Parent Teacher Association Benefits Union Students

The school year has begun, and, considering the impact that a school’s (Parent Teacher Association) makes on students and teachers, involvement is always needed and encouraged. Megan Setter, Secretary at Union’s Cedar Ridge Elementary, addresses some recent achievements of Union’s Council—a group made up of representatives from each school that oversees district programs.

It’s the start of the school year and there’s no better time to get involved in your children’s lives. The is a wonderful way to do that, and you don’t have to volunteer your life away to make a difference—just being a member is enough.This year, there is the unique opportunity available not only to help out your local school by joining but also to be a part of an award-winning council.

This year, the Union Council received the 2013 Council of the Year award. Here are a few reasons why:

Over the years, Union’s PTA’s have worked together via the Union Council to bring concerns to the Oklahoma Legislation, to run the drives for the Clothing Closet (previously, the Klothes Kloset), and to support bus drivers, teachers and administrators. During the 2012-13 school year, the council helped reestablish two PTA’s in schools where they were not active. Along with this, eight schools in the district had an increase in membership, and 10 schools had 100 percent teacher membership.

The council’s support of the Clothing Closet, a nonprofit project that provides free clothing to the community, helped to bring about three drives/contests for the PTA’s to participate in, all of which were very successful.

The council also encourages all schools to participate in the Reflections program, which supports students’ artistic development. Contest winners receive trophies, and winning entries are then sent to the Oklahoma . The council has also given scholarships to Union students who have decided to pursue higher education beyond graduation.

The Union Council encourages you to join your school’s , because every person makes a difference. To find out how to contact your local , visit Under the ‘Parents’ tab, select . Contained there is contact information for each school’s president.

To keep up to date with what’s going on, ‘like us’ on the Union Council Facebook page.

Updated 09-05-2013

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