The Manning Weekly Newsletter
November 16, 2018
'Tis the season to be thankful! I am so thankful for:
Having arguably the most polite and respectful students in any public school in Colorado
- How much each of our teachers cares about each one of our students
The relationships we’ve formed since the beginning of the school year
Our staff's commitment to serve and give beyond expectations
Our Manning families, who are partners in our educational endeavors
A building principal with a huge heart for kids, and who has a vision and continuously steers us in the right direction
The camaraderie and collaboration among our staff to make Manning such a positive place to learn and work
A front office crew who effortlessly handles incessant amounts of administrative tasks and keeps everything running smoothly
And many many more things
Indeed, there is a lot to be thankful for. Please enjoy a well-deserved vacation. We know these first three months of the school year puts a lot of stress on our families at home, too! Have a happy Thanksgiving!
David / Mr. Luongo
Reminder - JeffCo Has a Full Week off for Thanksgiving
A Student at Manning Has Been Diagnosed with Pertussis ~ Click the Button Below to Read the Full Notice of Information
Manning Musical Theater Students and Parents,
We are calling two extra rehearsals at Manning for 8th grade musical theater students and lead roles. With Thanksgiving break, we feel we need the extra rehearsal.
We will be rehearsing
Saturday, 11/17, from 1:00-2:30 p.m. & Wednesday, 11/28, from 2:30-3:30 p.m.
As a reminder our dress rehearsal is on Monday, Dec. 3 from 3:30-6:00 p.m. Students should bring a snack, water bottle and costume. Thank you for your flexibility and support!
Guest Mountaineer Brings a Novel to Life
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Hello Manning 6th Grade Families,
We wanted to provide you with some important reminders and dates regarding our 6th Grade Outdoor Lab. If you are participating in the King Soopers fundraiser, you have until March 23rd to use those cards to help contribute towards your student's $350 Outdoor Lab fee. After March 23rd, you will be responsible to pay any balance remaining by April 5th.
For those of you not participating in the King Soopers card fundraiser, the deadline to have the $350 fee paid is April 5th. If it would help you to make your payments in increments, please feel free to do so by contacting our financial secretary Jade Zentz at 303-982-6226. You can make payments over the phone with a credit card. You may also log onto Jeffco Connect and pay the $350 in full at any time.
Outdoor Lab Spirit Wear!
- Purchasing Spirit Wear: Spirit Wear is available at http://www.outdoorlabfoundation.org/shop. Families can also purchase items at the Foundation office, although they should call ahead as our hours vary:
3000 Youngfield St., Suite 167
Wheat Ridge, CO 80215
(Call ahead at (720) 403-8241)
- Hoodies $35
- T-shirts $16
- Ball caps $20
- Beanies $15
- Water bottles and Sunglasses are each $5.
- School Delivery Deadline: Families have until January 6, 2019 to place their Spirit Wear order if they’d like it shipped to the school. We deliver all “ship to school” orders the week before they are scheduled to attend Outdoor Lab.
Recess this week ranged from penguin slides down a hill to basketball in tee-shirts
7th Grade Field Trip in March
Students Make a Presentation about the Ancient Egyptian Civilization
Manning Ultimate Frisbee Ends Season on High Note
6th Graders Create Their Own "Bill Nye the Science Guy" Educational Videos
6th Graders Having a Whole Class in Depth Discussion about a Novel
Manning Yearbooks & 8th Grade Well Wishes Are on Sale Now
2018-19 Manning Yearbooks are on sale from fall until March 8, 2019.
Packages and A la Carte prices: click here
Purchase all yearbooks online at ybpay.lifetouch.com
Manning yearbook code is: 12208119
Yearbook Purchase Deadline: March 8, 2019.
8th grade Well Wishes: $10 (1/4 page advertisement)
Well Wishes Due Date: Feb 15, 2018
8th Grade Well Wishes
8th Grade well wishes is a $10 1/4 page advertisement add-on to the price of a yearbook. Be sure to submit a photograph and dedication to Lifetouch by February 15, 2019 in order to be included in the yearbook, follow the instructions below:
Your 8th Grade Well Wish must be submitted online at:
Community Image Upload Site Access Code: ALAZBC
1. Upload your Image. (Please only submit 1 image for your student) Images must be at least 300 dpi and only jpg or tiff images are accepted.
2. List your students name under the Keyword
3. Type your dedication under the description
4. Change category to 8th grade Well Wishes
5. Press Submit.
7th Grade Scientists Learn about Species Adaptation by running a simulation of peppered moths
Winter Performance Tickets Now Available
ELF THE MUSICAL JR!-tickets are $3
December 3, 2018-Dress rehearsal for Elf from 3:30-6:00
December 4, 2018-5:30 pm performance and 7:00 pm performance
WINTER CONCERT-tickets are $3
Dec. 11, 2018- 5:30 p.m. performance and 7:00 p.m. performance
Dec. 12, 2018- 7:00 p.m. performance
Tickets can be purchased from:
***Families are encouraged to only attend one performance so ALL families can watch their student perform***
7th/8th Grade Educational Trip to SEACAMP
If your student is interested in attending SEACAMP San Diego this year with our Manning trip the end of this school year from Monday, May 27th through Friday, May 31st, 2019, please let us know by completing our interest form ASAP (no later than Sunday, November 25th). For more information check out this flyer with a sample schedule of activities for the week.
Mandatory meetings for interested participants will be held on Tuesday, November 27th with one after school (3:40-4:25) and one later in the evening (6:00-6:45). This meeting will include getting paperwork and airline deposits to lock in our group airfare rate ($75, please bring a checkbook). We will update participants who have completed the interest form as the meeting date approaches.
6th Grade Field Trip to International Towne
6th Graders Return from Winter Break on Jan 8
PE Uniforms for 2nd Semester
A Message from the PTA
Congratulations to the winners of the Manning PTA Reflections contest!
Visual Arts Winners
1st place- The Strong Squad (Drawing- Colored Pencils) Adan Marquez, 7th grade
2nd place- Words Are Power (Drawing) Sophie Leo, 7th grade
3rd place- Parents Are Heroes (Watercolor) Lillian Young, 6th grade
1st place- To Let Go, Casey Hume, 7th grade
At Manning, we strive to live our core values every day.
- In guitar, Hayden forgot all of his supplies at home and he decided to be honest and go up to the front to tell Mr. Sawyer about it.
- Michaela Grimes had a pencil of mine and forgot to give it back so she gave it back to me and she gave it at the end of the day. Thank you Michaela
- Carly Brandes let her teacher know when she made a mistake and wanted to make sure that her assignment was graded accordingly. Thank you Carly for being brave and for asking for the correct grade. We appreciate your honesty.
- Luke Henry always is always on task.
- Leif Hansen goes in everyday to redo homework
- Alexa Lewis stayed after class ended to finish her test before going to lunch.
- Lily Velapoldi stayed after class ended to finish her test before going to lunch.
- Riley Kopser always tries to go above and beyond to make smart decisions. He tries to make sure everyone is included and happy :)
- Ms. Burg makes learning fun and give effort to help kids learn.
- Patricia Soto was always studying. During lunch while we were all playing uno, she pulled out her notes and started studying. She even printed out Science Concept Checks to study. She also decided to study all of recess.
- Carter Beckford helped me open my locker during a time.
- Mrs Putnam tries hard not only to be a good teacher but a good friend. Her classroom is very welcoming and she gives you a fist bump everyday when you come in. She makes her learning fun and tries her best to interest people however she can. She is funny and makes my least favorite subject my favorite subject. Thank you Mrs Putnam
- Keileigh Gorman is always such a good example to the school, and it so kind and generous to everyone she meets. I always catch giving me a smile in the hallway. She is so sweet and such a queen.
- When I couldn't hold my binder or open my locker when I broke my thumb, Elaina Roboff helped me carry my things and get to my classes
- Emerie Nauslar has been there for me and cheers me up when I need it. She is always a delighted to be around and has the biggest heart I know!
- Nora Bendl went into tutor time and worked hard to improve her grades.
- Jack Kent always works so hard. He puts 110% into all of his work and all of his friendships.
- Kaitlyn Mitchel does so well staying on task in class. She avoids distractions and prioritizes her learning. Way to go, Kaitlyn!
- I nominate Ella Schein because she always shows ellaness * ellaness is being happy and positive all the time no matter what happens* this is important because it helps motivate other people to do what they're supposed to do.
- LIsl Gidlund is the most kind, and caring, and genorous person I have ever met. She always tells me the math homework for the night. She is like my personal planner. She is so sweet and I love her so much.
- Natalia Hernandez and Abby Inglee exemplify what a language arts teacher really appreciates: students excited about the novel being read in class! They pose great questions about the novel, and give thoughtful answers during discussions. Thanks for the effort!
- Kit LeBlanc works hard to complete all of his classwork at a quality level. Nice job, Kit!
- Sidney Harris always gets her work done. I never have to remind her to be on task and I never have to reiterate my expectations of her.
- Charlie Gupta does a great job in math. I'm proud of the high standard he holds himself to; he is always doing quality work, even if it takes more patience.
- Ms. Claussen's 7th Period class is amazing. It is full with heart and intelligent people and my peers in the class that make me feel so welcome and always have my back when I'm mad or sad!! thanks
- Audrey Patton is really nice to everyone she knows.
- Every time I see Soli Fico, she is either smiling at me and saying hi or, she is just smiling in general.
- Addison Pung always make me smile, and she is always fun to be around
- Addison Helms volunteered to help put music stands away after class. She was very respectful in orchestra.
- Ms. Putnam has helped me get through all my science work.
- Mrs. Pouliot is a great role model for me and everyone else! She is always cheerful, fun, and friendly; furthermore, she always lights up my day with a smile or by saying "hi". She deals with situations calmly and without raising her voice. She likes me for the way I am and doesn't try to change me. I am able to joke around with her and be myself. Thank you Mrs. Pouliot!
- Chloe Haynes was really shy at first, but we invited her to sit with us one day. She has been really kind to me and she has been a really great friend. She always makes sure we are OK and she is kind to everyone.
- Ms. Claussen has a great class, and I always enjoy it. I have such a fun time, and she is so respectful.
- Mrs. Claussen is always so nice and shows us so much respect. Her 7th period word wonder class is such a fun class to be in.
- Jordan Aulik is always there for me to talk and she has always had my back. She can always make me smile even if I'm having a bad day. She is nice to everyone and I am very thankful for her.
- Mrs.Claussen always makes things so fun and joyful and ever sense the first day of school I new she was going to be my favorite.
- Jane Bendl is always respectful of other people. I should know, I have to share a room with her.
- Hudson Vallin-Serwinowski always stays late to clean up my classroom and stack chairs. Thanks, Hudson! I really appreciate your help!
- Layla Keys is always nice to me and my friends and she is always doing her best in classes. Layla also never leaves someone out.
- Ms. Agard's 3rd Period Class worked in the library on Thursday. They did a great job working at their own pace and prioritizing how they needed to spend their time.
- Ms.Agard helps everyone and supports them to do their best.
- Bernard Jakab invented a special handshake called the G-Lock and taught this handshake to a whole bunch of 7th graders. No one has been excluded from learning this handshake, and now there are a lot of 7th graders who know how to do the G-Lock. I think this has been a great way to make students at Manning feel included.
- Sammy Kruger, every day in science, is helping me stay on task and always has tape! Way to go Sammy!
- Audrey Sara is always smiling and when I'm not happy she cheers me up.
- Ms. Agard is everything on heart but mostly teamwork whenever she sees a problem in the class she talks to us as a team to help us fix the problem. Like at the beginning of the year we found a problem and she helped us come up with the classroom norms.
- When I bring a game in to play at our table during lunch, Beate Taylor, Laura Vessile, and Ally Ricktson are the only ones that help me clean up.
- Aevry Greene for helping Anna with crutches
- Everyone in Ms. McLeod's 7th Period is lively and it is a good end to my day.
- I had lost my homework and headphones and was sad the entire day until I got to ELA. Ember the Bearded Dragon in Mrs. Mcleod's Classroom was being cute as always, and he cheered me up.
- Ms.Agard is all of the HEART categories but she shows a lot of teamwork. For example at the beginning of the year we were having some problems so she helped us make our classroom norms
- I nominate Montana Joy because she is always really nice and helpful.
- As students were making a density column, Joslyn Gernat made sure all teammates were included. She made sure the people that didn't get a turn the first time, got a turn the next time. Great teamwork!
- Sophie Wong is always kind and respectful, and she helps to hold the door out to the temps almost everyday. She is never worried about being late, she just makes sure everyone gets to where they need to be. I think this qualifies for teamwork, because she works as a valuable student within the school to help out everybody on our behalf.
- Ms. Whitacre has all made me feel so at home at Manning. Even though I only have one class with her, she's always so supportive and amazing. She's always there and sweet. She's one of the kindest people in the staff here at Manning.
- Mr. Molinare did a great job coordinating International Towne! Thanks for making it such an awesome experience.
- Sydney Briggs for participating in the group presentation in 21st Century Skills. The group created a robot who handed out positive comments.