The mission of the PTF is to offer cultural, physical, spiritual and educational enrichment to the students, teachers and families of St. Margaret’s Episcopal School through community building and fundraising. All PTF activities are conducted in accordance with policies and protocols adopted by St. Margaret’s Episcopal School.  


The Parent Teacher Fellowship is a volunteer organization providing support and fundraising to St. Margaret's Episcopal School. Membership consists of each parent of a child currently enrolled in the school and every professional community member involved in the educational process of the school. Since 1979, our school community has volunteered their time, talent and treasure to support our programs and events. As a Fellowship, we are proud of our strong sense of family community and our shared commitment to the school. 
A nominal yearly family fee provides the funding to support PTF programming including community building events, appreciation gifts, and program administration. For a more comprehensive list of PTF programming, click here. All unused fees at the end of an academic year per PTF bylaws are allocated to the PTF Grant Enrichment Program supporting our teachers, students and school.

PTF Board

The Parent Teacher Fellowship Board has approximately fifty parent volunteer members who have specific board positions as defined in the PTF bylaws. Of those members, twenty board members are considered part of the executive board committee and meet on a regular monthly basis. The Nominating Committee begins slating the board in early January for the upcoming school year and ratifies the roster at the May PTF Monthly Membership Meeting. If you are interested in volunteering, please call the PTF Office at 949.661.0108, ext. 1351.

Organizations and Programs

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    The PTF Arts Alliance is a team of parent volunteers who support the performing and visual arts programs at St. Margaret’s. Parent volunteers are involved with dance concerts, theater auditions and productions, the school’s costume inventory, arts enrichment, promoting student artwork and assisting with visual arts exhibits.  Monthly meetings are held in the Performing Arts Center Lobby or the Green Room. 

    The Boosters committee sells spirit wear and various items from campus merchandise carts. Merchandise carts will be at all home football games and various Tartan events throughout the school year. Spirit items are also sold in the Tartan Store. All proceeds from Booster sales go back to the school through the PTF Grant Enrichment Program. This organization provides an opportunity for parents to support sport teams and activities while encouraging school spirit. 

    The Community Relations program is responsible for educating the community on all programs and welcoming parents at PTF events to help promote inclusivity and parent engagement.


    The PTF has five PTF General Membership Meetings throughout the academic year. Volunteers organize and set up refreshments and a continental breakfast prior to the meeting, as well as decorate attendance tables. 

    The Hot Lunch Program is one of our most successful PTF school programs. Parent volunteers serve students a nutritious lunch on a daily basis in a safe, friendly and clean environment. Hot Lunch is available Monday through Friday for students in grades K through 12. Register your student online to receive hot lunch.

    Under the leadership of the PTF, the St. Margaret's New Families Committee was created to help welcome new families into our school community. Our seasoned parents help make the transition into our school easy for both the parents and new students by hosting grade level activities and events during New Families Week and throughout the entire school year. 

    Our very popular Parent Up Speaker Series brings notable experts on campus to present current topics to our school and surrounding community. Topics may include diversity, health and wellness, emotional intelligence, technology and innovation, and grit and resiliency, to name a few. The Parent Up Speaker Series is funded entirely by the PTF Grant Enrichment Program and is free of charge to parents and the community.

    Tartan Angels provide members of our school with aid and outreach in times of need. Volunteers may provide assistance with driving, preparing meals, general services requested by the family or serve refreshments at memorial celebrations through St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church.

PTF Friendraisers

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    The Professional Community Holiday Luncheon is one of our most treasured events, as we honor our dedicated St. Margaret’s professional community. PTF Executive Board Members serve refreshments while the entire professional community enjoys a wonderful buffet lunch, holiday music, festive décor, and fellowship. 

    Enjoy a community barbecue dinner, dessert, games for the kids, live music and line dancing. Follow the sound of the Tartan bagpipes and parade with your pom-poms over to the Tartan Field for the St. Margaret’s home football game starting at 7 p.m. Both events are free of charge.


    Celebrate the holiday season by joining the school and church community in the Fountain Courtyard for the ceremonial lighting of our school Christmas tree. 

    Not sure what to volunteer for? Come by the Welcome Back Coffee and learn about all the volunteer opportunities St. Margaret’s has to offer. All PTF programs, events, school divisions, and activities are represented in a casual and relaxed setting. 

PTF Fundraisers

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    Our PTF Virtual Scholastic Book Fair is online from November 29 to December 12. Discover new book releases, favorite characters, exciting stories, and interesting authors. Hundreds of books to choose from to encourage a love of reading for your student. Free shipping on book orders over $25 and your order ships directly to your home. All funds go to the PTF Grant Enrichment Fund supporting our school initiatives.

    This annual event features literacy resources provided by the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books, Scholastic Corporation. Discover upscale reading materials, expanded parent reading titles as well as complete and entire book series for children--all from Scholastic. Search teacher wish-list bins containing favorite books handpicked by your Early Childhood School and Lower School teachers. Held for three days in March, the PTF Book Fair is a great place to stock on your reading libraries. All money raised goes to support our very own St. Margaret’s Library.

    AmazonSmile is a silent fundraiser where families can sign up and support the school simply by registering and shopping for items. Register by visiting the AmazonSmile website to create an account designating St. Margaret’s Episcopal School as the charitable organization. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to our organization. Money raised from this program go directly to the PTF Grant Enrichment Program supporting our children and teachers. 

    Bringing the entire St. Margaret’s community together, the Forever Plaid Fundraiser provides for an evening of fine dining and dancing to live music. Exciting live and silent auction items are also available. This is our primary fundraiser of the year and all proceeds benefit the school. 

    Held before the Forever Plaid fundraiser, this underwriting party is one of our most popular events.  Parents attend this casual get-together and bring a bottle of wine or spirits to donate to the Forever Plaid silent auction and a bottle of wine or spirits to share with each other during the actual wine soiree event. 

    The Library Luncheon is the longest time-honored event sponsored by the PTF and is held every spring celebrating our love for good books and good friends. Tables are decorated by parent hostesses and the PTF to perfection and all guests enjoy an afternoon of camaraderie and fellowship. All proceeds benefit the library and the PTF Grant Enrichment Program. 

    The PTF Online Auction is held in November where online items are available for bidding and are, primarily, donated by our generous faculty and staff. Funds raised go directly to the PTF Grant Enrichment Program.

Monthly PTF Meetings

There are five PTF General Membership Meetings throughout the academic school year. All parents are members of the PTF and are invited and welcome to attend. 

This year starting time, on-campus location and/or possible virtual viewing will be determined closer to the meeting dates. Please check “Upcoming Events” on this webpage or the PTF calendar for details.
  • Tuesday, September 21
  • Tuesday, October 19
  • Thursday, January 27
  • Thursday, March 24
  • Thursday, May 19

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