LATEST POWER PTSA NEWS: hit the titles from this list to review announcement
Fall Book Fair is October 24-28th! 
PTSA REFLECTIONS CONTEST entree accepted Nov 2 - "What is your Story?"
ZAP ZONE NIGHT - Thurs Nov. 17th - 6-9pm, $20 tickets

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

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 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 or through a mobile app never qualify


with FREE SHIPPING on orders OCTOBER 17th - 30th!
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. A flyer with details will come home with students soon!  

Use our exclusive Power Middle School link at 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! 

The sale officially kicks off Monday October 17th and if you order by October 30th, you will receive FREE shipping on your order.   

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

Fall Scholastic Book Fair October 24-28th!

The Fall Scholastic Book Fair will be in the Power Media Center from October 24-28!  We are looking for volunteers who can donate time to help at the fair. Stop in during Parent-Teacher Conferences the evenings of Tues. Oct 25th, and Wed. Oct 26th.
If you are available, please sign up here:

SCIENCE OLYMPIAD meetings posted.
There is still time to join the respective school teams.  
Meeting Dates and Info 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.


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).

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


Jr OPTIMISTS CLUB is underway!
Please RSVP to Tom Neal at for more information.

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 

ENTERTAINMENT BOOKS Fundraiser is complete



PLEASE look through your students backpacks and materials at home to locate any unpaid-for books that were issued to your family on September 22, and return them to the Power Main Office.

Details of the outcome of this Fundraiser will be updated soon. We are waiting on the return of many books before total earnings will be released to Power Middle School.

Thank you to all participants and adult volunteers who help to manage this important fundraiser for our school!

Questions? Please email Kelly Knight at


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!!  

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.
    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! 

Visit 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 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


ZAP ZONE NIGHT is Thursday November 17th 6-9pm
Mark your calendars for Power PTSA’s 1st Zap Zone event of the year! 

For $20, your student can enjoy unlimited laser tag, glo-golf and bumper cars. Tickets will be pre-sold at school in advance of the event and every person who buys a pre-sale ticket is eligible for the raffle for 50 free tokens. It’s a super fun night for the kids, and we raise a lot of money for the Power PTSA, so please plan on coming out to support your school!

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