The Manning Weekly Update

May 6th, 2022

Manning Community,

Happy Friday! I've had some questions from parents about the social being changed to only 6th/7th grade. I want to be clear that we are not taking the social away from our 8th graders. Instead, we are moving the social with fun and organized activities to be part of their 8th grade picnic the same morning of the 6th/7th grade celebration. To explain, we didn't have the capacity to host an event for 700 students, which is why the decision was made to have a 6th/7th grade celebration at the school the morning of May 25th, while also providing, fun and organized social activities for our 8th grade class during the picnic at Maple Grove Park that same morning. Current 8th grade parents new to the picnic need to understand that last year the kids didn't have anything organized. The PTA provided incredible food and music, but the 8th grade students sat around in the field for the majority of the picnic. This year, we are going to change that! I've listed just a few activities that we are currently planning for our 8th grade picnic/celebration the morning of May 25th, 9:00-12:00 Noon at Maple Grove Park. Of course, PTA will still be providing an amazing amount of food and drink for our 8th grade celebration.

Here's a list of the activities we are thinking of for the 8th grade picnic/celebration:

Dance Competition

Yard Games (Cornhole competition plus other yard games like ladders)

Water Balloon Toss

Two Legged Race


Ultimate Frisbee

Sand Volleyball



Four Square

We will have some staff supervision, as well as our PTA members at the 8th grade celebration, but would also love for some parents to help that morning as well.

We have a couple cornhole sets, but it would be great if parents would drop off some cornhole sets the morning of the picnic and any other yard games, like ladders, etc. That way we can increase the amount of students playing cornhole at any one time. We promise to take good care of them.

We are excited to celebrate our 8th grade class! If you are willing to chaperone the event, donate yard games, or have a good idea for another activity and would be willing to run that activity, please email me at

We are on the home stretch! As always have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the beautiful weather.


Christian Ramaker


The Manning School of Academics & Arts

(303) 982-0489

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Outdoor Lab Covid 19 Testing & Consent Link

Hello Parents!

We are getting ready and excited for our Manning students to attend Outdoor Lab from Tuesday, May 17th through Friday, May 20th!

To attend outdoor lab, all students must be Covid 19 tested on Monday, May 16th. Mobile Health will be at Manning on Monday, May 16th from 8am to 1pm to test all 6th grade students attending outdoor lab. We have built a schedule for this day and will send students down in groups to be tested during this timeframe.

IMPORTANT!!!!! All parents will need to read and sign the consent form by Friday, May 13th! If you do not sign this consent form, your child will not be tested, and consequently, will not attend outdoor lab.

Below you will see two links one in English and one in Spanish. We advise you sign the consent written in your home language. Click on the appropriate link:

English Consent & Instructions

Spanish Consent & Instructions

Please reach out to our clinic aide, Ms. Heidi Glow @ with any questions!

Outdoor Lab Medication Form

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 reach out to our clinic aide, Ms. Heidi Glow @ with any questions!


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2022-23 School Meals Update - Jeffco Food & Nutrition Services

Please read the important update to school meals for the upcoming 2022-23 school year.

Jeffco School Meal Update Flyer:

2022-2023 Electives Registration

If you want to double check your students' choices, please have them log into their student portal and show you the classes they chose. Please contact your student's counselor or Ms. Yocum for any questions or concerns.

Traffic Update -

I-70 over 32nd Avenue Bridge Replacement Project – Wheat Ridge Traffic Update: May 8 to May 14, 2022

Traffic Impacts: The project is located on Interstate 70 over 32nd Avenue (Exit 264 Clear Creek Pkwy/32nd Avenue) in Wheat Ridge, Jefferson County. This week, crews will work on construction of columns and caissons and finish demolition of pier caps and slope paving. Single left lane closures will be in place on westbound 32nd Avenue under I-70 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Friday and single lane closures will exist in both directions of 32nd Avenue during overnight hours on Wednesday and Thursday. Motorists can expect: ▪ A single left lane closure from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Friday on westbound 32nd Avenue under the I-70 bridges for caisson and column construction ▪ Single lane closures in both directions of 32nd Avenue during overnight hours (8 p.m. to 6 a.m.) on Wednesday and Thursday for pier cap and slope paving demolition work ▪ Traffic shifts, narrowed lanes and reduced speeds are in place 24/7 on I-70 through the work zone. Caution is advised ▪ The work zone extends from I-70 Exit 263 (Colorado Mills Pkwy) to Exit 265 (CO 58/Golden) Work consists of constructing columns and caissons for the new westbound bridge and demolition of pier caps and slope paving.

For more information or to be added to the project update email distribution list or to receive text alerts, please choose from the following:

Phone: 303.960.2825

Sign up for email updates:

Sign up for text alerts: Text bridges to 8886650058


We NEED Tissues!

We are in need of tissues and will graciously accept all donations in the main office, or you can send your student in with a box for their favorite teacher.

We all thank you!

Information on Honors Courses

Dear Manning Families,

Exciting news for all our students/families here at Manning, that will continue to align with our Vision of Rigorous academic, High behavioral expectations for students, Strong partnerships with families and community. Our Leadership team and conversations with our academic departments led us to designate all core content classes at the honors level for next year. We looked at what we were teaching in our Honors vs General education classes and realized as a team that the instruction and standards in all classes aligned with the Honors level coursework. This not only aligns with our Vision of rigorous academics, but it will also improve instructional practices for the grade-level teachers to plan and align strong rigorous lesson plans and content for our students' academic growth.

Rigor does not mean more work. Rigor means we are encouraging students to think critically, creatively, and more flexibly. Along with classrooms that are stimulating, engaging, and supportive.

Math will still be placed upon your student's current level of foundational skills and knowledge.

There will be additional intervention classes in ELA and Math for those who may need some additional academic support.


Danelle Yocum

Assistant Principal

Teen Pride Events Coming in June at Jeffco Public Libraries.

Check this out for more info! 🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈

Manning Social Song Request Form!

The Manning Social is coming up quick! StuCo is asking Manning students to fill out this form with any song requests they may have!!

Song Request Form:

We need your Chromebooks!

8th grade students and any 6th or 7th grader leaving Jeffco, will need to turn in their Chromebook and charger no later than Monday, May 23

Manning PTA News

Upcoming- The next PTA meeting will be in person, May 19th @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am, in the Manning LMC. We hope to see you there.

The last Restaurant night! Join Us at Teller’s Taproom on May 10th!

Tuesday, May 10th from 5:00pm to 10:00pm.

1990 Youngfield St., Wheatridge, CO

Dine in or Carry Out. 10% of all sales will be donated to Manning!

Japan STEM tour Summer of 2023

Sarah Maud is leading the tour, in the summer of 2023, more information can be found by scanning the QR code on the flyer below.

Japan 2023

2022/23 Office Paraprofessional Wanted

Are you a mom or dad that has Google skills and free time? Want to be on the same schedule as your child while earning a little extra cash? Manning is looking for an addition to our front office team and has listed an Office Paraprofessional position for 2022/23. We strive to provide a positive environment for our students, staff and families while placing a big emphasis on teamwork, communication and hardwork.

If you are interested, please reach out to Jade or Erika or check out the Jeffco Careers page. We would love to hear from you.

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Jeffco Public Library Summer Challenge! Help Manning win $800.00

Hey Mustangs, join the Jeffco Public Library Summer Challenge, read or complete activities over the summer, and help Manning win $800! The school with the highest number of finishers based on enrollment will win $800! Be sure to select Manning as your school when you register.

REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW! Use the link or QR code to register:

Other reasons to join and participate this summer:

- Keep your brain active over the summer

- Win prizes!! (like free books and a pass to Elitches)

- Attend a FREE library summer camp for teens

- Submit an entry to the Teen Writing Contest and win an iPad!

- Volunteer at the library and help kids and families register and get prizes!

- Read for JeffcoEats and help feed hungry families.

Wheat Ridge Avalanche Free Skills Session

Session is open to boys and girls born 2012/2013/2014. But you must pre-register!

Check out this Flyer for more information!

Girls’ Mountain Biking Clinic

Hosted by the Ralston Valley Mountain Bike Team. Visit us at

Who: Girls 7th – 12th grade who are interested in learning more about mountain biking

(Moms are welcome too!)

When: Saturday, May 7th from 8:30am – 11:30am (light lunch included)

Where: Ralston Valley High School, 13355 W 80th Ave, Arvada, CO 80005

We’ll meet on the southwest side grass. Look for the RVMTB trailer.


  • Intro to mountain biking
  • Learn some basic skills
  • Learn about the bike team
  • Connect with other girls who like to ride bikes
  • Have fun!

Cost: Free

Click HERE to Register.

Bring your bike, helmet, and water bottle. No mountain biking experience necessary. Must be able to ride a bike.

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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.