Like all Boston Public Schools, the Manning has a School Parent Council (SPC), which is intended to bring all parents and guardians in the Manning community together to support the school.  Every parent or guardian of a Manning student is automatically a member of the School Parent Council and is encouraged to attend and actively participate in SPC meetings. The SPC works closely with the School Site Council to review the school’s budget, recommend programs, sponsor events, solve problems, and raise funds for special school activities.

The Manning SPC is a highly active, creative, and committed group of new and experienced Manning parents and guardians who meet monthly to identify SPC priorities, plan major social and fundraising events, and receive briefings from the principal, Ethan D’Ablemont-Burnes, and other key school stakeholders and staff.  Successful yearly events include Equal Exchange and Yankee Candle sales, Discovery Day, the Walk for the Arts, Election Day bake sales, and other activities. Fundraising has supported such crucial initiatives as the school’s arts program and teacher, SMART board technology for Manning classroom use, and field trip buses for student activities, among many other things.

The current Manning SPC co-chairs are: Jodie Casagrande ( and Clare Reilly (  Please email them if you have any questions about Manning SPC meetings or activities.  If you have questions about the general roles and responsibilities of the SPC, contact the School, Family & Community Engagement Unit of the Office of Family & Student Engagement, 617-635-7750, for assistance and support.

Below is an archive of minutes taken at Manning School Parent Council (SPC) meetings.

March 2012

January 2012

December 2011

November 2011