May 8th, 2022

Posted by Curtis Brower on 5/8/2022

Greetings Powell Families,


Happy Mother’s Day to our Powell mothers and mother figures. We hope you have a great day!


Jump Rope for Heart: Thank you for supporting Jump Rope for Heart. Powell raised $3,200.  Way to go! 


Not returning to WCPSS Next Year?: If you know your child will not be attending a Wake County Public School for 2022-2023, Student Assignment requests that you let us know in writing along with what school they will be attending.  Mrs. Bost will contact you before submitting to OoSA to verify that they are sure since they are taken out of the system.  Please email Mrs. Bost at with this information.

Early Checkouts: Early Checkouts are now part of a student's attendance record, just like tardies.  We are seeing an increase in early checkouts. Please keep students in school through the duration of the school day. Early checkouts are entered into PowerSchool.


Bren Bataclan Residency: We are excited to welcome Boston-based artist Bren Bataclan back to Powell for his 4th Mural Residency. All students will participate in an assembly to learn how to draw his fun characters. 5th grade students will design a NC themed mural, highlighting points of interest from the Mountain, Piedmont, and Coastal Plain regions of NC. Bren’s Smile Project has been featured on the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, The Smithsonian Magazine, The Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Detroit Free Press, The San Francisco Chronicle and most recently, PRI's The World.


Powell Pawlooza Rescheduled: Pawlooza has been rescheduled to Friday, May 20th 5:00 - 7:30 PM.


PTA General Meeting & Board Meeting: Join us this Tuesday, 5/10/22 at 7:00 PM for our last PTA General Meeting followed by the PTA Board Meeting. 


National School Nurse : On Wednesday, 5/11/22, we celebrate our School Nurse, Mitzi Searcy.

District 4 BAC Meeting:  District 4 BAC Meeting on Thursday, 5/12/22, 6:00 PM at Rogers Road Elementary School.


Covid-19 Communication Reminder: If your child has tested positive for Covid, if you have a positive Covid Case in your household, or your child is considered a Covid exposure, please email and as soon as possible. All Covid test results should be emailed to


Covid-19 Voluntary Testing: Our Mako Medical Covid-19 Pool testing is off to a great start. Testing takes place Thursday. Parents, if you wish for your child to participate, sign up here. If your child has tested positive for Covid in the past 90 days, they will not participate in the pool testing.


Substitutes:  We are frequently short of substitutes which requires Instructional Assistants to be pulled from their classes and other certified staff being pulled from their assigned tasks.  Have you ever thought about substituting?  Here’s the information if you’d like to help us in this area:  Substitutes Needed 

Have a great week!

Dr. Curtis M. Brower