Our Mission

The Battlefield High School Parent Teacher Organization is a non-profit organization whose membership includes parents, legal guardians, faculty, and staff at Battlefield High School.

Our mission is to promote open and positive communication and understanding between parents and staff of Battlefield High School.  We also help fund projects the school budget cannot. Our efforts serve to enhance the educational opportunities and environment of all students attending this school. We hold fundraisers to provide financial assistance for various school clubs, events, and classrooms. In addition to financial support, we volunteer our time at school-wide events.  We organize teacher appreciation events to boost the morale of the faculty and staff and to support school and family social interaction. We believe that the team effort of a parent teacher organization offers the best possible learning environment for our students.

Our PTO is made up of hard-working parents & teachers who pool their talents to provide practical support for our school. Those listed below volunteered to provide leadership this year.

 

Get to know their names and faces, and feel free to ask them if you have questions. 

 

Meet Your 2022 - 2023 PTO Team

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Yubo Zhang

Vice President
BHSPTOVP@gmail.com

Yubo has worked in both the private and public sector in education for about 16 years. She is currently serving as a manager in the office of strategic planning and communication at Fairfax County Public Schools. She and her husband have lived in Haymarket for 18 years. They have a freshman at Battlefield and a 6th grader at Reagan. Serving in the BHS PTO this year, first and foremost, Yubo would like to give the best support possible to our teachers. Second, she would like to collaborate with our parent liaison and promote a welcoming and supportive community to all families. Finally, she would like to support the social emotional wellbeing of all students beyond academic rigor. Yubo has also volunteered in the families with adoptees community and organized several cultural events to celebrate the diversity of our community.  

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Lori Perkins

Lori is a Special Investigator with the Department of State, married to an amazing, athletic and hardworking man for 19 years and a proud mother of two very active boys. After 20 years of traveling around the world and state to state, for her husband’s job, they have finally made their permanent home in Haymarket, VA. Her oldest son is 14 yrs old, will be a freshman at Battlefield in the 2022/2023 yr and her youngest son is 10 yrs old, will be a 5th grader at Alvey Elementary. Away from work, Lori has actively volunteered at a variety of school/PTO events, volunteered in the classroom and has served as the classroom parent. This is Lori’s first time taking a position on the PTO board and she is looking forward to a new challenge in addition to working with this fun group of ladies, all the Bobcat parents and amazing students this upcoming year!  

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Rachael Mihoc

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Caroline Salgado

Member-at-Large 

BHSPTOmemberAtLarge@gmail.com 

Caroline has a freshman at Battlefield, an 8th grader at Reagan, and 3rd grader at Alvey. When she isn't volunteering for the schools, she substitute teaches. However, she spends most of her "free" time in the car shuttling kids to and from all their sports!

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Victoria Banks

Victoria is a dedicated wife of a retired Marine Corps veteran and the proud mother of two boys. She has been an active community volunteer in both the Marine Corps and her sons’ schools. She has previously served as a PTO member—in fundraising, event planning, and hospitality. In 2016, Victoria and her family relocated to Haymarket from Stuttgart, Germany. Since arriving, she has continued her volunteering, joining the Bobcat community in 2019 as Hospitality Chair. With a rising Bobcat senior, Victoria will continue to serve as Hospitality Chair.

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Monica Vignier

Compliance Officer
& Social Media Coordinator

BattlefieldPTOCompliance@gmail.com

 

Monica Vignier is a wife, attorney for the Federal government, and mom to four children: a 10th grader at Battlefield, a 8th grader at Reagan Middle, and 3rd and 5th graders at Gravely Elementary.  Monica spends most of her free time taking her kids to soccer, swim, basketball, and volleyball practices/games/meets, and loves traveling abroad when time permits.  This is Monica’s first year volunteering for the PTO, but likely won’t be her last, as she will be a Battlefield parent until 2032.

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Ileana Mirabile

Volunteer Coordinator
bhsptovolunteer@gmail.com

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Xanthe Larsen

Senior Scholarship Director
BHSPTOscholarship@gmail.com

I am excited to be the scholarship chair for 2022-23 and help create opportunities to recognize some of BHS’s exceptional students.  I have three children, one who graduated from Battlefield and the Governor’s School in 2020 and is now a Science Research Fellow at Baylor University, one who will be a junior at Battlefield, and one who will be a freshman at Battlefield.  Fun fact about me: I tried my hand at homeschooling during Covid.  I gave that up when in-person school resumed and returned to practice as partner at the New York based law firm Harris Beach PLLC, which is much easier than homeschooling – kudos to all the homeschooling parents and our awesome BHS teachers for doing it so well.

Our Vision

Through the power of positive influence, the Battlefield HS PTO helps to ensure that every day, every student is safe, nurtured, encouraged and challenged to learn.

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Communications Chair

The Communications Chair should use multiple methods to spread the word about all PTO happenings.  

They should act as a central hub to provide the who, what, where and how for everything!  

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Anita Vettickal

Anita brings over 15 years of executive leadership to the Battlefield High School PTO. For over a decade Anita has worked for a Venture Capital firm investing in software and technology companies. During her tenure, Anita not only focused on client success, but also took part in Merger and Acquisition due diligence, evaluating both private and public companies.  Anita's most recent project has been co-founding a successful consulting company with her husband of 19 years.


She and her husband have lived in Haymarket for 17 years. They have a freshmen at Battlefield High School and a 7th grader at Ronald Reagan Middle School. Although this will be her first year helping the Battlefield High School PTO, she isn't new to helping our local schools and community.  Anita has been an active volunteer at her daughters' schools, Alvey Elementary in the past and continues to help at Ronald Reagan Middle School in her free time.

Though she doesn't practice, a fun fact about Anita, she holds a Doctorate of Dental Surgery.  Anita is native of a state that is known to be "wild and wonderful", but has called the DC metro her home for the past 25 years.

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The Fundraising Chair will put the Fun in FUNdraising! Connect with businesses and the the community to help raise money to support our teacher and kids.

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