To offer enrichment to the students, teachers and the families of St. Margaret's Episcopal School through fundraising and the support of educational, cultural, physical and spiritual needs. All Parent Teacher Fellowship (PTF) activities are conducted in accordance with general policies adopted by the school.


The Parent Teacher Fellowship is a non-profit, 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 faculty and staff 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.

PTF Board

The Parent Teacher Fellowship Board has approximately seventy members who have specific board positions as described in the Parent Teacher Fellowship Bylaws. 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. The Parent Teacher Fellowship is always looking for enthusiastic members who are interested in supporting the school and our children. 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 channels volunteer and financial support into enriching and expanding visual and performing arts programs for St. Margaret’s. The PTF Arts Alliance Chairs educate the parent community on programs and events throughout the school via the Arts Alliance organization. Monthly meetings are held in the Performing Arts Center, featuring faculty guest speakers.

    The Booster Club supports the athletic programs of our school, benefiting all students from Preschool to Upper School. The Booster Club sells food, beverages and spirit wear at all home football games and various Tartan events. 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 Hot Lunch Program is our most successful PTF school program. Parent volunteers serve the 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 1 through 12.

    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 the summer months and throughout the entire school year.

    Our very successful Parent Up Distinguished Speaker Series brings notable experts on campus to present current topics to our school and surrounding community. Topics include diversity, health and wellness, emotional intelligence, technology and innovation, and grit and resiliency. The Parent Up Distinguished Speaker Series is funded entirely by the PTF Grant Enrichment Program.

    Tartan Angels provide members of our school with aid and outreach in times of need. Volunteers provide assistance with driving, preparing meals and general tasks requested by the family.

    Throughout the year, the PTF in concert with the Tartan Store, will hold the Used Uniform Event stacking used uniforms on tables for the taking. Browse and select gently-used uniforms for your student. You may also bring items to donate.

PTF Friendraisers

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    The Faculty/Staff Holiday Luncheon is one of our most treasured events, as we honor our dedicated St. Margaret’s faculty and staff. PTF Executive Board Members serve lunch while the entire faculty and staff enjoys a wonderful buffet lunch, holiday music, festive décor and fellowship.

    Kick off the school year with the Tartan Roundup BBQ! All St. Margaret’s families are invited to attend and enjoy a BBQ, live music, organized games, with lots of fun and fellowship. For those that wish to join, we will be parading over to the Tartan Football Field to enjoy St. Margaret’s vs. Crean Lutheran.
    Click here to RSVP.

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

    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 programs, school divisions, and activities are represented in a casual and relaxed setting.

PTF Fundraisers

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    This annual event features an array of books provided by Scholastic, Inc. Students and parents visit the fair to purchase books, games, and toys, as well as enjoy various literary activities. Held in early December, the St. Margaret’s Book Fair is a great place to stock up for your holiday gifts. All money raised goes to support our very own library.

    Transformed into a quaint coffee house, McGregor Theater is a great place to enjoy a cup of java and take in the most talented display of visual and performing arts. The Coffee House Cabaret features a variety of student performers in grades 6 through 12. Always a “sold out” event, be sure to get your tickets early!

    EScrip and AmazonSmile are silent fundraisers where families can sign up and support the school by simply shopping. Register by visiting escrip.com using the St. Margaret’s Episcopal School Group ID No. 138054429 and for AmazonSmile go to http://smile.amazon.com/ch/95-3408913 to create an account. Money raised from these programs go to the PTF Grant Enrichment Program.

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

    Held in January, this underwriting party is one of our most popular events.  Parents attend this casual get-together and bring bottles of wine to auction off at the Forever Plaid All-School Fundraiser.

    This is an event NEVER to miss! Held every spring, the Library Luncheon celebrates our love for good books and good friends. Tables are decorated to perfection and the women of St. Margaret’s 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

The PTF General Meetings are open to the entire school community and are held on Thursdays from 8:00-9:30 a.m. in the Tartan Center located in the Pasternack Field House with the entrance off the Upper School courtyard. This year meetings will be conducted on:
  • September 19*
  • October 19
  • January 18
  • March 15
  • May 17

*Held in the Performing Arts Center Lobby.

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An independent preschool through grade 12 college-preparatory day school in Orange County.
St. Margaret’s Episcopal School
31641 La Novia Avenue
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675