Pamela K. Van Mooy
Powell Elementary School
December 18, 2012
Building Happenings: There is an air of excitement at Powell School. It is the land of “true believers”. This is the last week before the “big man” comes so many are on their best behavior, just in case. It is truly fun to watch and listen as children are learning. The Powell School family wishes the Board and the community all the joys of having family close at this holiday time. May your family have a blessed Christmas!
Christmas Vacation - Christmas Vacation begins on December 22, 2012 through January 2, 2013. Classes resume on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at our regular starting time. We are encouraging our students to read and write over the holidays.
MAPS Night - This week our 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students are performing for their parents and families during the MAPS nights. The 4th grades performed on Monday night, the 5th graders are performing tonight and the 6th graders perform on Thursday evening at 7 p.m. The evening, which is organized by Mrs. Kominek our art teacher, Ms. Meyerson our music teacher, and Mrs. Hollenbach our Phys. Ed. Teacher, includes singing, dancing, and an art display. It has been fun to watch and listen as our children perform. Everyone is invited.
Gingerbread – We have welcomed parent and grandparent volunteers in the kindergarten and first grades recently as they helped our students make gingerbread men and houses. The preschool read a book about 2 gingerbread men and then had to spend time finding them after they ran away. Many books have been read and fun has been had while learning! These are the things that make lasting memories.
Effects of Recent Events – With the recent tragic events in Connecticut we have all been made aware again how fragile life is. It is the responsibility of all employees to be sure that all of our students are safe at school. We are always on alert. Parents should be comforted to know that we consider these students as our own kids. Safety of all is a priority. We have all considered what our response would have been.
December 18, 2012 MAPS (5th grade) 7:00 pm in the Gym
December 20, 2012 MAPS (6th grade) 7:00 pm in the Gym
December 21, 2012 Christmas Parties 1:15-2:15 pm
Christmas Vacation is December 22- January 2, 2013. Classes resume on January 3, 2013.
January 14, 2013 Vision Screenings for
January 18, 2013 End of the 1st Semester
January 21, 2013 No School – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 22, 2013 No School – Teacher Records Day
January 25, 2013 Grade Cards go home with students