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SCIENCE OLYMPIAD meetings posted.
There is still time to join the respective school teams. 
Please visit us to learn more at one of our regular meetings this 
Friday, Sep 30, 2016 at Power Middle School cafeteria from 6:00 - 8:30 pm 
Find out more here:

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. 

All interested students in grades 6-8 and parents are welcome. Program information, competition event details, requirements, program schedule, student and parent coach signup and other pertinent information can be reviewed at This will be a combined meeting for both Power and East Middle Schools.

Please email Anandhi Chandran at for further information.


Jr OPTIMISTS CLUB starts October 1st!!
Kick-off Meeting Saturday Oct 1, 10:00 am - 12 noon, 
Location: Dunmore Rm., Costick Center, 28600 Eleven Mile Rd.

This is a kickoff meeting for parent leaders and Optimist Advisors to begin the new school year and Jr. Optimist Club year. The purpose of the meeting is to go over how to have a successful Club school year. 

We are encouraging all past and new parent leaders, teachers and Optimist advisors to attend. We will hand out a Parent Leader Guide 2016-17 and go over ideas to make the club a meaningful benefit and time well spent for the kids. 

Calendar of events planned for the school year:
  • Oct - Kickoff for parents & kids 
  • Nov – Team building exercises at Costick Center 
  • 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 
Please RSVP to Tom Neal at to confirm who will be attending so we have enough materials.


ENTERTAINMENT BOOKS Fundraiser is complete


Students presentations to Kick-Off this Power Middle School Fundraiser has happened!!  ENTERTAINMENT BOOKS and FORMS were passed out to each student. Prizes for book sales include Dave & Buster power card worth $20!! Students who sell 2 or more books will also be entered in a drawing to win a Hoverboard!! Additional prizes include an Awesome Drone, Google Virtual Reality Goggles, Light Up Glove

The books your student brought home are SAMPLES to use while selling. These Books must be RETURNED at the end of the Fundraiser on 9/22. s and a FREE ENTERTAINMENT BOOK. 

Please review these key points:

  • Books can be sold online by students to friends and family. (Books ship free & come with coupons in their area) 
  • Each book comes with a free App that can be used to pull up coupons on your phone anywhere in the country - just in case you forget your book and need a coupon. 
  • Each book costs $30. Checks should be made payable to: Power PTSA
  • Prizes: For every 2 books sold, each student selects a candy bar from our candy/cash pull and could win anywhere from $1 - $100 in cash. Students will also be entered into our GRAND PRIZE raffle for a HOVERBOARD! There are many more prizes to win. 
  • Sale Starts: Sept 9th 
  • Sale Ends: Sept 22nd (Flyer that went home says 9/23 - that is a half day so no lunch for turn in) 
  • Turn in Dates: ALL orders and unsold books are due DURING LUNCH on Friday 9/16, Wed 9/21, and FINAL turn in on Thursday, 9/22. 

Questions? Please email Kelly Knight at

Download these flyers for full details:


Read this Flyer to set up a Raisy® Online Site to sell more books!


Power Box Tops Collection: First Collection Due by Oct. 7th

Each Box Top is worth 10 cents -- if every student collects 10 Box Tops,
Power could earn over $700 from General Mills!!  

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!! 


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. Attach to collection sheet for 25 or 50 Box Tops, or 25 or 50 increments in a baggie/envelope, or put whatever you have in baggie/envelope.  
  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! 

Visit for the Farmington Public Schools Program Information, video and challenge preview.

Meeting dates: 
Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Power Middle School Cafeteria
34740 Rhonswood St., Farmington Hills
Sept 29
Oct 6
Oct 13
Oct 20
Oct 27

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

Let’s talk about and discover DI today!

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:

or contact Yan Jiang via email


New and trending 2016-17 designs for Power Middle School will be available beginning October 17th!
Anyone will be able to order online for a great selection of items including t-shirts, hoodies, yoga pants and more, in many cool designs and colors. Free shipping will also be offered for a limited time to benefit EARLY BIRD shoppers!
Remember Spirit Wear makes great holiday gifts and a portion of the proceeds from your order benefits Power PTSA,
a Win-Win! Check back October 17th to place your order.

Any questions, contact Jen Weber at
Thanks for your support!

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.

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

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