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Parent Teacher Organization

Welcome to the Pegasus PTO!



Every parent is a member of the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), which sponsors many committees that take an active role in School life.

The purpose of the PTO is twofold:
  1. to encourage parent involvement;
  2. to organize activities that promote school spirit, enhance staff enthusiasm and bring Pegasus families and staff together;
The PTO activities provide parents with many opportunities to meet one another, especially the parents of their child(ren)’s friends. Board positions include eleven Executive Board roles (president, vice president/president-elect, four vice-presidents, secretary, treasurer, parliamentarian, middle school liaison, room parent coordinator) and various appointed Chair or Coordinator roles including, but not limited to: Fall Parent Parties, RUN.GIVE.SERVE., Grandparents & Special Friends Day, Room Parents, SPRING.SERVE., Staff Appreciation Week, Special Events, Emergency Preparedness, Wish List Facilitators and Faculty/Staff birthdays.

PTO Information

List of 5 items.

  • PTO Positions 2020-2021

    PTO Executive Committee  2020–2021
    President
    Kristen Perlmutter
    Vice President
    Meredith Chandra
    V.P. Communications
    Angela Whitten
    V.P Marketing
    Jen Pettis
    V.P. Events
    Amy Ransford
    V.P. Community Service
    TBD
    V.P. of Volunteers
    Jackie Schenquerman
    V.P. Ways & Means
    Mohini Soni
    V.P. of Governance
    Andrea Olson
    Middle School Liaison
    Anjali Desai
    New Family Ambassador/PTO EC LiaisonSindy Murray
    Room Parent Coordinator
    Joyce Lee
    Treasurer
    Cari Head/Cari Thiel
    Secretary
    Molly Ring
    Teacher Representative
    Remy Carl
    Head of School
    Jason Lopez


    PTO Slate  2020-21
    Back to School Faculty Breakfast CoordinatorSimina Gentry
    Back to School Faculty Luncheon Coordinators
    Roxana Rivera, Heather Griffin, Christine Cheng
    Emergency & Safety CoordinatorsLisa Jeppe, Megan Honary
    End of Year Celebration CoordinatorsJulie Shah, Daniela Wright, Cari Thiel
    Fall Parent Parties CoordinatorsTina Devir, Tina Gancar
    First Day Social CoordinatorsAmbreen Qamar, Shveta Goel
    Grandparents/Special Friends Day
    Coordinators
    Kim Stephens, Denise Nathie
    Merchandise/Thunder Spirit Store
    Coordinator
    Olivia Hayashi
    Lost & Found CoordinatorsNancie Pham/ Deborah Lin
    PEGtalks Coordinators
    Sharlene Grover/ Leila Cesario/
    Chris Mahon
    FALL SERVEMarmar Sikkah
    SPRING SERVEJennifer Johnson
    Teacher & Staff BirthdaysColleen Kelly/ Jinny Yun
    Wish List FacilitatorsKate Boundy/ JJ McGawn/ Mary Wright
    PEG LOVESvetha Veeravalli
      
     
     
     


  • The Pegasus PTO: Who We Are

    The cultural, political, and professional diversity of the Pegasus parent population is truly unique. It adds a rich dimension to the school itself and, by extension, to its PTO. Connecting us, so powerfully, is our prioritizing of education, a shared belief in the power of teacher-student relationships, and an intense desire to support an educational community.

    The Pegasus School PTO is a parent-based organization designed to enhance that connection. Specifically, our mission is: to impact programs that enrich your child’s school experience, foster community and support our faculty and staff. We execute this mission through organized activities that promote school spirit, boost staff enthusiasm and bring Pegasus families and staff together…and, through assemblies, classroom gifts, and special projects that add value directly to the teacher-child experience.

    As a Pegasus parent, you are automatically a part of the PTO, but we encourage you to participate, to attend PTO meetings or events whenever possible, and to volunteer. Below is a list of PTO-sponsored activities to look forward to in the coming year, as well as PTO programs that unequivocally realize our mission.


  • PTO Events and Opportunities

    Community Building Events

    All PTO programs and activities are funded by The Pegasus School Annual Fund, Give to Great.

    As the 2020/2021 school year approaches, we are hopeful that we will partake in the events listed below, however, the format may be revamped due to our new normal. As we plan for these events, we will comply with the most updated CDC, state, local and Pegasus guidelines.
     
    Thank you in advance for your flexibility and support as we all navigate this unprecedented time together.

    Back-to-School
     Faculty/Staff Luncheon and BreakfastEvery August, teachers return to campus to prepare their classrooms. The PTO recognizes this late summer transition with two welcome back treats to kick off a new school year.

    First Day Social.
     The first day of school is special. Parents are invited to join the PTO on campus to meet up with new and old friends, enjoy a cup of coffee and snacks, and shop at the Pegasus Pop-up store.

    Fall Parent Parties
    . Throughout the months of September and October, Pegasus families host grade-level parent parties in their homes throughout Orange County. This is an excellent way to reconnect with your kids’ friends’ parents and meet parents who are new to the community.

    Grandparents and Special Friends Day
    Grandparents or special guests are treated to an informal breakfast, special shared activities in the classrooms, and a performance of the Winter Concert. This year’s event will take place on Friday, December 18, 2020.

    FALL SERVE and SPRING SERVE. The PTO is excited to continue to sponsor opportunities for students to give back to the community at large. FALL SERVE. is on October 30, 2020 and SPRING SERVE is on April 7, 2020.

    PEG LOVE Staff Appreciation
    . With the overwhelming success of our monthly appreciation days, we will continue showering our faculty and staff with love and appreciation one day a month for the entire year. We would love your help to make each celebration special for our beloved staff. Look for sign-ups in the Pegasus post to contribute your time, donate an item, write your teacher a PEG LOVE note, and have your child wear a Pegasus t-shirt. Get ready to PEG LOVE the people that inspire our children...all year long!  

    End of Year Celebration
    . As much as we love Pegasus, everybody needs a break. PTO recognizes the need for students to whoop it up as school winds down. Mark down June 9, 2021. School’s out!

    PTO Meetings, Spring Luncheon
    On September 24, 2020,  we gather in the CMPR to reconnect, to stay informed face-to-face, and to learn something new. At the end of the year, on May 20, 2021, we gather at a local hotspot to do the same. Everyone is invited.

    Other Community Building Events
    As opportunities arise, the PTO organizes spontaneous gatherings throughout the year for parents to get to know each other while we shop/snack/exercise and just hang out with other parents.

    Continuing Education and Student Assemblies

    PEGtalks
    . The PTO is proud to present a TED-inspired parent forum for live and taped presentations delivered by prominent individuals from a variety of fields, many culled from our community. Please look for announcements about upcoming speakers and join us or link-in.

    PEGpresents
    PEGpresents programming provides teachers with even more possibilities to educate, enlighten and fascinate our children by sponsoring extra presentations to support classroom curriculum.

    Teacher “Wish List” Gifts

    Classroom Gifts. The bulk of PTO funds are dedicated to fulfilling an annual “Teacher Wish List.” Traditionally, teachers add items to the list that typically fall outside classroom budgets but, on even the smallest level, enhance the learning experience. Once these items are approved by the administration, the PTO fulfills the requests.

    The Little Extras…

    Teacher and Staff Birthdays. The PTO honors each and every staff member with a little birthday love.

    Room Parent Coordinators, Middle School Liaisons
    These volunteers are your greatest source of information for just about everything. They are the information link between teacher and parent, and PTO and parent.

    Emergency and Safety
    . The PTO ensures that all classrooms are supplied with up-to-date and fully equipped emergency backpacks.

    Lost and Found
    . The PTO facilitates the sorting, sourcing and return of lost/labeled clothing that has been placed in the designated lost and found vessels in the CMPR.

    Thunder Spirit Store
    . New this year, the PTO's unique retail venture that brings fun ever-changing spirit wear and accessories to the Pegasus community has moved ONLINE! Shop anytime at www.pegasusapparel.itemorder.com/sale.


  • PTO Event Dates 2020-21

    As the 2020/2021 school year approaches, we are hopeful that we will partake in the events listed below, however, the format may be revamped due to our new normal. As we plan for these events, we will comply with the most updated CDC, state, local and Pegasus guidelines.

    Thank you in advance for your flexibility and support as we all navigate this unprecedented time together.

    Back to School Breakfast for Teachers
    August 24, 2020
    Back to School Lunch for Teachers
    August 26, 2020
    First Day Social
    August 31, 2020
    Fall Parent Parties
    TBD
    PTO General Meeting
    September 24, 2020
    PEG LOVE – Staff Appreciation
    Monthly and May 4, 2021
    FALL SERVEOctober 30, 2020
    PEGtalks
    TBD
    Grandparents and Special Friends DayDecember 18, 2020
    SPRING SERVEApril 7, 2021
    PTO End of Year Meeting
     
    May 20, 2021
    End of Year CelebrationJune 9, 2021
      


  • Thunder Spirit Store



    We are thrilled to announce the launch of the Thunder Spirit Store, available from your Resources board page. Feel the thunder roar across the web with our new destination for all Pegasus merchandise. This new shopping experience provides access year round so let your school spirit soar.
     
    Get connected        Get geared up      Get the thunder spirit.

Upcoming PTO Events

List of 5 events.

  • Aug
    24

    Back to School Breakfast for Teachers

  • Aug
    26

    Back to School Lunch for Teachers

  • Aug
    31

    First Day Social

  • Sep
    24

    PTO General Meeting

  • Oct
    30

    FALL SERVE

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The Pegasus School

19692 Lexington Lane, Huntington Beach, CA 92646
Tel: 714-964-1224 |  Fax: 714- 962-6047
info@thepegasusschool.org
The Pegasus School is a coed, non-profit, nonsectarian day school in Huntington Beach, California, that serves students in pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8. A Pegasus education equips bright, motivated students to achieve future academic success and make a positive impact on society.