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Powell Weekly Bulletin – December 12-16, 2016

A message from POWELL ELEMENTARY

Powell Weekly Bulletin

December 12-16, 2016

 

Monday 2nd Grade Science District Curriculum Checkpoint (DCC)

3rd Grade Social Studies DCC

Tuesday

 

2nd Grade Social Studies DCC

4th Grade Social Studies DCC

PTO Meeting @ 11:00 a.m. in Activity Room

Thursday

 

Holiday Parties
Friday

 

Early Release @12:10

1st Grade Polar Express Day

End of 2nd Grading Period

Dec 1 – Jan 2 Winter Break

Students Return January 3

 

Moving? If your family is planning to move out of the Powell School Zone over the holiday break, please let us know! We request that you complete withdrawal papers to ensure a smooth transition to your next school. Please contact Michelle Lutes, Registrar, at mlutes@conroeisd.net or 936-709-1711 to do so.

 

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.

 

Clinic Happenings from Nurse Jean:

  • Illness we have seen this week: Stomach Virus – without fever, vomiting, with/without diarrhea, stomach cramps. Please remember students must be vomit/diarrhea free AND be able to hold down a full meal for 24 hours prior to returning to school. Doing so allows your student to recover and helps keep viruses from spreading to other students.
  • Strep Throat – sore throat, nausea, headache, with/without fever. Children must be fever free for 24 hours without the aid of Tylenol or Motrin prior to returning to school.
  • Friendly Reminders from Nurse Jean: Please encourage your child to wash their hands throughout the day. It is one of the best ways to prevent illness. As winter weather approaches and holiday sleepovers begin, please remember to routinely check your child for lice and nits (lice eggs). Also remind your student to not share hats with others.

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

 

Boosterthon: Greetings Powell Elementary Parents! We are excited to be hosting the Boosterthon Fun Run for the 7th time to help us achieve our fundraising goals for the year. The Boosterthon Fun Run is a fun, nine-day character, fitness and leadership program that combines world-class and engaging character content with a fundraising event for our school. This year we are raising funds for playground repairs, tutoring, and much more. Thank You ahead of time for your support!

 

ARE YOU ASSOCIATED WITH A LOCAL BUSINESS? SPONSOR OUR T-SHIRTS!

Parents and Community Partners, we need your help! Each student will be provided with a FREE custom Powell Elementary t-shirt to wear the day of the Fun Run event. This is at no cost to the students. We are hoping to partner with community businesses to off-set the cost of the shirts. We need a commitment from all sponsors by December 16, 2016 in order to have the business logos printed on the shirts.

Thank you in advance for your support of the Boosterthon Fun Run T-Shirts! If you have any questions, please contact Becky Harel at vpfundraising@powellpto.org.

 

PTO News: Yearbooks are now on sale for $30. Price includes one line of personalization with up to four icons. Also, new this year you may choose from several styles of decorative crests or monograms. Both of these are also included in the price of the yearbook for the month of December only. See attached flyer for more info on crests and monograms. To order your book, simply go to the Powell PTO website and click on the yearbook banner or visit www.jostensyearbooks.com. Questions – contact Marilyn Koester at yearbook@powellpto.org.

 

Please send kindergarten holiday program pictures, 1st grade Celebrations Around the World pictures, and 4th grade choir program pictures to the yearbook via the replay it app on your mobile device or via www.replayit.com.

 

PTO is looking for a parent interested in taking over the updating of our website and Facebook page. Minimal time required to keep items up to date. Please contact Marilyn Koester at president@powellpto.org if you are interested.

 

Our Lost and Found continues to grow. Jackets, lunch boxes, water bottles, roller blades, hair accessories, helmet, and more! Please have your children collect their lost items from the racks and box located in the Activity room. All items remaining will be donated the week of Christmas break.

 

Powell on Twitter: If you are not following us on Twitter, you are missing out! See the great instruction going on in our classrooms by following us @PowellCISD.

 

Nominations for Gifted and Talented Testing: Nominations open October 3, 2016 for Conroe ISD’s Gifted and Talented program. Nominations can be made by the parents and/or teachers. All students can be nominated for the GT screener. However, it is recommended that parents of Kindergarten and 1st grade students wait until 2nd grade. All students in 2nd grade will take the first part of the GT screener in October. Nominations will be accepted through December 16, 2016, and testing will take place in February. The nomination form can be sent to school with your child or emailed to the Assistant Principal, Sarah Radford, at sradford@conroeisd.net. You can find the nomination form attached.
File attachments:
Nomination for GT Screening – ENGLISH and SPANISH combined.pdf