The Manning Weekly Update

November 7, 2022

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Hello Manning Parents,

We completed a "Lockdown" drill Monday, November 7 and it went very well. Our students have done a great job this year during all of our safety drills.

Please make a note that Monday, December 19 will be a school day for all students. Tuesday, December 20 will be a school day only for students who need to make up a final exam. Our Holiday Break begins on Wednesday, December 21.

The deadline for the Medication Agreements for Outdoor lab is tomorrow, 11/8. If your student is going to Outdoor lab this paperwork must be turned in for all medications, even over the counter medications.

Thanks for all your support -

Mike Collins, Principal

Choice Enrollment Opens Tuesday, December 6th

Manning Information Nights for Incoming Families
Wednesday, December 7th
5:30 - 6:30pm - In person only.

Manning Auditorium
13200 West 32nd Ave Golden Co 80401

Monday, January 9th
6:00-7:00 - In person only.

Manning Auditorium
13200 West 32nd Ave Golden Co 80401

Manning Prospective Family Tours
January tour dates just added. 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

Restaurant Night at Golden Mill!

Just mention Manning School all day, Wednesday, November 9, 2022 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm and Manning receives money back to support PTA and all that they do for us. This is an easy way to support Manning AND not cook. It's a WIN WIN! No flyer needed.
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11/14-18- Student Council Service Project

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

11/17- PTA Meeting, *TIME UPDATED TO 3:45PM

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

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

12/1- Chorus Concert Dress Rehearsal, 7:00-9:30

12/2- Chorus Concert, 6:00 call, 7:30 performance

12/3- Chorus Concert, 12:00 call, 2:30 and 7:30 performance

12/6- 1st Round Choice Enrollment Window Opens

12/6- Parent Partnership Meeting (School Accountability Committee), 5:00-6:00

12/6- Band Concert, 7:00

12/7- Manning Information Night for Incoming Families, 5:30-6:30

12/8- Orchestra Concert, 7:00

12/13, 12/14, 12/15 & 12/16- Frozen Jr Performance, 7:00-8:30

12/20- Limited Student Contact- Make Up Tests Only

12/21/22- 1/5/2023- Winter Break! No School.

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PTA Happenings


November 9 | Golden Mill Restaurant Night

November 17 | PTA Meeting *TIME UPDATED TO 3:45PM

December 12 | Reflections Art Competition deadline

Sugar party | We heard parents say their kids just didn’t get enough sugar last week, so we’ll be turning it up in a couple classes this afternoon! The 26 busy bees in Mendez’s 7th/8th grade class and the 25 sixth graders on Team McLeod will be showered with root beer floats to celebrate their big wins with their access baskets. McLeod received 20 bids totaling $345 and Mendez had so many high ticket items we needed to split them out to create multiple baskets, ultimately bringing in an impressive $706. Many, many thanks to all the families who contributed - we’re still running on a high from last week’s Fall Fest!

Restaurant Night | Wednesday (11/9) is looking like a perfect night to meet-up with some friends and let someone else handle dinner and drinks. Join us at the Golden Mill to toast all the things we’re thankful for - starting with The Golden Mill returning 10% of all sales that day back to Manning! No flyer needed.

PTA Meeting | The November PTA meeting has been moved to 3:45PM on November 11/ 17. The afternoon meeting for this month and in January will hopefully be better for some of our members and faculty. We will still offer some morning meetings in the new year. We hope to see you in-person or virtually -- look for the Google Meet link in next week's newsletter.

"No matter their income or background, students with involved parents are more likely to have higher grades and test scores, attend school regularly, have better social skills, show improved behavior and adapt well to school.” - National Coalition for Parent Involvement in Education

Reflections Art Competition | PTA Reflections supports student success and serves as a valuable tool for building strong partnerships in our school community. Reflections is a nationally acclaimed student recognition program to encourage artistic creativity in the classroom and at home. 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.

A reminder the due date is Dec 12th.

1st prize is 150

2nd prize is 100

3rd prize is 50

Dream Dinners | Manning Families - are you ready for the holiday craziness? Neither are we, so we decided to try and take one thing off your plate and support a local small business at the same time. For $60 you will get three delicious meals from Dream Dinners to take home and enjoy with your family. Ten dollars from each order goes directly back to Manning! Your food will be ready for pickup on Tuesday, December 6th between 4-6pm at 12650 W. 64th Ave. Arvada. Place your order now!

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Parent Partnership- Meeting Minutes Here

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The Lakewood High School wrestling team will be running a camp for our youth team next week. Same time as preseason, 6p to 7:30p, on Tuesday and Thursday. This will be a great time for those ending soccer and football to get in and get warmed up before we start regular season on 11/15. No registration needed for the camp.

Golden High School Information Night- For parents and prospective 9th grade students Wednesday, November 9th from 4-6pm. Principals Presentation 4:15-5:15 in the auditorium.

GHS does not have shadow days. This evening is your opportunity to learn about GHS.

701 24th Street Golden, CO 80401 || 303-982-4200 Click for more information

Ralston Valley Preview Night- December 5th 6:30-8:30.

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 see below

Arvada West- Choice Enrollment Night for prospective students on Wednesday, November 16th from 5-7PM see below


QPR teaches people to:

  • -Recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis

  • -How to ask someone directly if they are feeling suicidal

  • -How to refer someone to help

  • Wednesday, November 30th 11:00-12:30 Click here for more information

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Join #TeamJeffco- Hiring Fair

Human Resources is pleased to invite you to a Hiring Event for open Para Educator and High Dosage Tutor positions. Wednesday, November 16th 5:00-8:00pm

Click here for more Information

Last year, this same event hired 34% of attendees into open positions!

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. November's pick -up is Wednesday, November 30th

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.