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Welcome families! There are so many ways that you can get involved and support your student and our McAuliffe Manual school community. 

First Friday Coffee

We invite families to spend time with us on the first Friday morning of each month (except holidays). First Friday Coffees are a great way to meet other families and members of our leadership team, learn about upcoming student activities and plans, and become more involved in our school community. First Friday Coffees start in October, and we meet at 7:45 am. Join us!


Help build our school community!

Please consider joining a committee or volunteering to help with a project. 
  • Collaborative School Committee (CSC) – Collaborate on school structures, budget, culture and staffing. Contact Jessica Long at jessica_long@dpsk12.org. Access the CSC meeting calendar here. View CSC Agenda/Meeting Minutes archive here. View the 2018-19 parent voting members here.
  • Parent Activities Committee (PAC) – Create, organize and schedule student activities. Contact ourMYP Coordinator and Director of Student Experience at elizabeth_hoff@dpsk12.org
  • Critical Needs – Help connect MMMS families-in-need with community resources. Contact our front office at valerie_almodovarcortez@dpsk12.org
  • Book Fair – Organize annual book fair. Contact Cindy Spruce at  cindy_spruce@dpsk12.org
  • Teacher Appreciation – Donate food items for teachers’ breakfast. Contact Jeff Pettingill at jpettingill11@yahoo.com
  • Yearbook – Create annual yearbook for school. Contact Rosa Patron at r.d.patron@gmail.com
  • Fundraising – Develop, organize and execute fundraising programs to benefit our MMMS community. Contact our PTSA President, Allison Melun at allisonmelun@hotmail.com
  • Silvia Hernandez, our MMS Spanish-Speaking Ambassador, is available to connect with Spanish-speaking families. She can be reached at 303-725-4389.

2018-19 Superintendent Parent Forums

The parent forum has been a great way for our DPS Superintendent to communicate and connect with schools and parents district-wide. Pre-registration is encouraged using this link.

Topics to be announced.

  • Saturday, October 13; National Western Complex; 9:30–11:30 am
  • Thursday, January 24; PPA Event Center; 9:30–11:30 am
  • Thursday, March 14; Temple Emanuel; 9:30–11:30 am
  • Tuesday, May 7; PPA Event Center; 5:30–7:30 pm

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