Manzano Day School

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Manzano Day School Parents' Association


Dear Fellow Parents,

Welcome to the Manzano Day School Parents’ Association (MDSPA). As parents, we are all members of the Association. We work closely with the school administration and the Manzano Day School Board of Trustees. We aim to foster a fun family atmosphere and raise funds to support our amazing teachers and staff.

Every year the executive committee and other volunteers organize numerous events. Our first event will be the Fall Festival on September 22, which helps connect families with faculty, administration and each other. We also put on parent mixers, Yummies for Tummies, school photos, Spring Fiesta and the used book sale.

The 2018-2019 school year was a great year for MDSPA. Faculty and staff enjoyed a winter holiday breakfast, a Valentine’s Day lunch and five days of special treats during Teacher Appreciation Week. The association contributed $5,000.00 to the Teacher Fellowship Award for a literacy program book resource for all grades. The association also purchased two water bottle fountain fillers and helped throw Neal Piltch a wonderful retirement community event.

The work of the Parents’ Association is done by volunteers who put in countless hours to make our events a success. Look online for descriptions of all the activities and do not hesitate to send an email or text to sign up.

The MDSPA hosts general meetings throughout the year. This year, we look forward to hosting and an open forum with head of school, Cathy Hubbard, and various topics, including internet safety. All parents are invited to attend these meetings; we encourage everyone to share ideas, questions and concerns.

Each year, a group of volunteers serve on the MDSPA executive committee. This year’s executive committee members are Nikki Silverman (Pre-K/K VP), Rachel Cobb (1st Grade VP), Danielle Olivas (2nd Grade VP), Laura Holt (3rd Grade VP), Shannon Roberson Wildenstein (4th Grade VP) and Suzanne Wagner (5th Grade VP). Other members include Cristin Kiburz (Past President), Diana Garcia (President-Elect), Laura Erway (Secretary), Michelle Renaud (Treasurer), Lauren Williams (Treasurer-Elect), Angie Thompson (Board Liaison) and me, Jasmine Pitcher, this year’s President.

Please reach out to any one of us for more information at any time. We look forward to another fantastic year at Manzano Day School. We are passionate about our community and greatly appreciate the support from each and every family.


Jasmine Pitcher