Get Involved

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 7:45am in room 309. 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 Penny Alsabih at palsabih@gmail.com. View CSC Agenda/Meeting Minutes archive here.
  • Parent Activities Committee (PAC) – Create, organize and schedule student activities. Contact Penny Alsabih at palsabih@gmail.com
  • Critical Needs – Help connect MMMS families-in-need with community resources. Contact Penny Alsabih at palsabih@gmail.com
  • 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 Lauren Boland at lauren_boland@dpsk12.org
  • Silvia Hernandez, our MMS Spanish-Speaking Ambassador, is available to connect with Spanish-speaking families. She can be reached at 303-725-4389.

2017-18 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.

  • November 1st at Crowne Plaza Hotel (15500 E 40th Ave., Denver, CO 80239)
  • December 13th at New Hope Baptist Church (3701 Colorado Blvd., Denver CO 80205)
  • February 8th at Temple Emanuel (51 Grape St., Denver, CO 80220)
  • May 3rd at PPA Event Center (2105 Decatur St., Denver, CO 80211)

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