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Powell Weekly Bulletin 10/8-12

Powell Weekly Bulletin

October 8-12, 2018

Monday School Holiday (no school)
Tuesday PTO Meeting 8:15 am
Thursday Fourth Grade Fine Arts Education Day at the Pavilion

Fall Fundraiser Pick-up 5:00-7:00

Author/illustrator David Biedrzycki Visit

Powell Patriotic Shirt Day. Wear your Powell patriotic shirt or red, white and blue



Walk to School Day

Report Cards go home

Kona Ice for NEAT

Powell Spirit Day. Wear a Powell or purple shirt

Note from Mrs. Garrison

It is hard to believe the first grading period is over and October is here. Thank you for coming to our Storybook Parade. Report cards will go home on Friday, October 12. If you have any questions or concerns about your childs academic progress, please contact your childs teacher. Your partnership with your childs teacher is essential to their success. Enjoy the long weekend.

Positivity Project

This week students in all classes enjoyed learning about open mindedness. Next week, students will learn about identifying and appreciating the good in others. We look forward to recognizing our students who are identifying and appreciating the good in others.

Walk to School Day

On October 12 Powell students will be participating in the International Walk to School day. The focus of the day is to encourage our students to get out of the cars and onto the sidewalks not just for the event day, but also for the rest of the school year. This event encourages more physical activity, more family involvement, and a better, safer, cleaner environment for all of us. For those students who live too far away from the school to walk, Mrs. Owens will meet you at Capstone Park at 7:30 and you will walk to school from there. If you want to meet Mr. Kirbo at Cat’s Cradle and Research to walk to school at 7:30 you can do that also. So put October 12 on your calendars and we will see you on the path.

CISD Coat Drive

The Conroe ISD Police Department is pleased to present the 16th Annual Coats for Kids Drive for the children of Conroe ISD. During last years Coats for Kids Drive, 1,400 coats, jackets and hoodies were collected and distributed. On October 1, all schools able to help collect coats/jackets will place a collection bin at or near the front office of the school. Items will be collected through October 15. On October 16, collected items will be picked up, cleaned, and sorted. The collected coats, jackets, and hoodies will be distributed to campuses in need. All items will be ready for disbursement during the week of October 29 through November 9, 2018

Fall Book Fair

October 22-26

8:30am to 3:00pm (October 22-25)

8:30am to 1:00pm (October 26)

Special Events

Family Night, October 25, 5pm to 7pm

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 October 15-26. Items ship to the school for free.

Book Fair Website

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

Nominations for Gifted & Talented Testing

Nominations are now open for Conroe Independent School District Gifted and Talented program. Although the testing will not take place until February, nominations are accepted at this time. Nominations can be made by the parents and/or teachers. It is recommended that parents of 2nd grade students wait until CogAT scores have arrived before nominating their child because CogAT scores are part of the GT assessment. If you are interested in nominating your child, you may want to discuss this with your childs teacher at conferences. Nominations will be accepted through December 18. You may request a nomination form from Erin Anderson at You can also find the nomination form and other GT information on the CISD GT homepage.

PTO News


Powell families, teachers and staff, we have chosen a date for our 2018-19 school year carnival.Kindly mark your calendars for Saturday April 13, 2019 from 2 to 6pm. PTO will be sending out information on sponsorship opportunities soon as we have had a significant amount of inquiries from parents. We are extremely excited about our carnival and have about 6 months of planning and preparation ahead of us. If there are any family members who would like to volunteer their time please email Abbie and Jessica at the following email address

There will be plenty of opportunities before, during and after the carnival where the PTO could definitely use some help.

Boxtops for Education

Our school will be doing box top collections during the month of October. The dates will be Mon Oct 1-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 October 24 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 Deca Carnival and Charity Walk

The students at the Woodlands High School Deca Club, a club that helps students become emerging leaders, are coordinating their community service event, a Carnival and Charity Walk, to benefit the Montgomery County Community Assistance Center. All money raised will be donated to the Community Assistance Center. There will be food, games, music, and fun. See the attached flyer for more information.

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 show off 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. There are flyers at the Powell front desk. Please visit the website for more information and to register online. Awww, CP.

Upcoming Events

Week of 10/15-19 Book Fair Preview Week during school
Tuesday 10/16 Black Walnut Spirit Night 4:00pm to close
Friday 10/19 Class Picture Day

Individual Picture Retakes

Fourth Grade Group Photo

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

Kindergarten 50th Day of School

Friday 10/26 Book Fair Ends
Thursday 11/1 TWHS Football Readers
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
Tuesday 11/13 A Parents Guide to Cyber Safety at Powell 6:00-7:00pm
Thursday 11/15 Second Grade Musical 6:00pm
Friday 11/16 Progress Reports sent home

Kindergarten Old Plymouth Day

Second Grade Fall Round Robin