• November 12th, 2017

    Posted by Curtis Brower at 11/12/2017
    • Veterans Day: I hope that each of you enjoyed the three day weekend and took time to thank a veteran.  I would like to give a shout out and personally thank two of our Powell staff for their service.  Ms. Darlene Adams served both active and reserve in the Army for a total of 20 years. Ms. Connie McCollum served both active and reserve in the Navy for a total of 7 years.  Ladies, thank you again for giving of your time and service to help make our country the great place that it is! 
    • Back Pack Buddies Fall Food Drive: Help out our Back Back Buddies program by sending in nonperishable food items this week November 13th – 17th.  Donations should be turned in to classroom teachers.  Each grade level will have a collection contest with one school wide winner as well.  Let’s fill those boxes each day.  The pancake breakfast and math night are also a great time to grab some extra cans or boxes out of your pantry and drop them at school.
    • Annual FREE Pancake Breakfast: This Wednesday, November 15th, the Powell PTA will be hosting a Pancake Breakfast from 7:45 AM to 8:30 AM. This is a great time to get to know one another and meet your child's friends!  The breakfast is a FREE event! To make it happen, the PTA needs VOLUNTEERS. Click the following to Volunteer or Donate items.
    • Math Night: Join us on Thursday, November 16th for Math Night.  We will be having a FREE dinner from 5:30 – 6:15 PM, followed by some exciting data & measurement activities from 6:00 – 7:00 PM.  We hope to see you there.

    • Whole School Marbles Field Trip: This Thursday, November 16th, our whole school will be joining in the fun to Play at Marbles.  It is very important for all students to arrive to school on time.  Buses will be leaving Powell at 9:30 AM.
    • Fall Picture Retakes & Club Picture Day: Friday, November 17th

    • All Pro Dad’s Day Breakfast is Coming SoonAll 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 is very excited to begin our very own chapter.  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 with be on Thursday, December 14th from 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM in the cafeteria.  To help us plan for our event, please RSVP here! 
    • Parent Interest and Talent Survey: Powell Elementary has many programs and events that support our students' academic success.  Many parents and community partners are involved in making these events fun, engaging, and worthwhile.  If you are interested and willing to help in any way, we can suggest opportunities that match your time, talents, or resources.  Please take a few minutes and complete a PARENT INTEREST AND TALENT SURVEY for each individual parent and family member.  Please complete this survey as soon as possible. 
    • Readvolution Reading Program: Readvolution is a new partnership between the Carolina Hurricanes and Wake County Public Schools. The program challenges 114 elementary schools to read 2,020 books, asking individual students to perform 20 minutes of reading outside the classroom each day during the first semester, from Oct. 2 through Jan. 12. As they achieve goals, students and teachers will be rewarded with free tickets to Hurricanes games, school appearances from Stormy and the Pepsi Storm Squad, teacher recognitions and more.  Visit the Readvolution Site to learn more and to log your books and time.  Students have access to their accounts using their Student ID number, which is also their lunch number.  Powell has currently read 176 books.  Help Powell make our way to the top of the leader board by logging your books today. 
    • Text Messaging: Are you receiving school messenger text messages?  If not, please opt in today.  To Opt In, text the word YES to the number 67587.  We send important announcements and reminders using text messaging.  Opt in Today!
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  • November 5th, 2017

    Posted by Curtis Brower at 11/5/2017
    • Quarter 1 Report Cards: Report cards will distributed and sent home in Tuesday folders this week on November 7th

    • Veterans Day Observance: No School for Students or staff this Friday, November 10th
    • Back Pack Buddies Fall Food Drive: Help out our Back Back Buddies program by sending in nonperishable food items next week November 13th – 17th.  Donations should be turned in to classroom teachers.  Each grade level will have a collection contest with one school wide winner as well. 
    • Annual FREE Pancake Breakfast: On Wednesday, November 15th, the Powell PTA will be hosting a Pancake Breakfast from 7:45 AM to 8:30 AM. This is a great time to get to know one another and meet your child's friends!  The breakfast is a FREE event! To make it happen, the PTA needs VOLUNTEERS. Click the following to Volunteer or Donate items.
    • Math Night: Join us on Thursday, November 16th for Math Night.  We will be having a FREE dinner from 5:30 – 6:15 PM, followed by some exciting data & measurement activities from 6:00 – 7:00 PM.  We hope to see you there.
    • Parent Interest and Talent Survey: Powell Elementary has many programs and events that support our students' academic success.  Many parents and community partners are involved in making these events fun, engaging, and worthwhile.  If you are interested and willing to help in any way, we can suggest opportunities that match your time, talents, or resources.  Please take a few minutes and complete a PARENT INTEREST AND TALENT SURVEY for each individual parent and family member.  Please complete this survey as soon as possible. 
    • Readvolution Reading Program: Readvolution is a new partnership between the Carolina Hurricanes and Wake County Public Schools. The program challenges 114 elementary schools to read 2,020 books, asking individual students to perform 20 minutes of reading outside the classroom each day during the first semester, from Oct. 2 through Jan. 12. As they achieve goals, students and teachers will be rewarded with free tickets to Hurricanes games, school appearances from Stormy and the Pepsi Storm Squad, teacher recognitions and more.  Visit the Readvolution Site to learn more and to log your books and time.  Students have access to their accounts using their Student ID number, which is also their lunch number.  Powell has currently read 176 books.  Help Powell make our way to the top of the leader board by logging your books today. 
    • Text Messaging: Are you receiving school messenger text messages?  If not, please opt in today.  To Opt In, text the word YES to the number 67587.  We send important announcements and reminders using text messaging.  Opt in Today!
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  • October 29th, 2017

    Posted by Curtis Brower at 10/29/2017

    Greetings Powell Families,

    • Race for Education – Tomorrow, Monday, October 30th, is our PTA’s biggest and only fundraiser for the year on.  Please, reach out to your friends and family and remind them that we are counting on their support.  We are ¾ way to our $15,000 goal!  Be sure to bring a light jacket, it’s going to be a chilly day tomorrow.  The schedule for Race day is as follows:
    • 5th grade - 9:30-10:25
    • 4th grade - 10:30-11:25
    • 1st grade - 11:30-12:25
    • Lunch for volunteers - 12:30-1:25
    • Pre-K/K/CCK - 1:30-2:25
    • 2nd & 3rd grade - 2:30-3:25

    • End of Quarter 1: Monday, October 30th marks the end of Quarter 1.  Report cards will be sent home in next week’s Tuesday folders.
       
    • Teacher Workday:  No School for Students - Tuesday, October 31st

    • Bagels with Brower – Join us on Friday, November 1st at 8:45 AM in the Media Center for our next Principal talk and Bagels with Brower
    • Magnet & Early College Fair: Fifth grade parents are encouraged to attend the Magnet & Early College Fair this Saturday, November 2nd 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM at Southeast Raleigh HS, 2600 Rock Quarry Road, Raleigh, 27610
    • Parent Interest and Talent Survey: Powell Elementary has many programs and events that support our students' academic success.  Many parents and community partners are involved in making these events fun, engaging, and worthwhile.  If you are interested and willing to help in any way, we can suggest opportunities that match your time, talents, or resources.  Please take a few minutes and complete a PARENT INTEREST AND TALENT SURVEY for each individual parent and family member.  Please complete this survey as soon as possible. 
    • Readvolution Reading Program: Readvolution is a new partnership between the Carolina Hurricanes and Wake County Public Schools. The program challenges 114 elementary schools to read 2,020 books, asking individual students to perform 20 minutes of reading outside the classroom each day during the first semester, from Oct. 2 through Jan. 12. As they achieve goals, students and teachers will be rewarded with free tickets to Hurricanes games, school appearances from Stormy and the Pepsi Storm Squad, teacher recognitions and more.  Visit the Readvolution Site to learn more and to log your books and time.  Students have access to their accounts using their Student ID number, which is also their lunch number.  Powell has currently read 176 books.  Help Powell make our way to the top of the leader board by logging your books today. 
    • Text Messaging: Are you receiving school messenger text messages?  If not, please opt in today.  To Opt In, text the word YES to the number 67587.  We send important announcements and reminders using text messaging.  Opt in Today!
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  • October 22nd, 2017

    Posted by Curtis Brower at 10/22/2017
    • Parent Interest and Talent Survey: Powell Elementary has many programs and events that support our students' academic success.  Many parents and community partners are involved in making these events fun, engaging, and worthwhile.  If you are interested and willing to help in any way, we can suggest opportunities that match your time, talents, or resources.  Please take a few minutes and complete a PARENT INTEREST AND TALENT SURVEY for each individual parent and family member.  Please complete this survey as soon as possible. 
    • Box Tops Collection: It’s time for our first Box Tops collection.  Please send in your Box Tops by tomorrow, October 23rd. Check your Box Tops at home, there is a November 1st expiration date fast approaching.  Be on the lookout for some fun Box Top collection raffles coming soon.

    • 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 2017-2018 theme: Within Reach.  Submission due date is this Tuesday, October 24th.
    • Unity Day of Bullying Prevention – Wear an ORANGE SHIRT – Wednesday, October 25th.  Wear ORANGE in the school, workplace, home, and community.  It can be an orange T-Shirt, tie, wristband, socks, or even shoelaces.  Let’s pull together and unit in a day against bullying.
    • Science Night: Join us this Thursday, October 26th for Science Night.  Students and families will visit many hands on stations with lots of learning opportunities.  There will also be a live animal station.  A FREE Pizza dinner will be served from 5:30 - 6:15 PM.  Science stations will be open from 6:00 - 7:00 PM.  

    • Ident-a-Kid - Friday, October 27thIdent-a-Kid is a child ID card which provides parents and law enforcement with crucial information should your child become lost or mission.

    • Disability History and Awareness Month: October is Disability History and Awareness Month (DHAM).  DHAM is an opportunity for student's and citizens to learn about the many abilities that people with disabilities possess.  This year's theme is "PossABILITIES."  Our students and staff will be participating in lessons and activities to promote awareness.

    • National Bullying Prevention Month: Every October, schools across the county join STOMP Out Bullying in observing National Bullying Prevention Month. The goal is to encourage communities to work together to stop bullying and cyberbullying by increasing awareness of the prevalence and impact of bullying on all children of all ages. Our students and staff will be participating in lessons and activities to promote awareness.

    • Race for Education – We are one week away from PTA’s biggest and only fundraiser for the year on Monday, October 30th.  Please, reach out to your friends and family and remind them that we are counting on their support.  We are ½ way to our $15,000 goal!  The schedule for Race day is as follows:

    5th grade - 9:30-10:25

    4th grade - 10:30-11:25

    1st grade - 11:30-12:25

    Lunch for volunteers - 12:30-1:25

    Pre-K/K/CCK - 1:30-2:25

    2nd & 3rd grade - 2:30-3:25

    • Text Messaging: Are you receiving school messenger text messages?  If not, please opt in today.  To Opt In, text the word YES to the number 67587.  We send important announcements and reminders using text messaging.  Opt in Today!
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  • October 15th, 2017

    Posted by Curtis Brower at 10/15/2017
    • Parent Interest and Talent Survey: Powell Elementary has many programs and events that support our students' academic success.  Many parents and community partners are involved in making these events fun, engaging, and worthwhile.  If you are interested and willing to help in any way, we can suggest opportunities that match your time, talents, or resources.  Please take a few minutes and complete a PARENT INTEREST AND TALENT SURVEY for each individual parent and family member.  Please complete this survey as soon as possible. 
    • Early Release Day: This Friday, October 20th is our next Early Release Day.  Students will be dismissed at 1:15 PM. 
    • Early Release Day Teacher Luncheon: PTA will be hosting our 2nd Early Release Teacher Luncheon! This time they are putting together a fun Hot Dog bar for our terrific staff! Please sign up here to bring an item or help if you can! 
    • Box Tops Collection: It’s time for our first Box Tops collection.  Please send in your Box Tops by October 23rd. Check your Box Tops at home, there is a November 1st expiration date fast approaching.  Be on the lookout for some fun Box Top collection raffles coming soon.

    • 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 2017-2018 theme: Within Reach.  Submission due date is Tuesday, October 24th.
    • Science Night: Join us on Thursday, October 26th for Science Night.  Students and families will visit many hands on stations with lots of learning opportunities.  There will also be a live animal station.  A FREE Pizza dinner will be served from 5:30 - 6:15 PM.  Science stations will be open from 6:00 - 7:00 PM.  

    • Disability History and Awareness Month: October is Disability History and Awareness Month (DHAM).  DHAM is an opportunity for student's and citizens to learn about the many abilities that people with disabilities possess.  This year's theme is "PossABILITIES."  Our students and staff will be participating in lessons and activities to promote awareness.

    • National Bullying Prevention Month: Every October, schools across the county join STOMP Out Bullying in observing National Bullying Prevention Month. The goal is to encourage communities to work together to stop bullying and cyberbullying by increasing awareness of the prevalence and impact of bullying on all children of all ages. Our students and staff will be participating in lessons and activities to promote awareness.

    • Text Messaging: Are you receiving school messenger text messages?  If not, please opt in today.  To Opt In, text the word YES to the number 67587.  We send important announcements and reminders using text messaging.  Opt in Today!
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