• January 19th, 2020

    Posted by Curtis Brower on 1/19/2020

    Dear Parents and Guardians,

     

    Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday


    No School for staff or students tomorrow,  01/20/20, in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday.

     

    Beginning Band & Orchestra Concert

    Join us this Thursday, 01/23/20 at 6:30 PM for our 1st Semester Beginning Band and Orchestra Concert

     

    Schoolwide Spelling Bee

    Congratulations to 4th grader Alyssa Levy, our 2019-2020 Scripps Spelling Bee school champion.  Our classroom winners were spectacular spellers at the school bee.  We wish Alyssa well as she represents Powell at the WCPSS Spelling Bee on March 14th.  

     

    Donors Choose DOUBLE Day for Music & Arts

    Thank you for your continued support of our school with teacher Donors Choose projects.  Our Powell community continues to fund many projects each year.  We currently have 6 projects posted, 2 of which are Music & Arts.  This Thursday, January 23, 2020 an anonymous supporter of arts education is DOUBLING every donation to Music & the Arts projects on DonorsChoose, for one day only.  Help these projects get funded by making a donation this Thursday, January 23.

     

    End of Semester Celebration

    On Monday, January 27th, 2020 Powell will be holding an End of Semester Celebration! This celebration is replacing the previous PBIS Royal lunch and Dance. It will take place during class specials that day.  We are looking for volunteers to help during the three different dance times and for snack/water donations.  Sign up to volunteer or donate items here.

     

    Domain Share Day

    We invite parents and family members to our 1st Semester Domain Share Day on Friday, January 31, 2020.  Grades 3 - 5 students will be sharing information about their domains from 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM.  Grade K - 2 students will be sharing information about their domains from 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM.  We hope you can join us on Friday, January 31st.

     

    Powell School Events Calendar


    Are you linked up to our Powell School Events Calendar?  If not, we encourage you to subscribe to our calendar to keep up to date with events happening at Powell.  

    Public Address in iCal format to add to Google or Apple: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/powelles%40wcpss.net/public/basic.ics 

     

    You can also view the calendard in a webpage.
    Public URL to view calendar: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=powelles%40wcpss.net&ctz=America%2FNew_York 

     

     

    AIG Nomination Window

    Parents of fourth and fifth grade students:  If you would like your child nominated for consideration into the AIG program, please contact Ms. Fox, in writing, by Friday, January 24.  Her email address is sfox@wcpss.net, or you can fill out the online form

     

    WAKE Up and Read Campaign


    The 2020 WAKE Up and Read campaign will run from January 6th through February 15th. It was launched in 2012 to address one of the most critical junctures to lifelong success, reading on grade-level by 3rd grade.  This unique community coalition includes education, civic, philanthropic, and business leaders from across Wake County, all working together to help every child develop the necessary skills for success in school and beyond. Our shared goal is to ensure that more children have the tools and resources they need to become lifelong readers and learners.  Powell is a drop off site for WAKE Up and Read.  Bring your gently used or new books and place them in the box in the lobby.   Even if you don’t have children’s books, you can purchase items to support the drive, including through the WAKE Up and Read Amazon, Barnes, and Noble, or Quail Ridge Books wish lists.  Donations are also welcome and may be made online through the Wake Ed Partnership.  Thanks for your support!

     

    Magnet Tours

    Do you know families that would like to learn more about our magnet program and tour our school?  Word of mouth is the best advertising.  Please tell your neighbors and friends to come check us out.  They can sign up here for a tour.

     

    Kindergarten Registration

    It’s time to register for Kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year.  A child must be 5 years old on or before August 31 of the current school year to attend kindergarten. Visit the WCPSS Kindergarten Page to learn more about the requirements for registration.

     

    Inclement Weather Reminders


    As we begin the wintery portion of our school year, I want to share a few reminders regarding inclement weather days.  When WCPSS operates on a 2 or 3 Hour Delay, Powell does not serve breakfast.  In addition, the Early Care program opens 2 or 3 hours late.  School lunch is served everyday, regardless of a delay or Early Dismissal.  In the event of an Early Dismissal because of inclement weather, all afternoon and evening activities, including After School Care are cancelled for that day.

     

    Have a great week!

     

    Curtis M. Brower

    Principal

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  • January 13th, 2020

    Posted by Curtis Brower on 1/13/2020

    Dear Parents and Guardians,

     

    School Improvement Meeting - Tuesday 01/14/20 at 7:40 AM

     

    Schoolwide Spelling Bee

    Congratulations to the following classroom Spelling Bee Winners: First Grade: Edward Balhoff – Ms. Crawford, Claire Balhoff – Mrs. McKinnon, Kiernan Hanna – Mr. Stevenson; Second Grade: Eli Spencer – Ms. Palmer, Sebastian Nwokocha – Ms. Thompson; Third Grade: Owen Leo – Ms. Carey, Kaylin Peoples – Mrs. Jardine, Evan Grimes – Ms. Warzecho; Fourth Grade: Xavier Williams – Ms. Brust, Alyssa Levy – Mrs. Cheek; Fifth Grade: Ruth Ann McCallie – Ms. Balthazar, Tristan Mickle – Ms. Medlin.  These contestants will face off on Wednesday, 01/15/20 at 12:00 PM to become the 2020 Powell Spelling Bee champion and will go on to represent Powell at the WCPSS district wide Spelling Bee

     

    Domain Share Day

    We invite parents and family members to our 1st Semester Domain Share Day on Friday, January 31, 2020.  3rd - 5th  grade students will be sharing information about their domains from 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM.  K - 2nd grade students will be sharing information about their domains from 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM.  We hope to see you there.

     

    AIG Nomination Window

    Parents of fourth and fifth grade students:  If you would like your child nominated for consideration into the AIG program, please contact Ms. Fox, in writing, by Friday, January 24.  Her email address is sfox@wcpss.net, or you can fill out the online form

     

    Homework Resources for Parents

    Reminder that we have Homework Resources for parents for Math and Language Arts on our website. You can locate these under the “Parents” tab and then “Homework Resources.”

     

    PTA Reflections

    We had a lot of wonderful entries this year at Powell, and such a wide variety of work!  In fact, this is one of the best years we have had in regards to diversity of entries.  All the projects were very unique.  We have such talented students!  Unfortunately, none of our Powell winners placed at the county level this school year.  Thank you to the students who submitted an entry.  

     

    WAKE Up and Read Campaign


    The 2020 WAKE Up and Read campaign will run from January 6th through February 15th. It was launched in 2012 to address one of the most critical junctures to lifelong success, reading on grade-level by 3rd grade.  This unique community coalition includes education, civic, philanthropic, and business leaders from across Wake County, all working together to help every child develop the necessary skills for success in school and beyond. Our shared goal is to ensure that more children have the tools and resources they need to become lifelong readers and learners.  Powell is a drop off site for WAKE Up and Read.  Bring your gently used or new books and place them in the box in the lobby.   Even if you don’t have children’s books, you can purchase items to support the drive, including through the WAKE Up and Read Amazon, Barnes, and Noble, or Quail Ridge Books wish lists.  Donations are also welcome and may be made online through the Wake Ed Partnership.  Thanks for your support!

     

    Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday - No School - 01/20/20

     

    Magnet Tours

    Do you know families that would like to learn more about our magnet program and tour our school?  Word of mouth is the best advertising.  Please tell your neighbors and friends to come check us out.  They can sign up here for a tour.

     

    Kindergarten Registration

    It’s time to register for Kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year.  A child must be 5 years old on or before August 31 of the current school year to attend kindergarten. Visit the WCPSS Kindergarten Page to learn more about the requirements for registration.

     

    Inclement Weather Reminders


    As we begin the wintery portion of our school year, I want to share a few reminders regarding inclement weather days.  When WCPSS operates on a 2 or 3 Hour Delay, Powell does not serve breakfast.  In addition, the Early Care program opens 2 or 3 hours late.  School lunch is served everyday, regardless of a delay or Early Dismissal.  In the event of an Early Dismissal because of inclement weather, all afternoon and evening activities, including After School Care are cancelled for that day.

     

    Have a great week!

     

    Curtis M. Brower

    Principal

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  • January 5th, 2020

    Posted by Curtis Brower on 1/5/2020 3:00:00 PM

    Dear Parents and Guardians,

     

    We are excited to welcome back our students tomorrow, January 6th, 2020.  I hope that each of you have had a joyous holiday season and a Happy New Year!  The school year is progressing so quickly.  In the next few weeks, we will be wrapping up our first semester and will begin our second semester.  We have many great things planned for 2020.  The winter months will fly by quickly and before we know it, spring will be here.  

     

    Nutcracker Performance


    Kudos to our students and teachers who presented an incredible performance of scenes from The Nutcracker.  Over 115 students participated in this awesome performance.  A very special thank you goes out to the Powell Arts team for their tireless efforts, which began months ago, to create such a stellar performance.  A special thank you also goes out to the numerous Powell staff and parents who volunteered behind the scenes assisting students.

     

    District 4 Board Advisory Council


    The next BAC is this Thursday, 01/09/20 at 5:30 PM at Fuller Magnet Elementary School.

     

    Bagels with Brower


    Join us this Friday, 01/10/20 at 8:45 AM for our next Bagels with Brower.  The topic this month will be our mid-year parent input session.  Your feedback is important to us!  Come on Friday to share your input.  Watch for a survey being sent this week to share your input, if you are unable to attend on Friday.

     

    Magnet Tours


    Do you know families that would like to learn more about our magnet program and tour our school?  Word of mouth is the best advertising.  Please tell your neighbors and friends to come check us out.  They can sign up here for a tour.

     

    Kindergarten Registration


    t’s time to register for Kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year.  A child must be 5 years old on or before August 31 of the current school year to attend kindergarten. Visit the WCPSS Kindergarten Page to learn more about the requirements for registration.

     

    Powell Dance Ensemble Earns ticket to Pieces of Gold


    Congratulations to our Powell Dance Ensemble for making it into Pieces of Gold 2020! Pieces of Gold is a yearly WCPSS tradition, and it showcases the amazing arts happening in our schools every day! Many schools applied and auditioned to make it into this prestigious show, and only a select number were chosen to perform in the showcase. We are so proud of our amazing dancers for their dedication and hard work, and can’t wait to see them shine on the Memorial Auditorium stage on March 4, 2020!

    Powell Dance Ensemble

     

    Have a great week!

     

    Curtis M. Brower

    Principal

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  • December 8th, 2019

    Posted by Curtis Brower on 12/8/2019 3:00:00 PM

    Greetings Powell Families,

     

    PTA Board Meeting 

    Join us for our next PTA Board Meeting tomorrow evening, Monday, 12/09/19 at 6:30 PM in the Media Center.  *Note the new time. All are welcome!

     

    School Improvement Meeting 

    Join us for our next School IMprovement Meeting on Tuesday, 12/10/19 at 7:40 AM in the Media Center.

     

    4th Grade Field Trip - NC History Museum - 12/13/19

     

    Girls on the Run Reindeer 5K Race 

    We wish our Girls on the Run Club well as they participate in the Reindeer 5K Race on Saturday, 12/14/19.  They have been preparing since early fall and are ready to finish strong. Thank you to Ms. Hollingworth, Ms. Krasner, and Mrs. Warzecho for volunteering your time for the Girls on the Run program.

     

    Magnet Tours

    Do you know families that would like to learn more about our magnet program and tour our school?  Word of mouth is the best advertising. Please tell your neighbors and friends to come check us out.  They can sign up here for a tour.

     

    READvolution Reading Program

    Thank you to the families who participated in the READvolution Reading Program.  Our school logged 812 books. WOW!! Kudos to the 23 students who have met their goal of 800 minutes! We are proud of you!!  These 23 students will be receiving a voucher for two FREE tickets to a Carolina Hurricanes game.

     

    Fall Book Fair

    Our Fall Book Fair is coming next week, 12/09/19 - 12/13/19.  All students will visit the Book Fair on Monday, 12/09, to browse the books for sale. Be on the lookout for information from your teacher on the specific day your child will shop at the book fair.  You can view the electronic book fair flyer and shop our book fair from the comfort of your home! Visit our Online Scholastic Book Fair  through 12/14/19.

     

    Amazon Smile


    AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the Powell PTA every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to our Powell PTA. Head over to smile.amazon.com and search for PTA North Carolina Congress Lewis H Powell Gt School PTA.  Always remember to place your order through smile.amazon.com  

     

    Nutcracker Performance & PTA Meeting

    Mark your calendars for an event that you will not want to miss next week on Tuesday, 12/17/19 at 6:30 PM.  Our PTA will have their fall general PTA meeting, followed by our second annual Scenes from the Nutcracker performance.  Our Band and Strings join forces to create the Powell Orchestra providing beautiful sounds for our amazing dancers, singers, and drama scenes.  This performance is one of a kind among elementary schools in WCPSS.

     

    Inclement Weather Make-Up Day

    Next Friday, 12/20/19, is the second inclement weather make-up day.

     

    Have a great week!

     

    Curtis M. Brower

    Principal

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  • December 1st, 2019

    Posted by Curtis Brower on 12/1/2019 3:00:00 PM

    Greetings Powell Families,

     

    Bagels with Brower

    Join us this Friday, 12/06/19 for our next Bagels with Brower from 8:45 AM - 10:00 AM.  Meet our Participate teachers, Ms. Hollingworth, Ms. Balthazar, and Ms. Crawford.  Immediately following Bagels with Brower, 3rd grade parents are invited to Ms. Fox’s classroom to learn about CogAT score information.  If you can’t attend, please join us on Facebook Live.

     

    5th Grade Field Trip, Ligon GT Magnet MS Holiday Performance

    This Friday, our 5th grade students will be traveling to Ligon GT Magnet MS to see the annual holiday performance.  

     

    PTA Spirit Night, Sky Zone

    Our next PTA Spirit Night is here.  Grab your friends and join our PTA this Friday, 12/06/19, from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Sky Zone - 2101 Westinghouse Blvd Suite 111, Raleigh, NC 27604  Proceeds benefit the Powell PTA.

     

    Magnet Tours

    Do you know families that would like to learn more about our magnet program and tour our school?  Word of mouth is the best advertising.  Please tell your neighbors and friends to come check us out.  They can sign up here for a tour.

     

    READvolution Reading Program

    This is the LAST WEEK of the READvolution Reading Program.  Let’s make one last push this week to get books added. Please log your books daily.  We know you have been reading with your child at home.  Did you know that you can backdate your reading log? As of today, our school has logged 730 books. WOW!!  If each student logs just 3 books in the THIS weeks, we will be entered into the drawing to attend the Cool School Field Trip.  We can do it!!!!  Kudos to the 15 students who have already met their goal of 800 minutes! We are proud of you!!

    • Students who achieve the goal of reading 20 minutes per day throughout the allotted time frame (for a total of 800 minutes) will receive complimentary ticket vouchers to a Hurricanes home game.
    • Schools that collectively read 2,020 books between now and December 6 will be entered into a drawing by region to participate in a culminating event (the Cool School Field Trip) at PNC Arena during the school day in February.

     

    Fall Book Fair

    Our Fall Book Fair is coming next week, 12/09/19 - 12/13/19.  All students will visit the Book Fair on Monday, 12/09, to browse the books for sale. Be on the lookout for information from your teacher on the specific day your child will shop at the book fair.  You can view the electronic book fair flyer and shop our book fair from the comfort of your home!  Visit our Online Scholastic Book Fair beginning TODAY through 12/14/19.

     

    Amazon Smile


    AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the Powell PTA every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to our Powell PTA. Head over to smile.amazon.com and search for PTA North Carolina Congress Lewis H Powell Gt School PTA.  Always remember to place your order through smile.amazon.com  

     

    Volunteer Registration

    Volunteer Registration renewals were required to be completed by October 31.  If you did not renew, you will be required to begin a new volunteer registration. Parents and family members can complete the volunteer registration process at any time during the school year.  Please know that it takes several weeks for your clearance to be approved.  If you have the intention of chaperoning a field trip or volunteering at Powell, please complete the registration process well in advance.  If you wait until the week of the event, your approval will most likely not return in time.

     

    PTA Memberhub

    Have you been receiving emails from our school PTA?  If not, visit our Powell PTA Memberhub site to sign up to receive updates and event information.  

     

    Have a great week!

     

    Curtis M. Brower

    Principal

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