The Manning Weekly Update

December 3, 2021

Manning Community,

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving break! It was nice to get a little down time and even a few inches of snow! Hopefully we will get some more next week. As a reminder, please make sure your child/children are coming with warm weather gear next week as there is a cold front moving in on Sunday evening.

We have so much to look forward to with the holiday season upon us! We have our winter musical next Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and our holiday collage concert the following week. We have amazing things going on in every classroom over the next two weeks including semester ending culminating projects, finals, and other neat learning opportunities!

Also, I would like to alert all families that Tuesday, December 21st is a flex day. What does a flex day mean you might ask (this is especially for our 6th and 7th grade parents that have never experienced a flex day at the middle school level due to Covid)? A flex day is a day where all students are welcome to come to school, but not all students need to come to school; very much like the testing days that many of you experienced in elementary school. Students that should come to school on a middle school flex day are students that need to complete a course final, any missing assignments that are still being accepted, and any other reason that students might need additional support. If your student has their finals completed, and assignments turned in, then they do not need to come to school on Tuesday, 12/21.

Finally, we have one more prospective family tour coming up on January 6th due to popular demand! During our four dedicated tours in October/November, we had more than 220 families walk through our doors for the first time to check out what Manning is all about. If you know of anyone interested in attending Manning next year, please see below for more information about our final tour of this enrollment year.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Better Together,

Christian Ramaker

What's Coming Up at Manning?

Thursday December 9th- Winter Musical 7PM

Friday December 10th- Winter Musical 7PM

Saturday December 11th- Winter Musical 2:30PM

Monday December 13th- 1st round Enrollment Window Opens

Tuesday December 14th- Parent Partnership 5PM

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

Tuesday December 21st- Flex day for Students

Wednesday December 22nd- Start of Winter Break!

Wednesday January 5th- Students Return to School

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Do you need a schedule change? Please pick up a green form in the main office as soon as possible to let your counselor know.

We will be doing schedule changes during ACCESS next week on December 7th, 8th and 9th.

There will be no changes after December 9th.

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

Bring your hungry family and friends and a copy of this flyer:

Lil' Ricci's Flyer

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

PTA Happenings

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

Way to go 6th grade ELA!!

Students in 6th grade ELA classes worked on creating windmills to learn the difficulties of problem solving and working together after reading The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. They then tested their windmills to determine the amount of electricity they could generate based on the efficiency of the spinning blades. Here are the top teams!

Winning Teams

Kudos To our Performing Arts Department!

We are so proud to announce that we had 13 students make all state choir this year. In addition, we also had students make all county band, orchestra and choir. Great Job everyone!

When you have a chance please congratulate the following students below:

All State Choir

Roane Nitta

James Bartkus

Neve Maud

Drew Crane

Elliot Jenkins

Kara Travis

Maya Laz

Lorena Franklin

Caleb Fleming

Chole Bergstrom

Anna McCormick

Olivia Stockham

Valeska Trujillo

All County Band

Kino Neustedter

All County Orchestra

Evabelle Amick

Jackie Ben-Avraham

Sophie Hacke

Grant Kent

Paloma Masching

All County Choir

Chloe Bergstrom

Caleb Fleming

Lorena Franklin

James Bartkus

Roane Nitta

Vivian Miner

Anna McCormick

Breton Mendez

Jacob Flannigan

Kara Travis

Frozen Musical Dates/Times/Ticket Information

Thank you everyone for your unbelievable support and cooperation during our ticket sales for Frozen Jr. Family purchasing and lottery are now complete and we are opening sales for the rest of our tickets to the public. ANYONE is welcome to purchase the tickets we have left at this point. We have very few tickets for Friday, Dec. 10th but several for Thursday, Dec. 9th and Saturday, December 11th.

All leftover tickets are for sale through the Seat Yourself website and will be available at 5:00 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3. We will NOT be accepting paper order forms or money at Manning at this point. All sales MUST go through Seat Yourself at the following website. There will be NO ticket sales at the door.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email

Holiday Collage Concert Date/Times/Ticket Information

Ticket sales for the Holiday Collage concert are closed, we will not accept any more paper order forms. The 6:00 pm concert is sold out. Lottery for 8:00 pm tickets (band, orchestra and choirs) will happen early next week, watch your email for details.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email for choir students, and for Band and Orchestra students.

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.


Link to insurance coverage

Register now for Sticky Fingers Cooking at Manning !


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.

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.