Families, if you have not filled out the school environment survey that was posted a few weeks ago, please click the link to do so now. We value your opinion in making Holice Powell the very best school for your children. https://www.dyercs.net/article/394083?org=holice-powell-elementary-school&fbclid=IwAR2Qmp0iqe4tCt2OFW2m4Th8Ah47w-bT-R4u1SwhJaCLrXj9VtwHz68x4lM
The Dyer County School System will be closed February 19 due to inclement weather.
Due to changes in the upcoming inclement weather, Dyer County Schools will close school on Wednesday, February 10 at 12:30 pm. Decisions for the remainder of the week will be made as soon as possible and posted to social media outlets.
School will be in session on Friday, September 11 for ALL Dyer County students.
T-Shirt Contest: Each year, Dyersburg Electric purchases T-shirts for the students and staff. Similar to last year, the students have been asked to design the T-shirt again this year. One student’s design will be picked for the 2020-2021 school year. Designs are limited to one color, and designs must be submitted to their teacher by Friday, September 25, 2020. We cannot wait to see all the students’ designs!
Parent-Teacher Conferences Parent -teacher conferences will be held on Tuesday, September 1, from 3:30 - 6:30. Due to Covid-19 procedures, conferences will look much different this year. Parents will be contacted by their child’s teacher regarding conferences, which are by appointment only. Most conferences will be held over the phone, but if an in-person conference must be scheduled, please note the following protocol: *Appointments only *Only one parent/adult per conference *Temperatures will be taken *Masks are encouraged *Choctaw Academy students will be contacted by the Choctaw Academy teacher regarding progress reports and conferences. Choctaw Academy students do not need to attend parent-teacher conferences at Holice Powell.
We are taking applications for our PreK program. Applications can be picked up in the office.
Each grade level has a private Facebook group. If you have not already joined your child's group for the 2020-2021 school year please do so now. Teachers will share important information, updates, class happenings, and more. Click to find the links. Prekindergarten: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2658135197794754/ Kindergarten: (link coming soon) First Grade: https://www.facebook.com/groups/hpsfirstgrade2020/ Second Grade: https://www.facebook.com/groups/hps2ndgrade/ Third Grade: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2266848990125133/ Fourth Grade: https://www.facebook.com/groups/802660020139123/ Fifth Grade: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mrs.kayla.hps/?fref=gs&dti=615549432333863&hc_location=group
Parents we are excited to share that you can be expecting a phone call in the next few days from your child’s homeroom teacher! If you haven’t heard from someone by next Thursday please call the school.
The Dyer County School System plans to release two Frequently Asked Questions documents early next week. One document will answer questions about school reopening and the other document will be specific to Choctaw Academy. If you have a question that might need to be included in either of these documents, please email that question to dcreopening@dyercs .net.
All Dyer County Schools will hold an early registration on Tuesday, July 14 from 9:00am-1:00pm. This is for students new to our system. Please bring the following documents: certified birth certificate, social security number, proof of residency, and the student's last report card.
If you are wanting to be involved in PTO for the 2020-2021 school year please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The last day to pick up student belongings will be June 17 from 9:00-1:00.
Upcoming 6th grade families: Fifth grade families, if your child is interested in band at Three Oaks please fill out the Google Form below. If you have any questions contact Mr. Hendren. Students will have to have a school sports physical for band in order to participate in outdoor, after-school, and off-campus band activities. One sports physical for the school year is good for EVERY sport/ band that the student participates in that school year. More details to follow on sports physicals. Middle school students can be in band and still play sports, cheer, or dance. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdjv6_syfcBj6obiodu_Z77jOa_MWLdLK66HV72M12PbSfZSA/viewform?usp=sf_link
Please read the news section for information about kindergarten registration for the 2020-2021 school year.
Dear HPS Families, Due to the Governor's Stay at Home Order, we have made the very tough decision to cancel our Easter Egg Hunt Parade. Instead of a parade, we would love for you to place your decorated eggs on the side windows of your car so we can see them as you come through the line at school to pick up breakfasts and lunches on Thursday, April 9 from 10:30 -12:30. You can also can pick up an academic packet on Thursday if you did not make it by the school on Monday.
March 30, 2020 Dear HPS Families, It is the beginning of our second week out of school, and at this time, we are out until April 24. If that changes, announcements will be made on social media as well as in the local paper. This is a difficult time for all of us. Please know that you and your children are in my thoughts on a daily basis. Meals will be provided each day this week. Our pick-up time will continue to be from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Academic packets will be distributed today and will also be available online at dyercs.net. Please continue to monitor the district website, the HPS website, and the HPS Facebook page, as this is a great way to learn about any changes. Each grade level also has a Facebook group, so please join the appropriate page if you have not done so. Our teachers are doing their best to check their emails regularly. If you have a question about any of the work that is provided, please email your child’s teacher. If you need the email address let us know. We will also have someone answering the phone this week between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. You can call during these times if you have any questions. Please tell your children that we miss them and are thinking about them. We hope to see you soon. Warmly, Rena McKnight
We want to make sure you are connected to your child's teacher. If you are not already part of their classroom or grade level group, please join now. Teachers share lots of information that is relevant to their classrooms in these groups and it is a great way to stay involved and build classroom community. Preschool: https://www.facebook.com/groups/229795598208563/ Kindergarten: https://www.facebook.com/groups/668901580531469/?ref=share Mrs. Lori’s First Grade: https://www.facebook.com/groups/walker1stgrade/ Mrs. Megan’s First Grade: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2419215575010700/ Second Grade: https://www.facebook.com/groups/holicepowellsecondgrade/ Third Grade: https://www.facebook.com/groups/463665934401130/ Fourth Grade: https://www.facebook.com/groups/615549432333863/?fref=nf Mrs. Kayla’s Fifth Grade: https://www.facebook.com/groups/951515265194861/ Mrs. Sara’s Fifth Grade: https://www.facebook.com/groups/486560765504809/
Academic packets will go home Monday, March 30 during meal pick ups from 10:30-12:30.
There is no KEYS or Choctaw Childcare Thursday, March 12.
Yearbooks are still on sale for $20. Order yours today!
Lots going on here at HPS. Mark your calendars!!! Feb. 3-7: Scholastic Book Fair Feb. 4: Parent Teacher Conference from 3:30-6:30. The book fair will be open during this time. Feb 4: NO KEYS after school due to PTC Feb. 7: Deadline for Candy Gram forms and money ($1 each) Feb. 14: Yearbook order deadline ($20) Feb. 17: Presidents' Day - No School Feb. 27: Spring Pictures
Over the it would be a great time to wash coats, gloves, hats, backpacks, etc. We can't wait to see your smiling faces on Monday, January 6.
December 15-19 will be manager's choice for lunch.
December 9 beginning at 4:30 is Family Literacy Night. Students hear a story, make a craft, make snow, and make a snowman treat to eat. This is a free event for HPS students and families.
Tuesday, December 17 we will have Polar Express day for students who have 3 or less minors and no majors. Eligible students will be able to purchase a soda and a popcorn. Order forms will be going home and must be returned with money by Friday, December 13. All students will be allowed to wear pajamas this day, and they do need to have appropriate shoes for recess and PE.
The food drive will continue until December 11.
On Wednesday we are going to celebrate World Kindness Day. If you have a cardigan, wear it. If you don’t have one still spend the day spreading kindness to all that you meet. A kind word, a simple gesture, or an act of service can go a long way in spreading kindness. Be a positive ripple of change, and be the change you wish to see in the world.
Fall Festival is October 26 from 3:30-6:30.
Students need to wear their new orange HPS shirts on Thursday, September 26.
Picture forms and money are due Thursday, September 26. Make up pictures will be taken on Friday, October 4 for students who were absent.
There will be no after school on Tuesday, September 10 due to parent-teacher conferences.
The week of September 2-6 is a 3 day week for students. Ms. Rena is challenging all students and staff members to have 100% attendance for this week. The class or classes with 100% attendance next week will receive a reward during the week of September 9-13. Can you meet the challenge?
Thursday, August 29 will be NED’s Mindset Mission Show. Items are available for purchase at the show. Please refer to the note that will be sent home on Monday. Checks can be made payable to Ned’s Shows. If sending cash, please send exact amount of money as we cannot make change. Please send check or cash in an envelope or a Ziploc bag.
Each year Dyersburg Electric purchases the entire staff and students a tshirt. This year the students have been asked to help design the shirt. One student's design will be picked for the 2019-2020 school year. Please have them submit their design to their teacher by Friday, August 23. Limit the design to one color. We can't wait to see the students' great ideas!
It's not too late to register your child for Holice Powell. Someone will be in our office each day until 3:00 to assist with enrolling new students. If you're interested in Choctaw Childcare, stop by the office to fill out an application. More information can be found in the news section.
Choctaw Childcare now available. http://www.dyercs.net/article/120376 Registration for Choctaw Childcare After School Program begins today at your zoned school.
On July 15 we want to take pictures of any students who will attend HPS for the 2019-2020 school year. These pictures will be used around the building. There will be a photographer at the school from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. All students who are interested in having their picture made to possibly be used in the school, please stop by the school with a parent/guardian on Monday, July 15 between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Parents will be asked to sign a permission form for the use of the image.
Save Box Tops for HPS and Pop Tabs for the Ronald McDonald House over the summer. We'll still be collecting them this upcoming school year.
Reading over summer is vital in keeping up a student's reading proficiency. The library is offering many activities over the summer and of course there's lots of great books to check out. Check out their Facebook page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/McIversGrantPublicLibrary/
Congratulations to the April classroom VIPs: Emma Pearson, Kaitlynn Schoggen, Madelyn Campbell, Olivia Howell, Bobbie Webb, Konner Duncan, Briley Webb, Nicholas Bullington, Lauren Whitefield, Kalee Baker, Jada Bates
Holice Powell Title I Spring Parent Meeting Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 3:45 p.m. in the cafeteria. All parents of Preschool - 5th grade students are encouraged to attend.
Dyer County Schools will register children for the Pre-K classes on Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. and on Friday, April 12, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at the Milton McGee Auditorium, 159 Everett Ave, Dyersburg. Applications will be available the day of registration. Your child must be four years old by August 15, 2019, to be eligible for the program. If you are interested, please bring the following information with you the day of registration: Child's Certified Birth Certificate (not the Mother's Copy) Child's social security number Proof of income for ALL adults in the household Child's most current physical and shot record (TN shot form) Proof of residency (utility bill or lease) *Please remember, applying for the Pre-K program does not automatically enroll your child. Notification letters will be mailed June 5th. Please bring your child to registration if possible. Vision, speech and hearing screenings will be conducted.
Kindergarten Registration will take place on Wednesday, April 10th from 8:15-3:30 at each elementary school. A child must be 5 years old on or before August 15, 2019 to attend Kindergarten during the 2019-2020 school year. Parents may pick up registration packets at their child's school. Included in this packet will be: (1) an explanation of requirements for enrollment (2) and a registration form. State law requires that all children have a physical examination and proof of immunizations before entering school. You may register your child without the immunization record and physical, but you must have them both before school starts August 1, 2019. On registration day parents need to bring the following: child's birth certificate, the child's social security number and the Certificate of Immunizations form (if you have physical and immunization record already completed).
We hope everyone had a wonderful spring break and are ready to kick off the last quarter on March 25. Let's show our Choctaw spirit and do our best every day!
KEYS Families: Holice Powell is fortunate to have KEYS, a tutoring program for our school that allows for help with homework as well as enrichment activities. This program is a federally funded grant program, and one of the requirements is to receive feedback from the parents of our attendees. If you child has attended tutoring, even only once, would you please take a few minutes to complete the online survey. The link to the survey is: http://tiny.utk.edu/PARENT You will need the HPS program code which is 228. Thank you for your help.
Spring picture orders are due by Tuesday, March 26.
Individual spring pictures will be February 27, 2018.
Parent teacher conferences for grades Prek-8 will be held February 7 from 3:30-6:30.
Leadership Team meeting Thursday, January 10. Pick up at 4:15.
Students will be dismissed at 11:00 on Friday, December 21 for holiday break. Buses will run, but lunch will not be served. Students will return on Monday, January 7. It will be a full day of school.
PreK-5 Christmas Program: Wednesday, December 19 at 1:30,
Menu change for 11-29-18 Menu change for tomorrow Pork and gravy Or Creamy chicken casserole Roll Roasted squash medley Pinto beans Pineapple
The plan is now for the Thanksgiving lunch to be held on Friday, November 16. The PreK parent lunch will also be on Friday.
In case of school closings and early dismissals check the district's web page dyercs.net and for notifications on your phone utilize the TeamReach app. Directions on how to get the app are also located on our district page. Dyer County Schools is still using TeamReach for District Notifications. Groupcode: DCANNOUNCE
Dyer County Schools is still using TeamReach for District Notifications. Groupcode: DCANNOUNCE Go to http://www.dyercs.net/notifications--4 and click on "Notifications" to find out more information and to learn how to install the app.
There will be NO after school today, Monday, November 5. We WILL still have the PTO meeting today at 3:45.
Thank you to everyone who made our fall festival week a success. We are thankful to have such a supportive community for our students.
Leadership Team meeting Thursday, October 11. Pick up at 4:15.
Please bring the following by Thursday, October 11: PreK-2: (2) full size candy bars 3-4: (1) 2-liter Coke or Pepsi Product 5: (1) 2- liter Diet Coke or Pepsi Product
There WILL be the KEYS after school program today, Thursday, September 6, 2018.
There will be no school for students on Friday, September 7. Picture orders are due by Thursday, September 13.
August Box Tops are due by this Friday. Let’s see how many we can get this year!
Monday, September 3 is Labor Day and Friday, September 7 is teacher inservice. There will be no school for students on these days.
The deadline for most paid PTO dues is August 31.
Don't forget to fill out the PTO membership form. The class with the most paid PTO members will receive a party. PTO is also collecting Box Tops again this year with class rewards every certain number of Box Tops. HPS will also be collecting Pop Tabs for the Ronald McDonald House again this year. Last year we were the first place winner at PopTabPalooza. Let's see if we can do it again this year!
We had 9 out of 12 winners in the WLJT Young Writers and Illustrators contest. Watch their stories here: http://wljt.org/kidsteachers180713.php
School supply lists can be found in the documents section under the menu tab.
Mark your calendars! Thursday, July 26: Dyer County Schools Community Night,from 6:00-7:30 pm at DCHS Friday, July 27: first day of school. Students will dismiss at 11:00 Monday, July 30: full day of school Tuesday, July 31: Family Picnic and PTO meeting at HPS from 5:00-6:15, see image for more information