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August 20, 2021

A Note From Mrs. Mathe

Our first full week together this school year has been a complete joy! You should be so proud of your Powell Panther! They have worked really hard to learn new routines, make new friends and adjust back to school expectations. Our classrooms are engaged as if they never left for summer!

I wish I had better news to share with all of you today, but with the rapid rise of COVID numbers in our community we have had to raise our Safety Alert Level to a level 4. Information regarding Conroe ISD's alert levels can be found on the Roadmap to Remaining Open webpage. Under a level 4, the following adjustments will and have been made on campus.

  • We will encourage students to sanitize/wash their hands more frequently throughout the day
  • We strongly encourage the wearing of masks
  • We will host large group meetings virtually (if possible) or consider postponing or cancelling such events
  • We will hold parent conferences, ARDs, and 504 meetings virtually
  • We are limiting/restricting visitors on campus
  • We ask that you send your children with all necessary items for the school day (water bottles, lunch boxes, school supplies, etc.) as we are limiting deliveries to classrooms
  • We have increased cleaning protocols, including e-misting all classrooms and common areas nightly
  • Students will eat breakfast in their classrooms

We ask that you keep your child home if they are feeling ill. Also, if your child tests positive for COVID, please notify our nurse, Melissa Wiles.

We want to do everything we can to protect our school year. Thank you for your cooperation and support while we navigate through these challenging and ever changing times.

Dr. Null's Update August 20, 2021

Conroe ISD Update - August 20, 2021

Prescreening for our Safety

Self-Prescreening: To ensure the health and safety of all students and staff, all individuals should conduct a self pre-screening daily for COVID-19 symptoms. Individuals waiting for COVID-19 test results due to symptoms or individuals currently experiencing any of the symptoms listed that are new and/or not normal for them, should stay home and consider seeking medical care and/or COVID-19 testing. Symptoms consistent with COVID-19 include:

  • fatigue
  • cough or shortness of breath
  • sore throat
  • congestion or runny nose
  • significant muscle pain or body aches
  • loss of taste or smell in the last 10 days
  • diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain
  • feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0F

Upcoming Dates

August 24: Parent Information Night (the links will be sent home on Tuesday)

August 24: PTO Meeting 9:30 am (the meeting will be held outside at Powell, or you may join by Zoom- link will be sent via email)

September 3: Individual Picture Day

September 6: No School- Labor Day

September 22: Read for a Better Life Day

Car Rider Drop Off and Pick Up Reminders

In order to help maintain a safe loading and unloading environment, as well as make our line the most efficient line we can, we ask that you adhere to the following car rider line protocols.

  • Please stay in your car
  • Students need to unload and load from passenger side
  • If you need to buckle your child at end of day, please pull forward past orange cones to assist in buckling
  • Our morning car line moves continuously from 7:30-8:00. Students arriving after 8am will be considered tardy. We will begin recording tardies after Labor Day.
  • In the afternoon, please enter the car line from north or south on Cochran's Crossing. We ask that families do not cross over from the Cochran's Green neighborhood, as it blocks the exit for families that live in that community, thank you!

Individual Picture Day

School picture day is on September 3rd. Information will come home in your child's folder today regarding ordering photos or you can order via the link below. Please note, these photos are not only for purchase, but will also be utilized in our school yearbook.

Photo Texas Order Link

School Spirit Wear

Our school spirit store is now open! Below is the link to order your Powell shirts for this school year. The store will be open through August 27, 2021. We will not have shirts on hand to purchase. All shirts will be delivered to your child's classroom mid-September. Click the link below to access the store. Once in the store, you can create an account if you wish, or click the Powell logo to enter the store without a sign-in.

All shirt styles are available in adult and child sizes. The child sizes are listed below adult sizes.

Spirit Wear Store

IMPORTANT: Free and Reduced Meals Application

Even though breakfast and lunch are being provided for all students again this year, if you believe you may qualify for free or reduced meals it is still important for your family to complete the application. Your application does not carry over from year to year. Qualification may open up other opportunities for your family in addition to meals as noted below.

Click here to access the application.

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Library News

Book check out in the library begins on Monday, 8/23, and the students are excited! During library classes, we are reviewing book care rules and check out procedures. Take a look at my library FAQ for answers to some common questions.

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PTO News

Join the Powell PTO!

Please join the Powell PTO! With your membership donation, you have the power to enrich the lives of our students and staff! Your involvement, no matter big (volunteer, join a committee, change the marquee) or small (monetary donation with no strings attached) is always appreciated!

Please be sure to fill out the Google Form before proceeding to payment!


Any questions, please email vpmembership@powellpto.org

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Powell Yearbooks On Sale NOW!

YEARBOOK 2021-2022

Yearbooks are on sale NOW!

Get your yearbook at the lowest price of $30 until September 17th! You can get 4 free icons with personalization!

Follow the link to order your 2021-2022 Powell Elementary Yearbook!

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Place a special message for your graduating 4th grader in the 2021-2022 Powell Yearbook!

Yearbook Ads are on sale through November 19th!

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Any questions, please email yearbook@powellpto.org

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Roadmap to Remaining Open

The most up to date information regarding the district's plan to remaining open through this pandemic can be found on the Roadmap to Remaining Open.

Powell Student Handbook

Please view our Powell Student Handbook Addendum. The purpose of this handbook addendum is to inform you of important information regarding day to day life at Powell; however, at times it may be necessary to make a few changes during the school year. In this event, the addendum will be updated, and you will be notified via letter, email, or website. I want to encourage you to visit our school website at http://powell.conroeisd.net as important information and events will be posted there frequently. In fact, you may want to bookmark this address for easy access. The 2021-2022 Conroe Independent School District Student/Parent Handbook is available to you online here.

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.