Our mission is to promote a positive environment for students at Conard High School by providing a forum for open communication between parents, teachers and school administrators and by funding educational programs for the school community.
The PTO distributes important information via the E-News, provides an opportunity for Conard Families to keep current on issues at school through Parent Principal Forum meetings and facilitates parent participation at school. We support student enrichment programs throughout the school year.
We invite all families to support the PTO mission through payment of your annual dues. The requested PTO dues is $20. Your paid dues will entitle you to the Conard Directory, available at the Open House September 25th or thereafter in the school office. The Conard Directory contains family and staff contacts, PTO contacts, school, town and testing calendars and PTO sponsored events calendar.
The PTO dues are the major source of funds which allow us to financially support requests throughout the year for Teacher Wish Lists, Student Groups, Year End Awards, Speakers and activities identified throughout the year by the administration and teachers benefiting our students! Last year your generosity of donations matched by your employers allowed us to expand our support of the Conard Community!
In recent years we were able to fund several teacher grant requests, the year-end student awards, donations to student groups, the teacher's back to school luncheon, Teacher Appreciation Day, Senior Breakfast at the Safe Grad Party, College Panel Night, Conards Best Kept Secrets, West Hartford Scholarship Fund, War-Chief Sports Council and town wide charities such as the Foundation for WH Public Schools, The Mayor's Charity Ball, Children's Charity Ball, WHCTV (WHCI), Community of Concern and more.
The PTC is a group that meets approximately once a month during the school year to discuss matters that impact the entire school district. Each meeting generally has a primary topic, followed by an informal Q&A/discussion with the Superintendent. The meeting is not designed to be open to the public – it is an opportunity for each school’s representative to participate in a dialogue with school district leadership and the other schools' representatives, then communicate back to their school community on those discussions.
PTC representatives are expeced to attend and have active participation in the monthly meetings, followed by reporting out on the meeting’s content to their school’s community. In addition, the PTC regularly gets information on other activities going on throughout the district – representatives are expected to timely pass that information on to their school communities as well. Please feel free to reach out to Conard’s rep; Kate Blair-Dixon or Steve Deane who is the Chair of PT Council at email@example.com
- PTO Meeting Minutes
- Parent Principal Forum
- Request for PTO Funds
- Buy a Brick
- Support the PTO with Stop & Shop Rewards Program
The PTO funds various projects that benefit the Conard community. Completion of this form will help the PTO to allocate available funds. Submission of this request does not guarantee funding. Please return the completed form to the PTO mailbox in the office or submit to a PTO officer.
Funds for the walkway that leads to the Conard gymnasium and Robert J. McKee Stadium were made possible through the sales of engraved bricks. Approximately 10,000 bricks were needed to complete this project, 700 of which are now engraved.
Sales of bricks will continue for years to come, until all the blank bricks have been replaced with personalized engraved bricks. Purchase your own engraved brick for the walkway, or buy one for a special student, teacher, coach, friend, or in memory of someone special.
An engraved brick is a wonderful way to pay tribute to a student, a graduate, a teacher, to honor a special occasion, display a favorite quote or just share a friendly thought while also supporting the Conard PTO. Engraved bricks for the walkway in front of the Conard gym make very unique gifts, which last a lifetime! The price of the engraved bricks is $60.00 each (cost of engraving included). Fill out the form below with your message. Payment must be submitted with the order.
Make checks payable to: Conard PTO
Mail Check and Order Form To:
Conard HS Brick Walkway Project
c/o Karlene Joseph
35 Roberts Lane, West Hartford, CT 06107
Karlene Joseph at 860-461-1324 or firstname.lastname@example.org
A+ Bonus Program
The procedure for entering new family/individual Stop&Shop numbers into our program has changed. Each family must go online and enter their Stop&Shop number themselves. Even if you remember giving us your card number recently, please double check to make sure your purchases are earning points for Conard!
Last year, the Stop&Shop A+ program earned over $4000 for the school! This is possibly the easiest way to earn money for Conard High School. Please follow the link below to register your Stop&Shop card. One you register or sign in to your existing account, access your settings to manage your account. Click on “Rewards & Savings” then A+ School Rewards and select Conard High School. Thank you so much for participating! If you have any questions, please reach out to the coordinator email@example.com.
You are able to select more than one school to receive points every time you shop.