Powell Publisher

Week of November 18-22, 2019

A Note From Mrs. Garrison

We are excited about our upcoming grade level spelling bees and Thanksgiving activities planned in our classrooms next week!

CISD is celebrating "Generation Texas" next week. This is about the belief that all students belong on the path to education beyond high school! During this week, we will emphasize the great possibilities for your child's future on morning announcements. All students are encouraged to wear a college shirt to school on Friday, November 22.

The CISD Police Department is holding it's Children in Santa's Dream Toy Drive now. You can deliver donations to our front office. Please see the flyer below. Your donations go directly to CISD students and are deeply appreciated!

Mark your calendars now for our Annual Interfaith Holiday Food Drive and first-ever PTO Holiday Jingle Jam on Friday, December 13th. During specials, each grade level will participate in the food drive and then celebrate the holiday season with fun activities. Our PTO will have an inflatable obstacle course, slide, holiday themed games, activities, and milk and cookies for each child. We will need volunteers and will have a link in next week's Publisher.

During this month of gratitude, I want to thank each of you for your love and support of our teachers and school. Have a great Thanksgiving.


Gig 'em Aggies!

Week at a Glance


3:30-5:00 GOTR

In-class Spelling Bees-all week


7:25 -7:55 am Treble Makers


3:30- 5:00 pm GOTR

1st Grade Family Crest Day (Beach, Falb, White and Copley)

3rd Grade Reading Benchmark

The Cafeteria will serve a traditional Thanksgiving meal today: Turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes with turkey gravy, green beans, and rolls


7:25- 7:55 am Treble Makers

1st Grade Family Crest Day (McGrath, Hart, and Mayo)

4th Grade Math Benchmark


Generation Texas Week- Wear a college shirt to school

Kindergarten Day in Old Plymouth

2nd Grade Fall Round Robin

Saturday November 23

GOTR 5K https://www.gotrgreaterhouston.org/5K

November 25-29

Thanksgiving Holiday

The Positivity Project Strength of the Week: Gratitude

December 6th Lunch and Recess Coverage

Sign Up Genius Link to help with Lunch and Recess duty on Friday, December 6th: http://powellpto.com/index.html
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Holiday Assistance

Different organizations reach out to Powell Elementary to assist our students and families with items for the holidays. Please let us know if you would welcome assistance and would be willing for Mrs. Nixon, our counselor, to call or email you if an organization volunteers to donate this year. In the past we have had organizations offer to donate food, clothing, and toys to our families in need. If you are interested in receiving assistance, please email Mrs. Nixon at snixon@conroeisd.net or call her at 936-709-1700.

Nominations for Gifted and Talented Testing

Nominations are now open for Conroe ISD Gifted and Talented program. Although the testing will not take place until the end of January, nominations are accepted from October 1- December 19th. Nominations can be made by the parents and/or teachers. 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 nominating your child, you may want to discuss this with your child’s teacher at conferences. Nominations will be accepted no later than December 19, 2019. Please see the attachment for the nomination form and submit it to our GT coordinator, Sarah Radford at sradford@conroeisd.net. Paper forms can also be turned into the front office.

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Holly Jolly Jingle

Thursday, Dec. 5th, 6-8pm

2005 Lake Robbins Drive

The Woodlands, TX

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Upcoming Events

December 3

Gringo's Spirit Day 11:00 am-9:00 pm

December 6

3rd Grade Planetarium

Kindergarten Rudolph Day

Knox Orchestra/Knox Choir Visit

December 11

Third Grade Math Benchmark

December 12

4th Grade Reading Benchmark

6:00 pm 4th Grade Choir Performance

December 13

Jingle Jam and Interfaith Food Drive

Kindergarten Grinch Day

December 16 School Wide Spelling Bee

December 17

6:00 pm Kindergarten Holiday Program

December 18

Classroom Winter Parties

December 19

Early Release

End of 2nd 9 weeks/Semester

December 20-January 7

Winter Break

January 8

Second Semester Begins/Beginning of 3rd 9 weeks

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.