• February 25, 2024

    Posted by Curtis Brower on 2/25/2024

    Greetings Powell Families!

     

    New Staff Member - We are excited to welcome a new staff member to Powell this week. Mae Orcine will be supporting 1st Grade as an Instructional Assistant. Be sure to give her a warm Powell welcome!

     

    Tardy Students - Families, please remember to walk students who are tardy to the office and assist checking them in late. Students should be arriving to school in time to eat breakfast and be in their classroom by 9:15 AM. 

     

    Visitors to Campus - Beginning immediately, we are requesting all visitors to Powell to please Scan QR code outside to check in at the door before ringing the bell for entry.  Once you enter your information, and state the purpose of your visit, you will be directed to enter the office to collect your visitor sticker. 

     

    Jump Rope for Heart Week - Our Kids Heart Challenge is happening this week Feb 26th - Mar 1. All students will be jumping on one of those days. Students can register and raise funds on the Powell Kids Heart Challenge page. Kudos to 11 of our students who have raised $1,335.00 online. All donations need to be turned in by March 11th. Our school goal is $5,000. We can do it!

     

    Sign Up Today! 

    1. Download the Kids Heart Challenge app or visit the link above to register.  
    2. Set a fundraising goal with your student and send emails to invite friends and family to support it.

     

    American Heart Association’s Principal’s Challenge - Please see the email sent on 2/14/24 for more information about the challenge. If 50% of our families Click Here to Register our school will earn an additional $500 in US Games gift certificates to further support physical activity and the health of our students, families, and staff. PLUS, your child's class is participating in the classroom challenge. Register online tonight and help your class win!

     

    Food Drive - A food drive to benefit St. Mark's Backpack Buddy program will be held the week of March 4th. Powell has had a partnership with St. Mark's for more than ten years and we are so grateful. There will be a donation box in the school lobby starting March 4th. Please see the food items needed for backpack buddies. Your generosity is appreciated!

     

    Rack Room Shoes Teacher of the Year - Rack Room Shoes has launched its annual Teacher of the Year contest. Designed to honor teachers around the nation, individuals can recognize their favorite educators by nominating teachers who encourage and nurture students' goals. Has a teacher made a positive impact in you or your child’s life? Upload a photo with a story up to 500 words about your or your child’s favorite teacher! Five winning schools will be awarded a $10,000 Technology Grant and teachers will receive a $500 Rack Room Shoes Gift Card. NOMINATE HERE now through 03/10/24. Public voting will take place 3/18/24 through 4/5/24.

     

    PTA Krispy Kreme Fundraiser: Only 4 days remaining to support our PTA by purchasing a digital coupon for donuts.  For every digital dozen sold, the Powell PTA receives 50% of the proceeds. These digital dozens can be used at over 370 locations across the U.S. We’ve sold 30 of our goal of 100.  Only 70 dozen to go!    Dough us a favor and order yours here.

     

    PTA Spirit Store - The PTA spirit wear store is now open until March 13th. Place your order here!

     

    Kindergarten Letterland Parade: Thursday, 03/07/24 at 9:30 AM. Kindergarten students will dress as their favorite letterland character and parade through the school. Be on the lookout for a special guest leading the parade! Families are invited to attend and watch the parade. 1st - 5th graders are encouraged to dress as their favorite Book Character. 

     

    Yearbook: Still need to order your yearbook? You can place your order here.  Have yearbook questions? Email powellptayearbook@gmail.com

     

    Career Day - We are excited for our students to participate in Career Day on Friday, 04/12/24. To have a successful career day, we will need lots of volunteers from many different careers. Please see the flier that came home this past week.  If you are interested in volunteering to be a speaker, please mark your calendar for the morning of 04/12/24. 



    Have a great  week!

     

    Dr. Curtis M. Brower

    Principal

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  • February 19, 2024

    Posted by Curtis Brower on 2/19/2024

    Greetings Powell Families!

     

    President’s Day Holiday - No School - 2/19

     

    Teacher Workday - No School - 2/20

     

    Bagels with Brower - Join us for Bagels with Brower this Friday, 2/23 at 9:15 AM. The Single Subject Acceleration topic has been moved to the March meeting date. This week will be principal updates and a time for question and answer. 

     

    Rack Room Shoes Teacher of the Year - Rack Room Shoes has launched its annual Teacher of the Year contest. Designed to honor teachers around the nation, individuals can recognize their favorite educators by nominating teachers who encourage and nurture students' goals. Has a teacher made a positive impact in you or your child’s life? Upload a photo with a story up to 500 words about your or your child’s favorite teacher! Five winning schools will be awarded a $10,000 Technology Grant and teachers will receive a $500 Rack Room Shoes Gift Card. NOMINATE HERE now through 03/10/24. Public voting will take place 3/18/24 through 4/5/24.

     

    Behavior Intervention Monitoring Assessment System (BIMAS-2™) - In our continuing efforts to support the well-being of all our students, the district will once again be administering a universal screener of social, emotional & behavioral health. Please check your child's Tuesday folder for additional information and an Opt-Out Form, which is due this Wednesday, 2/21/24.

     

    American Heart Association’s Principal’s Challenge - Please see the email sent on 2/14/24 for more information about the challenge. If 50% of our families Click Here to Register our school will earn an additional $500 in US Games gift certificates to further support physical activity and the health of our students, families, and staff. PLUS, your child's class is participating in the classroom challenge. Register online tonight and help your class win!

     

    PTA Krispy Kreme Fundraiser: The Powell PTA is kicking off a spirit "night" for the month of February. For every digital dozen sold, the Powell PTA receives 50% of the proceeds. These digital dozens can be used at over 370 locations across the U.S. Dough us a favor and order yours here.

     

    Yearbook: Still need to order your yearbook? You can place your order here.  Have yearbook questions? Email powellptayearbook@gmail.com

     

    Career Day - We are excited for our students to participate in Career Day on Friday, 04/12/24. To have a successful career day, we will need lots of volunteers from many different careers. Please see the flier that came home this past week.  If you are interested in volunteering to be a speaker, please mark your calendar for the morning of 04/12/24. 



    Have a great  week!

     

    Dr. Curtis M. Brower

    Principal

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  • February 11, 2024

    Posted by Curtis Brower on 2/11/2024

    Greetings Powell Families!

     

    Science Olympiad Tournament Results: Congratulations to the Powell Science Olympiad Teams who did an awesome job at the tournament yesterday. Our varsity team placed 7th place out of 25 teams. Our students represented Powell very well and came home with 12 individual metals.  Two of our varsity events placed 1st place.  Woohoo! Thank you to Mrs. Poisson and Mrs. Dove, our Science Olympiad coaches.  Your leadership and coaching propelled our awesome teams to be the best that they could be in the competition. Thank you to the parents who volunteered their time the last few months and yesterday to support our team. Way to go Team!

     

    National Bus Driver Appreciation Week: This week, we celebrate our awesome bus drivers who get our students to and from school each day. Here is a suggested list of ways to celebrate them:

    • Monday, February 12th - Bring your bus driver a flower. 
    • Tuesday, February 13th - Write your bus driver a note. 
    • Wednesday, February 14th = Bring your bus driver a sweet treat/s. 
    • Thursday, February 15th - Write a poem for your bus driver. 
    • Friday, February 16th - Free choice of how to celebrate your bus driver.

     

    100th Day of School: Tomorrow, Monday, 2/12/24 is the 100th day of school!

     

    PTA Krispy Kreme Fundraiser: The Powell PTA is kicking off a spirit "night" for the month of February. For every digital dozen sold, the Powell PTA receives 50% of the proceeds. These digital dozens can be used at over 370 locations across the U.S. Dough us a favor and order yours here.

     

    A Visiting Artist Needs Your Help! Local artist, Leni Newell, will be visiting Powell this week.  She will be working with the fifth graders to create original fabric batiks.  We are still in need of PARENT VOLUNTEERS to help out during the workshops.  Please sign up here, if you are willing and able to come help the kids with their creations.  We could use help from parents from any grade level, not just 5th.  Leni loves repeat volunteers, so don't hesitate to sign up for more than one slot if you are available.   

     

    We are also looking for NEWSPAPER DONATIONS for the project.  Please send newspapers to Ms. Ali!

     

    Yearbook: Still need to order your yearbook? You can place your order here.  Have yearbook questions? Email powellptayearbook@gmail.com

     

    Career Day - We are excited for our students to participate in Career Day on Friday, 04/12/24. To have a successful career day, we will need lots of volunteers from many different careers. Please see the flier that came home this past week.  If you are interested in volunteering to be a speaker, please mark your calendar for the morning of 04/12/24. 



    Have a great  week!

     

    Dr. Curtis M. Brower

    Principal

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  • February 4, 2024

    Posted by Curtis Brower on 2/4/2024

    Greetings Powell Families!

     

    National School Counselor Week: This week, 02/05/24 - 02/09/24 is National School Counselor Week.  We are very thankful for our amazing School Counselor, Mrs. Gina Montague.  By serving as a leader and an advocate collaborating with other stakeholders, school counselors promote equity, access to opportunities, and rigorous educational experiences for all students.  Mrs. Montague has a tremendous impact on our student’s success academically, socially, and behaviorally.  Mrs. Montague is always available to be there for students and staff.  She plays a key role supporting and advocating for students as she serves on our Intervention Team, School Improvement Team, Conscious Discipline Action Team, serves as our school 504 Plan Coordinator, and attends weekly grade level Professional Learning Communities (PLCs.) Thank you, Mrs. Montague, for all that you do for our school community.  We appreciate you!

     

    Black History Month: February is Black History Month where we celebrate the contributions that African-Americans have made to American history in their struggles for freedom and equality and deepens our understanding of our Nation's history. Students will engage in activities throughout the month.

     

    PTA Board Meeting: 2/06/24 at 7:30 PM

     

    Schedule Change: As we begin our second semester we have switched the Monday & Friday schedule.  Previously, students did not attend Domains or Electives on Mondays.  This will be changing and moving to Fridays.  Our 2nd semester schedule will be: Domains & Electives on Monday - Thursday and K -2 Double Specials/ 3 - 5 Specials & Clubs on Fridays. 

     

    WCPSS Honors Chorus: Shout out to our Powell students who participated in the WCPSS Honors Chorus yesterday. It was an excellent performance. Thank you, Mrs. Rothra for your leadership and providing this opportunity for our students.

     

    Marbles Field Trip: Marbles Whole School Field Trip is this Wednesday: 2/7!

    • If your child is bringing lunch - please pack lunch from home in disposable bags labeled with the child's name! 
    • Students/Staff/Parents: Wear your Powell t-shirts! We are asking students to wear their Race For Ed t-shirts or a similar color on Wednesday (pre-K= WHITE, K= RED,  1st = ORANGE, 2nd = YELLOW, 3rd = GREEN, 4th = BLUE, 5th = PURPLE) 
    • Students need to be on time to school (by 9:15) Wednesday!  Buses load at 9:30 to head to Marbles! 
    • Adults who are chaperoning should meet us at Marbles no later than 9:45 AM (remember to secure your adult Marbles admission tickets online before arriving at the museum on Wednesday!)

     

    Science Olympiad Tournament: Good Luck to our Competitive Minds Domain. They will be participating in the WCPSS Science Olympiad on Saturday, 02/10/24.

     

    PTA Krispy Kreme Fundraiser: The Powell PTA is kicking off a spirit "night" for the month of February. For every digital dozen sold, the Powell PTA receives 50% of the proceeds. These digital dozens can be used at over 370 locations across the U.S. Dough us a favor and order yours here.

     

    A Visiting Artist Needs Your Help! Local artist, Leni Newell, will be visiting Powell the week of February 12-16.  She will be working with the fifth graders to create original fabric batiks.  We are in need of PARENT VOLUNTEERS to help out during the workshops.  Please sign up here, if you are willing and able to come help the kids with their creations.  We could use help from parents from any grade level, not just 5th.  Leni loves repeat volunteers, so don't hesitate to sign up for more than one slot if you are available.   

     

    We are also looking for NEWSPAPER DONATIONS for the project.  Please send newspapers to Ms. Ali between now and February 12. Thank you!

     

    Yearbook: The deadline to purchase yearbook recognition ads was extended to this coming Tuesday. Still need to order your yearbook? You can place your order here.  Have yearbook questions? Email powellptayearbook@gmail.com

     

    Career Day - We are excited for our students to participate in Career Day on Friday, 04/12/24. To have a successful career day, we will need lots of volunteers from many different careers. Please see the flier that came home this past week.  If you are interested in volunteering to be a speaker, please mark your calendar for the morning of 04/12/24. 

     

    Pre-K Enrollment for 2024-2025 School Year: Do you have a child who will be 4 years old by August 31, 2024 and is a Wake County resident?  If so, consider applying for Wake Pre-K through the Universal Application. The Wake Pre-K application allows consideration for free, safe, and fun Pre-K program options.

     

    Participating programs include NC Pre-Kindergarten (NC Pre-K), WCPSS Title I, and Telamon Head Start.  To learn more, visit the Wake Pre-K Application Center.

     

    Enrollment into the Wake County Public School System Title I Pre-K program is based on the academic need of the child. NC Pre-K and Head Start are prioritized for families with low incomes and other related eligibility requirements. When your application is processed, your child will be considered for the program that best matches your family based on the criteria.

     

    Does that sound like it may benefit your child? Apply today!



    Have a great  week!

     

    Dr. Curtis M. Brower

    Principal

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  • January 21st, 2024

    Posted by Curtis Brower on 1/21/2024

    Greetings Powell Families!

     

    2nd Quarter Ends on 1/23/24

     

    Teacher Workday - No School for Students: Wednesday 1/24/24

     

    2nd Quarter Electives & 1 Semester Domains End: Friday, 1/26/24

     

    Domain Showcase: Join us this Friday, 01/26/24, 9:30 - 10:10 AM. Visit your child’s Domain to see the incredible learning that took place during the 1st semester.

     

    Bagels with Brower: Canceled for January. Join us on 2/23/24 to learn about Single Subject Acceleration (SSA).

     

    Schedule Change: Beginning next week, we will be switching the Monday & Friday schedule.  Currently, students do not attend Domains or Electives on Mondays.  This will be changing and moving to Fridays.  Our 2nd semester schedule will be: Domains & Electives on Monday - Thursday and K -2 Double Specials/ 3 - 5 Specials & Clubs on Fridays. 

     

    Classroom Spelling Bees: Congratulations to our 2023-2024 Spelling Bee winner, 4th Grade student Vivian Miller. We wish her well as she moves on to the WCPSS Bee in February.

     

    WCPSS Honors Chorus: Five Powell students will be participating in the WCPSS Honors Chorus on 2/3/24 at 4:00 PM, hosted at Wakefield HS. The concert is open to the public.

     

    Marbles Field Trip: Our whole school Marbles Field Trip is coming up on 02/07/24. The cost of the field trip is paid for by the school. No funds will be collected for this trip.

     

    Magnet Application Window: Window closes this week on Thursday 1/25/24.

     

    Entry Grade Magnet Students: Families with siblings entering Kindergarten MUST apply for a magnet seat at Powell. Be sure to enroll at your base school and apply for a magnet seat at Powell for the 24-25 school year.  Also, if you have a magnet student entering 6th or 9th grade, you MUST apply for a magnet seat at your pathway school.

     

    A Visiting Artist Needs Your Help! Local artist, Leni Newell, will be visiting Powell the week of February 12-16.  She will be working with the fifth graders to create original fabric batiks.  We are in need of PARENT VOLUNTEERS to help out during the workshops.  Please sign up here, if you are willing and able to come help the kids with their creations.  We could use help from parents from any grade level, not just 5th.  Leni loves repeat volunteers, so don't hesitate to sign up for more than one slot if you are available.   

     

    We are also looking for NEWSPAPER DONATIONS for the project.  Please send newspapers to Ms. Ali between now and February 12. Thank you!

     

    Yearbook: Yearbook recognition ads are on sale through the end of January. Recognize your student with an ad by ordering here.  Still need to order your yearbook? You can place your order here.  Have yearbook questions? Email powellptayearbook@gmail.com

     

    Career Day - We are excited for our students to participate in Career Day on Friday, 04/12/24. To have a successful career day, we will need lots of volunteers from many different careers. If you are interested in volunteering to be a speaker, please mark your calendar for the morning of 04/12/24. Additional information and a career day speaker sign-up form will be sent in the coming weeks.

     

    Pre-K Enrollment for 2024-2025 School Year: Do you have a child who will be 4 years old by August 31, 2024 and is a Wake County resident?  If so, consider applying for Wake Pre-K through the Universal Application. The Wake Pre-K application allows consideration for free, safe, and fun Pre-K program options.

     

    Participating programs include NC Pre-Kindergarten (NC Pre-K), WCPSS Title I, and Telamon Head Start.  To learn more, visit the Wake Pre-K Application Center.

     

    Enrollment into the Wake County Public School System Title I Pre-K program is based on the academic need of the child. NC Pre-K and Head Start are prioritized for families with low incomes and other related eligibility requirements. When your application is processed, your child will be considered for the program that best matches your family based on the criteria.

     

    Does that sound like it may benefit your child? Apply today!



    Have a great  week!

     

    Dr. Curtis M. Brower

    Principal

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