• June 5th, 2022

    Posted by Curtis Brower on 6/5/2022

    Greetings Powell Families,

     

    Wow! It is hard to believe that the 2021-2022 school year is coming to an end. We appreciate your partnership this year and the support that you have provided to your children. This week is a busy week at Powell. I hope to see you at one of the events happening, as we close out our school year. If I don’t see you this week, I hope that you have a safe and enjoyable summer.

     

    Final myON Update: June 5th myON Challenge Update

     

    Read to Achieve Test for Required 3rd Grade students- 6/06/22

     

    Talent Show: Join us on Tuesday, 06/07/22 at 6:00 PM for our school Talent Show. 

     

    Ice Cream Social & Yearbook Signing Party: Stick around after the Talent Show on 06/07/22 for our annual Yearbook Signing Party and Ice Cream Social beginning at 7:00 PM. 

     

    Play & Ingenuity Field Day: Play and Ingenuity Field Day will be on the morning of June 8th.This is a fun event for students to be active, enjoy games, and celebrate the end of the school year. We are still in need of a few more volunteers 9:00 AM -12:00 PM. Click here to sign up!  Please contact Coach Rhodes if you have any questions. 

     

    5th Grade Moving Up Ceremony: 5th Grade families are invited to our 5th Grade Moving Up Ceremony on Thursday, 06/09/22 at 10:00 AM. Light refreshments will be served on the breezeway following the ceremony.

     

    Quarter 4 Electives End - 06/10/22

     

    Last Day of School - 06/10/22

     

    Student Chromebooks: WCPSS student chromebooks are distributed to individual students. If your child is returning to a WCPSS school for the 22-23 school year, he/she will keep the Chromebook for use next year.  If your child is not returning to a WCPSS school, you must return the school issued Chromebook and charger. 

     

    Nutcracker Performance: Are you looking for a way to cool off in this June heat? Rewatch our performance of Pieces of the Nutcracker and imagine a cold December day. Thank you to Powell parent, Drew Grimes, for capturing this incredible performance. 



    Free and Reduced Meals:  This is a reminder to apply for Free and Reduced Meals.  Meals will still be free until June 30. However, meals in 2022-23 are scheduled to be $1.50 for breakfast and $3.00 for lunch.  Those who have free and reduced lunch approval in 2021-22 will continue to receive those services for the first 30 days of the new school year. Families must reapply beginning July 1 for this program in the 2022-23 school year.  WCPSS Meals 

     

    Not returning to WCPSS Next Year?: If you know your child will not be attending a Wake County Public School for 2022-2023, Student Assignment requests that you let us know in writing along with what district and  school they will be attending.  Mrs. Bost will contact you before submitting to OoSA to verify that they are sure since they are taken out of the system.  Please email Mrs. Bost at csbost@wcpss.net with this information.

     

    Covid-19 Communication Reminder: If your child has tested positive for Covid, if you have a positive Covid Case in your household, or your child is considered a Covid exposure, please email powelles@wcpss.net and cbrower2@wcpss.net as soon as possible. All Covid test results should be emailed to powelles@wcpss.net

     

    Have a great last week of school and an awesome summer!

     

    Dr. Curtis M. Brower
    Principal

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  • May 30th, 2022

    Posted by Curtis Brower on 5/30/2022

    Greetings Powell Families,

     

    Memorial Day - No School: 5/30/22

     

    EOG Tests: Students in grades 3-5 will participate in EOG Tests this week. It is very important for students to get a good night's rest, eat a healthy breakfast, and be to school on-time. Our schedule is as follows:

    • EOG Reading Test - 5/31/22 (Paper & Pencil Test)
    • EOG Math Test - 6/01/22 (Computer Test)
    • EOG 5th Grade Science Test - 6/02/22 (Computer Test)

     

    Play and Ingenuity Day: Play and Ingenuity Field Day will be on the morning of June 8th.This is a fun event for students to be active, enjoy games, and celebrate the end of the school year. Coach Rhodes is looking for a solid set of volunteers to help make this happen. Volunteers are needed from 9:00-12:00. Click here to sign up!  Please contact Coach Rhodes if you have any questions. 

     

    Free and Reduced Meals:  This is a reminder to apply for Free and Reduced Meals.  Meals will still be free until June 30. However, meals in 2022-23 are scheduled to be $1.50 for breakfast and $3.00 for lunch.  Those who have free and reduced lunch approval in 2021-22 will continue to receive those services for the first 30 days of the new school year. Families must reapply beginning July 1 for this program in the 2022-23 school year.  WCPSS Meals 

     

    Not returning to WCPSS Next Year?: If you know your child will not be attending a Wake County Public School for 2022-2023, Student Assignment requests that you let us know in writing along with what district and  school they will be attending.  Mrs. Bost will contact you before submitting to OoSA to verify that they are sure since they are taken out of the system.  Please email Mrs. Bost at csbost@wcpss.net with this information.


    Covid-19 Communication Reminder: If your child has tested positive for Covid, if you have a positive Covid Case in your household, or your child is considered a Covid exposure, please email powelles@wcpss.net and cbrower2@wcpss.net as soon as possible. All Covid test results should be emailed to powelles@wcpss.net.

     

    Have a great week!

    Dr. Curtis M. Brower
    Principal

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  • May 22nd, 2022

    Posted by Curtis Brower on 5/22/2022

    Greetings Powell Families,

     

    Powell Pawlooza: Thank you to our PTA and MANY volunteers that helped make our Pawlooza event a huge success. It was so awesome to see our families together again. Next year will be even bigger and better. 

     

    Dance & Friends Concert: Join us this Thursday, 5/26/22 for our Dance & Friends Concert at 6:30 PM.

     

    Bagels with Brower: This Friday, 5/27/22, join us for Bagels with Brower at 9:00 AM. A link will be sent out to join in virtually. The topic this month is EOGs and End of Year Assessments. 

     

    Domains End:  Our second semester domains end this Friday, 5/27/22. Electives continue through the last day of school

     

    Memorial Day - No School: 5/30/22

     

    Spring Book Fair: Our Spring Book Fair was a huge success.  Did the week slip by without you making a purchase? You’re in luck…the Book Fair continues online through this Thursday, May 26. Visit our Online Scholastic Book Fair 

     

    Not returning to WCPSS Next Year?: If you know your child will not be attending a Wake County Public School for 2022-2023, Student Assignment requests that you let us know in writing along with what district and school they will be attending.  Mrs. Bost will contact you before submitting to OoSA to verify that they are sure since they are taken out of the system.  Please email Mrs. Bost at csbost@wcpss.net with this information.

     

    Early Checkouts: Early Checkouts are now part of a student's attendance record, just like tardies.  We are seeing an increase in early checkouts. Please keep students in school through the duration of the school day. Early checkouts are now entered into PowerSchool.

     

    Covid-19 Communication Reminder: If your child has tested positive for Covid, if you have a positive Covid Case in your household, or your child is considered a Covid exposure, please email powelles@wcpss.net and cbrower2@wcpss.net as soon as possible. All Covid test results should be emailed to powelles@wcpss.net

     

    Covid-19 Voluntary Testing: Our Mako Medical Covid-19 Pool testing is off to a great start. Testing takes place Thursday. Parents, if you wish for your child to participate, sign up here. If your child has tested positive for Covid in the past 90 days, they will not participate in the pool testing.

     

    Substitutes:  We are frequently short of substitutes which requires Instructional Assistants to be pulled from their classes and other certified staff being pulled from their assigned tasks.  Have you ever thought about substituting?  Here’s the information if you’d like to help us in this area:  Substitutes Needed 



    Have a great week!

    Dr. Curtis M. Brower
    Principal

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  • May 15th, 2022

    Posted by Curtis Brower on 5/15/2022

    Greetings Powell Families,

     

    Bren Bataclan Mural: We had an excellent week with our visiting artist, Bren Bataclan. Our mural theme was points of interest from the three NC Regions, including the Mountains, Piedmont, and the Coastal Plains. Thank you to our 5th grade students for helping to create this beautiful legacy project. 

     

    Spring Book Fair: Our Spring Book Fair is this week, 5/15/22 - 5/20/22. Scholastic book fair proceeds support our Powell Media Center. All students will visit the Book Fair on Monday, 5/16, to browse the books for sale.  Visit our Online Scholastic Book Fair where you can view the electronic book fair flier and shop at our book fair from the comfort of your home beginning TODAY through 5/26/22. We will have open shopping for parents and students at the following times:

    • May 17th-May 20th from 8:45am - 12:00pm.
    • Thursday, May 19th from 4:00-6:30pm
    • Friday, May 20th 5:00-7:30pm (During Pawlooza)

    This will only be possible with enough volunteers. The PTA is in need of people to run the cash registers, help with getting items from behind the counter, and general supervision of kids and crowd control. Please click here to sign up to volunteer. Anyone is welcome to volunteer, but you must be a PTA member to run the cash registers. Thank you in advance for your help!

     

    Weekly myON Update: Be sure to listen to Mrs. Hart’s weekly myON Update. There is a big celebration shared in this update. 

     

    Election Day: This Tuesday, 5/17/22, is the state primary election day. Powell is a polling site. Please be patient and expect more traffic on campus on Tuesday. Your Voice, Your Vote! Remember to vote on Tuesday.

     

    School Improvement Team Meeting: Our next SIT meeting is on 5/18/22 at 7:40 AM. 

     

    Kindergarten Orientation: We are excited to meet our incoming Kindergarten families this Thursday, 5/19/22 at 5:30 PM. 

     

    Band/Orchestra Concert: Our Band and Orchestra students will perform this Thursday, 5/19/22 at 6:30 PM.

     

    Powell Pawlooza: Our Pawlooza has been rescheduled to this Friday, 5/20/22, from 5:00 - 7:30 PM. We will have food, games, crafts, and more but it can not be possible without volunteers. Please consider signing up to volunteer by clicking here. Thank you in advance!!

     

    Not returning to WCPSS Next Year?: If you know your child will not be attending a Wake County Public School for 2022-2023, Student Assignment requests that you let us know in writing along with what district and school they will be attending.  Mrs. Bost will contact you before submitting to OoSA to verify that they are sure since they are taken out of the system.  Please email Mrs. Bost at csbost@wcpss.net with this information.

     

    Early Checkouts: Early Checkouts are now part of a student's attendance record, just like tardies.  We are seeing an increase in early checkouts. Please keep students in school through the duration of the school day. Early checkouts are now entered into PowerSchool.

     

    Covid-19 Communication Reminder: If your child has tested positive for Covid, if you have a positive Covid Case in your household, or your child is considered a Covid exposure, please email powelles@wcpss.net and cbrower2@wcpss.net as soon as possible. All Covid test results should be emailed to powelles@wcpss.net

     

    Covid-19 Voluntary Testing: Our Mako Medical Covid-19 Pool testing is off to a great start. Testing takes place Thursday. Parents, if you wish for your child to participate, sign up here. If your child has tested positive for Covid in the past 90 days, they will not participate in the pool testing.

     

    Substitutes:  We are frequently short of substitutes which requires Instructional Assistants to be pulled from their classes and other certified staff being pulled from their assigned tasks.  Have you ever thought about substituting?  Here’s the information if you’d like to help us in this area:  Substitutes Needed 



    Have a great week!

    Dr. Curtis M. Brower
    Principal

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  • May 8th, 2022

    Posted by Curtis Brower on 5/8/2022

    Greetings Powell Families,

     

    Happy Mother’s Day to our Powell mothers and mother figures. We hope you have a great day!

     

    Jump Rope for Heart: Thank you for supporting Jump Rope for Heart. Powell raised $3,200.  Way to go! 

     

    Not returning to WCPSS Next Year?: If you know your child will not be attending a Wake County Public School for 2022-2023, Student Assignment requests that you let us know in writing along with what school they will be attending.  Mrs. Bost will contact you before submitting to OoSA to verify that they are sure since they are taken out of the system.  Please email Mrs. Bost at csbost@wcpss.net with this information.


    Early Checkouts: Early Checkouts are now part of a student's attendance record, just like tardies.  We are seeing an increase in early checkouts. Please keep students in school through the duration of the school day. Early checkouts are entered into PowerSchool.

     

    Bren Bataclan Residency: We are excited to welcome Boston-based artist Bren Bataclan back to Powell for his 4th Mural Residency. All students will participate in an assembly to learn how to draw his fun characters. 5th grade students will design a NC themed mural, highlighting points of interest from the Mountain, Piedmont, and Coastal Plain regions of NC. Bren’s Smile Project has been featured on the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, The Smithsonian Magazine, The Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Detroit Free Press, The San Francisco Chronicle and most recently, PRI's The World.

     

    Powell Pawlooza Rescheduled: Pawlooza has been rescheduled to Friday, May 20th 5:00 - 7:30 PM.

     

    PTA General Meeting & Board Meeting: Join us this Tuesday, 5/10/22 at 7:00 PM for our last PTA General Meeting followed by the PTA Board Meeting. 

     

    National School Nurse : On Wednesday, 5/11/22, we celebrate our School Nurse, Mitzi Searcy.

    District 4 BAC Meeting:  District 4 BAC Meeting on Thursday, 5/12/22, 6:00 PM at Rogers Road Elementary School.

     

    Covid-19 Communication Reminder: If your child has tested positive for Covid, if you have a positive Covid Case in your household, or your child is considered a Covid exposure, please email powelles@wcpss.net and cbrower2@wcpss.net as soon as possible. All Covid test results should be emailed to powelles@wcpss.net

     

    Covid-19 Voluntary Testing: Our Mako Medical Covid-19 Pool testing is off to a great start. Testing takes place Thursday. Parents, if you wish for your child to participate, sign up here. If your child has tested positive for Covid in the past 90 days, they will not participate in the pool testing.

     

    Substitutes:  We are frequently short of substitutes which requires Instructional Assistants to be pulled from their classes and other certified staff being pulled from their assigned tasks.  Have you ever thought about substituting?  Here’s the information if you’d like to help us in this area:  Substitutes Needed 



    Have a great week!

    Dr. Curtis M. Brower
    Principal

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