• February 11th, 2018

    Posted by Curtis Brower on 2/11/2018


    Greetings Powell Families,

    • PTA Spirit Night: Tomorrow night, Monday, February 12th , 2018 is our next PTA Spirt Night at Chipotle Mexican Grill, 6081 Capital Blvd. from 5:00 – 8:00 PM. Chipotle donates 50% when you present the flyer or mention that you are with the Powell PTA.

    • Love the Bus Week: WCPSS bus drivers travel thousands of miles daily to pick up more than 80,000 students from home and deliver them to school daily, and then make the trip home in the afternoon. It is a demanding job traveling through our county’s rush hour traffic in buses filled with students. We are appreciative of their service and “safety first” mindset with our students.  As part of the state Love the Bus celebration the week of February 12-16, we would like for families to consider letting the Powell bus drivers know how much we appreciate their service to our students.
      • Monday – Make a card of thanks for your driver
      • Tuesday – Give your driver a sweet treat
      • Wednesday – Give your driver a valentine
      • Thursday – Give your driver a flower
      • Friday – Give your driver a high five and tell them how great they are

    • Wake Up and Read: The annual Wake Up and Read book collection is underway. The goal for the 2018 Book Drive is to collect 110,000 books by March 3, 2018.  These books will be distributed to over 7,700 children in 10 elementary schools, 17 early education centers, and community centers for summer reading.  Great news, Powell is a collection site.  Please drop your new or gently used books in the collection box located in the school lobby.

    • Bagels with Brower: Join us this Friday, February 16th at 8:45 AM for our next Bagels with Brower. This month’s topic is “Conscious Discipline.” Come learn about a new program our teachers and staff are learning.

    • All Pro Dad’s Day Breakfast:  Our next meeting will be Thursday, February 22nd at 8:00 AM in the Multi-Purpose room. We hope to see you there! Be sure to include yourself and your children in your RSVP. Please RSVP today.

    • 4th & 5th Grade PBIS Dance: The 4th and 5th grade PBIS dance party reward has been rescheduled to Friday, February 23rd. Please fill out this form if you are interested in volunteering or donating food or drink items to the event. Thank you for your support!  

    • Snow Make Up Day: Monday, February 19th, 2018 is a snow make up day.

    • Magnet Application Process: The magnet application period is now closed. Results will be posted on February 19th. 

    • Text Messaging: Are you receiving school messenger text messages?  If not, please opt in today.  To Opt In, text the word YES to the number 67587.  We send important announcements and reminders using text messaging.  Opt in Today!
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  • January 22nd, 2018

    Posted by Curtis Brower on 1/22/2018
    • Welcome Back: It is great to be back in to the swing of things for 2018. Hopefully the inclement weather is behind us and we can hope for an early spring.  Please read this email closely as it lists the event dates that have been rescheduled.

    • All Pro Dad’s Day Breakfast:  Our first All Pro Dad’s Day breakfast was a huge success. Our next meeting will be Thursday, January 25th at 8:00 AM.  We hope to see you there! Be sure to include yourself and your children in your RSVP.

    • Bagels with Brower: Join us this Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM for our next Bagels with Brower. This month’s topic is “Getting to know our Participate (VIF) teachers, Ms. Hollingworth, Ms. Ketcher, & Ms. Balthazar.”  Come learn about their cultures.

    • Play and Ingenuity Showcase: Would you like to learn more about what your child has learned in their Domain? Join us on Thursday, January 25, 2018 for Play and Ingenuity Domain Showcase. Visit Grades 3-5 Domains from 9:45 AM – 10-:15 AM and Grades K-2 Domains from 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.  Every Domain will be sharing presentations, projects, and work samples from this semester.

    • Quarter 2 End Date: We have received information that the 2nd quarter will be extended, however, as of today, we do not have an official date. We will pass along that information, once we receive it.

    • “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”: Despite the recent inclement weather impacting rehearsals, we will be performing “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” this Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 6:30 PM.  You are in for a great show!

    • America’s Favorite Crossing Guard: This is the last week to vote for Mr. Avery. Please go to Safe Kids Worldwide and vote for him every day until January 31st.  You can vote once every 24 hours.  Please share this information with your family and friends as well.

    • Kindergarten Registration: Do you have a rising Kindergartener? If Powell is your base school, please stop by and register ASAP. If you are a Magnet family, please register your Kindergartener at your base school, ASAP.  You must have a student ID number prior to applying for your magnet seat.

    • Magnet Application Process: The magnet application period is now open and has been extended until February 5th. All 5th grade students must apply for a 6th grade magnet seat, even at your pathway school.  Results will be posted on February 19th. For more information, visit the magnet application process page.  Requests for school transfer window will be open February 20th – March 6th.  There will no longer be a May transfer period.  Please contact our Magnet Program Coordinator, Cris Laurens with questions.

    • Text Messaging:Are you receiving school messenger text messages?  If not, please opt in today.  To Opt In, text the word YES to the number 67587.  We send important announcements and reminders using text messaging.  Opt in Today!

    Have a great week!
    Curtis Brower
    Principal

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  • January 15th, 2018

    Posted by Curtis Brower on 1/15/2018
    • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday: We will celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 15, 2018. No School for students or staff.

    • Bagels with Brower: Join us this Friday, January 19, 2018 at 8:45 AM for our next Bagels with Brower. This month’s topic is “Getting to know our Participate (VIF) teachers, Ms. Hollingworth, Ms. Ketcher, & Ms. Balthazar.  Come learn about their cultures.

    • Play and Ingenuity Showcase: Would you like to learn more about what your child has learned in their Domain? Join us on Friday, January 19, 2018 for Play and Ingenuity Day. Visit Grades 3-5 Domains from 9:45 AM – 10-:15 AM and Grades K-2 Domains from 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM.  Every Domain will be sharing presentations, projects, and work samples from this semester.

    • Quarter 2 Ends: Friday, January 19, 2018. Reports will be sent home on February 6th.

    • “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” Postponed: Due to the recent inclement weather, our production cast and staff missed 5 rehearsals. To assist with this amazing production, the show will be postponed until next week, January 25, 2018 at 6:30 PM.

    • America’s Favorite Crossing Guard: We all know that Mr. Avery Hairston is the best crossing guard around. We also think that he is the best one in America.  He has been nominated for a national contest and he needs YOUR vote.  Please go to Safe Kids Worldwide and vote for him every day until January 31st.  You can vote once every 24 hours.  Please share this information with your family and friends as well.

    • Inclement Weather Reminders: In the event that school is delayed, caused by inclement weather, Powell will not be serving breakfast. If you did not receive a text message from WCPSS announcing the school recent delay or closures, please sign-up for text messaging.  See directions below.

    • Kindergarten Registration: Do you have a rising Kindergartener? If Powell is your base school, please stop by and register ASAP. If you are a Magnet family, please register your Kindergartener at your base school, ASAP.  You must have a student ID number prior to applying for your magnet seat.

    • Magnet Application Process: The magnet application period is now open until January 31st. All 5th grade students must apply for a 6th grade magnet seat, even at your pathway school.  Results will be posted on February 14th. For more information, visit the magnet application process page.  Requests for school transfer window will be open February 20th – March 6th.  There will no longer be a May transfer period.  Please contact our Magnet Program Coordinator, Cris Laurens with questions.

    • Schoolwide Spelling Bee: Congratulations to 5th grade student, Lilian Penrose, for winning our Powell Spelling Bee. We wish her well as she continues on to the WCPSS Bee to represent Powell.  Thank you, Black North Carolina USA 2017, Mrs. Chanda Branch, for being our pronouncer this year.

    • All Pro Dad’s Day Breakfast:  Our first All Pro Dad’s Day breakfast was a huge success. Our next meeting will be Thursday, January 25th at 8:00 AM.  We hope to see you there! Be sure to include yourself and your children in your RSVP.
    • Text Messaging:Are you receiving school messenger text messages?  If not, please opt in today.  To Opt In, text the word YES to the number 67587.  We send important announcements and reminders using text messaging.  Opt in Today!
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  • January 7th, 2018

    Posted by Curtis Brower on 1/7/2018
    • Happy New Year: I want to wish each of you a Happy New Year.  I hope that you had some rest and relaxation with family and friends during our recent holiday break.  Welcome back to the second half of our school year.

    • America’s Favorite Crossing Guard: We all know that Mr. Avery Hairston is the best crossing guard around. We also think that he is the best one in America.  He has been nominated for a national contest and he needs YOUR vote.  Please go to Safe Kids Worldwide and vote for him every day until January 31st.  You can vote once every 24 hours.  Please share this information with your family and friends as well.

    • Inclement Weather Reminders: In the event that school is delayed, caused by inclement weather, Powell will not be serving breakfast. We begin lunch service 15 minutes after student arrival.  If you did not receive a text message from WCPSS announcing the school delay or closure, please sign-up for text messaging.  See directions below.

    • Inclement Weather Make-Up Days: The first week back has been very eventful.  The make-up days for students will be Monday, January 22nd & Monday, February 19th.  

    • Kindergarten Registration: Do you have a rising Kindergartener? If Powell is your base school, please stop by and register ASAP. If you are a Magnet family, please register your Kindergartener at your base school, ASAP, you must have a student ID number prior to applying for your magnet seat.

    • Magnet Application Process: The magnet application period open this week January 10th and is open until the 31st. All 5th grade students must apply for a 6th grade magnet seat, even at your pathway school.  Results will be posted on February 14th. For more information, visit the magnet application process page.  Requests for school transfer window will be open February 20th – March 6th.  There will no longer be a May transfer period.  Please contact our Magnet Program Coordinator, Cris Laurens, with questions.

    • Schoolwide Spelling Bee: Our schoolwide spelling bee is this Wednesday, January 10th at 12 PM in the Media Center. Each spelling bee winner from every homeroom will complete for the title of our Powell Spelling Bee winner and will advance to the WCPSS Spelling Bee.  Good Luck to all contestants.

    • PTA Spirit Night: Our next PTA Spirit Night is this Wednesday, January 10th at Panera Bread, 4421 Six Forks Road, Raleigh. Be sure to bring this flyer for Powell to receive 20% of sales.

    • All Pro Dad’s Day Breakfast:  Our first All Pro Dad’s Day breakfast was a huge success. Our next meeting will be Thursday, January 25th at 8:00 AM.  We hope to see you there! Be sure to include yourself and your children in your RSVP.
    • Readvolution Reading Program: Readvolution is coming to an end this week. The program challenges 114 elementary schools to read 2,020 books, asking individual students to perform 20 minutes of reading outside the classroom each day during the first semester, from Oct. 2 through Jan. 12. Students have access to their accounts using their Student ID number, which is also their lunch number. Help Powell make our way to the top of the leader board by logging your books today. 
    • Text Messaging:Are you receiving school messenger text messages?  If not, please opt in today.  To Opt In, text the word YES to the number 67587.  We send important announcements and reminders using text messaging.  Opt in Today! 
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  • December 17th, 2017

    Posted by Curtis Brower on 12/17/2017

    Greetings Powell Families,

    • Powell PTA Spirit Night – Join us tomorrow night, Monday, December 18th from 5:00-9:00 pm for our PTA spirit night at Tijuana Flats Tex-Mex.  The PTA will receive 20% of all sales.  Come eat dinner and see some friends from school!  The address is 1310 E Millbrook Road, Raleigh NC 27609. 

    • Early Release Day – Thursday, Dec. 21st at 1:15 PM.  Please pick all car pool students up by 1:30 PM to allow for our staff to begin our professional development.

    • Holiday Break – This Friday, Dec. 22nd, begins our holiday break. The Powell staff wishes each of you a happy and restful holiday season.  The school will be closed for students and staff from Dec. 22nd – Jan. 1st.  Staff and students return on Tuesday, January 2nd.

    • All Pro Dad’s Day Breakfast:  Our first breakfast meeting this past Thursday was a huge success.  We had over 32 men and 53 students join in the fun.  Our next meeting will be January 25th at 8:00 AM. Be sure to include yourself and your children in your RSVP.

    • Parent Interest and Talent Survey: Powell Elementary has many programs and events that support our students' academic success.  Many parents and community partners are involved in making these events fun, engaging, and worthwhile.  If you are interested and willing to help in any way, we can suggest opportunities that match your time, talents, or resources.  Please take a few minutes and complete a PARENT INTEREST AND TALENT SURVEY for each individual parent and family member.  Please complete this survey as soon as possible.

    • Readvolution Reading Program: Readvolution is quickly coming to an end.  The program challenges 114 elementary schools to read 2,020 books, asking individual students to perform 20 minutes of reading outside the classroom each day during the first semester, from Oct. 2 through Jan. 12. Students have access to their accounts using their Student ID number, which is also their lunch number. Help Powell make our way to the top of the leader board by logging your books today. 

    • Text Messaging: Are you receiving school messenger text messages?  If not, please opt in today.  To Opt In, text the word YES to the number 67587.  We send important announcements and reminders using text messaging.  Opt in Today!
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