PTSO welcomes all volunteers at Union! We
offer several events throughout the year that require extra help from our
school community to make them successful. Union families give time during and
after school hours, donate food and drinks, work on projects from home, and
reach out to our West Chester/Liberty Township community for support. We hope
you will find your fit with PTSO at Union Elementary!
Volunteer for one or more of
PTSO Events to serve
Union students, families and staff. We need you and your talents! Together, we
make great things happen for our children at Union.
How can you make a
your time at a PTSO Event
canned goods for Spirit Fridays
your child to be involved in an After-School Program
your student at Celebration of the Arts Night
your family to Family Fun Nights, Fall Festival, or Hawks Nights Out
employer to support Union’s fundraisers
lead one of the PTSO teams
Here’s a list of PTSO
Volunteer Opportunities. Join us!
General Volunteer Form - Click here for the volunteer form.
Union offers three sessions
of After-School Programs in Fall, Winter, and Spring, and a Basketball program
that runs December-March. Help
schedule after school enrichment opportunities and process registrations.
Help with monthly lunchtime
student birthday celebrations by decorating and greeting birthday students and
Twice a year, the Media
Center is converted into a booklovers paradise, stocked with Scholastic books
geared specifically for Union’s students. Proceeds from the Fair go toward
adding resources to the library’s shelves and stocking classrooms with books by
Volunteers are needed to set
up, clean up, man the cash registers, and help the student shoppers at two
Scholastic Book Fairs each school year. One Fair is held during the Fall
Festival; the other is during Celebration of the Arts Night.
Clip and save Box Tops for
Education from hundreds of your favorite products to trade in for money for
Union. A PTSO Box Top Coordinator is needed to advertise and organize Box Top collection periods two times per year, in
the Fall and Spring. Volunteers help sort and count so Union gets the best
reward possible from the donations.
Click here for the Box Tops flyer.
Celebration of the Arts Night
We have so many artistic
students at Union Elementary and this night is designed to showcase and showoff
their talents! For this evening event in May, help fill the Union hallways with
beautiful artwork created by our students, organize students who will fill the
stage with musical and dramatic talents, or donate and serve desserts on this
night when the Union Stars shine!
staff and parents up-to-date on what is going on at Union by updating the
Facebook page with photos and reminders of upcoming events and opportunities
for parent involvement. You can even post cute pictures of all of the adorable
Union kids doing awesome Union activities.
Support our school while you
shop! Register online at krogercommunityrewards.com to link your Kroger Plus
card to Union Elementary. At Amazon, a portion of your purchases comes back to
benefit our school. Download the Shoparoo app at iTunes or Google Play to take
pictures with your phone to earn points for our school. Volunteer leaders
advertise the rewards programs and collect the donations throughout the year.
Click here for the Community Rewards flyer.
Display Cases/ Bulletin
Pinterest and craft stores are your cup of tea, then volunteer to ensure Union
continues to have the most creative display cases and bulletin
boards! Parents and staff will admire all you have done as they enter the
school. Responsibilities are to help prepare monthly displays for the PTSO
display case and bulletin boards in the Atrium.
Parent Council Representatives
school in the Lakota Local School District elects two representatives to serve
for the year on the District Parent Council (DPC). This board meets 4-6 times
per year at Central Office along with the Superintendent, two School Board
members and various district officials to learn about new programs, discuss key
areas of focus for the district, and to bring from our schools any questions,
areas of concern or rumors to be dispelled/clarified.
This organization assists
with setting the district calendar, spearheads levy efforts during election
years with a levy on the ballot, and sponsors both the central office
appreciation luncheon and the Barb Bossu Volunteer Leadership Award ceremony
every spring, honoring one volunteer from each school in the district and one
selected for contributions across the Lakota district. If you find
yourself wondering why something was done a particular way, you are welcome to
contact your DPC Reps with your questions or feedback.
Fall Festival is a full-blown
carnival that takes over the entire building with games, prizes, dinner,
treats, fun activities, Book Fair, raffle baskets and more! A huge fundraiser
like the Fall Festival requires a lot of volunteers. Please consider sharing
some of your time to run a game, serve some food, or sell some tickets –
there’s a job for everyone! If you know of a community group that may be
willing to provide volunteers for the evening, please be in touch with PTSO. We
welcome all the help we can get for this all-hands-on-deck experience, held one
Friday evening each October.
Family Fun Nights
Aid in planning three
affordable, theme-based family events each school year. Help with ticket sales,
set up, clean up, hosting, and serving snacks.
Future Hawks Nights
Celebrate Union’s connection
to Lakota East High School at a high school football and basketball game each
season. Work on a committee of East feeder schools to plan and host a gathering
for pre-game fun, a parade on the field or court, and recognition for students’
For two days in September,
Union welcomes grandparents and special family members and friends to join
their students for lunch in the Café. Volunteer to help plan a special lunch to
honor our special guests. Assist with set up, decorations, welcoming visitors,
clean up, or capturing photos.
Hawks Night Out
Hawks Nights Out give Union students a
playdate with their school friends and a group rate to the area’s hot spots for
kids. Volunteers are needed to plan, negotiate, and organize these special
Do you have
experience in healthcare or have a comforting presence with children? We need
you to help Union’s Nurse with vision and hearing screenings on two fall dates
Honor Roll Celebrations
holds three yearly Honor Roll parties to recognize students who have achieved
Honor Roll status. PTSO needs an extra hand making popcorn or other snacks
and hanging decorations. As a bonus, volunteers for this program get to
celebrate with the kids for a job well done! Parties are held during lunch
periods, by grade, at the end of Quarters 1, 2, and 3.
baking and cooking your favorite hobbies? Maybe you know the best place to
buy cupcakes! Hospitality is a perfect way to help out, for those who make
their own treats or like to plan parties. PTSO’s team of hospitality volunteers
honor Union’s teachers and staff as they plan and organize meals or other
events, make/donate food, help set up/decorate, serve food and clean up
make your heart sing? Do you want to help instill a love of reading in
Union students? Volunteer in our Media Center and see what the kids are
reading. Duties include checking library materials in and out, assisting
students, and returning books to the shelves.
Help Union’s students
put on their best smile for Picture Days, held once in the fall and again
during the spring. Work directly with students to polish faces and smooth hair
before this year’s school photo is snapped.
PIE (Progress in
in Education (PIE) Awards events are held two times each year, in December and
May. Teachers choose students who have excelled in an area of study who are
honored with a breakfast ceremony. Assist by donating food and preparing
and decorating for the breakfast awards. Donuts with sprinkles are always a
Sixth Grade Social
This event is designed to
celebrate our hardworking 6th grade students, to thank them for their model
years as Union students, and to wish them well while they head off to junior
high school. Join the PTSO team that plans and hosts the biggest party of the
students’ Union years.
Held on several Fridays each
year, Spirit Fridays are when students show off their Union spirit! Students
wear their Spirit Wear in school colors – red and black. They also show off
their generosity toward our community’s members in need by collecting canned
goods and personal items to be donated to Reach Out Lakota, an organization
that offers assistance to local families. Volunteers collect, count, and pack
donated goods from students on Spirit Friday mornings for pick up by Reach Out
Shop for Union Hawks Spirit Wear
We’ve got spirit, yes we do!
We’ve got spirit, how about you? Help design, market, and sell Union Spirit
Wear: t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, socks, and more. Marketing and accounting
experience is especially welcome on this volunteer team.
Shop for Union Hawks Spirit Wear
Union love our teachers and want them to know how much we care. Volunteers
for this service distribute cards to teachers on their birthdays, assist with
teacher appreciation luncheons and other back-to-school activities to celebrate
and support Union’s teachers.
puts the “fun” back into “fundraising!” This fundraiser encourages students to walk, hop, limbo, skip, tip
toe and more while raising money to support Union’s students and teachers for
the school year. As one of two big fall fundraisers that fund the entire school
year’s PTSO events, many volunteers are needed on the day of the Friday event,
held during student lunch times. This event requires a team of volunteers to
plan the day of fun for the students and gain support from local businesses for
donations of money, goods, services, and student rewards.
great with a camera and have a knack for taking photos? Do you have
experience with writing, scrapbooking or layout? Volunteer to be a part of the
team that assembles the Yearbook. Keep the fun happenings of the school year
alive in the Union students’ memories forever.