• November 20th, 2022

    Posted by Curtis Brower on 11/20/2022

    Greetings Powell Families,

     

    Thanksgiving Holiday - No School - This week, 11/23 - 11/25/22, school will be closed to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. I hope that you find time to stop and reflect on all we have to be thankful for during this thanksgiving season. 

     

    Notes of Gratitude - During the month of November, Powell staff and students are reflecting on what we are grateful for. We would love to hear from our families about what you are grateful for at Powell Center for Play and Ingenuity Magnet Elementary School. Please take a brief moment to express your gratitude to our amazing staff on this short Google Form. Your words of appreciation make a great impact on our climate and culture.  Thank you!

     

    NCEC Tutor Needed - NC Education Corps members commit to part-time, paid service as high-impact early literacy tutors. Participating public schools hire corps members to work directly with K-3 students during the school day. Powell is still looking for our NCEC Tutor. Do you have 15-29 hours to commit to tutoring every week? Interested in helping K-3 students? Apply here. Please contact Dr. Brower if you are interested in applying. 



    PTA Spirit Night - Magic of Lights - Check out the Magic of Lights at Coastal Credit Union Music Park and $1.00 will be donated to the Powell PTA. Click on image to order tickets.




    Have a great week!

     

    Dr. Curtis M. Brower

    Principal

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  • November 13th, 2022

    Posted by Curtis Brower on 11/13/2022

    Greetings Powell Families,

     

    Fall Picture Retakes: Students who were absent on Picture Day or who are not pleased with their current picture will take retakes tomorrow, 11/14/22. 

     

    PTA Reflections Project: Due Tomorrow 11/14. The National PTA Reflections Program is an arts contest that has categories such as dance choreography, film production, literature,music composition, photography and visual arts. This year's theme is Show Your Voice! We look forward to seeing your artistic talents! Packets have been sent home with directions. Projects should be turned in to the Art Room by Monday 11/14. For inspiration check out this video. Questions, email Ms. Wiggins - lwiggins@wcpss.net 

     

    Q1 Report Cards Go Home - 11/15/22

     

    Marbles Playdate & Curriculum Night - Join us for our Powell Family Playdate at Marbles Kids Museum, November 17 from 5-8 p.m. The event is free for Powell Magnet Elementary students and family members! Heavy refreshments will be provided. The Museum closes early to the general public and stays open late for our Powell family to explore, imagine, discover, play and learn together. New this year, we will have Literacy and Math activities and games that families can make and take home. We will also have a round trip shuttle service from Powell to Marbles. To help us plan for this event, please RSVP here

     

    Notes of Gratitude - During the month of November, Powell staff and students are reflecting on what we are grateful for. We would love to hear from our families about what you are grateful for at Powell Center for Play and Ingenuity Magnet Elementary School. Please take a brief moment to express your gratitude to our amazing staff on this short Google Form. Your words of appreciation make a great impact on our climate and culture.  Thank you!

     

    PTA Spirit Night - Magic of Lights - Check out the Magic of Lights at Coastal Credit Union Music Park and $1.00 will be donated to the Powell PTA. Click on image to order tickets.



    Race for Education:  We did it! We surpassed our Race for Education goal.  We have raised over $24,000 and the donations continue to come in. Continue posting on your Social Media and reaching out to friends and family. Please share and donate online by using the following link: https://tinyurl.com/powellrace. Our PTA accepts fundraiser donations all year long. 



    Have a great week!

     

    Dr. Curtis M. Brower

    Principal

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  • November 6th, 2022

    Posted by Curtis Brower on 11/6/2022

    Greetings Powell Families,

     

    School Psychology Awareness Week “Together We Shine” - This week, Nov. 7-11 is National School Psychology Week (NSPW), a great opportunity to highlight the important work school psychologists and other educators do to help all students thrive. We are grateful for our school psychologist, Autumn Robinson, who supports the behavioral health and academic needs of ALL students at Powell. WCPSS school psychologists provide a range of services to support students’ academic achievement and social–emotional well-being. These include counseling, consultation with parents and teachers, participation on professional learning teams and intervention teams, and evaluation services. WCPSS school psychologists are fully committed to working with other district staff to continue to empower our students on a daily basis. Our school psychologists have a long history of being recognized as excellent practitioners and leaders in the field on the state and national level.  Thank you, Mrs. Robinson, we appreciate you!

     

    Notes of Gratitude - During the month of November, Powell staff and students are reflecting on what we are grateful for in class. We would love to hear from our families about what you are grateful for at Powell Center for Play and Ingenuity Magnet Elementary School. Please take a brief moment to express your gratitude to our amazing staff on this short Google Form. Your words of appreciation make a great impact on our climate and culture.  Thank you!

     

    Bagels with Brower - Check out our Bagels with Brower recording to hear from our Specialized Instructional Support Providers (formerly SST) and to learn more about our Social Emotional Learning program Second Step, as well as Zones of Regulation. Check out the Zones of Regulation site. Read an article about the Zones of Regulation. Interested in using Zones of Regulation tools at home? Get free resources here

     

    PTA Spirit Night - Magic of Lights - Check out the Magic of Lights at Coastal Credit Union Music Park and $1.00 will be donated to the Powell PTA. Click on image to order tickets.

     

    American Indian Heritage Month - We are excited to celebrate November as National American Indian Heritage Month! This month provides the opportunity to honor and celebrate the history and heritage of American Indians. North Carolina is home to eight state-recognized Indian tribes: the Coharie, the Eastern Band of Cherokee, the Haliwa-Saponi, the Lumbee, the Meherrin, the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation, the Sappony, and the Waccamaw-Siouan.

     

    Election Day - No School - 11/08/22

     

    PTA Board Meeting - 11/08/22 at 7:00 PM

     

    Quarter 2 Electives Begin - 11/09/22

     

    Early Release Day - 11/10/22 at 1:45 PM

     

    Veterans Day - No School - 11/11/22

     

    Race for Education:  We did it! We surpassed our Race for Education goal.  We have raised over $23,500 and the donations continue to come in. Continue posting on your Social Media and reaching out to friends and family. Please share and donate online by using the following link: https://tinyurl.com/powellrace. Our PTA accepts fundraiser donations all year long. 

     

    PTA Reflections Project: The National PTA Reflections Program is an arts contest that has categories such as dance choreography, film production, literature,music composition, photography and visual arts. This year's theme is Show Your Voice! We look forward to seeing your artistic talents! Packets have been sent home with directions. Projects should be turned in to the Art Room by Monday 11/14. For inspiration check out this video. Questions, email Ms. Wiggins - lwiggins@wcpss.net 



    Have a great week!

     

    Dr. Curtis M. Brower

    Principal

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  • October 30th, 2022

    Posted by Curtis Brower on 10/30/2022

    Greetings Powell Families,

     

    Race for Education: Race Day is Tomorrow, Monday, October 31st, 2022. We have raised over $9,0120 towards our goal of $20,000. Are you posting on your Social Media and reaching out to friends and family? Please consider volunteering and/or contributing financially to the fundraising effort.  Please share and donate online by using the following link: https://tinyurl.com/powellrace. More information such as examples of social media post, email templates, and a copy of the donation letter can be found here. QUESTIONS??? Contact our Race Coordinator at PowellPTARaceForEd@gmail.com

     

    Race Day Schedule

     

    Time

    Grade Level

    9:30 - 10:10

    Third Grade 

    10:20 - 11:00

    Kindergarten/Jacobs

    11:10 - 11:50

    Fourth Grade

    Lunch for Volunteers

    12:45 - 1:25

    First Grade/Tatum

    1:35 - 2:15

    Second Grade

    2:25  3:05

    Fifth Grade

     

    PTA Reflections Project: The National PTA Reflections Program is an arts contest that has categories such as dance choreography, film production, literature,music composition, photography and visual arts. This year's theme is Show Your Voice! We look forward to seeing your artistic talents! Packets have been sent home with directions. Projects should be turned in to the Art Room by Monday 11/14. For inspiration check out this video. Questions, email Ms. Wiggins - lwiggins@wcpss.net 

     

    SIT Meeting - Wednesday, 11/02/22 at 7:40 AM in the Media Center

     

    End of Quarter 1 - 11/03/22

     

    Teacher Workday - No School for Students - 11/04/22



    Bagels with Brower :  Our Specialized Instructional Support Personnel (formerly called our Student Support Team) presented information on the program Zones of Regulation and Second Step program. Be on the lookout for the recording and important information links coming in a separate email. 

     

    Family Volunteer Survey: Families, we need you! Please complete this short 2022-2023 Family Volunteer Interest Survey and share how you can support our students and staff at Powell. We look forward to connecting with you to support our school family.

     

    Have a great week!

     

    Dr. Curtis M. Brower

    Principal

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  • October 23rd, 2022

    Posted by Curtis Brower on 10/23/2022

    Greetings Powell Families,

     

    Spirit Week This Week!

     

    Spirit Week

    CogAT Testing (3rd Grade): This week on 10/25 - 10/27/22,  3rd grade students will be taking the CogAT test each day.  The test is a series of multiple short assessments.

     

    Bagels with Brower :  Join us this Friday, 10/28/22 at 9:00 AM for our next Bagels with Brower.  Our Specialized Instructional Support Personnel (formerly called our Student Support Team) will present information on the program Zones of Regulation and share other ways they support our students.  If you can’t be there, please join us on Google Meet.

     

    Magnet and Early College Fair: - Explore all WCPSS school choice options in one location at the Magnet and Early College Fair on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. to noon at Enloe Magnet High. Invite your neighbors to come learn more about our awesome magnet program this Saturday.

     

    Bell Schedule Survey: As part of the school bell times study, WCPSS is seeking input from students, parents, and staff regarding start and end times for elementary, middle, and high schools. Please provide your input by Oct 28.

     

    Family Volunteer Survey: Families, we need you! Please complete this short 2022-2023 Family Volunteer Interest Survey and share how you can support our students and staff at Powell. We look forward to connecting with you to support our school family.

     

    Race for Education: We are just 1 week away from Race day on Monday, October 31st, 2022. We have raised over $5,000 towards our goal of $20,000. Are you posting on your Social Media and reaching out to friends and family? Please consider volunteering and/or contributing financially to the fundraising effort.  Please share and donate online by using the following link: https://tinyurl.com/powellrace. More information such as examples of social media post, email templates, and a copy of the donation letter can be found here. QUESTIONS??? Contact our Race Coordinator at PowellPTARaceForEd@gmail.com

     

    Race Day Schedule

     

    Time

    Grade Level

    9:30 - 10:10

    Third Grade 

    10:20 - 11:00

    Kindergarten/Jacobs

    11:10 - 11:50

    Fourth Grade

    Lunch for Volunteers

    12:45 - 1:25

    First Grade/Tatum

    1:35 - 2:15

    Second Grade

    2:25  3:05

    Fifth Grade



    Have a great week!

     

    Dr. Curtis M. Brower

    Principal

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