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Powell Weekly Bulletin: September 18-22, 2017


Powell Weekly Bulletin

September 18-22, 2017


Monday Parent Information Night

PPCD, Pre-K, K-2 at 5:30 p.m.

3rd – 4th at 6:30 p.m.



PTO Meeting at 1:30 p.m. in the portable building
Thursday Powell Patriotic Shirt Day – wear your Powell patriotic shirt or red, white and blue




Doughnuts with Dudes at 7:15 -8:00 a.m.

Progress Reports Go Home

Powell Spirit Day – wear a Powell or purple shirt


Note from Mrs. Garrison: Another great week at Powell! We would like to thank those of you who have generously donated gift cards and clothing in our drives. Remember to check our sign up genius often as new families continue to be added. We would like to ask that no pets come onto our campus beyond the black gates as some children are being frightened. Thank you, as always, for your cooperation.


Donuts with Dudes: Please join us for “Donuts with Dudes” on Friday, September 22nd from 7:15 – 8:00 a.m. Students can bring their favorite “Dude” with them to enjoy a donug, coffee and juice in our Gym. To ensure that we have enough donuts to serve everyone that attends, we recommend that your student eat a small breakfast at home that morning, since we will only be serving one donut per person. We can’t wait to see you there!


Parent Information Night: Parent Information Night has been rescheduled for September 18. PPCD adn 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.


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


Powell Sign Up Genius Clothing Drive: 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. New families have been added. 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.


Accountability Summary: The 2017 Campus Accountability Summary has been posted on the school’s profile page. To access this information, you can visit our school webpage or visit the district webpage.

From the Conroe ISD home page:

  • Go to “Our Schools”
  • Browse for your school
  • Click “Show More” to see the “View School Profile” button and click it
  • Select “Accountability Reports”
  • Click “2016-2017”
  • Select “2017 Accountability Summary”


Clinic Happenings from Nurse Jean:

Friendly Reminders from Nurse Jean:

  • Please notify the school when your child is sick.
  • As cold and flu season approaches, please encourage your child to wash their hands frequently throughout the day.

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


PTO News: Our first PTO meeting will be Tuesday, September 19th at 1:20 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, Spirit Store Coordinator and Staff Appreciation Chairperson.


Parent Workshops: When you were growing up, where did you gain most of your information on difficult topics such as drugs and alcohol? Was it from your friends? Older siblings? Television? Your parents? When kids are uneasy about a topic, they may not look to their parents for information. In turn, they may seek answers elsewhere which may result in unreliable sources.

Come learn ways on how to open the lines of communication and talk to your kids from David Parmer MA. LPC. Mr. Parmer served as the CISD Crisis Counselor for 14 years, a grief & loss school specialist, trauma resolution therapist and runs his own practice as a licensed professional counselor here in The Woodlands. His presentations are informative and enlightening. We hope to see you there.

What: How to talk to your kids.

When: Thursday, September 14, 2017

Time: 6:00-7:30pm

Where: Coulson Tough Commons


For more informative parent workshops presented at CISD schools, please see the attached schedule.


Library Volunteers: We had a WONDERFUL group of volunteers in the library last year, and we are excited about having another great year of help and support. Volunteers are essential to our library program because our librarian works alone without an aide. If you would like to volunteer in the Powell library, please fill out the online form at the following link.


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.


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. To register, please visit


TWHS Highstepper Dance Clinic: The Woodlands High School Highsteppers are having a Dance clinic October 14 from 8:00a.m. – 12:00p.m. The camp will be held on TWHS campus and is open to children in grades K-8. Cost of the clinic is $60. Registration is open at

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Parent Workshops.pdf