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Powell Weekly Bulletin: November 13-17, 2017


Powell Weekly Bulletin

November 13-17, 2017




Third Grade Planetarium Day

PTO Meeting @ 1:30 p.m.



First Grade Family Crest Day: Blaney, Falb, McGrath, White
Thursday First Grade Family Crest Day: Pearce, Copley, Beach, Hayes


K: Old Plymouth Day

Progress Reports Go Home

PTO Popcorn Day

Second Grade Fall Round Robin at 9:00 a.m.


Fundraiser Pickup and Food Truck Frenzy

Fall fundraiser delivery is Friday, December 1st from 5-7:30 p.m. in the gym. If you are unable to come please send a friend, neighbor or relative to pick up your items. ALL ITEMS NOT PICKED UP WILL BE CONSIDERED A DONATION. After you pick up your fundraiser items come join us for our food truck frenzy. We will have several food trucks outside Powell on the bus ramp for you to enjoy including Cousins Maine Lobster, 006 Pizza, Kona Ice and Julia’s Organic Kitchen. A Portion of all sales will be donated back to the school. Hope to see you



Clinic Happenings from Nurse Jean

Friendly Reminders from Nurse Jean:

  • What going around: stomach virus with and without fever and vomiting, flu virus with headache, fever, general fatigue, achiness
  • As the weather changes and we approach cold and flu season, please encourage hand washing and remind your child to cover their cough.
  • As a general rule, please remember to periodically check your child for lice and nits (lice eggs).

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


Children in Santa’s Dreams

The CISD Police Department would like to invite you to help them make a child’s dream come true. On Wednesday, November 15th, the CISD police will start collecting new unwrapped gifts. These gifts will be given to families who, without support, may not otherwise have a wonderful Christmas. There will be a drop-off bin in the Powell front office. All gift donations should be made by Friday, December 8 to ensure gifts are delivered in time.

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 or call her at 936-709-1700.


Yearbooks on Sale

Powell yearbooks are now on sale! Currently, they are $35. Have pictures of events at Powell? Join RePlayIt and upload pictures from events at Powell!


Fourth Grade Yearbook Ads

Fourth grade yearbook ads are on sale until November 30. A 1/4 of a page is $50 and 1/8 of a page is $25! Please submit your ad online. Please remember that ads are for 4th graders only.

If you have any questions, please email Beki Smith at



Nominations for Gifted & Talented Testing

Nominations opened October 2, 2017 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. Nominations will be accepted through December 20, 2017, and testing will be on campus in February with results coming back to us in May. The nomination formpdf can be sent to school with your child or emailed to the Assistant Principal, Sarah Radford, at


PTO News

The Powell PTO depends on volunteers like you to help make the year a success. There are many ways to help throughout the year – big and small! Signing up does not commit you to anything. You will be added to our volunteer database where you will learn about the various ways you can help throughout the year.

Please remember to complete the Volunteer Background Check at the bottom of the page to be able to volunteer at our school!

PTO has the following positions available this year: VP of Membership, Carnival Co-Chairs, Silent Auction Chairperson, Room Mom Liaison, Spirit Store Coordinator and Staff Appreciation Chairperson.


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.


Parent Access

Please sign up for a Parent Access account (PAC) if you have not done so already. This account will allow you to receive announcements, newsletters, safety information, absence and tardy notifications and other important updates. Throughout the year, you can log in to view grades, report cards, discipline records, cafeteria accounts and STAAR scores. If you registered for an account last year, you will not need to re-register for an account this year.


Powell Calendar

Due to problems with our online school calendar, we are including a list of upcoming events.


File attachments:
Nomination for GT Screening – ENGLISH & SPANISH combined.pdf