The Manning Weekly Update

February 4, 2022

Manning Community

I hope you've had a great week! Waking up on Wednesday morning, with close to a foot of snow at my house, reminded me of my younger days in Chicago, where we would go out and build snow forts, mold an arsenal of snowballs, and then engage in snowball fights with my brothers and neighborhood friends. We would then come in for hot chocolate and proceed to the local snow hill to sled. A couple important things to note as we enter next week:

1.) Our parent partnership meeting is next Tuesday, February 8th. This meeting will only be held through Zoom. I would like to invite as many of you to join as possible. We will be looking at Manning's current budget, and as an advisory group, I would like to hear from our community about budget priorities for the 2022-2023 school year. I hope to see you at this important parent partnership meeting. Zoom link is below:

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 577 441 6430

Passcode: 885946

2.) Please take care when driving in our school zone. We've received a couple reports over the past two weeks of erratic behavior. If you notice this type of behavior, please get the license late of the erratic driver and contact myself and our school resource officer Deputy Lewis. You will notice that we have speed trailers out on 32nd Avenue that are reminding the public to slow down in a school zone. We've also had Jeffco Sheriff presence in the morning and afternoon to ensure that our community is obeying the school zone speed limit.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Better Together,

Christian Ramaker

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Manning PTA Skate Night Postponed for 02/09/22!!!!!

New date will apply for those who’ve already signed up.

EVENT FOR CURRENT MANNING STUDENTS ONLY!!! The Manning PTA is excited to host a night for Manning Students at Skate City - Arvada on February 2, 2022 from 6pm to 8pm. $5/student will include admission and skate rental. Students may want to bring additional money for snacks, arcade games, etc.


Click Here to Sign Up

Click Here to See Required Waiver ( This is required)

Masks will be required at all times, unless actively eating or drinking. It goes without saying, but students will be expected to adhere to the same code of conduct expected at school.

Please reach out to with any questions.

We also need 4-8 parent volunteers to assist our Manning staff chaperones. Volunteers should plan to arrive at 5:45pm and stay until 8:30pm, and will be tasked with collecting waivers, any unpaid fees, and chaperoning the event. If you are only able to stay for a portion of the event, please make a note in the comments. Please sign up via Sign Up Genius

Please Note: This is for Manning Students only

PTA Restaurant Night!


Come join us at Motomaki on Wednesday February 9th, 2022 from 11am to 9pm.

14650 W Colfax Ave, Lakewood, CO

Make sure to mention The Manning Fundraiser when ordering!


Manning PTA needs new Board and committee members for the 22/23 school year. We will have the open board positions of President, Vice President (will take over as President the following year) and Secretary.

Additionally we need volunteers to help out to either lead or participate in the following committees: Membership, Fundraising, Teacher Appreciation, Student Appreciation.

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

Thank you so much!

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 will be reaching out over the next two weeks 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.
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2021/2022 Yearbook and 8th Grade Well Wish Orders!

Manning Parents,

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

If you are purchasing an 8th Well Wish Ad, 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 and Well Wishes (Use Code: 12208122 - Order Deadline is 03/28/22).

Enrollment / Lottery Updates

Good Afternoon Manning Community,

Jeffco is currently working through all of the support requests that were submitted before the end of round 1. These will all be addressed before they run the lottery. Families will receive a notification THREE days before offers are sent out.

Thanks for your patience.

Manning Parents - Pick up/Early Dismissal around Lunch Time

All students leaving outside of the normal school hours, MUST sign in or out of the front office. If you need to pick up your student early, please send a note with your student to bring to the front office BEFORE school starts. They will be given a pass to leave class at the appropriate time to meet you in the office. It is the student’s responsibility to keep track of the pass and the time to leave class at the right time. You can also call the Attendance line in the morning to report an early dismissal, we will send a pass during first period for dismissal.

We ask that you try not to pick up your student during lunch periods. If possible, schedule pick ups for before or after lunch and recess. The lunch schedules are below:

Monday- Thursday 6th/7th grade lunch is 11:16-11:56

Friday 6th/7th grade lunch is 11:00-11:37

Monday- Thursday 8th grade lunch is 12:13-12:53

Friday 8th grade lunch is 11:51-12:28

We understand that emergencies arise and the above procedures are not applicable sometimes. But, please follow our procedures whenever possible. Our goal is to keep the classroom interruptions to a minimum.

Manning Parents - Unexcused Tardies and Absences

Friendly reminder, that parents have 24 hours to call and excuse a tardy or absence.

Please call either numbers listed below:

Attendance Line - 303-982-6330

Main office Line - 303-982-6340

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

NJHS Reminder for Meetings

NJHS Meeting Dates 21/22

Manning Auditorium 3:30pm -4:00pm

March 1st

April 5th

May, Induction to be determined

Are you Feeling Anxious?

This strategy is great to use with your anxious students!

It’s the 5-4-3-2-1 technique.


  • 5 things you see
  • 4 things you feel
  • 3 things you hear
  • 2 things you smell
  • 1 thing you taste

Attention! Lacrosse Players Needed.

Rocky Mountain Storm Youth Lacrosse is looking for players!

Lacrosse Flyer

Sign up at:

City Strings at Manning!

Our mission is to increase the accessibility of guitar, songwriting, and ukulele instruction by providing affordable group lessons in a setting where connection comes first and all learning styles are honored. If interested, please see the Spring sign up below.

Sign up Here


Jen Pastalo Dacpano


cell 720.341.9737

Clubs and Activities at Manning

Manning Students and Parents,

Be sure to check out our Clubs and Activities at Manning. We have had a lot of updates for the Spring!

Click here to view Manning Clubs and Activities

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.