The Manning Weekly Update

February 18, 2022

Manning Community,

I hope you've had a great week and are ready for an incredible weekend with weather nearing 60 degrees! These are the types of weekends where you can head up the hill in the morning with your ski gear and come down the hill in the afternoon to bask in the sun of our beautiful city. I hope you all find time to rest and relax during this holiday weekend, and have some fun as well! Just a reminder that President's Day is on Monday, so there is no school for students. We will see all our awesome kids back on Tuesday!

I seldom send out community messages regarding behavior of our student population, but we are seeing a behavior throughout our school that is becoming more prevalent and we need your help to address it. The behavior we are seeing more frequently is called "zapping". "Zapping" is where students are taking their index/middle fingers and poking their friends. We are not going to tolerate this behavior going forward. We were very clear with all students during their grade level meetings in October about keeping your hands to yourself, and we couldn't be any clearer now. Please speak with your child/children this weekend and please reiterate the message to keep their hands to themselves.

On a lighter note, we hope that you will join us for our PTA meeting next Thursday evening, 2/24, at 5:30 p.m. This meeting will be on Zoom (link below). Our PTA is so important to Manning and we are so grateful for their support.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 577 441 6430

Passcode: 885946

Also, I want to thank PTA for organizing the "load the lounge" effort and all the 6th grade families that donated food and drink to this wonderful initiative. Our teachers and staff are so grateful and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Better Together,

Christian Ramaker


The Manning School of Academics & Arts

ALERT - Important Upcoming Bridge Replacement I-70 & 32nd Ave

Attention Manning Parents and Guardians:

Please review the following information regarding the upcoming bridge replacement construction that may impact your and your student's commute to and from Manning. The project will begin mid-February 2022 and is expected to be completed in the late Fall 2023.

We recommend that Manning Parents and Guardians familiarize themselves with the project details to find an alternate route or allocate extra time if needed.

We are also asking parents to try and minimize the student walking traffic around this intersection before and after school.

The two documents are available in printed form in the main office or in pdf format in the most recent Manning Weekly Newsletter. Please refer to the digital pdf to access the links included on the documents.

Project Kick Off Information

Project Fact Sheet

Project Website

Day Without Hate - Friday, April 29th

A Day Without Hate is a student-led, grassroots organization that promotes nonviolence, respect, and unity within our schools. Help your child join his/her fellow students district wide to help end school violence and promote peace. By encouraging students to be tolerant, friendly and kind, and teaching them that there are non-violent solutions to problems, we as a community, can create a better world.

Orders are due by March 8th, 2022.

We will be passing out shirts the week of the April 25th, to students in their access classes.

Place your Order Here

Manning Parents - Spring Parent Teacher Conferences Info

Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences:

  • Thursday, February 24th, 4:00-7:30 p.m. (Invite and In-Person Only)

  • As is typical with spring conferences, Manning teachers will be holding conferences with families on an “invite only” basis. Teachers have been asked to reach out to you by end of business today to schedule these in-person conferences with you and your child.
  • Please note: If your student has a teacher for both a core class and an elective, you will only have the one time slot to meet with them to discuss both classes.
  • In addition, please continue to monitor your students' attendance and grades in our online grading/attendance system, Infinite Campus. Of course if you have any questions, please feel free to email your students' teacher or counselor.
  • Of course, at any time, you are more than welcome to email any teacher to set up a time to talk about your student's progress.
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PTA Events This Week

PTA meeting next Thursday evening, 2/24, at 5:30 p.m. This meeting will be on Zoom (link below).

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 577 441 6430

Passcode: 885946


The next restaurant night is at Mannie and Bo’s Pizzeria on March 8th! Voted best pizza in Denver, so don’t miss out! They’ll donate 20 % of net sales back to Manning.


Manning PTA needs new Board and Committee Members for the 22/23 school year. We have the following open board positions:


Vice President (will take over as President the following year)


Additionally we need volunteers to help out to either lead or participate in the following committees:



Teacher Appreciation

Student Appreciation.

Please reach out to the Manning PTA at for more information or to volunteer!

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2021/2022 Yearbook and Last Chance for an 8th Grade Well Wish Order!

Manning Parents,

All yearbook orders are done through Lifetouch directly. (Click Here For Information Flyer)

Last day to purchase an 8th Well Wish Ad is today- 2/18! You will need to purchase the yearbook and the Ad all on the same order. You must select a 1/4 page Ad to your yearbook order. Cost is $10. Check your email for a confirmation receipt with links to Shutterfly and directions to upload your picture and dedication to your 8th Grader.

VERY IMPORTANT: There are only 100 well wishes available. Once those have been filled you will not be able to purchase the ad.

Click Here to Purchase Your 2021/2022 Yearbook (Use Code: 12208122 - Order Deadline is 03/28/22).

Day of Science - Colorado School of Mines

Day of Science events showcase science, technology and engineering, and math (STEM). We create awareness and interest in STEM, while encouraging participants to see their own STEM future.

Please Click Here to View Info Flyer!

New Recess Equipment Check Out Process

Parents and Students,

Recess equipment is now being checked out when students are outside for lunch. They will need their student ID to check out equipment. All checked out recess equipment must be returned at the end off recess.

Please Note: Student's that check out items and do not return them or go missing, will be charged a replacement fee on their Campus Account.

If students have lost or misplaced their student ID cards, please come see us in the main office for a replacement ID Card.

Thanks for your support!

Manning Team

Interested in GHS Volleyball Camp?

June 6, 7 & 8th at Golden High School

9am- 12pm

Grades 1st-8th

Check out this flyer for more information on registering

Discounted rate if you register before April 15th

Wheat Ridge Parks and Recreation Happenings!


Jeffco Food & Nutrition Services


Link to insurance coverage

Reminder: No stickers on Chromebooks, only Cases!

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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.