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 4 items.

  • PTO Slate & Executive Board 2019-20

    PTO Executive Committee  2019-20
    President
    Becky Janda
    Vice President
    Kristen Perlmutter
    V.P. Communications
    Sindy Murray
    V.P Marketing
    Jen Pettis
    V.P. Events
    Meredith Chandra
    V.P. Community Service
    Farheen Dam
    V.P. of Volunteers
    Anjali Desai
    V.P. Ways & Means
    Shellie Nguyen
    V.P. of Governance
    Tahaane Abahusayn
    Middle School Liaison
    Sandy Young
    Room Parent Coordinator
    Joyce Lee
    Treasurer
    Cari Head
    Secretary
    Angela Whitten
    Teacher Representative
    Carin Meister
    Head of School
    Jason Lopez


    PTO Slate  2019-20
    Back to School Faculty Breakfast CoordinatorErica Chang Yeh
    Back to School Faculty Luncheon CoordinatorsNeeti Dang/Ekta Punia/Neena Sharma
    Emergency & Safety CoordinatorsMegan Honary/Amy Ransford
    End of Year Celebration CoordinatorsJulie Burch/Terry Lee
    Fall Parent Parties CoordinatorsTina Gancar/Andrea Olson
    First Day Social CoordinatorsNancy Adham/Ambreen Qamar
    Grandparents/Special Friends Day
    Coordinators
    Deidre Campbell/Anita Patel
    Merchandise/Pegasus Pop-Up Store
    Coordinators
    Kristin Brown/Shellie Nguyen
    Lost & Found CoordinatorsLisa Jeppe/Jessica Whitton
    PEGtalks CoordinatorsLeila Cesario/Sharlene Grover
    PEGpresents CommitteePTO Executive Committee
    • Teacher RepresentativeCarin Meister
    PTO Luncheon CoordinatorsShveta Goel/Sam Esmaili Pirghibi
    RUN.GIVE.SERVE.
    • RUN. CoordinatorsJulie Shah/Cari Thiel/Daniela Wright
    • SERVE. (Fall/Spring) CoordinatorsFarheen Dam, Marmar Sikka
      
    Teacher & Staff BirthdaysColleen Kelly/Molly Ring
    Wish List FacilitatorsKate Boundy/J.J. McGawn/Cathy Rink/Julie Walraven
    PEG LOVE CoordinatorsMimi Gonzales/Nour Kasm


  • 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.

    Back-to-School
     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, 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 December 20, 2019. 

    RUN.GIVE.SERVE 
    and SPRING.SERVE. The PTO is excited to continue to sponsor opportunities for students to give back to the community at large. RUN.GIVE.SERVE. is on October 31, 2019 and SPRING.SERVE is on April 1, 2020. 

    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 5, 2020, 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 for students to whoop it up as school winds down. Mark down June 10, 2020. School’s out!

    PTO Meetings, Spring Luncheon
    . On September 26, 2019,  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 13, 2020, 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 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.

    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 Event Dates

    Back to School Breakfast for Teachers
    August 26, 2019
    Back to School Lunch for Teachers
    August 28, 2019
    First Day Social
    September 3, 2019
    Fall Parent Parties
    Various evenings in September and October
    PTO General Meeting
    September 26, 2019
    PEG LOVE – Staff Appreciation
    Monthly and May 5, 2020
    RUN.GIVE.SERVE.
    October 31, 2019
    PEGtalks
    October 2, 2019 and other dates TBD
    Pegasus Pop-up Store
    September 3, 2019, December 4, 2019, another date TBD
    Grandparents & Special Friends Day
    December 20, 2019
    SPRING.SERVE.
    April 1, 2020
    PTO End of Year Meeting
    May 13, 2020
    End of Year Celebration
    June 10, 2020

Upcoming PTO Events

List of 5 events.

  • Dec
    20

    Grandparents and Special Friends Day

    Check out this year’s schedule of events, by clicking here.
    Pegasus Campus
  • Jan
    31

    PEG LOVE

    Faculty Lounge
  • Mar
    6

    PEG LOVE

    Faculty Lounge
  • Apr
    1

    SPRING.SERVE.

  • Apr
    2

    PEG LOVE

    Faculty Lounge
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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.