The Manning Monday Minute

August 15, 2022

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Principal's Message

I want to welcome everyone to the 2022-23 school-year. Our staff is excited to welcome all of our students back to school! Please read the entire newsletter as it contains important dates and information. You can also find a lot of helpful information on our school website.

We are looking forward to seeing all of our incoming 6th graders as well as our new 7th and 8th graders at Manning's Orientation on August 16.

We have added a "Dean of Students" position at our school to enhance safety, supervision and support of our students. Tommy Dowd, former teacher at Wheat Ridge High School, will fill this role beginning Oct. 3. Brenda Carlson, former Community Superintendent in Jeffco, will fill this role until Oct. 3.

I am really excited to be back in the Manning community and to work with all of you. I want our students to know that, as a staff, we are here to help them thrive! We want all of our students to feel welcome, safe and supported at Manning. Parents are always welcome at our school, and I encourage all parents to call me or stop in the main office if you need anything.

I'm honored and humbled to have the opportunity to lead Manning; a school with a rich tradition of excellence. My goal is for everyone to have a great school-year!

Important Upcoming Dates!

  • NEW student orientation - 08/16/22 from 8:00am - Noon
  • First Day of School - 08/17/22 from 8:25am - 3:25pm
  • Picture Day w / Lifetouch - 08/22/22 - During School
  • Back to School Night - 08/25/22 - 4:45pm - 8:00pm
  • Chili Cook off and Halloween Dance - 10/28/22 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

New Student Orientation Schedule

Are you new to Manning? 6th graders and any new 7th or 8th graders check out the schedule below to know what to expect for your Orientation!

Tuesday August 16, 2022 Schedule

Manning Morning Entry Information

Tutor Time - 7:50am - 8:20am

Doors Open for Students - 8:10am (Student are to wait in cafeteria)

Student Release to go to class - 8:18am (Gives them 7 minutes to get to locker/class)

Tardy Song - Plays for 2 minutes each morning

Bell Rings - 8:25am

Pickup & Drop-off SAFELY

For the safety of your student and everyone, please follow the the Pickup & Drop-off procedures below. We ask the you DO NOT drop your student off on the road or at the far ends of the parking lots. Students cutting through the parking lots can cause a danger to themselves, other students and drivers. We appreciate you making safety a top priority!
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PTA Happening

Join us for the 1st PTA MEETING - Sept. 21st 8:30AM -9:30 in the library!

The Manning PTA welcomes you back for a new school year! Each year brings excitement and anticipation, along with the promise of learning and growth. Manning staff and PTA have been hard at work to prepare for this year and look forward to the many activities and programs we have planned.

As a parent, one of the best ways to become involved in your child's education is

through the PTA. The PTA provides a wide variety of events, programs, and initiatives, in addition to enriching academic resources & experiences. Our PTA does amazing things, but we
can’t do it without the support of our Manning families, and we need your support
more than ever.

Please consider joining the PTA to be the first to be updated on news, opportunities for your student(s), and events; knowing your membership also supports various programs. Membership DOES NOT require meeting attendance or volunteer hours, as we understand this is not conducive for everyone.

At the end of the school year, as a PTA member, you will have the opportunity to vote on the executive board for Manning's PTA for the next school year. Also, as part of a national association, your membership supports child advocacy efforts in our community, our state and the nation. Please join now. Membership is only $10 a person and you can sign up here, on the Manning PTA website.

Please stop by and say hi to us during Back to School Night on August 25th! We will have a PTA table set up by the food trucks.

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Create or find a carpool to school!

Since Manning does not have any Jeffco school bus transportation, we have several families that create carpools to help each other out with rides in the morning and afternoon for students that live in close by areas.

To sign up and help other families with a carpool, please CLICK HERE

To look for other parents that have already signed up to do a carpool CLICK HERE

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Bike Club Registration

Did you sign up for Bike Club at Registration? Unfortunately, the sheet did not make it to the office so we need you to hear from you again.

Google registration form =

Director - Scott Krum


The club will meet after school on Friday's through the fall, as long as the weather is nice. This is a free club and there is no charge to the students!

Bike Club Flyer

Wondering What to do on Friday's?

Friday Enrichment

We get out of school an hour early every Friday, but we have extra-curricular options to keep our students busy until 3:30. Our Friday Enrichment calendar aligns with our academic calendar on a quarterly basis, so students can pick and choose different activities, or stick with the same one all year long.

Check out the variety of Clubs & Activities available to Manning Students!

Complete List Here

Outdoor Lab 2022/2023

Outdoor Lab will be the week of November 28th for all 6th graders!

If you are participating in the King Soopers or Safeway funds please DO NOT pay the outdoor lab fee yet.

Please feel free to reach out to us in the main office with any questions.

Is Your Child an Advanced Learner or Identified as Gifted?


Jefferson County Association for Gifted Children (JAGC) is a nonprofit

organization of parents with gifted kids.

More information

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Labels, Labels, Labels

Every year we have many valuable items that are lost and found with no way to identify the owner. If your student has a calculator, water bottle or airpods- PLEASE label them with someway to identify them as the owner. We all appreciate it!
Manning Staff Directory

Contact information for Manning Staff Members

Manning Bell Schedule

Students to Cafeteria at 8:10am, Lockers and class at 8:20am

YMCA Afterschool Care Information

YMCA Afterschool Care at Manning

School Cafe - Money for Student Lunch Accounts

Set up account for your student to add money for lunches. School lunches are not free this year

Jeffco Food & Nutrition Service A la Carte Opt Out Form

Use this form to limit your child's purchases

Jeffco Public School Family Calendar

All Dates for Jeffco District schools for 2022-2023 school year

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.