October 2nd, 2022

Posted by Curtis Brower on 10/2/2022

Greetings Powell Families,


National Custodian Appreciation Week: This week, we recognize our awesome Head Custodian, Mr. James Evans. Mr. Evans is one of our super heroes at Powell. He works behind the scenes ensuring that Powell is clean and ready for learning. Mr. Evans always goes above and beyond his job duties.  We are fortunate to have him on our team. We also celebrate our contracted night crew, Alfredo & Manuela. Thank you, Mr. Evans, Alfredo and Manuela, for all your hard work and dedication to our school. Take a moment this week to send in a note of appreciation or card of thanks for their hard work. 


NC State Fair Tools For Schools Program - $$ For Your School: For every Adult FastTrack Gate Admission Ticket purchased using a school code (536), the State Fair will donate $2 to the school. For every Child FastTrack Gate Admission Ticket purchased using a school code, the State Fair will donate $1 to the school. Online Advance Sale Only through October 13. Purchase your tickets here. Enter Membership ID 536 for Powell.


Race for Education: Our 11th annual Race for Education fundraiser is underway. Race day is Monday, October 31st, 2022. Are you posting on your Social Media and reaching out to friends and family? Please consider volunteering and/or contributing financially to the fundraising effort.  Our goal this year is $20,000. Please share and donate online by using the following link: https://tinyurl.com/powellrace. More information such as examples of social media post, email templates, and a copy of the donation letter can be found here. QUESTIONS??? Contact our Race Coordinator at PowellPTARaceForEd@gmail.com


Quarter 1 Interim Reports Sent Home: The weather delayed our Quarter 1 interim reports. They will be sent home on Monday, 10/03/22.


Bagels with Brower: Did you miss Bagels with Brower on 09/30/22? Watch the replay to hear about Title 1 Funding and the AIG Identification Process. 


School Improvement Team Meeting: Our next SIT meeting is on 10/05/22 at 7:40 AM in the Media Center. 


College Colors Day: Wear your favorite college T-Shirts and colors this Friday, 10/07/22.


Teacher Workday - No School for Students:  Monday 10/10/22


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.


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 https://www.wcpss.net/meals 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.  

Have a great week!


Dr. Curtis M. Brower