April 21, 2023
Mrs. Mathe's Message
This morning we hosted our annual Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast on campus. This year we have had such amazing support from our Panther families, this breakfast and flower bar were just a small token of our appreciation! Every moment a volunteer has donated has made a positive impact on our campus and in turn benefited our Panthers! I am sorry I was not able to be there this morning to personally thank all of you for the time you have given to make everything successful that we have done this year! I appreciate each and every one of you!
On a different note, next week we will be administering the first STAAR test of the school year on Wednesday, April 26th. This is an exciting time when our 3rd and 4th grade students will have the opportunity to display the knowledge they have gained in reading over the past 4-5 years of school on this state assessment. They have all worked so hard all year and we wish all of them the best. Our campus will be closed for visitors on Wednesday, April 26th and on May 10th in order to maintain a secure, optimal testing environment. We will also be on an alternate schedule for lunch and recess on testing days. Please note the modified lunch schedule below:
April 26th and May 10th Modified Lunch Schedule
April 21: Powell Spirit Night/Skate Night 5:00-9:00 pm @ Skate Champions
April 25: PTO Meeting (11:15 am)
April 26: STAAR Reading 3rd and 4th (campus will be closed for visitors this day)
April 27: Progress Reports for grades 2-4 sent home electronically
April 28: PAWS-itive Celebration “Respect” during specials
May 1-5: Teacher Appreciation Week
May 10: STAAR Math 3rd and 4th (campus will be closed for visitors this day)
May 11: GT Expo 5:45 pm
May 12: Kindergarten park day 10:30-12:20
May 12: 2nd Grade Writer’s Cafe at 11:15
May 12: STAAR Pizza Lunch for 3rd and 4th grade students
May 15: Campus Spelling Bee 1st-2nd grades 9:20 am; 3rd-4th grades 1:20 pm
May 16: CPHS and TWHS Senior walk 2:00 pm
May 17: PTO Meeting 6:00 pm
May 19: 4th Grade Park Day 8:30- 10:15 am
May 19: Paperback book exchange
May 23: 2nd grade park day 8:05-10:05 am
May 24: First Grade Park Day 9:30-11:30 am
May 25: Kindergarten end of year celebration 8:30 am
May 25: 3rd grade park day 8:30-10:15 am
May 25: 4th grade confetti parade 11:00 am
May 25: Early release at 12:05 pm/ LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!
Car Rider Sign Request
3rd Grade: 11:30-12:00
1st Grade: 11:50-12:20
2nd Grade: 12:10-12:40
Kindergarten: 12:30- 1:00
CISD Summer School Information
Click the summer school flyers for more information.
The 2022-23 GT Expo will be May 11 from 5:45-6:30 for students (Kindergarten - 4th grade) that are in the Gifted and Talented Program. Students will present their independent research projects that they have been diligently working on this school year.
Summer GT testing is available for students that did not test during the 2022-2023 school year. If you would like your child to take the GT test, please email Shawn Nixon at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a referral packet. The CogAT and IOWA tests will be given at Bush Elementary May 30 - June 1 from 8:00 - 11:00. Referral packets are due to Mrs. Nixon by May 26.
We are excited to announce that Powell Elementary will have a Spelling Bee for our 1st - 4th grade students. There will be a class winner from every homeroom in grades 1-2 and two winners per switch class in grades 3-4. A list of words will be sent home on Tuesday, April 11 for students to practice for the Class Spelling Bee.
All class winners will advance to the Champion Spelling Bee on May 15th. There will be a primary elementary winner from grades 1 & 2 and an upper elementary winner from grades 3 & 4. Class winners will receive an additional word list on April 24.
April 11 - 16 Practice at home
April 17 - 20 Class Spelling Bee
April 24 - May 14 Practice at home for students advancing to the Champion Spelling Bee
May 15 Champion Spelling Bee
Supporting our Feeder Schools
Powell Yearbooks- LAST WEEK TO PRE-ORDER- Only 35 copies left!
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Want to Recognize your Child's Teacher?
One great way to share words of encouragement, gratefulness and/or special recognition is by submitting a TAE for one of our staff members. This can be done through Parent Access Center (PAC).
Do you want to recognize an AWESOME Powell teacher? If so, follow the steps below:
- Log in to Parent Access.
- Click on communication.
- Choose Staff/Teacher excellence from the drop down menu.
- Select the employee to receive recognition from the drop down menu.
- Click create TAE.
- Click any of the pre-populated choices that apply.
- Type any additional comments in the Additional Comment box.
- Click the box labeled Create Teachers Achieving Excellence button.
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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.
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