Parent Teacher League


Parent Teacher League


What is PTL?

The Parent Teacher League consist of a group of dedicated parents and teachers working to support Christ Lutheran School. We volunteer our time at many school activities and events. But, just as important, we help raise money to fund several programs and equipment for the school. Some great examples: our new back fence windscreen, the EZ ups that provide shade (and advertising) at events, new parking lot striping, the Accelerated Reader Program, Rosetta Stone language learning, the STEM program, Art Masters, assemblies and other awards and prizes.  Without the hard work of the Parent Teacher League, Christ Lutheran School would have few or none of these great programs, services and benefits.

 

Please participate in the Parent Teacher League. Your support will go a long way in improving the experience and quality of education our children receive at Christ Lutheran School. As Henry Ford once said “Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.”  Whether your gift is baking from home for VIP day, cutting box tops, coordinating the Color Run or working at the book fair, you are appreciated and make a difference for the benefit of our school!

 

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What is PTL?

The Parent Teacher League consist of a group of dedicated parents and teachers working to support Christ Lutheran School. We volunteer our time at many school activities and events. But, just as important, we help raise money to fund several programs and equipment for the school. Some great examples: our new back fence windscreen, the EZ ups that provide shade (and advertising) at events, new parking lot striping, the Accelerated Reader Program, Rosetta Stone language learning, the STEM program, Art Masters, assemblies and other awards and prizes.  Without the hard work of the Parent Teacher League, Christ Lutheran School would have few or none of these great programs, services and benefits.

Please participate in the Parent Teacher League. Your support will go a long way in improving the experience and quality of education our children receive at Christ Lutheran School. As Henry Ford once said “Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.”  Whether your gift is baking from home for VIP day, cutting box tops, coordinating the Color Run or working at the book fair, you are appreciated and make a difference for the benefit of our school!

 

 
 
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Melissa Merideth - President

Melissa Meredith serves as Parent Teacher League (PTL) President at Christ Lutheran School in Costa Mesa, California. She has been married to Chris Meredith, an alumni of Christ Lutheran, for 15 years. She is also the mother of two CLS students, Carter and Jackson. With a friend, she started her own business as an Esthetician which allows her a flexible schedule and the ability to volunteer as much as she is needed. In fact, between PTL duties, work, and her sons baseball teams, she also volunteers as Room Mom every year and with the Boy Scouts that take place here on campus.

Recently, she was asked to become PTL President due to the fact she has volunteered countless hours and has gotten to know many of the families and staff. As President, she is involved in all aspects of the school. She is the main contact between parents and staff, is responsible for overseeing the PTL budget -including approving of the use of the budget and fundraisers to increase the budget, for overseeing the nominating and appointment of other board members, and most importantly, being the voice of the parents - insuring that all concerns are addressed and that the students are given the best possible educational environment possible.

President

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Melissa Meredith serves as Parent Teacher League (PTL) President at Christ Lutheran School in Costa Mesa, California. She has been married to Chris Meredith, an alumni of Christ Lutheran, for 15 years. She is also the mother of two CLS students, Carter and Jackson. With a friend, she started her own business as an Esthetician which allows her a flexible schedule and the ability to volunteer as much as she is needed. In fact, between PTL duties, work, and her sons baseball teams, she also volunteers as Room Mom every year and with the Boy Scouts that take place here on campus.   Recently, she was asked to become PTL President due to the fact she has volunteered countless hours and has gotten to know many of the families and staff. As President, she is involved in all aspects of the school. She is the main contact between parents and staff, is responsible for overseeing the PTL budget -including approving of the use of the budget and fundraisers to increase the budget, for overseeing the nominating and appointment of other board members, and most importantly, being the voice of the parents - insuring that all concerns are addressed and that the students are given the best possible educational environment possible.

Vanessa Schoonbeck - VP of Fundraising

"We would like to introduce our selves. Mike and Vanessa Schoonbeck. I have a daughter in 6th Grade, Celeste and a son in 5th grade, Adam. We started attending Christ Lutheran when Celeste was 3 years old. We fell in love with the school and the families and joined the Church.  I have served as a Room Mom in Preschool, helped the PTL with with events, headed events and now I am the VP of fundraising.  We will have to be creative this year.  I raised in HB and have lived in Costa Mesa for last 18 years. I have had fun being a Cub Scout Leader for the past 4 years with our school’s Cub Scout Pack 711. For the past 14 years I have worked for the American Red Cross Biomedical. That's right we want your blood. I am an Account Manager that works with the community to host  blood drives for our local hospitals. My Husband owns his own A/V business for the past 22 years. Our family likes to camp, hang at the beach and spend time with our extended family and friends. I look forward to meeting all of you in the near future. If you would like to contact me to help with fundraising or just have any questions please text me at 949-370-6190.  Welcome to our Christ Lutheran Family!"

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VP of Fundraising

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"We would like to introduce our selves. Mike and Vanessa Schoonbeck. I have a daughter in 6th Grade, Celeste and a son in 5th grade, Adam. We started attending Christ Lutheran when Celeste was 3 years old. We fell in love with the school and the families and joined the Church. I have served as a Room Mom in Preschool, helped the PTL with with events, headed events and now I am the VP of fundraising. We will have to be creative this year. I raised in HB and have lived in Costa Mesa for last 18 years. I have had fun being a Cub Scout Leader for the past 4 years with our school’s Cub Scout Pack 711. For the past 14 years I have worked for the American Red Cross Biomedical. That's right we want your blood. I am an Account Manager that works with the community to host blood drives for our local hospitals. My Husband owns his own A/V business for the past 22 years. Our family likes to camp, hang at the beach and spend time with our extended family and friends. I look forward to meeting all of you in the near future. If you would like to contact me to help with fundraising or just have any questions please text me at 9493706190. Welcome to our Christ Lutheran Family!"

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Danielle Owens - VP of Christian Fellowship

"My name is Danielle Owens and my husband is Brendan. Our daughter, Sophia is in 6th grade and has been attending Christ Lutheran School since the Fall of 2014/Kindergarten. We immediately knew we were at home with this school & church and have fallen in love with the community.

I have had a variety of involvement at the school but currently I am serving as PTL’s VP of Christian Fellowship, Gala Lead Chair and one of the room moms for our 6th grade class. If I don’t already know you, I would love the opportunity to meet you. God Bless!"

VP of Christian Fellowship

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"My name is Danielle Owens and my husband is Brendan. Our daughter, Sophia is in 6th grade and has been attending Christ Lutheran School since the Fall of 2014/Kindergarten. We immediately knew we were at home with this school & church and have fallen in love with the community. I have had a variety of involvement at the school but currently I am serving as PTL’s VP of Christian Fellowship, Gala Lead Chair and one of the room moms for our 6th grade class. If I don’t already know you, I would love the opportunity to meet you. God Bless!"

Beth Sosnowski - VP of School Functions

"I have a Passion for connecting people and love our Christ Lutheran Community. My hope is to complement learning at CLS with fun activities.  I’m married to my husband David and we have 2 boys. Dutch-10 in 4th grade & Nixon- 8 in 2nd grade. We have been at Christ Lutheran for 5 years when Dutch started Kindergarten.

Both my husband and I went to Christian school growing up and we feel so blessed that we could give that to our kids!"

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VP of School Functions

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"I have a Passion for connecting people and love our Christ Lutheran Community. My hope is to complement learning at CLS with fun activities. I’m married to my husband David and we have 2 boys. Dutch-10 in 4th grade & Nixon- 8 in 2nd grade. We have been at Christ Lutheran for 5 years when Dutch started Kindergarten. Both my husband and I went to Christian school growing up and we feel so blessed that we could give that to our kids!"

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Ashley Werley - Treasurer

Ashley and her family have been at Christ Lutheran for 7 years, since moving from Arizona in 2013.  She and her husband, Chad, have two daughters, Blake (6thgrade) and Indiana (age 3).  This is Ashley’s 3rd year as PTL Treasurer.

Treasurer

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Ashley and her family have been at Christ Lutheran for 7 years, since moving from Arizona in 2013. She and her husband, Chad, have two daughters, Blake (6thgrade) and Indiana (age 3). This is Ashley’s 3rd year as PTL Treasurer.

Rich Detken - Elementary School Liason

"My name is Rich Detken. My family has been attending Christ Lutheran School for 7 years. Our daughter Rihanna is in (5th) grade and our son Parker is in (3rd) grade. My wife Kim and I are actively involved at Christ Lutheran School and Church. We have been church members for 5 years and we love the community of families and friendships we have made since we arrived. This school has always felt like home for us from the beginning. I have had the privilege of serving our school in the following capacities, Gala Fundraiser Committee, PTL Liason, School Ministry Team, Fall Fundraiser Committee and Parking Lot Ministry Team. We love our school and the families we have had the opportunity to meet. 
 
If you attend our school and would like to get connected please feel free to send me an email at rdetken@sbcglobal.net"
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Elementary School Liason

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"My name is Rich Detken. My family has been attending Christ Lutheran School for 7 years. Our daughter Rihanna is in (5th) grade and our son Parker is in (3rd) grade. My wife Kim and I are actively involved at Christ Lutheran School and Church. We have been church members for 5 years and we love the community of families and friendships we have made since we arrived. This school has always felt like home for us from the beginning. I have had the privilege of serving our school in the following capacities, Gala Fundraiser Committee, PTL Liason, School Ministry Team, Fall Fundraiser Committee and Parking Lot Ministry Team. We love our school and the families we have had the opportunity to meet.  If you attend our school and would like to get connected please feel free to send me an email at rdetken@sbcglobal.net"
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Sarah Wade - Middle School Liason

"We moved to Orange County in 2011, just before Sydney was starting 2nd grade.  We enrolled Sydney in school and Sofie started Blue Stars that year.  We joined Christ Lutheran Church shortly thereafter and I became an active PTL member!  Sydney graduated CLS a few years ago and Sofie is in 6th grade!"

Middle School Liason

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"We moved to Orange County in 2011, just before Sydney was starting 2nd grade.  We enrolled Sydney in school and Sofie started Blue Stars that year.  We joined Christ Lutheran Church shortly thereafter and I became an active PTL member!  Sydney graduated CLS a few years ago and Sofie is in 6th grade!"

Valerie Susselman - Preschool Liason

"New to the school last year, we have thoroughly enjoyed becoming part of the Christ Lutheran Family, building relationships and grounding our family in faith. Also serving as the Chair of the School Ministry Team, organization and creativity make my world go round. With a background in Fine Art and a career as an Architectural Color Consultant, I love developing projects while supporting and connecting with both the administration and CLS families! With three kids, its all about creativity and fun! As a family we love to spend our time in the Desert and when home can be found outside exploring and making artistic messes.  I look forward to all of the amazing advancements we have in store!

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Preschool Liason

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"New to the school last year, we have thoroughly enjoyed becoming part of the Christ Lutheran Family, building relationships and grounding our family in faith. Also serving as the Chair of the School Ministry Team, organization and creativity make my world go round. With a background in Fine Art and a career as an Architectural Color Consultant, I love developing projects while supporting and connecting with both the administration and CLS families! With three kids, its all about creativity and fun! As a family we love to spend our time in the Desert and when home can be found outside exploring and making artistic messes.  I look forward to all of the amazing advancements we have in store!”