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Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year!

On behalf of the University Charter School (UCS) Parent Teacher’s Association, it is our pleasure to welcome you to the UCS Community! We are looking forward to a great year filled with fantastic events, community building activities and, most importantly supporting our kids and teachers so they can continue to attain excellence in education!

The primary way to make this the best year for your family and our community is to join the PTA! This is your chance to be a member of a great organization that funds many of the opportunities you see around campus. Your support enhances your child’s (ren’s) experiences at our school, and we want to hear from you! When you join the PTA, you are not obligated to attend all meetings nor volunteer you can participate as much or as little as you would like or able, finding a perfect balance that is right for you.

This year, UCS will host a Parent Academy for all parents/guardians. The UCS Parent Academy is a free, year-round, parent engagement initiative to help parents become full partners in your child’s (ren’s) education.  The goal of this program is to provide educational excellence for all our children by informing parents about the importance of their roles, familiarizing parents with UCS technology, internet safety protocols among other important topics. The three fundamental focus areas are student achievement, parenting & advocacy, and personal & individual growth.

The next way to make it the best school year ever is to volunteer! It has been proven that a child whose parent (s) is involved in his/her education and school experience is a more successful student. By getting involved at home and school, children do better- grades are higher, test scores rise, self-esteem grows, and schools improve. By joining and volunteering in the PTA, there is no better way to get connected. Know what’s happening at UCS, meet other parents and teachers, and build rapport, plus share ideas, concerns, and experiences. By volunteering you put your skills, hobbies, and interest to work!

It has been said that the number one reason people don’t join PTA is because no one asked…. We are asking! And asking you to ask your friends! UCS also has a wonderful Grandparent’s Club, and we are asking grandparents to join too! Join us and help us make this the best year ever!

Go Trailblazers!

Veronica Triplett, President

Courtney Vick, Vice President

Dara Murray, 2nd Vice President

Jess Wood, Treasurer

Kelly McClure, Secretary