• 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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  • April 28th, 2024

    Posted by Curtis Brower on 4/28/2024

    Greetings Powell Families!

     

    Teacher Workday, No School - 04/29/24

     

    Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week: Next week, 5/1 - 5/5 is Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week. Be on the lookout for a flier from our PTA coming home later this week with an itinerary for the week, as well as themed days to show your appreciation. 

     

    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 47 people who have taken the Powell survey. Last year we had 97 surveys completed. Can we get 100 this year?

     

    Bagels with Brower: Watch the replay to learn more about End of Grade (EOG) assessments. 

     

    Spring Yard Mob: Sunday, May 5th 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM. 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!

     

    2024 - 2025 PTA Board Nominations: The Powell PTA Nominating Committee is looking for its 2024-2025 Board Members. Are you interested in serving on the Powell PTA Board? Do you know of someone who would make a great candidate? Please complete the nomination form. Please respond by Tuesday, April 30th, 2024.

     

    Have a great  week!

     

    Dr. Curtis M. Brower

    Principal

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  • April 21st, 2024

    Posted by Curtis Brower on 4/21/2024

    Greetings Powell Families!

     

    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 37 people who have taken the Powell survey. Last year we had 97 surveys completed. Can we get 100 this year?

     

    Administrative Assistant Appreciation Week: This week 4/22 - 4/26, we celebrate the hard work of the Powell office staff who keep things running smoothly each and every day. We are very thankful for our Lead Secretary - Dionne Williams, Data Manager - Paula Bodette, and Receptionist - Alexia Kearney. Be sure to find a way to say “Thank you” to each of them this week. We appreciate you!!

     

    Bagels with Brower: Join us this Friday 4/26/24 at 9:15 AM to learn about End of Grade (EOG) assessments. 

     

    Spring Yard Mob: Sunday, May 5th 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM. 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!

     

    Spring Book Fair: We had a great spring Book Fair. It’s not too late to make another purchase. Visit our Online Scholastic Book Fair site until 4/23/24. 

     

    Reminder to update Emergency Contact information: In emergency situations, families will be provided information via the contact information that has been provided to our school. If you have had a recent change in your information, please remember to provide an update to our office staff.

     

    Have a great  week!

     

    Dr. Curtis M. Brower

    Principal

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  • April 14, 2024

    Posted by Curtis Brower on 4/14/2024

    Greetings Powell Families!

     

    4th Quarter Electives Begin - 4/15/24

     

    Data Manager Appreciation Day: This week on 4/17/24, we recognize our Data Manager, Paula Bodette who maintains students' records and provides support in our school office. 

     

    Science Night: Join us this Wednesday, 4/17/24 

    6:00-6:30 BYOD (bring your own dinner) picnic in the field

    6:45 - Fifth Grade Parent Science EOG info session in the media center

    6:30-7:30 Parents and students visit ALL 12 hands-on science stations & explore experiments and

    activities that you can replicate at home!

     

    Panorama Survey: Helping students do their best in school requires a team effort. Parents, students, and schools all play important roles in this process. 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.

     

    Spring Book Fair - This week begins our spring book fair. All students will visit the Book Fair on Thursday to browse the books for sale. Students and families can make purchases Monday - Friday from 8:45 AM -12:00 PM, as well as during Science Night.  You can view the electronic book fair flyer here!  Visit our Online Scholastic Book Fair site today to set up your eWallet and find additional information. 

     

    Have a great week!

     

    Dr. Curtis M. Brower

    Principal

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