Just two more PTA meetings for this school year!

Our next PTA meeting will be on Monday, April 15th at 6:30 PM in the Connally Library. Our special guest for this meeting will be Principal Daniel Garcia. Please make every effort to attend this meeting that will prove to be informative and interesting. Also please feel free to invite other high school parents and parents of incoming 8th graders! (*note that this meeting was originally scheduled for 4/9*)

Our last meeting of the year is scheduled for Tuesday, May 7th at an off-site location TBA. We will welcome Jacob Henry, PAC Manager, and Greta Peterson, HS Theater Director to present Connally’s UIL One Act Play.

Upcoming is another Teacher Appreciation event and the Scholarship awards (seniors: look for the updated application forms on our website shortly), potential speakers bureau events and the beginning of planning for next year’s Holiday Bazaar (set for Saturday, November 23, 2013). As always, we appreciate your involvement in any way you can offer (emails, donating for teacher appreciation events, coming to meetings…).

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Connally PTA Still Going Strong in 2013!

The year may be half over, but the PTA is still going strong. We are planning meetings for the rest of the year that will help you stay in touch with our school, perhaps learn about a program or two, and meet other like-minded parents.

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, February 12 at 6:30 pm.  Featured guest will be Anthony Coe and the Connally Debate Team – come see them and learn about our award-winning debate team!

On Tuesday, March 5th, Chef Mike Erickson and the Culinary Arts program will host us in their kitchen.

On Tuesday, April 9th, we will be meeting in the library again – guest to be announced.

On Tuesday, May 7th, we welcome Greta Peterson, HS Theatre Director and Jacob Henry, PAC Manager, to present Connally’s UIL One Act Play.

If you have any suggestions for a group to highlight, please let us know!  All meetings are open to all who would like to be involved at any level, or who would just like to learn more about Connally.

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Holiday Bazaar on Saturday

You are cordially invited to the 8th annual Holiday Bazaar.

Saturday, November 17, 2012
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Connally High School Cafeteria
13212 North Lamar
Austin, TX

Come enjoy over 40 booths of arts, crafts, jewelry, and great holiday gifts.
Live entertainment all day
Food Court
Free Parking
Free Admission

Here’s a sneak-peek at some of our artisans and local vendors:

Sip ‘n’ Sew
Wine Enthusiasts gifts: wine & cheese trays, trivets, other delightful wine necessities

Corn Soothers
Soothing gifts for the entire family: microwave heating pads, wraps, and handmade gifts

Handcrafted by Chris         
Gifts and trinkets all handmade from re-purposed materials: Eco-friendly holiday gifts

Delpfine Welch Designs        
Lovely handcrafted Welch designed jewelry

Etnik Fashions
Fine leather purses and accessories for Latin America (Fair Trade)

Great Jewelry Designs           
Uniquely handcrafted jewelry for all the ladies in your family

Terry’s Treasures
Hand-sewn gifts from the heart: from Baby Afghans, to hats and scarves.

Third Coast Art Glass           
Stunning handmade fused glass gifts and jewelry

The Enchanted Forest
Holiday jams, jellies, salsas and pickles

A-Town Suds                         
Fragrant handmade soaps, bath items and gifts

Designs by Carolyn               
Holiday paper crafts: Greeting cards, bookmarks, and clever paper craft items

Pamela Jane’s Vintage Linens
Timeless treasures:  vintage hankies, pillows, towels and other romantic gifts

Primrose Gypsy                      
Charming hand-crocheted, scarves, hats, headbands for adults and children

Artisan made scented candles, soaps, bath beads, and lotions

Drews Lollipops
Old-fashion homemade lollipops and treats

Rafiki Africa Ministries         
Native Ugandan gifts, jewelry, toys, baskets, and kitchen utensils

Watkins Liniment                   
Natural aid ointments, lotions, liniments, calming soaps and powders

The Art Department               
Custom engraving: keepsakes, pet tags, and jewelry

Jazzy Designs                         
Whimsical fairies and gifts

Design It – Grace Adele          
Handbags, clutches, wallets, and accessories

Velata – Fun Fondue              
Yummy chocolate fondue warmers, forks and mixes

Two Sisters Crafting              
Holiday gifts, stocking stuffers, monogrammed items and personalized shirts

Cougar Holiday
Holiday wreaths, stocking stuffers, and gifts.  Sponsored by the Class of 2013

$5.00 Glitz & Glam
Jewelry, bows and glam accessories

Deep in the Art                       
Earrings in a jar; domino pendants and other unique art gifts

Barefoot Books                       
Multicultural children’s books, games, puppets

Other Exhibitors:

Mary Kay



Concentra Urgent Care

. . .  and many other artisans and local vendors.

Bring your friends!

**This event is sponsored by the Connally High School PTA.
All proceeds go to college scholarships.**

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Next PTA meeting focus on Freshmen

Our next Connally HS PTA meeting will be next Tuesday, October 9th, 6 PM in the Connally Library.

Our featured guests will be  Freshman Principal Sara Williams and Freshman Counselor Richard Tupper.  Also, the A Plus Credit Union will be here to let you know about their services.

Although this meeting will be of special interest to Freshman parents, it is open to all!  We have lots of information to cover as we prepare for our Holiday Bazaar, which seems to be turning into our best event yet!

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2012-2013 PTA Overivew

Hello everyone,

Here is some important information about this year’s PTA:

  • Membership drive:  Look for us at the Open House on Wednesday, September 5 from 6 – 8 PM.   Sign up for our emails, join the PTA and/or have a cookie!  Dues are $10 per person.  **note to Senior Parents:  For your child to be eligible for a $500 scholarship from the PTA, at least one family member must belong to the PTA by October 2012 (exact date to be determined)**.
  • Meeting dates – Tuesdays at 6 PM – 9/18, 10/9, 11/6, 1/8, 2/12, 3/5, 4/9, and 5/7.  We have worked with the band parents and Cougar Celebration 2013 to ensure that meeting dates, to the best of our ability, won’t conflict.  Our first meetings will be targeted to specific grade levels, with Assistant Principals and Counselors here to inform us about the happenings in each grade level.  The schedule is Seniors in September, Freshmen in October, Juniors in November, and Sophomores in January.  Even though there will be some grade specific information at each of these meetings, all are welcome (and encouraged) to join us!
  • Speaker Bureau – Do you have a job or profession that you would speak about with our students?  We are coordinating efforts with the teachers to bring in parents/community members who will talk to students as they explore career options.  Our PTA contact person for this is Leonor Mendoza at mendoza.leonor@gmail.com.
  • Teacher Appreciation -  we will have events throughout the year to show the Connally staff how much we appreciate them.  This is an opportunity for all families to participate, either with food or money donations, time donations, etc.  Our PTA contacts for this are Lisa Rankine at lisrnkn@aol.com and Michelle Seabrooks at Michelle_Seabrooks@Dell.com.
  • Randalls Good Neighbor Card – If you shop at Randalls and have a Randalls card, please make sure to link it to Connally HS PTA at Good Neighbor #10944!

Our Annual Holiday Bazaar is scheduled for

Saturday, November 17, 9a – 3p

This is our only major fundraiser of the year.  It mainly raises money for student scholarships and teacher appreciation.  We need many volunteers (and shoppers) to make this a success!

Check back to this website often – it will have new information to keep you informed this year.

See you at Open House! (Wednesday, September 5th)
Connally High School PTA Board

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2012-2013 coming up soon

Hi everyone,

Unbelievably, the 2012-2013 school year is in sight! That means it’s
time to update our email lists . . . and welcome our new freshman families.

To join our Yahoo list, please send an email to: president @ chspta.org and we’ll invite you to the group.  Here you will receive important updates and can share information with other Connally parents.

If your kids have graduated and you no longer wish to be part of our email list, please send me an email with “UNSUBSCRIBE” in the subject line.

We’ll miss those of you who are moving on, and look forward to an
exciting year to those who are staying with us and our new Connally families.

Look for an email next week on this year’s PTA happenings.

Diane Harvey Anderson
President, Connally PTA 2012-2013

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Final Connally PTA meeting at Me & U Bistro!

For our final PTA meeting of the year, we’re going off-site, to Me & U Bistro at 11800 North Lamar Blvd, Tuesday, May 15 at 6 PM.

Several teachers will be with us as well – so far, Math, Science and English departments all have representatives joining us.  We’re looking forward to a good dialogue about how parents and teachers can work together for our children.

Please join us as we review the past year’s successes and plan for a great new one!  Refreshments will be provided.  All are welcome.  RSVP appreciated but not necessary.

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PTA Scholarships Awarded for 2012

We are pleased to announce that the 2012 PTA scholarships have been awarded to 3 deserving seniors.  Look under our scholarship link to see the identity of our outstanding winners.

Applications for the 2013 scholarships will be available next year.  To qualify, your family must be a member of the PTA, for the 2012-2013 school year, by October 15, 2012.

Congratulations, Seniors!

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PTA Meetings – 2011-2012

Join us in the Connally High School Library for important information about our school and our kids.  There is one more meeting for this school year.

PTA Meetings on Tuesdays at 6:00p.m.:

May 15, 2012 – Help us wrap up a successful school year and plan for next year (this meeting will be at Me & U Bistro).

Please join us!

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Welcome to the new CHS PTA website

Thank you for visiting.  This website is intended to be a resource for the parents, teachers and friends of Connally High School in Pflugerville ISD.  Please bookmark it and share it with all your Connally friends.

We also welcome your feedback and suggestions.  Please use the contact form to send us your suggestions.  Most “posts”  (articles) will allow registered subscribers to publicly share comments with the CHS community.  All comments will be moderated, and we reserve the right to delete or edit inappropriate comments.

Thank you.
Francoise Luca
PTA Secretary 2011-12

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