It’s "all-you-can-play" at Powell’s Spring Community Carnival

It’s "all-you-can-play" at Powell’s Spring Community Carnival

Powell Bilingual Elementary School is hosting its Fifth Annual Spring Carnival on June 1st from 11am - 5pm — and this year’s event promises to be a ton of fun for kids and adults in the neighborhood.  Plus, you can pick up an “all-you-can-play” wristband ahead of time and not worry about tickets on the day of the carnival!

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Powell teacher offers her students lessons and a role model based on demanding workouts

Powell teacher offers her students lessons and a role model based on demanding workouts

Amanda Cataneo works as a second grade teacher at Powell Elementary School in Petworth, teaching her students reading, writing and problem-solving skills with a strict but compassionate precision. She leads a dual life, one part devoted to education and teaching, the other dedicated to cross training, lifting weights and staying in superb shape.

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Powell Elementary opens online auction with wide array of amazing items

Powell Elementary opens online auction with wide array of amazing items

Want to have Diane Rehm at your book club? How about suite-level tickets to see the Wizards and Capitals? With Powell Elementary’s third annual online auction, you can bid on amazing items while supporting a wonderful Title 1 bilingual elementary school in the heart of Petworth. 

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After a half century in the trenches, popular DCPS administrator prepares for the retirement bell

After a half century in the trenches, popular DCPS administrator prepares for the retirement bell

Ted Hinton, Jr. has spent 50 years with the District of Columbia Public School System (DCPS), serving as a teacher, an administrator, and overall mentor to thousands of students, parents and teachers who have come through the doors of the District’s school system.

In the last half century at DCPS, Hinton estimates he has touched the lives of more than 85,000 students, creating a lasting legacy of learning, self-improvement and success. And, now as Hinton, the Dean of Culture at Powell Bilingual Elementary School in Petworth, prepares to retire on August 4th, he is especially proud of the impact he has had on current and former students.

“It is hard to believe 50 years have gone by,” says Hinton. “It doesn’t feel like 50 years because I enjoyed what I have been doing and working with kids has kept me youthful.”

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Great photos from the 2018 Powell Spring Carnival

Great photos from the 2018 Powell Spring Carnival

Even in the face of summer thunderstorms, the parents group of Powell Elementary managed to put on a very successful (and crowded!) Spring Carnival at the Roosevelt High School gym. With tons of games, so. much. food! and other activities, it was a great event. Here's some pictures from the Carnival from Petworth News and James Arvantes (a Powell substitute teacher).

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It’s raining, it’s pouring, the Powell Carnival will still be soaring! 

It’s raining, it’s pouring, the Powell Carnival will still be soaring! 

Not sure if you've noticed, but it's kind of raining out there! That won't stop the Powell Community Carnival -- it is still going on this Saturday, May 19th from 11:00-5:00pm.

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Powell Elementary’s popular Spring Carnival returns for a fourth year

Powell Elementary’s popular Spring Carnival returns for a fourth year

Powell Bilingual Elementary School is hosting its fourth annual Spring Carnival on May 19th from 11am - 5pm — and this year’s event promises to be a ton of fun for kids and adults alike!

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Powell Elementary opens online auction with amazing items to support student programs

Powell Elementary opens online auction with amazing items to support student programs

Bidders — get ready! Powell Elementary School’s Online Auction goes live today. The auction is the school’s biggest fundraiser of the year, and you definitely want to be a part of it. The hard-working auction committee has secured over 300 items for bidders to buy at amazing discounts.

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Powell Spring Carnival is this Saturday, tons of fun, food and raffle!

Powell Spring Carnival is this Saturday, tons of fun, food and raffle!

The Powell Elementary Spring Carnival is Saturday, May 20th from 10am - 3pm on the Roosevelt High School football field. This is the third year for the Carnival, and it promises to be even bigger with more events and fun for the entire Petworth neighborhood, kids and adults alike! 

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    Dine out for charity with Petworth restaurants

    Dine out for charity with Petworth restaurants

    Fourteen local restaurants are coming together on Tuesday, January 10th from 5-10pm to give back to the community and donate money to two good organizations. The restaurants will give 10% of their proceeds for the evening to Powell Elementary School and Celebrate Petworth. It's a great opportunity to try a new local restaurant or visit a favorite.

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    A day in Petworth: photos from the Farmer's Market & Powell Spring Carnival

    A day in Petworth: photos from the Farmer's Market & Powell Spring Carnival

    Starting with the Powell Spring Carnival and moving to the Petworth Farmers Market, it was a busy day in Petworth, one where the weather seemed to hold out just long enough to enjoy it. Here are photos from both events.

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    Powell Spring Carnival is May 14 -- everyone is invited!

    Powell Spring Carnival is May 14 -- everyone is invited!

    The Parents group at Powell Elementary, "Parents Organized for the Power of Powell" (or POPPS for short) is having it's 2nd Annual Spring Carnival, and they're inviting the entire community to come out and have fun on Saturday, May 14th from 10am - 3pm at the football field at Roosevelt High School. Food, fun, a raffle and more. 

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