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December 3, 2021

A Note from Mrs. Mathe

Today 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades students attended an orchestra and choir concert performed by Knox Jr. High students. This amazing group of artists wowed us with their talents! Some of them were even former Powell Panthers!

We also celebrated students from each grade level today at our PAWS-itive Awards during lunches. Students were recognized for reaching their reading and math goals as well as students that exhibit good manners. Click here to access the Google photo folder.

The best days are the days we get to celebrate the accomplishments of our Panthers, former and current!

Upcoming Dates

December 7: EVENING PTO Meeting 6:30 pm on Zoom

December 13-17: Dress up Days

13: Grinch Day

14: Reindeer Day

15: Candy Cane Day

16: PJ Day

17: Tacky Holiday Sweater/Shirt Day

December 14: 2nd grade holiday party 11:15- 12:15

December 16: Jingle Jam during Specials

Food Drive supporting Montgomery County Food Bank

December 16: Kinder Holiday Party 12:30-1:30

December 16: 3rd grade holiday party 10:15-11:15

December 16: 4th grade holiday party 2:00-3:00

December 17: 1st grade holiday party 9:00-10:00

December 17: Early Release 12:05 pm

December 18- January 4: School Holiday! Enjoy your winter break!

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Food Drive- Stock the Sleigh

We are hosting a food drive benefitting Montgomery County Food Bank! On Thursday, December 16th, we ask that you send your child with a donation for the food drive. As students arrive to specials for Jingle Jam, we will have boxes along the stage for them to place their donations. Let's see if we can cover the stairs to the stage with food donations!

Lost and Found

Our lost and found is exploding with jackets and sweaters! With the cooler weather coming in the upcoming weeks, we want to give you a sneak peak of what has been found this week. Parents, please feel free to stop by the front office to check out the collection, or if you know you are missing an item, encourage your child to stop by and retrieve their clothing when at school.

To help out with this collection, if you would label the inside of your child's jacket, we would happily deliver back to them if lost.

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2022-2023 School Calendar Feedback

Conroe ISD is seeking feedback on three refined 2022-2023 calendar drafts. The District-Level Planning and Decision-Making Committee is planning to submit a calendar for the Board’s approval at their January meeting. Learn more and respond to a new survey on the School Calendar Process Webpage.

Referral Requests for Gifted and Talented Testing

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 the parents and/or campus staff.

It is recommended that parents of 2nd grade students wait until CogAT scores have arrived before nominating their child because CogAT scores are part of the GT assessment. This assessment will be administered to all 2nd grade students this month.

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 17, 2021. You may request a referral form from Mrs. Nixon. You can also find the referral form and other GT information on the CISD GT homepage.

Teachers Achieving Excellence

Do you want to recognize an AWESOME Powell teacher? If so, follow the steps below:

  1. Log in to Parent Access Center (PAC).
  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!

Supporting our Feeder Schools

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You are cordially invited to join the College Park Cavalier Band Booster Club as they host a Winter Festival and Family Fun day on Sunday, 12/5 in the College Park High School parking lot. Admission is only $1 per person and includes FREE Pictures with Santa, FREE Kids Craft Corner, FREE Face Painting, FREE Balloon Twisting, food trucks and 50 vendors to start your seasonal shopping!

PTO News

Join the Powell PTO!

December's PTO meeting will be held virtually on December 7th at 6:30 PM. If you are a PTO member, be on the look out for an email Sunday night with a Zoom link and agenda.


We are looking for individuals who want to help with our 2022 Powell Carnival on Saturday, March 26, 2022. If you would like to help with planning and behind the scenes activities, please email Beki Smith at president@powellpto.org and she will get you connected with our committee chairs.


Also, do you know you can support Powell just by shopping? Click the PTO Grocery Program link to find out more.

Office Depot gives back! Did you know you can support Powell when shopping at Office Depot? Our school ID is 70101594. You can find out more information here on the Office Depot Website.

Any questions, please email vpmembership@powellpto.org

Powell Yearbooks On Sale

Powell 2021-2022 Yearbooks are on sale from now until January 28, 2022 for $35. Please follow the link below to purchase:

Powell Elementary School | Jostens

Have pictures you think are yearbook worthy? Send them in to our Josten's REPLAYIT app at ReplayIt Private Photo Submission Site (jostens.com)

Our Login ID is 415467901 Your picture could be chosen for the 2021-2022 Powell Elementary School Yearbook!

Any questions, please email yearbook@powellpto.org

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District Information

Prescreening for our Safety

Self-Prescreening: To ensure the health and safety of all students and staff, all individuals should conduct a self pre-screening daily for COVID-19 symptoms. Individuals waiting for COVID-19 test results due to symptoms or individuals currently experiencing any of the symptoms listed that are new and/or not normal for them, should stay home and consider seeking medical care and/or COVID-19 testing. Symptoms consistent with COVID-19 include:

  • fatigue
  • cough or shortness of breath
  • sore throat
  • congestion or runny nose
  • significant muscle pain or body aches
  • loss of taste or smell in the last 10 days
  • diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain
  • feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0F
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Roadmap to Remaining Open

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