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 3 items.

  • 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. 

    Community Building Events

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

     Faculty/Staff Luncheon and Breakfast. Every 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 and shop at the Pegasus Pop-up store on the first day of school.

    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 21, 2018.

    and SPRING.SERVE. The PTO is excited to continue to sponsor opportunities for students to give back to the community at large. On October 31, 2018 and March 6, 2019, students will help support a worthy cause.

    PEG LOVE Staff Appreciation
    . Once a month, the PTO sponsors and coordinates a little something to “share the love” that we all have for our cherished teachers and staff. We can’t fit it all into a week anymore, so we need to spread it out! On National Teacher Appreciation Day, May 7, 2019, we will shower them some more with a luncheon and surprise treats. 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 to whoop it up as school winds down. Mark down June 11, 2019. School’s out!

    PTO Meetings, Holiday Luncheon, Spring Luncheon
    . On September 27, 2018,  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 22, 2019, 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

    . 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 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 administration, the PTO fulfills the requests.

    The Little Extras…

    Teacher and Staff Birthdays. Every year, 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.

    Pop-Up Pegasus
    . The PTO's unique retail venture brings fun ever-changing spirit wear and accessories to the Pegasus community. The store pops up at the First Day Social and a few times throughout the year along with the Pegasus Café coffee cart.

  • PTO Slate & Executive Board 2018-19

    PTO Executive Committee  2018-2019

    Edi Thimons
    Vice President
    Becky Janda
    V.P. Communications
    Sindy Murray
    V.P Marketing
    Jen Pettis
    V.P. Events
    Shellie Nguyen
    V.P. Community Service
    Kristen Perlmutter
    V.P. of Volunteers
    Tahaane Abahusayn
    V.P. Ways & Means
    Sandy Young
    V.P. of Governance
    Joyce Lee
    Middle School Liaison
    Jen Aguilar
    Room Parent Coordinator
    Meredith Chandra
    Cari Head
    Anjali Desai
    Teacher Representative
    Carin Meister
    Head of School
    Jason Lopez

    PTO Slate  2018-2019
    Back to School Faculty Breakfast CoordinatorJessica Rankin
    Back to School Faculty Luncheon CoordinatorsNeeti Dang/Molly Ring
    Emergency & Safety CoordinatorsMichele Sandlin/Megan Honary
    End of Year Celebration CoordinatorsAndrea Olson/Tina Devir
    Fall Parent Parties CoordinatorsShea Watson/Nancie Pham
    First Day Social CoordinatorsNancy Adham/Ambreen Qamar
    Grandparents/Special Friends Day
    Winn Claybaugh-Morales/
    Val Ramsay
    Merchandise/Pegasus Pop-Up Store
    Kristin Brown/Grace Hinman
    Lost & Found CoordinatorsAmy Ransford/Amy Shepherd
    PEGtalks CoordinatorsSharlene Grover/ Leila Cesario
    PEGpresentsCommittee TBD
    PTO Luncheon CoordinatorsIda Baniassad/Sahar Kiani
      • RUN. CoordinatorsAngela Whitten/Leigh Plotke
      • SERVE. CoordinatorsFarheen Dam/Kristen Perlmutter
    SPRING.SERVE.Farheen Dam
    Teacher & Staff BirthdaysMolly Ring/Colleen Kelly
    Wish List FacilitatorsKate Boundy/Julie Walraven/
    Cathy Rink
    PEG LOVE Staff Appreciation
    Christine Cheng/Tina Gancar

  • PTO Event Dates 2018-2019

    Back to School Breakfast for Teachers
    August 27, 2018
    Back to School Lunch for Teachers
    August 29, 2018
    First Day Social
    September 4, 2018
    Fall Parent Parties
    Various evenings in September and October
    PTO General Meeting
    September 27, 2018
    PEG LOVE – Staff Appreciation
    Monthly and May 7, 2019
    October 31, 2018
    October 24, 2018, January 25, 2019, April 17, 2019
    Pegasus Pop-up Store
    September 4, 2018, December 5, 2018, March 13, 2019
    Grandparents & Special Friends Day
    December 21, 2018
    March 6, 2019
    PTO End of Year Meeting
    May 15, 2019
    End of Year Celebration
    June 11, 2019
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.