• 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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  • May 6th, 2018

    Posted by Curtis Brower on 5/6/2018

    Greetings Powell Families,

    • Teacher Appreciation Week – This week, May 7th – 11th is Teacher Appreciation Week. I encourage you to take time to let the amazing staff at Powell know how much you appreciate all they do for our students each day.  The PTA has provided themed days as suggestions for you to show your appreciation.  Plus, PTA needs your support to assist with a teacher breakfast and luncheon this week.  Sign up here!  PTA especially needs help with lunch duty coverage for the staff luncheon on Friday.
      • Monday - Bring your teacher a flower or plant to enjoy! (living or handmade)
      • Tuesday - Wear your teachers’ favorite color to school! 
      •  - Help your teacher shine! Please return the "star" that was sent home last week to the STAR BOX in the lobby with a reason why your teacher is a star!
      • Thursday - Sweet Treats! Bring your teacher a small sweet treat to let them know how terrific they are!
      • Friday - Homemade Card or Picture. Bring your teacher a homemade card or picture to tell them how much you appreciate them!

    • PTA Spirit Night, Which Wich & Goodberry’s – Stop by Which Wich & Goodberry’s in Cameron Village, tomorrow Monday, May 7th to support our PTA.
    • PTA Nominations – The PTA Nominating Committee is now accepting nominations for the following Executive Officer positions for next year’s PTA Executive Committee; President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasure. We welcome all nominations and will strive to create a diverse and balanced roster of applicants that accurately represents our school’s demographic. Our goal is to see that every parent has a voice on our PTA and is given the chance to become actively involved in enriching the educational opportunities at our school. Nominations are due, tomorrow, May 7th. Send them to PowellHospitality1130@gmail.com The election will be held on May 16th at the General PTA Meeting.
    • Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week – May 7th – 11th Mental Health includes our emotional and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act.  It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices.  This week our Student Support team will be sharing information on how to keep our brain healthy.
       This Thursday, May 10th is Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, Students and staff are encourages to Wear Green to School
    • 4th Quarter Interim Reports – Will be coming home in Tuesday folders, this week May 8th

    • EOG Proctors Needed – EOG testing will be here before we know it. We need parent volunteers to proctor for the tests.  Your child does not need to be in a testing grade to assist.  Proctors are needed on May 29th, 30th, & 31st.  If you are willing to help, please contact our testing coordinator, Ms. Sidney Fox, sfox@wcpss.net
    • Spring Book Fair – Thank you for the many visitors who stopped by and supported our Book Fair. Were you unable to make it to the school? No worries, you Click here to shop online through Tuesday, May 8th.
    • 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.
    • Spring Band & Orchestra Concert – The month of May is busy with student performances. Join us this Thursday, May 10th for or Band & Orchestra concert.
    • Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast – We are thankful for the many volunteers that give of their time, talents, and donations to help with programs at Powell. Save the date! Join us on Friday, May 18th at 8:45 AM.  Be on the lookout for an invitation and RSVP coming soon.
    • 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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  • April 29th, 2018

    Posted by Curtis Brower on 4/29/2018


    Greetings Powell Families,

    • Powell Pawlooza – A big shout out to our Powell PTA for putting together a very fun evening this past Friday night. Thank you to our parents, teachers, middle and high school students, and other family members, who volunteered their time to make this event a huge success.

    • Hygiene Drive – Students from Powell who are in Girl Scout Troop 1468 have organized a Hygiene Drive. Donations will be given to a homeless shelter.  The collection box in the lobby is quickly filling.  Please continue sending in donations through this week.

    • WCPSS & Panorama Survey – Thank you to our 74 parents who have taken the Panorama survey. Last year, our response rate was 118.  Can you help us beat that? Please take time to complete this 10-15 minute survey. We want to hear everyone's voicePlease check your spam and junk folders for the email.  If you did not receive the survey, please contact our data manager, Carolyn Bost csbost@wcpss.net.  The survey closes this Friday, May 4th.
    • EOG Proctors Needed – EOG testing will be here before we know it. We need parent volunteers to proctor for the tests.  Your child does not need to be in a testing grade to assist.  Proctors are needed on May 29th, 30th, & 31st.  If you are willing to help, please contact our testing coordinator, Ms. Sidney Fox, sfox@wcpss.net
    • All Pro Dad’s Day – Our next All Pro Dad’s day is this week, Thursday, May 3rd. Our chapter is growing each month.  Join us at 8:00 AM for a great breakfast, conversation, and fun times.  Please RSVP to assist us in preparing for the meal.  Only one more All Pro Dad’s day after this one.  Don’t miss out on this great event!
    • Cyberkids Robotics Team Competition – Congratulations to our Cyberkids Robotics team for earning 1st place in the research project category. We are so proud of you!
    • Spring Book Fair – Please stop by and shop the Spring Book Fair this week April 27th – May 4th There are still several volunteer time slots to fill. Please click here to volunteer.   Unable to make it to the school? Click here to shop o line. 
    • 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.
    • Bike to School day – Join us this Wednesday, May 2nd for our annual bike to school day. We will be meeting in the Food Lion parking lot on Raleigh Blvd between 8:15 & 8:30 AM.  Bring your bike and helmet and join in the fun.  Parents, be sure to sign the permission waiver.
    • 5th Grade Artist in Residence – 5th grade students will be working with artist Shannon Newby this week May 2nd – 4th Students will be introduced to three different kinds of maps - topographical, city and mental maps. Basic map reading skills will be covered, and students will try their hand at being a cartographer. Students will create their own imaginative topographical maps using the Japanese method of Suminagashi ink marbling. Thank you to our PTA Cultural Arts for this great learning opportunity.
    • Spring Music and Dance Performance – The month of May is busy with student performances. Join us this Thursday, May 3rd for our first performance.
    • Bagel’s with Brower – Our final Bagel’s with Brower for the year is this Friday, May 4th Come hear about end of year assessments, as well as have an opportunity to provide feedback and input from this school year. We hope to see you at 8:45 AM on May 4th.
    • 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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  • April 22nd, 2018

    Posted by Curtis Brower on 4/22/2018

    Greetings Powell Families,

    • Spring Yard Mob – We are thankful for those who came out to help beautify our campus on Saturday. There were few of us including Mr. & Mrs. Hobbs, Mr. McCallie, Mr. Guzman, Mrs. Samples, Mr. Kram, Mrs. Hart, and Mr. Brower, but we accomplished lots.  Thank you for giving of your Saturday morning.

    • Powell Pawlooza – The big night is this week.  Our PTA will be hosting our annual Pawlooza on Friday, April 27th from 5:00 – 8:00 PM. We are looking forward to a great evening with food, including pizza, hot dogs, chips, and drinks for $1.00/item. Face painting, games, arts and crafts, bounce houses ($3 for a wristband for unlimited bouncing).  Stop by the dunk tank and dunk a staff member $1 for 3 balls.  Be sure to stop by the media center and visit the Spring Book Fair.  We need your help to make this a success. Please us this sign up genius link to volunteer. 
    • Hygiene Drive – Students from Powell who are in Girl Scout Troop 1468 have organized a Hygiene Drive.  Donations will be given to a homeless shelter.  Be on the look out for a list of needed items in Tuesday folders this week.

    • Junk Art Contest – It’s that time of year again.  Look around the house and find that junk that can be turned into fabulous art.  Entries are due on Thursday, April 24th.  Judging will take place during Pawlooza.  Be sure to come and vote for your favorite.

    • WCPSS & Panorama Survey – Have you taken your Panorama survey?  If not, you will receive an email every Sunday and Wednesday until your survey is complete.  Please take time to complete this 10-15 minute survey. We want to hear everyone's voiceThanks to the ­­­­__ families that have responded  Please check your spam and junk folders for the email.  If you did not receive the survey, please contact our data manager, Carolyn Bost csbost@wcpss.net or you can use this link

    • 3rd – 5th Grade Career Fair – Thank you to the parents, family members, and friends of our Powell community who present at our Career Fair.  It was a huge success! We had over 20 presenters.  We look forward to the becoming an annual event and growing each year.

    • Single Subject Acceleration (SSA) – SSA nomination window closes this Thursday, April 26th.  SSA allows students to show mastery of content of in select elementary or middle school courses.  Students who prove mastery do not have to take the course and may move on to the next level.  Parents may nominate their child to skip a grade level of content in either English Language Arts or mathematics.  Parents should submit the nomination for to our SSA coordinator, Ms. Sidney Fox, sfox@wcpss.net.  Please visit the SSA website for more information.

    • EOG Proctors Needed – EOG testing will be here before we know it.  We need parent volunteers to proctor for the tests.  Your child does not need to be in a testing grade to assist.  Proctors are needed on May 29th, 30th, & 31st.  If you are willing to help, please contact our testing coordinator, Ms. Sidney Fox, sfox@wcpss.net
    • All Pro Dad’s Day – Our next All Pro Dad’s day is next week, Thursday, May 3rd.  Our chapter is growing each month.  Join us at 8:00 AM for a great breakfast, conversation, and fun times.  Please RSVP to assist us in preparing for the meal.  Only one more All Pro Dad’s day after this one.  Don’t miss out on this great event!

    • Cyberkids Robotics Team Competition – We wish our Cyberkids Robotics Team well as they enter their competition this Saturday.

    Have a great week!

    Curtis Brower
    Principal

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