The Manning Weekly Update

January 23, 2023

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Hello Manning Parents,

Here is some news from Manning for you...

*I spoke to our students last Friday about some of the behavior that has been reported to me from Starbucks on Friday afternoons. I emphasized to our students that it's important that they are positive members of our community and show our neighbors their best. I am proud of the way our students work and behave at school - we want the community to see that same great behavior.

*Tomorrow, January 24th, is when Jeffco Schools will notify parents of their school choice application results. If you have any questions about choice enrollment, etc., please call the school.

*Our PTA met last Thursday and we want to once again thank all the members of our Manning PTA for their support. Ms. Kayla Bjorke reported out on her classroom activities, as well as Mrs. Cheri Cahill who reported out on an upcoming community service project. The next PTA meeting is scheduled for February 16 at 8:30 am in the Manning LMC.

*Our STEAM club, led by Mrs. Sarah Maud competed in a STEAM competition at the Colorado School of Mines last Friday....Way to go Mustangs!

*Our school recently purchased four additional cameras to provide an even safer environment at our school.

Thanks for your support!

Mike Collins, Principal

Future City Competition at School of Mines on 1/21/2023

Help us congratulate the three STEAM Club teams that competed in the Future City Competition at School of Mines on 1/21/2023. Although Manning did not win any placements today, a lot was learned. Everyone involved should be proud of their efforts. Students and teachers are already thinking of next year. A special thank you to the families of our STEAM students. Their support, participation and encouragement made the competition go smoothly. A special thank you to Sarah Maud and Kori Schwindt for leading the STEAM students . Well done!

SOS Signs of Suicide

There is a pilot program that’s happening at our school and throughout Jeffco Schools for Secondary students. Please click this link for more information.

Yearbook Club & Sports photos taken on 1/26

Lifetouch will be here to take professional photos of our club and sports members Thursday, January 26th starting at 1PM. Students in the various clubs and sports will be called to the cafeteria for photos. You can check out the Schedule here

Don't forget to order your 22/23 Yearbook here, deadline is 4/1/2023 Click here

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PTA News


February 8 | Skate City night & Restaurant Night at Homegrown Tap and Dough

February 16 | PTA Meeting

2023-24 Open Positions | The PTA community is currently looking to fill volunteer gigs for the 2023-24 school year. The options vary greatly and we’re certain we can help you find a good fit! If you are interested in hearing more about current offerings, or have a new idea to bring to the table, please send a note to

Homegrown Tap and Dough | February 8th | 11am-9pm

Tired of making dinner? Join us for Manning Restaurant Night at Homegrown Tap and Dough in Olde Town Arvada! Delicious pizza, salad and burgers.

FEBRUARY 8TH from 11AM to 9PM

5601 Olde Wadsworth Blvd
Arvada, CO

***Make sure to mention Manning when ordering.

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Golden Junior Baseball

Play ball with Golden Jr. Baseball!

Hurry and register -- Golden Junior Baseball Registration is now open for spring 2023! Kid pitch teams are being formed now for kids up to 14 years of age.

  • Practice: 1-2 practices per week
  • Games: 12-14 regular-season game held on weekdays
  • Season:
    -Indoor batting practice February-April
    -Regular Season: April-June
  • No tryouts for rec. level teams
Please visit for more information and register today!

Click here for more info

Sticky Fingers is looking for 3 more students to continue with a second session!

Beginning 1/27/23

"Join our 'COOL'inary Cooking Club with NEW recipes each week! Your young chef will have SO much fun discovering how easy and enjoyable it is to cook (and gobble-up!) tasty, healthy globally-inspired recipes! Our classes incorporate S.T.E.A.M., culture, language, geography, history and more. Your chef will explore exciting pairings, master culinary skills (that they can put to use in family kitchens!), and nourish their bodies and minds." Click here or scan to join

The Manning School Chess Club starts again 2/3

Calling all budding Kings and Queens to one of Colorado’s premier

chess programs! With new lessons for returning students, our creative

curriculum brings humor, stories, and "chessercizes" to help students

apply lessons on and off the board. Chess education has been shown

to help kids improve logic, math, and reading comprehension skills.

Students calculate options and evaluate consequences, learning to

overcome obstacles and practice visualization techniques to think

ahead. Whether playing in our scholastic tourneys or with family and

friends, kids love learning with PALS because we make chess FUN!

Click here to register

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Wheat Ridge Parks & Rec Middle School Night Hangouts!

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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. The next pick up is Friday, January 27th.

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.