Powell Publisher

August 7, 2021

A Note From Mrs. Mathe

Next week is the week! For educators, this is our Olympic Opening Ceremony; the week we get to meet the children we have the pleasure of spending the next 10 months with! We are excited to welcome our Powell families Monday for Meet the Teacher. We hope you are able to join us! Please be aware that our neighbors, Celebration Church, will be dismissing their students between 4:00-4:20. They will open additional parking upon the completion of their dismissal.

We are excited to welcome students back to our buildings on Wednesday, August 11th! Our goal is to provide the safest learning environment for our students and staff. With the rise of COVID-19 cases in our community, we continue to encourage hand washing and staying home when sick. Wearing a mask or face covering, while optional, is also encouraged. These measures helped keep our schools open last year, and we are confident they can help slow the spread this year.

There has been a slight change to our first day of school opening time. We will open the doors at 7:15 am. (This is a change from 7:00 am) We will have extra staff on hand to welcome students from 7:15-8:15 am. The purpose of the extended welcome period on the first day of school is to spread out the numbers of students and families in one area at a time. We also ask that you limit the number of family members walking your child to class. We will not count tardies the first few weeks of schools.

One last note, our school spirit store is now open! We have 5 shirt options for families to select from. The link and additional information can be found toward the bottom of this newsletter. Shirts will be available to purchase through August 27th.

I hope you and your family are able to make a few more summer memories this week before your children return to school! See you in a few days!

Friday, August 6th Update from CISD- Virtual Program for Students K-6

In case you missed the district's announcement on Friday, the information is below. Please be aware, the information regarding the virtual program is timely. The deadline for application is Tuesday, August 10th.

Virtual Program Information: virtual.conroeisd.net/

Email from Conroe ISD:

Conroe ISD is excited to welcome students back for the first day of the 2021-2022 school year on Wednesday, August 11th! As always, our goal is to provide the safest and most enriching learning environment for our students and staff. Please view the message below from Dr. Curtis Null, Superintendent, as he discusses the upcoming year and provides information about a limited PreK-6 virtual program.

Conroe ISD Update - August 6, 2021

Upcoming Dates

August 9: Meet the Teacher

A-M: 4:00-4:45 pm ; N-Z 5:00-5:45 pm

We have made a small adjustment to Meet the Teacher this year to lower the number of people on campus at one time. We ask that families limit the number of guests joining this event and that they come at their assigned time. We understand if the assigned time does not work for your family.


A slight change in plans, our doors will now open at 7:15am for the first day only. We will be prepared to welcome you from 7:15-8:15. 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 12: 2nd Day of School

Doors will open at our normal time, 7:30 am. School starts at 8:00 am.

August 24: Parent Information Night (this will be a virtual event this year)

September 3: Individual Picture Day

September 6: No School- Labor Day

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Powell Student Handbook

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 2021-2022 Conroe Independent School District Student/Parent Handbook is available to you online here.

School Spirit Wear

Our school spirit store is now open! Below is the link to order your Powell shirts for this school year. The store will be open through August 27, 2021. We will not have shirts on hand to purchase. All shirts will be delivered to your child's classroom mid-September. Click the link below to access the store. Once in the store, you can create an account if you wish, or click the Powell logo to enter the store without a sign-in

Spirit Wear Store

Roadmap to Remaining Open

The most update date information regarding the district's plan to remaining open through this pandemic can be found on the Roadmap to Remaining Open.


On Tuesday, July 6th, and again on August 3rd, you should have received an email from the district to update your student's registration information. This is for all returning CISD students. Please update this information as soon as possible so we have the most up to date records for your child. Thank you!

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 2021-2022 school year. Thank you!

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.

IMPORTANT: Free and Reduced Meals Application

Even though breakfast and lunch are being provided for all students again this year, if you believe you may qualify for free or reduced meals it is still important for your family to complete the application. Your application does not carry over from year to year. Qualification may open up other opportunities for your family in addition to meals as noted below.

Click here to access the application.

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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

A Message from our Specials Team

Dear Powell Families,

On behalf of the Specials Team we would like to welcome you back for the 21-22 school year. We are so lucky to have the honor of teaching all the students here at Powell Elementary, so we would like to take this opportunity to introduce ourselves. Be sure to check out our introductory video link below.

  • Physical Education (PE): Pam Owens and Brent Kirbo

  • Music: Ashley Yarbrough

  • Art: Tim Garcia

  • Technology: Grace Rubitschun

  • Library: Elizabeth Collins

As a reminder, all students will attend a Specials class each day. Students will attend PE every other day and rotate through the other Fine Arts classes during an eight-day period. Students will go to Specials with their homeroom teacher. We are excited to help your students learn and grow throughout the year to come.

Should any questions arise please contact the Specials teacher for that course directly. Our main goal as the Specials Team is to build relationships and connect with your students in a variety of fun and innovative ways. We look forward to being your teachers and having an amazing year together.

Sincerely, The Powell Specials Team

21 22 Specials Video Introduction

Girls on the Run

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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.

*Stop by the school anytime from now through August 10, and put them in the grey bin on the front porch.

*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

PTO News

Happy Friday Panthers! Your Powell PTO is busy putting on the finishing touches to our 2021-2022 family membership drive. Please be sure to join the Powell Elementary PTO Facebook page to stay up to date on everything your PTO has coming up!

Be sure to stop by and visit our table at Meet the Teacher. You will be able to sign up for volunteer opportunities and find out about all the fun stuff we have in store!


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.