The Manning Weekly Update

April 1, 2022

Manning Community,

I hope you've had a great week and are looking forward to a beautiful weekend! A couple things to note as we roll into April:

  • CMAS starts next Tuesday for all students. Please encourage your students to do their best on this assessment. One way to do that is for them to get a good night sleep, eat a healthy breakfast, and read the questions carefully. Also, please make sure your student(s) come each day with a fully charged Chromebook and an additional book to read when they complete the assessment.
  • We hosted grade level meetings during access this week, and reintroduced our HEART expectations. Also, Robbie's Hope ambassadors (some of them Manning alums) were here to talk about the Robbie's Hope mission and learn about our exciting Robbie's Hope student/community fundraiser at Manning on Saturday, April 23rd (more info below). Students will continue to learn about our HEART expectations in their access classes the week of April 11th. Manning leads with courage, kindness, and HEART!
  • Please make sure to read the newsletter in its entirety, as there are many important updates and events to be aware of as we move into a very busy time of year.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Christian Ramaker


The Manning School of Academics & Arts

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PTA Silent Auction Opens Today!

Hello Manning Community,


We welcome our first silent auction to support student experiences. Your funds will support every student this year! Every item to bid on is a PRICELESS experience for the students and not a tangible item. Your support is always appreciated and we thank you in advance for your competitive participation. Even though the auction is LIVE NOW, please keep an eye out as more experiences to bid on will be added throughout the weekend and early next week.

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

Traffic Alert Update!

This notification serves as a reminder of next week's planned full overnight closures of both directions of 32nd Avenue under the bridges at I-70 Exit 264. These closures are related to the Colorado Department of Transportation's I-70 over 32nd Avenue Bridge Replacement project in Wheat Ridge. A reminder that all construction schedules are weather dependent and subject to change.

Monday, April 4 to Thursday, April 7 - 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly

CDOT and contractor Kraemer North America will implement a full closure of both directions of 32nd Avenue under the bridges at I-70 Exit 264 (Clear Creek Pkwy/32nd Avenue) during overnight hours (8 p.m. to 5 a.m.) from Monday, April 4 to Thursday, April 7.

The closures are necessary to maintain safety while crews begin removing the easterly portion of the westbound I-70 bridge.

Detour signage will be in place directing motorists, cyclists and pedestrians to 40th Avenue to bypass the overnight closures.

Final Traffic Alert Flyer

Important CMAS Information

It is that time of the year where we are coming up to CMAS testing for our students. Please remember that CMAS is a state mandated test for ALL Colorado students. We here at Manning use ALL data to guide our teaching. Unless there is a specific need for a student to opt-out, we request that everyone does take the test.

The Colorado Department of Education (CDE) requires the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) tests for grades 3-8 each year. CMAS English Language Arts , Math, Science and Social Studies assessments were developed to measure grade level expectations in the Colorado Academic Standards.

Designed to be administered online, the tests feature a variety of interactive questions that are engaging and aligned with 21st century teaching and learning practices. CMAS testing occurs annually in the Spring.
Grades 6, 7, 8 are tested in ELA & Math and Grade 8 is tested in Science.

The length of regular test are as follows: (this may change due to individual student needs for extra time)
ELA: Test Unit length - 110 minutes
Math: Unit length - 65 minutes.
Science: Unit length - 80 minutes

Spring 2022 CMAS Opt-Out Form

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.

Manning Spirit Wear - due by 4/4/22!

Hey Mustangs,

The Manning Spirit Gear shop is up and running and ready for your orders!

Shop Website:

Shop Flyer:

Access Code: xjsfLoQMdH

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!

PTA Scholarships for Alumni

Calling all graduating Manning alums!! Manning PTA is soliciting applications for 2, $500 scholarships, for graduating seniors who are Manning alumni.

The deadline to apply is April 15th. Here's the link to the application.

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

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

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Wheat Ridge High School Houseplant Sale

Support Wheat Ridge High School's Agriculture Program as they raise money for classroom projects and activities. They have been hard at work growing plants and are hosting a houseplant sale on April 8th and 9th at WRHS.

Friday April 8th from 3-6pm

Saturday, April 9th from 9am- 2pm

For more information click here

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.