The Manning Weekly Update

Friday October 1, 2021

Manning Community,

It's been a great week here at Manning! As you know, we held our first class meetings this week with each grade level. My message to our students is they are doing a great job on a daily basis, with some reminders about a few behaviors that we would like to see modified, including recess and hallway behavior. Also, our school resource officer, Deputy Lewis, spoke to each class about the recent vandalism in our bathrooms. She reminded students that vandalism and graffiti is a crime and educated our student population about the consequences of these actions. Of course, we know that 99% of our students are doing what they need to be doing on a daily basis, and the 1% of the students that are not being good community members need to stop immediately.

A few clarifications as we head into a beautiful weekend:

1.) We are not taking the Healthy Kids Colorado Survey at Manning. This 100 question survey is an optional survey that some schools opt into each year. I did not opt Manning into this survey due to the importance of keeping our instructional time sacred.

2.) We haven't had a positive Covid case at Manning for over two weeks at this point! The last positive Covid case we had at Manning was the very beginning of the week of 9/13. This is good news! Continue to self-screen your child/children at home and eer on the side of caution. If your child is not feeling well, please keep them at home until they feel better. Also, we have multiple hand sanitizing bottles around the school, one in each classroom and throughout our hallways. Please remind your students to wash their hands throuroughly, use hand sanitizer when needed, and keep their masks over their nose and mouth.

3.) We are excited to host our first choral and instrumental music concerts here at Manning on October 13th and 14th (more info below as you click on the fall concerts tab). We will not be live streaming this in-person event, but their will be either an audio or video recording available once mastered.

4.) It is fall break next week. Just a reminder that students attend school next week, M-W, and are on fall break from 10/7-10/10, returning to school on Monday, 10/11.

I hope you have a fun filled and relaxing weekend!

Better Together,

Christian Ramaker

Important October Dates

  • Friday 10/1- October Attendance Count
  • Tuesday 10/5- Parent Teacher Conferences 4:30-7:30- In Person
  • Wednesday 10/6- Parent Teacher Conferences 4:30-7:30- ZOOM
  • Thursday 10/7 & Friday 10/8- No School for Students
  • Tuesday 10/12- Parent Partnership 5pm, Zoom
  • Wednesday 10/13- Fall Choir Concert 7pm
  • Thursday 10/14- Fall Instrumental Concert 7pm
  • Thursday 10/21- NJHS Induction Ceremony 7pm
  • Thursday 10/28- PTA October Meeting 8:30am at Manning
  • Thursday 10/28- Prospective Family Tours 4pm
FALL CONCERTS October 13th & 14th 7PM

Don't miss these special events!


We are Better Together

Do you know someone interested in touring Manning for 2022/23?

Manning is offering informational tours for enrollment next year. They start Thursday October 28th, and go every Thursday after until November 18th, 2021. Tours run from 4:00-4:30pm.

Manning will also have two parent information nights coming, December 1st and 2nd from 5:30pm - 7:00pm. So save the dates!

If you are interested in attending one of the tours, please RSVP at the link below!

For more information, please refer to our website at The Manning School, or feel free to email our enrollment secretary,

Art/Steam Club will not meet next week, Wednesday, Oct. 6, Due to Parent-Teacher Conferences.

CMAS - Student Performace Reports Pickup/Distribution


CMAS reports will be available to pick up from the main office during in-person parent/teacher conferences on October 5th from 4:30-7:30.

All CMAS reports not given out to parents on October 5th during conferences, will be given to your student during their ACCESS class the following week on Thursday, October 6th. Please make sure to check with your student about receiving their score report.

Thanks, and if you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to contact Ms. Yocum at or 303-982-8439

Manning loves Outdoor Recess

Just a reminder that we go outside everyday for recess and the weather is getting colder. Please have your student dress accordingly. Our Lost & Found is also collecting a large bunch of water bottles, lunch boxes and jackets. Have them check out the Lost & Found table in the lunchroom for missing items.

Please also support Manning by sending your student to school wearing a mask. We are distributing masks everyday, multiple times a day and our supplies are limited. We are Better Together.

SeaCamp San Diego, June 6-10, 2022

SEACAMP San Diego is a marine science camp offering a range of programs to our students. The programs combine hands-on labs and workshops with interactive field activities. SEACAMP San Diego covers a wide variety of subjects including marine ecology, physical oceanography, and marine biology, ranging from the largest marine mammals to the smallest plankton.

Please check out this informational presentation. It also includes access to the form to join the Interest/Priority List for the 2022 Manning Trip

Manning 2022 SEACAMP Flyer

This trip is open to current 7th & 8th grade Manning Students, grade during the 2021-2022 school year and old enough to be fully vaccinated prior to the trip. Covid vaccination is required, no exceptions.

The trip will be from June 6th (Monday EARLY bus departure to DIA from Manning) through June 10th (Friday night return to Manning).

Total costs are estimated to be between $1160-1460 per participant.

Mr. J. Fulton (he, him)

8th Grade Science Teacher

The Manning School of Academics and Arts

GT Family Book Study Groups

Jeffco’s GT Social Emotional Learning Counselors (GT SELCS) will be holding monthly Parent/Family Book Study Groups for the 2021-22 school year. These groups provide opportunities for families to learn about their GT child(ren) and connect with other parents/families who understand the unique joys and challenges of raising GT kids. Contact - Cheryl Pendleton

Interested in 8th Grade Boys Basketball?

What: Lakewood Boys Basketball

When: Tryouts October 10th, Time-2:30pm to 4:30pm

Where: Lakewood High School, Daryl Johnson coach

Masks are required.

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.