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Powell Weekly Bulletin 10/15-18

Powell Weekly Bulletin

October 15-19, 2018

All Week Book Fair Preview during school

National School Lunch Week

Monday Last Day of CISD Police Coat Drive
Tuesday Black Walnut Spirit Night 4:00pm to close
Thursday Individual Photo Orders Due

Powell Patriotic Shirt Day. Wear your Powell patriotic shirt or red, white and blue



Class Picture Day

Individual Picture Retakes

Fourth Grade Group Photo

Powell Spirit Day. Wear a Powell or purple shirt


Positivity Project This week students in all classes enjoyed learning about identifying and appreciating the good in others. Next week, students will learn about Integrity. We look forward to recognizing our students who are displaying integrity.

CISD Coat Drive The Conroe ISD Police Department is pleased to present the 16th Annual Coats for Kids Drive for the children of Conroe ISD. During last years Coats for Kids Drive, 1,400 coats, jackets and hoodies were collected and distributed. On October 1st, all schools able to help collect coats/jackets will place a collection bin at or near the front office of the school. Items will be collected through October15. On October 16, collected items will be picked up, cleaned, and sorted. The collected coats, jackets, and hoodies will be distributed to campuses in need. All items will be ready for disbursement during the week of October 29 through November 9, 2018.

National School Lunch Week National School Lunch week is October 15-19. Prizes will be given throughout the week if your child purchases a meal in the cafeteria.

Fall Book Fair

October 22-26

8:30am to 3:00pm (October 22-25)

8:30am to 1:00pm (October 26)

Family Night, October 25, 5:00 to 7:00pm

The book fair is also online.

Shop from home and share the link with family and friends who aren’t local but might want to buy something for your child.

Shopping is open October 15-26. Items ship to the school for free.

Book Fair Website

We really need volunteers.

Sign up to help and get a $5 gift certificate to the book fair..

Red Ribbon Week Powell will be participating in Red Ribbon Week the week of October 22. Since 1995, the Red Ribbon Campaign has united students and communities to take a visible stand against drugs. This is a great opportunity to talk to your children about how harmful drugs can be. The daily dress up themes serve to raise awareness of the importance of living a drug-free life. See the attachment for the themes for the week.

PTO News

Fall Fundraiser PTO would like to thank all families, friends and neighbors who helped make our fall fundraiser such a success. Funds from the sales will go to field trips and technology resources. Thanks again for your support.

Carnival Powell families, teachers and staff, we have chosen a date for our 2018-19 school year carnival. Kindly mark your calendars for Saturday April 13, 2019 from 2-6pm. PTO will be sending out information on sponsorship opportunities soon as we have had a significant amount of inquiries from parents. We are extremely excited about our carnival and have about 6 months of planning and preparation ahead of us. If there are any family members who would like to volunteer their time please email Abbie and Jessica at the following email address

There will be plenty of opportunities before, during and after the carnival where the PTO could definitely use some help.

Boxtops for Education Our school will be doing box top collections during the month of October. The dates will be Mon Oct 1 through Fri Oct 26. Please send in any box tops with your child and each individual class will have a collection bag that will be counted each week. The class with the most box tops will be rewarded at the end of the collection period.

Yearbooks on Sale Powell 2018-2019 yearbooks are on sale NOW for $30. Please follow the link below to purchase one for your student.

Nominations for Gifted & Talented Testing Nominations are now open for Conroe Independent School District Gifted and Talented program. Although the testing will not take place until February, nominations are accepted at this time. 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 childs teacher at conferences. Nominations will be accepted through December 18. You may request a nomination form from Erin Anderson at You can also find the nomination form and other GT information on the CISD GT homepage.

Parent Workshop Collin Kartchner is coming to Texas on October 24 at the Nancy Bock Center of Performing Arts Auditorium (at McCullough Jr High School), 3800 Panther Creek Drive at 7pm.

Founder of the nationwide movements #SavetheKids and #SavetheParents, Collin Kartchner is an internet crusader, youth advocate, and social activist spreading education and awareness nationwide on the negative effects of social media and screen addiction on our mental and emotional health. His ability to connect with young people as well as to their parents empowers us to rethink the way we use our phones, and how we connect to each other. He specifically focuses on how the correlation between teen social media and screen-time addiction relates to the epidemic spike in teen anxiety, depression, and suicide. Collin raised $100ks for Hurricane Harvey victims last year, and will be in the Houston area only two nights (Katy Oct 23 and The Woodlands Oct 24). This is a life-changing event not to be missed. Come early to get a seat.

TWHS Deca Carnival and Charity Walk The students at the Woodlands High School Deca Club, a club that helps students become emerging leaders, are coordinating their community service event. They are holding a Carnival and Charity Walk, to benefit the Montgomery County Community Assistance Center on Saturday, October 20. The Carnival is from 12:00 to 6:00pm. The Charity Walk is from 1:00 to 2:00pm. All money raised will be donated to the Community Assistance Center. There will be food, games, music, and fun.


TWHS Fall Cheer Clinic TWHS cheer is sponsoring a cheer clinic for children 4 years old to the 8th grade on Saturday October 20th. Those who attend will learn a cheer, a chant, and a dance, will work on jumps and stunt skills. There will be a parent showoff after the clinic for the athletes to perform what they have learned. They will also have the opportunity to sign up to perform with the cheer squads at a TWHS football game. Registration has begun and is easy to do at the website.

College Park Fall Cheer Clinic The Woodlands College Park Cheerleaders are proudly hosting an Elementary and Intermediate Fall Cheer Clinic for K through 6th graders. The clinic will be held Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at The Woodlands College Park High School. All preregistered clinic participants will receive a clinic tshirt and be invited to cheer on the sidelines with Varsity cheerleaders October 26 at Woodforest Stadium for the College Park vs. Klein Oak pre-game. Check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m. the morning of the clinic and a parent show will be performed at 10:45 a.m. There are flyers at the Powell front desk. Please visit the website for more information and to register online. Awww, CP.

Theater Improv Camp

TWHS Theater Improv Camp

Saturday, November 10th

Grades 1-12

Camp is from 8:30am to 1:00pm (check in at 8:15)

$105 (payment accepted online or on day of camp)

Register at

Students will learn improv games and give a free performance for family and friends at noon.


Upcoming Events:

Monday 10/22 Book Fair Begins
Thursday 10/25 Book Fair Family Shopping Night 5 to 7 pm

Kindergarten 50th Day of School

Friday 10/26 Book Fair Ends
Thursday 11/1 TWHS Football Readers
Friday 11/2 Popcorn Day

Spirit Store

Thursday 11/8 Chick-Fil-A Alden Bridge Spirit Night

Kindergarten Field Trip

Friday 11/9 Fundraiser Reward Party Sock Hop
Tuesday 11/13 A Parents Guide to Cyber Safety at Powell 6:00-7:00pm
Thursday 11/15 Second Grade Musical 6:00pm
Friday 11/16 Progress Reports sent home

Kindergarten Old Plymouth Day

Second Grade Fall Round Robin

Week of 11/19 Thanksgiving Break 11/19-11/23
Thursday 11/29 First Grade Field Trip to the Oil Ranch

Flipping the Switch on Anxiety-College Park HS 6:30 pm