September 18th, 2022

Posted by Curtis Brower on 9/18/2022

Domains and Electives Begin on Tuesday 09/20/22. Your child’s domain and elective schedule was sent home last Thursday. If you have any questions, please contact our Magnet Program Coordinator, Cristen Laurens - This school year, Mondays will be magnet down days. Students will not go to their domain in the morning, rather they will participate in the district Social Emotional Learning program, Second Step, as a class.  They will attend their classroom specials on Monday afternoons. 


4th & 5th Grade AIG Testing Nomination Window: Families and teachers can nominate 4th and 5th grade students for fall AIG testing during the nomination window from September 19 to September 30, 2022.  A nomination does not guarantee that a student will go through the AIG evaluation process. The School Based Committee for Gifted Education (SBCGE) examines data to determine if a student is referred for evaluation. All students must be nominated through an online form, which will open for responses on September 19.  Nominations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on September 30 on this form.  Please contact Ann Poisson at with any questions.


PTA Spirit Night - Two Roosters Ice Cream - Stop by 215 E Franklin St. Raleigh, for some ice cream and support our PTA on Tuesday, 9/20/22 from 3:00 - 9:00 PM.  Don't forget to mention you're there in support of Powell and 20% of the proceeds will be donated to the PTA.


Powell School Events Calendar: Do you subscribe to our School Website calendar for all events? If not, you can subscribe to the Website Calendar and have it sync with your Google Calendar, iCal, Outlook, etc. Find the Calendar URL & learn how to sync your calendars here!


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 has officially kicked off. Race day is Monday, October 31st, 2022. Race packets came home last 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 $20,000. 


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