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A HUGE THANK YOU to all our wonderful volunteers that have been working EXTRA hard this year to make Pacific GREAT!

Special thanks to our hardworking 2020/21 PTA Board: Faye Cavanaugh and Jennifer Gale (Co-Presidents), Stephanie Dugary and Alison Rosenthal (VPs of Membership), Liz Cebula and Heidi Thompson (VPs of Volunteers), Mary Scholz and Brooke Zipperman (VPs of Fundraising), Wysh Weinstein (VP of Operations), Payal Kachalia (Treasurer – Check Writing), Jen Laws (Treasurer), Maribeth Cunningham (Financial Secretary), Elizabeth Peelle (Recording Secretary), Rachel Zuckerwise (Parliamentarian), Jennifer Matsler-Koch (Communications Coordinator), Manjiri Evans (Programs Coordinator), Amanda Kresser (Social Emotional Wellness Chair), Margie Beck, Monica Brudenell-Lachance, and Stephanie Hsu (MBEF Ambassadors), Karli Fisher and Nicole Hirshberg (Room Parent Coordinators), Krisa Park (Legislative Rep). It is a big commitment to be on the PTA Board, especially in a year like we have had, and we appreciate you!

We have a lot of amazing volunteers who have chaired all the programs at Pacific this year. Thank you to Tisha Anderson (Book Fairs), Summer Sheets (Classroom Supplies), Jessica Shepard (Community Walks), Anne Lee (Corporate Matching Funds), Gabriella Pulham (Dining Nights Out), Pinky Kottoor (Directory), Jen Koch (Eblast Coordinator), Katie David (Garden), Summer Sheets and Mara McPhee (Gift of Thanks), Taleene Rose (Hometown Fair), Wysh Weinstein (Honorary Service Awards), Faye Cavanaugh (Inventory), Natasha Derow and Mary Scholz (Movie Night), Carini Bauman, Amy Lange, and Mary Mann (Pantherthon), Kati Morris (Reflections), Lindsay Geida and Jennifer Matsler-Koch (Richstone Programs and Book Drives), Paula Farrace (Social Media), Nicole Hirshberg and Liz Adams (Student Store), Shawn Giaconi (Talent Show), Jennifer Matsler-Koch (Website), Jon Gray (Yearbook). Thank you to all the volunteers with a 5th grader promoting. If this is the end of the road with your time at Pacific, please know that you’ve made a difference and will be missed. Thank you to ALL the parents and families who spent countless time during the year helping make this school year a successful one for all our students. We appreciate all of you!

Want to Get Involved in 2021-2022?

There are so many fun ways to pitch in and really make a difference in your child's school experience! We need to fill a number of key positions including:

Parent Party
MBEF Co- Ambassador
Yearbook (co-chair)
Pawprints Club/Newsletter
Social Media
Staff Hospitality (Co-chair)
Staff Meeting Hospitality (Co-chair)
Panther Parties

Please contact Tisha Anderson ( or Lisa Stott ( if you are interested.

South Bay Families Connected

To help support the social-emotional wellness of our students during our transition to hybrid learning, we share the following South Bay Families Connected resources with our community:

Costa Girls Summer Volleyball Camp

Girls ages 7-14 are invited to train with the Mira Costa Girls Volleyball Coaching Staff and Varsity Team in Mira Costa’s state-of-the art Athletic Complex this coming August 2-5 (Monday-Thursday), 9 am to Noon. Girls will learn volleyball fundamentals, train and scrimmage alongside the varsity team in this fun annual summer camp. Many Costa varsity team members’ volleyball journey began at this camp! Reserve your daughter’s spot today by completing and sending the form with payment. Questions? Email
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