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.
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 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.
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. 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
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. 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.