LATEST NEWS

LATEST POWER PTSA NEWS: hit the titles from this list to review announcement
PTSA REFLECTIONS CONTEST DISTRICT WINNERS! - "What is your Story?"
ZAP ZONE Night: Thurs, 3/2 6-9pm
Math Pentathlon Meets Mondays 2:40-3:40pm
8th Grade End-of-Year Party -- Looking for Parent Volunteers!
Science Olympiad: Winner Announced!

Link to Power Community Facebook Page - Managed by PTSA Parent Volunteers
Link to Power_fps Facebook Page - Principal Allyson Robinson's Official Power Middle School Facebook Page

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Power ZAP ZONE Night Thursday March 2nd 6-9pm

Power PTSA’s 2nd Zap Zone event is quickly approaching! 
Our Zap Zone parties are a fabulous fundraiser for the school and a great deal for parents whose kids enjoy Zap Zone! 
 
For $20, your student can enjoy unlimited laser tag, glo-golf and bumper cars. The 8th grd class will also be sponsoring the concession stand at Zap Zone that evening. Pizza, drinks, chips and other treats will be sold with proceeds going towards their End of Year Celebration.  Use this link to sign up to donate concession items or to volunteer your time at the stand March 2nd.

Tickets for this Zap Zone Event will be pre-sold at school at lunchtime on Tues 2/28 or Wed 3/1 and also in the morning on TH 3/2. Every person who buys a pre-sale ticket is eligible for the raffle for 50 free tokens. 

Mark your calendars for this fun evening….your student will not want to miss it! 

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Power Middle School and Student Council are teaming up with You Affirm Self non-profit organization to collect beauty items for the Covent House in Detroit, a homeless shelter for young adults ages 17-24.

Items collected will be distributed during “A Day of Beauty Within” on February 20th and 21st. You Affirm Self provides make-overs and helps sheltered young men and women feel good on the inside and out! This support is meant to help keep up appearance as these young people are working, looking for work, and going to school.

Donations of new beauty and self-care items will be collected during WIN time, or can be dropped off to
Power Middle School office from now through February 15th.  

Suggested Supply List of New Items
Combs (hair picks for men)
Brushes (wave brushes for men)
Hair accessories – bobby pins, hair clips
Eyelashes
Mascara
Lip Gloss
Small Eye Shadow
Nail Buffers
Nail Polish/Adhesive Design
Fingernail Clippers/cleaner
Perfume/Cologne samples
Body Spray
Small Pocket Mirrors
Small Pocket Tissure Packs
Deodorant
Dress socks for Men/stockings for women
Satin Caps
Wave Caps
Shower Caps
Chapstick

Inspirational Valentines notes can also be written and will be handed out the day of the event.

If you have any questions you may contact:
Cheryl Newcomer: CHERYL.NEWCOMER@farmington.k12.mi.us
Ebony Blister: EBONY.BRISTER@farmington.k12.mi.us
Flora Chinchilla: FLORA.CHINCHILLA@farmington.k12.mi.us
Tammy Rasak: TRASAK175@gmail.com
 
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Every Monday the 6th-7th Grade Math Pentathlon Club meets to practice game strategies!

This motivational Program of interactive math board games strengthens basic math concepts and skills, aligns with National and State Mathematics Standards, and stimulates creative thinking while developing problem-solving skills. By using specially designed games and activities, ALL students of varying abilities and learning styles are motivated to enjoy math and spend more time learning this subject matter. 

Math Pentathlon includes K-7th grade levels. Power participates in the Division IV for 6th-7th graders.

This year, the club culminates in a Regional Tournament located at Stoney Creek High School in Rochester, where students within FPS district and surrounding districts play math board games to exercise their excitement towards inner challenges.  

Club Meetings: Mondays, 2:40-3:40pm. Power Cafeteria - Please be on time for pickup.

Tournament Date: Saturday, May 13th
Time: 7:45am – 8:15am CHECK-IN TIME
Location: 
Rochester Community Schools
Stoney Creek High School
575 E Tienken Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48306

More information about registration will be available as we get closer to the Tournament date.
Contact Rohini Sonawane at rohini.sonawane@gmail.com with questions about the club.

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The Farmington Ski Club is open to all students in grades 5-8 at these local schools: Dunckel, East, Hillel, Our Lady of Sorrows, Power and Warner. This is the sixth year the parent-run organization has chaperoned local students on Friday Night Ski and Snowboard outings. Read more about the club and register your student at the official website:
http://www.farmingtonskiclub.com/index.php/become-a-member

Members must re-register each year & establish a new password to purchase 2017 tickets. 

Benefits of membership:
  • Discounted Lift tickets. Optional Rental and Classes each trip are also discounted. (Helmets are required. Alpine Valley has $10 helmet rentals paid in cash to Alpine Valley).
  • Chartered Bus Transportation too and back from Alpine Valley with equipment storage below.
  • Private conference room at Alpine Valley as central meeting place for members.
  • Parent Chaperones have same discounts as members. 
  • Parent Chaperones riding the bus will receive a FREE Lift Ticket for themselves and ONE Student the week they ride.
  • Typical ratio of 8:1 students:chaperones per trip. Chaperones help with rental gear, buy and distribute Lift Tickets/Class Tickets, oversee conference room, ski/snowboard all over mountain with students.
  • All members/chaperones are identified with bright arm bands making group easy to identify on slopes or in lodge.
  • As the largest Chaperoned Club at Alpine Valley, Adults are in constant contact with Alpine Ski Patrol via walkie-talkies monitoring safety and activities of club members.

Quick Facts: 
  • Open to students grades 5-8 of: Dunckel, East, Hillel, Our Lady of Sorrows, Power and Warner. 
  • A yearly $10 membership fee must be paid through the online shopping cart in order to participate
  • All release forms, registration, weekly trip fees are paid through the online store - no cash or checks accepted (except $10 cash helmet rental to Alpine Valley).
  • Ski season is January thru the end of February, with addition weeks added based on weather conditions and member interest. 
  • Parents, Guardians, Grandparents can register as Chaperones to work several jobs and ski.
  • Parent attending may bring siblings or guests at the same discounted Club rates. These guest may ride the chartered bus only if the Parent Chaperone does as well.
  • FIRST BUS LEAVES DUNKEL AT 4:20pm.
    SECOND BUS LEAVES DUNKEL AT 4:40pm.  
    Members may also drive separately and meet at lodge conference room. 
  • BUS ARRIVES BACK TO DUNKEL AT 11:00pm. STUDENTS MUST HAVE RIDE WAITING. 
  • Member announcements are made via a List-Serv to your phone &/or email, including weekly trip registration/cancelations, and bus departure and arrival status.
  • Helmets are required. Alpine Valley has $10 helmet rentals that require CASH payment by students the night of use.
  • Students can bring a bag dinner, but no obvious non-Alpine carry out food such as Little Caesars, Tubby, etc. (simply repackage these items in your own bag). Student should bring cash for purchasing food onsite as option.
  • At least once a season, the Club provides a Pizza Party in the conference room for all attendees. This date is announced on List-Serv.
  • But that's not all -- VIEW MORE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON THE FARMINGTON SKI CLUB SITE.
  • Farmington Ski Club FAQ
Ready to join the club? Click here to Register your student!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 8th Grade End-Of-Year Party Planning is underway!
The 8th Grade End-of-Year Party is scheduled on Tuesday, June 13th at Power Middle School.

Volunteers are needed for party planning. There will be a planning meeting on Wednesday, January 18th, 10am at Panera on Grand River Rd. It would be great for you to be there!

Contact Bernadette Braska, 8th grd Party Chair with questions:  bernadette@mi.rr.com

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ALWAYS SHOP AmazonSmiles to earn $$$ for Power PTSA!
Power PTSA participates in the AmazonSmile Foundation School Rewards Program where .5% of your purchase is awarded back to Power PTSA for eligible purchases made through our Power-Amazon-Smiles link EVERY TIME  you shop Amazon. 
There is NO EXTRA COST TO YOU.  You must login to your Amazon Account through URL https://smile.amazon.com and assign "Power Upper Elementary" as your Charitable Organization for a donation to be made to the Power PTSA.  
Purchase through a regular login to amazon.com or through a mobile app never qualify

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NEW POWER SPIRIT WEAR IS ON SALE ALL YEAR LONG! 

All NEW Power Middle School Spirit Wear designs are now available to order on-line via a website powered by The Sports Hut.  There is an extensive item selection, including t-shirts, hoodies, yoga pants and more, with many cool designs to choose from. Orders will be shipped directly to your home. Samples on display in the Power Main Office!  

Use our exclusive Power Middle School link at www.powermiddlespiritwear.com to place your custom orders! Start at the bottom on this Sport Hut page to pick your Power Middle School graphic, then pick your shirt & sweatshirt styles from there! Look for this flyer in WIN time! 

Any questions, contact Jen Weber at jweber2@mi.rr.com
Thanks for your support!

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SCIENCE OLYMPIAD meetings posted.

Science Olympiad is a science themed competition in which students compete as a school team in 23 events that cover a broad range of science subjects such as physics, chemistry, anatomy, geology, genetics, earth science, technology etc. and is aligned with the Michigan Science curriculum. 

25 Power Middle School 6th, 7th and 8th graders participated in the
2017 BCS Cobra Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament with 35 other top teams from Michigan on Jan 21, 2017 at Birmingham Covington School.


Our two teams placed 11th and 21st overall among 36 teams.

Medal winners are:

1st place - Microbe Mission
• Ajay Kumar
• Pritham Kura

1st place - Wright Stuff
• Maddie Newton

2nd place - Anatomy
• Ajay Kumar
• Pritham Kura

2nd place - Food Science
• Ajay Kumar
• Pritham Kura

3rd place - Reach for the Stars
• Emily Hopkins

4th place - Invasive Species
• Pritham Kura
• Sara Sundaram


Ribbon winners are:

5th place - Optics
• Madhumitha R ajaprakash
• Saketh Ram Kolichina

6th place - Road Scholar
• Dhara Patel
• Praneet Voleti

6th place - Towers
• Mariam Safirta
• Simran Patki

6th place - Write It Do It
• Kriti Shirodkar
• Madhumitha Rajaprakash

7th place - Hovercraft
• Alexandru Ursu
• Kriti Shirodkar

7th place - Optics
• Andrei Ursu
• Praneet Voleti

7th place - Road Scholar
• Maddie Newton

7th place - Write It Do It
• Andrei Ursu
• Maddie Newton

Congratulations to all the students and the teams!
Please email Anandhi Chandran at FHScioly@gmail.com for further information.

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Many thanks to the Power PTSA for hosting the
Reflections 2016-17 Breakfast & Recognition Reception on Wednesday, February 8th 
along with Gaya Magesh for assisting with this creative program. 

Tanisha Deshmukh will be performing her musical composition entry at
the Reflections Awards Dinner at the Costick Center March 8th. 


We enjoyed all of the entries from this year’s theme of ”My Story Is…”
The following winners have been sent in to our district competition with all of our FPS schools competing together. We are proud to have 6 district winners coming from Power Middle School. Please check out the display case for entries in the main hallway of Power Middle School.

6th-8th Grade:

Photography:
1st Place: Niranjana Magesh
2nd Place: Michael Ford -- *FPS District Winner 
3rd Place: Niranjana Magesh

Literature:
1st Place: Tanisha Deshmukh -- *FPS District Winner
2nd Place: Preya Patel -- *FPS District Winner

Visual Arts:
1st Place: Kriti Pravin Shirodkar -- *FPS District Winner
2nd Place: Sara Sundaram -- *FPS District Winner

Musical Composition:
1st Place: Tanisha Deshmukh

*Denotes FPS District Winner- District Ceremony for all winners will be at the on March 30th at the Costick Center’s Festival of the Arts.

Please start creating your entries for the 2017-18 Reflection theme of “Within Reach.”

Questions, please contact our Reflection Chair, Stacy Buatti at stacybuatti@msn.com or 248-320-4000

 
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Jr OPTIMISTS CLUB is underway!

Parents and kids are encouraged to attend.

- Learn to collaborate with kids in school and community
- Develop leadership skills and experience
- Meet kids and adults who volunteer their time in the community
- Networking

Find more information about the Jr Optimist Club at: http://www.f2hjunioroptimists.org/

Contacts:
Tom Neal @ ttneal@sbcglobal.net 
Gayathiri @ gayathiri.sekar@gmail.com  (248-795-0556)
Prasanna: prasanna_kura@yahoo.com

Calendar of events planned for the school year:

  • Nov - Kickoff for parents & kids 
  • Dec – Boxes of food competition for Goodfellows
  • Dec – “Light up the Grand” parade 
  • Feb – Games day at Costick Center 
  • May – Rouge River Rescue at Heritage Park 
  • Book drive for our Read It! Replace! Lending libraries JOOI Convention in 2017 
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Each Box Top is worth 10 cents -- if every student collects 10 Box Tops,
Power could earn over $700 from General Mills!!  

Box Tops App NOW LAUNCHED: EARN TWICE AS MUCH FOR EACH LABLE!!
Available on Apple & Android devices!!  Download, Login, Find Power Upper Elementary PTSA, Scan Receipt, DONE!!


So easy, extended family can earn $$ from far away too!!  So cool!! 

BETTER YET -- STILL TURN IN THE SAME LITTLE PINK RECTANGLE TO THE POWER OFFICE FOR $$$ CREDIT!!! Double your $$$$$$.

Box Tops is a great and painless way to earn money for our school.  Clip the little pink rectangular box on various General Mills
products such as Cheerios, Cocoa Puffs, Chex Mix, Granola bars, Old El Paso varieties, various fruit snacks, boxed potatoes, Kleenex boxes and more. They may even appear on school and office supplies!! Keep Looking Everywhere!! 

Check the expiration date on the pink rectangular box before clipping -- expired dates will not count.

The FIRST of several collection deadlines is OCTOBER 7th. Turn in collected Box Tops to your WIN Teacher in the following form:
  1. NO EXPIRED Box Tops will be accepted!  Please check dates as VERY helpful! Active Date must be visible to count.
  2. Separate Box Tops labeled “BONUS” and place in a baggie/envelope and label “BONUS” with your student's name & WIN teacher labeled on the outside.  
    NEVER apply BONUS Box Tops on collection sheet.  
  3. Neatly clip Box Tops on dotted lines.
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    ut clipped Box Tops into a baggie/envelope, or attach to collection sheet for 25 or 50 Box Tops.   
  4. ALWAYS put BOTH your child’s name and their WIN time teacher’s name on each collection sheet or envelope to get credit for contest.  
We collect ALL year though, so keep them coming at any time!  More details to come on contest! 
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Visit www.ilovedi.org for the Farmington Public Schools Program Information, video and challenge preview.

Adults and Parent Volunteers are needed to support our team this year. Adults are able to partner with each other to ease the efforts. High School Students can earn Community Service Credits for helping with this program.

Meeting dates: 
Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Power Middle School Cafeteria
34740 Rhonswood St., Farmington Hills

Anyone who is unable to attend Thursday evenings should 
email Yan Jiang at  davidandyan@gmail.com to schedule an appointment to learn more.

Let’s talk about and discover DI today!

https://youtu.be/bNEtYlx2LmA

Do you enjoy mind bending challenges? Using your technical skills and your imagination? Destination Imagination provides students with the opportunity to apply knowledge and experience to solve challenges in a fun collaborative environment. 

Student teams of 3-7 members meet to research, build, write, perform, think, and build to create solutions to unique challenges independently with the guidance of volunteer team managers.

Program Dependent on Adult Volunteers; find out how you can make a difference!  
For more information please visit DI website:       www.idodi.org

or contact Yan Jiang via email davidandyan@gmail.com


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The 2016-17 school year PTSA Meeting schedule is located in the left column of this site. Check back regularly for any changes in dates and times. All meetings are at 6:30pm at Power Middle School, Media Center. The Media Center is located on the second floor, and east end of the building. 

Any member may attend PTSA meetings, even if you are unable to volunteer as an event coordinator of other active PTSA position. PTSA meetings are a great way to keep in touch with education issues involving Power, the Farmington Public Schools and Michigan education. We look forward to seeing you in the 2016-17 school year.

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WordMasters® would love more volunteers! 
The WordMasters Challenge™ is a vocabulary competition based on completing analogies. This program is supported by PTSA volunteers outside the classroom to offer additional vocabulary learning for participating students. Meets are held right in your own school three times per year. 

In September 2016, the PTSA will be looking for adult volunteers to help ensure this program is available to all student who wish to participate. 

Any questions please contact Roxana Barnett at begiant@yahoo.com
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BIG, BIG NEED!!
Power Production Room and Media Center Volunteers Needed
These roles offer flexibility and the chance to work in the school throughout the school year. Production Room volunteers make copies and assemble other class materials for the staff.  Media Center volunteers shelve and straighten books in our media center.  

You may volunteer for either area weekly, or bi-weeekly, and the time commitment is 1-1.5 hours.  The time of day is often flexible, and training will be provided.

Production Room Volunteers
  • Help fulfill copying and other paperwork requests from teachers
  • Work 1-2 hours copying, stapling, assembling, laminating and completing other easy tasks
  • Free up teachers' time to work with our kids
Media Center Volunteers
  • Shelf books in our media center
  • Can be done once a month
  • Looking to schedule multiple volunteers to cover a couple of hours each day
  • Help keep our media center organized
If you are interested in either of the above volunteering opportunities, please contact Lisa Rasico at jlrasico@gmail.com

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