The Manning Weekly Update

August 27, 2023

Big picture

Dear Manning Families,

It was great connecting with many of you at our back to school night this past week. Attending this event was a great reminder of the community that exists here at Manning. As we settle into the school year, I wanted to share a couple of quick reminders and updates with you:

  • 23/24 Family/Student Handbook - If you haven’t already, please take a moment to review our Family Handbook, which is linked HERE, as well as on our website. This resource provides more information about common expectations and practices to ensure your student’s success this year.

  • Parking Lot - Whether you are new this year, or you’re a Manning veteran, you know that our parking lot is quite congested. In my years in education, I have yet to find the perfect school parking lot. Please take a moment to review THIS DOCUMENT that outlines the flow of our parking lot. Also, please be sure to pull up when waiting in the hug and go lanes and avoid turning left onto Alkire during the heaviest traffic times.
  • Clarity around Dress Code - To better align with other middle schools in Jeffco, we have revamped parts of our dress code. We appreciate your support in ensuring that students are following the dress code at school. For more information about our dress code, please see page 11 of the handbook and feel free to reach out with any questions.

Have a great week!

In Partnership,


Jeffco Public Student Insights

School Insights is a Jeffco resource for Jeffco families and students to access district and state assessment results, as well as student plan information. To learn how to access it and what it can do click here.

Jeffco Student Insights link

EF Tours England trip- Summer 2024

From Wizards to the West End: Culture and Literature in England! We have 6 spots left on our EF Tours England trip taking place summer of 2024! This trip is open to ALL current Manning students. If you're interested, check out the itinerary and enrollment page linked here: Sign up to secure your spot! $100 early enrollment discount ends September 29th and student meetings will begin in October!

Click for more information

Manning Yearbook Code: 12208124

Order Deadline: Monday, April 1st, 2024

Confirm you purchased the 2023-24 Yearbook

Attention 8th Grade Families: If you would like to purchase an Well Wishes message for your 8th grader, you need to purchase a Yearbook AND an "Advertisement for My Student".

Big picture
Big picture
Manning Communication Sites

Get your info timely and accurately

Big picture

We hope to see you at the Manning PTA Meetings.

All meetings are in person at The Manning School, located in the Manning Library. Please see meeting dates and times below.

2023-2024 PTA Meeting Schedule

October 12th - 8:30am

November 16th - 3:45pm

December 14th - 8:30am

January 18th - 6:00pm

February 15th - 8:30am

March 14th - 3:45pm

April 18th - 8:30am

May 16th - 8:30am


September 15 - Manning Movie Night

September 21 - First PTA Meeting

October 6 - Fall Fest

October 27 - Halloween Dance

Movie Night Volunteers Needed | StuCo is hosting a movie night for students on Friday, September 15 and needs some parent volunteers to help ensure the evening runs smoothly! Please sign-up if you have some time to share.

Fall Fest | This year’s Fall Fest will take place on Friday, October 6. We are looking for donations to raise money to benefit our school. Please review our donation ideas and let us know if you have something to contribute. Fundraising from previous Fall Festivals enabled the PTA to raise money to purchase textbooks, novels, microscopes, electronic scales, LCD Projectors, SMART Boards, computers and numerous other items for our classrooms. Donating is easy; complete this Auction Donation Form before September 22.

Access Room Support Needed | We are still looking for a few more parents to work behind the scenes with the teacher to support the class vision for activities like door decorating competitions or Fall Fest baskets. These activities are a welcomed event by the students and we’re trying to better support them by easing the load for the teacher. The parent will receive the class-voted on ideas from the teacher to then create a sign-genius to share with the parents in that classroom. Time commitment is low and all done from the comfort of your home! If this sounds like the gig you’ve been waiting for, please complete this short form and we’ll set it up!

Join The PTA | Please sign up for your PTA membership today! The PTA is integral in supporting our kids, teachers and staff. Membership is only $10 for the year and gives you the opportunity to vote. The more voices we have, the stronger our school is!

Free Money for Manning | Did you remember to sign up to earn free money for our school? It’s quick and easy. Be sure to link your King Sooper's rewards to The Manning School PTA!

Need more Manning? Follow us at our Facebook Group or ManningPTA for the latest and greatest.

Big picture

Golden High School Gold Crown Volleyball- Friday, September 13th

Are you interested in Volleyball? Click here for more information about a great opportunity open to 6th-8th graders.

Wheat Ridge Basketball Gold Crown Tryouts- Sunday, August 27th

The Wheat Ridge youth basketball program is hosting tryouts at Stevens Elementary on Sunday to create Gold Crown teams for this school year- Boys and Girls, Grades 4-8

Click here for the flyer

Big picture

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.