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Powell Weekly Bulletin, September 19-23, 2016

Powell Weekly Bulletin

September 19-23, 2016


Tuesday PTO Meeting @ 10:00am in Activity Room


Thursday Envision Parent Night for GT Parents @ 6:00pm




Donuts with Dudes @ 7:30am in Cafeteria

Progress Reports Sent Home


Donuts with Dudes: Please join us for “Donuts with Dudes” on Friday, September 23rd and from 7:15am to 8:00am. Students can bring their favorite “Dude” with them to enjoy a donut, coffee and juice in our Gym. To ensure that we have enough donuts to serve everyone that attends, we recommend that your student eat a small breakfast at home that morning, since we will only be serving one donut, per person. We can’t wait to see you there!


Lunch at School: We have limited space in the cafeteria due to increased enrollment this year. We kindly ask that parents limit lunch time visits to special occasions such as student birthdays. We thank you very much for your cooperation in this matter.


Clinic Happenings from Nurse Jean:

Illness we have seen this week:

  • Strep Throat:  We have seen a marked increase in the number of strep throat cases reported this week. Symptoms include sore throat, with/without nausea, with/without fever.  Please encourage hand washing with your child. It is the number one way to prevent the spread of illness.

Friendly Reminders from Nurse Jean:

  • Students must be fever free (under 100.0) for 24 hours without the aid of Tylenol or Motrin before returning to school.
  • All medications must be brought to the clinic by a parent or guardian and a permission slip must be signed for each medication to be given. This includes cough drops and other over the counter medications. Students are not allowed to transport medications to and from school.

Please don’t hesitate to call the clinic if you have any questions. Our direct number is 936-709-1709.


Read for a Better Life: Conroe Independent School District reading initiative program called “Read for a Better Life”  kicks off this week on September 21. The purpose of this program is to encourage reading aloud to children in the CISD community. At Powell we will celebrate this day by hosting guest readers from our community in each classroom. We are also conducting a daily “Guess the Book Contest” on the morning announcements. See the attached letter for more information.


PTO News: Our first PTO meeting of the year will be this Tuesday, Sept 20th at 10:00 am in the activity room. Please join us to learn about upcoming events and to meet other Powell parents.


The PTO room mom liaison position is open & ready for an energetic and organized parent to fill. Responsibilities include communicating PTO info to all room moms, getting parent volunteers for lunch/recess duty, be in charge of lunch/recess duty days. Please email Marilyn Koester at for more info or to volunteer for the position.


Need to sell more items to earn a DJ party or main event limo ride?  You can still earn prizes selling online!  Our fall fundraiser is still going on online only. Online sales end 9/23. Visit .


Fundraiser order delivery will be Monday, October 17, from 2:00-6:30 p.m. If you are unable to pick up your items please have a friend, relative or neighbor pick up your order. All items not picked up will be considered a donation. If you have any questions, please email Becky Harel at


Cheer Clinic:  The Woodlands High School cheerleaders and mascots are hosting a cheer clinic as a program fundraiser. The clinic will be held at TWHS Saturday, October 8 and is open to girls ages 4yrs to 8th grade. Please visit for more information.


Bookmark Contest:  The Dispute Resolution Center of Montgomery County, Inc. seeks entries for its 2016 Conflict Resolution Day Bookmark Art Contest. The contest is open to all Montgomery County students in grades K through 8. See the attachments for more information and a template.
File attachments:
2016 Conflict Resolution Day Art Contest Template.pdf
Art Contest Flyer-2016.7.25.16.pdf
Read For A Better Life.doc