The Manning Weekly Update

October 17, 2022

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Hello Manning Parents,

We want to thank parents for participating in Parent/Teacher conferences last week. We also want to thank our PTA for providing such a great dinner spread for our staff members! Thanks to all the parents who pitched in to support our teachers.

Our PTA is working hard preparing for our Chili Cookoff on October 28 - we hope you will join us!

Special thanks to Hive Homes for signing on as a FallFest sponsor and the many families that have already donated an item to the Silent Auction. Mountain cabin getaways, handyman services, lift tickets, Haunted Halloween activities, Avalanche tickets, restaurant gift certificates and limo rides are just a few of the items we already have on the dockett. The excitement is building and we hope you’ve got it on your calendar! If you want to get in on the fun by sponsoring the event, you can learn more about opportunities here.

Just a reminder:

- For any children bringing medications (prescription or OTC) to Outdoor lab... It's not too early to get in your OELS medication agreement form and medication to the Clinic.

- Tutor Time begins at 7:50 am each morning and all students are welcome to come in and get extra help from a teacher.

- Please review the dress code with your child.

- Cell phones and Apple Watches need to be left in lockers and turned off.

- Our One Day Count came in at 670 students this year.

Thanks for all your support!

Mike Collins, Principal

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Tickets are available, but going fast!!


Applewood Golf Course

6:00 - 8:15pm - Silent Auction

6:00 - 8:30pm - Fall Fest/Chili Cook Off

Purchase Tickets HERE

* Chili Contest, Wine & Beer Pull, Silent Auction, Appetizers, and Cash Bar *

Have a donation? Complete this Auction Donation Form. Here is a list of some donation ideas.

Have an award winning Chili entry? Please sign up here.

Parents, we need your help with Access Class Donation Baskets! - A flyer was sent home with your student. Please be on the lookout for that, or read about them here!

Basket Themes

NEED MORE DETAILS? Please refer to our FAQ document or visit the PTA Website.

Should you have additional questions and/or would like to help out at one of these events, please reach out to

Halloween Dance Tickets are on sale!

Manning Student Halloween Dance
** Manning Students Only **
Manning School Gym
Friday, October 28th

5:45-6:15 Student drop off at Auditorium entrance
$20 ticket price, payable through Campus Parent Portal
DJ, Games, Chipotle Dinner, Costumes
Please check out our FAQ document for additional details.

Does your child need Immunizations?

Jefferson county is offering Low Cost Immunizations for children & Teens. parent or Legal Guardian must be present. Flu & Cocvid-19 vaccines available too!

Click here for dates and sites

Manning Needs You! as a Guest Teacher

We are in need of a few extra parents to be available to Guest Teach (substitute) at Manning. If you ever considered it, would like extra money and would like to be on the same schedule as your kids, please contact Erika Vassallo in the main office. Click here for more information

Its not too early to think of the 2023-2024 school year

Manning Prospective Family Tours
We will be offering tours of Manning for prospective families in November and December. 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

Manning Information Night for Incoming Families Wednesday, December 7th
5:30 - 6:30pm

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10/20 - 10/21 - Fall Break

10/24 - Spirit Week All Week

10/27 - Two Hour Delay Start

10/28 - Halloween Dance Click here for details

10/28- Lost & Found Pick up

10/28 - Fall Fest, Chili Cook Off & Silent Auction - Click here for details

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PTA Happenings


October 18 | Restaurant Night @ Texas Roadhouse

October 28 | Fall Fest

December 12 | Reflections Art Competition deadline

PTA News Meeting Minutes Here

Our Fall Fest team is feverishly putting the final touches on the event - uploading all of those amazing silent auction items and connecting with our Chili Cook-Off contestants! The event is sure to be one for the books, so don’t delay purchasing your event ticket. Many thanks to the families that donated an item to the Silent Auction as well as our Fall Fest Sponsor, Hive Homes. Bummed that you missed the donation window? Not to fret, you can still get in on the action by participating in the Beer & Wine pull. Simply bring your fav 6-pack or bottle of wine neatly tucked in a brown paper bag. Guests can then pay $15 to “pull” a surprise bag!

Teacher Appreciation Dinner | One big shout out to Sara Cassidy’s Staff Appreciation crew and all of the families who stepped up to provide our teachers with an amazing dinner during conferences last week. We love being able to show the teachers our appreciation for the dedication they have towards our kids.

Reflections Art Competition | The Reflections program deadline will be here before we know it. Connect with your child to see how they can get in on this year’s Show Your Voice theme. Categories include dance, short film, a poem or story, an original song, a photo or visual work of art. Visit the PTA website for all competition specifics. Deadline to submit is December 12th.

PTA Meeting | Thanks to all who attended our October PTA meeting in person and virtually last week. Engaged parents add to the kids' experience and we’re thankful to each of you. If you weren’t able to attend the meeting, take a peek at the link above and plan to join us for next month’s meeting on November 17th.

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Destination Imagination- Destination Imagination is an educational nonprofit that prepares children for a future that is rapidly evolving. DI does this through a project-based learning experience that applies the creative process across seven different Challenge types—Technical, Scientific, Engineering, Fine Arts, Improvisational, Service Learning, and Early Learning—allowing pre-K through university level students to acquire and practice the skills needed to thrive in school, future careers, and beyond. It is one of the Enrichment Opportunities listed and supported by Jeffco Schools’ Gifted and Talented Program, but DI is open to all students. Click Here for Info on Parent Informational Sessions Coming Up

Parent Partnership- Meeting Minutes Here

Spotlight on GT learners- Click Here

The Mental Health Department at Manning is interested in learning about the parent and guardian perceptions about the social-emotional experiences of our students. If you would like to participate- Click the link for this confidential survey

Sources of Strength at Manning - Click here for details

Manning Spirit Wear - On Sale now! Click here to view and purchase through Oct. 30th

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NASA's visit to STEAM 3 was a great success! The NASA team said our projects are of such a high quality that they would recommend that our students show their projects with the high school kids in the next round. Great Job Manning!

Manning SEACAMP trip

June 5th - 9th, 2023-

This trip is open to current 7th & 8th grade Manning Students (grade during the 2022-2023 school year and old enough to be fully vaccinated prior to the trip)

* Please Note: All participants are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (no exceptions)

Total costs are estimated to be between $1350-1550 per participant.

Click here for Flyer

Click here for Informational Presentation including Form to join the Interest/Priority List

Manning Clubs & Activities - Click Here to view all afterschool clubs, sports & activities Manning offers for the school year.

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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

The Wheat Ridge Farmers Girls Volleyball team is inviting 8th graders who may be interested in playing volleyball next year to be our free guest and come watch our last home game this upcoming Thursday, 10/13. Click here for more info

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. October's pick up will be Friday, October 28th.

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.