The Manning Weekly Update

February 13, 2023

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Hello Manning Parents,

* It is Spirit Week at Manning! It is always a great week to show your school spirit and support StuCO at Manning! See more information below.

*I want to congratulate our Math Counts team for their success last Friday at their Math Counts Chapter competition - our Manning team finished in first place and the individual competitors also ranked high. Way to go Math Counts team! Many thanks go out to Cheri Cahill for leading our Math Counts team this year.

*New Manning Principal Matt Hilbert will be our guest at this week's PTA meeting at 8:30 am Thursday, 2/16, in the LMC. All parents are welcome to attend.

*Our 2023 Talent Show is this Thursday night at 6 pm in the Auditorium. Thanks Mrs. Mendez for coordinating this fun event!

*Reminder....There is no school for students this Friday, 2/17 and Monday, 2/20. Enjoy the four-day break!

Thanks for all your support. Mike Collins, Principal

Mike Collins, Principal

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StuCo will be selling Val-o-grams during lunch tomorrow, Tuesday February 14th! Send a Val-o-gram to your friend for just $1! Val-o-grams will be delivered to access teachers on Valentine’s Day.

Use it or Lose it??

Several of our after school clubs are experiencing low enrollment for the 2nd term- we risk losing them on Fridays. The complete list of clubs and activities are listed here. Please consider whether your student would benefit from these opportunities, Chess and City Strings Guitar, and inquire. Thank you!

Interested in a job at Manning?

We will be posting a Parapro postion as our Health Aide, available February 23rd. This is a perfect job for someone that would like to keep the same schedule as their student and be part of the front office team. Questions? Please reach out to Erika Vassallo at

Parent/Teacher Conferences

  • Thursday, February 23rd, 4:00-7:30 p.m. (In-Person Only)

    • 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.

Manning makes Math Count!

Manning would like to acknowledge the following students for their fantastic efforts at the MathCounts regional competition Friday, February 10th. Our 4-person team, which finished in first place for our region, will be competing at the state level competition on March 18th! In the individual competition results we had 3 students finish in the top 5.

1st place Manning Team (Alex Zhang, Sarah Yang, Kasten Steinke, Sarah Katahira)

2nd place D'Evelyn

3rd place Colorado Academy

Place of each of our competitors in the INDIVIDUAL Competition, out of 80 competitors at the regional competition. You are all amazing!

2nd Kasten Steinke

3rd Alex Zhang

5th Sarah Yang

18th Sarah Katahira

24th Soren VanderStek

25th Miles Thiry

27th Alexandra Reese

62nd Lovendy Rai

Got Tissues?

Believe it or not we are down to our last boxes! If you are able to pick up a box or two we would appreciate them. Thank you!!

Order Manning Spirit Wear

Welcome! You've landed on our exclusive The Manning School store. Remember to order by March 6. Click Here for Manning Spirit Wear

Grub Club- what is it and how can I help??

Manning will begin collecting for Grub club starting February 1st. Items and money donated will support the Action Center's Grub club which helps feed Jeffco students. Manning's PTA will be sponsoring a competition between grade levels for the most items donated.

The grade level that brings in the most items will get an access recess and treat provided by PTA. There will be a collection box near the main office for each grade level to bring in items. Parents wishing to make monetary donations please scan the QR code on the flyer, make sure to put MANNING when asked for school name. CLICK HERE

The items collected are very specific please see flyer for the items assigned to MANNING (and the other schools in our area).

We will be collecting items the entire month of February!

Thank You!

Cheri Cahill

Math Teacher

The Manning School of Academics and Arts

8th Grade parents, buy an ad to honor your 8th grader in the 2022/23 Yearbook. Spots are limited! Buy yours before March 17.

8th Grade parents!

You can buy an ad to honor your 8th grader in the yearbook.

Spots are limited!

Deadline to order your ad is 3/17!

Yearbook link- click here

Click the link above, enter the Manning code 12208123,

and then click "Purchase advertisement for your student"

Deadline to order a yearbook is April 3, 2023

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$500 PTA scholarship X 2

Calling all past Manning students that are graduating high school in 2023! Once again, The Manning PTA is offering two $500.00 scholarships. Spread the word! The application process is now open and will close on April 14, 2023.

Use the attached link and feel free to call Kris at 303-319-9219 with any further questions.

Link to Google application:

Thank you!

Manning PTA scholarship committee

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PTA News


February 16 | PTA Meeting 8:30am

February 17 & 20 | No School, Presidents Day

2nd Annual Winter Wonderland Roller Skating Party | Many thanks to the teachers and parents who came out last Wednesday night to ensure a safe and fun time for our kids! We had 110 kids come out to skate the night away - what a fun tradition!

PTA Meeting | February’s PTA Meeting will take place in the library at 8:30AM this Thursday. Drop the kids a little early so you can say hello to our new principal, Matt Hilbert, before the meeting gets started. We have a lot to cover and are excited to see some new faces! For those that can’t make it in person, the meeting will also be livestreamed or type the meeting code: bnk-ruqf-fpp directly into Google Meet.

Mabels Labels Fundraising Opportunity | Now that you have started to book those summer camps it’s the perfect time to shop for durable, personalized and waterproof labels for your kids’ stuff! Manning PTA is fundraising with Mabel’s Labels now through May 16. Go to and search for Manning Middle School PTA. The school will receive a check monthly based on 20% of all sales attributed towards the campaign - Let’s get organized, Manning!

Volunteer at Manning | If Valentines Day has got you feeling the love, please send a note to to see how you can get involved next school year. Middle school are pivotal years for our kids as they grow into this next phase and parental involvement is so important. We hope to see some new faces at Thursday’s meeting as well as helping out for next year!

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City Strings Guitar club needs YOU! Register today to keep the club going!

The Chess club needs YOU! Register today to keep the club.

Calling all budding Kings and Queens to one of Colorado’s premier

chess programs! With new lessons for returning students, our creative

curriculum brings humor, stories, and "chessercizes" to help students

apply lessons on and off the board. Chess education has been shown

to help kids improve logic, math, and reading comprehension skills.

Students calculate options and evaluate consequences, learning to

overcome obstacles and practice visualization techniques to think

ahead. Whether playing in our scholastic tourneys or with family and

friends, kids love learning with PALS because we make chess FUN!

Click here to register

Middle School Solar Car Club

Manning STEAM Solar Car Club!

Following popular demand, Manning will be running a second STEAM Club for the rest of the spring semester, for 8th graders only. Ms. Maud, Ms. Schwindt and Mr. Fulton will be working together to lead students in designing, constructing, testing, and racing their own model solar- or battery-powered cars as part of the NREL Middle School Car competition.

The club will meet on Wednesdays starting February 15th in Ms. Maud’s room until 4:30pm. There will be a $30 fee per student to cover the costs of materials, t-shirts and any other expenses.

The club will culminate with the regional NREL competition in late May. 8th grade students who are interested should go to Ms Maud’s room after school on February 15th for more information. Competition details can be found on NREL’s website:

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Wheat Ridge Parks & Rec Middle School Night Hangouts!

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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.