• September 12th, 2021

    Posted by Curtis Brower on 9/12/2021

    Greetings Powell Families,

     

    PTA Board Meeting: Join us virtually this Tuesday, 09/14/21 at 7:00 PM for our next PTA Board Meeting.  If you haven’t joined yet, JOIN TODAY for only $8.00. There are many subcommittees in need of a Chairperson.  Please consider stepping into a chairperson role to help with our awesome PTA initiatives.

     

    Domains & Electives Begin: The wait is finally over. Our Domains & Electives begin this Tuesday, 09/14/21.  If you have any questions about Domains & Electives, please contact our Magnet Program Coordinator, Cristen Laurens - claurens@wcpss.net 

     

    Teacher Workday - No School for Students: This Thursday, 09/16/21, is our next Teacher Workday.

     

    Instructional Assistants Appreciation Day:  This Thursday, 09/16/21, we take time to celebrate our Instructional Assistants. We are thankful for the assistance and support these amazing staff members contribute to our Powell community each and every day. Teaching small groups, assisting individual students, serving on lunch duty, covering classes and serving as daily substitutes are just a few of the important tasks they do each day.  We Appreciate You!!  

    PTA Reflections: Reflections is a National PTA arts recognition program that helps students explore their own thoughts, feelings and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence, and find a love for learning that will help them become more successful not only in school, but in life.  

     

    Students in pre-K through grade 12 create original works of art in response to a theme. The theme for the 2021-2022 program year is I Will Change the World By… Students submit their completed works of art in one, or all, of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts.

     

    While the primary focus of Reflections is a celebration of creativity through positive recognition, finalists from local PTAs will move on to their council PTA, then finalists from councils will move on to the state round.

     

    Powell students who would like to enter the 2021-21 Reflections contest should submit their work to the front office “Reflections Entry Box,” along with this signed entry form. Hard copies are also available from each specialist teacher. DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES is FRIDAY OCTOBER 15, 2021.

     

    Powell Student Support Services Survey: Annually, Student Support Services sends out to all Powell families, a survey to gather information and assess student and family needs. This year the survey is being sent out electronically. This form typically helps Student Services provide any necessary resources and support for students. We encourage every family to complete this survey.

     

    Yard Mob: Join us this Saturday, 09/18/21, from 9:00 - 11:00 AM for a campus clean up.  We’ll be weeding, spreading mulch, and picking up trash. Please bring your own water and label any tools you bring from home.

     

    Third Grade Explorers Parent Information Meeting: Please join Ann Poisson, our AIG Teacher, at Bagels with Brower on Friday, September 24 at 10:00 am to learn about our 3rd grade Explorers program.  Explorers is a nurturing component of the WCPSS Academically or Intellectually Gifted (AIG) program. The AIG teacher works in partnership with third grade teachers to plan a variety of experiences designed to elicit high academic performance.  Please look for more information in a letter coming home this week and join us online on September 24 to learn more about Explorers.

     

    Academically or Intellectually Gifted (AIG) Nominations: Parents and teachers may nominate any student for AIG consideration.  Nominations are accepted all year.  For additional information or to nominate your child,  please contact Ann Poisson, apoisson@wcpss.net.

     

    Outdoor Dining & Snack Time: Powell staff has been working tirelessly to protect our students, especially during unmasked times such as lunches and snacks. One class of students from each grade level will be eating lunch outside. Our current plan will rotate each class on a different day. Please send a beach towel or a large towel with your student on Monday each week.  We will send the towels home on Friday of each week. We also have yoga mats we are using.  A group of parents are working with administration to consider adding additional picnic tables and sun shades for more permanent seating.  Relocating all students outside for lunch will require additional lunch supervision. If you are willing and able to volunteer to support lunch supervision, please complete the Powell Lunch Volunteer Sign-Up survey. Once we collect this data, we will create a rotation schedule and will contact you to ensure your availability.  Thank you in advance for your support to enable us to provide this opportunity for our students. Teachers will also be taking classes outside for their daily snack time. 


    COVID Reminders: Our health guidance follows requirements from the NC Department of Health and Human Services and recommendations from Wake County Public Health. Students must stay home if they are sick. Someone experiencing any symptom of illness not related to an already documented medical condition must be sent home, even if they don’t have a COVID-19 diagnosis. Students are also required to stay home and quarantine if someone living with them is diagnosed with COVID-19.  Please visit the WCPSS Returning To School After COVID-19 Diagnosis, Exposure, or Illness to learn more.  Covid Test results and return questions should be sent to powelles@wcpss.net  Our school Covid Coordinators, Mrs. Terri Frazer and Dr. Curtis Brower will be in contact with you to discuss return dates. 

     

    Have a great week!

    Dr. Curtis M. Brower
    Principal

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  • September 5th, 2021

    Posted by Curtis Brower on 9/5/2021

    Greetings Powell Families,

     

    Happy Labor Day Weekend!

     

    Labor Day, No School for Students or Staff:  09/06/21

     

    Teacher Workday - No School for Students:  09/07/21

     

    3rd Grade Beginning of Grade (BOG) Test:  All 3rd grade students will participate in the BOG on Thursday, 09/09/21.  It is important for all students to arrive on time.

     

    Outdoor Dining & Snack Time: Powell staff has been working tirelessly to protect our students, especially during unmasked times such as lunches and snacks. Beginning this past Friday, one class of students from each grade level began eating lunch outside. Our current plan will rotate each class on a different day. Please send a beach towel or a large towel with your student on Monday each week.  We will send the towels home on Friday of each week. We also have yoga mats we are using.  A group of parents are working with administration to consider adding additional picnic tables and sun shades for more permanent seating.  Relocating all students outside for lunch will require additional lunch supervision. If you are willing and able to volunteer to support lunch supervision, please complete the Powell Lunch Volunteer Sign-Up survey. Once we collect this data, we will create a rotation schedule and will contact you to ensure your availability.  Thank you in advance for your support to enable us to provide this opportunity for our students. Teachers will also be taking classes outside for their daily snack time. 


    COVID Reminders: Our health guidance follows requirements from the NC Department of Health and Human Services and recommendations from Wake County Public Health. Students must stay home if they are sick. Someone experiencing any symptom of illness not related to an already documented medical condition must be sent home, even if they don’t have a COVID-19 diagnosis. Students are also required to stay home and quarantine if someone living with them is diagnosed with COVID-19.  Please visit the WCPSS Returning To School After COVID-19 Diagnosis, Exposure, or Illness to learn more.  Covid Test results should be sent to our school Covid Coordinators, Mrs. Terri Frazer (tfrazer@wcpss.net)  and Dr. Curtis Brower (cbrower2@wcpss.net).  



    Race for Education Kickoff: Our 10th annual Race for Education fundraiser information came home this past week.  Be sure to ask your child about it. Please consider volunteering and/or contributing financially to the fundraising effort.  Our goal this year is $15,000. More information will be coming soon, including our Race for Education date.



    PTA & MemberHUB: The PTA needs YOU!  We currently have 114 members. This could possibly be a record for the number of members on the second week of school.  If you haven’t joined yet, JOIN TODAY for only $8.00. There are many subcommittees in need of a Chairperson.  Please consider stepping into a chairperson role to help with our awesome PTA initiatives. PTA uses a site called MemberHub to organize all PTA events, communications, sign-ups, and parent directory. ​Join MemberHub here.



    Emails & Text Message Communication:  Lots of updates and information is shared by text messaging.  If you are not receiving Text Messages from the school, you need to Opt In for School Messenger.  To Opt In, simply 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.  Please make certain that we always have your most up to date phone number, which will be used in case of emergencies.  For more information, click here.




    Have a great week!

     

    Dr. Curtis M. Brower

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  • August 29, 2021

    Posted by Curtis Brower on 8/29/2021

    Greetings Powell Families,

     

    Wow! We had an excellent first week of school this past week.  We are excited to see our students grow this school year.  Tomorrow we will welcome all of our Kindergarten students back to begin their official start. Our carpool line is moving quicker each day. You may see a slow down over the next few days as Kindergarteners learn the routine. One day this past week, we loaded 99 cars in 23 minutes.  We appreciate each of you following our carpool guidelines to keep our students safe.


    COVID Reminders: Our health guidance follows requirements from the NC Department of Health and Human Services and recommendations from Wake County Public Health. Students must stay home if they are sick. Someone experiencing any symptom of illness not related to an already documented medical condition must be sent home, even if they don’t have a COVID-19 diagnosis. Students are also required to stay home and quarantine if someone living with them is diagnosed with COVID-19.  Please visit the WCPSS Returning To School After COVID-19 Diagnosis, Exposure, or Illness to learn more.  Covid Test results should be sent to our school Covid Coordinators, Mrs. Terri Frazer and Dr. Curtis Brower. 

     

    Tea & Tissues for Kindergarten Parents: Monday, August 30th, Kindergarten families, after your little one heads off to their first day of school, stop by the tables by the breezeway for Tea & Tissues with other families and an opportunity to meet our PTA Executive Board.

     

    Race for Education Kickoff: Our 10th annual Race for Education fundraiser information is coming home on Tuesday, August 31, 2021.  Be sure to ask your child about it. Please consider volunteering and/or contributing financially to the fundraising effort.  Our goal this year is $15,000. More information will be coming soon, including our Race for Education date.

     

    Magnet (Registration) Materials: Magnet Implementation for 2021-22 was explained Friday in Bagels with Brower (click here for recording).  Grade level specific Elective Choice Survey Postcards (w/ live links) were emailed Friday to families. Please complete one survey per child by 5:00 PM, Tuesday, August 31st. Refer to the Magnet tab on our website for descriptions/more information OR email our Magnet Program Coordinator Cristen Laurens, claurens@wcpss.net with any questions.

    K/1st Elective Choice Survey - 1st Quarter

    2nd/3rd Elective Choice Survey - 1st Quarter

    4th/5th Elective Choice Survey - 1st Quarter

     

     

    PTA General Meeting: Join us virtually (Google Meet Code: https://meet.google.com/sui-astu-tgp) on Tuesday, 08/31/21 at 7:00 PM for our first General PTA Meeting. Come learn about Title 1 Programming, 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 $8.00.  Click here to join online. You will receive many discounts with your PTA card.  

     

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

     

    What is Title 1?: Join me for a short presentation at our PTA meeting to learn what Title I is, how funding is used, and the ways in which Powell will work to engage you in your child’s education.  You will be provided the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the Title 1 program.  We hope to see you on Tuesday at 7:00 PM. 

     

    Title 1 Funding: While school meals are free for all students, we continue to ask families to apply for Meal Benefits. WCPSS uses WCPSS Child Nutrition Services free and reduced school meal applications to determine Title 1 eligibility and funding.  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.  



    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: Please refer to the email from Mrs. Hart sent on Friday, 8/22/21, with many transportation reminders. 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 principal, Melissa Hart, mhart@wpcss.net

     

    Carpool: Parents using carpool should follow the one way carpool route, which begins on N King Charles Rd, turns 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.  To assist with congestion and safety, Raleigh City Council has now mandated No Parking on School Days from 8:45-9:30 AM and 3:30-4:15 PM on Marlborough Road.  During this time, Raleigh PD may enforce this No Parking Zone by issuing citations as needed.  

     

    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.

     

    Walkers: Students walking to school should not arrive on campus before 8:45 AM.  At dismissal, students exit campus through the exterior Multi-Purpose room door.  Parents picking up their child should wait on the sidewalk near this door.  Walking students and families should exit campus promptly.  Students should not be permitted to run or play in the natural areas, around the planted azaleas or near the road and parking lot.  Students considered walkers should be walking to or from school.  If a parent chooses to drive a walker to school, please follow carpool procedures.  Walkers should not be exiting through the walker door and then entering a vehicle.  Please refer to the No Parking information stated above in the carpool section.

     

    School Meals: For the 2021-22 school year, meals are free for all children (18 years of age and younger).  This includes breakfast and lunch. Our CNS will offer a la carte snack items.  Families wishing to purchase these items are encouraged to create a MySchool Bucks account.  

     

    MySchool Bucks: With a MySchool Bucks account paying for a la carte items 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 our school. Once your account is established you may:

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

     

    Emails & Text Message Communication:  Lots of updates and information is shared by text messaging.  If you are not receiving Text Messages from the school, you need to Opt In for School Messenger.  To Opt In, simply 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.  Please make certain that we always have your most up to date phone number, which will be used in case of emergencies.  For more information, click here.

     

    Parent Communication: This school year, Powell teachers and staff will continue using “Talking Points” to communicate information, as well as share curriculum information with you.  Our goal is to engage 100% of our families on a weekly basis.  

     

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



    Have a great week!

     

    Dr. Curtis M. Brower

    Principal

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  • August 22, 2021

    Posted by Curtis Brower on 8/22/2021

    Greetings Powell Families,

     

    We are very excited to begin a new year in person with most of our Powell Panthers tomorrow.  Last school year had many challenges and we are thankful to be putting those challenges behind us.  I hope that each of you have had a fun and restful summer.  It was great seeing everyone who attended our Meet the Teacher event on Thursday evening.  Each week on Sunday afternoon, you will receive a weekly email with lots of reminders.  Please refer to this email to keep in the know of the many events happening at Powell.  You will also receive a text message with a link to the Principal Message on our school website.

     

    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

    Please refer to the email from Mrs. Hart sent on Friday with many transportation reminders. 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 principal, Melissa Hart, mhart@wpcss.net

     

    Carpool

    Parents using carpool should follow the one way carpool route, which begins on N King Charles Rd, turns 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.  To assist with congestion and safety, Raleigh City Council has now mandated No Parking on School Days from 8:45-9:30 AM and 3:30-4:15 PM on Marlborough Road.  During this time, Raleigh PD may enforce this No Parking Zone by issuing citations as needed.  

     

    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.

     

    Walkers

    Students walking to school should not arrive on campus before 8:45 AM.  At dismissal, students exit campus through the exterior Multi-Purpose room door.  Parents picking up their child should wait on the sidewalk near this door.  Walking students and families should exit campus promptly.  Students should not be permitted to run or play in the natural areas, around the planted azaleas or near the road and parking lot.  Students considered walkers should be walking to or from school.  If a parent chooses to drive a walker to school, please follow carpool procedures.  Walkers should not be exiting through the walker door and then entering a vehicle.  Please refer to the No Parking information stated above in the carpool section.

     

    School Meals

    For the 2021-22 school year, meals are free for all children (18 years of age and younger).  This includes breakfast and lunch. Our CNS will offer a la carte snack items.  Families wishing to purchase these items are encouraged to create a MySchool Bucks account.  

     

    MySchool Bucks

    With a MySchool Bucks account paying for a la carte items 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 our school. Once your account is established you may:

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

    Title 1 Funding

    While school meals are free for all students, we continue to ask families to apply for Meal Benefits. WCPSS uses WCPSS Child Nutrition Services free and reduced school meal applications to determine Title 1 eligibility and funding.  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.  

     

    Kindergarten Staggered Entry

    This week, Kindergarten students will begin school on a staggered entry schedule.  Students will only attend on their scheduled day.  Parents and students are invited to Kindergarten Meet the Teacher on Friday, August 27th from 3:00 - 5:00 PM.  First Full Day for Kindergarten is Monday, August 30th, 2021.

     

    Tea & Tissues for Kindergarten Parents

    Monday, August 30th, Kindergarten families, after your little one heads off to their first day of school, stop by the tables by the breezeway for Tea & Tissues with other families and an opportunity to meet our PTA Executive Board.

     

    Race for Education Kickoff

    Our 10th annual Race for Education fundraiser information is coming home on Tuesday, August 31, 2021.  Be sure to ask your child about it. Please consider volunteering and/or contributing financially to the fundraising effort.  Our goal this year is $15,000. More information will be coming soon, including our Race for Education date.

     

    PTA General Meeting

    Join us on Tuesday, 08/31/21 at 7:00 PM for our first General PTA Meeting. Come 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 $8.00.  Click here to join online.. You will receive many discounts with your PTA card.  

     

    MemberHUB

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

     

    Bagels with Brower

    Grab a bagel and coffee and join us virtually on Google Meet this Friday, 08/27/21 at 9:00 AM.  Join Principal Brower and Magnet Coordinator, Cris Lauren to hear and learn about Domains and Electives being offered this school year. A Google Meet Link will be sent closer to the event this week.

     

    Magnet Registration Materials

    Be on the lookout for Magnet Domain & Elective Registration materials coming home this week.  

     

    Chromebooks

    All students in WCPSS will now be assigned their own Chromebook.  If your child does not already have a Chromebook or is eligible for an exchange, you will be contacted by text and email. Chromebook pick up takes place this Tuesday, August 24th from 4:00 - 6:00 PM. 

     

    Emails & Text Message Communication

    Lots of updates and information is shared by text messaging.  If you are not receiving Text Messages from the school, you need to Opt In for School Messenger.  To Opt In, simply 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.  Please make certain that we always have your most up to date phone number, which will be used in case of emergencies.  For more information, click here.

     

    Parent Communication

    This school year, Powell teachers and staff will continue using “Talking Points” to communicate information, as well as share curriculum information with you.  Our goal is to engage 100% of our families on a weekly basis.  

     

    Facebook & Twitter

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



    Have a great week!

     

    Dr. Curtis M. Brower

    Principal

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  • 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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