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Powell Weekly Bulletin: February 12-16, 2018


Powell Weekly Bulletin

February 12-16, 2018


Monday 100th Day of School!
Wednesday Valentine’s celebrations in Classroom
Friday Boosterthon Fun Run

Community Outreach Workshop

Please join us for the upcoming Community Outreach Workshop: Resiliency on February 20 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Galatas Elementary School. The workshop is sponsored by Galatas and Powell Elementary counselors and is presented by Denise Cipolla, CISD Guidance and Counseling Coordinator. The workshop focuses on teaching success strategies, problem solving and coping skills to empower children. See the attachment for more information.


Clinic Happenings from Nurse Jean

Flu A and Flu B: We have had several cases of the Flu virus reported this week. Symptoms include body aches, headache, fever, cough, congestion, sore throat, with/without vomiting.

Friendly Reminders from Nurse Jean: Here are some steps to aid in illness prevention:

  1. Hand washing. Please encourage frequent hand washing with soap at home. Observe your child and make sure they are using friction by rubbing their hands together for a minimum of 20 seconds prior to rinsing.
  2. Cover their coughs. Please encourage your student to cough/sneeze into their elbow and use tissues when available. Wash hands after coughing/sneezing.

If your child is ill, please keep your student home. It is district policy that students must be fever free (less than 100.0) for 24 hours without the aid of Tylenol or Motrin prior to returning to school. Students must also be free from vomiting and/or diarrhea for 24 hours AND be able to hold down a full meal before returning to school.


Spring Book Fair

The Spring Book Fair is February 20-23. Shopping hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on February 20-22 and 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on February 23. There is a family shopping night February 22 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Volunteers are still needed for book fair, so make sure you sign up!

The book fair is also online! Shop from home and share the link with family and friends who are not local but might want to buy something for your child. Shopping is open now through February 24. Items ship to school for free!


Glasses in the Lost and Found

There are 10 pair of prescription eyeglasses that have been turned in to the lost and found this year. If your child has lost a pair of glasses, please visit the front office to claim them.


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. 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.


College Park Softball Camp

There will be a softball camp at College Park High School June 18-20. The camp is $90 and will provide comprehensive instruction on the fundamentals of softball with an emphasis on execution. All skills will be taught at a level that will assist the student in becoming a better softball player. See the attached flyer for more information.


College Park Cheer Clinic

The College Park High School Cheerleaders are holding a spring skills clinic for any 5th – 8th grader looking to improve their cheer skills for tryouts. The clinic will be held February 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. For more information, visit their website!


Powell Calendar

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