The Manning Weekly Update

Friday, August 20, 2021

Manning Community,

What a great first week of school! We hope that your children are saying the same thing as they get home today. My note will be short and sweet this week. I just wanted to remind you all that this weekly communication and our website is the best way to stay "in the know", so make sure you are reading our Smore every week as there's lots of important information below!

Also, your child/children were given a student/parent contract during access yesterday. They are expected to read through the 10 page student/parent handbook with you and turn in the signed contract to their access teacher Monday afternoon.

Thanks so much for giving us the opportunity to serve your kids and the Manning community!

Stronger Together,

Christian Ramaker

Join PTA! First meeting Thursday, August 26th 8:30am

The Manning PTA welcomes you all back for a new school year! It was so wonderful to see familiar faces and new faces at the registration days this past week. We invite you to join us in our mission to support our amazing teachers, staff and students in any or all of the following ways, and we sincerely thank you for your support!

Get out of making dinner and support the Manning PTA at our first fundraising restaurant week. It’s at Abrusci’s Fire and Vine on August 23,24,25 and 26th!. Just print out THIS TICKET bring it with you for dine in or take out between 11am and 9pm. 10% will come back to the Manning PTA to help fund our many programs.

Join the PTA! Membership is only $10 per person. You can sign up on the Manning PTA website. In years past, in order to respect the many demands on your time and money, we have asked families for a $100 donation at the beginning of the school year which is the foundation of our annual budget. This money supports various programs (like grade-level enrichment programs), fulfills teacher wish-list items and provides gifts-to-school (like the new auditorium stage floor, new lockers and smart TVs). This year, like last, we are asking families to give what they can in time or funds, knowing that we are all facing different financial and time commitment situations.

Please join us for our first meeting of the school year on Thursday August 26th at 8:30am in person at the school.

Looking to get involved? We’re still looking to fill the position of PTA Vice President! This position would assist our President this year and prepare to take over as President for the 22-23 school year. We are looking forward to a really good year! For questions or to indicate your interest, please email us at

New Location for Bike Rack

Parents and Students,

The temporary bike rack that was located outside of the auditorium doors will be removed. Starting Monday all students will have to place bikes in our established bike rack that is located behind the south side of the building. (Students, this is where you exit for recess everyday after lunch).

If you have questions please email

MSSP Cross Country - Starts Monday 08/23/21

MSSP Cross country starts on Monday 08/23/21. Participants should have gotten an email from Wheat Ridge Rec Center.

Practices are Monday and Wednesday from 3:30pm to 5:00pm.

If you have a student who is interested in participating in Wheat Ridge Rec Sports, please contact:

Mackey Power


Join Manning Math Counts Team

Do you like math?

Are you good at math?

Are you competitive?

Come learn about the exciting middle school math competition team here at Manning.

First informational meeting will be Wednesday, August 25th, from 3:30pm to 4:00pm in Ms. Cahill's room N101.

If you can't make the meeting, please email Ms. Cahill for information.

Student Water Bottles

Parents and Students,

Please only bring plastic or metal water bottles to school.


Check this map out for a good, safe traffic experience!

Student/Parent Handbook, 2021-2022

Please Review Student Handbook for Office Hours, Tardies, Absences, Early Dismissals and more.

Looking for a way to be involved? Consider becoming a Guest Teacher at Manning

Visit the Jeffco site below for information on how you can register to be a Guest Teacher. Once the process is complete you can choose Manning and become an important part of the team.

To contact the Guest Teacher office email Jeffco Public Schools

A Note from our Social Emotional Learning Specialist

Let me be the 1 millionth person to welcome you back this school year. There is so much possibility and hope built into a new year. (A quick aside: to me, THIS is the new year, not January 1st, but that’s not important.) We get a fresh start, a chance to build new habits, or reinforce old ones. New teachers. A new wing. There is an expansive feeling that comes with newness.

However, sometimes newness is challenging. Even if we have all the positivity and hopefulness from above, we might also have challenges. We’ve all had to flex our adaptability muscles as we manage new schedules, lockers (and any associated challenges), and our construction. It can be exhausting for some. Sometimes when we’re made to be more adaptable than we’re prepared for. Taking time to refuel is vital because this adaptability overload can tax self-management- think unexpected yelling, crying, or shut down. When you have time to connect with your student, ask if they’ve had any of those experiences. They might deny it even if the statement is true. That’s ok. You can normalize the experience by telling them that it’s ok if they do. Then ask what went well, even if it’s a small thing, encourage them to be specific. Ask about what helped them during this first week. It might be a quality they possess, a teacher, friends, an activity, having a history with Manning, time to talk with you, or many other sources of strength.