The Manning Weekly Update

October 10, 2022

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Hello Manning Parents,

Hello Manning Parents,

I hope everyone enjoyed the great weather this weekend!

We have Parent/Teacher conferences this week and we encourage all parents to attend. If you have any questions, or need anything, please reach out to the main office.

We had our Parent Partnership (Accountability) last week and covered some great topics like Sarah Maud's class working with NASA; our Unified Improvement Plan; and we reviewed the professional development that teachers participated in the previous Friday.

We are excited for the Fall Dance and the Chili Cookoff - 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.

Congratulations to both our Band and Orchestra students for their great performances last week! Many thanks to our Band and Orchestra teachers, Mr. Page and Ms. Montgomery.

**Reminder - We will not be holding "Achievement" over the next two weeks because of Parent/Teacher conferences and our Fall Break. Achievement will resume on Friday, Oct. 28.

Thanks for all your support!

Mike Collins, Principal

Mike Collins, Principal

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Silent Auction & Chili Cook-Off, October 28th! Ticket Price Goes Up after the 14th!

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We’re looking forward to a fun and festive evening! Get your tickets early!


Applewood Golf Course

6:00 - 8:15pm - Silent Auction

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

$15 ticket price, increasing to $20 after October 14h

Purchase Tickets HERE

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

Have a donation? Complete this Auction Donation Form before October 14th, 2022. 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.

We Need Tissues PLEASE!

The fall season is just starting and we are already out of tissues. Please consider picking up a few boxes for us on your next shopping trip. Any donation is appreciated!
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10/13 - Next PTA Meeting at 8:30am (In Manning LMC and Minutes can be found here! )

10/13 - Parent / Teacher Conferences - No Appt Needed from 4:00-7:00pm Click Here Detail

10/14- Deadline for Fall Fest Silent Auction donations & ticket price increase

10/14 - No School for Students

10/14 - Parent / Teacher Conferences 9:00 -2:00pm Click here for details

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

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PTA Happenings


October 13 | PTA Meeting this Thursday at 8:30AM in the library or via livestream

October 13 | Teacher Appreciation Dinner - sign-up to help!

October 14 | deadline for Fall Fest Silent Auction donations & ticket price increase

October 18 | Restaurant Night @ Texas Roadhouse

PTA News Meeting Minutes Here

Fall Fest deadlines this Friday

Donations for the silent auction close this week and ticket prices for the event increase to $20 after Friday (10/14) - purchase yours today! Please help your student contribute to their Access Class basket by submitting an item that fits within their theme by EOD this Thursday.

Reflections Art Competition | December 12 deadline

This year’s Reflections program theme is, Show Your Voice. Students can show their voice through dance, a short film, a poem or story, an original song, a photo or visual work of art. Check out the website for complete details and watch this video for more inspiration.

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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

October Parent / Teacher Conference - Click Here for conference information

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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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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Starbucks Invites Parents - Has your student asked to go to Starbucks after school on Friday? So have a lot of their schoolmates and Starbucks has graciously offered a free beverage and pastry to any parent that wants to come and volunteer as an extra adult on the premises. Identify yourself to the manager on duty and enjoy a complimentary mid day treat.

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

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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.