November 5th, 2023

Posted by Curtis Brower on 11/5/2023

Greetings Powell Families!


School Psychologist Awareness Week - “Let’s Grow Together”  This week, Nov. 7-11 is National School Psychology Week.  We are grateful for our school psychologist, Autumn Robinson, who supports the behavioral health and academic needs of ALL students at Powell. WCPSS school psychologists provide a range of services to support students’ academic achievement and social–emotional well-being. These include counseling, consultation with parents and teachers, participation on professional learning teams and intervention teams, and evaluation services. WCPSS school psychologists are fully committed to working with other district staff to continue to empower our students on a daily basis. Our school psychologists have a long history of being recognized as excellent practitioners and leaders in the field on the state and national level.  Thank you, Mrs. Robinson, we appreciate you!


Notes of Gratitude - During the month of November, Powell staff and students are reflecting on what we are grateful for. We would love to hear from our families about what you are grateful for at Powell Center for Play and Ingenuity Magnet Elementary School. Please take a brief moment to express your gratitude to our amazing staff on this short Google Form. Your words of appreciation make a great impact on our climate and culture.  Thank you!


Race for Education - We had a great race day on Friday.  Thank you to the many family members who volunteered.  We have raised $21,595 (86%) towards our goal of $25,000. Continue to reach out to family and friends for support.


Race for Coins - PTA will lead a fun competition this week to help get closer to our goal. Families and staff will drop pennies, silver coins, and bills into grade level containers on Wednesday & Thursday this week. Watch for a separate flier with more details. 


American Indian Heritage Month - We are excited to celebrate November as National American Indian Heritage Month! This month provides the opportunity to honor and celebrate the history and heritage of American Indians. North Carolina is home to eight state-recognized Indian tribes: the Coharie, the Eastern Band of Cherokee, the Haliwa-Saponi, the Lumbee, the Meherrin, the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation, the Sappony, and the Waccamaw-Siouan.


Quarter 2 Electives Begin - 11/06/23


Teacher Workday - No School for Students - 11/07/23


Veterans Day Observed - No School for Students - 11/10/23


Marbles Family Playdate - Save the date!


Have a great  week!


Dr. Curtis M. Brower