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Powell Weekly Bulletin 10/1-5

Powell Weekly Bulletin

October 1-5, 2018


Tuesday Sk8town Skate Night 6:00 to 8:30pm
Thursday Powell Patriotic Shirt Day. Wear your Powell patriotic shirt or red, white and blue


Storybook Parade @ 8:30 a.m. Get your costumes ready.

Early Dismissal @ 12:10 p.m.

PTO Spirit Store 7:30 to 7:55

Powell Spirit Day. Wear a Powell or purple shirt

Note from Mrs. Garrison

In August of 2019, CISD will open Suchma Elementary at 10261 Harpers School Road in the Harpers Preserve community. Suchma Elementary School (Flex 19) will serve students in grades K through 6. See the attached flyer for more information about the Attendance Boundary Committees work. I encourage you to get involved and stay informed. Have a great weekend.

Disney Concert

Today our students enjoyed a Disney Concert featuring Erin Bowman. Thank you to the PTO and all of the parents who participated in the Fundraiser last year who helped us win this concert. The children had a great time.

Early Dismissal

We have early dismissal Friday, October 5 at 12:10 p.m. District transportation will follow this schedule. Pre-K and PPCD programs will have an altered schedule.

A.M. Pre-K & PPCD 8:00-10:00 a.m.

P.M. Pre-K & PPCD 10:00-12:00 p.m.

Positivity Project

This weekstudents in all classes enjoyed learing about Teamwork and Citizenship. Next week, students will learn about OpenmMindedness. Please see the attached Character Card for more information. We look forward to recognizing our students who are Open Minded.

Storybook Parade

Our Storybook Parade is Friday, October 6. Children are encouraged to dress up as a favorite storybook character. Your child should bring the book that includes the character he/she is portraying. No ghosts, witches, or goblins please. Students will parade through the gym with their classes at 8:30 a.m. In an effort to keep children safe in our hallways and on our parade route, we ask that parents be seated in the gym by 8:25 a.m. For your convenience, please enter the building in the back through the gym doors. When the parade has ended, please exit the building through the back doors also. Parade guests will not be allowed in the hallways. If you need to come into the building after the parade, please enter through the front and follow the normal check in procedures. We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you.

Walk to School Day

On October 12, Colin Powell Elementary will be participating in International Walk to School Day. The focus of the day is to encourage our students to get out of the car and onto the sidewalks. This is a great event to encourage physical activity, family involvement and a better cleaner environment for all of us. For those students who live too far to walk we will have two places where we will meet as a group and walk to school. Both groups will meet around 7:20 and leave to walk to school at 7:30. So put October 12 on your calendars and we will see you on the path.

Library News

Powell is fortunate enough to be hosting an awesome author visit this year. Author/illustrator David Biedrzycki will be visiting our school on Thursday, October 11. He has written and illustrated several wonderful picture books. Visit his website for more information

Thank you to all our 2017-18 book fair shoppers. Mr. Biedrzyckis visit will be paid for with proceeds from last years book fairs.

Book Fair

Reading is the most important skill you can teach a child. Of all the skills children learn, it is the one you can influence the most. Reading is vital to every childs success, and raising kids as readers means getting involved while they are young. Now is the time. Since there will never be a substitute for a parents direct involvement in his/her childs education, please make plans to visit our Fall Book Fair. Hope to see you there!

Book Fair Dates: October 22-26

Shopping Hours: 8:30 am to 3:00 pm (Oct 22-25); 8:30 am to 1:00 pm (Oct 26)

Special Event: Family Night, October 25, 5 pm to 7 pm

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!

We need volunteers.

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

PTO News

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.

Parent Workshop

Collin Kartchner is coming to Texas on October24 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 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 pre registered 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. Please visit the website for more information and to register online.

Upcoming Events

Monday 10/8 School Holiday
Tuesday 10/9 PTO Meeting at 8:15
Thursday 10/11 Fourth Grade Fine Arts Education Day at the Pavilion

Fall Fundraiser Pick up 5:00 to 7:00

Author/illustrator David Biedrzycki Visit

Friday 10/12 Walk to School Day

Report Cards go home

Kona Ice for NEAT

Week of 10/15-19 Book Fair Preview Week during school
Friday 10/19 Black Walnut Spirit Night

Class Picture Day

Individual Picture Retakes

Fourth Grade Group Photo

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

Kindergarten 50th Day of School

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
Thursday 11/13 A Parent Guide to Cyber Safety at Powell 6:00 to 7:00pm