August 18, 2020
Dear Conrad Families,
On behalf of the Conrad Parent Teacher Organization (CSS PTO), I would like to welcome you to the Conrad Schools of Science 2020-2021 school year! My, what an interesting time we are experiencing!
As you, we are unsure of how limited (or not) our activities and participation will be this year, but rest assure, the CSS PTO will continue to support our students, their families, teachers, staff, & Administration to the best of our abilities. The PTO strives to provide a fulfilling & enriching experience for our Middle School & High School students, their families, & staff, in addition to the extra-curricular activities provided by the school. Typically, each year we host picnics, staff luncheons, graduating senior gifts, & provide two (2) Conrad Your Way scholarships to graduating seniors. We also select a department in our school & donate a grant to the department head for continuous improvement of our academic & enrichment programs. Additionally, we participate in Open House events, School Pride Day, & host/volunteer at many other events.
Conrad Schools of Science (CSS) is so fortunate to receive strong support from the former Conrad High School Alumni. As well as supporting our school, they support the PTO, & other booster groups & clubs. The Alumni give our students an appreciation of Conrad’s proud, rich history, & work with us directly to build the future.
I highly encourage you to join the CSS PTO by visiting the school website, www.redclayschools.com/Conrad (then go to “About Us” & click on “Conrad PTO”). You will be able to find the membership form to print, complete, & send in to the school (or email completed form to email@example.com) or you can pick up a printed membership form at Conrad’s main office or at a Conrad event/activity (once school opens back up). Membership is $10 & 100% of your membership dollars stay with our PTO to support all of the wonderful programs. Statistics have proven over time that students with involved parents/guardians perform better in school. By joining the PTO, you are helping to make the many CSS PTO programs possible. Please visit our website at www.redclayschools.com/Conrad, Facebook, Twitter, & the bi-weekly school newsletter to receive regular updates for upcoming events & news. The PTO will post volunteer opportunities on the website at times throughout the school year for those that are interested in volunteering. Volunteering at Conrad Schools of Science will allow parents/guardians an opportunity to meet other families & staff members while helping serve our many students.
Please consider attending our PTO meetings. The meetings are typically on the 2nd Thursday of each month during the school year beginning at 7PM. When we begin the school year, our students will be remote learning, so therefore our PTO meetings will be virtual via Zoom, but once we are back at school, we will meet in-person in the CSS Library. Our meetings include a Principal’s Report & guest speakers so that your family can receive the latest academic & building updates followed by questions & answers. Come join us & see what our organization has planned for the year & meet other Conrad families!
I look forward to seeing & meeting you & your student(s). if you have any questions &/or suggestions regarding the CSS PTO, please feel free to contact me directly at (302) 287-0964 &/or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jamie Gilley, Conrad Schools of Science PTO President