Week of October 30, 2023
A Note From Mrs. Anderson
Hello Powell Families,
Please view the video below for updates and announcements! We will see you tonight for Family Movie Night!
October 31: Wear pink for Breast Cancer Awareness
November 6: Gringo's Spirit Night
November 7: Student Holiday
November 8: 4th Grade Math Interim Test
November 9: 3rd Grade Math Interim Test
November 10: Class Pictures and Retakes
November 10: Author Visit- Susan Stevens Krummel
November 14: 2nd Grade Family Folk Dancing (Ray, Beach, McMlellan, Chapman, 1/2 of Seltz)
November 14: 4th Grade Reading Interim Test
November 15: 2nd Grade Family Folk Dancing (Shuler, Williams, O'Leary, Lowery, 1/2 of Seltz)
November 15: 3rd Grade Reading Interim Test
November 17: Kindergarten Old Plymouth Day
CISD Bond Information
Early voting has begun! If Prop A and any combination of Props B, C, and D are approved by voters, it is projected there will be a 2-cent impact for the 24-25 school year. Prop B includes funds for technology devices for all schools. These items are funded through shorter-term bonds that align with their lifespan, typically 3-5 years. Prop C includes funds for ag barns and elementary PE classrooms/gyms. The 16 schools without designated gyms transition the cafeteria to activity space between mealtimes. Prop D includes funds for a covered, outdoor pool and Natatorium mechanical updates. Since the Natatorium was constructed in 2008, Conroe ISD has grown by approximately 25,000 students and the University Interscholastic League has added water polo as a recognized sport. See early voting hours and locations at elections.mctx.org.
Breast Cancer Awareness
Upcoming Author Visit
On November 10, the author Susan Stevens Crummel will be visiting our school to speak to each grade level. Mrs. Crummel has written many books for children including The Donkey Egg, Help Me, Mr. Mutt, and Cook-a-Doodle-Doo.
Powell students are already big fans of Mrs. Crummel's books, so her visit will be an excellent reading and writing motivation. We are looking forward to hosting her next month!
If you would like to purchase books to be autographed by Susan Steven Crummel, please scan the QR code or go to the online order form no later than Wednesday, October 25.
Fall Picture Retakes
If you intend for your child to retake their fall picture for the yearbook (or if they were absent the day of fall pictures), and would like to order the pictures, please visit the link: https://vando.imagequix.com/g1001046851#login
Retakes and class pictures will be on November 10th.
2nd Grade Family Folk Dance Program
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. If you are interested in referring your child, you may want to discuss this with your child’s teacher. Referrals will be accepted October 2 - December 15, 2023. You may request a referral form from the front office or your child's teacher. You can also find the referral form and other GT information on the CISD GT homepage https://www.conroeisd.net/department/tl/gifted-talented/ > scroll down to program forms > referral forms. Please send the completed form to the school addressed to Monica Hock.
Community Rewards at Kroger and Office Depot
Support your child and teacher when you shop at Kroger or Office Depot
Did you know your purchases at Kroger and Office Depot can make a difference?
Kroger and Office Depot will donate a portion of your purchase to Powell Elementary Parent Teacher Organization when you shop. Follow these easy steps:
- For Office Depot’s Give Back to School Program, use this school ID to get 5% back for Powell: 70101594
- For Kroger, please add Colin Powell Elementary PTO to your account under Community Rewards, organization number YY143
Thank you for your support!
Grade Level Newsletters
2023 Robotics Contest
2023 ROBOTICS CONTEST DATE: Saturday, November 4, 2023 TIME: 8:00 am LOCATION: McCullough Junior High 3800 S. Panther Creek Dr. The Woodlands, Texas 77381 This contest is designed to offer students with an interest in STEM related fields the opportunity to compete against their peers in a
With the exception of service animals, dogs and other pets are not allowed on school grounds during arrival and dismissal. This is for the safety of our students and staff.
We still welcome dogs in vehicles in the car rider line, but will no longer allow leashed dogs on our sidewalks on school property.
Parent Access Center
School SMS Messages
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.