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Powers Elementary
401 Washington Street
Amherst, OH 44001
Phone: (440)988-8670
Hours: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Powers News
Happy Spring Break!
Please have a relaxing and enjoyable spring break!  School will resume for all students on Tuesday, April 7th. 
Community Input Needed
To all community members and district residents: The Amherst Schools is in the process of examining our facilities and enrollment trends. Before we create a long term strategy for addressing these challenges, we want to hear from the community. Please take this short online survey and share your thoughts!  Amherst Online Community Survey 
Amherst Historical Society
Years ago, when Central School closed, the Amherst Historical Society was able to receive the two plaster relief murals that were hanging in the large study hall - Spirit of '76' and The Landing of the Mayflower. The murals have been tucked away in a barn on the Society's property. Last summer the murals were removed from storage and a plan was devised to showcase the murals within an Amherst School display. Mr. Terry Traster of the Historical Society drew sketches of the display. The two murals, the original school bell from the Union School, an aluminum replica of the bell, and pictures and descriptions of Amherst's one-room school houses will all be incorporated into the wonderful new display on the grounds of The Sandstone Village on Milan Avenue.

If so desired, the Amherst Historical Society would truly appreciate any donation to help cover the costs associated with this project. Individuals, alumni groups, or graduating classes are more than welcome to donate. Those helping to defray the costs will have their class years posted on the display. Please make your check out to "Amherst Historical Society" and on the donation line write "Amherst Schools Project". Mail your donation to the Amherst Historical Society at 113 South Lake Street, Amherst, Ohio 44001. If you have any questions, please email Charlie Marty, President of the Amherst Historical Society, at charliemarty1@gmail.com. Thank you!
 
April Reading Connections Newsletter
This month the Reading Connection is full of great tips for exciting reading strategies you can do at home with your child.  
Evening Appointments Now Available For Tuition Free All Day Kindergarten
We are pleased to be able to offer tuition free all day kindergarten in the fall of 2015. We are currently scheduling registration appointments for April 16 from 4:00-7:30 pm. Please call 988-8670 to choose your appointment time any time prior to April 16th.  Please view the links for required documents, print and complete registration form before attending your appointment.  
Camp Invention - Early Discount
Camp Invention is returning to Amherst this summer for the third consecutive year! Camp Invention will run from June 15th - 19th for students entering 1st-6th grade. Please check out this Camp Invention Early Bird flyer for more information!
 
Keeping Our Children Safe
The Lorain County Board of Mental Health is hosting a forum on Thursday, May 14th, at Lorain County Community College entitled Keeping Our Children Safe. Mark Braden, who lost a son at Sandy Hook, will speak about youth who die prematurely and the promise of interventions that keep children safe. The forum is free to all parents and caregivers but is for adults only due to the content of the presentation. To register, view this flyer and please email Vinaida Reyna at vreyna@lcmhb.org or call 440-233-2020. 
Target & Giant Eagle Support Powers Elementary
When you use your REDcard, Target will donate up to 1% of your purchases to our school! Grandparents, alumni, friends and neighbors are all welcome to participate in the program. The more people we involve, the harder the program works for our school. If you are already participating, THANK YOU!  Visit Target.com/ or call 1-800-316-6142.  (Powers School ID: 83642)
 
How would you like to help the students of Powers Elementary School while grocery shopping? It's easy! Just enroll your Giant Eagle Advantage Card and earn points on every shopping trip! You can register in three easy steps:
1. Register now at Giant Eagle or 1-800-474-4777.
2. Enter our School ID# 2682.
3. Shop with your Giant Eagle Advantage Card
 
PowerSchool Parent Account
If you would like to create a PowerSchool Parent account to access your child's grades and information, please use the attached PowerSchool Parent Account document and the PowerSchool Parent iPad document. You may also find these downloadable documents on our website under Parent Resources or Forms and More. (If you are new to the district or are a Kindergarten parent, you will be receiving a letter with this information specifically for you and your children within the next few days.) 
E-mail Update
The Amherst Schools will be sending two or three updates a month via e-mail to parents beginning in mid-September. Updates will highlight student achievements, innovative classrooms, district operations, and plans. Videos may be included as well. If you are interested in receiving these updates, simply email our EMIS Secretary, Patti Killen, and include your name, names of your children, and your e-mail address. Thank you and Go Comets!! 
Amherst Schools Foundation
Since 1986, the Amherst Schools Educational Foundation has awarded more than $366,000 in teacher grants and almost $200,000 in student scholarships within the Amherst community. To make a contribution to the Amherst Schools Educational Foundation, simply go to the Community Foundation of Greater Lorain County's "Make A Gift Now" webpage and type "Amherst" in the Keyword section of the donation tool bar. Select the Amherst Schools Endowment Fund or the Amherst Schools Fine Arts Endowment Fund to make a donation. It's that easy! And remember, your donation is "A gift that gives forever"!
 
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