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Powell Weekly Bulletin, August 21-25, 2017




Powell Weekly Bulletin

August 21-25, 2017




Solar Eclipse


Thursday Powell Patriotic Shirt Day – wear your Powell patriotic shirt or red, white, and blue


Powell Spirit Day – wear your school shirt or purple.


Note from Mrs. Garrison: Thank you for a great first week! Your children are awesome! We appreciate you taking the time to come to our Meet the Teacher Night. Throughout the year we will have many events for you to attend. The school calendar is always accessible from the school website, Please follow us on Twitter @cisdpowell to see the great things happening in our classrooms. Have a great weekend!


Powell Webstore: Our Powell Elementary webstore is open through August 25 and may be accessed with the link below. There are several school shirts available in our webstore, including our Powell patriotic shirt. Each Thursday is patriotic day at Powell to celebrate being American and Texan, and to honor our namesake, General Colin Powell. Please keep in mind there but be 10 pieces of each design ordered school wide in order for the design to be printed.


Solar Eclipse: Monday, August 21 students in grades 1-4 will have the opportunity to view the total solar eclipse if they have a signed parental permission slip. We will provide safety glasses for the students. Kindergarten students will be viewing the eclipse in their classrooms from the NASA website. No students will be going outside for recess on this day.


Arrival/Dismissal: Thank you for your patience as everyone learns our arrival and dismissal procedures this first week. Our first concern is always the safety of our students. Here are a few reminders concerning arrival and dismissal.

  • Please say goodbye to your child at the front door on Monday and allow students to walk to class themselves.
  • Remain in your car during carline and allow staff to load or unload your child at the curb. Students may not enter a traffic lane to enter or exit a car.
  • Please display your carline sign with your child’s name written in bold marker on the passenger side dash or hanging from the rear view mirror.
  • Cars should stay in carline and do not pass other cars in line. Children cannot be dismissed from the porch to a parent who walks up.
  • Front Walker parents may meet their children at the corner of Cochran’s Crossing and N. Cochran’s Green Circle. A crossing guard will help them cross the street safely.
  • Please do not park in Cochran’s Green or along Cochran’s Crossing to walk your child in. CISD Police and Montgomery County Sherriff’s Office will be patrolling to prevent this.

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. Throughput 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. To register, please visit


Clinic Happenings from Nurse Jean: Welcome back Powell Panthers!


Friendly Reminders from Nurse Jean: Please make sure to send a water bottle with your child daily. It is important to stay hydrated throughout the day.


Please do not hesitate to call the clinic if you have any questions. Our direct number is 936-709-1709. Mrs. Sonia and I look forward to a wonderful year with your kiddos!


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. You can complete the free background check here.


PTO News: Our first PTO meeting will be Tuesday, September 19th at 1:30 p.m. in the portable. Please join us and get to know fellow Powell parents and learn what PTO does for Powell. 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 and Staff Appreciation Chairperson.


Hoco Foam Fest: The College Park Hoco Foam Fest will be Saturday, September 9 at College Park High School and will benefit The Woodlands College Park Cheer Spirit Society. Hoco Foam Fest is a one mile fun run with an inflatable obstacle course and foamy dance party at the end. The event is open to students and parents from all feeder schools and the race will be separated into age groups. Registration is open at So mark your calendars and grab a friend for a sudsy good time! See attached flyer for more details.



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