The Manning Weekly Update

August 20, 2023

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Dear Manning Families,

It’s official! We’ve begun the 23/24 school year! It has been great having our Manning Mustangs back in the building! Coming up this Thursday, August 24th, is our annual back-to-school night and celebration from 4:45-8pm. This is a great opportunity to meet your student’s teachers, follow their daily schedule, and connect with other members of the Manning community. We’ll have music and a variety of food trucks for this event as well. We look forward to seeing you there!

In Partnership,


Tuesday, August 22nd is picture day!

LifeTouch will be here in the morning to take pictures and issue student id's. Starting today you can order your 23/24 yearbook at the links below or at the Manning website under Family Resources.

Click Here to Order Lifetouch Year Book

Manning Yearbook Code: 12208124

Order Deadline: Monday, April 1st, 2024

Confirm you purchased the 2023-24 Yearbook

Attention 8th Grade Families: If you would like to purchase an Well Wishes message for your 8th grader, you need to purchase a Yearbook AND an "Advertisement for My Student".

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What time is Breakfast?

Did you know Manning has free breakfast? Doors open at 8am each morning for breakfast and it will be served until 8:15. Only kids that are having breakfast or meeting with a teacher for Access will be allowed into the building before 8:10.

Riding to School?

Manning has a bike rack for you to ride to school and safely store your bike, check it out off the courtyard. You must have a bike lock for extra security.
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From the desk of the DTL

It was so exciting to see all Manning students this week, as they visited the library with their ELA classes. As a reminder, books check out for 3 weeks, and can be renewed as long as no one is waiting. Students can renew books or put them on hold using Destiny, and use their Manning username and password to log in.

If students have technical issues with their chromebooks, please use the Manning Chromebook Help form. If needed, a replacement device will be issued as soon as possible. This form can be found on the Manning website under Student Resources/Chromebook Tips.

Sarah Hammershaimb

Digital Teacher Librarian

The Manning School of Academics and Arts

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We hope to see you at the Manning PTA Meetings.

All meetings are in person at The Manning School, located in the Manning Library. Please see meeting dates and times below.

2023-2024 PTA Meeting Schedule

September 21st 3:45pm

October 12th - 8:30am

November 16th - 3:45pm

December 14th - 8:30am

January 18th - 6:00pm

February 15th - 8:30am

March 14th - 3:45pm

April 18th - 8:30am

May 16th - 8:30am

Manning PTA Chair Members

Jessi Linebarger -President

Judy Lancy - President-Elect

Kari Fragnoli - Secretary

Ophelia McKenzie - Treasurer


August 24 - Back to School Night

September 21- 3:45pm- First PTA meeting

October 6 - Fall Fest

October 27 - Halloween Dance

Back to School Night | Plan to attend Manning’s Back to School Night on August 24th, from 5-8PM. You will have an opportunity to walk with your child to meet each of their teachers and hear a little about expectations for the school year. Be sure to stick around for food truck fun!

Fall Fest | Save the date for Manning’s Fall Fest; our largest annual fundraising event of the year. This year’s event will take place on Friday, October 6. There are many ways to contribute, so please watch the newsletter for ways to get involved. Historically, StuCo has hosted a school dance at the same time. This year, that dance will be held on Friday, October 27th. Mark your calendar for both!

Access Room Parents Needed | We are looking for one parent per access class to work behind the scenes with the teacher to support the class vision for activities like door decorating competitions or Fall Fest baskets. These activities are a welcomed event by the students and we’re trying to better support them by easing the load for the teacher. The parent will receive the class-voted on ideas from the teacher to then create a sign-genius to share with the parents in that classroom. Time commitment is low and all done from the comfort of your home! If this sounds like the gig you’ve been waiting for, please complete this short form and we’ll set it up!

Join The PTA | Please sign up for your PTA membership today! The PTA is integral in supporting our kids, teachers and staff. Membership is only $10 for the year and gives you the opportunity to vote. The more voices we have, the stronger our school is!

PTA Meeting | We hope you can join us for the first PTA Meeting of the 2023-24 school year September 21 at 3:45PM in the library. This is your opportunity to join the conversation on how we can best support our middles independence.

Volunteer Opportunities | Statistics show that youth do better in school when they have parents who are involved. That involvement looks different from person-to-person, so let us know what works for you here. With several programs and events returning this year, we will need all the hands we can get.

Free Money for Manning | Did you remember to sign up to earn free money for our school? It’s quick and easy. Be sure to link your King Sooper's rewards to The Manning School PTA!

Need more Manning? Follow us at our Facebook Group or ManningPTA for the latest and greatest.

PTA Restaurant Night! Wednesday, 8/30 at Golden Mill

The first PTA restaurant night is here! If you dine out at The Golden Mill on August 30th, anytime from 11am-9pm, Manning will receive money back to support PTA and all that they do for us. This is an easy way to support Manning AND not cook. It's a WIN WIN! No flyer needed. Located at 1012 Ford St, Golden, CO 80401

At Manning MATH COUNTS! Meeting Thursday, 8/24

Come find out about an amazing club happening at Manning. MATH COUNTS

MATH COUNTS involves competition, math, video creation, and problem-solving.

Open to any middle school student regardless of math level.

Join us on Thursday, August 24th from 3:30 - 4:00 in room N101 (Ms. Cahill's room) to find out more.

The meeting is geared towards students, but parents are welcome to attend to find out what Math Counts is all about.

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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.