Message from the PTO President


Message from the PTO President

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Welcome to Condit | 2016-2017


We are especially excited this year to welcome EVERYONE to our new facility!! The city, staff and construction crews have been working diligently to have everything ready for us by the first day of school on August 22nd!  Even for those returning to Condit, everything will be new and different, so we will have safety patrol and staff guides available to assist you.  Maps will also be distributed and posted via the various forms of communication listed below.

If you are new, welcome to the Condit family! Condit is a busy, wonderful place where your children will grow and thrive, and we want you to be informed and involved. Receiving school and PTO information throughout the school year comes in many forms:

Condit Communications

  • Condit Happenings | a weekly email distributed to the Condit community, provides up-to-date information about school and PTO activities and events, along with any important community related news. Stay connected > join the distribution list by sending an email to Janet Cannon, VP of Internal Communications:
  • Cat Chat Monthly | the PTO digital monthly newsletter is distributed via email the 3rd Wednesday of each month.
  • Wednesday Folder | a Condit green folder, sent home with your child from school each week – contains announcements of upcoming activities, graded class work, report cards, permission slips, etc.
  • Condit PTO Website | maintained by the PTO, has important announcements and details about PTO related activities, volunteer opportunities, committees and a complete calendar, which you can also sync to your calendar on your computer and/or smart phone to get reminders so you don’t miss an event! {}
  • Condit School Website | maintained by Lenette Pruetz – our Technology teacher, regularly updated with important school information, staff contact information, HISD information, and helpful class and lab links. {}
  • PTO Meetings | five meetings are held during the school year at 8:00am. This year the meetings will be held on Tuesdays. Attending these meetings is one of the best ways to stay informed, meet people and to get involved with your child’s education.
  • Living Tree | is a private, secure collaboration network the Condit faculty and staff use to communicate daily messages. It is important that you get the access code information from your student’s teacher/s within the first few days of school and sign up.  Each teacher will provide this information.  It is the best way to stay aware of specific classroom events and activities.
  • Facebook and Twitter | for general school updates you can also visit our Condit Facebook page (Condit Elementary School) and or follow us on twitter at


Parent Involvement and Social Activities

  • Parent involvement at Condit is highly encouraged! The PTO has volunteer positions of all sorts – whether you like to work solo or in groups, monthly or special occasions, we will find a spot for you.
    Please contact Lauren Habiby, VP of Volunteering for opportunities:; or visit the Volunteer page at: Volunteer Sign Up.
  • Join the PTO! | Annual dues are: Teacher $5, Family $25. You can sign-up at the Snow Cone Social, Open House, PTO meetings, or fill out a membership form in the school office or PTO website. Please contact Viviana Ramirez, Membership Chair:
  • Condit Night Out | a monthly fundraiser, but even better – a chance to meet other Condit families, the PTO schedules a CNO at a local restaurant in the community. Condit families dine out and the restaurant donates a percentage of the sales to our school. It’s fun to see old friends and make new ones! Locations and dates are on the school calendar, PTO website, and sent in Wednesday folders.
  • Condit Sociables | fun events hosted by Condit parents. 100% of the proceeds go towards our school. Events planned for this year include: Mom’s Night Out, Bowling bash for kids, Gingerbread house decorating, Kickball tournament (4th vs 5th), and several other parent events. Themes may be subject to change. Stay tuned for dates to be announced.

Important Dates

  • Snow Cone Social | meet your teachers, purchase school supplies (if not already pre-purchased), meet your classmates, make new friends, and grab a snow cone: Thursday, August 18th from 9:30-11:30am
  • Kinder and 1st Grade Social | students in Kindergarten and 1st grades grab the family and head over for some treats at the Bellaire Aquatics Center Saturday, August 20th from 9:00 – 10:30am. It’s a great time to meet classmates and parents!
  • Open House | important and informative, meet with your child’s teacher and learn about the upcoming school year inside the classroom and around campus.

Open House will be at 6:30 pm on each respective night.

{Pre-K, Kinder, 2nd and 4th grade} September 7

{1st, 3rd, 5th, and Special Education} September 8

  • If you are new to Condit, join us at New-to-Condit Orientation on August 22nd at 8:00am in the cafeteria.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions. We are going to have an amazing and fun filled year in our BRAND NEW school!

Jami Fowler

Condit PTO President 2016-2017