LATEST NEWS

LATEST POWER PTSA NEWS: hit the titles from this list to review announcement
PTSA REFLECTIONS CONTEST DISTRICT WINNERS! - "What is your Story?"
Math Pentathlon Meets Mondays 2:40-3:40pm
8th Grade End-of-Year Party -- Looking for Parent Volunteers!
Destination Imagination Winners Announced! And Advancing to State Finals!!
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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Bring your family and friends out to On the Border restaurant on Haggerty north of 8mile for our Power fundraiser March 28th!!  You come for lunch AND dinner -- bring the flyer and Power will receive 20% of your bill. (You must have the flyer to give Power credit for your purchase.)

Link Here for the Power Flyer -- print a copy for your neighbors too!! 

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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.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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.

Congratulations to our Power Middle School DI team to win 1st place,
Technical Challenge Show and Tech, Middle School level on March 11th, Region 1 tournament.
Team members are: Jordan McCray, 7th grade, Sohan Pinnamaraju, 6th grade, Alex Jiang, 7th grade. 

Power student Pretti Sonawane, 6th grade, together with her team from Longacer won 1st place, Scientific challenge Top Secret, elementary level.

They will be advanced to Destination Imagination State Finals in April.


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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