The Manning Weekly Update

November 12, 2021

Manning Community,

I hope this message finds you doing well and looking forward to some nice time this weekend with family and friends! Just a couple updates as we wrap up the week:



  • We are seeing more and more students coming to school without masks or losing their masks during the day. Of course, we have been supplying masks for students when they don't have one, but please make sure that your student has a mask each day and a couple more in their backpack or locker in case they misplace or lose it during the day.

  • We had over 30 parents join us for parent partnership on Tuesday evening. We have decided that going forward, we will host parent partnership in person AND have a virtual option through Zoom for parents that can't meet in person. We had a rich conversation about the social emotional efforts at Manning and ways that we can continue to connect our student community in this challenging time when Covid numbers continue to rise throughout Colorado. We will survey the students when they get back from Thanksgiving break to see what types of events they would like to see occur and then we will discuss this data during our next parent partnership meeting and begin to put some plans together for student events.



  • Finally, our Manning staff is constantly working with our students to make good choices and then reinforce those good choices that they make throughout the day and week. We believe in the talents and gifts of our students and know that sometimes they are faced with difficult choices. Next week, Deputy Lewis, our school resource officer, will be meeting with each grade level around the topic of "sexting" during their access classes next week. Sexting (texting sexual content) used to occur only at the high school level, but more and more we are seeing it at the middle school level. Deputy Lewis will inform students of the dangers of sexting, including being aware of "phishing" from unknown numbers and what to do in case this happens to them. We do believe this is an important topic for all students. If for any reason, you would like to opt your student out of this grade level sexting assembly, please email me at, Christian.Ramaker@jeffco.k12.co.us by Monday, 11/15, end of business.




Have a wonderful weekend!


Better Together,

Christian Ramaker

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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.

Protect your students Chromebook

Accidents happen to Chromebooks (CB). Did you know you can purchase a warranty to cover the costs to repair your child's device?

ADP (accidental damage protection) program details and purchasing options

Parent Reminder - Safe2Tell

Safe2Tell Colorado provides the only anonymous way for students, parents and community members to report unsafe and risky behaviors before they grow out of control. Each year, Safe2Tell Colorado receives thousands of reports on bullying, cyber-bullying, suicide threats, mental health concerns, child abuse, substance abuse, violence, planned school attacks, and other concerning behaviors. Each concern reported to Safe2Tell Colorado allows for caring, concerned adults to effectively intervene in the life a child or youth who is struggling.


Call 1-877-542-7233

safe2tellco.org

LAST TOUR IS NEXT WEEK, November 18th!

Manning is offering informational tours for enrollment next year. They start Thursday October 28th, and go every Thursday after until November 18th, 2021. Tours run from 4:00-4:30pm.


If you are interested in attending one of the tours, please RSVP at the link below!

https://forms.gle/K2CMm8S64tVqWcaJ9


For more information, please refer to our website at The Manning School, or feel free to email our enrollment secretary, Jade.Zentz@Jeffco.k12.co.us

Parent Information Nights - 2022/2023 Enrollment

Due to a conflict in scheduling we are changing our Parent Information Nights from 12/1 and 12/2 to the following dates below:


Wednesday November 17th at 6:00pm

Thursday November 18th at 6:00pm


Presentation will be located in the auditorium.


If you could please let us know you are coming, to help us be prepared. Sign up at link here:

https://forms.gle/tBaCfrhZiqPtTir67

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.

Lakewood High School Open House

Lakewood High School would like to invite any 8th grade students and their parents who are interested in attending LHS to our Open House on November 16th, from 6:00-7:30pm.


6:00 - Welcome from Mr. Bock, Auditorium

6:45 - IB Information Session, Lecture Center

6:45 - Performing Arts Open House, Auditorium

6:45 - 7:30 - Activities, Clubs and Athletics Fair, West Atrium

6:45 - 7:30 - Student Led Tours of the School

Wheat Ridge High School Prospective Student Showcase Night

Wheat Ridge High School Prospective Student Showcase Night, from November 18th from 6-8 p.m.


Fall Showcase and Shadowing information

Ralston Valley High School

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

Arvada West High School Choice Enrollment Showcase

November 17, 2021 6:00, 6:30, or 7:00 pm (Same presentation at each time)

Welcome to Arvada West Presentation Mrs. Geree E. Santarelli – Principal

Mr. Collins – Assistant Principal


  • Feel free to tour school and classrooms
  • Meet teachers/counselors
  • Meet coaches & athletes
  • Meet activity/club members
  • View student demonstrations
  • Tour the building
  • Listen to music groups
  • Enjoy our beautiful campus

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.