The Manning Weekly Update

December 10, 2021

Manning Community,

First, I have to start with a huge celebration of our performing arts department! If you were at the musical last night, you know what I'm talking about. Last night was incredible. Every single student involved in last night's performance, rocked the house! I want to thank our actors, dancers, and our backstage crew for their hard work as it sure showed in their performance last night. Of course, I would also like to thank Ms. Mendez and Ms. Norton for being the most incredible performing arts duo I've gotten to observe in the last 20 years. They are so talented and do such an amazing job working with our students to create and deliver phenomenal productions.

Second, we will be having our parent partnership meeting next Tuesday evening, @ 5:00 p.m. This meeting will be held over Zoom this month (please see the Zoom link below in the "important dates" section). I've included the agenda for the meeting below in case you are interested in attending. Again, all are welcome!

Parent Partnership Meeting, Tuesday, 12/14, Agenda:

  1. Updates
  2. Review Student Voice Data Regarding Second Semester Community Building
  3. Family-School Partnership Survey

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Better Together,

Christian Ramaker

What's Coming Up at Manning?

Friday December 10th - Winter Musical 7PM (SOLD OUT)

Saturday December 11th - Winter Musical 2:30PM

Monday December 13th - 1st round Enrollment Window Opens

Tuesday December 14th - Parent Partnership 5PM (Virtual Only)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 577 441 6430

Passcode: 885946

Wednesday December 15th - Holiday Collage Concert 6PM & 8PM

Thursday December 16th - Locker Clean Out in Access

Tuesday December 21st - Flex day for Students

Wednesday December 22nd - Start of Winter Break!

Wednesday January 5th - Students Return to School

Note from Mr. Beaty

Second semester the Health and Fitness class will be changed to a regular Physical Education class. The focus for this class will be sports skills, team sports, team activities, team games and overall cardiovascular fitness. Please have your student see their counselor if they wish to change out of Physical Education and into another elective for second semester.

Thank you, Mr. Beaty

Next PTA Restaurant nights Lil’ Ricci’s December 10, 11 and 12th


Our next fundraising restaurant NIGHTS (3 days!!) will be at Lil’ Ricci’s December 10,11 and 12th. GRAB YOUR DINNER BEFORE OR AFTER WATCHING FROZEN THE MUSICAL AT MANNING!!! Bring your hungry family and friends and bring or copy this flyer:

Lil' Ricci's Flyer

It's an easy way to support our school and take a break from cooking.

PTA Happenings

Teacher Gift Giving Made Easy!

Our Manning staff has worked incredibly hard this year to provide a safe and enjoyable learning environment for our students. While a simple “thank you” is always appreciated, and gifts are never expected, you may want to participate in our personalized gift card exchange where all teachers receive a special Christmas gift card from all of the Manning community. The teachers are currently filling out wishlists; based on these lists, we will purchase personalized cards that each individual teacher and staff member will love!

Please click on the link below to contribute.

HELP PLEASE!! After the success of our student appreciation event and our Fall Candy Fundraiser, we’d like to create a team to help out creating more of these type of events for or Manning Students. If you can help in any way, please reach out to Thanks!!

Join the PTA! Membership is only $10 per person. You can sign up on the Manning PTA website.

Other ways to help contribute to Manning PTA:

  • Set up Manning PTA as your beneficiary through AMAZON SMILE

  • Set up Manning PTA as your community beneficiary through King Soopers

Alert - Locker Clean Out - Thursday, December 16th!

We will have a all school locker clean out in access, on Thursday December 16th in access. Student's will have opportunity to clean, organize, and get rid of items in their lockers. Any unwanted school supplies will go home or to our school lost and found.

Reminder - Next Lost & Found Pick Up

Manning Student's and Parents,

Our next lost and found pick up is set for Tuesday, December 21st on our flex day. Please remind students to look in lost and found before then for any lost items.

We have lots of water bottles, lunch packs, books, and clothes!

Final Call - Last tour of Manning for Perspective Families

We are offering one last tour of Manning for any families, that may have missed our tours or information nights.

This will be held at 4:00pm on Thursday January 6th.

To sign up please Click Here.

Please note: This is just a brief tour of Manning and some Q & A.

Future Farmers come cheer on Wheat Ridge Farmers Swim & Dive Teams


Grab a hot cocoa and meet up with friends in the Applewood Knolls neighborhood, beginning at 5:00 p.m. on the next three Fridays in December (12/3, 12/10 & 12/17). Neighbors and Manning classmates will be walking the neighborhood, taking in the holiday lights, and helping to decorate the neighborhood holiday tree on the corner of 30th Ave and Parfet. Hang an ornament as you walk past the tree and join in the outdoor holiday fellowship. Applewood Knolls sits between 32nd Ave and 26th Ave, just East of Quail St. Neighbors have gone all in on the lights and some will have festive music playing to get you in the holiday spirit. Parents are welcome to walk with the kids or have a meet-up point after the stroll.

Link to insurance coverage

The Manning School of Academics & Arts

The vision of The Manning School of Academics and Arts is to challenge all students to work to their highest potential and encourage student responsibility as they develop intellectually, socially, physically, emotionally and creatively.