Auction Chair) to notify you that you're a winner, and to arrange delivery of your item(s).
Can I share the Silent Auction website with family and friends? Absolutely! The more visibility of our auction items, the more opportunity to raise funds for our students and teachers. Please feel free to share!
Can I bring a friend? Please do! Invite friends, family and neighbors, whether or not they have a Powell student, to come participate in the activities, or simply to eat at the food trucks.
Can my child(ren) play on the playground during the Carnival? Yes, but they must be supervised by a parent/guardian.
How do I know where to find certain activities? (link to map and list of activities)
What if it rains? The carnival will go on - rain or shine!
Will it be as crowded as last year? We still hope to have a wonderful turnout, but to create more space in hallways, we have moved some of the experiences into classrooms and moved the food truck seating outside to allow more space in the cafeteria for our 14 games, 9 interactions, 6 experiences.

The FAQ can be found linked on the Powell PTO webpage. Stay tuned for more information about the carnival, including a map of where attractions will be located!

PTO Sponsorships

Do you own a business or know of a business that would want to be a Powell PTO sponsor? Check out the flyer below for more details.
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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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4th Grade Yearbook Ads


Place a special message for your graduating 4th grader in the 2022-2023 Powell Yearbook!

Yearbook Ads are on sale through November 18th, 2022!

Powell Elementary School The Woodlands, TX Products - Graduation Products from Jostens

Any questions, please email yearbook@powellpto.org

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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.


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


Grade Level Newsletters


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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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


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!


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.