Select a School...
Select a School

Principal's Weekly Message

  • April 23rd, 2017

    Posted by Curtis Brower at 4/23/2017

    Greetings Powell Families,

    • Every Kid Healthy Week: A huge thank you to the Raleigh Chamber Leadership Raleigh #34 Team 7 for organizing and helping put together our first "Every Kid Healthy Week" at Powell this week.
    • Saturday – Garden Mob
    • Monday – Zumba
    • Wednesday – Sugar Shockers Presentation
    • Thursday – Germ Busters Presentation
    • Saturday – Panther Pawlooza
    • Panther Pawlooza School Carnival, HELP NEEDED– Saturday, April 29th 12:00 – 3:00 PM PTA needs your help for Pawlooza! Unfortunately, if we don't fill all the volunteer spots filled by Tuesday, they will have to cancel the event. Please consider giving 30 minutes of your time that day while you enjoy fun with your family! HURRY, Sign Up Here 
    • Single Subject Acceleration (SSA) FORMS DUE THIS WEEK –If you would like to nominate your child for consideration of SSA for the 2017-2018 school year, please complete this formAll Nomination Forms must be submitted to Ms. Sidney Fox by the end of the school day of the nomination window 04/26/17. For more information, contact our AIG Coordinator, Ms. Sidney Fox – sfox@wcpss.net
    • PTA is seeking candidates for PTA officers for next year’s board:Serving on the PTA is a great way to give back to the students and teachers in our school community.  The vote will most likely take place on May 25th. It would be wonderful if candidates can attend the meeting, but it is not required to run.  If you are interested in running for the following positionsPlease email Traci Veenstra - Veenstra@gmail.com,
    • President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary
    • EOG Proctors Needed – We need you…even if your child is not in 3-5 grade.  As a proctor, you simply assist the teacher in creating a secure testing environment.  A short testing proctor training will be required.  If you are available and willing to proctor for the Reading or Math EOGs on Tuesday, May 30th or Wednesday, May 31st, please contact our testing coordinator, Ms. Sidney Fox – sfox@wcpss.net  Thank you in advance for your support!
    • Teacher Appreciation Week – May 1st – 5th
    • Monday, 5/1:Write your teacher a thank you note or draw a picture!
    • Tuesday, 5/2:Write your Specialist/Elective Teacher a note or draw a picture!
    • Wednesday, 5/3:Consider buying a book from your teacher’s wish list at the Spring Book Fair!
    • Thursday, 5/4:Bring your teacher and/or specialists classroom supplies!
    • Friday, 5/5:Bring your teacher a sweet or salty treat!
    • Tuesday, May 2 - Teacher Appreciation Luncheon – PTA needs parent volunteers to help monitor the cafeteria so our teachers & staff can enjoy lunch. Sign up here: gl/wqOmQc
    • Thursday, May 4 - Breakfast "Room Service" for Teachers – PTA needs breakfast items donated! Sign up to contribute here: gl/rsKJ38
    • Earth Week Junk Art Projects – We had great participation in our Junk Art Projects.  Be on the lookout for a winner from each grade level and an overall winner announced later this week.
    • Spring Garden Mob & Powell Clean Up Day – Thanks to Leadership Raleigh, many Powell families, and Powell staff who celebrated Earth Day by sprucing up our courtyard & building a fence for our chickens, Rae & LouiseThe courtyard and new fence looks amazing.

     

    Have a great week!

    Curtis Brower, Principal

    Comments (-1)
  • April 16th, 2017

    Posted by Curtis Brower at 4/16/2017

    Greetings Powell Families,

    • Welcome Back! – We hope that you had a restful and enjoyable Spring Break.  The end of the year is just around the corner.  Each year, the last months of school seem to fly by.  We have lots of learning and great things happening in the coming weeks.

    • Earth Week Junk Art Projects Due – It’s time for Powell’s annual junk art contest. Students may bring junk art sculptures or 2-D projects to the school lobby this week, April 19th – 21st.   Entries will be displayed throughout the week as we celebrate Earth Week. Encourage your child to use as many trash and recycling items as possible to design a creative entry!

    • Spring Garden Mob & Powell Clean Up Day – Thanks to our partnership with Leadership Raleigh, we are ready to get our courtyard prepared for spring planting & build a fence for our chickens, Rae & Louise... grab your work gloves & help us weed, shovel, spread mulch & soil, or build a fence this Saturday, April 22nd 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM We need you! Please RSVP on this link: Spring Garden Mob 2017

    • Family Survey – We are asking for feedback as to how our new magnet theme implementation is going. Please use the link below to fill out the survey. https://goo.gl/forms/YZJHRKCd8RwcYfvX2

    • EOG Proctors Needed – We need you!  As a proctor, you simply assist the teacher in creating a secure testing environment.  A short testing proctor training will be required.  If you are available and willing to proctor for the Reading and Math EOGs on Tuesday, May 30th, Wednesday, May 31st, and Thursday, June 1st, please contact our testing coordinator, Ms. Sidney Fox – sfox@wcpss.net  Thank you in advance for your support!

    • Single Subject Acceleration (SSA) – Single Subject Acceleration (SSA) in the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) is a practice through which students meeting qualifying criteria in grades K‐7 can take advanced academic content in mathematics or English/Language Arts (ELA) for the purpose of providing access to appropriately challenging learning opportunities.  Parents may nominate their child for SSA during the nomination window, which is open from 4/06/17 – 04/26/17  For more information, contact our AIG Coordinator, Ms. Sidney Fox – sfox@wcpss.net 

    Have a great week!

    Curtis Brower, Principal

    Comments (-1)
  • April 9th, 2017

    Posted by Curtis Brower at 4/9/2017

    Greetings Powell Families,

    • Spring Break – No School for staff or Students this week, April 10th – 14th I hope that you each have a restful and well deserved Spring Break.

    • McTeacher Night – Thank you for joining us for McTeacher Night.  We are excited to share that our PTA will be receiving a check for $756WOW!!  Thanks for your support!

    • Spring Garden Mob & Powell Clean Up Day – Thanks to our partnership with Leadership Raleigh, we are ready to get our courtyard prepared for spring planting & build a fence for our chickens, Rae & Louise... grab your work gloves & help us weed, shovel, spread mulch & soil, or build a fence on April 22nd 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM We need you! Please RSVP on this link: Spring Garden Mob 2017

    • Earth Week Junk Art Projects Due – It’s time for Powell’s annual junk art contest. Students may bring junk art sculptures or 2-D projects to the school lobby April 19th – 21st.   Entries will be displayed throughout the week as we celebrate Earth Week. Encourage your child to use as many trash and recycling items as possible to design a creative entry!

    • Family Survey – We are asking for feedback as to how our new magnet theme implementation is going. Please use the link below to fill out the survey. https://goo.gl/forms/YZJHRKCd8RwcYfvX2

    • EOG Proctors Needed – We need you!  As a proctor, you simply assist the teacher in creating a secure testing environment.  A short testing proctor training will be required.  If you are available and willing to proctor for the Reading and Math EOGs on Tuesday, May 30th, Wednesday, May 31st, and Thursday, June 1st, please contact our testing coordinator, Ms. Sidney Fox – sfox@wcpss.net  Thank you in advance for your support!

    • Single Subject Acceleration (SSA) – Single Subject Acceleration (SSA) in the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) is a practice through which students meeting qualifying criteria in grades K‐7 can take advanced academic content in mathematics or English/Language Arts (ELA) for the purpose of providing access to appropriately challenging learning opportunities.  Parents may nominate their child for SSA during the nomination window, which is open from 4/06/17 – 04/26/17  For more information, contact our AIG Coordinator, Ms. Sidney Fox – sfox@wcpss.net

    • Quarter 3 Report Cards – Report Cards came home with students this past Friday, April 7th.

    Have a great Spring Break!

     

    Curtis Brower, Principal

    Comments (-1)
  • April 2nd, 2017

    Posted by Curtis Brower at 4/2/2017

    Greetings Powell Families,

    • McTeacher Night – Please join us this Tuesday, April 4th from 5:00 – 8:00 PM at the McDonalds at 3026 Capital Blvd, Raleigh, NC 27604.  This is located at the intersection of Trawick Rd & Capital Blvd.  Come for dinner, play a few games, and see the Powell staff assisting the McDonalds staff.
    • Quarter 3 Report Cards – Report Cards will come home with students this Friday, April 7th.
    • Family Survey – We are asking for feedback as to how our new magnet theme implementation is going. Please use the link below to fill out the survey. https://goo.gl/forms/YZJHRKCd8RwcYfvX2
    • Science Olympiad Competition – Powell competed in Science Olympiad at Middle Creek this Saturday.  Everyone worked hard to prepare for the competition and represented Powell well.  The Ocean Motion team earned third place and the Energy Transfer team earned first place in their events.  Congratulations to our Powell Science Olympiad Competition team for a job well done.  Special thanks to the Science Olympiad Coaches, Ms. Fox & Mrs. Capps, and to the many parents who provided assistance preparing for the competition. 
    • Yearbooks - Go on sale the 2nd week of April. The 48 page, full color yearbook will cost $17. More information coming soon.
    • EOG Proctors Needed – We need you!  As a proctor, you simply assist the teacher in creating a secure testing environment.  A short testing proctor training will be required.  If you are available and willing to proctor for the Reading and Math EOGs on Tuesday, May 30th, Wednesday, May 31st, and Thursday, June 1st, please contact our testing coordinator, Ms. Sidney Fox – sfox@wcpss.net  Thank you in advance for your support!
    • Spring Break – No School for staff or Students next week, April 10th – 14th 

    Have a great week!

    Curtis Brower, Principal

    Comments (-1)
  • March 26th, 2017

    Posted by Curtis Brower at 3/26/2017
    • One Book One School One Community Night: Thank you to our OBOSOC committee and teachers for planning a fabulous evening with “The Last Stop on Market Street.” After seeing creative projects, reading narratives, listening to poetry and rap, and watching the production, it is very evident that our students truly immersed themselves into our book.  Wow, we had standing room only at the performance.  Your support for our students and school is wonderful. Thank you to each of you who attended.
    • Marbles Kids Museum, Powell Family Playdate: We hope that you can join us, this Thursday, March 30th, 5:00 – 8:00 PM for our first annual Marbles Playdate. Come play with your Powell friends at Marbles.  Powell students and families are admitted for FREE.  Dinner will be served. Please RVSP here to help us prepare for the dinner
    • Case 21 Testing: Grades 3 – 5 will be taking Case 21 benchmark assessments this week on March 28th, 29th, & 30th. We will not have domains this week.
    • First Day of 4th Quarter Electives: March 28th

    • Snow Make Up Day: Our final snow make up day is this Friday, March 31st
    • Yearbooks will not go on sale until the 2nd week of April. The yearbook is a 48 pages full color yearbook that will cost $17. More information on purchasing a yearbook will be sent home in April.

    • EOG Proctors Needed: It’s hard to believe, but we have started our end of the year planning.  Each End of Grade (EOG) testing room is required to have a testing administrator and proctor.  Unfortunately, we do not have the staff to supply each room with a proctor.  We need you!  As a proctor, you simply assist the teacher in creating a secure testing environment.  A short testing proctor training will be required.  If you are available and willing to proctor for the Reading and Math EOGs on Tuesday, May 30th, Wednesday, May 31st, and Thursday, June 1st, please contact our testing coordinator, Ms. Sidney Fox – sfox@wcpss.net  Thank you in advance for your support!

       
    Comments (-1)
  • more
CLOSE