The Manning Weekly Update

November 19, 2021

Manning Community,

Student council asked me to thank you for your amazing contributions to our food drive! These contributions mean a lot to the Jeffco Action Center and our surrounding communities, so thank you for your generosity!


I hope you all enjoy some well deserved time off and find some time for relaxation and rejuvenation. We sure appreciate our family partnerships and wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!


Better Together,

Christian Ramaker

Manning PTA Meeting Mix Up- New date below:

Manning Families,


We want to apologize to all the families who were attempting to attend the PTA Zoom meeting yesterday evening. We had some technical difficulties and were unable to access the Zoom account to host the meeting


We have rescheduled this meeting for after Thanksgiving break on Thursday, December 2nd at 5:30 via Zoom.

Zoom link for this meeting:


https://docs.google.com/document/d/1e1fAogPC9z9euOnCcj2SI3bEw99mBbL0b9KqTZTkBhU/edit?usp=sharing


In the meantime, if anyone has any PTA questions or concerns, please reach out via manningmiddlepta@gmail.com.


Thank you for your understanding and patience and we wish you a safe and Happy Thanksgiving


The Manning PTA

Cold Weather is Here! Dress for Success!

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Frozen Musical Dates/Times/Ticket Information

Manning's musical theatre classes in all grades will host their Frozen Musical on 12/9 and 12/10 at 7:00pm.


In order to try and accommodate each household, we are limiting 4 tickets per student, and we ask that you only come to one performance. Order forms for these tickets will be sent home with your student on 11/15. Tickets are $10 each.


Please return order form, along with cash or check, to Ms. Mendez by 11/29. Please make checks out to The Manning School.


If there are tickets left over, we will give those out in a lottery system for households that need more tickets.


If you have any questions, please feel free to email Shawna.Mendez@Jeffco.k12.co.us

Holiday Collage Concert Date/Times/Ticket Information

Choir, Band, and Orchestra will host their Holiday Collage Concert on 12/15 at 6:00pm and 8:00pm.


In order to try and accommodate each household, we are limiting 4 tickets per student. Order forms for these tickets will be sent home with your student on 11/15. Tickets are $3 each.


Please return order form, along with cash or check, to Ms. Mendez by 11/29. Please make checks out to The Manning School.


If there are tickets left over, we will give those out in a lottery system for households that need more tickets.


If you have any questions, please feel free to email Shawna.Mendez@Jeffco.k12.co.us for choir students, and Connor.Page@Jeffco.k12.co.us for Band and Orchestra students.

SEL Corner

This week’s CASEL Core Competency: Social Awareness

Social awareness: The abilities to understand the perspectives of and empathize with others, including those from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and contexts. This includes the capacities to feel compassion for others, understand broader historical and social norms for behavior in different settings, and recognize family, school, and community resources and supports.

Social Awareness CASEL


Ideas for growing in Social Awareness:

  • Reflect on your social group- what identities are represented? Who is missing? Why might it be hard to meet and make friends from these identities? What ideas do you have to expose yourself to a more diverse community? Watch out for tokenizing people. We are not objects and connections should be genuine.

  • Service projects with reflection

  • Reading from diverse authors with diverse stories

  • Intentional family check ins can function to support self awareness and social awareness. Use questions to share your experiences, then do a round where family members share their interpretation of what others said.


Social Awareness Video from PBS

What Is the CASEL Framework?




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Kari Gray, LSW; MA ed., MSW

The Manning School of Academics and Arts

Reminder - Sporting Events Entrance

Manning Parents,

Just a reminder that for sporting events at Manning after school, please use the entrance by the auditorium doors.

Ralston Valley High School

Preview night for Prospective Families is on Monday, December 6th, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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.