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Week of November 12-15, 2019

A Note From Mrs. Garrison

Friday is our PTO Fundraiser Reward Party for students that sold a specific number of items. PTO has organized game trucks, fun activities, and a DJ party. Children that qualify will receive more information home next week. I can't thank the volunteers in our PTO enough for their hard work!

Please be aware that space in our cafeteria is very limited. Due to increasing enrollment, we ask that you limit your visits at lunch to special occasions, such as birthdays. We have a small designated table for parents to sit with their children. You are always welcome to drop off lunch for your child in the front office.

We would like your opinion on the 2020-2021 CISD Calendar. Please take a few minutes to fill out the survey link below. Our teachers have very strong opinions on this and I'm sure you do too! #welovethanksgiving

Don't forget that Monday is a student holiday. Have a great long weekend!


Week at a Glance


Student Holiday


7:25 -7:55 am Treble Makers

6:30 Boy Scout Meeting


3:30- 5:00 pm GOTR


7:25- 7:55 am Treble Makers

Powell Patriotic Shirt Day – wear your Powell patriotic shirt or red, white and blue


Progress Reports Sent Home

Powell Spirit Day – Purple out day at Powell! Wear a Powell or purple shirt

PTO Fundraiser Game Trucks and DJ Party

The Positivity Project Strength of the Week: Knowing my words and actions affect others.


Developing a school calendar involves many considerations. Some of these considerations are in conflict with one another. Please help the calendar committee prioritize its decisions by providing some feedback regarding the development of the 2020-21 school calendar.

Details to note:
  • The calendar must meet a minimum of 75,600 minutes for all students.
  • High schools currently have 435 minutes a day.
  • Elementary, intermediate, and junior high schools have a 430 minute day.
  • Early Release counts for 420 minutes of instruction, and no waiver is needed if meeting the minimum 240 minutes of instruction.
  • Currently, each grade span (elementary, intermediate, junior high, or high school) has the equivalent of 940 to 1,050 minutes of additional time built into the day and available to use to prevent the need to make-up two missed instructional days for students.
  • For the 19-20 school year, the approved waiver for staff development days is for November 11 and January 7.
  • Conroe ISD has an approved District of Innovation application which allows the District to start school before the fourth Monday in August (8/24/20).

2020-21 Calendar Survey - English

2020-21 Calendar Survey - Spanish

Generation Texas Week:

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

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.
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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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TWHS Band Send off Performance

Join us for the last home performance before the band heads to the Bands of America Nationals Competition in Indianapolis.

  • 9:00 pm on Tuesday, November 12th
  • Woodforest Stadium.
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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

November 11

Veteran's Day Student Holiday

November 20

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

November 21

1st Family Crest Day- McGrath, Hart and Mayo

November 22

Kindergarten Day in Old Plymouth

November 25-29

Thanksgiving Holiday

December 6

3rd Grade Planetarium

Kindergarten Rudolph Day

Knox Orchestra/Knox Choir

December 13

Grinch Day

December 17

6:00 pm Kindergarten Holiday Program

December 19

Early Release

End of 2nd 9 weeks/Semester

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.