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 in September, which helps connect families with faculty and Administration. Other MDSPA events include parent mixers, Yummies for Tummies, school photos, MDS clothing sales and the Spring Fiesta.

The 2016-2017 school year was a great year for the MDSPA. The 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, donated to the Playground Fund, bought wagons for the staff and purchased giant Connect Four games for the children to use outside.

The work of the Parents’ Association is done by volunteers who put in countless hours to make our events a success. In this back-to-school packet is a volunteer form, we hope you will read, sign and return. Additional information and forms are available on the Manzano Day School website under the “Parent” tab.

The MDSPA also hosts general meetings throughout the year. Last year, we covered a number of topics including internet safety and the Albuquerque Rapid Transit project. 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 Stephen Garcia (Pre-K/K VP), Alison Peterson (1st Grade VP), Shaina Spreng (2nd Grade VP), Cotye Julian (3rd Grade VP), Jennifer Scrivner (4th Grade VP) and Anna Mesiti (5th Grade VP). Other members include Jennifer Hubbard (Past President), Cristin Kiburz (President-Elect), Barbara Pelle (Secretary), Garth Scrivner (Treasurer), Divya Ram (Treasurer-Elect), Audra Sedillo (Board Liaison) and me, Angie Thompson, this year’s President.

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


Angie Thompson
MDSPA President 2017-2018