Welcome to Union – the greatest school district in the entire universe – just ask any Union student! There are many reasons to be Union PTA Proud!
Of course you want to stay informed with events and procedures that will affect your child - and joining the PTA (Parent Teacher Association) is the absolute best way to do that!
There are even more reason to join!
The Union Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is a volunteer child advocacy association, under the umbrella of the National PTA, which provides parents and families with a powerful voice to speak on behalf of every child providing the best tools for parents to help their children become successful students.
To support and speak on behalf of children and youth in the schools, in the community, and before governmental bodies and other organizations that make decisions affecting children; To assist parents in developing the skills they need to raise and protect their children;
To encourage parent and public involvement in the public schools of this nation.
You may read the Oklahoma PTA position statements by visiting okpta.org and clicking the advocacy tab.
Oklahoma PTA® is Oklahoma’s largest and oldest child advocacy association, founded in 1922. Our membership is our voice and with that we give voices to the thousands of children and families in Oklahoma. We are strong but we can be stronger with you!
Oklahoma PTA® is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit association that prides itself on being a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for public education. Membership in PTA® is open to anyone who wants to be involved and make a difference for the education, health, and welfare of children and youth.
WITH EACH MEMBERSHIP YOU GIVE VOICE TO A CHILD
The purpose of the Union PTA is the same as that of all PTAs:
In order to accomplish these goals, it requires the teamwork of parents, teachers and administrators within the school system.
The Union PTA comprises a PTA Council and PTA chapters at each school site, including a PTSA (Parent Teacher Student Association) at Union High School at the Union Alternative School.
The PTA Council oversees district wide programs that benefit all of the students through several programs including Klothes Kloset, Catch the Dream, Meet the Masters, Reflections and Kids on the Block. The representatives from each site help ensure these programs are a success.
Attention PTA officers please go to the Union Council Facebook page and 'like us' for news on upcoming events and opportunities
The number one reason to join your PTA is to support your school and your students. PTA membership has benefits! Through your membership you can also receive exclusive offers and discounts!
National PTA teams up with businesses committed to supporting PTA’s mission of serving all children by offering our members special discounts, fundraising opportunities and other unique deals.
Our Union Community Partners will offer a special deal or discount exclusively for Union PTA Members. Simply show a current PTA membership card at one of our Community Sponsor locations and receive a reduced rate or in some cases, free items. These specials are featured on the PTA Community Partners page. Each Union school site has a PTA unit that provides programs and teacher support at their school. The Union Council PTA sponsors the Union chess tournament, scholarships for graduating seniors, bus driver appreciation, Catch the Dream, supports Graduation Celebration and actively communicates with state legislators in regards to legislation that affects public schools.
Catch The Dream
Catch the Dream is a PTA Council-sponsored recognition program to honor outstanding staff members. Students at each school nominate staff members who have gone above and beyond their normal duties to be entered into a monthly drawing. The winners at each site are in turn entered into a monthly district drawing to be recognized by the entire district.
Welcome Message from the PTA President
My name is Anna Long, and I am excited to serve as the Union PTA Council President for this school year. The Union School District is dear to my heart as my four children have attended Union since Pre-K. I jumped at the opportunity to serve in this role because I have fallen head over heels in love with the teachers, staff, administrators, and of course, the students in the District. It was easy for me to get involved when my kids were little through activities like our school’s Jog-a-thon, Junior Great Books, quizzing kids with multiplication flash cards, listening to students read, and on and on… Our schools are breeding grounds for creativity, imagination, and learning. Parental involvement is crucial not only for students, but also for the encouragement of teachers, staff, and administrators. I view myself as the District’s “biggest cheerleader”.
The Union School District and the Oklahoma PTA have been long time partners. A bond of mutuality has been formed that has stood the test of time, and it will continue for many years to come due the efforts of many hard-working individuals. The PTA is formed by parents, teachers, and administrators all working towards a common goal, promoting and advocating for the welfare of children. As we enter the 2020-2021 school year, the Union PTA is excited to continue to support and serve!
I invite you to join the PTA at your student’s school. You will find a dedicated group of individuals focused on what matters most, our kids and their future.