Powell Publisher

December 17-19, 2018

A Note From Mrs. Garrison

Powell collected 2,329 pounds of food for the Interfaith Food Pantry. Thank you again to all of the families who donated so generously!

I hope all of our Powell Panther families and staff have a fun and restful Winter Break. We look forward to seeing our students back on January 8th.


Week at a Glance


  • Holiday Parties- All Grades


  • First Grade Polar Express
  • 12:10 Early Release
  • End of Grading Period

Positivity Project Trait of the Week- Self Control

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Will you be moving over the Holidays?

If you are moving over the holiday break, please contact our Registrar, Michelle Lutes, at 936-709-1711 or mlutes@conroeisd.net. We request that you sign withdrawal papers which makes for a smoother transition to your child's new school.

Zoning Information

The District’s Attendance Boundary Committee (ABC) has been developing possible scenarios for new attendance boundaries in response to the opening of Suchma Elementary School in the Oak Ridge Feeder zone in the fall of 2019. The ABC released two scenarios in November, and based on public feedback, has slightly revised them.

Scenario 1 was modified by moving of Rayford Crest and Landmark Apartments from Ford Elementary to Houser Elementary. Scenario 2 has been slightly revised to show A76 (the area south of FM 1488 that includes several apartment complexes) from Powell Elementary to Galatas Elementary. To learn more about the zoning process and offer feedback on the two scenarios, go to https://www.conroeisd.net/about/attendance-boundary-process/.

Community Presentation

The ABC presents proposed zoning recommendations. The same presentation is available at three different times.

  • January 8 at Irons JH at 7 PM
  • January 9 at Irons JH at 12 PM
  • January 9 at Knox JH at 7 PM

Nominations for Gifted & Talented Testing

Nominations are now open for Conroe Independent School District Gifted and Talented program. Although the testing will not take place until February, nominations are accepted at this time. 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 through December 18. You may request a nomination form from Erin Anderson at eanderson@conroeisd.net. You can also find the nomination form and other GT information on the CISD GT homepage.

PTO News

Powell Families, as you begin your online holiday shopping, please remember to link your Amazon accounts to Powell PTO by going to www.smile.amazon.com and selecting our school. If you’ve already linked your account, remember to shop from www.smile.amazon.com (instead of through the app) to be sure your purchases will benefit our school and in turn, your child! Happy shopping!

Yearbooks on Sale:


Help Sponsor the Powell Spring Carnival

Looking to sponsor something? How about an event at the Powell Elementary spring carnival! We are looking for individuals, families, or businesses to help sponsor games and activities. Each sponsor will have a sign placed at the respective booth listing the business or family name. Great advertising! Please see attached flyer for more information, or contact the carnival committee - carnival@powellpto.org.


This fall we had over thirty 3rd and 4th grade girls participate in the GOTR program. GOTR is a program that inspires girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind! It is a 10-week program where the girl have developed essential skills to help them establish lifetime appreciation for health and fitness. Registration for our spring 2019 group will start on December 10th and the season will begin the week of February 4th. For more information please click the link: https://www.gotrgreaterhouston.org/. You can also email Pam Owens at powens@conroeisd.net if you have any questions.

Western Art Show


The following students will represent Powell at the annual C.I.S.D. Western Art Show.

1st Grade - Aaron Yakubovich

2nd Grade - Kenndi Jackson

3rd Grade - James Cotham and Cole Hanley

4th Grade - Lillie McMullin, Aisha Khuram, Rachel Sorensen and Raquel Estrada

On Saturday, January 12th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm student work will be available for viewing. The exhibit is held in the 9th Grade Campus of Oak Ridge HS gymnasium. Every school in our district is represented; and the show represents our finest quality work. Only a few pieces from each school are selected. So, this is quite an honor.

The show runs from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. To help with traffic, we would like to ask that Elementary (K-6) view the exhibit from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. Jr. High and High School can view the exhibit from 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm. Cameras are welcome!

Hope for the Holidays

Saturday, Dec. 15th, 2pm

3701 College Park Drive

The Woodlands, TX

Hope For The Holidays presents its first musical holiday stage show, benefiting the Cassidy Joined For Hope Foundation. The show features local performers and combines singing, dancing, and humor with traditional scenes. The star performers are local professional singer-songwriters, as well as students and dancers representing high schools in Montgomery County.

All proceeds benefit the Cassidy Joined For Hope Foundation, a local 501(c)3 non-profit foundation focused on teen suicide awareness and prevention throughout the schools and community.

Show Dates and Times are as follows:

Saturday, December 15, 2018 | 2:00PM Matinee & 6:00PM Evening at College Park High School

Tickets available for purchase at www.tututix.com/cassidy

More show details are on our Hope For The Holidays Facebook Page and website: www.cassidyjoinedforhope.com/hopefortheholidays

Volunteer Background Check

All volunteers in our school must complete the CISD Volunteer Background Check. This includes classroom readers, party volunteers, field trip chaperones and event volunteers. You can complete the free background check here. https://apps.conroeisd.net/volunteer/

Upcoming Events

December 20-January 7

Winter Break

January 8

Second Semester Begins

7:00 pm Community Proposed Zoning Presentation at Irons JH

January 9

12:00 pm Community Proposed Zoning Presentation at Irons JH

7:00 pm Community Proposed Zoning Presentation at Knox JH

January 11

Spirit Store

January 15

PTO Meeting

January 21

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day School Holiday

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.