September 11th, 2022

Posted by Curtis Brower on 9/11/2022

Greetings Powell Families,


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 form typically helps Student Services provide any necessary resources and support for students. We encourage every family to complete this survey.


Race for Education Kickoff: Our 11th annual Race for Education fundraiser is scheduled for Monday, October 31st, 2022. Information is coming home on Monday, September 12th.  Be sure to ask your child about it. Please consider volunteering and/or contributing financially to the fundraising effort.  Our goal this year is $20,000. 


Family Picnic, PTA General Meeting, & Curriculum Night: Save the date! Join us on Thursday, September 15th, at 5:00 PM for our Family Picnic, first General PTA Meeting, and Curriculum Night. 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.  There will be 2 Curriculum night sessions to learn about grade level instructional practices.


Instructional Assistants Appreciation Day - This Friday, 09/16/22, is Instructional Assistants Appreciation Day. We are so thankful for our 9 IAs at Powell. Has one of our Instructional Assistants gone above and beyond to help your child? Do you have a great memory of something special they have done? Please use this Instructional Assistants Words of Appreciation form to write a short message sharing your words of appreciation to our incredible Instructional Assistants. 

Report COVID Cases to Powell: It is important for families to report positive COVID-19 cases to Powell. All positive cases should be emailed to Dr. Brower - Daily reporting allows the district to detect early trends on a campus or across campuses. In keeping with the timeline used by county health officials for public reporting, our Covid-19 dashboard will be updated each Monday with the previous week's cases. If your child is not feeling well, please have them stay home and get tested for COVID-19. If your student tests positive, report this to our school. The CDC recommends that after 5 days of isolation, you can remove the mask if you have 2 negative tests at least 48 hours apart. Consult to learn when to return after a positive diagnosis. 

If your student has been exposed, they can stay in school as long as they are not experiencing symptoms and have not tested positive for COVID-19. NCDHHS recommends wearing a mask following a COVID-19 exposure.


Title 1 Funding: WCPSS uses WCPSS Child Nutrition Services free and reduced school meal applications to determine Title 1 eligibility and funding.  Go online to 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.  


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

Have a great week!


Dr. Curtis M. Brower