The Manning Weekly Update

April 8, 2022

Manning Community,

This week was great, but as I'm sure you know by talking with your child/children, a very demanding week due to our CMAS testing. I'm sure your kids are going to be coming home exhausted and ready for a well deserved weekend! This week I will keep it short. I really just wanted to take a quick minute to applaud your children. They came in this week and did an amazing job during CMAS. We are so proud of them!

Also, I would like to extend an invitation to join us for our parent partnership meeting this Tuesday @ 5:00 p.m. The meeting is over Zoom to make it more convenient for working and busy parents! The zoom link for the meeting is:

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 577 441 6430

Passcode: 885946

Enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend and make sure to read the announcements below, as there are many important updates.


Christian Ramaker


The Manning School of Academics & Arts

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PTA Silent Auction!

The Silent Auction is underway! There are plenty of chances to win PRICELESS experiences but the auction ends at 10pm on Sunday, April 10th. Be sure you are watching your bids so you don't miss out!

Front row tickets to Seussical! Front row tickets to upcoming concerts! Fun Lunchtime experiences with your FAV Manning teachers and staff! Pick your locker for you and a friend!

Your support is always appreciated and we thank you in advance for your competitive participation. Let the bidding begin!!

***Please note: If you are a Jeffco Employee and trying to access the below link. It will NOT work when connected to Jeffco Network***

~ Your Manning PTA

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Attention Outdoor Lab Parents!

If your child will be taking medications at Outdoor Lab please submit The Extended Field Trip Medication Form below to the Health Office by Friday, May 13th.

Extended Field Trip Medication Form.

We will be collecting the actual medications starting Monday, May 16th between 8am and 4pm. Plan to pick up medications Friday, May 20th by 4pm.

Please feel free to call Heidi Glow, Manning's Health Aide, if you have any questions.

We need your Clean cans!

The Manning Art Dept. needs whole, empty, clean Aluminum Cans for an upcoming Sculpture assignment.

Please deliver to the front office to be collected by Ms. Austin

Thank you for your help!

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2022 Jefferson Foundation Middle School Art Show through May 12th

It is nice to be back at Lakewood Cultural Center after two years without an in-person show!

This show has over 300 pieces of Jeffco Middle School art on exhibit this year and Manning Art Students cleaned up on awards! Help us congratulate and go and see the award winning pieces by the following students!

1st place Photography - Levi Smith

1st place Color Drawing - Barrett O'Herron

2nd place Jewelry - Tinsley Morozs

Honorable Mention Sculpture - Zoe Pond

Honorable Mention Printmaking - Polly Ambro

Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S Allison Parkway, Lakewood, CO 80226

North, Mezzanine and Lobby Galleries

This exhibition is on view during all Lakewood Cultural Center hours; no reservation needed. The LCC is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Admission is free

Robbie's Hope Fun Run returns Saturday, April 23rd

Welcome to Robbie's Hope.

We are a movement. An uprising of teens to help other teens. We’ve made it our mission to stop the suicide epidemic that’s taking the lives of our friends

SAVE THE DATE: Robbie's Hope Fun Run Returns to Manning

When: Saturday, April 23rd at 10am

Where: Manning School, 13200 W. 32nd Ave

What: A Student and Community event benefitting Robbie's Hope

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PTA Restaurant Night


Wednesday April 13, 2022


3356 Youngfield St.

Wheatridge, CO

Visit the restaurant website

Donating Back: 20%

Manning PTA News


Open Positions for Manning PTA 2022 - 2023

Did your student enjoy the Skate City night? Do they enjoy playing basketball, soccer, tossing a football at recess? Did they partake in the Halloween festivities - candy fundraiser and treat? Did your family have fun at Back to School night? Do you appreciate everything the teachers do for our kiddos? If your answer is YES to any of the above, then please consider volunteering to serve on PTA for the 2022-2023 school year. We need YOU!

After two long pandemic years, our future looks bright; it’s a great time to make new connections and get involved! Whether you want to lead the pack or plan a picnic, we have a place for you. If you’re interested in finding out more, please click here and check out our open positions. Signing up does NOT mean you are committing to take on the role, we’ll reach out to answer any questions and provide any additional information before you commit.

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!

Golden High School Mountain Bike Team

Are you an 8th grader who will be going to Golden High School and interested in joining the GHS Mountain Bike Team?

On April 28th at 6:00 pm, there will be a meeting for all students and parents who would like to participate in the Fall 2022 program. Come and find out all about practice times and what mountain bike racing is like at the high school level.

The meeting will be held both Virtually and In Person so you can attend whichever is best for you.

If you have any questions in the meantime, please reach out to Jesse Swift ( or Andy Logan (

Click here for our flyer- Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on the dirt next fall!

- Jesse Swift

Golden High School Mountain Bike Team Coach

Attention 8th grade girls going to WRHS interested in playing volleyball next year!

Starting May 3rd, you are invited to participate in WRHS volleyball practices for the entire month of May on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The only exception is that the Thurs. May 5th practice got moved to Fri. May 6th. Stay tuned for information on practices in June and July.

WHEN: Every Tues./Thurs. in May, starting Tues. May 3rd, 4:00-6:00pm


Interested students and parents can view the calendar on the WRHS Volleyball Instagram @WheatRidgeVolleyball. Direct any questions to Coach Tim Wompey at

Wheat Ridge High School Basketball Camp

June 13th- 15th

Grades K-6, 9-11am

Grades 6-9, 11:30-1:30pm

Cost is $50 and includes a t-shirt Scan QR Code To Register

Boys & Girls Welcome!

Shooting, Ball Handling, Passing and Defensive Drills

Shooting and Team Competitions

Camper of the Day and Week Prizes

Teach the Skills we look for in High School Players

Contact: Coach Vince Dowd 303-982-7749


The Fencing Academy of Denver's Scholastic Fencing League is leading the Manning Fencing Club again this spring!

Classes will start Friday, April 8th, and will meet every Friday from 2:30pm to 3:30pm in the Manning Small Gym.

COST: $150 for a 6 week session

CLASS DATES: April 8, 15, 29, May 6, 13, and 20th. No class on April 22nd.

WHERE: Manning Small Gym

Interested? Don't wait! Limited to the first 20 registrations.

Register here:

Lakewood High School Athletics Orientation

8th Grade & New Student Athletics Orientation:

When: April 11th at 7pm

Where: Lakewood High School Auditorium

This is an opportunity you don’t want to miss!

Meet the LHS Athletics Team; Administration and Coaches!

Learn about which sports are offered at LHS

Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) and what that means for Jeffco Public Schools, especially at LHS

Summer Programs and Camps


Link to insurance coverage

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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.