The Manning Weekly Update

October 24, 2022

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Hello Manning Parents,

I hope everyone enjoyed their Fall Break and the nice, sunny weekend!

Last week, we had our National Junior Honor Society induction, led by Mrs. Jill Shulsinger-Wall. Congratulations to the students who received this honor.

This week, we are celebrating Spirit Week....see below how your student can join the fun!

Reminder - No Halloween costumes are allowed at school, but they can be worn to the dance! See you there!

10/27 - Two Hour Delay Start Click here for schedule

This is the week - Fall Fest is finally here! This is our largest fundraiser of the year! We hope you’re planning to participate in the silent auction, even if you cannot attend the event. If you have yet to get your tickets, we still have a handful remaining. Please purchase online asap, as we have limited capacity.

Mike Collins, Principal

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Special thanks to Hive Homes for signing on as a FallFest sponsor and the many families that have already donated an item to the Silent Auction.

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Applewood Golf Course

6:00 - 8:15pm - Silent Auction

6:00 - 8:30pm - Fall Fest/Chili Cook Off

Purchase Tickets HERE

* Chili Contest, Wine & Beer Pull, Silent Auction, Appetizers, and Cash Bar *

Have a donation? Complete this Auction Donation Form. Here is a list of some donation ideas.

Have an award winning Chili entry? Please sign up here.

Access class basket themes are here- Basket Themes

NEED MORE DETAILS? Please refer to our FAQ document or visit the PTA Website.

Should you have additional questions and/or would like to help out at one of these events, please reach out to

Halloween Dance Tickets are on sale!

Manning Student Halloween Dance
** Manning Students Only **
Manning School Gym
Friday, October 28th

5:45-6:15 Student drop off at Auditorium entrance
$20 ticket price, payable through Campus Parent Portal
DJ, Games, Chipotle Dinner, Costumes
Please check out our FAQ document for additional details.

How is Manning meeting your students needs?

The Mental Health Department at Manning is interested in how your student is feeling at Manning. This feedback is valuable to guide us in using our resources and make Manning a positive experience for you and your student.

If you would like to participate- Click the link for this confidential survey

Its not too early to think of the 2023-2024 school year

Manning Prospective Family Tours
We will be offering tours of Manning for prospective families in November and December. Please refer to the SignUp Genius (linked below) for details and to reserve a spot.

Since tours are during school hours, we are limiting each time slot to 5 families, maximum 4 members per family.

Sign Up Here: Manning Prospective Family Tours

Manning Information Night for Incoming Families
Wednesday, December 7th
5:30 - 6:30pm

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10/24 - Spirit Week All Week

10/27 - Two Hour Delay Start Click here for schedule

10/28 - Halloween Dance Click here for details

10/28- Lost & Found Pick up

10/28 - Fall Fest, Chili Cook Off & Silent Auction - Click here for details

11/1- Parent Partnership Meeting (School Accountability Committee), 5:00-6:00

11/3- Prospective Family Tours begin


11/14-18- Student Council Service Project

11/15- NJHS Meeting, 3:30-4:00

11/17- PTA Meeting, 8:30-9:30

11/21-25- Thanksgiving Break, No School Staff/Students

11/29- 12/2- Outdoor Lab, 6th Grade

PTA Happenings

Thank you to Everyone that helped Load the Lounge! The staff truly appreciates it!


October 24-28 | Spirit Week

October 28 | Fall Fest

December 12 | Reflections Art Competition deadline

PTA News Meeting Minutes Here

Spirit Week | Spirit Week is this week! Encourage your kids to plan their outfits for the week:

Monday = Fall Colors (Red = A lunch; Yellow = B lunch; Orange = C lunch)

Tuesday = Tutu Tuesday

Wednesday = Twin Day

Thursday = PJ Day

Friday = Adam Sandler Day! (dress like your fave Adam Sandler character!)

*Costumes can be worn at the dance, but not to school.

Fall Fest | The Silent Auction is Live! The Silent Auction is Live! Jump on the site now to peruse the more than 150 items that have been donated from Manning families and the community. Bid as many times as you like through 10PM Friday night - come 10:01PM you will be notified what you are the lucky recipient of! We also have a few spots remaining if you’d like to submit your famous chili into the cook-off. Complete the sign-up through Wednesday, October 26 and help heat-up the competition! Please remember to bring a 6-pack of beer or bottle of wine, well disguised in a brown paper bag, to participate in the beer & wine pull. Guests can then pay $15 to “pull” a surprise bag! Many, many thanks to all the families that contributed to the access baskets, fabulous auction items and our Fall Fest Sponsor, Hive Homes. Remember, all proceeds raised goes directly back to our school, so think big!

Reflections Art Competition | The Reflections program deadline is approaching. This year’s theme is Show Your Voice and we’re excited to see how many Manning students will enter the competition. Categories include dance, short film, a poem or story, an original song, a photo or visual work of art. Visit the website for all competition specifics.

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MANNING MINUTE NEWLETTER- Please check out the year's first edition of The Manning Minute. It is written by students in journalism class, and it is filled with awesome information and entertaining articles. Tell your students that they can find The Manning Minute on their grade level Google Classroom or on the Website under Student Resources. Enjoy!

Destination Imagination- Destination Imagination is an educational nonprofit that prepares children for a future that is rapidly evolving. DI does this through a project-based learning experience that applies the creative process across seven different Challenge types—Technical, Scientific, Engineering, Fine Arts, Improvisational, Service Learning, and Early Learning—allowing pre-K through university level students to acquire and practice the skills needed to thrive in school, future careers, and beyond. It is one of the Enrichment Opportunities listed and supported by Jeffco Schools’ Gifted and Talented Program, but DI is open to all students. Click Here for Info on Parent Informational Sessions Coming Up

Parent Partnership- Meeting Minutes Here

Spotlight on GT learners- Click Here

Manning Spirit Wear - On Sale now! Click here to view and purchase through Oct. 30th

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Lakewood HS 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. The presentation will begin in the auditorium where our principal, Mr. Bock, will share with you all of the wonderful aspects of LHS, and what truly makes our school a unique place for our diverse population.

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 Showcase- 8th grade showcase is Tuesday, November 15th from 6:30p-8pm

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Have you lost a lunchbox or Hoodie?

Check the Lost & Found in the cafeteria. Once a month we donate our Lost & Found items to Jeffco Serving Kids. October's pick up will be Friday, October 28th.

Contact: Judy with Serving Kids


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.