The Manning Monday Minute

August 29, 2022

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Principal's Message

Hello Manning Parents,

It was great seeing everyone at our Back to School Night last Thursday. Thanks to our PTA for organizing the night, including the Food Trucks!

Our students continue to impress all of us with their great attitudes and hard work. They are doing a great job!

*Please remind your children to "look both ways" when they are walking across our parking lot. Also, parents, please follow the rules, be patient and drive slowly through our parking lots.

*Thank you to our PTA for stocking the Staff Lounge at Manning with healthy snacks. What a great way to support our teachers and staff!

Thanks again for a great start to the school-year!

Mike Collins, Principal

Important Upcoming Dates!

  • PTA Restaurant Night- 08/29- 09/01/2022 See Flyer 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 - 09/22/2022- 8:30AM -9:30 in the library
  • Teacher Development- NO SCHOOL for KIDS- 09/23/2022
  • FALL FEST (Chili Cook off & Silent Auction) and Halloween Dance - 10/28/22 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Outdoor Lab for 6th graders- 11/29/2022- 12/02/2022
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PTA Happenings


Bring your appetite to Manning’s fundraising nights at Abrusci’s Fire & Vine this week (August 29, 30, 31, and September 1) from 11AM-9PM! The restaurant will donate 10% of money spent, dine in or carry out, back to Manning which will go toward improvements for our school. So come hungry and enjoy a night out with your family! Flyers are required to participate.

FALL FEST (Chili Cook off & Silent Auction)- We are bringing back a fan fave with a two-for-one night on Friday, October 28th. Parents can sample delicious chili while bidding on fun prizes at the chili cook-off and silent auction while the students get footloose during the Halloween Dance down the street! More details to come, but for now please mark your calendars and send a note to if you would like to help make these events a success.


Thank you to Eryn Grover for all her hard work setting up the amazing Food Trucks at last Thursday’s Back to School night!


Join The PTA | 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 can do more together!

Volunteer Opportunities | If you have an interest in volunteering, let us help you find the right fit. We are so excited to bring back several programs and events this year and we will definitely need extra hands. If you want to be extremely involved, great! If you’re more of a behind-the-scenes helper with inconsistent availability, no problem! We need each of you! Let us know what works for you here.

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

You can also connect with us via the Manning Facebook Group or ManningPTA for the most current offerings.

Explore the Arts and Express Yourself!!!

National PTA has a long-standing commitment to arts education. The Reflections program provides opportunities for recognition and access to the arts which boost student confidence and success in the arts and in life.

2022-2023 Reflections theme:
Show Your Voice!

Each year, over 300,000 students in Pre-K through Grade 12 create original works of art in response to a student-selected theme. This 50+ year-old program helps them explore their own thoughts, feelings and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence and find a love for learning that will help them become more successful in school and in life.

Students participate in the appropriate division for their grade: Primary (Pre-K - Grade 2), Intermediate (Grades 3-5), Middle School (Grades 6-8), High School (Grades 9-12), Special Artist (All grades welcome).*

Students submit their completed works of art in one or all of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts.

This year's PTA Flyer with contact information

Did someone say "Halloween Dance" ???

Yes! Save the Date! Friday October 28th 6-9pm.

While your parents are attending the PTA Fall Fest Chili Cook & Silent Auction at Applewood Golf Course, Manning students can get groovy at a Halloween Dance at school.

More Info to come.

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

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.