The Ponderosa Elementary Partnership (PEP) is a parent volunteer organization that is similar to the functioning body of a PTO. All parents, family members and/or legal guardians of students who attend Ponderosa Elementary School, and all current faculty and staff of Ponderosa School, are members of the organization. The Executive Board shall consist of the following officers: President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer. The PEP committee meets on the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Library with childcare provided. The primary function of PEP is to enhance and support the educational experience of our children, develop a closer connection between school and home by encouraging parent involvement, and to improve the environment at Ponderosa through volunteer and fundraising support. Such efforts may include but are not limited to fundraising, classroom support, social functions, teacher support, and other volunteer efforts.