• June 9th, 2024

    Posted by Curtis Brower on 6/9/2024

    Greetings Powell Families!

     

    After a rewarding 10 years as your principal, it is time for me to say see you later. Serving this wonderful community has been an honor and a privilege. I am deeply grateful for the support, collaboration, and memories we have shared.  Thank you for making these years unforgettable. I look forward to seeing the continued growth and success of our school. I wish each and every one of our students the best in their future endeavors!

     

    Play & Ingenuity Day: Play and Ingenuity Day will be on the morning of Monday, June 10th. 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. Please note that you will be running stations during this time, not walking around with your child. The whole school will be outside participating in fun activities from about 9:30 - 12:00. Sign up to volunteer here!

     

    5th Grade Moving Up Ceremony: Tuesday, 6/11/24 at 10:00 AM. At the conclusion of our Moving Up Ceremony, the class of 2024 graduating High School Seniors who attended Powell will be joining the 5th graders in the clap out and Senior Parade.  We invite all Powell graduating Seniors to join us.  

     

    Last Day of School - 6/12/24

     

    EOG Remediation and Readministration Program: Students in 3rd - 5th grades have taken the NC EOGs. Should your child meet the criteria for our EOG Remediation and Readministration program you have or will receive an invitation for your child to attend the program.  For your planning purposes, the program dates for the end of the school year are: Math - 6/17/24, Reading - 6/18/24, Science - 6/19/24. Transportation, breakfast and lunch will be available.

     

    Transportation for 24-25 School Year: If you are not currently registered for transportation but would like service next school year, you must request transportation by July 15th ensure service on the first day. Please only request service if you plan for your student to be a regular rider. Students who don’t ride consistently will be removed from bus rosters. To register, go to www.wcpss.net/busrider

     

    Volunteers for 24-25 School Year: Families who were approved to volunteer in the 2023-24 school year received an email on June 1 outlining the simple volunteer renewal process for the 2024-25 school year. You may begin renewing your volunteer status during the renewal window, July 1-Oct. 1.

     

    Have a great summer!

     

    Dr. Curtis M. Brower

    Principal

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  • June 5th, 2024

    Posted by Curtis Brower on 6/5/2024

    Greetings Powell Families!

     

    Talent Show - The Powell Talent Show is tomorrow, 6/05/24 at 6:00 PM. We have many great acts lined up for your entertainment. 

     

    Play & Ingenuity Day: Play and Ingenuity Day will be on the morning of Monday, June 10th. 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. Please note that you will be running stations during this time, not walking around with your child. The whole school will be outside participating in fun activities from about 9:30 - 12:00. Sign up to volunteer here!

     

    EOG Remediation and Readministration Program: Students in 3rd - 5th grades have taken the NC EOGs. Should your child meet the criteria for our EOG Remediation and Readministration program you have or will receive an invitation for your child to attend the program.  For your planning purposes, the program dates for the end of the school year are: Math - 6/17/24, Reading - 6/18/24, Science - 6/19/24. Transportation, breakfast and lunch will be available.

     

    Transportation for 24-25 School Year: If you are not currently registered for transportation but would like service next school year, you must request transportation by July 15th ensure service on the first day. Please only request service if you plan for your student to be a regular rider. Students who don’t ride consistently will be removed from bus rosters. To register, go to www.wcpss.net/busrider

     

    Volunteers for 24-25 School Year: Families who were approved to volunteer in the 2023-24 school year received an email on June 1 outlining the simple volunteer renewal process for the 2024-25 school year. You may begin renewing your volunteer status during the renewal window, July 1-Oct. 1.

     

    Have a great  week!

     

    Dr. Curtis M. Brower

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  • May 28th, 2024

    Posted by Curtis Brower on 5/28/2024

    Greetings Powell Families!

     

    Principal Selection from Dr. Council: Join me in congratulating Dr. Brower on his recent appointment as Principal of Durant Road Middle School!  At the same time, we must consider new leadership for Powell Elementary School. Families are invited to hear the process and timeline for recommending a new principal today, from 5:30 - 6:00 PM virtually on this Google Meet Link. We invite all families to provide input through this anonymous google form through Friday, May 31. See the email sent last week for additional information.

     

    General PTA Meeting: Please join us today at 6:15 pm for our final PTA General Membership Meeting of this school year. We will hold the election for the incoming PTA Board. Nominations from the floor will also be accepted.

     

    Dance & Friends Concert: Join us today 5/28/24 at 6:30 PM for the Dance & Friends Concert.

     

    Yearbook Distribution & Ice Cream Party: Today is the day to receive your yearbook. Beginning at 6:45 PM on the playground, come enjoy some ice cream and pick up your yearbook. If you are attending the Dance & Friends concert, join the Ice Cream party and receive your yearbook after your concert.

     

    EOG Schedule: Attention 3rd, 4th, & 5th Grade Families. EOGs begin this week. Please make certain your child is present and on time each day for testing. Check out the Bagels with Brower recording to hear EOG information from our Testing Coordinator, Sidney Fox. 

    • Reading - 5/30/24
    • Math - 5/31/24
    • Science (5thGrade) - 6/03/24

     

    EOG Remediation and Readministration Program: Students in 3rd - 5th grades will take the EOG State Tests on the dates listed above. Should your child meet the criteria for our EOG Remediation and Readministration program you will receive an invitation for your child to attend the program after the EOG testing window closes for our school on 6/04/24.  For your planning purposes, the program dates for the end of the school year are: Math - 6/17/24, Reading - 6/18/24, Science - 6/19/24. Transportation, breakfast and lunch will be available.

     

    Transportation for 24-25 School Year: If you are not currently registered for transportation but would like service next school year, you must request transportation by July 15th ensure service on the first day. Please only request service if you plan for your student to be a regular rider. Students who don’t ride consistently will be removed from bus rosters. To register, go to www.wcpss.net/busrider

     

    Have a great  week!

     

    Dr. Curtis M. Brower

    Principal

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  • May 19th, 2024

    Posted by Curtis Brower on 5/19/2024

    Greetings Powell Families!

     

    Kindergarten Orientation: Families with rising Kindergartners are encouraged to attend our Kindergarten Orientation this Tuesday, 5/21/24, at 5:30 PM in the multipurpose room.

     

    Junie B Jones Spring Musical: Come see a great night of singing, dancing, and acting in Junie B Jones Spring Musical performance on 5/22/24 at 6:30 PM.

     

    Domain Showcase: Our 2nd Semester Domain Showcase is on Thursday, 5/23 from 9:30 - 10:15 AM! Visit your child’s Domain to see the incredible learning that took place during the 2nd semester.

     

    Library Books Due: End of year library book collection is happening this week.  All books must be returned by Friday, 5/24/24. 

     

    Memorial Day - No School for Staff or Students: Monday, 5/27/24

     

    EOG Schedule: Attention 3rd, 4th, & 5th Grade Families. EOGs are just around the corner. Please make certain your child is present and on time each day for testing. Check out the Bagels with Brower recording to hear EOG information from our Testing Coordinator, Sidney Fox. 

    • Reading - 5/30/24
    • Math - 5/31/24
    • Science (5thGrade) - 6/03/24

     

    EOG Remediation and Readministration Program: Students in 3rd - 5th grades will take the EOG State Tests on the dates listed above. Should your child meet the criteria for our EOG Remediation and Readministration program you will receive an invitation for your child to attend the program after the EOG testing window closes for our school on 6/04/24.  For your planning purposes, the program dates for the end of the school year are: Reading - 6/17/24, Math - 6/18/24, Science - 6/19/24. Transportation, breakfast and lunch will be available.

     

    Transportation for 24-25 School Year: If you are not currently registered for transportation but would like service next school year, you must request transportation by July 15th ensure service on the first day. Please only request service if you plan for your student to be a regular rider. Students who don’t ride consistently will be removed from bus rosters. To register, go to www.wcpss.net/busrider

     

    Have a great  week!

     

    Dr. Curtis M. Brower

    Principal

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  • May 12th, 2024

    Posted by Curtis Brower on 5/12/2024

    Greetings Powell Families!

     

    Happy Mother’s Day: Happy Mother’s Day to the mothers and mother figures in our school community. We hope you have a great day! 

     

    Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week: Thank you to our PTA and Powell families who went above and beyond to make us feel very appreciated last week. We appreciate you!

     

    Yard Mob Rescheduled Rain Date: Come get your hands dirty to help clean up Powell's campus! We need your help pulling weeds, pruning bushes, and hauling away green waste. Bring the whole family for a nice morning outside. Sign up here so we can have a general head count. Thank you!

     

    Letterland Days: Throughout the week of May 13-17, different Letterlanders can be found at various locations around Pullen Park. Each day from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. there is a scavenger hunt to locate your favorite Letterlanders. On May 13 and May 16 from 5 to 8 p.m., additional fun and exciting themed activities will be located at stations around the park. Register here for Letterland Activity Nights.

     

    Election Day Hallway Monitor Volunteers: This Tuesday, May 14th is a runoff election day. Powell is a polling site. We are looking for volunteers to sit in the hallway near the music room to assist visitors and redirect voters from entering the hallway. You are welcome to sit and read. Sign Up for 30 minute slots here.

     

    Testing Coordinator Appreciation Day: A shout out to our Testing Coordinator, Sidney Fox, who goes above and beyond to make certain we have an excellent testing plan in place during the many testing windows across the school year. 

     

    PTA Nominations: Because of the PTA General Membership Meeting's date change (now Tuesday, May 28th), the PTA will now be accepting board nominations until Wednesday, May 15th. Please submit nominations here. 

     

    National Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) Appreciation Day: Shout out to our SLP, Mrs. Sharon Blakeslee. Learn how our SLPs support students in Pre-K through High School here. We are thankful for Mrs. Blakeslee’s support.

     

    Panorama Survey: We want to hear from you! Help us make your child’s school experience as positive and beneficial as possible by giving honest, thoughtful responses to the questions in our family survey now - May 17. Be sure to complete a separate survey for each school your children attend. Thank you to the 52 people who have taken the Powell survey. Last year we had 97 surveys completed. Can we get 100 this year?

     

    Have a great  week!

     

    Dr. Curtis M. Brower

    Principal

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