• June 6th, 2021

    Posted by Curtis Brower on 6/6/2021

    Greetings Powell Families,

     

    It is hard to believe that this is our last week of the school year. This year is one that we will never forget. We appreciate your continued support, grace, and flexibility, as we pivoted and made many changes throughout this challenging school year. Our students and teachers displayed much grit and perseverance and certainly made the best of the challenges we faced. Thank you, for being such an incredibly supportive school community. 

     

    Spring Virtual Performances: Wow! Our students have continued to excel in the arts, even while not playing, singing, dancing, or acting together.  We are excited to bring to you our Spring Virtual Performances. Click on each one separately to view the show.

    Dance Showcase

    Orchestra Concert

    Drama Presentations

     

    Yearbooks are Here!: We are excited to share that our Powell yearbooks are here and are ready for distribution. Tomorrow, Monday, June 7th from 6:00 - 7:00 PM, PTA will be distributing Yearbooks on the school field. We will not be having our annual Ice Cream Sundae party, but we will be serving a yummy cool treat. Didn’t order a yearbook? No worries, we have about 50 extra available on a first come basis.

     

    Virtual Talent Show: The wait is finally over! Our first ever Virtual Talent Show is being released on Tuesday, June 8th. Students will be watching the show together in their classrooms. The link will also be shared to view again and again. Thank you to our students who submitted their talents, which include some pretty cool things!

     

    Play and Ingenuity Day: We are excited to participate in Play and Ingenuity Day on Tuesday, June 8th. Virtual Academy Students will be participating with some cool Virtual activities as well. 

     

    PTA Board Meeting: Our last PTA Board meeting for the year is this Tuesday, June 8th at 7:00 PM.

     

    5th Grade Moving Up Ceremony Parade: On Wednesday, June 9th, our 5th Grade Moving Up Ceremony will take place from 5:00 - 6:00 PM in our school parking lot.

     

    Last Day of School: Woohoo!!!! This Thursday, June 10th, is our last day of school. 

     

    NEW marker and pen recycling program: Our Protectors of the Earth elective is launching a new recycling program!  Send in your old markers, pens, paints, and mechanical pencils to be recycled. Each classroom has a can to collect these materials. Visit here for more information.

     

    Additional Students Seats at Powell: We have vacant student seats at Powell and have room to grow our awesome Powell family.  We need your help filling these seats! Are you a base family with neighbors who do not attend Powell? Perhaps they go to Charter, Private or are Home Schooled. Are you a magnet family who lives in a high priority area with neighbors who could join our Powell family? If you answered yes, tell your friends and families how much you love Powell. Families eligible to apply for a Magnet seat should review this information. Base families are automatically assigned to Powell and should visit this page for details.  We are hosting a Live Google Meet Q and A for interested families on Wednesday, June 9th at 10:00 AM. If you have questions or need more details, please contact Mrs. Bost (csbost@wcpss.net) or Mrs. Laurens (claurens@wcps.net). 

     

    Title 1 Panorama Family Engagement Survey: Don’t forget to complete the Panorama Survey. We want to hear from you! You have received an email electronic copy and in-person students received a paper copy.  It is important that our school collect this data to best serve our students and families. If you have any questions about our Title 1 funding and program, please visit our Title 1 Information page on our school website.

     

    iStation Competition: Our classroom and individual student winners will be announced this week.  Thank you to our students for increasing their participation in iStation this spring!

     

    Instructional Materials: Parents should begin returning all Instructional Materials distributed by the school including EL Texts, Math Manipulative Kits, White Boards, Library Books, and Hotspots. Individual labeled boxes will be on the Breezeway each day. Simply place your items in the appropriate box and will check them in.  Thank you for your support in helping us secure these resources to be used again next school year.

     

    School Library Books: All library books should be returned to school this week. Check your bookshelves at home for Powell library books.

     

    Not Returning Next Year?: Are you moving out of Wake County this summer? Is your child attending a school other than WCPSS next year. If so, we wish you well and will miss your family. To help us prepare, please send an email to our Data Manager, Carolyn Bost - csbost@wcpss.net, stating your child will not attend Wake County Schools for 2021-2022.  Please include where you are moving and the school your child will attend, if that is known at this time. 

     

    Technology Updates:  All School issued Wi-Fi hotspots MUST be returned to school before the end of the school year. You may drop off the hotspot AND the charger at the front office or have your child return it to their homeroom teacher.  If your child is returning to a WCPSS school for the 21-22 school year and they have a school issued Chromebook, he/she will need to keep the Chromebook for use next year.  If your child is not returning to a WCPSS school, you must return the school issued Chromebook and charger.  If your child is returning to WCPSS AND has a damaged Chromebook, it is important for you to return that Chromebook now.  Returning it makes your child eligible to receive a replacement device for the 21-22 school year.  Any student who doesn't currently have a school issued Chromebook will receive one automatically for the 21-22 school year.

     

    Race for Education: It’s not too late to donate to our PTA Race for Education Fundraiser.  We have raised $8364 towards our goal of $12,000.  Can you help us meet our goal? The funds raised through this fundraiser help support and pay for many of the programs and opportunities the PTA provides to our students and staff. Every dollar helps! Seeking donations from your family, friends, colleagues, and other community members is greatly appreciated. Check out the email and social media templates PTA have created for you to use.

     

    Dr. Curtis M. Brower

    Principal

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  • May 30th, 2021

    Posted by Curtis Brower on 5/30/2021

    Greetings Powell Families,

     

    Happy Memorial Day: On this Memorial Day weekend, as we honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military, we wish our families well who are remembering a family member or friend who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country.  No school for staff or students as we honor these loved ones. 

     

    Additional Students Seats at Powell: We have vacant student seats at Powell and have room to grow our awesome Powell family.  We need your help filling these seats! Are you a base family with neighbors who do not attend Powell? Perhaps they go to Charter, Private or are Home Schooled. Are you a magnet family who lives in a high priority area with neighbors who could join our Powell family? If you answered yes, tell your friends and families how much you love Powell. Families eligible to apply for a Magnet seat should review this information. Base families are automatically assigned to Powell and should visit this page for details.  We are hosting a Live Google Meet Q and A for interested families on Monday, June 7th at 10:00 AM. If you have questions or need more details, please contact Mrs. Bost (csbost@wcpss.net) or Mrs. Laurens (claurens@wcps.net). 

     

    EOG Testing Dates: Our EOG testing is off to a great start.  Thank you for getting your children to campus on time ready to begin. We had very few absences for the Reading test!  Way to go!  Please mark your calendars for the following EOG dates this week - Math: 06/01/21, 5th Grade Science: 06/03/21.

     

    Title 1 Panorama Family Engagement Survey: Don’t forget to complete the Panorama Survey. We want to hear from you! You have received an email electronic copy and in-person students received a paper copy.  It is important that our school collect this data to best serve our students and families. If you have any questions about our Title 1 funding and program, please visit our Title 1 Information page on our school website.

     

    iStation Competition: Is your child completing their iStation lessons? Keep reading and logging those iStation minutes! Check out Mrs. Hart’s weekly update to hear who is in the lead and get parent reading tips.

     

    Instructional Materials: Beginning this week, parents should begin returning all Instructional Materials distributed by the school including EL Texts, Math Manipulative Kits, White Boards, Library Books, and Hotspots. Individual labeled boxes will be on the Breezeway each day. Simply place your items in the appropriate box and will check them in.  Thank you for your support in helping us secure these resources to be used again next school year.

     

    School Library Books: Students should begin returning library books this week. Please be sure to look on your own bookshelves for any Powell library books.

     

    Not Returning Next Year?: Are you moving out of Wake County this summer? Is your child attending a school other than WCPSS next year. If so, we wish you well and will miss your family. To help us prepare, please send an email to our Data Manager, Carolyn Bost - csbost@wcpss.net, stating your child will not attend Wake County Schools for 2021-2022.  Please include where you are moving and the school your child will attend, if that is known at this time. 

     

    Technology Updates:  All School issued Wi-Fi hotspots MUST be returned to school before the end of the school year. You may drop off the hotspot AND the charger at the front office or have your child return it to their homeroom teacher.  If your child is returning to a WCPSS school for the 21-22 school year and they have a school issued Chromebook, he/she will need to keep the Chromebook for use next year.  If your child is not returning to a WCPSS school, you must return the school issued Chromebook and charger.  If your child is returning to WCPSS AND has a damaged Chromebook, it is important for you to return that Chromebook now.  Returning it makes your child eligible to receive a replacement device for the 21-22 school year.  Any student who doesn't currently have a school issued Chromebook will receive one automatically for the 21-22 school year.

     

    Race for Education: It’s not too late to donate to our PTA Race for Education Fundraiser.  We have raised $8364 towards our goal of $12,000.  Can you help us meet our goal? The funds raised through this fundraiser help support and pay for many of the programs and opportunities the PTA provides to our students and staff. Every dollar helps! Seeking donations from your family, friends, colleagues, and other community members is greatly appreciated. Check out the email and social media templates PTA have created for you to use.

     

    5th Grade Moving Up Ceremony Parade: We are excited to celebrate our 5th graders and send them off to Middle School. We will be hosting a Moving Up Ceremony Parade on Wednesday, 06/09/21 from 5:00 - 6:00 PM. Students and families will be receiving more detailed information this week.

     

    Dr. Curtis M. Brower

    Principal

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  • May 23rd, 2021

    Posted by Curtis Brower on 5/23/2021

    Greetings Powell Families,

     

    Domains and Virtual Electives: It’s hard to believe that the time has come for Domains and Virtual Electives to end.  This past Friday was the last day for Domains and Virtual Electives, as we begin End of Grade testing and other end of the year activities this week.

     

    City Barbeque PTA Spirit Night:  Join our PTA tomorrow, 05/24/21, for our last PTA Spirit Night at City Barbeque.  Be sure to present them with the QR code and/or tell them you are with the Powell PTA.

     

    Asynchronous Learning Day: This Wednesday, 05/26/21, is our last Asynchronous Day. No live instruction on Wednesday. 

     

    School Improvement Team Meeting: Our next School Improvement Team meetings is on 05/26/21.

     

    Kindergarten Orientation: Calling all families with rising Kindergarteners.  Join us this Wednesday, 05/26/21 at 2:00 PM for our Kindergarten Orientation.  Be on the lookout for a link coming soon.

     

    EOG Reading Test: Thursday, 05/27/21, we begin our EOG tests.  Students in Grades 3-5 will participate in the EOG Reading Test.  Remember, it is important for all students to arrive on campus on time and prepared to begin the EOG test. Please arrive by 9:00 AM if you are eating breakfast.

     

    Title 1 Panorama Family Engagement Survey: By now, you should have received an email with a link to the Title 1 Panorama Family Engagement Survey.  We will be sending paper copies home with students this week. Whichever way you choose, please be certain to complete the survey.  It is important that our school collect this data to best serve our students and families. 

     

    iStation Competition: The iStation competition is off to a great start. Keep reading and logging those iStation minutes. 



    World Bee Day Hive Installation: Congratulations to Ms. Ali’s K-2 Domain for submitting the winning Queen Bee name - Queen Elizabuzz. If you missed the live stream, the recording can be viewed here. May Pro Temp Nicole Steward begins announcing the winning name at 1:20:21.

     

    Instructional Support Staff Fair: Are you interested in employment with WCPSS? We are looking for great people like you! An Instructional Support Staff Fair is on May 26 for positions such as: 

    • School Counselor
    • School Social Worker
    • School Psychologist
    • School Bus Driver
    • Child Nutrition Services Cashier and Manager
    • Custodian
    • Instructional assistant
    • Bookkeeper
    • Lead Secretary
    • Receptionist
    • Data Manager

    Click the link above to register for the Support Staff Fair.

     

    School Library Books: Mrs. Gill has started the End of Year library collection process.  Students should begin returning library books this week. Please be sure to look on your own bookshelves for any Powell library books.

     

    Technology Updates:  All School issued Wi-Fi hotspots MUST be returned to school before the end of the school year. You may drop off the hotspot AND the charger at the front office or have your child return it to their homeroom teacher.  If your child is returning to a WCPSS school for the 21-22 school year and they have a school issued Chromebook, he/she will need to keep the Chromebook for use next year.  If your child is not returning to a WCPSS school, you must return the school issued Chromebook and charger.  If your child is returning to WCPSS AND has a damaged Chromebook, it is important for you to return that Chromebook now.  Returning it makes your child eligible to receive a replacement device for the 21-22 school year.  Any student who doesn't currently have a school issued Chromebook will receive one automatically for the 21-22 school year.

     

    Race for Education: It’s not too late to donate to our PTA Race for Education Fundraiser.  We have raised $8364 towards our goal of $12,000.  Can you help us meet our goal? The funds raised through this fundraiser help support and pay for many of the programs and opportunities the PTA provides to our students and staff. Every dollar helps! Seeking donations from your family, friends, colleagues, and other community members is greatly appreciated. Check out the email and social media templates PTA have created for you to use.

     

    EOG Testing Dates: Please mark your calendars for the following EOG dates - Reading: 05/27/21, Math: 06/01/21, 5th Grade Science: 06/03/21

     

    5th Grade Moving Up Ceremony Parade: We are excited to celebrate our 5th graders and send them off to Middle School. We will be hosting a Moving Up Ceremony Parade on Wednesday, 06/09/21 from 5:00 - 6:00 PM. Students and families will be receiving more detailed information this week.

     

    Dr. Curtis M. Brower

    Principal

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  • May 16th, 2021

    Posted by Curtis Brower on 5/16/2021

    Greetings Powell Families,

     

    This weekend, I participated in the North Carolina State University Spring 2021 Commencement and College of Education Graduation ceremony.  On Friday afternoon, I received my doctoral hood during the College of Education ceremony.  On Saturday, my Doctorate of Education in Education Leadership degree was conferred during the Graduation Commencement. A special thank you to our staff, students, and families, who have been so supportive to me during this journey.  Many of you gave me encouraging words and shared positive thoughts along the way.  My dissertation topic of Growth Mindset is evident that you can accomplish anything with grit and perseverance. Thank you again for being such a supportive and encouraging school family. I appreciate you!

     

    Virtual Book Fair: Our Virtual Book Fair is now open through 05/21/21.  Every purchase from the Virtual Book Fair earns rewards for our school, so please stop by and support us.  Check out the Virtual Fair Flier!  Visit the Virtual Book Fair here!

     

    iStation Competition: The iStation competition is off to a great start. Check out this message from Mrs. Hart with our grade level class leaders and some great reading tips.

     

    Camp WCPSS - Summer Learning: Students eligible to participate in our Camp WCPSS - Summer Learning program received an invitation letter. Responses must be submitted by tomorrow, Monday, 5/17/21. If you have not responded to the invitation, please do so today. 

     

    World Bee Day Hive Installation: Apiopolis, a Raleigh-based beekeeping organization will install a new beehive at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts on World Bee Day, May 20th. The install will be live streamed on the center’s Youtube and website. Local elementary schools have been invited to participate in naming the new queen bee, which will be announced by Raleigh’s Mayor Pro Tem Nicole Stewart during the live stream.  Tune in on Thursday, May 20th at 10:00 AM! You might hear Powell’s name mentioned.

     

    Instructional Support Staff Fair: Are you interested in employment with WCPSS? We are looking for great people like you! An Instructional Support Staff Fair is on May 26 for positions such as: 

    • School Counselor
    • School Social Worker
    • School Psychologist
    • School Bus Driver
    • Child Nutrition Services Cashier and Manager
    • Custodian
    • Instructional assistant
    • Bookkeeper
    • Lead Secretary
    • Receptionist
    • Data Manager

    Click the link above to register for the Support Staff Fair. 

     

    Race for Education: It’s not too late to donate to our PTA Race for Education Fundraiser.  We have raised $8364 towards our goal of $12,000.  Can you help us meet our goal? The funds raised through this fundraiser help support and pay for many of the programs and opportunities the PTA provides to our students and staff. Every dollar helps! Seeking donations from your family, friends, colleagues, and other community members is greatly appreciated. Check out the email and social media templates PTA have created for you to use.

     

    EOG Testing Dates: Please mark your calendars for the following EOG dates - Reading: 05/27/21, Math: 06/01/21, 5th Grade Science: 06/03/21

     

    5th Grade Moving Up Ceremony Parade: We are excited to celebrate our 5th graders and send them off to Middle School. We will be hosting a Moving Up Ceremony Parade on Wednesday, 06/09/21 from 5:00 - 6:00 PM. Students and families will be receiving more detailed information this week.

     

    Dr. Curtis M. Brower

    Principal

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  • May 9th, 2021

    Posted by Curtis Brower on 5/9/2021

    Greetings Powell Families,

     

    Happy Mother’s Day to our Powell Elementary mothers and motherly figures. We appreciate you!  We hope you are having a wonderful day!

     

    Quarter 4 Interims Go Home: Quarter 4 Interims will be sent home tomorrow, 05/10/21.

     

    PTA Board Meeting: Join us this Tuesday, 05/11/21 at 7:00 PM for our next PTA Board Meeting. Be on the lookout for the Meet code being sent by PTA through Memberhub.

     

    Asynchronous Learning Day: This Thursday, 05/13/21, is our next Asynchronous Learning Day.  There will be no live instruction for students. 

     

    Virtual Book Fair: Our Virtual Book Fair begins this Friday, 05/14/21 - 05/21/21.  Every purchase from the Virtual Book Fair earns rewards for our school, so please stop by and support us.  Check out the Virtual Fair Flier!  Visit the Virtual Book Fair here!

     

    Bagels with Brower: Thank you for those who attended Bagels with Brower for our EOG presentation on Friday. If you couldn’t attend, watch the replay here.

     

    iStation Competition: The iStation competition is off to a great start. Check out this message from Mrs. Hart with our grade level class leaders and some great reading tips.

     

    Curbside Meals: This past Friday, May 7th, was the last day for Curbside Meals at Powell.  Families can visit alternate locations, including Poe and Hunter.  Thank you to our CNS staff, Ms. Lisa and Ms. Linda for providing meals to our families and commuting both in-person and curbside service.  We appreciate our School Lunch Heros.

     

    Virtual Talent Show: The window to submit Talent Show submissions closed on Friday, May 7th.  Thank you to everyone who submitted your talents. We look forward to a fabulous virtual talent show.

     

    Race for Education: It’s not too late to donate to our PTA Race for Education Fundraiser.  We have raised $8364 towards our goal of $12,000.  Can you help us meet our goal? The funds raised through this fundraiser help support and pay for many of the programs and opportunities the PTA provides to our students and staff. Every dollar helps! Seeking donations from your family, friends, colleagues, and other community members is greatly appreciated. Check out the email and social media templates PTA have created for you to use.

     

    EOG Testing Dates: Please mark your calendars for the following EOG dates - Reading: 05/27/21, Math: 06/01/21, 5th Grade Science: 06/03/21

     

    5th Grade Moving Up Ceremony Parade: We are excited to celebrate our 5th graders and send them off to Middle School. We will be hosting a Moving Up Ceremony Parade on Wednesday, 06/09/21 from 5:00 - 6:00 PM. Students and families will be receiving more detailed information this week.

     

    Dr. Curtis M. Brower

    Principal

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