• September 23rd, 2018

    Posted by Curtis Brower on 9/23/2018

    Greetings Powell Families,

    City Barbeque PTA Spirit Night TOMORROW: The City Barbeque PTA Spirit Night is tomorrow,  Monday, 09/24/18  Join us at any City Barbeque location between 10 AM and 10:30 PM.  Our PTA earns 25% back! You must present the flyer/barcode. The barcode can be printed or used electronically but MUST be used for PTA to get credit. Share the code with your friends and family.

     

    First Day of Electives and Domains: We are very excited to begin our Electives and Domains this Tuesday, 09/25/18.  Domains are taught in the AM Monday - Friday. Electives are taught in the PM Tuesday - Friday.  Classroom specials at taught on Mondays.

     

    PTA Information Session & Title 1 Information Session: - Join us on Thursday, 09/27/18 from 6:00 - 7:00 PM to hear a State of the School address, receive Title 1 information, and Meet and Greet with the PTA.  Refreshments will be served.

     

    College Colors Day: - Wear your favorite college T-Shirts and colors this Friday, 09/28/18

     

    Early Release Day CANCELLED: - This Friday, 09/28/18, is now a FULL SCHOOL DAY.

     

    Race for Education Fundraiser Labels Due: Our Race for Ed Fundraiser is underway! Please complete and turn in both the green sheet and the label sheet in your packets by this Friday,09/28/18!  Your children and their classrooms are eligible for prizes based on how many labels they turn in! Need extra labels? An extra instruction packet? See the front desk or email powellptaracefored@gmail.com for that or any other questions. We are getting ready for and excited about Race Day on November 8th!  

     

    We need Volunteers: Throughout the school year, there will be many opportunities for parents to volunteer at Powell.  All volunteers must register annually by completing the volunteer registration at any WCPSS school.  Please reactivate your registration by October 31st.

     

    NC State Fair: Are you planning to attend the NC State Fair?  If so, buy your tickets here to support Powell.  Enter our school code 536.  The state fair donates $2 for every adult ticket purchased and $1 for every student ticket purchased using our school code 536.  Share this information with your friends and family. Anyone can use our school code 536 to support our school. Tickets must be purchased by October 11th.



    PTA Reflections Arts Program: PTA Reflections is a nationally acclaimed student recognition program to encourage artistic creativity in the classroom and at home. Students of all grades and abilities may participate and explore the arts based on the 2018-2019 theme: Heroes Around Me.  Submission due date is Monday, 10/22/18. The last two years we have had WCPSS winners from Powell.  We hope to have representation again this school year. Information on how to register will be coming home soon.  For more info visit the website or contact our Cultural Arts Chairperson, Gina Ali gali@wcpss.net.

     

    PTA Needs YOU:  The PTA sponsors many academic programs at Powell and supports our teachers in many ways.  Please consider joining our PTA for just $7.00. Click here to join or learn more about our awesome PTA. You will receive many discounts with your PTA card.

     

    Emails & Text Message Communication:  If you are not receiving Text Messages from the school or WCPSS, you need to Opt In for School Messenger.  To Opt In, simple please text YES to the number 67587. If you are reading this on the website and did not receive it by email, please contact our Data Manager, Carolyn Bost, csbost@wcpss.net to update your email address.  For more information, click here.

     

    Facebook & Twitter: Please follow us on Twitter @PowellesPlay and on Facebook Powell Center for Play and Ingenuity Magnet Elementary School

     

    Here Comes the Bus APP: WCPSS Transportation provides bus rider families with a FREE bus tracking system called Here Comes the Bus, which translates GPS data into an easy to use customizable map that works on a computer, tablet or smartphone. The app allows you to see where the bus is and how close it is to your stop. For more information and to sign up, click here.



    Have a great week!

    Curtis M. Brower

    Principal

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  • September 16th, 2018

    Posted by Curtis Brower on 9/16/2018 3:00:00 PM

    Greetings Powell Families,

    I hope that you are all safe and have weathered Hurricane Florence with minimal damage.  I wish you well and look forward to seeing you soon!

     

    City Barbeque PTA Spirit Night Postponed: The City Barbeque PTA Spirit Night has been postponed to Monday, 09/24/18  Join us next Monday at any City Barbeque location between 10 AM and 10:30 PM.  Our PTA earns 25% back! You must present the flyer/barcode, which PTA will be sending home.  We will also send one home electronically. The barcode can be printed or used electronically but MUST be used for PTA to get credit.

     

    Vacation Day, No School for Staff or Students: Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

     

    All Pro Dad’s Day Breakfast:  All Pro Dad’s Day provides an opportunity for dads and other men to spend quality time with their children, both boys and girls, that will strengthen their relationship, as well as benefiting the child’s school and the entire community.  Powell began our very own chapter last year and it was a huge success. Our chapter will have a monthly program full of a FREE breakfast, fun activities and interactive discussion for dads or other males and their children.  This event is open to Powell students and their Dads or other men (Grandfathers, Uncles, Older Brothers, Cousins, next door neighbor) who are active in their life. Following our program, Dads and the other men will walk their students to the classroom.  Our first breakfast meeting will be this Thursday, September 20th, 2018.  Please RSVP.

     

    Instructional Assistants Appreciation Day: Due to school being closed on Friday, we have rescheduled our Instructional Assistants Appreciation Day.  We appreciate our Instructional Assistants for all they do to support our students and learning at Powell.

     

    Race for Education Fundraiser: Our Race for Ed Fundraiser is underway! Please complete and turn in both the green sheet and the label sheet in your packets by Sept 28!  Your children and their classrooms are eligible for prizes based on how many labels they turn in! Need extra labels? An extra instruction packet? See the front desk or email powellptaracefored@gmail.com for that or any other questions. We are getting ready for and excited about Race Day on November 8th!  

     

    We need Volunteers: Throughout the school year, there will be many opportunities for parents to volunteer at Powell.  All volunteers must register annually by completing the volunteer registration at any WCPSS school.  Please reactivate your registration by October 31st.

     

    NC State Fair: Are you planning to attend the NC State Fair?  If so, buy your tickets here to support Powell.  Enter our school code 536.  The state fair donates $2 for every adult ticket purchased and $1 for every student ticket purchased using our school code 536.  Share this information with your friends and family. Anyone can use our school code 536 to support our school. Tickets must be purchased by October 11th.

     

    AIG Fall Testing Window: Any 4th or 5th grade parent who is interested in having their child tested for AIG services must email our AIG Teacher, Ms. Sidney Fox sfox@wcpss.net or complete this form by Friday, 09/21/18.

     

    PTA Needs YOU:  The PTA sponsors many academic programs at Powell and supports our teachers in many ways.  Please consider joining our PTA for just $7.00. Click here to join or learn more about our awesome PTA. You will receive many discounts with your PTA card.

     

    Emails & Text Message Communication:  If you are not receiving Text Messages from the school or WCPSS, you need to Opt In for School Messenger.  To Opt In, simple please text YES to the number 67587. If you are reading this on the website and did not receive it by email, please contact our Data Manager, Carolyn Bost, csbost@wcpss.net to update your email address.  For more information, click here.

     

    Facebook & Twitter: Please follow us on Twitter @PowellesPlay and on Facebook Powell Center for Play and Ingenuity Magnet Elementary School

     

    Arrival & Dismissal: For the safety of our students and staff, it is important for all families to follow our arrival and dismissal procedures.  We open our school doors and welcome our students at 8:45 AM. Students should not arrive on campus before that time. Walkers should leave their home to arrive at school no earlier than 8:45 AM.  All students should be picked up from campus by 4:05 PM.

     

    Transportation Tags: Every student at Powell will be issued a transportation tag for their backpack, which should be used for the entire year.  Please do not remove the tags from the backpack. Should the tag get removed or lost, please contact our assistant principals, Melissa Hart, mhart@wpcss.net.

     

    Here Comes the Bus APP: WCPSS Transportation provides bus rider families with a FREE bus tracking system called Here Comes the Bus, which translates GPS data into an easy to use customizable map that works on a computer, tablet or smartphone. The app allows you to see where the bus is and how close it is to your stop. For more information and to sign up, click here.

     

    Girls on the Run: Girls on the Run is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.  Powell girls in grades 3 - 5 are eligible to participate. Register online!  For more information, contact Michelle Krasner, mkrasner@wcpss.net

     

    MemberHUB: The PTA uses a site called MemberHub to organize all PTA events, communications, sign-ups, and parent directory. ​Join MemberHub here.

     

    Have a great week!

     

    Curtis M. Brower

    Principal

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  • September 2nd, 2018

    Posted by Curtis Brower on 9/2/2018

    Greetings Powell Families,

    Labor Day No School for Students or Staff: Monday, September 3rd, 2018

     

    First Full Day for Kindergarten: Tuesday, September, 4th, 2018

     

    Tea & Tissues for Kindergarten Parents: Tuesday, September, 4th, 2018, 8:45 AM - 9:15 AM in the Media Center  Kindergarten families, after your little one heads off to their first day of school, stop by the Media Center for Tea & Tissues with other families.

     

    Race for Education Kickoff Assemblies: Our 7th annual Race for Education information is coming home on Wednesday.  Students will learn more about the Race for Education at assemblies on Wednesday. Be sure to ask them about it. Please consider volunteering and/or contributing financially to the fundraising effort. For more information, contact

     

    PTA General Meeting: Join us in the Media Center this Thursday, 09/06/18 at 7:00 PM for our first General PTA Meeting.  Meet the PTA Executive Board and approve the PTA annual budget. The PTA sponsors many academic programs at Powell and supports our teachers in many ways.  Please consider joining our PTA for just $7.00. Click here to join or learn more about our awesome PTA. You will receive many discounts with your PTA card.

     

    Bagels with Brower: Stop by the Media Center for a bagel and coffee this Friday, 09/07/18 at 8:45 - 9:45 AM.  Join Mr. Brower, Magnet Coordinator, Cris Laurens, and Play Integration Specialist, Justin Kram to here about Domains and Electives being offered this school year.

     

    Magnet Registration Materials: Be on the lookout for Magnet Domain & Elective Registration materials coming home this Friday, 09/07/18.  Registration form are due back on Tuesday 09/11/18.

     

    Emails & Text Message Communication:  If you are not receiving Text Messages from the school, you need to Opt In for School Messenger.  To Opt In, simple please text YES to the number 67587. If you are reading this on the website and did not receive it by email, please contact our Data Manager, Carolyn Bost, csbost@wcpss.net to update your email address.  For more information, click here.

     

    Facebook & Twitter: Please follow us on Twitter @PowellesPlay and on Facebook Powell Center for Play and Ingenuity Magnet Elementary School

     

    Arrival & Dismissal: For the safety of our students and staff, it is important for all families to follow our arrival and dismissal procedures.  We open our school doors and welcome our students at 8:45 AM. Students should not arrive on campus before that time. Walkers should leave their home to arrive at school no earlier than 8:45 AM.  All students should be picked up from campus by 4:05 PM.

     

    Transportation Tags: Every student at Powell will be issued a transportation tag for their backpack, which should be used for the entire year.  Please do not remove the tags from the backpack. Should the tag get removed or lost, please contact our assistant principals, Melissa Hart, mhart@wpcss.net.

     

    Carpool: Parents using carpool should follow the one way carpool route, which begin on N King Charles Rd, turn Right on Valiant Street, then turns Right into the school parking lot.  In the AM, students should exit the vehicle onto the sidewalk at the bottom of the steps. Students arriving in carpool should remain in the vehicle until the bell rings at 8:45 AM. In the PM, every car must display the child’s carpool number.  If you do not have your carpool tag, you will be asked to report to the office to sign out your student. Students will load the vehicle by the cafeteria sidewalk. Six students are loaded at one time, using our carpool number and color system. Cars should remain in the line until all six students are loaded.  Under no circumstances should a car pull around the other remaining vehicles. All students riding to and from school in a car are considered a carpool student. Students should never be dropped off or picked up on Marlborough Road.

     

    Here Comes the Bus APP: WCPSS Transportation provides bus rider families with a FREE bus tracking system called Here Comes the Bus, which translates GPS data into an easy to use customizable map that works on a computer, tablet or smartphone. The app allows you to see where the bus is and how close it is to your stop. For more information and to sign up, click here.

     

    School Meals: School meal costs have increased this year.  Elementary Breakfast full cost is $1.25 & Elementary Lunch full cost is $2.55.  WCPSS Child Nutrition Services wants you to know that you can now apply online to qualify for free and reduced price school meals.  Go online to https://www.wcpss.net/meals to determine if you qualify and complete the online application. To help you, they've shared application information, frequently asked questions and the online application.  Families may also visit our school where paper applications will be available. We encourage parents to choose healthy and delicious schools meals for their child.

     

    MySchool Bucks: With a MySchool Bucks account paying for school meals is easy. Go to www.MySchoolBucks.com or call (855) 832-5226 to enroll. You'll need your child's Student ID number, available in your registration materials or at your school. Once your account is established you may:

    • Securely deposit funds to your child's account
    • Check balances
    • Set spending limits
    • Review purchases made

     

    Girls on the Run: Girls on the Run is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.  Powell girls in grades 3 - 5 are eligible to participate. Register online!  For more information, contact Michelle Krasner, mkrasner@wcpss.net

     

    MemberHUB: The PTA uses a site called MemberHub to organize all PTA events, communications, sign-ups, and parent directory. ​Join MemberHub here.

     

    Have a great week!

     

    Curtis M. Brower

    Principal



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  • May 20th, 2018

    Posted by Curtis Brower on 5/20/2018
    • Magnet Track Meet – Congratulations to our Track Team for medaling in many events. It was so exciting to see the students waving their ribbons around school on Tuesday.
    • Domain Share Day/End of Domains – May 24th
    • EOG Pep Rally – May 25th
    • Memorial Day Holiday – No School for Staff or Students on Monday, May 28th
    • All Pro Dad’s Day Breakfast – Join us for our final All Pro Dad’s Day on Tuesday, May 29th at 8:00 AM. Please note the new day!  We want this to be our biggest All Pro Dad’s Day event.  At the end of our meeting, we will welcome and cheer on our students as they arrive to school and prepare for our first day of EOG testing.  RSVP Here!

    • PBIS Royal Lunch & Dance – The spring PBIS Royal Lunch & PBIS Dance are both scheduled for Friday, June 1st. We need parent support at these events! Click here to volunteer your time or donate snacks for these events.
    • Play & Ingenuity Day – Our Play and Ingenuity Day (Field Day) is coming up on Tuesday, June 5th. Pre K – 2nd Grade will be in the morning 9:30 AM – 12:05 PM.  3rd – 5th Grade will be in the afternoon 12:55 PM – 3:30 PM.  We need volunteer support to make this event a great success.  Please sign up here!
    • Yearbooks are now on sale – Supplies are limited so don’t wait to order a yearbook!  You can order online at comwith a credit card or you can come to the lobby on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:45-9:30.  Cash and checks made payable to Powell PTA are accepted. The cost of the yearbook is only $17.  Yearbooks will be distributed on June 7th during our annual ice cream social at 6pm. Books not picked up that night will be delivered to students the last day of school.  If you have questions please email Sherri Pinkham at powellptayearbook@gmail.com.
    • 5th Grade Moving Up Ceremony – Looking ahead to our last day of school, the 5th Grade Moving Up Ceremony will begin at 10:30 AM on June 8th.
    • Race for Education 2018-2019 – The PTA is beginning to plan our one big fundraiser, the Race for Education, for the 2018-2019 school year! Join our Race Chairperson, Melissa Hanna, on Sunday, June 24th from 5:30-7:00 pm at Brookside Pizza and Market.  Please email Melissa (Melissarhanna09@gmail.com), Heather Garner (powellptapresident@gmail.com) or Traci Veenstra (powellptavp@gmail.com) to RSVP or if you have any questions or ideas. We would love to see you at the meeting!  Save the date for two more summer meetings:  Tuesday, July 17th at 9:30 am at Durant Road Nature Park (Play and Plan), and Monday, August 13th- time and location TBA. 
    • Poe Center Healthy Habits Camp – Healthy Habits Camp is a fun-filled week of health education activities, games, crafts & playtime. Camp is offered on two separate weeks and is free for eligible campers.  Register your camper today!
    • Bus Rider Registration for 2018-2019 School Year
      • If your child is eligible for transportation and will be riding the same bus to the same school next year, you don’t need to take any action.
      • If you need to update your bus service needs for the 2018-19 school year, please go online at wcpss.net/busrider and let us know.
      • If your student is assigned to a bus but is not a bus rider, please submit the decline bus form at wcpss.net/declinebus so that we have the most up-to-date information.
      • If you need further assistance with bus service, contact our Assistant Principal, Melissa Hart mhart@wcpss.net

    Have a great week!

    Curtis M. Brower
    Principal

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  • May 13th, 2018

    Posted by Curtis Brower on 5/13/2018
    • Happy Mother’s Day to all of the supportive, caring, & loving mothers & mother figures of the Powell School Community. We appreciate you!  Have a wonderful day!
    • Teacher Appreciation Week – Thank you, to the many individuals who made our staff feel special and appreciated last week.
    • NC Science Olympiad Tournament – Congratulations to our Powell Science Olympiad Team for medaling in 3 competitions this weekend. “Describe It, Build It” achieved 2nd place, "Work it Out” achieved 2nd place, & “Super Sleuths” achieved 3rd  Way to go, Powell students.
    • Magnet Track Meet – Good luck to our Powell track team as they complete at the WCPSS Magnet Track meet this Tuesday, May 15th at Meredith College.
    • 5th Grade Human Growth and Development Unit Parent Meeting – 5th grade parents are invited to an information meeting this Tuesday, May 15th at 5:30 PM in RM 408.
    • NC Teacher Rally - No School for Students, Wednesday, May 16th 
    • Kindergarten Orientation –Thursday, May 17th we welcome our incoming Kindergarten students, Class of 2031. Join us in the Media Center at 5:30 PM.
    • General PTA Meeting – Thursday, May 17th at 6:15 PM, we will have our last General PTA Meeting for the year. The meeting will be held in the Multi-Purpose room prior to the K/1 musical.  The agenda includes voting in the 2018-2019 executive board positions.  Self-nominations are accepted from the floor, during the election.
    • K/1 Musical – Thursday, May 17th at 6:30 PM,
    • Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast – We are thankful for the many volunteers that give of their time, talents, and donations to help with programs at Powell. Join us this Friday, May 18th at 8:45 AM for an appreciation breakfast. 
    • Yearbooks are now on sale – Supplies are limited so don’t wait to order a yearbook!  You can order online at comwith a credit card or you can come to the lobby on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:45-9:30.  Cash and checks made payable to Powell PTA are accepted. The cost of the yearbook is only $17.  Yearbooks will be distributed on June 7th during our annual ice cream social at 6pm. Books not picked up that night will be delivered to students the last day of school.  If you have questions please email Sherri Pinkham at powellptayearbook@gmail.com.
    • 5th Grade Moving Up Ceremony – Looking ahead to our last day of school, the 5th Grade Moving Up Ceremony will begin at 10:30 AM on June 8th. Please take note of the new time.

    Have a great week!

    Curtis Brower
    Principal

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