LATEST NEWS

LATEST POWER PTSA NEWS: hit the titles from this list to review announcement
Winter Wonderland Dance Fri Dec. 3rd, 2:30-4pm.
PTSA REFLECTIONS CONTEST entree accepted Nov 2 - "What is your Story?"
Jr Optimist Club - Meeting Nov 4th 3pm

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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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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WINTER WONDERLAND DANCE!
FEATURING: D.J. Mrs. Robinson!
DATE: Friday, Dec. 3rd from 2:30-4:00  
PLACE: POWER GYM & CAFETERIA
TICKETS: Advance sales = $4. or $5 at the door 12/4.
Brought to you by Power Student Council

We are very excited to announce the first social at Power Middle School! 
The date is Friday, Dec. 3rd from 2:30-4:00 with Mrs. Robinson as D.J.! The event will take place in the gym/cafeteria. The parents will be assisting the Power Student Council in coordinating this event. Tickets will be sold in advance for $4.00 at lunch on Monday, Nov. 28th, Tuesday, Nov. 29th, and Wed, Nov. 30th. The tickets will include: admission, 1 slice of pizza, a bag of chips/pretzels, 2 Oreos, and a bottled water. A raffle ticket will also be included in the $4.00 admission fee. The tickets will be sold for $5.00 the day of dance. 

Before 12/3/2016, please remember to arrange rides for students promptly at 4:00pm after this dance. No additional buses to the Youth Center or to homes will be provided after regular, end-of-day runs. Thank you!

We need several parents’ help for food donations and help day of dance. 
Please check out the sign up:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4da4ad28a6ff2-winter

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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.
There is still time to join the respective school teams.  
Meeting Dates and Info here: https://sites.google.com/site/fhscioly/

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 https://sites.google.com/site/fhscioly/. This will be a combined meeting for both Power and East Middle Schools.

Please email Anandhi Chandran at FHScioly@gmail.com for further information.

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THEME:  What Is Your Story? 

Once again our Power PTSA is sponsoring the Reflections contest. Our theme this year is "What Is Your Story?" You can do it through dance, art, photography, a poem or a story, or even a song.  Your contest entree is your interpretation of this theme!  You can do up to two entries per category. 

We can't wait to see what you have to share with us for this year.
We are accepting entries on November 2nd.  You can turn them into the main office.  

This link contains a summary of the rules, the student entry form, and the consent form (both forms need to be turned in with your entree).   https://sites.google.com/site/farmingtonptareflections/

Forms are also available here:   Student Entree     Consent    

Also, watch for the info flyer that will be distributed in WIN next week. 

Questions, please contact our Reflections chair, Stacy Buatti at stacybuatti@msn.com

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Jr OPTIMISTS CLUB is underway!

First Power Kick-Off Meeting in Power Cafeteria Nov. 4th, 3:00pm-4:00pm

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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Power Box Tops Collection: First Collection Due by Oct. 19th

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
Oct 20
Oct 27

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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