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Powell Weekly Bulletin: January 23-27, 2017



Powell Weekly Bulletin

January 23-27, 2017




GT Testing for Nominated Students


GT Testing for Nominated Students
Wednesday GT Testing for Nominated Students

3rd Grade Writing Benchmark



4th Grade Writing Benchmark


2017-2018 School Calendar: The CISD School Board approved a calendar this week for the upcoming school year. Please note the differences from our current calendar such as an earlier start date, an October holiday, two and half week winter break, early release at the end of each grading period and more even distribution of days in each semester. We wanted to make you aware of this information as soon as possible to assist you in your summer and holiday planning. Please see the attached calendar.


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.


Clinic Happenings from Nurse Jean:

  • Illness we have seen this week: Flu A and Flu B – cough, congestion, with/without vomiting, body aches, fever and stomach virus – with/without fever, vomiting, and body aches
  • Friendly Reminders from Nurse Jean: All medications (including cough drops and inhalers) must be brought to the school by a parent or guardian and signed into the clinic on a district wide permission form. Students are not allowed to transport medications to and from school in their backpacks.As a general rule, please routinely check your child for lice and nits (lice eggs). Please remind your student not to share hats and hair accessories.

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


PTO News: PTO has the following positions open for next school year: President, VP of Programs, VP of Membership, Carnival Chairperson, Landscape Chairperson, Popcorn Chairperson, Room Mom Liaison, and Yearbook Editor. For more information on any of these positions or to submit your name for a position, please contact Marilyn Koester at


Yearbooks are now on sale for $35. Any remaining books will be sold for $40 on a first come first serve basis the morning of autograph day in May. Simply go to the Powell PTO website ( and click on the yearbook icon to order your book. Questions – contact Marilyn Koester at


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.

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