• December 1st, 2019

    Posted by Curtis Brower on 12/1/2019 3:00:00 PM

    Greetings Powell Families,

     

    Bagels with Brower

    Join us this Friday, 12/06/19 for our next Bagels with Brower from 8:45 AM - 10:00 AM.  Meet our Participate teachers, Ms. Hollingworth, Ms. Balthazar, and Ms. Crawford.  Immediately following Bagels with Brower, 3rd grade parents are invited to Ms. Fox’s classroom to learn about CogAT score information.  If you can’t attend, please join us on Facebook Live.

     

    5th Grade Field Trip, Ligon GT Magnet MS Holiday Performance

    This Friday, our 5th grade students will be traveling to Ligon GT Magnet MS to see the annual holiday performance.  

     

    PTA Spirit Night, Sky Zone

    Our next PTA Spirit Night is here.  Grab your friends and join our PTA this Friday, 12/06/19, from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Sky Zone - 2101 Westinghouse Blvd Suite 111, Raleigh, NC 27604  Proceeds benefit the Powell PTA.

     

    Magnet Tours

    Do you know families that would like to learn more about our magnet program and tour our school?  Word of mouth is the best advertising.  Please tell your neighbors and friends to come check us out.  They can sign up here for a tour.

     

    READvolution Reading Program

    This is the LAST WEEK of the READvolution Reading Program.  Let’s make one last push this week to get books added. Please log your books daily.  We know you have been reading with your child at home.  Did you know that you can backdate your reading log? As of today, our school has logged 730 books. WOW!!  If each student logs just 3 books in the THIS weeks, we will be entered into the drawing to attend the Cool School Field Trip.  We can do it!!!!  Kudos to the 15 students who have already met their goal of 800 minutes! We are proud of you!!

    • Students who achieve the goal of reading 20 minutes per day throughout the allotted time frame (for a total of 800 minutes) will receive complimentary ticket vouchers to a Hurricanes home game.
    • Schools that collectively read 2,020 books between now and December 6 will be entered into a drawing by region to participate in a culminating event (the Cool School Field Trip) at PNC Arena during the school day in February.

     

    Fall Book Fair

    Our Fall Book Fair is coming next week, 12/09/19 - 12/13/19.  All students will visit the Book Fair on Monday, 12/09, to browse the books for sale. Be on the lookout for information from your teacher on the specific day your child will shop at the book fair.  You can view the electronic book fair flyer and shop our book fair from the comfort of your home!  Visit our Online Scholastic Book Fair beginning TODAY through 12/14/19.

     

    Amazon Smile


    AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the Powell PTA every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to our Powell PTA. Head over to smile.amazon.com and search for PTA North Carolina Congress Lewis H Powell Gt School PTA.  Always remember to place your order through smile.amazon.com  

     

    Volunteer Registration

    Volunteer Registration renewals were required to be completed by October 31.  If you did not renew, you will be required to begin a new volunteer registration. Parents and family members can complete the volunteer registration process at any time during the school year.  Please know that it takes several weeks for your clearance to be approved.  If you have the intention of chaperoning a field trip or volunteering at Powell, please complete the registration process well in advance.  If you wait until the week of the event, your approval will most likely not return in time.

     

    PTA Memberhub

    Have you been receiving emails from our school PTA?  If not, visit our Powell PTA Memberhub site to sign up to receive updates and event information.  

     

    Have a great week!

     

    Curtis M. Brower

    Principal

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  • November 24th, 2019

    Posted by Curtis Brower on 11/24/2019 3:00:00 PM

    Greetings Powell Families,

     

    Pancake Breakfast

    Tomorrow, Monday, 11/25/19, our PTA will be sponsoring a family Pancake Breakfast from 8:00 - 8:30 AM in the school cafeteria.  Come enjoy a FREE breakfast with other Powell families, followed by some fun activities in the multi-purpose room.  Gluten Free pancakes available!

     

    School Improvement Team Meeting

    Our next School Improvement Team Meeting is on Tuesday, 11/26/19, at 7:40 AM in the Media Center.  All are welcome!

     

    Thanksgiving Holiday Vacation, No School 

    Wednesday begins our Thanksgiving Holiday vacation. No school for students Wednesday 11/27/19 through Friday 11/29/19.  Students return to school on Monday, 12/02/19.  I hope you have a restful and enjoyable time with your family and friends.

     

    Magnet Tours

    Do you know families that would like to learn more about our magnet program and tour our school?  Word of mouth is the best advertising.  Please tell your neighbors and friends to come check us out.  They can sign up here for a tour.

     

    READvolution Reading Program

    Just two more weeks to go in the READvolution Reading Program.  Please log your books daily.  We know you have been reading with your child at home.  Did you know that you can back date your reading log. As of today, our school has logged 639 books. If each student logs just 5 books in the next 2 weeks, we will be entered into the drawing to attend the Cool School Field Trip.  We can do it!!!!  Kudos to the 12 students who have already met their goal of 800 minutes! We are proud of you!!

    • Students who achieve the goal of reading 20 minutes per day throughout the allotted time frame (for a total of 800 minutes) will receive complimentary ticket vouchers to a Hurricanes home game.
    • Schools that collectively read 2,020 books between now and December 6 will be entered into a drawing by region to participate in a culminating event (the Cool School Field Trip) at PNC Arena during the school day in February.

     

    Fall Food Drive

    Thank you to the many families that donated food in our Fall Food Drive.  We collected boxes and boxes of food items!

     

    Volunteer Registration

    Volunteer Registration renewals were required to be complete by October 31.  If you did not renew, you will be required to begin a new volunteer registration. Parents and family members can complete the volunteer registration process at any time during the school year.  Please know that it takes several weeks for your clearance to be approved.  If you have the intention of chaperoning a field trip or volunteering at Powell, please complete the registration process well in advance.  If you wait until the week of the event, your approval will most likely not return in time.

     

    Have a great week!

     

    Curtis M. Brower

    Principal

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  • November 17th, 2019

    Posted by Curtis Brower on 11/17/2019 3:00:00 PM

    Greetings Powell Families,

     

    Race for Education

    WOW! Our PTA has raised over $20,000 from our Race for Education fundraiser.  This could not have happened without YOU.  THANK YOU!!!! This fundraiser supports the entire PTA budget for our school year.  

     

    READvolution Reading Program

    Just three more weeks to go in the READvolution Reading Program.  Please log your books daily.  We know you have been reading with your child at home.  Did you know that you can back date your reading log. As of today, our school has logged 535 books. If each student logs just 5 books in the next 3 weeks, we will be entered into the drawing to attend the Cool School Field Trip.  We can do it!!!!  Kudos to the 9 students who have already met their goal of 800 minutes! We are proud of you!!

    • Students who achieve the goal of reading 20 minutes per day throughout the allotted time frame (for a total of 800 minutes) will receive complimentary ticket vouchers to a Hurricanes home game.
    • Schools that collectively read 2,020 books between now and December 6 will be entered into a drawing by region to participate in a culminating event (the Cool School Field Trip) at PNC Arena during the school day in February.

     

    Fall Food Drive

    This week, 11/18 - 11/22/19, kicks off our annual Fall Food Drive.  The Fall Food Drive collection supports St. Mark’s UMC food pantry.  St. Mark’s is the program that supports our Backpack Buddies program, which provides over 30 students with meals for the weekend.  All food donated during our Fall Food Drive supports the students at Powell Elementary! 

    The following items are in greatest need:

    • Canned tuna/chicken, Chef Boyardee meat and pasta/beef stews
    • Individual packets of mac’ n cheese, ramen noodles
    • Single size servings of oatmeal, grits, or cereal bars
    • Canned vegetables (easy open cans preferred)
    • Individual size fruit cups or applesauce
    • Healthy snacks (raisins, granola bars, crackers, pretzels)
    • 100% fruit juices
    • Please no glass containers, cookies, chips or candy

     

    Powell Family Marbles Play Date & Math Night

    Our annual Marble Playdate & Math Night is finally here.  Join us this Thursday, 11/21/19 from 5:00 - 8:00 PM.  Powell families will have FREE admission to Marbles and we will be providing dinner from Moe’s.  Marbles stays open an extra hour just for us.  We look forward to seeing you on Thursday evening.

     

    3rd Grade Field Trip - Museum of Life & Science 

    This Friday, 11/22/19, our 3rd grade students will be travelling to Durham to the Museum of Life & Science.  This is a FREE field trip for our 3rd grade students thanks to the Wheels on the Bus Grant from the United Arts Council of Raleigh & Wake County.  Thank you, UAC for supporting Title 1 funded schools with this incredible grant the pays for both admission and transportation to the field trip.

     

    College Colors Day

    Wear your favorite College T-Shirts, Sweatshirts, and colors this Friday, 11/22/19.

     

    Pancake Breakfast

    Next Monday, 11/23/19, our PTA will be sponsoring a family Pancake Breakfast from 8:00 - 8:30 AM in the school cafeteria.  Come enjoy a FREE breakfast with other Powell families, followed by some fun activities in the multi-purpose room.  The PTA has a few remaining donation items needed.  Sign up here to donate items.

     

    Have a great week!

     

    Curtis M. Brower

    Principal

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  • November 3rd, 2019

    Posted by Curtis Brower on 11/3/2019

    Greetings Powell Families,

     

    Race for Education

    Race day is finally here.  Don’t forget to show your Powell spirit by wearing your Powell T-Shirt or school colors.  Our current Race for Education donations total $17,345. We are SO CLOSE to our goal or $18,500.  That is very impressive. Can you help us reach our goal by tomorrow? Did you know that you can donate online?  Share the Race for Education Donation Link with all of your family and friends.  Don't forget, if we reach our school goal, Mr. Brower will sing Old Town Road in costume for the whole school!  Are you available to volunteer tomorrow?  Sign up here!

     

    Race Day Schedule

    5th Grade - 9:30-10:25 (Bring a sweatshirt or jacket)

    4th Grade - 10:30-11:25

    1st Grade - 11:30-12:25

    PreK/K/CCK - 1:30-2:25

    2nd/3rd Grade - 2:30-3:25

     

    PTA Board Meeting

    All are welcome to attend the next PTA Board Meeting at 7:00 PM, tomorrow 11/04/19 in the Powell Media Center.

     

    Kindergarten Dental Screening


    Annually, our School Health Dental Hygienist looks for healthy smiles by providing kindergarten dental screenings. Please refer to the WCPSS student/parent handbook. Good dental health is important to a student’s overall well-being and affects a child’s success and performance in the classroom. Hygienists use a flashlight to provide a quick visual screening of the student’s teeth.  A letter with the screening results will be sent in student’s school folder ONLY if your child has questionable or obvious dental needs. If you have any questions, please contact the school’s dental hygienist, Marla Jasperse, RDH, at 919-621-2480 or mjasperse@wakegov.com  Kindergarten students will participate in the dental screening tomorrow, 11/04/19.

     

    3rd Grade CogAT Test


    This week from Wednesday 11/06 through Friday 11/08/19 3rd grade students will be taking he CogAT test each day.  The test is a series of multiple short assessments. There will be on domains for students in grades 3-5 on CogAT testing days.



    Bagels with Brower

    Join us this Friday, 11/08/19 at 8:45 AM for our next Bagels with Brower.  This month Principal Brower will share a state of the school address including Powell’s school report card and a review of Title 1 funding information.  If you can’t be there, please join us on Facebook Live.

    Veteran’s Day - No School - 11/11/19

     

    READvolution Reading Program

    This year the READvolution time frame will be between Monday, Sept. 30 and Friday, Dec 6th, 2019.  Please log your books at https://readvolution.cengage.com/wake If you need assistance, please contact our Media Specialist Jess Gill, jgill3@wcpss.net 

    • Students who achieve the goal of reading 20 minutes per day throughout the allotted time frame (for a total of 800 minutes) will receive complimentary ticket vouchers to a Hurricanes home game.
    • Schools that collectively read 2,020 books between now and December 6 will be entered into a drawing by region to participate in a culminating event (the Cool School Field Trip) at PNC Arena during the school day in February.



    Have a great week!

     

    Curtis M. Brower

    Principal

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  • October 27th, 2019

    Posted by Curtis Brower on 10/27/2019 3:00:00 PM

    Greetings Powell Families,

     

    Race for Education

    WOW!  The PTA has wrapped up the first week of counting incoming donations.  Our current Race for Education donations total $10,715. We are halfway to our goal or $18,500.  That is very impressive. Don't forget, if we reach our school goal, Mr. Brower will sing Old Town Road in costume for the whole school!  Did you know that you can make a donation online?  Send the Race for Education Donation Link to all of your family and friends.  Our Race Day will be on our inclement weather make up day, this Thursday, October 31st.  The PTA needs your help on race day.  Sign up here!  We are monitoring the weather and will make a decision early in the week, should we need to reschedule race day.  

     

    Race Day Schedule

    5th Grade - 9:30-10:25 

    4th Grade - 10:30-11:25

    1st Grade - 11:30-12:25

    PreK/K/CCK - 1:30-2:25

    2nd/3rd Grade - 2:30-3:25

     

    Race Week Spirit Week

    We encourage staff and students to show their school spirit this week as we lead up to Race Day.

    Monday - Crazy Hair or Hat Day

    Tuesday - Silly Sock Day

    Wednesday - Wacky Wednesday

    Thursday - School Spirit Day

     

    Rack Room Shoes Real Teacher of the Year Award

    Congratulations to Ms. Palmer for being nominated for the Real Teacher of the Year Award.  Vote today and everyday. (This link now takes your directly to her nomination.)  It seems that you can now vote more than once per day.

     Voting ends this week on 11/01. We need your vote!! Five winners will receive free shoes for a year and their school will receive a $10,000 technology grant.

     

    School Improvement Team Meeting - 10/29/19

     

    First Grade Field Trip to Hill Ridge Farm- 10/29/19

     

    NC Check Ins

    Students in Grades 3, 4, & 5 will participate in Math NC Check In assessments on 10/30/19

     

    Quarter 1 Ends - 10/30/19

     

    Inclement Weather Makeup Day - 10/31/19

     

    Teacher Workday, No School for Students - 11/01/19

     

    Daylight Savings Time Ends - 11/03/19

     

    READvolution Reading Program

    This year the READvolution time frame will be between Monday, Sept. 30 and Friday, Dec 6th, 2019.  Please log your books at https://readvolution.cengage.com/wake If you need assistance, please contact our Media Specialist Jess Gill, jgill3@wcpss.net 

    • Students who achieve the goal of reading 20 minutes per day throughout the allotted time frame (for a total of 800 minutes) will receive complimentary ticket vouchers to a Hurricanes home game.
    • Schools that collectively read 2,020 books between now and December 6 will be entered into a drawing by region to participate in a culminating event (the Cool School Field Trip) at PNC Arena during the school day in February.

     

    We need Volunteers

    This is the last week to reactivate your registration.  Please do so by October 31st.



    Have a great week!

     

    Curtis M. Brower

    Principal

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