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April 9, 2021

A Note From Mrs. Mathe

Well, I must say this week was a blast! I am not sure there is another job out there where you get to have as much fun as being the principal of an elementary school! Below are the announcements from today. The last 2 minutes of the video include my date with Merle the pig. Parents, thank you again for all your efforts with the Boosterthon fundraiser, and getting a pledge from all 50 states.


We will have our first in person PTO meeting on Tuesday, April 13th at 10:15 am. I hope you are able to join us as I'd love to meet more of our Powell families. Guests will sign in at the front office and then go through the gates on the playground side to the structured play area. The PTO will have tables and chairs set up outside for anyone attending. I hope to see you there!

Upcoming Dates

April 13: PTO Meeting 10:15 am


April 16: Mitchell and Collins fine arts demonstration for 4th grade during specials


April 20: Mitchell and Collins band instrument parent information meeting 7:30 pm via Zoom


April 21: Mitchell and Collins orchestra instrument parent information meeting 7:30 pm via Zoom


April 22: Mitchell and Collins incoming 5th grader parent webinar meeting 6:30 pm


April 23: (repeat) Mitchell and Collins incoming 5th grader parent webinar meeting 9:30 am


April 27: Chick-fil-A Spirit Day (all day)


April 29: Mitchell and Collins principals visit with 4th grade students to answer questions

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Summer School 2021

It's time to register for summer school! Summer school is a tuition based, half day program, and will take place at various campuses. Parents will need to register their children at conroeisd.SchoolCashOnline.com/. You can select the Kids Quest Academic Courses or Experiencing Robotics courses only. Dates and times vary for the Kid Quest and Robotics courses.


Please click on the link below for complete details. Registration is open now and closes on May 7, 2021. No late applications will be accepted. All other summer school opportunities are by invitation due to prerequisite guidelines. Please reach out to Sarah Radford at sradford@conroeisd.net if you have any questions.

Skating 101 Volunteers for 3rd and 4th Graders

Dear Third and fourth grade parents,

We are very excited about our upcoming skating unit and we are looking forward to giving our students the opportunity to learn how to in-line skate. The unit will take place April 19-April 29 and each class will skate 4 times. Fourth grade will skate during their PE time from 8:10-8:55 and third grade will skate during their PE time from 9:00-9:45. All equipment will be provided for the students so purchasing new equipment is not necessary. However, the student may bring their own supplies if they wish. Students will be required to wear a helmet, kneepads, elbow pads and wrist guards. If students are borrowing our helmets, they must bring a baseball cap or some other type of head cover that will fit underneath a helmet. Otherwise they will wear one of the provided shower caps to go under their helmet.

We are need of parent volunteers for the two weeks of skating. The students will need help putting on equipment, as well as, extra supervision so we can keep the risk of injury to a minimum. If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up on the Sign-up Genius link. Follow the PE schedule to know when your child will be skating.


4th grade Group A- Aitken, Reeves, Fleming

4th grade Group B- Colson, Spurlin, Lancaster, Brown

3rd grade Group A-Beam, Ieyoub, Baker, Chapman, Irby

3rd grade Group B-Falast, Carbery, Merrill, Snyder


  • Monday, April 19th Group A
  • Tuesday, April 20th Group B
  • Wednesday, April 21st Group A
  • Thursday, April 22nd Group B
  • Monday, April 26th Group B
  • Tuesday, April 27th Group A
  • Wednesday, April 28th Group B
  • Thursday, April 29th Group A

New Student Registration

Powell families, we need your help! Please share the date below with any neighbors or friends that live in CISD that will have a child enrolling in pre-k or kindergarten next year. More information will come soon with details about registration for the 2021-2022 school year. Please help spread the word in our community to enroll early so we can start planning for next school year!
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Summer Movers

If you are planning to move over the summer and not return for the 2021-2022 school year, please let us know! We have 2 short forms for you to complete to ensure a smooth transition to your child's next school. Please contact Michelle Lutes, Registrar, at mlutes@conroeisd.net or 936-709-1711 to receive the forms or if you have any questions regarding enrollment.

FROM MRS. NIXON

Positivity Project Focus- Fairness

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PTO News

Powell PTO News

Torchy's Taco Spirit Night was a huge success! Thank you to those that attended and/or ordered food to go! Torchy's donated $360 to our PTO.


We are looking for individuals who want to help our PTO organize our Powell Elementary School Fall Carnival, in October 2021 - please send an email to president@powellpto.org if you have an interest in helping out!


Remember to follow us on Facebook at Powell Elementary PTO for the latest and greatest information from your Powell PTO!

FOR YOUR REFERENCE

Teacher's Achieving Excellence

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


  1. Log in to Parent Access.
  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!

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.