The Manning Monday Minute

August 22, 2022

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Principal's Message

Hello Manning Parents,

We have had a fantastic start to the school year! Our students are already demonstrating that they are hard working, respectful young adults. They are a joy to work with!

We are sending our parent newsletter out on Mondays this year - a change we made after receiving some feedback that Mondays might be better for parents instead of Fridays.

We've had meetings this week with each grade level to explain expectations and procedures for the school-year. Of course, our students were engaged and attentive in these meetings.

We are hoping to see all of you at Back to School Night next week. You will follow your child's schedule and then have time to socialize and visit food trucks! Details regarding this event are below.

Please follow our traffic protocols for drop-off and pick-up. Obviously, it's a challenge getting so many people through our parking lot, so please follow the rules, and be patient. Carpools are a great option. Please remember to pull all the way up in the car line. Also, please remind your kids to "look both ways" as they walk through the parking lot.

We had our first Fire Drill this week, and it went very well. Our students did a great job of following directions and staying quiet during the drill. We have emphasized the importance of safety at our school to all of our students. I reminded them to tell an adult if they ever see or hear anything that might be a safety concern.

Some reminders and changes:

Achievement - this is similar to a "study hall." Students with a failing grade in any class will have to attend Achievement, on Fridays in the LMC from 2:25 to 3:25 pm. Parents will be notified if their child is assigned to attend. Achievement will begin on Sept. 9.

Detention - this will be on Wednesdays from 3:30 to 4:30 pm in Mrs. Geer's or Mrs. Cahill's classroom. Parents will be notified if their child has to attend detention.

Access - this is from 2:55 to 3:25 pm Monday thru Thursday. Students will have time to finish school-work, visit another teacher's class for help, or read.

Thanks for a great first week and please don't hesitate to reach out if you need anything.

Mike Collins, Principal

Important Upcoming Dates!

  • Picture Day w / Lifetouch - 08/22/22 - During School
  • Back to School Night - 08/25/22 - 4:45pm - 8:00pm Link to Flyer More info below!
  • Math MAP testing- 08/31/2022- 09/07/2022
  • Labor Day NO SCHOOL!- 09/05/2022
  • First day of Hispanic Heritage Month- 09/15/2022
  • Lifetouch Picture Retakes- 09/21/2022
  • 1st PTA MEETING - 09/21/2022- 8:30AM -9:30 in the library
  • Teacher Development- NO SCHOOL for KIDS- 09/23/2022
  • Chili Cook off and Halloween Dance - 10/28/22 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Outdoor Lab, November 29th for all 6th graders!


Join us on Thursday, August 25th and walk through your students day at Manning. We ask that you promptly arrive at 4:45-4:55, to follow your student's schedule. Link to Schedule

You will meet teachers for a quick welcome and see what it's like to be a Manning Mustang.

All are welcome to attend and enjoy our Community together.

Food trucks and fun in the South field and Parking Lot from 6:30-8pm. Link to List of Food Trucks

Helpful Hint- Food trucks will be busy with all families coming out at the same time. To avoid the rush, feel free to have one parent or family member come out ahead of time and order food.

We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Manning Morning Entry Information

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

Doors Open for Students - 8:10am- Students do not need to stay in the cafeteria.

Tardy Song - Plays for 2 minutes each morning

Bell for First Period Rings - 8:25am

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PTA Happenings

We want to give a BIG THANK YOU to the PTA members who donated items for this month's Load the Lounge! The teachers and staff LOVE all of the goodies you provided them! 6th Grade families....Keep an eye out for next month's opportunity to donate to this special monthly event.

Please sign up for your PTA membership today! The PTA’s role is more important than ever in connecting parents, teachers and administrators, and supporting critical school needs. We want every family in our school to join PTA, because we can do more together than apart.

Don't forget to link your King Sooper's rewards to Manning PTA, as well as your Amazon Smile account! This is FREE MONEY for our school!

We are looking forward to seeing everyone at Back to School Night! Please stop by the PTA table to say hello!

Interested in a School lunch or Breakfast?

Meals are no longer free to all students during the 22-23 School Year and will be charged based on free, reduced and paid eligibilities. It is important and essential that families complete a free and reduced-price meal application if you believe you may qualify for meals.

For more information about completing an application, click here

Secondary Breakfast:$2.25

Secondary Lunch:$3.50

Adult Lunch:$4.25

Milk Only:$1.00

Meals can be paid for in person with cash , check online using School Café

Jeffco Food & Nutrition Service A la Carte Opt Out Form

Use this form to limit your child's purchases

Memo from Jeffco’s Health Services Team

We will no longer be posting school-level COVID-19 case numbers and we encourage parents and staff to refer to the CDC's COVID-19 Community Level tool to help determine personal prevention measures for themselves and their family. Should the CDC COVID-19 Community Level be raised to level RED, Jeffco Public Schools will continue to work with Jefferson County Public Health and CDPHE regarding any potential updates to our protocols and guidelines.

  • Positive Test = Isolate at home for 5 days; may return to school days 6-10 with masking strongly recommended.

  • Return to school only if fever free for 24 hours without taking fever-reducing medication, and if symptoms are improving.

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.

Join the Junior Farmers SPARK Dance Team!

Join the Junior Farmers Spark dance team for the 2022/23 Season!


We're so excited to kick-off the inaugural season of the SPARK Junior Farmers!!

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

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

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.