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October 23, 2020

A Note From Mrs. Mathe

We are so excited to have our first big school event next week, Storybook Character Parade! We hope you are able to join us to watch the parade. If you plan to take your child home after the parade, please bring your car rider sign (with the bar code) or your child's barcode from PAC. We will be checking ID's and scanning students out under the front porch following the conclusion of the parade. Also, we ask that all visitors social distance and wear face coverings. See you Friday!

On that note, please be mindful when walking or biking your child to school, or picking them up. Now that we have 75% of our students back on campus, the number of families gathering by the bike racks and/or at the corner is growing. Please maintain as much social distancing as possible and wear face coverings. Let's all do our part to keep our school COVID free!

How to Locate your Student's Barcode on Parent Access (PAC)

Student Barcodes

Upcoming Dates

October 26-30th: Red Ribbon Week

  • Monday- Pledge to be Healthy! (wear RED)
  • Tuesday- Healthy Choice always WORK OUT! (wear WORK OUT CLOTHES)
  • Wednesday- Put Bad Habits to Bed (wear PAJAMAS)
  • Thursday- Be your own Person! (each classroom has their own theme)
  • Friday- Good Choices= Good Character (dress up as your favorite storybook character)

October 30: Storybook Character Parade 8:30 am

November 3: No School (for remote and in-person) It's Election Day! Vote!

November 12: Jersey Mikes spirit night

November 23-27: Enjoy your Fall Break- No School

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Friday, October 30th

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Dr. Null's Update- October 7th

Dr. Null provided an update on YouTube earlier this month. The full video is available at this link or by searching the District’s YouTube channel. To hear information related to specific topics, please see the approximate video times below.

  • 06:00 Looking Back: 1st 9 Weeks
  • 12:30 Fall Extracurricular Activities and Event Tickets
  • 20:05 Protocols and Safety Measures to Keep Students in School
  • 23:55 COVID-19 Dashboard
  • 26:40 Looking Ahead: 2nd 9 Weeks
  • 28:20 Student Enrollment Still Open
  • 30:45 Remote/Online Option and Students’ Success
  • 32:35 Student Attendance
  • 37:15 How the Decision is Made to Close School for Weather

Nominations for Gifted and Talented Testing

Nominations are now open for Conroe Independent School District Gifted and Talented program. Although the testing will not take place until late January for both remote and in-person platforms, referral requests are accepted at this time. Referral requests can be made by the parents and/or teachers.

All 2nd grade students will take the CogAT assessment in December. It is recommended that parents of 2nd grade students wait until CogAT scores have arrived before nominating their child. The CogAT scores are part of the GT assessment.

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 18. The referral form is attached and will need to be completed and emailed to Sarah Radford at sradford@conroeisd.net. Your child may also return a printed copy to their teacher that can be turned into the front office.


Positivity Project Focus- Forgiveness

PTO News

Powell PTO Membership Drive

Your Powell PTO is excited to tell you about our Membership Drive for the 2020-2021 school year!

Our only fundraiser in the fall is our Membership Drive. This year we will use your membership dues ($25 per family) to help with technology needs around the building to aid our teachers in their online and in person teaching of our students.

Please visit the Powell PTO website below to not only help your child's school, but get a cool Powell mask while supplies last!

Powell Membership Form

2019-2020 Yearbooks still available

We have a few extra 2019-2020 yearbooks available for purchase - please send an email to yearbook@powellpto.org if you would like to purchase one from last school year.


Student COVID Screening

Please review the information and be sure to keep your child at home if he/she is exhibiting any of the following symptoms.

  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Fatigue
  • Chills or shaking with chills
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Significant muscle pain or body aches
  • Have a new uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing or for individuals with a chronic allergic/asthmatic, cough, a change in your cough from baseline
  • Diarrhea, vomiting or abdominal pain
  • New onset or severe headache
  • Known close contact with a person who is lab confirmed to have COVID-19
  • Or if you are waiting for COVID-19 test results due to symptoms that began less than 10 days ago
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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.

CISD Non-Discrimination statement

The Conroe Independent School District (District) as an equal opportunity educational provider and employer does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in educational programs or activities that it operates or in employment matters. The District is required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as Board policy not to discriminate in such a manner.

For information about Title IX rights or Section 504/ADA rights, contact the Title IX Coordinator or the Section 504/ADA coordinator at 3205 W. Davis, Conroe, TX 77304; (936) 709-7752.