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Powell Weekly Bulletin: September 5-8, 2017



Powell Weekly Bulletin

September 5-8, 2017


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




Fall Individual Picture Day

Kona Ice @ lunch for every student

TWCP vs. Tomball @ Woodforest Stadium

Saturday Homecoming Foam Fest @ TWCP 12:00-4:00 p.m.

District Art Show @ Sadler Building 1:00-3:00 p.m.


Note from Mrs. Garrison: We are so happy to welcome your children back to school today. It is a comfort to all of us to resume our normal schedules. Our thoughts and prayers have been center on our student’s well-being and safety due to the hurricane. There is a list of community resources attached to this newsletter. If you need assistance, please let us know.

Picture Day: Friday we will be taking our Fall individual pictures. These will be the pictures featured in our yearbook. We will receive proofs for these pictures in the next couple of weeks and you will receive ordering information at that time.


Powell Gift Card Drive: We are collecting gift card donations (Visa/Mastercard, gas, fast food, clothing stores, and home improvement centers) at Powell. You can drop them off at our front desk. You will be asked to login the card but it will only take a second.


How Can I Help?: We have identified numerous families that need clothing assistance. We have been assigned families to assist. We have created a Signup Genius for our school and the link is listed below. The goal is to place new clothes in the hands of these individuals by the end of the week.

We need your help now! Please click on the link below. Select an item or items that you will purchase. Purchase the items (new) and return them to Powell with the ID number assigned. ID numbers can be found on the Sign Up Genius in green next to the item you sign up to donate. You can choose 1 item or as many as you would like.


Parent Information Night: Parent Information Night has been rescheduled for September 18. PPCD and Pre-K – 2nd grade will meet in your child’s classroom at 5:30 p.m. Third and fourth grade will meet in your child’s classroom at 6:30 p.m.


Major CP Feeder Community Event: Friday night, College Park will play Tomball HS at Woodforest Stadium. This is also Senior Night. We want everyone in our feeder to show their support for our community by being at the game! Each feeder school will be announced to show their school spirit. There will be gift card donation stations set up to collect gift cards if you would like to make a donation that night. Take a break from cleaning up or helping and join us in showing our Cavalier community spirit.


Arrival/Dismissal: Thank you for your patience as everyone learns our arrival and dismissal procedures. 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 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 Sheriff’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 don’t 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. 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. Twenty percent of proceeds will be donated to the Interfaith Food Pantry. Registration is open at and will also be accepted the morning of the event. So mark your calendars and grab a friend for a sudsy good time! See attached flyer for more details.

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